Embracing Senior & Elder Leadership

Using appreciative, embodiment, leadership tools & Enneagram

Course description

Rediscovering and establishing our connection with inner and outer values and perspectives shall provide the space and time, shall handle our relationships with wisdom and compassion, to free ourselves from internal blocks, to transform what limits us and live meaningfully and purposefully

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based, inclusive and actionable approach towards large system change and development. AI works on the premise that every organic system has some inherent generative forces, which when amplified, unleash positive energy and enable collective commitment. 

Enneagram is a personality type model tool of self awareness and personal development that can lead us to personal transformation. 

As a symbol the geometrical figure consists of a composition of ecumenical wisdom of different religious and spiritual traditions of all the eras and its existence dates back over 2.500 years. It outlines the 9 basic types of human nature and the complex relations between them. It is one clear and precise method we have at our disposal to understand ourselves and others while it shows us the ways and keys to work with relationships. 

An experiential journey of self-awareness and personal development based on the Enneagram, Appreciative Inquiry, and Emotional Intelligence (EQ), as bases for individual and community change. The intention is to offer a positive, different way of facing challenges in a creative way, increase general productivity, and reinforce collective commitment.


The combination of Systemic appreciative approaches are a powerful package for leading systemic generative change in people, organizations and communities. This involves techniques of mindfulness in looking at one’s overall inner picture and areas of potential change, while EQ and spiritual intelligence principles are proven to enhance both relationships and awareness in positive community change. The workshop takes place through interactive and experiential self awareness and personal development exercises as well as meditation.  

Using the Enneagram as a guide, we deploy techniques and tools through consulting and psychology; specifically Gestalt theory, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Transactional Analysis,  Coaching, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).


  • Developing a more positive perspective
  • Develop your ability to be present and observant in your daily life.
  • Recognize and understand the vision, values, virtues, passions, strengths, the fears, the inner dialogue, the “blind” spots, the vulnerability, the defense mechanisms, the leadership model of the 9 types.
  • Recognize your personal motives that lead you to your basic functional and non-functional behaviours, and how you have limited yourself.
  • Develop self-compassion and overcome your inner critic and develop your compassion and understanding for others.
  • Implement efficient strategies and tools based on your strengths to change whatever limits, hardens and challenges you.


This workshop is highly experiential and participative. It consists of short theoretical inputs, concrete exercises and team discussions  


  – 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


The history of the Enneagram: the symbol and the typology

The 9 ways we view the world  

The essence of one’s self, the personality structure, self-awareness and the relationship with others 


Experiential Exercises

Reflective Sharing Round 

Closing of the day – 5 min 

Local Evening – welcome reception

Check in Opening Round
– Warming Up Exercise, Playful Movements

– The vision, the values, the virtues and the passions of each type

 the unconscious messages of childhood, the basic fear, the vulnerability, the emotions under stress, the defense mechanisms, 


– 2D Envisioning Process
– Cultivating a generative approach 

– Workouts

– Plenary session – Sharing and processing round 

Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:30 


the ways of communication and the leadership model of each type

Theory and preparation for practice


– Formulation of working groups and Journaling

– Sharing and processing round for the whole group


– Morning Check in Opening Round

– 3D Design – Appreciative action planning ·   

– Practicing ‘Appreciative Conversations’

– Workouts 



– Workouts II


Lunch Break 



– Gestalt individual work out

– Circling 


– Sharing and reflections

– Morning Check in Opening Round

  • Mindfulness Exercises (part 1)

– 4D Destiny/Delivery 


– Drama & Fishbowl process

Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:30 


– The role of spiritual intelligence in relationships, workplace, home, community

  • Awareness of habits and areas of potential change

Outdoor activity Program 

– Excursion on the nature 

– Outdoor activities


– Morning Check in Opening Round 

– Open Space Technology process / Proaction Cafe  

– Sharing and processing round for the whole group 


Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:30 



Experience different enneagramme people talks in an appreciative way

– Feedback on each other in working groups and Journaling 

– Evaluation / Integration 

Big Circle: Participants future ideas, invitations to each other

Duration:     6 days

Dates:          07 – 12 June 2023

Location:     Crete, Greece

Designed for participants/groups

Designed for individuals, groups and organizations who are interested in team-building activities or individuals who want to grow personally as individuals and leaders, increase their toolbox and awareness skill-set. Those who feel that the journey of self-discovery and personal development and transformation is important, and they desire to use the Enneagram as a tool in their lives.

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Staff members of any public or private organisation active in the field of culture, education, training and youth, or active in the labour market.
  • Personal development consultants, mental health counselors, psychologists, coaches, career counselors, business consultants who want to use it as a tool of their work. 

Managers, directors who want to learn how to implement the Enneagram in their workplace, in their relationships with their clients or members of their team.

This time, the 6-day course will bring together a group of community leaders and activists aged 45yrs+ and with 10yrs+ experience. The course seeks to enable participants to share and explore the role of leadership in the development of sustainable communities and identify how their experience and potential could be used to the wider benefit. It draws on Appreciative Leadership, embodiment, leadership tools and enneagram


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

Niki Anandi Koulouris has been working as HR Consultant, Corporate Trainer / Facilitator and Coach since 2002. As a trainer / facilitator, Niki has been designing and delivering interactive, experiential workshops and educational programs aimed at developing human potential, across multiple sectors, from all staff to board level.In the experiential approach she uses techniques and methods from Systems Theory, Gestalt, art and meditations. In her work with people and organizations she utilizes the Enneagram, a model that encapsulates the 9 basic types of human personality and their intricate relationships. She has attended and continue to attend numerous seminars, workshops and training programs regarding Psychology and Integrative Counseling (Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Systemic Constellations, NLP, Hypnosis, Psychogenetic System, Enneagram) Coaching (Corporate Coaching), Personal Development and Spirituality in Greece and abroad. She is Certified trainer of Adults by the National Accreditation Centre for Continuing Vocational Training. She is a member of Hellenic Coaching Association /EMCC Greece-Cyprus, International Enneagram Association, Creativity Coaching Association.


Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato‘s Academy and Aristotle‘s Lyceum,[6][7] it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy,[8][9] largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans.[10] In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece.

Participation Fee

Option A.

The fee for this course is 780€. 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 4-star hotel accommodation

– Breakfast

– Welcome cocktail

– Lunch

– Full 6day workshop tuition fee

– Educational materials

– Certificate of participation at the end

Additional option:

– A full-day excursion with the group led by locals with local snacks and drinks – €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.