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Here is a sample of what participants have to say about the value of AVIRA: Awareness, Vision, Imagination, Role, Action.

That process of taking a step back and critically reflecting on how you look at yourself and how other people look at you was extremely valuable. It’s given me some insights which I’m now applying back at work to improve certain things about the way I lead.

Assem El Alami
Head of Real Estate Finance at Berlin Hyp, Germany

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"I’d say that attending AVIRA is like getting an X-ray of how you are as a senior leader. AVIRA will expose you to cutting-edge ideas, refresh your outlook and give you the energy to do more. It’s a truly remarkable experience, and one I’d wholeheartedly recommend."

Deborah David
Finance Manager of the African Circle Pollution Management Limited, Nigeria

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AVIRA was completely different, transcending that narrow business focus and instead taking a much more forward thinking and holistic view that encompassed the role of business in society. It gave me the space to step back and reflect – both on how the business was operating and how I was operating as an individual.

Glen Cornelius
Managing Director of Harrison Grierson, New Zealand 

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AVIRA encourages self-reflection and time out to consider your decisions, but more importantly, it allows you to look down the road and say to yourself, ‘What do I need to be doing next? What should I be doing? What opportunities do I need to be looking at?’ You do all this from the perspective of a senior leader in an organisation.

Gbenga Oyebode
Former Chairman of Access Bank Plc in Lagos, Nigeria. 

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All businesses live in a broad context. So it is essential to step out of your business from time to time in order to critically assess that context and the impact it will have. AVIRA provided me with great tools for building decisions, processes, teams and crystallising strategy.

Jesper Lok
President and CEO of DSB (Danish State Railways), the largest train operating company in Scandinavia

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AVIRA is a real 'pit stop' in your career and your life. It generates profound reflections on the world we live in, the company we work in / for and (last but not least) ourselves.

CEO, Baloise Insurance, Belgium

Five days out of the mainstream, coming back to work with a wealth of images. At some time, much later or at a different moment, images will resurface and help you make the right decision. If AVIRA doesn’t help you, you should retire.

Chairman, Sithe Pacific Development, Thailand

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