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. AI facilitates organization-wide changes through appreciative tapping of strengths, ideas, aspirations and co-evolved imagination, leading to co-owned and participative accomplishment.
This is a course which includes Appreciative Leadership, Coaching and Supervision, Appreciative Performance Management and Engagement. It is appropriate blend of experience, concept and skill-building practice at individual, small group and plenary level.
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
The fee for this course is 670 Euros. More information on these funding criteria can be found on our Erasmus+ Workshop pages.
It includes tuition fee and educational material, certificates of participation, welcome cocktail, gala dinner, half day excursion (optional) to idyllic Neptune Temple at Sounion Cape (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounion) in Attica seaside (or similar).
Accommodation and meals are not included in the above fee, but can be arranged by FRACTALITY at special price/low cost for half or full board, in three or four star hotels in the city center. We can always manage low prices for groups. Ask us about it!
AI is a proven methodology for leading systemic generative change in organizations and communities. Its diverse applications include: Strategic Planning, Vision – Values – Culture Articulation and Cascade, Leadership and Team Excellence, Coaching, Employee Engagement, Alliance Integration, Diversity and Inclusion, Community Change and Development.
It is designed to help Adult education staff, Human Resources and Organisational Development Professionals, Change and Leadership Coaches and Consultants, helping professionals (psychologists, therapists, social workers and counsellors) build their expertise for facilitating Appreciative Inquiry and for those who want to:
- expand their skills
- develop their positive perspective
- become familiar with A.I. methodology
- learn new practical methods.
- Learning about the genesis and philosophy of ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ from Aristotle.
- AI principles (Understanding and Practising)
- The craft of AI Process and Affirmative Topics: Learning and Practising
- Mapping ‘Positive Core and Full Potential’, Provocative Propositions, Appreciative Interviews
- Reframing ‘Problem’ into ‘Possibility’
- Cultivating a generative approach
- Practising ‘Appreciative Conversations’
- Applications of ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ in organizational context
- Increasing cultural awareness
- Coping with prejudices: strategies and attitudes
- Multicultural awareness
- Knowledge about cultural adaption
- Practical Implementation
- Outdoor activity
Duration: 5 days
Dates: Upon request
Location: Athens, Greece
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.
Please note that the application deadline for Erasmus+ funding is the 11th of February 2020, 12:00 CET.
Questions or concerns? please contact us at [email protected] or call +30210601052.
More information on the funding criteria can be found at: