Milda has 18 years of experience in HR management acquired during various stages of an organisation’s development and economic cycles—ranging from implementation of processes in several countries, to roles in top management teams and senior HR positions.
When Milda was leading the HR division of Swedbank, the bank was one of the first to introduce a mental health policy in Lithuania. It started to develop systemic solutions and became a leading organisation in the implementation of mental health support measures.
Milda is particularly interested in organizational development, leadership, and organisational culture areas. She holds Practitioner Certificate in Consulting and Change from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London. She is a lecturer and supervisor for a postgraduate studies programme run by Vilnius University and consults in Lithuania and abroad.
Dovydas has 20 years experience in the design of training and skills development products and services for companies and non-profit organisations.
Throughout the process of developing each idea, he spent many hours in discussion with clients to identify their needs and understand the best ways to provide the added-value to meet their needs.
Development of services often led on to the establishment of service organisations, giving Dovydas more than ten years of experience in leadership and strategic planning.
With his partners, Dovydas developed and sold a personal business, contributed to the renewal of the Lithuanian Red Cross, worked on the Board of Youth support line Jaunimo linija for 8 years and is currently one of this organisation’s shareholders.
Karilė’s experience encompasses thousands of hours of training of organisations in the private and public sectors. She has participated in the drafting of national mental health programmes, consulting with public authorities and politicians in the area of mental health policy. In addition, she has contributed articles to national news portals and made commentaries on TV and radio programmes.
Karilė knows everything there is to know about the way the mental health support system works in Lithuania. With 15 years of expertise in mental health policy forums of the European Union and Lithuania, Karilė also knows how much Lithuanian organisations would benefit from the know-how of Western countries developed in recent decades. She is the author of the publication ‘Mental Health at Work’ and numerous other publications.
We know how to promote mental health at work
We know that organisations play an important part in our lives. We know that they can significantly contribute to better mental health. We know that thriving employees build sustainable organisations.
We want to offer solutions in the area where, with outdated notions fading, opportunities and unexplored paths are opening. We are at Gijos because we want to implement ideas which would work for everybody throughout an organisation – from its workers to management to investors.