Program modules:

  • Module 1 Meeting with the coach Maja Meissner
  • Module 2 Culture counts Jacek Weksler
  • Module 3 Philosophy - western thought Peter Jenkins
  • Module 4 Politics – Economics – Diplomacy Peter Jenkins
  • Module 5 Who needs art these days? Krzysztof Augustin
  • Module 6 Media and how to make a presentanion Grzegorz Nawrocki
  • Module 7 Etiquette and cultural differences Taida Meredith
  • Module 8 Table Etiquette Taida Meredith
  • Module 9 Image Izabela Muther
  • Module 10 Architecture – styles and development Jan Kucza-Kuczyński
  • Module 11 Final meeting Maja Meissner
  • Module 12 Modules under development:

What would not only my own life, but that of the whole race of man, have been without thee? Thou gavest birth to cities. Thou didst call together scattered men to live in society. Thou didst unite them with one another, first by homes, then by marriages, then by intercourse in writing and in speech. Thou art the inventor of laws; thou, the mistress of morals and discipline.

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Program 8

Cultura Animi

Cultura Animi is a unique series of meetings and workshops aimed at shaping behavior, attitudes, styles and preferences in such a way that the recipient, in the shortest time possible, acquires the necessary knowledge and refinement to help him move freely in different areas of the contemporary world. The program will also facilitate contacts between people at all levels, help build their and their company’s image, and will provide comprehensive preparation for the art of conversation, cooperation with the media, and public speaking.

Our program is structured to serve the needs of individual or group participants. Its purpose is to “broaden horizons” and give participants a certain level of comfort when discussing topics from different thematic areas, such as philosophy, politics, art, literature, theater, etiquette, image and, ultimately, psychology, history, and how to create your own art collection.

The program opens with a meeting with the coach who, in cooperation with the client defines which needs are to be addressed and then devises an appropriate series of meetings. Meeting with the coach, whose purpose is to summarize the activities and their benefits, also takes place upon the completion of the program.

Each module in the program is conducted by a carefully selected expert. These are often individuals eminent in their field, but they are also selected for their ability to share their knowledge and experience in exciting and interesting ways.

The length of meetings will be tailored to the needs and number of participants and will be frequently adjusted to make use of the time as efficiently as possible.

Module 1

Meeting with the coach

Conducted by: Maja Meissner

First meeting will be devoted to the choice of modules for implementation.

This is a key moment that will define participant’s needs and help in developing a detailed plan for implementing the Cultura Animi program.

Language: Polish or English

Module 2

Culture counts

Conducted by: Jacek Weksler

The program combines discussion about cultural canons and presentation of the media market in Poland

Module 3

Philosophy - western thought

Prowadzący: Peter Jenkins

Najważniejsze zagadnienia z zakresu etyki, metafizyki, epistemologii, estetyki i logiki.

Język: angielski

Module 4

Politics – Economics – Diplomacy

Conducted by: Peter Jenkins

Relations between politics, economy and diplomacy in the context of contemporary events

Language: English

Module 5

Who needs art these days?

Conducted by: Krzysztof Augustin

We may ask ourselves – if we have achieved a high status of wealth, is it proper to hang reproductions of works and not the originals, or hang the work without any concept of decorative or collectible art. Whether it is appropriate to decorate our houses with fake antiques and eat on poor porcelain. All recipients of the work of Art in front of which they stand, are equal, although not all have equal access to it. We must therefore open ourselves to Art that enriches and inspires further research, and makes our lives better and our environment more beautiful.

Module 6

Media and how to make a presentanion

Conducted by: Grzegorz Nawrocki

Meetings or workshops preparing for:

  • Presentations
  • Public appearances
  • Media statements
  • Press conferences
  • Customer relations
  • Media relations
  • Managing PR crisis situations
  • TV and radio interviews
  • Expert statements
  • Self –presentation on the screen
  • Efficient arguments
  • Basic rhetoric
  • Rasing company image

Language: Polish or English

Module 7

Etiquette and cultural differences

Conducted by: Taida Meredith

The module is designed to refresh the basic principles of savoir-vivre in reference to rules of behavior and etiquette in different countries.

Language: Polish or English

Module 8

Table Etiquette

Conducted by: Taida Meredith

This module is aimed to show the participants how to behave properly at business and others meals.

Language: Polish or English

Module 9

Image

Conducted by: Izabela Muther

Image – how to dress according to a professional position

The module aims to determine one’s style in accordance to the speciific person’s character and professional expectations. It is in fact true that an attractive packaging sells better. Sometimes, however, it is indeed difficult to achieve a right, good style. To sort it out we shall discuss topics adapted to the individual needs of the participants, based on the following key issues:

  1. Creating own style in the context of a professional position, personality and the type of figure.
  2. Dress codes in business: formal and casual. Public speaking, business meetings, social events and the most common mistakes.
  3. What to wear at work.
  4. Business trips: packing suitcases, what to wear when abroad.

After the workshop participants will receive a “personal dress code” in line with their own expectations as well as with their professional environment.
The right outfit makes you feel more confident, you are more open to others and the environment sees you as a more competent person.

Language: Polish or English

Module 10

Architecture – styles and development

Conducted by: Jan Kucza-Kuczyński

The main architectural styles over the centuries. Buildings that changed the thinking about architecture. Characters that have marked the new directions of development. Where is architecture heading today?

Language: Polish, English or French

Module 11

Final meeting

Conducted by: Maja Meissner

2-hours long program summary.

Language: Polish or English

Module 12

Modules under development:

  • History
  • History of Art
  • Diplomatic protocol
  • Pointers on how to build an art collection
  • Psychology
  • Music
  • Savoir-vivre for children

Program modules:

  • Module 1 Meeting with the coach Maja Meissner
  • Module 2 Culture counts Jacek Weksler
  • Module 3 Philosophy - western thought Peter Jenkins
  • Module 4 Politics – Economics – Diplomacy Peter Jenkins
  • Module 5 Who needs art these days? Krzysztof Augustin
  • Module 6 Media and how to make a presentanion Grzegorz Nawrocki
  • Module 7 Etiquette and cultural differences Taida Meredith
  • Module 8 Table Etiquette Taida Meredith
  • Module 9 Image Izabela Muther
  • Module 10 Architecture – styles and development Jan Kucza-Kuczyński
  • Module 11 Final meeting Maja Meissner
  • Module 12 Modules under development: