By providing an examination of culture and its implications, we get more clarity about our personal and collective identity and related constructs as identification, integration and knowledge and develop the cultural intelligence. We sence how people experience and engage cultural difference from continuum which extends from ethnocentrism, through ethnorelativism, the experience of one’s own and other cultures as “relative to context.“ to the cosmopolitanism.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based, inclusive and actionable approach towards large system change and development. Appreciative Inquiry works on the premise that every organic system has some inherent generative forces, which when amplified, unleash positive energy and enable collective commitment.
The growth increases through integration and balance, so we look for certain balance between the development and integrity and promote a conscious, harmonious and steadily developing in the space of our system. The integral approach is inclusive or holistic rather than exclusivist or reductive, and it values and integrates multiple explanations and methodologies.
In this course we will also focus on:
- Appreciative Inquiry
- integral theory
- Intercultural competence
- emotional intelligence (EQ)
The powerful package for leading systemic generative change in organizations and communities is the combination of Systemic, Appreciative and integral approaches. EQ and spiritual intelligence principles are proven to enhance both relationships and awareness in positive community change while Wellness involves techniques of mindfulness in looking at one’s overall inner picture and areas of potential change.
The integral approach and AQAL model incorporates four major dimensions of human activity: effectiveness, efficiency, people wellbeing and culture combined with the levels of human and organisational development. It is a grand synthesis that provides an Integral Map that enables you to gain a more comprehensive understanding of any issue, using an Integral Approach helps you to facilitate better self awareness.
The program is designed to provide participants with leading-edge tools:
- Motivating intervention strategies for resilient and more productive workplaces and lifestyle.
- Developing a more positive perspective
- Reflect upon your actions and prepare new actions.
Who should attend the course
Designed for individuals, groups and organizations who are interested in team-building activities or individuals who want to increase their toolbox and awareness skill-set. It is also designed for staff members of any public or private organisations active in the field of education, training and youth, or active in the labour market, more specifically for: managers, coaches, psychologists, social workers, counsellors and Organisational Development professionals specialised in HR development, career management and other related fields.
In April Our program takes place in Athens, a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato‘s Academy and Aristotle‘s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy,largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece.
In October our program takes place in the Island of Crete, one of the most exotic destinations of the Aegean Sea in Greece. The workshop and the accommodation is at the unique 4-star village resort of Porto Platanias in Chania that provides you with safe and luxurious accommodations.
It is the perfect place to combine personal growth with holidays. This Mediterranean destination embraces both sea and charming nature. Porto Platanias Village is located within walking distance from the beach and the village of Platanias. Local taverns, Greek eateries, and arts shops draw people from all around the world and contribute to the vibrant feeling of the Cretan summer, still offering 30°C (86°F) daytime temperatures and 25°C (77°F) warm sea to enjoy in September.
For more information on the venue, visit: http://www.portoplataniasvillage.gr
Closest international airports: Chania (24 km); Heraklion (165 km).
Erasmus + If you are a legal entity (profit organization, NGO, University, scientific or cultural institution) and you want to apply for the Erasmus+ funding please read the information below:
interkultura and our partner Fractality are course providers registered with the European Commission. If participants want to make use of the Erasmus+ programme of the EU, they don’t have to pre-pay the workshop fee as long as the result of the grant application is pending. Participants need to complete this application and return it to Fractality.
When the application for Erasmus+ has been successful, participants should pre-pay the workshop fee(s) to Fractality.
In the event that the application to Erasmus+ has been unsuccessful, participants have to inform us immediately, to either cancel participation in the workshop or offer to pay the workshop fee without EU financial support.
Questions or concerns? Please contact us.
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All learning solutions are designed according to who we are training. Some participants need assistance with the new work culture, some prefer help with how to overcome mental challenges, others need to learn how to work in an international team. The finial program depends on earlier collaborative consultations and our training needs assessment results. Bellow possible training proposal.