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Pre-conference workshops

Pre-conference workshops are intended only for the CPPC 2013 participants!
Pre-conference workshops run parallelly at the Conference venue.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 (2.5 hours)
Price: 40 € (1.000,- CZK)

Registration for chosen workshop is to be done together with Conference registration.

Payment for the workshop is to be done together with the payment of the conference fee via Payment system of Masaryk University
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The Power of Positive Emotions 


Miriam Akhtar, MAPP (www.positivepsychologytraining.co.ukis a leading practitioner of positive psychology in the UK and was one of the first positive psychologists in Europe. She puts positive psychology into practice as a coach, consultant, trainer and groupwork facilitator. Miriam delivers Positive Psychology Masterclasses and well-being programmes in the UK including the Happiness Habits for the UK’s first Happy City – Bristol. She is one of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Resilience Program (PRP) facilitators in the UK. Miriam is passionate about using positive psychology interventions for mental health and is the author of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength & Well-beingShe is one of the 100 worldwide experts who contributed to the World Book of Happiness, which was given to 200 world leaders by the President of the European Union, Herman van Rompuy. Miriam is a visiting lecturer at the University of East London, home to the first European Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) and at the University of the West of England. 

Abstract of workshop:
Joy, awe, bliss, gratitude, calm… Positive emotions like these supply the feel-good factor to happiness. Miriam Akhtar helps us explore the surprising power of positive emotions and the techniques that promote them.

Positive Psychology and the Concept of Positive Differences in Management


Mag. Dr. Günter Lueger (Founder and Director of Solution Management Centeris former professor for leadership and coaching and founder and director of the Solution Management Center, a research and training center in Vienna. He works on the topic “Science of Solutions” and how the perception of people in companies can be changed to perceive more positive aspects at the workplace even when the situation is difficult. He  has developed different formats of new scales, graphs as well as qualitative elements for redesigning instruments to overcome the negative-centered view in classical analysis instruments in consulting and management. He is the author of the book Solution-Focused Management.

Abstract of workshop: 
Managers and consultants have to deal with many difficult situations and deficits in companies. Thus, it is in many cases a challenge to focus on positive aspects and ways in such situations. In this workshop you will learn 
  • How to use the concept of “Positive Differences” for more optimism in companies
  • How to focus on strengths and positive developments in management as a manager or consultant
  • How to identify the positive in the negative, even the situation is very difficult
  • How to design management instruments in a more positive oriented way