Lecturer profile

Mgr. Romana Žihlavníková

Centre for International Programmes

Romana focuses mainly on the methodology of teaching through experiential pedagogy. She has been involved in the establishment and development of teaching in commercial courses of crisis intervention kurzki.cz, skills courses in experiential tutoring, first aid, etc. In total, she has trained more than 15,000 participants in hundreds of well-known companies.

Romana Zihlavniková’s academic work focuses on modern approaches of neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and behavioral ecology, and she’s also worked in the private sector as a management coach. At NEWTON, she teaches a course on the Basics of Social Psychology for Managers.

What is the most interesting thing you are working on at the moment? 

The most interesting part of my life is that I’m finally able to play all day long! I love to build new seminars, conjure new projects into being, and play with new people in order to build and improve. 

What is your favourite part of your role at NEWTON?

Same answer! To play with ideas, combining them with the most modern knowledge, and best methods for experiential learning, so that I can learn and improve my seminars and lectures.

What does your research focus on right now?

My research is currently focused on cooperation and reputation — how it affects behaviour, effort, and transgressions.

Tell us one interesting thing about yourself.

In my free time I love to do classic introverted stuff — reading books, googling new things about topics I love, endurance sports, and making things up from scratch.