What is your ministry?
I am a medical doctor and an assistant professor at the Medical University of Sofia.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I would like to develop the skills needed to organize the most effective and efficient events and to overcome any challenges. I want to develop a professional, evidence-based approach to event planning, with a particular emphasis on: defining and algorithmizing the most appropriate steps needed to be taken in complex event planning situations; creating an event structure, ideally with a hierarchy that would prioritize between different event aspects; anticipating and preventing problems that may arise at different times during an event; creating a well-structured and effective participant follow-up strategy after a big event without being overwhelmed.
What is your leadership role?
I am currently part of the leadership team of the Bulgarian branch of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA). I am currently in a leadership position regarding PRIME International (an international network of Christian professional healthcare educators) initiatives in Bulgaria. I am in a leadership position in my church regarding medical matters. As part of my teaching responsibilities at the Medical University of Sofia, every week I organize and lead educational seminars for students of medicine and dental medicine. I have been doing so for around two years now. As part of my research responsibilities at the Medical University of Sofia, and in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, I often take part in leadership teams and provide research leadership, where needed.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
As part of my leadership roles in ICMDA, PRIME, teaching, and research, it is advisable or required that I (alone or with a team) organize and lead different Christian or secular events. I also have the long-term goal of organizing a Christian apologetics event. Despite my previous experience, I still feel anxious about many aspects of event planning.