Eudaimonia Framework

A course in Flourishing to flourish is a journey of self-discovery and developing your best talents

Eudaimonia asks not how life evolved, but at what our lives should be aimed

Joar Vitterso, Handbook of Eudaimonic Well-Being (2016)

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Day 1 The Good Life

The Good Life

  • Who we are: Understand how some of the world sees millennials
  • Our Life: Discuss the notion of “The unexamined life”
  • Important Definitions: Define Eudaimonia, happiness, wellbeing, good life, and how to achieve them
  • How we function: Understand the three levels of self-awareness: Head, Heart, Hands
  • Eudaimonia: Embody the notions of Arete, Phronesis and Character
  • Interbeing: Understand that eudaimonia is created through interaction and not isolation
  • Learning together: Create trust relationships and psychological safety among us

Day 2 The Examined Life-A Worth Living Life

The unexamined life is not worth living.

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The unexamined life is not worth living.

  • Pathways and instruments for self-examination: Learn about themselves by making sense of the assessments
  • State of being: Understand their current state of being through the PERMA self-assessment
  • Talents and strengths: Realize their talents and strengths, life mission, fears, and blind spots
  • Personality archetype: Know their Enneagram Tritype character and personality
  • Owning your ambition: Find their Ikigai, their purpose and meaning in life
  • Ambition & excellence: Explore their RIASEC in order to find their field

Day 3 The original Life

The original Life

  • My dreams vs. my limiting beliefs: Uncover some of their limiting beliefs about themselves
  • Emotional Intelligence: Explore Emotional Intelligence, Relating to Others, exerting Compassion and Reappraising an event
  • Handling Criticism: Discover how they can handle Criticism with emotional intelligence
  • Debating: Learn and practice the rules of emotional intelligent debating
  • Economy, Ecology and Society: Become aware of the global challenges they face and the levels of freedom, agency and responsibility they will need to have to tackle them
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Day 4 The life of mind

The life of mind

  • Biases, judgement & decision making: Explore the workings of the brain, and the cognitive biases that profoundly impact our way of thinking
  • Debiasing: Learn and use debiasing techniques that improve individual and group decision making
  • Character and Thinking: Understand the way their Character affects their thinking patterns
  • Solving real challenges: Develop solutions for real problems they face through Design Thinking
  • Problem definition: Understand the nature of a real problem through empathy mapping
  • Creativity: Develop creative solution with the use of ideation techniques

Day 5 The Real Life

The Real Life

  • Prototype Development and Testing: Learn how to use MoSCoW prioritization and stress-test their solution prototype.
  • Use of Resources: Assess the efficiency levels of individual and team’s available resource
  • Effective Teamwork: Spot any dysfunctions in their team and learn how to improve teamwork
  • Effective Communication: Develop the skills needed for effective communication
  • Active Listening: Practice active listening techniques
  • Personality and Communication: Realize the role of their Enneagram Tritype personality on relating and communicating with others.
  • Young Entrepreneurship: Get acquainted with the virtues and values of entrepreneurship and how they can make a difference in the world.
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Day 6 The influential life

The influential life

  • The essence of Leadership: Comprehend what makes a leader
  • Measuring Leadership: Understand and embody the Practices, Commitments and Behaviors that make exemplary leaders
  • Your Best-Leadership Experience: Realize that leadership is a choice
  • On Becoming a Better Leader: Demonstrate their leadership abilities via a Lego game
  • Choosing to be a leader: Focus on their leadership behaviors and potential and decide who they want to be

Discover Yourself

About the program

The most important challenge of our lives is discovering who we really are. We mistakenly think of self-understanding as, and we carry on without asking the most important question we’ll ever ask: Who am I really? How can I face the real world?

In order to be the most valuable person to the world around us, the best person, friend, partner, parent we have to first know who we are, what we value and, in effect, what we have to offer. This personal journey is one every individual will benefit from taking it.

It involves a recognition who we want to be and passionately going about fulfilling our unique destiny – whatever that may be. It’s a matter of recognizing our personal power, yet being open and vulnerable to our experiences.

Program syllabus

  • Pathways and instruments for self-examination:
    • PERMA
    • Strengths Finder
    • Enneagram Personality archetype/reality strategy
  • Self-appreciation
  • Ambition & excellence
  • Ikigai – finding my direction
  • RAISEC – finding my field
  • Choice & excellence
  • My dreams vs. my limiting beliefs
  • Emotional intelligence and mindfulness
  • Handling criticism
  • Freedom and responsibility
  • Economy, ecology and society – what we face
  • Strategic Adaptive Action
  • Privilege and responsibility
  • Injustice, anger and violence
  • Privilege and power
  • Right action – morals, law, ethics and behavior

Program structure

  • 3 days in class, 18 hours (3X6)
  • 4 days on line 16 hours (4X4)

Benefits for the participants

Understanding the wellbeing parameters, and their journey to life. Through self-understanding and discipline participants will learn skills to make positive choices, to be confident in themselves and able to tackle life’s challenges.

Leadership as a target – Be a future Leader

About the program

Leadership as a target is the practice of teens exercising authority over themselves or others. Youth leadership has been elaborated upon as a theory of youth development in which young people gain skills and knowledge necessary to lead civic engagement, education reform and community organizing activities.

Countless programs around the world seek to teach young people particular skills associated with leadership, particularly those programs associate with youth voice or youth empowerment. It is based on the study that it should strengthen individual and community capacity.

Program syllabus

  • Initiative and Entrepreneurship
  • The essence of leadership
  • Leading by Influence
  • Leadership qualities
  • Practices, Commitments and Behaviors that make exemplary leaders.
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Creativity through innovative ideation techniques
  • Design Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Curiosity and Imagination
  • Time and economic management
  • Team working/collaboration
  • Accountability

Program structure

  • 3 days in class, 18 hours (3X6)
  • 4 days on line 16 hours (4X4)

Benefits for the participants

They will learn skills such as goal-setting, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, which are not just necessary for leaders but also needed for success in today’s world. They will demonstrate higher career aspirations, increased self-esteem, and improved high school-University completion rates. Finally they will have a greater understanding of the problems facing other youths giving fresh perspectives for how to address these problems.

Positive Organizations

About the program

Positive organizations are defined by engaged employees, empowered people, and a culture of collaboration and commit­ment. “A positive organization is a place where people are flourishing as they work and as a result they are able to exceed performance expectations,” (Prof. Robert Quinn).

Are the people in your workplace generally over-extended and under-utilized or are they fully engaged and constantly renewed? Despite the best intentions of many leaders, you only have to look at the research on how people describe themselves as “flourishing” to realize that most of us are exhausted from trying to better manage an ever-shrinking supply of time, whilst our strengths go untapped.

Program syllabus

  • Positive Meaning & Purpose
    • Bringing purpose into focus to drive organizational commitment and results
    • Imbue the Organization with a High Purpose
    • The Job Crafting Exercise

  • Positive Relationships
    • Building High Quality Connections
    • Psychological Safety
    • All you have to do is Ask
    • The Reciprocity Ring

  • Positive Practices
    • Examples of what positive organizations do to make their employees thrive
    • Emotional Intelligence and how to improve it
    • The flourishing Triangle

Program structure

  • 3 days in class, 18 hours (3X6)
  • 3 days on line 12 hours (3X4)

Benefits for the participants

Participants will be in a position to develop strategies to enhance employee engagement and create a culture of collaboration and commitment. Furthermore, they can adopt practical techniques to create a positive organizational environment in which employees will thrive and become a better version of themselves. The program itself is highly energizing for the participants who bring fresh and practical ideas in their Depts.

Eudaimonia in the workplace

About the program

It is a program that is focused at young employees try to help them through a very good understanding of themselves and their behavior to envision the “next day” in their workplace.

Program syllabus

Day 1

The starting point – SELF-KNOWLEDGE

The Eudaimonia path. We will evaluate ourselves and understand our current situation regarding strengths, talents but also dark points, weaknesses, as well as our behavior.
• Eudaimonia, happiness, well-being, and how to achieve them
• Understand that Eudaimonia is created through interaction rather than isolation
• Three levels of self-knowledge: Head, Heart, Hands
• Virtue, Wisdom and Character the 3 pillars of Eudaimonia
• Unexplored Life
• Knowledge of ourselves
• Ways and tools of self-assessment: Understanding the current situation
• Talents and Strengths: Awareness of talents and strengths, mission in life, fears and “blind spots”.
• Character and Personality
• Restrictive beliefs

 

Day 2

The trip and the supplies. THOUGHT & ACTION

We will learn how we lead to success, the importance of visions of dreams and goals, the obstacles to the right way of thinking

  • Dreams, goals
  • My dreams against my limiting beliefs and prejudices
  • Prejudice, Judgment & Decision Making: Exploring the mental functions and cognitive biases that significantly affect our way of thinking
  • Reducing Prejudice: Knowledge and use of techniques to reduce mental distortions that improve individual and group decision making

 

Day 3

Where we want to go – The trip and the supplies THOUGHT & ACTION

We will learn essential skills such as decision making, problem solving, communication and team dynamics

  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Effective Teamwork: Identifying team dysfunctions and learning ways to improve teamwork
  • Empathy and communication
  • Development of the necessary skills for effective communication
  • Active Listening and practice techniques in the techniques

 

Day 4

We Are All Leaders – INSPIRATION

We will learn the essence of Leadership and how we can conquer it

  • Understanding the components of leadership
  • Leadership Measurement: Knowledge and incarnation of the Practices, Commitments and Behaviors that make leaders emblematic
  • Best Personal Leadership Experience: Recognizing the principle that leadership is a choice
  • Becoming a Better Leader: Demonstrating leadership skills
  • Focus on our leadership behaviors and capabilities and decide who we want to be

Program structure

Benefits for the participants

Participants will be able to develop the appropriate skills in their workplace with the aim of advancing faster at the hierarchical levels.