Appreciative Leadership

How to achieve my team’s optimal performance

Course description

While traditional leadership focuses on problems, Appreciative Leadership focuses on potential, improves organizations and individuals by finding out what is working well and trying to get more out of it. It aims at getting the best out of people who are engaged in a system or a situation.

When we are overwhelmed by negative thinking about mistakes and responsibility, the positive approach of Appreciative Inquiry offers plenty of advantages to meet ever increasing demands. At the same time it is the best way to prepare oneself for the next steps after a crisis is over.


A.L. leads systemic generative change in organizations and communities. Its applications include: Strategic Planning, Vision-Values-Culture Articulation and Cascade, Leadership and Team Excellence, Coaching, Employee Engagement, Alliance Integration. A.L. facilitates organization-wide changes through appreciative tapping of strengths, ideas, aspirations and co-evolved imagination.


Participants will use practical exercises and tools in the following ways:

  • picturing the current situation of the Organization or individuals (skills, manpower, organization and personal effectiveness, adequacy of available resources)
  • helping to maximize their ability to clarify the clients’ and team vision, to deal with the problematic symptoms from another perspective or other important issues
  • designing the necessary actions for the company or the individual to achieve their objectives or the desired issues
  • developing their positive perspective
  • becoming familiar with A.L. methodology


This workshop is highly experiential and participative. It consists of short theoretical inputs, concrete exercises, and group discussions. Reflecting upon and applying each tool to your real-life cases from your everyday work, you will practise and gain new insights into your current dilemmas.

  • Increase our Energy – Positive core
  • Introduction and framework of Appreciative Leadership
  • Principles of AL I
  • The art of Questioning – Exploring AI
  • 4D Model

Local Evening – welcome reception

  • Discovery process
  • Principles of Appreciative Leadership II
  • Results of Appreciative Leadership
  • Dreaming/Envisioning process
  • Design process/action planning
  • Strategic goals
  • Destiny/Delivery
  • Reflecting Teams
  • Important Elements – Benefits
  • Results – Feedback
  • Closing the day
  • Morning Check in Opening Round
  • How to work with AL
  • Alignment of your own styles and methodologies with AL – Group process
  • Open space technology – Tips
  • Co-creating your AL intervention

Excursion – Outdoor activity

  • Co-learning
  • Reflections
  • Evaluations
  • Closing


  • Morning Check in Opening Round
  • Open Space Technology process / Pro-action Cafe
  • Practical implementation
  • Sharing and processing round for the whole group
  • Debriefing and Closing

Duration:    5 & 6 days

Dates:         12 – 18/10 2024 (workshop days 13-17/10)

Location:    Chania- Crete, Greece

Designed for participants/groups

This workshop is designed for staff members of any public or private organisation 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.


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


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 5-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)

Participation Fee

Option A.

The fee for this course is 780 Euros each year. It includes tuition fees and educational materials, certificates. Beverages and a welcome cocktail, a one-day excursion (optional).
Accommodation and meals are not included in the above fees.

Option B.

Total full package price for participants with double room accommodation: 1,250€

All prices include:
– A 5-star hotel accommodation
– Breakfast
– Welcome cocktail
– Lunch
– Workshop tuition fee
– Educational materials
– Certificate of participation at the end

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 deadline of 23rd of February 2023, 13.00 CET.

Questions or concerns? please contact us at [email protected] or call +30210601052.

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.