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April 24th – 25th 2024, Zlín


Registration and deadlines

Practical Information


Wednesday 24th April

Thursday 25th April

Time Programme Time Programme
9.00 – 9.30 Registration of participants 9.00–10.40 Plenary session (invited speakers)
9.30 – 9.35 Opening of the conference 10.40–11.00 Poster section
9.35 – 12.00 Plenary session
(invited speakers)
11.00–11.30 Coffee break
12.00 – 13.00 Break, lunch 11.30–13.30 Plenary session
(participants’ papers)
13.00 – 15.00 Plenary session)(participants’ papers) 13.30–14.00 Closing of the conference and announcement of the results of the student competition
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 17.10 Plenary session (participants’ papers)
17.15 – 18.00 Discussion of possible publication outputs of the conference
19.00 – 23.00 Social evening

The detailed program of the conference is available at this link.

The conference language is Czech, Slovak and English. Additional comprehensive details regarding individual contributions can be accessed through the compilation of abstracts available via this hyperlink.

Invited contributions


Healthy company

František Hroník

František Hroník is a psychologist who has worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in hospitals and as a contractual partner of health insurance companies. For the last 20 years he has been working exclusively in organizational practice. He founded the consulting and training company Motiv P, which operates in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He has written several books on the selection, evaluation and development of employees. His main focus is on management development. He is a lecturer at the MBA programme. In his latest publication, Čtyři směry business myšlení (Four Directions of Business Thinking), he responds to the post-covid situation.

Psychodiagnostics and artificial intelligence: benefits and risks

PhDr. Eva Höschlová, Ph.D.

Eva Höschlová is a member of the board of the Czech Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, and in addition to international and Czech research, she is dedicated to the application of psychology in various business spheres. She is a senior consultant at QED GROUP and has been teaching at the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities for more than 10 years, including Psychodiagnostics and Psychometrics, Methods of Occupational Psychology and Economic Psychology.


Fostering Psychological Safety: Unveiling the Impact of Destructive Leadership in Organizations

Kimberley Breevaar, Ph.D.

Kimberley Breevaart received her master degree and PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. After serving as an assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, she returned to Erasmus University where she became an associate professor of Leadership and Employee Wellbeing. She has 15 years of experience in academia, studying the interplay between leadership, employee well-being, and organizational performance, shedding light on strategies to create healthier and more productive work environments. In 2022, she published The Barriers Model of Abusive Supervision, which explains why it is so difficult to confront a destructive leader (see also http://tinyurl.com/barriersmodel). She is currently editing an academic book on destructive leadership and writing a management book on the same topic.



Interpersonal schemata in leader-follower interaction

Konstantinos Kafetsios

Konstantinos Kafetsios is an Extraordinary Professor at Palacký University in Olomouc and a faculty member at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has held academic positions in the UK and Greece, focusing on emotion in interpersonal and social interaction, hierarchical relationships at work, and social relationships across cultures. Kafetsios has published over 100 publications in international peer-refereed journals, held editorial roles for various journals, and served as an ad hoc reviewer for over 60 international peer-refereed journals. He is a full member of the International Society for Research on Emotion, the International Association for Relationships Research, and the European Association of Social Psychology.

The impact of robotics on employee mental health

MUDr. Jana Murza

Jana Murza studied psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague. She holds an international certificate in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. She has worked as a psychiatrist, lecturer, project manager and director of the HR division of a retail company. She is currently working on prevention and mental health care in organizations. She is co-founder of COLLO and author of TO JE ONO! Praktická psychologie pro manažery (THIS IS IT! Practical Psychology for Managers). At the Centre for Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Medicine of the National Institute of Occupational Health, she is involved in the project “The effects of robotization on the mental health of employees”.



Conference participants have the opportunity to attend workshops held by the sister conference Bata’s Legacy to the World free of charge. This conference takes place on the same dates and at the same location as the Psychology of Work and Organization conference. It is agreed that participants of both conferences are free to attend the different parts of the programmes according to their interests.  More information about the programme of the conference Bata’s Legacy to the World can be found here: https://batuvodkazsvetu.cz/#program.

The Bata’s Legacy to the World Conference is held every five years, and in 2024, it will focus on the theme of The Power of Human Potential and Technology. The individual workshops at this conference focus on the following topics: 

  • THE PRODUCTIVE SELF: Strategies for Effective Work  
  • INSPIRE YOURSELF WITH BATH: The Bata philosophy and its application to personal and professional life 
  • FULFILLING MOTIVATORS: The key to satisfaction and productivity 

Thematic fields of the conference

  • Diagnostic and analytical procedures in work, organisational and transport psychology.  
  • Interventions and rehabilitation in work, organisational and transport psychology.  
  • Forensic and penitentiary psychology, psychology in security forces. 
  • Mental health at work, wellbeing, work-life balance, cognitive ergonomics.  
  • Leadership and working with human potential in organisations, talent management, and knowledge sharing.  
  • Group and work team dynamics. 
  • People and technology, the impact of information and communication technologies on working with people.  
  • DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) and its management.  
  • Sustainability, social responsibility and ESG.  
  • Psychological aspects of current forms of work (staff leasing, mobile work, portfolio work, employment via online platforms, …).  

Programme and organisational committee of the conference

  • doc. PhDr. Ing. Aleš Gregar, CSc. 
  • doc. Ing. Jana Matošková, Ph.D. 
  • Ing. Lucie Tomancová, Ph.D. 
  • Ing. Martin Horák, Ph.D. 
  • Ing. Petra Benyahya, Ph.D. 
  • Ing. Lenka Smékalová, Ph.D.
  • Simona Pekařová 
  • Eliška Samsonková 
  • Ing. Eliška Hradilová 

Permanent committee of the conference

  • doc. PhDr. Ing. Aleš Gregar CSc., Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín – chairman
  • PhDr. Martin Seitl, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc
  • prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sollár, Ph.D., Department of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra
  • doc. Mgr. Elena Lisá, Ph.D., Institute of Applied psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava
  • doc. Ing. Mgr. Jozef Bavolár, Ph.D, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
  • Mgr. Bc. Ivana Šípová PhD., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • doc. Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, Ph.D., Department of Corporate Economy, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Mgr. Denisa Fedáková, Ph.D., Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS, Košice

The permanent committee of the Conference of Work and Organisational Psychology, consisting of one representative of each workplace, has been established since the 19th year of the conference based on the agreement of the co-organisers. The post of the chairman of the permanent committee is always held by that permanent committee member, whose workplace is the main organiser for that year. At the moment, it works in the arrangement mentioned above.