The CAVE Approach© 

A holistic and inclusive Sustainable Leadership Model

  • The need

    Today, there is an urgent need for sustainable development which calls for a new type of leadership; the sustainable leadership. Sustainable leadership does not simply refer to the application of sustainable practices that promote definite environmental, economic and social goals and specifications; in an environment of constant change, sustainable leadership refers to the total functioning of individual people in every context at every point in time. Specifically, it refers to a double capability; a) the capability to identify the attitudes, behaviors and actions that promote sustainability at every point in time in any particular context, and b) the capability to apply them in practice. 

  • The value

    The CAVE Approach© combining the Aristotelian Ethical Theory with the systemic nature of development, offers an inclusive and holistic model of Sustainable Leadership, using the virtues as the universal and timeless criteria of sustainable functioning. The virtues criteria will offer you guidance to identify the attitudes, behaviors and actions that serve sustainability in every context at any particular time. Also, the CAVE Approach© provides the framework for the development of the virtues, or differently the "sustainability skills", which ensure your capability to respond, behave and act sustainably, and it does so in a personalized way.

  • The how

    The CAVE Approach© refers to a pioneering methodology for the development of 14 Aristotelian virtues as a means to consistently apply Sustainable Leadership so that to promote success and happiness in professional and personal life in ways that also promote and protect environmental and social sustainability. Actually, it is the first comprehensive methodology for the systematic and structured development of the Aristotelian virtues in the modern world. It combines various learning methods, among which self-paced learning and personalized learning, while it offers room for customized application.
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The road to sustainable development is paved with virtues.

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The CAVE Approach© offers a comprehensive model for hands-on Sustainable Leadership and the development of sustainable culture. The structured and systematic methodology of the CAVE Approach© includes the following products and services:

  1. Assessments

    Assessments measure the extent to which virtues have been developed at an individual and/or group level, and identify the issues associated with the specific virtues’ deficits.

  2. Trainings
    Training and workshops provide people with the necessary framework to “cognitively conquer” the virtues which are a prerequisite for their personal and professional development.
  3. Mentoring & Support Services

    Mentoring and support services refer to the Dialogues of Development which provide systematic guidance and support to people in order to develop and apply the virtues to their life.

  4. Certifications for Professionals

    Practitioners and experts of various professional fields (business, social, behavioral or human sciences) who are interested in conducting the CAVE Approach© Workshops shall be certified as adequately qualified to facilitate them by being enrolled in the process of the CAVE Approach©Certificate of Competence for Trainers. Likewise, professionals interested in applying Dialogues of Development in their daily practice, need to be adequately qualified and hold the CAVE Approach© Certificate of Competence for Mentors.
  5. Educational Tourism Services

    Educational Tourism Services will introduce you, your colleagues, your friends or family to the Aristotelian Virtues and eudaimonic life through a rich experience of the Greek culture, structured so as to stimulate all your five senses. You will see, hear, taste, smell and feel elements of the Greek culture through which you will learn about the Aristotelian virtues, eudaimonia and happiness. Travel to your Happiness…

Dear Guests, welcome!
You are standing at the threshold of a journey, the most beautiful and meaningful journey in the world; the journey of your eudaimonic life. It is the journey that I travel as a citizen, mother, friend, colleague and in every other role in my life to discover and enjoy the wonderful opportunities to create my happiness. What is amazing in this journey is that while I try to create my own happiness, I practically contribute to the achievement of what once seemed to me an unrealistic dream; a world that is a fulfilling and safe place to live, a united world, inhabited by friendly people that are fair to each other and enjoy living in peace with each other, who care for their wellbeing while being socially responsible, who are efficient in achieving meaningful and valuable advancements, who care about creating better conditions for the next generations and humanity as a whole. Suddenly, I realized that it is my responsibility to create the world I dream of, and that to create it I do not need to do anything more than just be committed to living a eudaimonic life. This is what eudaimonic life is all about; individual wellbeing and common good, which together lead to the sustainable development of societies and humanity as a whole.

I cannot say it is always a pleasant journey, because it also requires effort and commitment. Nothing comes easily in this life, much less our happiness. On the other hand, what is my other option? Just lie back and let 'circumstances', past conditioning, unconsciously established thinking patterns, luck and anything other than my logical consciousness drive my happiness... or unhappiness, and impact other people's, the community's, even the world's happiness...or unhappiness. I have made my choice. My happiness, my eudaimonia is my most important goal in my life. This is my number one priority: not to be professionally successful, but to do so in a way that will promote my happiness; not to make money, but to earn it and to use it in a way that will promote my happiness; not to get married and have kids, but to do so in a way that will promote my happiness etc. The development of the Aristotelian virtues of the CAVE Approach© is my way to happiness, and the CAVE Approach© is my contribution to other people that are interested and determined to be happy, promoting their individual wellbeing and the common good, as it offers structured guidance and support in such endeavours.

Travelers of this journey might be considered as romantic fools or intelligent social reformers. Again, it is a matter of a virtue, specifically Judgment, to assess which one is true, and which is not. My Judgment, which I hope for the sake of all is well-developed, suggests the second is true.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this message, you might be at the threshold of a journey (if you are not already travelling on it). I really hope that you will pass over the threshold and travel on this journey with the rest of us who do believe that "our Happiness depends upon us" as Aristotle said, and that we can make the world a better place for us and next generations by just trying to live our lives well.
Thank you for stopping by, and I wish you a flourishing life!
Anastasia Moira