I have attended countless courses throughout my academic journey and my career. Your course was the best I have attended. The pacing is absolutely spot on. You talk about theory, but then mix it with an interactive exercise where we have to do the work. That is brilliant because things do not get stale. There are also a lot of exercises, and they are vastly different from one another. I have enjoyed every single session and I truly think that there is something valuable in every single lecture that you have taught. Now, the younger generation may feel like it is too much, but that is because they are not used to how it used to be. Me, I am 28 years old, so 6 years older than Maria, and I can say that it was an amazing experience that I only wish to relive again and the hardest part was waking up so early. In her case, the answer may be very different. It depends on what sort of audience you have.

Conclusions: I want to thank both you and Ioannis for this truly amazing experience. Thanks to your course, I have continued on my path to achieve my dream and I am finally seeing some seeds (though small) of my perseverance.

While most of the concepts were new, thanks to the teaching methods applied by the trainers, I was able to get a grasp of all the methodologies and understand everything in a smooth, concise, and detailed manner.

One of my favorite experiences was creating a solution for a social problem in the design thinking course. Another beautiful experience was sharing each other’s life stories and learning about and inspiring each other.

The course was very helpful in giving me new, different perspectives on topics such as Eudaimonia, while also explaining how different methods apply in business. How leadership works, and how working in a team is not equivalent to working as a team. It made me realize a lot of things that may not seem all that surprising to someone on the outside, but once you are put in front of them, they are an eye-opener.

I do not think there was a most useful part. To me, the entire training was useful, everything that was taught has helped me to some degree. The painting exercises allowed me to express myself, the Lekgotla helped us speak our minds without fear of being judged or interrupted, and the building of the tower showed us that we are great at working together, while the island exercise showed us the exact opposite.