intercultural management & leadership skills

Course description

In this course we will approach the development of intercultural sensitivity and competence. 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 our 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. 

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. 

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. 



6 days

Monday – Saturday (October 2022. Dates to be agreed with the interested organizations)

Chania-Crete (Greece)


  • 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. Intercultural Communication II 
  • Cultural activity



  • Outdoor cultural and fun activity
  • Session 11.Sensing the nature


  • Session 12. Moving abroad to a new job position
  • Closing , Certificates & evaluations 


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.


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 Managing Director of GlobalEquitas, a social company aiming at promoting 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



The Island of Crete, is 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. Until 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 venuevisit:

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 670€.

Option A price includes:

  • Tuition fees
  • Educational materials
  • Certifictes
  • Beverages and welcome cocktail

Accommodation and meals are not included in the above fees.

Option B 

Total full package price for participants with double room accommodation: 1,050€ (+200€ single room).

Option B prices includes:

  • A 4hotel accommodation(*) 
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Tuition fees
  • Educational materials
  • Certificates
  • Beverages and a welcome cocktail

(*) Fractality has a low cost agreement with this hotel due to the community work it does at Platania's village. 

Additional option:

  • A half-day      excursion with the group led by locals – €50




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 23rd of February 2022, 12:00 CET.

Questions or concerns? please contact us at or call +34 649 080 226 /+44(0)7552 564907
or or call +30210601052.


How to register and apply for our courses with Erasmus+ funding


Both the processes of registration and application for funding are simple and are composed of the following sequential steps:

1. Contact us if you are interested in our workshops and in case you require assistance with the process through the Registration Form at the end of this page.

2. Find your National Agency hereThis is where you will apply for the funding. The National Agencies provide all necessary forms and extra support.

For both participants and participating organisations, the conditions for participation depend on the country in which they are based. Therefore please contact you national agency. The instructions for the remaining steps are provided in your National Agency’s site. The next steps are described in detail below.

3. Log in to the Participant Portal with your ECAS account details and register your organisation on the Unique Registration Facility (URF) to obtain your unique Participant Identification Code (PIC), if you are not already registered. The European Commission has produced a Participant Portal User Manual  to guide you through the portal registration process.

4. Download the application form at the site of your national agency and feel free to ask for assistance, if needed.

5. Fill in your National Agency’s application form and submit it according to its instructions respecting the deadline of 23rd of February 2022, 12.00 C.E.T.

6. Inform us as soon as you have news about your grant (approval or rejection).

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.

Registration form


Helpful Details

Fractality (The hosting organisation in Crete) has already fulfilled the criteria about safety protocols with the new EU restrictions and instructions for Covid19.

They are the first training and counseling provider in Greece and one of the first in Europe that have been trained during May 2020 by TUV Austria for the consulting, preparation and installation for the accreditation of Covid Shield Scheme.

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