Individual Accomplishment, Growth & the Character of Life in Management, History, Literature, and Psychology

Individual Accomplishment, Growth & the Character of Life
in Management, History, Literature, and Psychology

World University Consortium

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. 

TOPICS COVERED

  • 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

FACULTY

Alberto Zucconi

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. 

Garry Jacobs

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.

Ljudmila Popovich

Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Humanities, University of Colorado at Boulder; Associate Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science.

Janani Harish

Associate Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science and Senior Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society, Social Science Research Institute, India.

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LECTURE SCHEDULE
August 25
S.No. Topic Faculty CET GMT

1

High Achieving Individuals

Garry Jacobs

9.00 AM

7.00 AM

2

Society & Social Power

Janani Harish

11.00 AM

9.00 AM

3

Social Construction of Knowledge and Reality

Alberto Zucconi

2.00 PM

Noon

4

The Role of Human Relationships and Networking in Individual and Social Development

Ljudmila Popovich

4.00 PM

2:00 PM

August 26
S.No. Topic Faculty CET GMT

1

Biological, Social, Psychological and Spiritual Dimensions of Society and Individual Life

Alberto Zucconi

9.00 AM

7.00 AM

2

The Construction of Personal Selves

Ljudmila Popovich

11.00 AM

9.00 AM

3

Individuality & Society

Garry Jacobs

2.00 PM

Noon

4

Transfer of Power – Society and the Individual

Janani Harish

4.00 PM

2:00 PM

August 27

S.No.

Topic

Faculty

CET

GMT

1

Organization of Personality – Manners, Behavior, Character

Janani Harish

9.00 AM

7.00 AM

2

Personality & Human Accomplishment

Alberto Zucconi

11.00 AM

9.00 AM

3

Personal Achievement and Self-realization

Ljudmila Popovich

2.00 PM

Noon

4

Dimensions of Personality

Garry Jacobs

4.00 PM

2:00 PM

August 28

S.No.

Topic

Faculty CET GMT

1

The Psychology of Accomplishment

Garry Jacobs 9.00 AM 7:00 AM

2

The Power of Socio-cultural and Individual Narratives

Alberto Zucconi 11.00 AM 9.00 AM

3

Power of Values

Janani Harish 2.00 PM Noon

4

Insights from Pride & Prejudice

Video & Discussion 4.00 PM 2:00 PM
August 29

S.No.

Topic

Faculty

CET

GMT

1

Challenges & Opportunities

Janani Harish

9.00 AM

7.00 AM

2

Uses and Abuses of Powers 

Alberto Zucconi

11.00 AM

9.00 AM

3

Individuality & Individuation

Garry Jacobs

2.00 PM

Noon

4

Insights from Pride & Prejudice

Video & Discussion

4.00 PM

2:00 PM

August 30

S.No.

Topic

Faculty

CET

GMT

1

Ways of Knowing

Garry Jacobs

9.00 AM

7.00 AM

2

Past, Present and Future of Education

Alberto Zucconi

11.00 AM

9.00 AM

3

Character of Life: Chance, Luck, Circumstance and Human Achievement

Janani Harish

2.00 PM

Noon

4

Putting it all together to make Life Respond

Garry Jacobs

4.00 PM

2:00 PM

Individual Accomplishment, Growth & the Character of Life
in Management, History, Literature, and Psychology

World University Consortium

Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik,
August 25 - August 30, 2014 – 9 am to 6 pm daily CET

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE – AUGUST 25, 2014
 
TOPIC FACULTY CET  PRESENTATION
High Achieving Individuals Garry Jacobs 9.00 – 10.30 AM PPT / PDF
Society & Social Power Janani Harish 11.00 - 12.30 PM PPT / PDF
Social Construction of Knowledge and Reality Alberto Zucconi 2.00 - 3.30 PM PPT / PDF
Role of Human Relationships & Networking in Individual and Social Development Ljudmila Popovich 4.00 - 5.30 PM PPT / PDF

 

VIDEOS

High Achieving Individuals
Garry Jacobs

Society & Social Power
Janani Harish


Social Construction of Knowledge and Reality

Alberto Zucconi

Role of Human Relationships & Networking in Individual and Social Development
Ljudmila Popovich


Individual Accomplishment, Growth & the Character of Life
in Management, History, Literature, and Psychology

World University Consortium

Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik,
August 25 - August 30, 2014 – 9 am to 6 pm daily CET

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE – AUGUST 26, 2014
 
TOPIC FACULTY CET  PRESENTATION
Biological, Social, Psychological and Spiritual Dimensions of Society and Individual Life Alberto Zucconi 9.00 – 10.30 AM PPT / PDF
The Construction of Personal Selves Ljudmila Popovich 11.00 - 12.30 PM PPT / PDF
Individuality & Society Garry Jacobs 2.00 - 3.30 PM PPT / PDF
Transfer of Power – Society and the Individual Janani Harish 4.00 - 5.30 PM PPT / PDF

 

VIDEOS

Biological, Social, Psychological and Spiritual Dimensions of Society and Individual Life
Alberto Zucconi

 

The Construction of Personal Selves
Ljudmila Popovich

Individuality & Society
Garry Jacobs

Transfer of Power – Society and the Individual
Janani Harish


Individual Accomplishment, Growth & the Character of Life
in Management, History, Literature, and Psychology

World University Consortium

Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik,
August 25 - August 30, 2014 – 9 am to 6 pm daily CET

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE – AUGUST 27, 2014
 
TOPIC FACULTY CET  PRESENTATION
Organization of Personality – Manners, Behavior, Character Janani Harish 9.00 – 10.30 AM PPT / PDF
Personality & Human Accomplishment Alberto Zucconi 11.00 - 12.30 PM PPT / PDF
Personal Achievement and Self-realization Ljudmila Popovich 2.00 - 3.30 PM PPT / PDF
Dimensions of Personality Garry Jacobs 4.00 - 5.30 PM PPT / PDF

 

VIDEOS

Organization of Personality – Manners, Behavior, Character
Janani Harish

Personality & Human Accomplishment
Alberto Zucconi

Personal Achievement and Self-realization
Ljudmila Popovich

Dimensions of Personality
Garry Jacobs


Individual Accomplishment, Growth & the Character of Life
in Management, History, Literature, and Psychology

World University Consortium

Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik,
August 25 - August 30, 2014 – 9 am to 6 pm daily CET

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE – AUGUST 28, 2014
 
TOPIC FACULTY CET  PRESENTATION
The Psychology of Accomplishment Garry Jacobs 9.00 – 10.30 AM PPT / PDF
The Power of Socio-cultural and Individual Narratives Alberto Zucconi 11.00 - 12.30 PM PPT / PDF
Power of Values Janani Harish 2.00 - 3.30 PM PPT / PDF
Insights from Pride & Prejudice Video & Discussion 4.00 - 5.30 PM

 

VIDEOS

The Psychology of Accomplishment
Garry Jacobs

The Power of Socio-cultural and Individual Narratives
Alberto Zucconi

Power of Values
Janani Harish


Individual Accomplishment, Growth & the Character of Life
in Management, History, Literature, and Psychology

World University Consortium

Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik,
August 25 - August 30, 2014 – 9 am to 6 pm daily CET

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE – AUGUST 29, 2014
 
TOPIC FACULTY CET  PRESENTATION
Challenges & Opportunities Janani Harish 9.00 – 10.30 AM PPT / PDF
Uses and Abuses of Powers Alberto Zucconi 11.00 - 12.30 PM PPT / PDF
Individuality & Individuation Garry Jacobs 2.00 - 3.30 PM PPT / PDF
Insights from Pride & Prejudice Video & Discussion 4.00 - 5.30 PM

 

VIDEOS

Challenges & Opportunities
Janani Harish

Uses and Abuses of Powers 
Alberto Zucconi

Individuality & Individuation
Garry Jacobs


Individual Accomplishment, Growth & the Character of Life
in Management, History, Literature, and Psychology

World University Consortium

Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik,
August 25 - August 30, 2014 – 9 am to 6 pm daily CET

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE – AUGUST 30, 2014
 
TOPIC FACULTY CET  PRESENTATION
Ways of Knowing Garry Jacobs 9.00 – 10.30 AM PPT / PDF
Past, Present and Future of Education Alberto Zucconi 11.00 - 12.30 PM PPT / PDF
Character of Life: Chance, Luck, Circumstance and Human Achievement Janani Harish 2.00 - 3.30 PM PPT / PDF
Putting it all together to make Life Respond Garry Jacobs 4.00 - 5.30 PM PPT / PDF

 

VIDEOS

Ways of Knowing
Garry Jacobs

Past, Present and Future of Education
Alberto Zucconi

Character of Life: Chance, Luck, Circumstance and Human Achievement
Janani Harish

Putting it all together to make Life Respond
Garry Jacobs