About Bled and the IEDC

IEDC LogoSlovenia is a colourful country with a well-preserved natural environment. In spite of its geographically small size, it is a convergence point of different landscapes — Alpine and Mediterranean, Pannonian and Dinaric — each of which has its own characteristics and unique features. At the heart of Europe, between Austria to the north, Italy to the west, Hungary to the east and Croatia to the south, Slovenia has always been a crossroads of trans-European routes. You will surely be surprised by many of its special attractions. IEDC-Bled School of Management is located in idyllic and tranquil Bled, which has been described as the kind of place that can still astonish even the most spoiled and satiated cosmopolitan. The beautifully sited and designed campus overlooks breathtaking scenes of the Alpine lake Bled. Yet, it is only 30 minutes from the airport and 50 minutes from Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.

Bled, a town with over thousand years of history was already famous at the beginning of the 20th century as the most beautiful health spa of the then Austrian empire and attracted the European aristocratic elite. Cosmopolitan seekers of diversity and beauty, of relaxation and inspiration, tranquility and the outdoors will find here a multitude of opportunities. The image of Bled with the castle, the lake and the island in the middle of the lake, are sights that made Bled known all over the world. With its natural beauty, points of historical interest and an advantageous geographical location south of the Alps, Bled is an ideal place for learning and reflection.

As a ‘creative environment for creative leadership’ IEDC-Bled School of Management is a visionary institution in the realm of Arts and Leadership Development and Practice. The Centre for Arts and Leadership Development and Research is dedicated to dynamic, innovative, challenging and provocative projects of experiential leadership exploration. Through music, visual art, film and performance contemporary and future leaders plumb the depths of leadership practices to develop creative, aesthetic, and holistic approaches to responsible leading. Research activities explore the arts in action, as vital and dynamic aspects of social life with real relevance in everyday life and leadership


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