Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, August 25 – August 30, 2014 – 9 am to 6 pm daily CET
The Individual is the catalyst of all social progress, the source of creativity, innovation, new ideas and new initiatives. The individual is the genetic source of human diversity. The entrepreneur, inventor, social reformer, revolutionary leader, original thinker and creative artist are a few of individuality’s expressions. Yet how little we understand about the characteristics of true individuality, the ways in which it expresses, the means for developing it, and the means for realizing real individuality in one’s own life.
History demonstrates that individuals have the power to change the world. This course explored the relationship between personality and accomplishment. It examined the role of Individuality and Values in personal achievement, growth of personality and social progress drawing on evidence from Management Science, History, Psychology and Literature. It explored the relationship between creative individuals and society searching for insights into the principles and process that govern successful human initiatives and their consequences in various fields of life.
What was the source of Steve Jobs’ remarkable entrepreneurial and creative energies, his unparalleled capacity for pioneering new commercial products and his remarkable impact on several generations of society? What are the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and outstanding leaders in other fields of social accomplishment? What are the dimensions of personal growth? How does personality develop? What is true individuality and how does it differ from social personality? How does psychological capacity impact on achievement in work and the external world? What is the relationship between individual achievement and social progress? These and many related questions were explored in the six day course.
The course was intended for both students and practitioners in all fields interested in advancing theoretical understanding and practical approaches to promote the development of entrepreneurship, individuality, creativity, original thinking and other forms of social innovation. It explored the role of the individual in development of society, elucidated the characteristics of true individuals, the source of their amazing power for accomplishment and the process by which they act as catalysts of social innovation. While the presentation was academic, the objective was to impart original insights and practical knowledge for personal growth and individuation.
This graduate level seminar course was organized by the World Academy of Art & Science and the World University Consortium at Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, an enchanting walled, sea-battered city lying at the foot of a grizzled mountain and Croatia’s most popular tourist destination.
Certificates of Completion were issued by Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik and World Academy of Art & Science.
Characteristics of high achieving individuals
Individuality as pioneer and catalyst for social change
Power of values in social accomplishment and psychological fulfilment
The role of human relationships and networking in individual and social development
Biological, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of society and individual life
Behaviour, character, personality and individuality
The character of life – why life behaves the way it does
Process of personal achievement
Personal growth and self-realization
Psychologist and President of Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy, co-founded by Carl Rogers; Secretary General, World University Consortium; Trustee, World Academy of Art and Science.
Management consultant, CEO, World Academy of Art & Science; Chair of the Board and CEO, World University Consortium; Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy; Managing Editor, Cadmus Journal; and Vice President, The Mother’s Service Society, India.
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Humanities, University of Colorado at Boulder; Associate Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science.
Associate Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science and Senior Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society, Social Science Research Institute, India.