Cultural Intelligence®

Effective culture development and personal effectiveness in companies

2-part seminar series for executives, HR professionals and managers, employees, external and internal consultants, business developers, coaches and project and program managers and anyone who wants to shape culture and take their personal effectiveness to the next level.


Cultural Intelligence® 1


The module on implementing effective and measurable culture development processes including tools, architectures and methods as well as requirements the own role.

About the seminar

Culture development is the success factor for sustainable change. You will learn about the importance of culture for the necessary changes and gain insight into how you can implement and manage a culture development process. You will reflect on which stumbling blocks to recognize and consider and how to effectively assume your role in change projects. You apply what you have learned to your concrete practical cases and get initial ideas and approaches for implementation in your company. You will benefit from our experience and our unique approach: we combine the systemic organizational development approach with body and depth psychological backgrounds and methods, the principle of mindfulness and the success factors from our own many years of corporate change work in medium-sized businesses and corporations.


  • Understand the success factors for change effectiveness
  • Recognize the importance of culture for sustainable success
  • Learn tools and architectures for actively shaping culture
  • Making culture development measurable through KPI's
  • Develop an understanding of the psychology of change
  • Using mindfulness to support deeper individual and collective change
  • Defining and effectively living one's own role and attitude and understanding of consulting


  • Recognize and use the importance of cultural work for the effective implementation of change in the company.
  • Strategy, structure and culture as success factors of effectiveness.
  • The specifics and differences between change projects and application projects
  • The connection between culture and organizational performance
  • Emergence of culture and opportunities for culture change
  • Individual and collective change
  • Making the unconscious of the organization conscious
  • Basic understanding and attitude: systemic principles, aspects of experiential and body-oriented psychology, interests and needs/ 5 Core-Concerns

Get to know tools, architecture and methods

  • The 6 success factors for implementation in the company
  • Structure and process of cultural development: top down, bottom up
  • Committee structure and work
  • Anchoring in HR instruments: Reward systems, goal achievement, selection processes - Insights into the toolbox: systemic questions, hypothesis formation, CIP board, interactions, experiments, mindfulness, mission clarification, stakeholder analysis

One's own role in cultural development

  • Role and mission clarification
  • Dealing with responsibility - Sorting and clarifying responsibility - Commitment and dealing with resistance
  • My inner world and interaction with cultural processes
  • Own concerns, supervision and collegial consultation
  • Housekeeping: self-care in one's own role

Benefit for participants

Cultural development requires continuity and staying power. It is therefore important to integrate cultural work into the everyday work of the company units and to actively involve all managers and employees. As a participant, you will receive

  • Clarity about the importance of culture development
  • Clarity about one's own role and opportunities for influence
  • Knowledge of effective culture development architectures and tools
  • Ability to build skills for actively shaping and developing culture
  • Orientation for assessing opportunities and limitations in culture development processes

One's effectiveness in a corporate culture is crucial for success. Corporate cultures are very different. In their uniqueness, they trigger in different ways: some things may succeed well, others are very difficult or do not succeed. What succeeds and what fails has a significant part to do with how we react internally to cultural phenomena. This seminar takes participants on a journey to the inner processes and how they interact with the outer culture. As a participant, you will discover on this learning journey:

  • Sound self-knowledge and deep understanding of what is reacting inside you, how this inner reaction comes about and what effect it has on the outside world
  • Possibilities to step out of non-effective patterns in order to achieve goals and to develop more effectiveness in your own role.
  • Possibilities to address cultural phenomena in such a way that they become discussable and changeable
  • Clarity about your inner compass in the culture of your company: possibilities and limits, as well as ways to develop more bandwidth

Cultural Intelligence® 2


The module to strengthen personal change competence in order to navigate in the given culture or to be able to effectively address and influence change needs.

About the seminar

Corporate cultures are complex, multi-layered entities. They all behave in a unique, particular way when it comes to, for example, dealing with mistakes, decisions, responsibility, and so on. With these often non-obvious patterns, people sometimes get into interactions that can be very different and have different consequences. In the worst case, these interactions between personality and corporate culture can lead to excessive stress, frustration, conflict, etc. Well-being declines, and so may one's performance. As an employee:in, you may be stuck, perhaps even resigned inwardly, thinking "I don't fit in here." Or, as a manager, you "cut your teeth" on the resistance of your own team or organization. At the same time, many companies demand that you participate in the cultural development of the company, which can then lead to even more stress and dissatisfaction.

In our seminar Cultural Intelligence 2, you will be able to experience and describe the culture of your company. You get to know the dynamics between you and the culture of your team or your company better. You will develop ways to increase your personal bandwidth and become more effective again. In the seminar we work very closely with the cultural conditions and your personality to support you in finding exactly the strategy and developing the skills that you personally need in your situation - unfortunately, patent remedies fail far too often because they do not fit the culture or your own personality. The biggest lever of change is your style - if you start to deal differently with the cultural circumstances, you are likely to open up opportunities that were previously out of reach. A productive approach to the environment (cultural intelligence) is a key skill in these dynamic times and in times of cultural change in organizations.


  • Participants gain a clear understanding of the culture of their environment and are able to make it tangible and discussable.
  • They increase their change competency through clarity and effective skills to navigate the given culture and/or address change needs
  • Understand how their beliefs control their behavior/patterns and how to regulate these beliefs and their behavior to flexibly develop their patterns.
  • Participants develop clarity about their own influence and limitations
  • They understand how the unconscious of the organization influences them and how they can step out of this dynamic and influence it
  • Participants learn to regulate their inner mode so that they can deal productively and with well-being with cultural phenomena in their team or organization


  • How culture is created, how it affects me and what I can do personally to navigate safely in a culture and change it if necessary.
  • The self-organization of people, teams and organizations
  • The unconscious of people and organizations and its impact on the way we work together.
  • My self-organization: my beliefs and automatic patterns that shape my behavior
  • Self-regulation to be able to live helpful forms of flexibility
  • Empathic competence to revive muddled interactions
  • Mindfulness to increase self-awareness and as a basis of effective self-regulation (inward, outward)
  • Experimental attitude and approach for personal development
  • Interactions of own views with the views of the team/company
  • Experimental attitude and emotional risk management
  • Skills to address and change critical impact of culture on effectiveness and efficiency, such as metacommunication, self-awareness and self-regulation

Benefit for the company

Companies need managers and employees who consciously and creatively deal with the company's culture and do not accept it as given or unchangeable. Personalities are needed who challenge culture, but do not overtax it. In order to be able to accompany sustainable changes internally, it is necessary to build up specific competencies and to qualify project managers in one's own company. Your participants in the seminar will be enabled to ensure that

  • change becomes effective
  • cultural characteristics that are conducive or obstructive to the successful implementation of strategic goals are made transparent.
  •  the importance of culture for the continuous development of the company becomes clear. further development of the company becomes clear
  • the ability to develop the culture is built and integrated into everyday life
  • Together with managers and employees, a culture can be created that is conducive to the success of the company and the effectiveness of the individual employees

The seminar series is suitable for

Managers who want to shape and develop culture in their area of activity. HR specialists and managers, internal consultants, PE and OE officers, corporate developers who want to implement, manage and support cultural development processes in their companies on a sustainable basis. External consultants and coaches who want to accompany cultural development processes. All those who want or need to develop their effectiveness in the culture of their organization. Employees, project managers, program managers and executives, etc. who are dissatisfied with their own effectiveness in their direct work environment and want to act more flexibly and effectively. Managers, internal consultants, personnel developers, organizational developers who are responsible for culture development and want to develop their personal skills.


Scope: Total 8 days (4 days part 1, 4 days part 2)
Type: Presencetaining
Dates: In 2024 tba
Location: MindArt® Seminar room Speyer
Trainer: Renate Behrends, Sina Gillé-Gerhold, Ursula WolfOliver Winkel
Participant: Max. 12
Investment: € 3.700,00 for both parts, part 1 and 2 can be booked separately at € 2.050,00 each, plus VAT, accommodation and meals
Registration: ... or get in touch with a trainer here
Language: German
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