Our Coordination Center
Our Coordination Center is the international office of PEN Worldwide. Our team pilots the worldwide network and ensures the promotion and harmonization of the concept's educational practices in schools, universities and training centres around the world. The Coordination Center provides the first point of contact for everyone who is interested to open a Practice Enterprise, join the international network, create a project consortium or who has any enquiries about our international membership. Our team is open and available to provide information and answer any questions you may have about the dynamic Practice Enterprise concept.
Meet Our Contact Team
Scott Mitchell is our Executive Director. Scott is from Canada and is fluent in English and French. Before becoming the Director of PEN Worldwide, Scott was President of the Canadian Practice Enterprise Network. Scott has many years’ experience in the field of vocational skills training for companies, job seekers and students.
Laima Bartkenaite is our Operations Coordinator, providing administrative and operational support to our network as well as supporting with project and marketing activities. Laima is from Lithuania and successfully graduated with a Master in Business Administration & Economics in Germany. She fluently speaks Lithuanian, English and German.
Svenja Zenz is our Head of Marketing & International Development Manager. Svenja is from Germany and has worked in New Zealand and Australia. Besides new member development and outreach, she also is responsible for our print and digital marketing. Svenja is happy to assist in English, German, Spanish or French.
Victoria Hädler is our Engagement & Events Coordinator. Vicky is from the Czech Republic and has spent time studying in Malaysia and China. She enjoys traveling and handles project coordination and member communications. She is a true language affectionate speaking English, Czech, German, Chinese, French and Spanish.
Our Managing Committee
Our Managing Committee is our oversite board, comprised of Central Office Managers, that change each year on a rotational basis. The Managing Committee helps to guide the key activities relevant to the current and future direction of our network and concept. The Managing Comittee offers key insight to improve the quality of our network and to strengthen the interaction and connection between our international partners. The association has Members Meetings that take place twice a year in different member countries, coordinated by the Managing Committee. The committee also is responsible for representing the association on a legal basis and for calling and planning the Members Meetings.
Our National Office Managers
Our Members are located around the world in countries that have a national network of Practice Enterprises. In the Practice Enterprise world, our national members are also called the national Central Offices. These Central Offices provide all essential macro-economic functions and support operations which are expected to be available to the business world to create a complete economic simulation for Practice Enterprises in their country. Our member networks are either a national government department, a national non-profit association or foundation, or based in a school in their country.