Curriculum vitae



Michael Seidel und der Geiger und Entrepreneur Prof. Miha Pogacnik


Project Development with the Violinist and Entrepreneur Prof. Miha Pogacnik in Slovenia

“If you want to build a ship, don’t just drum a bunch of men together in order to gather wood, assign tasks and allocate work duties, but rather teach the men to yearn for the wide, endless sea.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



About Me

Michael Seidel, born in 1951 in Bad Muskau, married since 1976, four adult children, five grandchildren


  • Schooling through the school-leaving exam in Baden-Württemberg
  • 1979: passed 2nd state law exam
  • Law Studies (University of Augsburg)
  • 1979 to 1984: attorney in Munichn
  • Since 1984: self-employed attorney in Waldkraiburg
  • Since 1984: volunteer work in social housing construction serving on the Supervisory Board and/or management board for the Gemeinnützige Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft [Cooperative House-Building Society] Wasserburg eG
  • 1984/85: initiative to set up a school offering singing and music instruction in Waldkraiburg
  • 1985 to 1995: volunteer work in adult education as a member of the management board of the Adult Education Centre in Waldkraiburg
  • 1992 to 2006: volunteer work in local politics
    (Youth advisor and city council member in Waldkraiburg / parliamentary group speaker in the district assembly, Mühldorf a. Inn District)
    Initiative proposals and political fight for a higher level at the Gymnasium [high school for pupils intending to study at a university] Waldkraiburg
    Initiative and 1997 Founding of the youth parliament of Waldkraiburg
  • 2003 to 2005: training in mediation as well as business mediation conducted by the IMS e. V. (Institut für Mediation und Streitschlichtung [Institute for Mediation and Dispute Resolution]) in cooperation with NCRC (National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego / California)
  • Continuing education on “System Design – The Introduction of Conflict Management Systems” (Grundig Academy of Nuremberg with Kurt Faller)
  • 2005: founding of “Mediation Waldkraiburg” and expansion into a law and mediation firm
  • Since 2007: cooperation with Masanobu Hirata, Celle (“Paths to the Centre”)
  • 2008: continuing education in “Logo Therapy and Existential Analysis” from Viktor Frankl (Prof. Dr. Wolfram Kurz, Tübingen)
  • 2009/2010: cooperation with the “European Mediation Centre” (Michael Schneider Vocke, Barcelona)
  • December 2009: Seminar on “Nordic Mediators” and “Mediators Beyond Boarders” in Copenhagen as well as participation in the Global Climate Conference COP 15 as an “Official Observer” of the UNO
  • 2010 – 2013: project development with Prof. Miha Pogacnik (Cultural Ambassador in Slovenia)
  • Fall 2012: Member of the Advisory Committee of the Federal Government of Slovenia at “Slovenia 2020”; developed a related strategy paper “Slovenia and its Development”
  • Since summer of 2010: member of the “Future Salon” and cooperation with Dr. Charles Savage (University for Applied Sciences in Munich/ “Strascheg Centre for Entrepreneurship”
  • Since 2011: cooperation with “Insight Expedition”, Marie Laidig; Edinburgh, Scotland
  • December 2013 to March 2014: studies in California (Santa Monica / Los Angeles)

What will the future bring?

I am currently writing about the theme of “time”: Plea for a new fundamental understanding of “time”.