Appreciative Integral Leadership

Using appreciative leadership, intercultural and  integrative tools

Course description

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.


The programme is flexible and will be tailored to the experience and requirements of the participants.


  • Opening and introduction
  • Opening Round –
  • Getting to know each other
  • Expectations Round
  • Setting up the Agenda

Break (20 min)


Appreciative Inquiry (A.I.)

  • Introduction and Overview of Appreciative Inquiry (A.I.)
  • Principles of Understanding and Practicing
  • 4D model – Discovery process

Lunch Break 13.00-14.30


Intercultural Competence –

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes,

Theory and preparation for practice
Reflective Sharing Round
Closing of the day

Local Evening – welcome reception


  • Check in Opening Round
  • Warming Up Exercises
  • Plenary session – Sharing and processing round


  • 2D Envisioning Process
  • Cultivating a generative approach- Workouts

Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:30


  • 3D Design – Appreciative action planning
  • Practicing ‘Appreciative Conversations’- Workouts


  • Workouts
  • Formulation of working groups and Journaling


  • Morning Check in Opening Round
  • Flow movement exercises
  • Sharing and processing round for the whole group
  • Practicing ‘Appreciative Conversations’- Workouts


  • Developmental model I ( Ken Wilber & Robert Kegan)
  • Workouts II

Lunch Break


  • Developmental model II
  • Circling


  • Processing round for the whole group
  • Sharing


  • Morning Check in Opening Round
  • Mindfulness Exercises (part 1)
  • 4D Destiny/Delivery


  • Fishbowl process
  • Circling & Flow process

Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:30


  • Open space technology
  • Co-creating your AIL intervention

Excursion – Outdoor activity

  • Co-learning from nature and  other resilient environments
  • Reflections
  • Evaluations
  • Closing


  • Morning Check in Opening Round
  • Case supervision
  • Collective Mind Map Making visible our thinking

Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:30

AFTERNOON SESSION 14:30 – 17:30 (3,5 hrs)

    • Afternoon Check in Opening Round
    • Pro-action Cafe
    • Practical implementation
    • Sharing and processing round for the whole group

Duration:  6 days

Dates & Location:
03 – 08 October 2023                                         Crete, Greece

Designed for participants/groups

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.


Dr. Markos Perrakis is a leadership development & process facilitator, psychologist, speaker, consultant and trainer of individuals and teams, founder and Managing Director of the EU Adult training & Counseling Provider Fractality. He designs and implements EU projects in the fields of leadership development and strategic planning, and uses eclectic appreciative approaches in the public and private sector in order to promote effective communication, individual and collective process development. He specializes in coaching, supervision, human capital development, training and assessments. He holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Styles and their efficiency in organisations with publications in the fields of organizational psychology and counseling and a M.A. in clinical Psychology. He is trained in Systemic Consultation, solution focused & cognitive behavioural approaches, methods of participatory design, Spiritual Intelligence, a certified provider of Vocational Guidance and Professional Orientation, utilizing psychometric assessments and coaching tools for teams and individuals in organizational, career and personality issues and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.  He is representative of the Association of International Institution Supervision in Europe (ANSE), Member of International Intervision Groups, Scientific Assistant of SOL (Society of Organisational Learning), Scientific partner of the European Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (EUMU) in Greece, in the fields of Strategic Planning and Human Capital Development programmes.
Dr. Perrakis is one of the first persons in Greece who applied the methodology of Appreciative Inquiry, which is used in the UN Summit by UN leaders. In contrast to the traditional management approaches that focus on problems, the appreciative approach makes use of the potential of the human capital of organizations

Dr. Anna Storck has an extensive experience living in different countries around the world and working as consultant with international companies esp. in Poland, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, the US, India and New Zealand. After spending 15 years in Germany, she has moved to New Zealand, where she had been teaching at the School of Communication at the Auckland University of Technology. Now she is based in Switzerland, providing online courses focusing on embodied knowing, which create generative learnings systems that balance self-knowledge and social awareness with academic demands. She is also the co-founder and Dean (Department of Peace) of the Institute for Global Integral Competence and member of the Board of Directors (Listening for Peace Division) of the Global Listening Centre in Mumbai, India In her immigration background are the roots of her passion about intercultural communication – the area of her specialisation – which encourages both an awareness of the impacts of inequality and the benefits of embracing diversity. She has had a 20 year career in the field of intercultural communication: as a scholar, educator, and practitioner. Over the past decade, she has extended her research domain to issues of integral and cosmopolitan communication, carrying out a series of original studies investigating various psychological, situational, and macro-environmental factors influencing communication behaviours of individuals when they encounter culturally dissimilar others. She is a blogger with an extensive expertise in the area of female empowerment.


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:

Closest international airports: Chania (24 km); Heraklion (165 km).

Chur  is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. The city, which is located on the right bank of the Rhine, is reputedly the oldest town of Switzerland

Participation Fee

Option A.

The fee for this course is 780€.

Option A price include

– Tuition fees

– Educational materials

– Certificates of participation at the end

– Beverages and a welcome cocktail

Accommodation and meals are not included in the above fees.

Option B.

Total full package price for participants with double room accommodation: 1,250€ (+200€ single room):

Option B prices include:

– A 4*star hotel accommodation

– Breakfast

– Lunch or dinner

– Tuition fees

– Educational materials

– Certificates of participation at the end

– Beverages and a welcome cocktail

Additional option:

  • A half-day excursion with the group led by locals – €50

Contact us

Questions or concerns? please contact us at [email protected] or call +302106010522.
Cancellation Policy*

Until 30 days before the starting date of the selected workshop, cancellation will be free of charge and the pre-payment will be fully refunded. Between 30 to 15 days before the starting date of the workshop, 50% of the fee will be refunded. Within the 15 days before the starting date of the workshop no refunds will be made.

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:


All our training courses are designed in such a way to align with the Erasmus+ quality criteria and to address the various priorities of the programme.

Our team will be glad to assist you, if you need any help with your application.

Application deadline

Please note that the application deadline for Erasmus+ funding is the 23rd of February 2023, 13.00 CET.

Questions or concerns? please contact us at [email protected] or call +302106010522.

For Erasmus+ funding

Fractality is a course provider 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.