Dr. Alois Hechenberger

Workshop leader

resident in Innsbruck, Austria

Professional career

  • Read Psychology/Education and Religious Education at the Universities of Salzburg and Innsbruck
  • Two-year research programme at the San Francisco State University/USA with Prof. Dr. Bill Michaelis, co-founder of the worldwide New Games Movement
    Focussing on: New Games, Adventure Games, Play Leadership, Nature Education
  • Two-year international course in Florence, Italy and Fribourg, Switzerland
    Focussing on: intercultural learning, social ethics, business management
  • Further studies with "Project Adventure", Boston and "Children Together", San Francisco/USA
    Focussing on: Advanced Play Leadership Skills, Cooperative Games


  • Planning and managing activities relating to play and sports education for Kindergarten, young people, families and senior citizens
  • Lecturer in theory and practice of play leadership and game education at the Universities Bozen, Innsbruck, Vienna and at the FH-Luzern and FH-St.Gallen
  • Consultant for the EU "Sports4Peace" Project: presenting the project at the UNHQ in Geneva, Switzerland, at the play market in Remscheid, Germany and at the international conference on "Sport as a means to peace" in Vienna
  • Member of the international study group "Sportmeet for a united World" based in Rome
  • Doctorate at the University of Innsbruck on the theme of: "Sports4Peace - social learning through play and movement"

Offers for seminars and workshops

Held seminars and given advice for economics and tourism, school and freetime in Austria, Italy, Germany and Switzerland since 1990.

List of publications and scientific presentations


Dr. Alois Hechenberger

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