In 2017 together with the Institute for Global Integral Competence we would like to invite you to join our monthly free Webinar Series, providing valuable educational information on timely, interdisciplinary topics around the Cosmopolitan Communication. A key feature of our webinars is to give, receive and discuss information and combine visions of transcultural justice, peace and conviviality with an ethical commitment to difference and alterity. Our webinar courses consist of monthly learning sequences. Each learning sequence is composed of input from our areas of expertise interspersed or follow with interactive discussion and some learning exercises, where we can immediately practice together the concepts from the input… read more.
Train the Integral Trainer is online!
YES! We flipped our Train-the-Integral-Trainer TIT™ to personalise learning to all participants and make them take ownership of their learning! Following the latest design trends we use fantastic Google Classroom LMS tool. Our videos, presentations, and other material is now delivered to our participants outside of meeting rooms using Google simple end elegant interface. It is easy to set up, saves time and enhances communication around the world. Our new Train the Trainer Program is explicitly based on Integral Theory and will serve as an invitation to other educators and students to explore how elements of Integral Theory might support their own efforts towards embracing more inclusive, comprehensive, and integral education… read more
EU Project Erasmus with Italy and Turkey
Together with the Institute for Global Integral Competence we are partner again at the Erasmus + Project: Teaching English Motivatedly for Adult Students. This project has the scope to bring together the different participating partners target groups, that is adult students who will have the opportunity to visit and meet their counterparts in different countries, to exchange the experience of learning a second language. The representatives of some institutions operating in different european countries in the field of language teaching found to have common problems and exigences, to make their teaching action more useful. There are partners from Italy, Sportello Elp and Turkey, Aydin Egitim,Kultur Sanat Dernegi involved in this project… read more
Intercultural Leadership Training
In the cooperation with St Heliers Centre Auckland and Carehouse Paeroa we organised from 6-8 May 2016 in Paeroa an Intercultural Leadership Training for young people. Our aim was to encourage and empower youth by providing training that promote and enhance the quality of life for themselves, their communities and our world. With the input from the Māori Community and great workshops (form communication training to music session and basketball coaching) led by young people, we created an open space, seen as an opportunity for young people from various cultures, faiths and no-faith to get to know each other, share their vision, hopes and dreams for New Zealand and for the world… read more
Change Management in Multicultural Context
New Trainings at interkultura in 2016! In the modern market economy, we have to deal with rapid change. They cover both the external environment of the organization (including ever-increasing competition, changing requirements and expectations of customers, technology development or mergers and acquisitions), as well as the interior of the same organization (internal restructuring, business development and management vision). In order to effectively support international companies on their way to make changes we have prepared a special training addressed to the change leaders, who are responsible for the implementation of the changes in the organization… read more
Presentation at the SIETAR AUSTRALASIA Conference in Sydney
SIETAR Australasia in co-operation with the University of Sydney Business School were holding a conference with the theme: Intangible culture: Migrants’ contribution to (global) cultural heritage. The aim was to explore how migrants have contributed to the creation of intangible and tangible cultural heritage in Australia and globally. Dr. Anna Storck contributed to the conference with her presentation: Human Migration through the AQAL Lens…. read more
22nd International Conference in Shanghai
At the 22nd International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) at the Shanghai International Studies University we proposed a topic on: Cosmopolitan Communication”. SISU is an internationally recognized, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary and multicultural nature, committed to preparing innovative professionals and future global leaders for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times… read more
EPICNZ Conference in Auckland
EPICNZ (Ethnic People in Commerce New Zealand) is an annual conference facilitated by the Office of Ethnic Communities to bring together New Zealand’s business people, ranging from those at the outset of their business careers to experienced leaders. This year with a key focus on Innovation, Diversity and Building Connections. Dr. Anna Storck presented the International Youth for Peace Movement: “Talk to Me” she stared in 2015.…read more
Dr. Anna Storck with Dr. Edwina Pio, New Zealand’s first Professor of Diversity and Puspa Lekinwala from NZ Indian Central Association
Institute for Global Integral Competence workshop
IfGIC team met together to clarified the idea of “Cosmopolitan Communication” and how tis can be activated. Are we able to ship: forward by moving into the next phase of human communication: “cosmopolitan communication”. This kind of communication requires the development of a new level of awareness – global integral competence – which incorporates a more complete human and societal dimension of experience. Using a highly interactive format, students will look at this competence through for channels of understanding humankind, society and nature: body, mind, culture and system….read more.
Intercultural Team Development trainings in Warsaw
An intercultural team can be of great advantage when it comes to solving complex problems, as different points of view are coming together. At the same time, cultural diversity comes along with some diffculties. Entrepreneurs often underestimate the cultural implications of such a cooperation. We dive head first into joint projects, true to the motto: “I’m sure it will be fine,” without investing much time in the preparation of our employees or considering potential complications. Only well into the business relationship do we realize the problems of international cooperation… read more
iBook Train the Trainer | available now!
iBook Train the Trainer is a unique interactive manual for intercultural trainers . The concept of training is constructed in the likeness of routing, in which the trainers will find numerous information about the structure and course of the training. There are both practical tips and theory with actual examples in the form of video sequences from my trainings, relevant images and ready presentations PPP . Trainers can use the examples in their own practice, coaching taking all one to one , or choose some of its parts and used in many different combinations….read more
Leadership For Women
New Trainings at interkultura in 2015! In today’s large organization, as women climb up the corporate ladder they vanish. While the statistics vary slightly around the world, this is an extremely consistent pattern. At the lowest levels, more than half of the employees in organizations are female. As you move to each successively higher level in the organization, the number of women steadily shrinks. At the CEO level, worldwide, there are only 3% to 4% who are women. We find this to be a puzzling, even mysterious phenomenon when you examine the hard data that describes the overall success that women have when placed in successively higher leadership positions. It is even more curious when you analyze the success they have in those functional areas that have traditionally been dominated by males….read more
FUGIC Forum at the University of Federal Armed Force in Munich
Flying University of Global Integral Competence promotes “Cosmopolitan Communication (CC)”, which is a communication form in the second tier (yellow and turquoise) of the human evolution. Each individual cannot grasp the whole concept of CC, but we all together are able to draw a big blueprint of CC by using “integral map” and “tools” (transparent communication, integral dialogue etc.). FUGIC is a new co-creating integral learning platform for all people who want to apply CC to our social reality – health, wealth and peace.
Guest Lectures at the Auckland University of Technology
Dr. Anna Storck was granted the opportunity to teach Intercultural Communication (146719) and Communicating Study (146734) as a lecturer at the School of Communication on AUT Auckland.
“As a teacher Anna is warm, accessible, enthusiastic and caring with a great ability to create a sense of community and belonging in the classroom. She integrates the best components of both conventional and alternative approaches to education into a fuller, wider, deeper, more transformative educational space.” Abby Wedge
TALK To ME 1st Conference in Auckland
Dr. Anna Storck was the project coordinator of this Youth Welcome Diversity Project. Our most basic aim here was to create an opportunity for people from various cultures to get to know each other and share their visions, hopes and dreams for the future. We opened a dialogue between us and discussed what our future and living in peace might look like. The dialogue was challenging, disagreements were arised, but new perspectives were born as well… read more
IFGIC Unit Auckland was founded!
Institut for Global Integral Competence (IFGIC) promotes cosmopolitan communication by developing global integral competence and practicing transparent communication and integral dialogue. This form of communication requires the development of a new level of awareness – global integral competence – which incorporates a more complete picture of human experience. Using a highly interactive format, IFGIC looks at this competence through four perspectives of understanding: mind, culture, brain and system. … read more
Integral Business Training
New Trainings at interkultura in 2014! This is a unique training course designed exclusively for Senior Managers and Directors. This transformational program includes and integrates the work of some of the leading management thinkers of our age. You will learn how to implement these ideas and utilize them in transforming your business. We recommend a holistic approach which is necessary in order to achieve success in the organization and become even more effective as a leader learning emerging ways of managing in the new millennium.
When we think of cultural differences – we often mean obvious things like differences in language as well as traditional beliefs and customs. However, when we look at a business setting – it’s useful to consider culture in more than one dimension. We could be different in terms of regional culture, but we have a lot in common in terms of corporate and professional culture. When we look at cultural difference purely on the basis of country and language – and pander only to this dimension of culture in our business dealings – we can obsess about nuances that make little difference when it comes to getting business done. The aim of this training is to enable you to better understand cultural diversity and how to manage it effectively to improve workplace performance. This includes relationships, teamwork, productivity, country knowledge, community relationships etc
FUGIC Forum in Berlin
Flying University of Institute for Global Integral Competence celebrates and experiences a new format of learning and exchanging on communication for people who are interested in: Communication for personal and social evolution for healing, for organizational change, for peace making, for Communication of our future!Multiculturalism. How to deal with it? More information in our Integral Handbook (PDF) download Flyer_FUGIC Health PDF
Project New Zealand: SBN’s 2014
We are part of shaping New Zealand. We joined leaders from around the world who gather to explore the latest trends and identify tangible steps to transform our business and community. Project New Zealand, our 2014 national conference, launched a new approach to business transformation called ‘The Big Shift’ (#theBIGshift). Created by our partner Forum for the Future (UK), one of the world’s leading sustainability organizations, the approach is a simple and effective method to identify practical ways of bringing about change….read more
WISDOM 2.0 Conference in Dublin
Our first ever European event! Join us in September at Google’s Headquarters in Dublin. Familiar faces from the Wisdom 2.0 community will join European business leaders, meditation teachers, and tech gurus….read more
‘The conversations at Wisdom 2.0 on mindfulness in business and society are some of the most critical of our time.” M.Bertolini
IfGIC Forum 2014 in the World House in Wetten
Institute for Global Integral Competence invited all interested in a New Stage of Evolution to the forum about Cosmopolitan Communication. Dr. Anna Storck facilitated a Workshop for Peace together with Rita Brown (USA). The purpose of this workshop was to bring peace home. Participants were deepen their awareness and came up with practical ways to address a current personal or professional conflict. Practical tools for accessing information beyond the rational mind were shared in this experiential workshop. Attendees took different perspectives on issues using developmental lens and honor the transcendence and inclusion of their world views… read more
FAIR VENTURE Congress 2014 in Berlin
“Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being” from Charles Eisenstein. We introduced the Flying University of Global Integral Competence which creatively explore and develop new ways of communication……read more
“In order to find your way, you must get lost. There’s a vast territory for what we’re leaving behind, and where we want to go. We don’t have any maps for that journey.” – Charles Eisenstein
1st European Integral Conference in Budapest
Integral thinking in Europe comes in new forms and manifestations. This community has been eagerly waiting to meet each other. We gather to witness and celebrate “The Emergence of Integral Consciousness in Europe”. An estimated number of 500 people from approximately 20 countries all across Europe and overseas guests met in beautiful Budapest. We helped the birthing of a European identity that will also represent the continent in the global integral movement. Dr. Anna Storck was representing provided together with Dr. Kazuma Matoba workshop about Global Integral Competence…read more
Article from Dr. Anna Storck in Personel PLUS
We are no longer so naïve as to think we can simply bring people from all parts of the world together and expect them to integrate or work together. Multiculturalism is a complexissue with potential for both disaster and opportunity. Is it time to revisit our approach to diversity? Nowadays, Poland possesses perhaps the most culturally homogenous society in the whole of Europe population of 36 million people who are overwhelmingly Polish-speaking by language, and overwhelmingly Roman Catholic by religion, and overwhelmingly patriotic in their political views. This present state of affairs – of an exclusively Polish Poland – differs radically from the picture of Poland as it existed for more than a thousand years up to the Second World War. Historic Poland as distinct from the Poland of today, was a multinational state of vast proportions. At one time between the 15th and 17th centuries, it was absolutely larger than Russia and was not only the homeland of most of the Poles in Europe, but also the homeland of almost all the Ukrainians, Belorussians and Lithuanians, of several million Germans, and of the principal Jewish community in the world… read all (PDF document in Polish)
Interview with Dr. Anna Storck in PLUS BIZNES
“What does YES mean in India?” and other cross cultural competence and solutions to international business”. In our globalized and outsourced/off shored world we are now working across different cultures and communication styles. This has given rise to a number of cultural challenges, further exacerbated by working remotely across distance and time zones. So what we may take for granted in terms of working style and communication in Poland, for example, can be very different in other cultures, giving rise to misunderstandings, time delays and poor business relationships. This of course impacts the bottom line! The short but very powerful word “yes” encapsulates and reflects cultural differences and is one of the biggest sources of frustration and loss of trust. How is this so? read all (PDF document in Polish)
New Trainings at interkultura in 2013! Femina Magna is a specific workshop dedicated to all women, who are on the way to break the standard way of thinking and open to the new possibilities. The most important component on this way is trusting yourself, your wisdom, the power of who are, and the inspiration that has led you to this moment. Trust that the experience will unfold exactly as it has meant to, that the women who are meant to learn with and from each other will show up, and that whatever transformation is ready to happen will happen through your presence and the Femina Magna process… read more
Teaching and Learning for the Future | Workshop in Berlin
Educational neuroscience is an emerging scientific field that brings together researchers in cognitive neuroscience, developmental cognitive neuroscience, educational psychology, educational technology, education theory and other related disciplines to explore the interactions between biological processes and education. The participants learned implications for education and lifelong learning coming from the recent neuroscience research.
Innovative “ME” Integral Conference in Gdynia
Integral Meetings in Poland are every time trying to understand the modern world, putting a coherent model that describes our reality. This year, we tried to search for answers to the question of how to live our life in turbulent times. At the same time we were looking for connections in remote areas. We extended our vision both in breadth and in depth… read more…
SIETAR Niederlande Seminar in Utrecht
Integral Competence for the future. Training-seminar contacted by Dr. Anna Storck for SIETAR Nederland. In this seminar we try to answer the question: what are the necessary competences that enable us to cooperate interculturally in a proudly and joyful way. Anna’s vision is, that effective intercultural cooperation takes more than cultural knowledge and skills. In her opinion, to solve the world’s problems, we need to take a more integral approach by changing the way we communicate our message across cultures… read more
Integral Forum Germany Conference in Nürenberg
Integral Forum is a non-profit organization. INTEGRAL stands for a comprehensive, balanced and holistic world view. To paraphrase Albert Einstein: we cannot solve todays complex and global problems on the same level on which they came into being. Such a new level of complexity is offered by the Integral approach which is presented in an exemplary way by the American philosopher and transdisciplinary thinker Ken Wilber. Forum 2013 theme was: We are shaping the future. Be conscious together, get involved, make a difference… read more
Picture from Mathias Weiderecht
Integral Theory Conference in San Francisco
Connecting the Integral Kosmopolitan. The world’s largest academic conference devoted to the field of Integral Theory and practice. The Integral Kosmopolitan has this expansive understanding of the integral field—one that sees integral as a broad and diverse tradition constituted of multiple authors, lineages, and influences. This focus builds on the momentum of the opening talk of the 2010 conference, as well as several of the key papers presented there, all of which shared an interest in advancing the field of Integral Theory by seeing Ken Wilber’s AQAL vision as a profound and seminal contribution, serving as a solid basis for expanded enactments of Integral Theory… read more
Dr Anna Storck ON AIR!
Funkhaus Europa is an international and an intercultural radio broadcasting program from Germany Westdeutschen Rundfunks Köln (WDR) and Radio Bremen, in the cooperation with the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB). multicult.fm stands for a respectful and integrative approach towards the diversity of this region. Dr. Anna Storck together with Kazuma Matoba were talking about Global Integral Competence. Live with Kevin Brooker (✞). Stream here
Train The Trainer – Integral Study
New Trainings at interkultura in 2012! The Train-the-Integral-Trainer Program is a unique training program for educators that brings the experience of instructors and participants together with the modern developments in the field of positive psychology, neuroscience and the most effective methods aimed at learning both cognitive and affective as well as the action-oriented ones. In this way the teacher, the students, and the classroom engage in transformative processes through various practices of awareness, interaction, and organization. As an integral teacher Dr. Anna Storck create a programme trying to integrate the best components of both conventional and alternative approaches to education into a fuller, wider, deeper, more transformative educational space …read more
Foreign Language Drama Festival in Aydin
In the cooperation with the Association for Cross-Cultural Competence (VIK e.V.) and partners from 5 Europan countries we organized 1st The Foreign Language Drama Festival. The FLDF has the scope to bring together the different participating partners target groups, that is adult students who will have the opportunity to visit and meet their counterparts in different countries, to exchange the experience of learning a second language, as well as its culture through the study and performance of theatrical plays in any given European language being studied. There are seven partners from different countries and different types of organizations involved in the adult education area, they include partners from: Italy, Finland, Poland, Germany, Spain and Turkey …read more
Sommer Camp in Abamo Terme
In a diverse program of seminars, renowned trainers from fields such as coaching, psychology, business, and healthcare met with 500 participants to get the creative juices flowing. The SummerCamp has provided a new world of experience for all participants, experience with their inner selves, the outer world, and their professional fields. In the weekend 29-30 July took place the Future Congress at the same location. Most of the camp trainers and interesting guests talk about their work. We were there with our Intercultural Competence workshops… read more
Kevin Booker (✞) speaks with Dr. Anna Storck and Dr. Kazuma Matoba. Live stream in Radio MULTICULT in Berlin.
SIETAR FORUM 2012+38 in Berlin
Everybody is talking about the need for radical change, and some are even starting to see solutions in each field: politics, medicine, economics, society, etc. However – and most of us forget – “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” (Einstein) To solve the problems, we have to move to the next level of consciousness and communication. We “interculturalists” are confronted, in our working areas, with the question of which intercultural competence is going to be required for the level of “cosmopolitan communication” in the future. To answer this question we need a good future-oriented “map“ that can show us the evolutionary process of communication. In the SIETAR Forum 2012+38 we went, on the basis of a map (AQAL Model from Ken Wilber), one step towards the paradigm shift of intercultural communication.
Youth for Human Rights and Democracy in Wroclaw
In the cooperation with the Angelus Silesius Meeting House we provide a workshop: Youth for Human Rights and Democracy. We learn and teach together human rights education in nontraditional educational settings. We aim to reach people from diverse backgrounds, with materials which appeal across cultures. By teaching human rights through all means—from conferences and workshops to hip-hop and dancing—this message has spread around the world.
26 participants from 20 countries catered together to learn the strategies and techniques you need to offer in-depth and culture-specific cross-cultural orientations and take advantage of the opportunity to be trained in the cross-cultural field by Dr. Anna Storck. What did they get there?
– Understanding of intercultural learning concepts
– Ability to apply adult, experiential learning principles
– Ability to implement the development of concepts and behavioural strategies via scenarios, specific events, and prior experiences of the participants.
– Ability to facilitate a participant-focused coaching approach to materials and information.
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