Appreciative Leadership

How to achieve my team optimal performance

While traditional leadership focuses on problems, Appreciative Leadership focuses on potential, improves organizations and individuals by finding out what is working well and trying to get more out of it. It aims at getting the best out of people who are engaged in a system or a situation.

Appreciative Integral Leadership

How to achieve my team optimal performance

By providing an examination of culture and its implications, we get more clarity about our personal and collective identity and related constructs as identification, integration and knowledge and develop the cultural intelligence. We sence how people experience and engage cultural difference from continuum which extends from ethnocentrism, through ethnorelativism, the experience of one’s own and other cultures as “relative to context.“ to the cosmopolitanism.

Building resilience in organisations & educational systems

Organisations today are microcosms of the wider world that is currently faced with many challenges: growing stress and pressure from several sides – constant change; bureaucracy; strained relationships; lack of motivation and vision; which all take their toll on the quality of teaching as well as learning results.

Design Effective Meetings and Teamwork with Sociocracy

Sociocracy is a participative-democratic, dynamic governance method that brings cooperation capacity, commitment and empowerment to the people. It works within any decision-making processes, in teams, in organizations, as well as in the entire society. Long-term we aim to teach Sociocracy with the first pioneers in the southern EU-countries as it will strengthen trust among people and help empower these countries.

Linguistics in Appreciative Leadership

While traditional leadership focuses on problems, Appreciative Leadership focuses on potential, improves organizations and individuals by finding out what is working well and trying to get more out of it. It aims at getting the best out of people who are engaged in a system or a situation.

Methods of Participatory Design Lab

Explore hosting and harvesting conversations as a core leadership practice and skill set for leading change.

We will off­er practical and ef­fective tools for building our collective capacity facilitating community engagement processes, and hosting conversations and meetings that effectively include the all voices through collective intelligence and inquiry; we will co- build shared knowledge of how to best create wellbeing in our communities and organizations.

Organisational Systemic Constellations workshop

Εxplore representations as a dynamic method of communication in professional and personal relationships. It brings insight and solutions to a variety of challenges. Issues related to your past, present and future histories are processed for the purpose of achieving understanding and vitality.

Embracing Elder Leadership

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.

Intercultural Management And Leadership Skills

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.

Philosophical Counseling and Maieutics

It is rooted in the Socratic tradition, as a search for the Good and the good life. A life without philosophy was never worth living for Socrates. This led to the philosophy of Stoicism, like resulting in Stoic therapy. It is logic-based Counselling with conductive reasoning and Critical Thinking.

Rhetorics and Public Speaking

Explore persuasive speaking and conversations as a core practice for embracing change.Enjoy the art of effective or persuasive speaking especially the exploitation of figures of speech.Ethos, Logos, and Pathos, are they interconnected? How do I combine them?

Skills for women’s professional development and female leadership

In this course we will approach the development of managerial and leadership skills that are required nowadays to be an excellent director / leader of programs, organizations or movements of all kinds, whether the women are a middle, senior or general manager, a CEO or an entrepreneur, or they aspire to become it. And we will do so from a gender perspective, in order to become aware of both the systemic barriers that make it difficult for women to fully develop their skills and professional careers as well as to access to management and leadership positions.

Towards A Community of Practice

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.

Unleashing positive energy and enabling collective commitment

The Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Toolbox

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.

Developing and delivering sustainability strategies

The Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Toolbox

In-spite of the continuing warnings over the global environmental situation the key indicators such as species loss and carbon emissions continue to move in the wrong direction. We are not well aware of the specific environmental services on which our economies and livelihoods depend and the risks associated with these dependencies.  The course is the flagship for professionals, organisations and project teams to acquire the practical resources in order to effectively maximise sustainability outcomes as part of their work and thus empower them to create change.

Next Stage World Gathering Practical Dimensions of your Leadership

Next Stage World gathers a global community of  practitioners and leaders, entrepreneurs and teams establishing themselves in ‘new work’ habits of working and being. Together with other next-stage practitioners and innovators, you will bend the beam of your observation into the practical dimensions of your leadership: from the interior work of developing Self and embodying self-lead culture, to the exterior work of structure and process within organizations.

Training for trainers and team leaders

How to develop self-awareness and deal effectively with the emotional dimension of motivation and learning

Emotional intelligence is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and feelings of others, for motivating ourselves and for managing emotions in ourselves and in our relationships. The concept of emotional intelligence is well known: every leader, communicator, trainer and every person who manages workgroups knows the importance of the emotional dimension in the processes of motivation and learning.

Peaceful living. Changing the Story

Genuine Communication of Connection

Peace is what we all are at the core of our being. Love is what we are here to do as it is the connecting energy of relationship and the creative impulse of all life. Authentic happiness and abundance is what arises after we have given selflessly with love.

Action Learning Lab

Action Learning (AcL) is a continuous process of learning and reflection that happens with the support of a group of colleagues, working with real problems, with the intention of getting things done and adapt it to the communities or organisations you serve to move forward. AcL identifies issues that are relevant to their role and explore how they might apply their learning to those issues successfully.

Awareness of the Self and the Other

A philosophical approach to Emotions

Emotions are a major challenge in our private and professional life. But are we really aware how indispensable they are as a source of knowledge for ourselves and others?

1Day Burnout Prevention Workshop

Cool Down the Fire within

Burnout is an insidious phenomenon that combines the work stress situations (customer requirement, the organization of pressure, job insecurity, relational difficulties …) and individual response to stress (need for recognition, perfectionism).

Trust in Appreciative Supervision and Coaching

 Inspiring Trust, Respect and Collective Intelligence

Coaching and Supervision inspire new insights, perspectives and ideas based on the art of questioning. During the training you dive into systemic appreciative approaches, solution-focused methods and participative tools. Trust is a prerequisite for the Coach or the Supervisor and fear is an outcome regarding lack of trust and lack of confidence so we need trust and confidence builders.

What is Your Juggling Act?

How can one shift from job (in)security, globalization, crises (personal and professional) to unleash positive change and bring out their best in the midst of chaos and uncertainty? Getting one’s life ‘in order’ requires a juggling act in developing skills and re-thinking time management and priorities. Unleashing positive energy allows us as individuals to better function at home, at work, and enables us to become more active community members.