Leadership Seminar 2008

Leadership Seminar 2008

"Public Relations"

Berlin, Germany: October 22-26, 2008

Participants  | Favourite Quotes |Workshop Results | Program | Venue

PTPI's international leadership seminar is a special program to support the presidents of PTPI adult and university chapters, the adult advisors of PTPI student chapters as well as PTPI trustees. The aim of the seminar was to enable active European PTPI chapter leaders to meet, exchange experiences and enhance their public relation skills as well as to encourage PTPI chapters to initiate more and/or new member outreach activities and improve cooperation between chapters in Europe.


Twenty-four PTPI leaders from PTPI student, university and adult chapters in the following countries took part in this year's leadership seminar: Albania, Bulgaria, Sweden, Ukraine, France, Bulgaria, Belgium, Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Moldova, Estonia, Armenia, Hungary, Georgia and Romania.

Some impressions of the seminar are included on this Web page. We will soon create a picture gallery with more photos.


Favourite Quotes

During the Leadership Seminar participants have continuously been expressing their views and ideas. Below is a list of quotes with thoughts, remarks and inspirations that have been shared in the course of the seminar.

  • I have never been in a group with so many nationalities, and I sincerely hope that these friendships will go on, as there is already great value in just having the chance to meet so many different people.
  • Let’s appreciate the communication between the different age levels and use the opportunity wisely.
  • Making PTPI visible is very good, but we need to be clear about the purpose and what reasoning we use to do so.
  • Sometimes, it just takes one person to put the pieces together.
  • We need dreams, jokes and coffee.
  • We could introduce People to People stickers for cars.
  • Always look on the bright side of life.
  • We are happy because we are active.
  • We don’t only need to understand each other verbally, but also watch our body language.
  • The more you contribute the more you get.
  • Everybody is smiling.
  • It is so nice to see so many different people who are strangers to one another coming together and opening up so quickly.
  • We need to be open to other cultures and take care of our environment.
  • We dream of a worldwide community without limits.
  • Superheroes make sure there is no fighting in our world.
  • Eat with pleasure, drink with measure and enjoy life as it is.
  • We need unity of people based on love and respect.
  • The Promised Land is within your reach if you just know how to enjoy and to love.

Workshop Results

Please click here to download the workshop results, which we have compiled in a PDF document.


Wednesday, October 22 - Arrival

Afternoon/Evening Arrival and check in at hotel St.-Michaels-Heim on the premises of Johannisches Sozialwerk e.V.
16:30 - 18:30 Seminar check in
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Thursday, October 23 - Teambuilding

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Getting to know each other
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Teambuilding Exercise
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 15:15 Getting to know each other`s chapters
15:15 - 16:40 PTPI Café - Visibility of our chapters
16:40 - 17:00 Short Break
17:00 - 18:00 Presentation of PTPI Café results
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
20:30 Intercultural Evening - participants share aspects of their culture

Friday, October 24
Public Relations

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Creative Writing Workshop
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Creative Writing Workshop continues
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Public Relations Workshop
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Public Relations Workshop continues
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
20:30 Optional Evening Program: Berlin by night - city walk and night cap

Saturday, October 25
Member Outreach

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Member Outreach Workshop
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Development of member outreach activities
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Presentation of member outreach activities
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Evaluation of seminar
19:00 Departure from hotel for Berlin evening<
20:00 Dinner downtown

Sunday, October 26

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 Hotel check out

Please click here to download this program.


Johannisches Sozialwerk e.V.

Bismarckallee 23
14193 Berlin-Grunewald
+49 30 896 88 0 (phone)
+49 896 88 185 (fax)

Felicia, Verena, Lars and Jones Hans-Dieter, Jonas, Felicia