Intercultural Management And Leadership Skills

Course description

We live in a multicultural world where people think, act, and even feel, in different ways, depending on their cultural backgrounds.

To live in a more inclusive and fairer world (where not just western ways of doing things are valuable), and to run a successful business (where every single worker can be the best version of her/himself, and cultural diversity brings opportunities and richness), it is needed to promote another way to run companies/business by promoting cultural diversity, interculturality and intercultural understanding.


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.

Benefits / Learning objectives

  • To understand culture, culture diversity and interculturality.
  • To understand how culture influences the way we think, act, and even feel.
  • To understand leadership in general and appreciative leadership in particular.
  • To develop a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges of culturally diverse teams and how to manage them.
  • To acquire practical strategies to lead diverse, inclusive, and high performing teams through an appreciative leadership model.
  • To identify how to harness the skills and abilities of multicultural individuals in teams.
  • To improve communication across cultures.
  • To develop intercultural sensitivity and competence.


  • Session 0. Introductions and getting to know each other
  • Session 1. Culture and cultural diversity
  • Session 2. How cultural values, norms and interpretations influence our cultural identity, the way we think, feel and act.
  • Social or cultural activity
  • Session 3. Cultural diversity in teams
  • Session 4. Leadership across cultures
  • Session 5. Opportunities and challenges of multicultural teams
  • Social or cultural activity
  • Session 6. Working better in multicultural teams
  • Session 7. Leading diverse, inclusive and high-performing teams
  • Session 8. Intercultural sensitivity and competence development
  • Social or cultural activity
  • Sessions 9. Intercultural Communication
  • Session 10. Moving abroad to a new job position
  • Cultural activity
  • Outdoor cultural and fun activity
  • Session 11. Sensing nature
  • Session 12. Intercultural Communication II
  • Closing , Certificates & evaluations

Duration:    6 days

Dates:         Upon request

Location:    a. Athens – Greece or b. Chania – Crete, Greece

Designed for

Designed for individuals and groups who are interested in working more effectively, more intelligently. Any modern team working within agile projects, in self-managed workspaces will want to increase their toolbox and awareness set. They participatory active learning style will make it an inspiring learning experience for staff members from any public or private organisation. Especially when active in the field of education or training you will find this training inspiring and different from academic routines.


MA Isabel Allende Robredo, is a learning facilitator for personal, professional, and social development through consulting, training, and coaching, specialized in gender, cultural diversity, and social inclusion.

Holding a BA and a MA in Economics & Business Management, a BA in Social Education and two MA in Social & Cultural Anthropology and in Migrations & Interculturality, she has been working for more than 20 years to support the empowerment and social inclusion of people and  ethnic minority groups at social exclusion risk, holding through her career various managerial positions, including the Communication and External Relationships Management at RAIS Foundation (Spain), the Executive Management of the European Anti-Poverty Network in Spain, the Head of Social Inclusion at CARAS, in London, as well as the participation at various boards of directors of some social platforms. Nowadays she is the founder and CEO of GlobalEquitas, a social company aiming at promoting and supporting gender equality, interculturality and social inclusion. She enjoys teaching and learning cooperatively with her students.

PhD. 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, Sociocracy, 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 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


a. Our program takes place in Athens,  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.

b. Our program takes place in the Island of Crete, one of the most abundant destinations of the Aegean Sea in Greece – in terms of 5,0000-year culture and breathtaking nature. The venue (workshop & accommodation) is located at the unique 4-star village resort of Porto Platanias in Chania within walking distance from the beach and the village of Platanias.

It is a perfect place to host professional and personal development. During the end of October, the air and the sea are still pleasantly warm – to further support participants in developing their personal strength and resilience.

For more information on the venue,

Please visit:

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

Aegean Airlines operates convenient flights to Crete from most of European capitals.

Participation Fee

Option A.

The fee for this course is 780€.

Option A price include

– Tuition fees
– Educational materials
– Certificates
– Beverages and a welcome cocktail

Accommodation and meals are not included in the above fees.

Option B (for Crete).

Total full package price for participants with double room

Accommodation: 1,250€ (+200€ single room):

Option B prices include:

– A 4*star hotel accommodation (5 nights)
– Breakfast
– Lunch or dinner
– Tuition fees
– Educational materials
– Certificates
– 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.