Unleashing positive energy and enabling collective commitment
The Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Toolbox

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Course description

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

Participation fee

The fee for this course is 870 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, 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.

Designed for participants/groups

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.

Day 1

  • 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

Day 2

  • Mapping ‘Positive Core and Full Potential’, Provocative Propositions, Appreciative Interviews
  • Reframing ‘Problem’ into ‘Possibility’
  • Cultivating a generative approach

Day 3

  • Practising ‘Appreciative Conversations’
  • Applications of ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ in organizational context
  • Increasing cultural awareness

Day 4

  • Coping with prejudices: strategies and attitudes
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Knowledge about cultural adaption

Day 5

  • Practical Implementation
  • Outdoor activity

Duration: 5 days

Dates:     Upon request

Location: Athens, Greece


Our programme 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 toenjoy in September. For more information on the venue, visit: http://www.portoplataniasvillage.gr

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

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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 2022, 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.