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Bildungsideal - that's German for a well-rounded, intellectually-whole individual. Mortimer Adler believed that through the study of the 'Great Books', classic texts by Plato, Aristotle, Shakespeare and more, individual and cultural reform became attainable. It was this German term and Adler's notion that Walter Paepcke blended together to create the Aspen Institute's iconic roundtable discussions.
Based on the Aspen Institute’s classic approach to open dialogue, the core of the Leadership Philosophies & The Aspen Idea program brings team members, the world’s most influential classical literature and life’s most basic yet profound questions in to a moderated discussion. Not your typical ‘trust fall’ exercise, this teambuilding program delves into unique discussions exploring the practical applications of values, management and leadership.
“It was amazing how quickly you get to know others beyond the surface when sharing thoughts from works of this level and having time to reflect on a walk at Maroon Lake”
- Beth Buehler Editor of Colorado Meetings & Events Magazine
“Here [Aspen] was an opportunity to stimulate thinking and discussion about the ideas at the roots of what the philosophers call ‘the good life’ – ideas that are infinitely more important to the preservation of our society and our liberties than the pursuit of material gain”
- Walter Paepcke, Aspen Institute Founder
The Leadership Philosophies package can be offered as an add-on to the meeting packages at the Aspen Meadows Resort.
For programs held in 2011-2012, this add-on package pricing is:
|2 hour introduction
||$350 per person
|4 hour half day
||$550 per person
|6 hour full day
||$750 per person
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Due to its unique approach to teambuilding, the program has been incredibly well-receieved. Click here to read what Christine Born, editor-in-chief of Collaborate thought of the program. To read what others have said about this program, click here
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