Civil Sector & (I)NGOs: The Learning Organization



Training the Will


Where there is a Will there is a way. This seminar explores the aspects, phases and processes of volition and the methodical inner workings of getting things done and reaching goals. Just as with any cognitive ability or thinking style (critical, creative, intuitive, rational, artistic, mathematical, etc.), the Will can be consciously developed.


Exercises and simulations strengthen the psychological muscles of volition. They prepare participants to face challenges, select learning curves, practise discipline, become positive and inwardly strong, and engage others in a collective act of will. The will is closely linked to motivation. Yet the latter will naturally fade if life’s circumstances become and remain particularly hard. It becomes all the more important to access these inner strengths and share them with others.


Topics covered include:


  • Basics of psychology: the central place of the will within the self
  • Acts of will by individuals and communities
  • Using the will when facing obstacles and setbacks
  • The strong will, the clever will and the good will
  • Developing will-power as an organizational competence.