Towards A Community of Practice

Co-creational processes for Collective intelligence and practices

Course description

Rediscovering and establishing our connection with inner and outer values and perspectives, space and time. You practice and develop your cognitive skills. You’re most likely to use these skills in your own workplace and will see practical outcomes. Rediscover and be challenged to take a wider view of situations and how you can manage them. You will observe yourselves how much more you will begin to ask questions instead of immediately sharing known solutions; how your quality of listening will increase, and also how your awareness of various assumptions is increasing.

This course shall pave the way for joy, deep and long-term personal and professional success, self-completion, and a better life both in one’s physical and psychological plane.

Our aim is to support participants how to:

  • reclaim the joy of learning together even within the current system limitations
  • rebuild trust in oneself and others
  • facilitate positive relationships that are key for good learning results


Space will be held for letting the collective potential and intelligence to emerge. The course builds on proven methods for positive change:

  • Appreciative Inquiry 
  • Mindfulness and Embodied Self-leadership
  • Sociocratic Elements
  • Art of Hosting Collaborative Change Processes
  • Action Learning
  • Organisational Systemic Constellations (Representations)


The participants will receive a toolkit of methods that are easily transferable to their educational settings.


Using processes that evoke the collective intelligence in the room, we capture and harvest our insights and make our learning visible across the levels of individual, organizational, and ecosystemic scale. Our holistic processes will help you see more of the complexity that your organisation is operating in. It will stretch you as an individual to your own next level and developmental edge.


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

  • Opening and introduction 
  • Aligning individual and collective learning goals for the week
  • Introductions and frameworks
  • 4D Model
  • From downloading to generative listening 
  • Discovery process – Positive core of resilience


Local Evening – welcome reception

  •  Envisioning process – individual and collective level
  •  Reflection circle
  •  Participatory processes and tools for building coalitions part I
  •  Practice
  •  Homegroup learning teams
  •  Participatory processes and tools for building coalitions part II
  •  Practice
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Design process: Appreciative problem solving
  • Self-empathy: tool for building intrapersonal awareness
  • Practice
  • Action Learning
  • Revisioning your business model
  • Walking reflection
  • Discovering and mobilising sources of collective intelligence in environment
  • Pro-acton Cafe
  • Experiential circle reflection


  • Organisational Systemic Representations
  • Co-learning from nature
  • Outdoor activities

From theory to practice: Principles and methods of participatory learning and design

  • Project design lab: working on participants’ cases
  • Evaluations – Appraisals
  • Closing round

Duration:    6 days

Dates:         Upon request

Location:    Chania- Crete, Greece

Designed for participants/groups

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. Managers, coaches, counsellors and Organisational Development professionals  who are action driven, care deeply about their organisation and the world we live in and want to succeed at a higher level of performance with an articulated and enthusiastic team  will benefit from this training.


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 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.

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

Participation Fee

Total price:

With double room accommodation:  1,250 €

With single room accommodation:   1,450 €

All prices include:

– 4-star hotel accommodation; 5 nights

– Breakfast

– Welcome cocktail

– Lunch

– Full 6-day workshop tuition fee

– Educational materials

– Certificate of participation

Additional option:

A half-day excursion with the group led by locals.

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.