Tanja Angleitner Sagadin is based in Maribor, Slovenia. She has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in incoming, marketing, promotion, tour management and education.
She has been director of the Vocational college of hospitality and tourism Maribor since May 2019. Prior to this, Tanja has worked for several training organizations in Europe since 2002 as a facilitator, coach and course developer, deliver corporate trainings in the Balkan region, Italy, Central Europe and Scandinavia, in the areas of Sales, Leadership, Negotiation and Soft skills. Having been raised bilingually, Slovene and German, Tanja is also fluent in 6 other languages: English, Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Spanish and Dutch. Due to her language skills and 11 years of living, studying and working in six countries on two continents, she is very experienced in working in different cultural and language environments, as well as interpreting and analysing.
Tanja has a PhD in Comparative literature (American studies) and Cultural Anthropology from Karl Franz University Graz (Austria) and a post-graduate specialist degree in Management from the University of Primorska (Slovenia). After graduating, she carried out her internship in incoming, marketing and sales of an UK based tour operator. She later on moved to a smaller bank in Slovenia, where she was the Director of Public relations. After spending a few years in the banking industry, in 2008 Tanja returned to education and training. During the last decade, she dedicated most of her endeavours to tertiary education, having worked as university lecturer, head of international relations and event manager. Her activites included international accreditations, quality control, and accreditations of study programmes in Slovenia and abroad. She has been working on comparission of study programmes in various countries, preparing short reports and analyses as well as carrying out international evaluations of short-cycle study programmes.
For the last 5 years, she has been actively involved in European projects, focusing on student skills and competencies, vocational education, connectivity to the world of work, mentoring and international standards.
In addition to being director of VCHT Maribor, she is also a teacher of English as a foreign language, Business communication and Project management.