International Training Day - 6th April 2019 - Athens, Greece

The future is now: At the Heart of Leadership - Put your Emotional Intelligence into Action

A special warm welcome to the International Training Day 2019.

We all have different personalities, different wants and needs and different ways of showing our emotions. Navigating through this all takes competence, tact and cleverness - especially if we hope to succeed in life. This is where emotional intelligence becomes important.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand what they're telling you, and realize how your emotions affect people around you. It also involves your perception of others: when you understand how they feel, this allows you to manage relationships more effectively.

People with high emotional intelligence are usually successful in most things they do. Why? Because they're the ones that others want on their team. When people with high emotional intelligence send an email, it gets answered. When they need help, they get it. Because they make others feel good, they go through life much more easily than people who are easily angered or upset.

During your experiential workshop and interactions, you will be addressed by the core abilities and essential skills of Emotional Intelligence to increase your Emotional Ability to interact with others better for the sake of your goals and aspirations. In this way you will enhance your leadership potential!

Join more than 150 assistants, from over twenty countries, for a valuable professional and personal experience. While learning useful lessons from high quality, renowned trainers, you get the opportunity to network and share thoughts with your fellow International Management Assistants and job-related interested visitors.

Why you need Emotional Intelligence

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success - IQ.

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence (EI) as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a different type of intelligence. It’s about being “heart smart,” not just “book smart.” The evidence shows that emotional intelligence matters just as much as intellectual ability, if not more so, when it comes to happiness and success in life. Emotional intelligence helps you build strong relationships, succeed at work, and achieve your goals.

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence - How You Will Benefit

◖ Recognize and consciously use emotional data that shapes your professional behavioral responses

◖ Identify and manage emotional behaviors that impact your work-based relationships and situations

◖ Integrate empathy to promote strong team player attributes and communication

◖ Apply emotional insights to decipher and better manage yourself within the organization

◖ Implement emotionally intelligent insights to improve personal decision making and professional contributions

Training Day Agenda

09:30-10:00 Introduction

10:00-11:30 Expanding Emotionally Intelligent Personal Awareness

11:30-12:00 Break

12:00-13:00 Developing Relationships and Personal Impact through Emotional Intelligence

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Demonstrating Emotionally Intelligent Stress Management and Resilience

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-17:00 Achieving Healthy Conflict and Collaboration Through Emotional Intelligence

17:00-17:30 Bringing It All Together/ Closing

Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso

As one of Athens’ most iconic hotels, Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso offers the epitome in timeless luxury.

Its prime location in the heart of the Athenian Riviera makes Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso the perfect hotel for a memorable stay in Athens.

With its stunning setting and world-class amenities less than 30 minutes drive from Athens International airport, Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso is the perfect venue for all your corporate and private events in Athens.

Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Daily Rate:

Single Superior: Euro 180,00

Twin Superior: Euro 200,00

Rates are inclusive of American Buffet Breakfast, services, VAT, Municipality tax as well as WIFI access within guest rooms.

Check-in time 14.00 hours. Check-out time 12.00 hours.

Please book your hotel room directly at the hotel:

On the top of the site you see ‘booking code’. Please enter the code: 1388860 for the right rates.

Our International Experienced Master Trainer

Marina Giareni, creator of Learning4Life Training, Consulting & Coaching

Master trainer, senior executive coach, mentor, speaker, columnist Marina acts as a catalyst for individual and group growth! Her mission: to support organizations, teams and individuals to develop, grow and innovate. That is why she shaped Learning4Life in 2007 in Greece.

Her 25 year-experience in practical workshop training for top executives of leading companies, organizations and government authorities, is acknowledged by her long term working relationships with customers and partners! She has studied Information Technology (BSc), Business Administration (BA) & Human Resources Management (MSc) and always stood out for her track record (valedictorian, scholarships from George Halkiopoulos Foundation and Greek National Foundation).

She has hold positions of co-founder and managing partner for fast growing companies, of project manager for the technology division at the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games ‘Athens 2004’, of business development and after sales service manager for Microsoft associates and of entrepreneur for small retail companies.

As an international master trainer and senior executive coach,

she is welcome to present her ideas and models on leadership, performance management, accountability, professional communication, sales and customer experience for many different corporate cultures in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa. Her articles and research are welcomed by various magazines and corporate portals.

She has been successfully associated with various corporations, multinationals and governmental authorities in the following market sectors: telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, insurance companies, energy, fast moving consumer goods, sporting goods giants, retail leaders, heavy industry, international airports, public transportation, universities, publishers, consulting firms, nonprofits, NGOs & global networks.

Marina loves synergies and prides herself in her reciprocative long term relationships and customer loyalty. Among her customers we find Novartis, Pfizer, Abbott Labs, Abbvie, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, The Eurosystem and many Central European Banks, BIC World manufacturing group, Electrolux, Adidas group south east Europe, Marks & Spencer, Media Saturn, ΙΚΕΑ, Intersport, Upstream, Titan group, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.

Welcome Reception & Dinners

  • Welcome Reception at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso

    Thursday, 4 April 2019 19:00 - 20:00 hrs

    The Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso kindly invites you to the welcome reception and to the opening of a great and insightful training day about emotional intelligence.

  • Welcome Dinner: Restaurant "Panorama"

    Thursday, 4 April 2019 20:00 - 22:30 hrs

    We invite you to a welcome dinner. The dinner will take place at the Panorama, one of the restaurants next to Venue Hotel.

    Panorama is a traditional family restaurant on the Athenian Riviera since 1970. It's a favourite destination on the seaside for lunch and dinner, offering homemade appetizers, meat, fresh fish and seafood brought over from various Greek islands. The menu is complimented by OUZO or Tsipouro.

  • Training Day Gala Dinner: AEGLI Restaurant

    Friday, 5 April 2019 19:30 - 23:30 hrs

    Aegli is located next to ZAPPION MEGARON, in the heart of the city of Athens and it is the most enjoyable meeting point in our city. It’s right next to the Kallimarmaron Stadium, near to Syntagma Square & to the Greek parliament.
    The transfer will be done by bus (from Hotel to the restaurant and back in 2 parts ie 10.30 and at 11.30)

  • Post Training Day Dinner - To Treno sto Rouf (Train Wagon)

    Saturday, 6 April 2019 19:30 - 23:30 hrs

    We suggest an optional dinner in a Train Wagon!! We will have the opportunity to enjoy a jazz performance devoted to two famous artists, Luis Armostrong and Billie Holiday.


  • Acropolis Museum and Food Tour

    Friday, 5 April 2019 12:00 - 18:00 hrs

    We begin our tour by visiting the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.

    Following, we will meet our escorts to start our Athens Food tour

    The Most Delicious Food Tour of Athens Get ready to bite into a sweet, cream filled, crunchy filo layered pie called bougatsa, fork into perfectly fried doughnut balls drenched in honey called loukoumades, and savor a satisfying meld of flavours from warm pita bread filled with seasoned grilled meat, fresh veggies and traditional sauce called gyros. In between, you will taste Feta cheese, Greek olives, and sip Greek wines. This neighbourhood walk revolves around sampling Greece’s traditional food.

    Discover Athenian Food Culture In between each bite, you will gain insight into Greece’s fascinating food culture, the evolution of the country’s cuisine and the healthy nature of locally produced, organic ingredients.

  • Full day Nafplio - Mycenae

    Friday, 5 April 2019 08:00 - 17:00 hrs

    Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, (short stop). Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets. Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs etc.

    Depart for Nafplion through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop), leave for Epidaurus, to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics.

    Coffee and Lunch at Nafplio. Return to Athens in the afternoon.

  • Athens Panoramic Tour with National Archaeological Museum or Temple of Zeus plus Change of Guards

    Sunday, 7 April 2019 - 9:00 - 12:30
    Transfer at Athens Airport

    This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympican Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma) were we will end up to watch the change of the Guards. Every hour, Euzones perform "the change of the guard" in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The ceremony begins when new soldiers march down Vasillis Sophias Street from their barracks at the edge of the National Gardens, arrive at the Square and stand waiting to take their fellow soldiers place.

Training Day Fee -Register & Join us!

  • Members Fee


    • Early bird until FEB 28, 2019: 125 €
    • From MAR 1, 2019: 175 €

    Register here

  • Non Members Fee


    • Early bird until FEB 28, 2019: 175 €
    • From MAR 1, 2019: 225 €

    Register here

Special offers

  • Lufthansa

    Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

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Thanks to their generous sponsorship

We were able to raise awareness and attract more than 150 Management Assistants from over twenty countries, for a valuable professional and personal experience.

While learning useful lessons about core abilities and essentials skills of Emotional Intelligence from high quality, renowned trainers, they get the opportunity to network and share thoughts with their fellow International Management Assistants and job-related interested visitors.

This event would not have been a success without the generous support you have provided us throughout.

We deeply appreciate the willingness with which you have and continue to sponsor our efforts to increase our professional skills.

We sincerely hope that you will continue to support us in our future endeavors.

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