In memoriam Prof. Peter Heintel:

After a severe illness, Prof. Heintel passed away on July 12, 2018. With him, the University College for Teacher Training Carinthia - Viktor Frankl Hochschule lost an extraordinary intellectual, mentor, and supporter.

Workshop 1

Patsch

Inge Patsch

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Logotherapist, founder and director of the Tyrol Institute of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, author, founder of the initiative „Sinnaktiv für Schulen.“ Main focuses of work: Life coach training following the principles of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis and lecture engagements across German-speaking countries.

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Discovering leeway in the system

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Answering to the challenges of life with our capabilities, our enthusiasm, and our efforts, is always only one part of the game. At all times, there are exterior impulse generators interfering with and disrupting our rhythm of life. We need leeway where our courage for risk-taking can take hold. It is important not to stick to goals just for the sake of keeping them. Joy at work, seriousness, creativity, and the spirit of cooperation are fundamental basic requirements for new leeway.

Link: www.ingepatsch.at

Workshop 2

Huainigg

Dr. Franz Joseph Huainigg

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Franz Joseph Huainigg, born in 1966 in Paternion, Carinthia, is an author, media educator, and cabaret artist. For 15 years, he was a member of the Austrian Parliament, where he served as speaker for people with disabilities and development cooperation. He can neither move hands nor legs and lives with an electric wheelchair. His life depends on a respirator. Despite this, he succeeds to live a fulfilling life. With his wife and two children, he lives in Vienna.

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(canceled for organizational reasons) Yes to life, but how?

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Schlick

Mag. Christoph Schlick

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Born in 1961; founder and director of the Institute for Logotherapy Salzburg; active as consultant, counselor, coach, as well as lecturer in Logotherapy training and continuing education programs for people seeking their personal meaning in life. Keynote lecturer on topics of personal development, purpose-finding, and value and meaning orientation.
Studies of law and theology in Graz, Salzburg, and Rome, from 1980–2004 Benedictine monk at Seckau. Training in Logotherapy and existential analysis (a.o. with Dr. Elisabeth Lukas at Süddeutsches Institut für Logotherapie), training in value-imagination (with Dr. Uwe Böschemeyer). Training for spiritual healing (with Dr. Wolfgang Bittscheidt and Teresa Schuhl at the Deutsche Ärzteakademie). Since 2000, independent life coach and business consultant; in 2001 founding of the Institute for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis Salzburg, in 2014 founding of the SinnZentrum Salzburg.

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My inner light as force against my fears - Imagination to strengthen the autonomous Self

Workshop 4

Köhler

Min. Rat Prof. Dr. Thomas Köhler

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studies of History and Communications at Vienna University, language diplomas of the Universities of Perugia, Santiago de Compostela, and Salamanca, Certificate for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Tübingen), psychotherapist (in training under supervision); in a leading role at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research in the area of special gifts and talents and promotion of excellence research, publications in the fields of pedagogics, psychology, history, and politics; actively involved in literature and photography.

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Talent and excellence: Opportunities and risks in Vienna around 1900 – Analogies to today

Workshop 5

Wölbitsch und Mag. Dr. SabineStrauß

Mag. Lieselotte Wölbitsch und Mag. Dr. SabineStrauß

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Dr. Sabine Strauß is a professor at the University College for Teacher Education Carinthia/Viktor Frankl Hochschule. Her research and teaching focus on elementary pedagogics, the theory of education, cognitive, educational psychology (with special attention on the joy of learning), and developmental psychology (with special emphasis on lifelong learning).

Mag. Lieselotte Wölbitsch is a professor at the University College for Teacher Education Carinthia/Viktor Frankl Hochschule and head of the Institute of School Development, the “home” of the Viktor Frankl Symposium. Her focus is on communication, conflict management, school partnerships, and school development (with special attention on process facilitation).

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Viktor E. Frankl and the will to meaning

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Pötscher-Gareiß und Mag. Jutta Clarke

Mag. Dr. Michaela Pötscher-Gareiß und Mag. Jutta Clarke

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Dr. Michaela Pötscher-Gareiß is a professor at the University College for Teacher Education Carinthia/Viktor Frankl Hochschule. Her research and teaching focus on personality psychology, in particular, reflectivity, lifelong learning, cognitive changes across the lifespan, evaluation and quality assurance, and empirical methods in educational research.

Mag. Jutta Clarke is a professor at the University College for Teacher Education Carinthia/Viktor Frankl Hochschule. She is focussing on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy and Existential Analysis and its relevance for processes in educational settings, especially the facilitation of personal development of all involved in educational processes.

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Autonomy as a prerequisite for the personal search for meaning