The Institute of Development was established in 2003. The reasoning behind its establishment is that success in every person’s life is based on ensuring the balance among personal, family and professional development.
Our vision is to contribute to the improvement of our society’s quality of life through the continuous development of the individual, the family, the human resources of businesses and educational organisations, promoting a positive outlook towards life and work experiences, the boost of creativity, performance, motivation and overall wellbeing.
Our mission is to help and support people who are in the search of inner balance and tranquility. In addition, to exclude any external factors that might get in the way of overall wellbeing, we assist people on how to build strong interpersonal relationships and elevate their personal and professional performance.
Our theory, methods and practices used are based on the most modern evidence-based scientific approaches and more specifically on the principles of Humanistic and Positive Psychology, on the cooperative learning models, creative and critical thinking, multiple intelligences, and on character education based on values.
We are passionate, enthusiastic and proud of what we do and why we do it.
We believe that through our methods and practices we will be able to contribute to a greater cause and that gives us the strength and motivation to endure even in difficult situations that might put our faith in question.
Our main mission is to help people who want to improve their lives at professional or personal level and seek guidance or even support to do so. In order to be able to achieve that, it is of outmost importance that we firstly make sure that our practices come from a place of compassion and empathy.
Child Protection Policy
This policy outlines how N. CH. CHARALAMBOUS (Institute of Development) Ltd will protect the rights and safety of the children and young people with whom we come in contact during the course of our work. N. CH. CHARALAMBOUS (Institute of Development) Ltd will also take all possible steps to ensure that programs undertaken with associates are safe for children.
The team of the Institute consists of a big network of full-time and part-time project managers, researchers, trainers, and administrative staff. For its educational and training activities, it collaborates with professionals with global expertise in their respective areas.
Vicky Charalambous is a passionate learning designer with more than 20 years of experience in training, capacity building, project management and research. She holds PhD in Positive Organisational Psychology, a postgraduate degree in Organisational Psychology and BA in International and European Economic Studies.
Evie Michailidis, PhD is an Organisational Psychologist practitioner and Visiting Lecturer in both Public and Private Universities in Cyprus. As an Organisational Psychologist practitioner, Evie works with private and public organizations in order to help them better understand issues and challenges faced, using social scientific research methods, and then designs and delivers solutions that improve employees’ working life and organisational performance.
Andri Agathokleous is an experienced researcher, trainer, and Licensed School Psychologist and a certified Systemic/ Family Psychotherapist. She has extensive experience in supporting families and schools through various roles. Key aspects of her expertise include her work with women and children survivors of domestic violence, parents’ education, teachers’ support and child counselling and training.
Maria Charalampous is currently working at the Institute of Development as a Senior Researcher – Project Manager. She is a published academic, Lecturer and Researcher, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and Master’s and PhD in Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Maria’s research expertise in the areas of remote e-working, technology use and its relationship to wellbeing at work, as well as inclusivity at work for people with disability and neurodiversity.
With academic studies in Psychology and Human Resource Management (BA in Psychology and Human Resources Management from Keele University and MA in Human Resources Management from the University of Leeds), Kiki is an expert trainer, researcher, and HR consultant with over 20 years of international expertise.
Stephanie holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Nicosia, and she is currently completing her MSc in Clinical Psychology. A very active individual with 7 years volunteering experience as an assistant in a special school for disabled children, worked with patients with severe psychopathologies in a mental health institution and assisted in a clinical study for Nottingham University.
Charis is a professional with more than 10 years of experience in project management, research, training, events planning, and financial reporting for European and local projects. He holds a Bsc. in Psychology from the University of Nicosia and a BSc in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He is currently completing his Master’s degree studies in Counselling Psychology.