Dario Knez

Dario Knez, DBA (c)

A colleague of Dario Knez (BTh, MSc IT, MBA, DBA (c)) playfully introduced him as: Alternative – Academic – Artistic – Administrator – not knowing how close this portrayal is to his desired positioning between the world of theory and practice.

Education

  • 2022-08 — DBA (c) – Doctor of Business Administration (période préparatoire), Institut Pour L’Expertise, France,
    www.ppa.fr/

  • 2008 — 2012 MBA – Master of Business Administration, Robert Kennedy College Zurich in partnership with University of Wales, rkc.swiss/

  • 2004 — 2008 BA in Theology, Bhaktivedanta College in partnership with University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, University of Wales, www.uwtsd.ac.uk/

  • 1997 — 2002 MSc Computer Science and Economics, Faculty of organization and informatics Varaždin, University of Zagreb, Croatia, www.foi.unizg.hr/en

  • 1994 — 1997 Diploma in Informatics (ICT), Data research (VI/II), Faculty of organization and informatics Varaždin, University of Zagreb, Croatia, www.foi.unizg.hr/en

Teaching

  • 2017 — present annual online 8-week Alfred Ford School of Management MBA Strategic Management module (9

  • Bhakti Sastri campus – 2-week Karma yoga – Bhagavad Gita Chapters 1-6 (2013, 2019, 2020)

  • 2012 — 2013 6-month campus Bhaktivedanta College Bhaktivaibhava Canto 1

  • 2010 — present annual online 6-week Bhaktivedanta College Bhakti Sastri – Karma yoga – Bhagavad Gita Chapters 1-6

Professional experience

2017 – Dean of Students, Alfred Ford School of Management, Durbuy, Belgium

Alfred Ford School of Management, Durbuy, Belgium • aford.be/

  • assisting students in various areas; from the initial contact, formal recruitment, monitoring quality of the students’ experience, when challenged – encouraging and supporting students, teaching (if possible), and developing/coordinating the alumnus network.

2010 — 2017 Director of Online Learning at Bhaktivedanta College, Durbuy, Belgium

Bhaktivedanta College, Durbuy, Belgium • bhaktivedantacollege.com/

  • Initiating project, preparing, launching, developing, and growing all aspects of Bhaktivedanta College online educational presence • supervises and envisions online planning, development, delivery and communications within Bhaktivedanta College • manages and represents distance and blended learning initiatives at Bhaktivedanta College • collaborates to develop new online programs for students and working professionals (BCOC.bhaktivedantacollege.com).

2009 — 2017 Executive Director for a new business degree (later known as Alfred Ford School of Management)

Bhaktivedanta College, Durbuy, Belgium • bhaktivedantacollege.com/

  • In 2009 Dario wrote an Initial paper on a new degree in business • the initiative was launched in May 2017 with its first intake of MBA students • The school is named Alfred Ford School of Management (AFSM – aford.be/) • together with a few experts Dario was instrumental in developing curricula, organizing faculty members and setting up strategic planning.

2007 — 2011 Fundraising and Promotion Manager

Bhaktivedanta College, Durbuy, Belgium • bhaktivedantacollege.com/

  • Rising the funds for Bhaktivedanta College’s operation and upcoming new buildings  • define and overview the execution of the promotion strategy through different means • establish a yearly budget, follow up of the budget • overview accounting and cash register • approve invoices • supervising and managing human resource processes; giving feedback to related staff members, searching for new staff members • arrange, prepare, and take part in in-house programs, preaching events, and benefits dinners.

2002 — 2004 FINA, Financial Agency, Zagreb, Croatia

Financial Agency, Zagreb, Croatia • www.fina.hr/en/homepage

  • member of IBM Data Base and Oracle Data Warehousing Teams.

Voluntary work

2007 — 2008 Corresponding Secretary for the GBC Worldwide,

ISKCON, Mayapur, India • gbc.iskcon.org/

  • non-objection procedure – nomination • financial reports: collection, processing and reporting • GBC proposals procedures • agenda • committees • organizing GBC conferences • monitor GBC  internet broadcastings.

2004 — 2015 Secretary for the Euro-RGB (Euro GBC)

ISKCON, Radhadesh, Belgium • www.facebook.com/EuroRGB/

  • Assisting Euro RGB and Euro RGB EC in running annual meetings  • collecting and managing annual budget • organising Annual Leadership meetings (ELM).

Training and professional development

  • Ethical Business (5 weeks online)

  • Bhaktivedanta College Bhakti Sastri Radhadesh 2004 (high honours)

  • Bhaktivedanta College Bhaktivaibhava 2005-2007 – VTE Srimad Bhagavatam study Cantos 1-2-3

  • Bhakti Sastri Teacher Training (Ministerial training) (24 hours)

  • Communications (21 hours)

  • Congregational Development Course (15 hours)

  • Counselling and Life Skills (36 hours)

  • Indiana Business School, Fundraising seminar with Josef Lauber (30 hours)

  • Interfaith (21 hours)

  • Leadership and Management (36 hours)

  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution (21 hours)

  • Meeting skills (21 hours)

  • Pastoral care (21 hours)

  • Teacher Training, Level I & II (72 hours)