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Summer School for Young People

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In the frantic times we live, growing into adulthood is not an easy matter. The increased independence that comes with maturity brings about challenges and responsibilities that young people are often unprepared to meet effectively.

At the same time, young people nowadays are offered more opportunities to be creative and entrepreneurial, to exercise leadership and to earn money and, more importantly, to acquire experience that will serve them well in their career and professional development. Unfortunately, many of these opportunities go un-utilised due to lack of awareness or skills.

Responding to the challenges and opportunities that young people face, CIIM, has developed a fun 2-week summer programme for young people between the ages of 15-18 years old. The programme aims to transform character, behaviour and the way of thinking of adolescents.

Through a series of themes offered in the form of activities, games, and challenges, participants will gain new perspectives in personal, social and professional-development and prepare themselves to better address the challenges of school and life.

Time Schedule and Fees

Classes will be held from 1 until 12 July 2019, Monday to Friday, culminating with a full day’s fun activity on Saturday, July 13. Class hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Programme fees are €300 per week. This amount covers tuition fees, the cost of programme materials, lunches and the fun day.


Team-player skills
Team-building and leading, working in teams, building trust, understanding people, motivating people, managing change.

Building self-confidence
Self-awareness, self-esteem, dealing with negative feedback, overcoming fears, applying inner-courage)

Understanding worries and fears, controlling stress, managing thoughts, lifestyle, support networks, relaxation techniques

Emotional intelligence
Self-awareness, managing own emotions, recognizing the emotions of one’s own motivation, responsibility, integrity, empathy

Managing time and workload
Value of time, planning ahead, prioritising, scheduling, meeting deadlines, project management

Communicating effectively
Effective speaking, active listening, presentation skills, public speaking, non-verbal communication, emotional-awareness, receiving-feedback, communicating in writing

Negotiating a better deal
Negotiation principles, identifying your goals and theirs, strategies and tactics, possible trades and alternatives, value creation, win-win outcomes

Leadership skills
The self-confidence and modesty of a leader, creating an inspiring vision of the future, motivating and inspiring people, managing to deliver a vision, coaching and building a team to achieve that vision, telling inspiring stories, being a good role-model

Creativity in action
Thinking outside-the-box, challenging assumptions, rewording the problem, thinking in reverse, playing the “if I were” game, acquire other people’s perspective, mind-mapping, brainstorming

Business games
Here’s your chance to be your own boss! Pick a business you would like to start, and see how well you can make it grow. Make decisions wisely… because you can run it (and yourself) into the ground if you make not-so-smart choices

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Teaching & learning methods

Learning takes place through an array of innovative teaching and learning methods and fun activities such as computer simulations, business games, challenges, hands-on experiments, creating things, team-work, story-telling, role-playing, presentations etc.

The Summer School is tailor-made for high school students and young people, between the ages of 15-18.

By the end of the programme, you will have increased your social skills and self-confidence, acquired new skills or sharpened existing skills in communicating effectively, managing relationships, dealing with negative feedback, managing time and money, stress and conflict, dealing with violence and much more. At the same time, you will also have learned how to complete projects faster and more effectively, thereby improving your overall performance in your studies and future career. You will also have your introduction into the professional world and the world of business. Were you to decide to start a business on line with your friends or family, you will know where to start, where to find the resources you need and how to make it a success.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from CIIM Business School, indicating the themes covered and their duration.

The programme will be available in Greek and in English (subject to participations).