What we offer
We would be happy to work with you to plan tailor-made solutions to meet your needs and the needs of your institution. Below you will find an excerpt from our continuing education and seminar program.
In our personal coaching we familiarize you with effective ways to develop your leadership skills and strengthen your confidence in your own potential.
As a manager and committed decision maker, you are often confronted with problems when implementing new ideas in a team. Traditional hierarchical structures or communication problems that have existed for a long time can hinder progress and development. If your goal is to create a cooperative, harmonious team and change, we would like to provide you with access to effective, systemic methods for harmonious teamwork.
Our services will strengthen your ability as a leader in the perception and avoidance of conflict causes and offer sustainable solution strategies for existing conflicts. Our coaching empowers you to act authentically as a leader and to be able to serve as a role model for your employees.
Mission Statement Development
Schools and kindergartens face many challenges and sense the pressure of competition and change. “Top-down” regulations lead to lack of time, dissatisfaction and stress. The different expectations and needs of parents, children, employees and sponsors are perceived as a “crash test”.
A situation that demands a high level of motivation, initiative and commitment from everyone involved in the process. The goal of being “good” or “better” is not enough to allow employees to surpass themselves. In our vision and mission workshops, we work together with your team to develop a well-defined goal. A vision that makes a “we” possible in the first place. We support you in clarifying conflicts and help you and your team to transform stress and demotivation into trust and strength.
Our goal: a work environment in which all employees feel sincere appreciation, sense the meaningfulness of their actions and take pleasure in their work.
When you visit a Barcamp, be ready to share your knowledge with the other Barcampers.
When you leave, be ready to share it with the world.
A Barcamp, often called an “unconference “, is a moderated event that arises out of the desire to provide people with the opportunity to share knowledge and experience and learn together in an open environment. It is an invigorating event with discussions, workshop sessions and participant organised free-form activities.
Barcamps are often used to identify topics and to exchange ideas. Depending on the group’s level of experience, it is also possible to obtain specific results by the end of the event.
Development of social competence using theater pedagogy
Through the use of theater pedagogical activities, children and adolescents are confronted with their own identity and also with their ascribed social role. Actively taking on another role makes it possible to try out new ways of taking action or behaving which otherwise would be inconceivable in their “normal” lives. The shy one takes the initiative, the loud one can silently observe.
The group restructures itself, playfully integrating an outsider due to their now visible abilities. The call for interaction, taking consideration of others or letting someone voice their opinion becomes indispensable for the game and is not seen as a deficit. The ability to work out rules during the game is transferred to everyday life. Frequently, positive changes in the group structure are visible even after the acting is finished.
By creating positive experiences, a good basis is laid for dealing with difficult verbal confrontations and discussions later in life.
Training courses and workshops
The Garden of Democracy - growing democratic structures
Council of Chiefs and School Parliament? Barcamps, school assembly and mediation?
Many self-governing schools have successfully created structures to strengthen a culture of democratic participation. How can public schools benefit from these examples?
Keynote lecture and practical training sessions for pupils, teachers, and administrators.
Best Practice Workshop and Implementation: For school administrators
„Map the Gap“: The Knowledge-Action-Gap Problem Or: Why don't we DO what we KNOW?
Sustainable development starts today and starts with small steps in our own lives.
From the purchase of energy-efficient lamps for kindergartens to the “Whole School approach”.
In this workshop unit we impart knowledge on the subject of education for sustainable development and bring people and groups involved in decision-making processes together in order to enable a holistic combination of knowledge, experience and taking action.
Teachers, educators, leaders, parents, students and other committed individuals.
In addition, we offer support in project planning and implementation of sustainable projects and support you in the acquisition of funding.
Mindfullness in the classroom
Short meditation breaks, silent breaks, imaginary journeys or breathing exercises. There are many possibilities for integrating small breaks in the context of training attentiveness during lessons or during a day at kindergarten. But which option suits me as an educator or teacher? Which possibility makes me feel comfortable and what makes sense for the actual situation in my school or institution? Together we develop an easy to implement concept with tested and proven methods for more attentiveness in everyday pedagogical life.
Weekly offers, offers within a project day/week
Just do theater - Playback theater und Forum theater at school
“Don’t make such a scene!” We have all heard or even used this sentence before. We want to encourage you to reformulate it creatively: Make a scene! With pedagogical theater activities we expand the pupils’ scope of action and give them the opportunity to “play out” solution strategies in the truest sense of the word. Methods from Forum and Playback Theatre encourage students to interact with their own realities, enable them to take a new look at their own experiences and strengthen their relationships with one another.
Sound pedagogy for schools and kindergartens
Sound pedagogy programs help to develop the ability to concentrate and facilitate motivated and effective learning. Recurring sound rituals promote mindfulness and social learning, encourage integrative processes and inclusion.
Weekly offers, offers within the framework of a project day/week
Training for educators and teachers
Training for educators in theater pedagogy
This educational course is aimed at interested educators who would like to familiarize themselves with playing theater with young children. The course presents examples of different forms of theatrical play, be it pantomime, shadow theater, improvisation or the staging of a short story from a picture book, story or fairy tale.
Theatre pedagogy as a method for the process of early childhood learning promotes group skills, increases the ability to concentrate and contributes to mentalisation: Children who deal with foreign roles in a playful way at an early age will, for example, also be able to put themselves in the position or role of another person and develop adequate social empathy. In this way, playing theater expands their vocabulary and language use.
Playing theater is complemented by costumes, masks, music, dance and self-built scenery, (cloth, paper and other materials) thereby promoting creativity and addressing physical, psychological and communication (social) aspects equally.
Duration: 5 workshop days, 8 hours/day
Workshop leaders: Norbert Knitsch and Corinna Michal-Gabriel