Key Competencies

michael

– Potential and Resource Development

– Biography work

– Strategy Development

– Integrative Process Design

– Peace Building

– Adult Education

– Coaching and Consulting

– Facilitation

– Project Management

 

 

 

Educational Background

Studied applied ethics, intercultural work and conflict resolution

Advanced education in Social Work (MSW) focusing on community development and empowerment

Further education, amongst others, in hospital chaplaincy as well as biography work, in neuro-systemic coaching, organizational development, sustainable development, NLP, international human rights instruments and sensitivity training (established by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross) as well as communications/public relations.

Worked with various NGOs in the fields of environmental justice, environmental protection, corporate accountability, integration, adult education, health promotion, and human rights as well as in health and social pedagogy

Main author of the mood swing, a calendar of emotions; printed in all three main Swiss languages and worked with in kinder-gardens, schools and childrens hospitals.

Co-editor of “Du Seisch Wo Düre & Zwäg”, a work book for the promotion of mental health in adolescents and young adults, implemented in schools.

Dissertation ‘The Psycho-Social Support of Victims of Torture and its Relevance for Social Work’ published by Edition Soziothek, Bern, Switzerland.

Set up and run for several years the training for community interpreting TRIALOG in Zurich, leading to the nationally recognized licence for community interpreting.

Conducting a range of lectures, workshops and trainings in German and English langauge since 1988 in Switzerland and abroad; targeting juveniles, adults, lay people as well as professionals from different professional fields on such topics as:

Team building; Working with ideals, values and virtues; Empowerment: on being an activist; critical thinking; sustainable community development; three-folding of social organisms (by Rudolf Steiner); ecocide and ecocide law; corporate accountability; intercultural and interpersonal communications; trans-cultural competencies; community interpreting; biography work and self-empowerment; social and emotional learning; health promotion; suicide prevention; project management; human rights and human rights instruments; aids: psycho-social, political, scientific and patient rights aspects; sexuality, identity and religion; art and Gestalt-therapy with terminally ill children and adults; crisis-management with young adults; care for the dying and chaplaincy;

Specializes in education for sustainable development, community education (e.g. practical implementation of the threefolding of social organisms; democracy and justice education) and development of resilient sustainability for communes and regions (e.g. community empowerment; development of social capital, social economy; bioregionalism; vision quest and narrative design and commons design); chaplaincy, crisis intervention and biography work

Member of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum, Switzerland and board member of Neustart Schweiz