Leadership Seminar 2010

Leadership Seminar 2010

"We are People to People International"

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Dates: Berlin, Germany: October 20-24, 2010
Content: Future Workshop for the further development of People to People International and its programs. The main results can be downloaded here.
Participants: 22 leaders from 18 PTPI chapters (2 university chapters, 5 student chapters and 11 community chapters) in the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

Wannseeforum, Hohenzollernstraße 14, 14109 Berlin



People to People International aims to foster international understanding through direct people-to-people contacts. PTPI’s Leadership Seminar is a special program to support and connect the leaders of PTPI chapters in Europe. The seminar enabled our leaders to meet, exchange experiences, improve cooperation, specify challenges and problems of PTPI and PTPI chapters in Europe, formulate goals to make PTPI and its programs more successful and develop strategies to realize those goals. 


The seminar united 22 leaders from 18 PTPI chapters (2 university chapters, 5 student chapters and 11 community chapters) in the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

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Below is a report from participant Gina Tataru (Boiculese) of Bucharest, Romania:

"The leadership seminar organized in Berlin each year is the best tool to use when your chapter lacks ideas on growth, promotion and retention of members, or on the contrary, when your chapter scores the highest number of members and achieves the implementation of the most successful projects. This is the moment and place when new ideas are discussed and old issues are managed with proper advice and support from all the PTPI team.

Having participated in the 2010 Leadership Seminar, I was provided with the answers I needed concerning the activities of the Bucharest Chapter. I learned from other similar chapters' experiences and promotion techniques, and realized that the issues that we have been confronted with are common to many other chapters – we just needed a new approach and a different vision. Indeed, by reading all the materials in the newsletters we receive, we get a grasp of what everyone is doing, but the Leadership seminar offered the opportunity to also discuss all the steps of getting projects and activities done – especially in a demanding environment such as a Student Chapter.

On a more personal level, the leadership seminar brought me closer to friends that I missed very much and hadn’t seen in a long time. It gave me the feeling of having a family reunion. I met new wonderful friends from different countries and learned new skills on promotion and public relations. Also, meeting with the representatives of the Toastmasters was a funny and useful session of discussions that helped me practice my public speaking skills while being evaluated by specialists in the field."

Gina Tataru (Boiculese) – Bucharest, Romania

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Hohenzollernstraße 14
14109 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 806 800
Fax: +49 30 806 88

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Wednesday, October 20: Arrival and Welcome Evening

Afternoon Arrival and check-in at Wannsee Forum                                                                  
16:00 - 18:00 Seminar check-in
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 21:30 Welcome Evening to get to know one another

Thursday, October 21: Teambuilding and the Keys to Success

08:00 - 09:00    Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Expectations, Presentation of the Seminar Program and the concept "Future Workshop"
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Experience Exchange about challenges we are facing
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Forming International Teams and Preparation for Berlin Quest
14:30 - 19:00

Berlin Quest: "What makes organizations successful?" - Excursion.
Optional city walk in Berlin

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner in Berlin

Friday, October 22: We Have Dreams

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:45 Presentation of Berlin Quest Results
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 PTPI Café "Dreaming Perfect PTPI"
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Presentation of Results of the PTPI Café
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00

Public Relations Workshop "Increasing the Visibility of PTPI -
International and National PR Strategies"
Networking Workshop "Improving Cooperation and Networking within PTPI"

18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
20:00 - 22:30 Intercultural Party "Celebrating Diversity"

Saturday, October 23: Making Dreams Come True

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:45

Open Space for Group Work: European Conference, European Youth Forum,
Attracting More Members, International Visitors Program

10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Plenary Session: Presentation of Group work and Mutual Feedback
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Open Space for Further Development of Group Work and Follow up Strategies
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00

Updates about Group Work and Follow up. Seminar Evaluation

18:30 Trip to Potsdam
19:30 Dinner in Potsdam
23:00 Return to Wannsee Forum

Sunday, October 24: Departure

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


People to People International
European Office
Schillerstraße  59
10627 Berlin
Phone:+49 8801 6433 
Fax: +49 8891 6434
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Lars Poignant


Verena Denk

Dace Varaksina