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Introduction

This two weeks on-campus module (6 ECTS) is an elective course of the online programme Master of Leadership in Development Finance (MA). External students and participants are also welcome to join.

The programme is split into two parts:

Part I, the first week, will be the general Frankfurt School Leadership Winter Academy, which is an open enrolment executive programme targeting development finance professionals worldwide. Executives from around the world can exchange their experience based on similar backgrounds (see www.fs.de/winter_academy).

Part II is the extension week for students of the Master of Leadership in Development Finance and other students and other interested participants. In this week, lectures will only take place in the morning, while the afternoon is reserved for preparation of a final presentation/assignment.

Peer review: After the two weeks on-site training, participants will write a paper and grade papers of their fellow participants in a peer review. Joining this peer review is mandatory in order to receive the 6 ECTS.

Target Group

Master, post-graduate and MBA students, professionals in development finance.

Date

November 27 - December 8, 2017

Our Programme is...

  • Profound: Sufficient time is allotted to discussing complex technical subjects.
  • Interactive: The teaching methodology combines lectures, group work, case-studies, discussions, and presentations.
  • Relevant: Faculty have been hand-selected and have many years of experience in their respective fields to share.

One-Week Leadership Winter Academy

If you prefer to visit the shorter one-week Leadership Winter Academy, please click on the link below (no ECTS credits can be earned):

The Programme

Learning Objectives

The aim of this module is to familiarise students with the main theoretical and applied themes in leadership and change management. Using literature and case studies as background material, students have the chance to work in-depth on a topic and gain profound expertise in the field of leadership and change management.

Part 1: Regular Winter Academy

Day 1: Be a leader – Walk the Talk
Day 2: Create Value: Negotiation Tactics
Day 3: Foundations of Leadership, Building Winning Teams: Leadership in Teams and Decision Groups
Day 4: Leading Winning Teams: Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
Day 5: Exercise Integrity: Moral and Authentic Leadership

More information on the first week: www.fs.de/winter_academy

Part 2: Extension Week (half-day classes)

Day 6: Contingency Theories of Leadership
Day 7: Participatory Leadership and Delegation
Day 8: Leading Change
Day 9: Strategic Leadership
Day 10: Revision

Administrative Details

Tuition and accommodation expenses

The Extended Leadership Winter Academy costs EUR 5.900, including tuition fee, training materials, facilities, full-board (except weekend 02/03 Dec), accommodation for 12 nights in a single room of a high-class hotel, and social activities.

The Extended Leadership Winter Academy is fully tuition based and not sponsored. Accordingly, participants have to cover the full costs of the training and/or find a sponsor for their participation.

Application

Please note that we select applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. At the same time we try to form a group of participants with complementary experiences and backgrounds. The number of participants is limited. Therefore we recommend you to submit your application in a timely manner.

Discount

Please note that we can offer the following discount:

  • 10% for groups of 2 or more participants* 
  • Discount for Frankfurt School partner universities is available upon request

* successfully enrolled,

Location

The Winter Leadership Academy will be held at the new Campus of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The campus facilities offer a broad variety of seminar rooms including high-class training facilities. The brand new campus (inauguration ceremony is in October 2017) is situated in the center of Frankfurt am Main and offers an inspiring environment with excellent training facilities and internet access. Accommodation in single rooms will be arranged at a high-class hotel.

Language

The language of instruction will be English and no translation will be provided.

Credits

6 ECTS

Methodology

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is one of Europe’s largest business schools for banking and finance. Furthermore, we have gathered extensive experience in microfinance training and consultancy world-wide and know the ins and outs of mainstream banking as well as microfinance. Our Leadership Academy therefore offers state-of-the-art banking and microfinance know-how, combined in one programme.

Practice orientation 

Our Leadership Winter Academy has a practical focus. All modules include technical tools which are easy to apply to real-life situations. Our faculty has extensive practical experience in the field of leadership, assuring that real life examples are discussed. Additionally, you will meet prominent practitioners from the field, sharing lessons learned and ideas from their organisations.

Participant-centred approach

We take participants’ experiences and needs seriously. Therefore, we carefully select the students to ensure a group of high-level practitioners, with a similar background regarding qualification, practical experience and interests. 

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We also expect our participants to get actively involved. Various platforms are prepared for the exchange of experiences and knowledge, no matter if inside or outside of the classroom: group work, discussion rounds, presentations, case studies and an evening programme. Additionally, the limited group size will ensure easy access to trainers and experts.

Networking

Our participants leave the training not only with new technical knowledge, but also with a new world-wide network of other practitioners of the microfinance business. To support networking after the end of the training, we will invite all  participants to join the Frankfurt School Friends & Alumni Portal through which you will be able to stay in touch with your fellow students, alumni of past and future Leadership Academies, FS faculty and fellow team members.

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You can join and launch online communities on professional topics as well as personal interests and will be able to access training materials, exchange experiences and ideas and build or broaden your professional network.

Trainers

Ute Bühler

Born in Munich, Germany, Ute Bühler completed formal vocational training as a banking clerk and attained a degree in Finance, Sales and HR. She completed further training courses in finance, focusing on sales and human resources in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Being a certified coach and trainer of mediators rounds out her image. After 15 years of management experience in bank sales at Unicreditgroup she was responsible for the Unicredit Division Private Banking, Germany and Luxembourg as head of human resources for more than 700 people. Since 2015 she has been working for Frankfurt School as well as a freelance coach and mentor.

Prof. Dr. Björn Michaelis

Dr. Björn Michaelis is a post-doc researcher and lecturer at the UBS-Endowed Professorship for Strategic Management at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. He is also the program director of China Development Bank’s Executive Education Program in Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership at Goethe Business School as well as a lecturer in the Master of Finance and Master of International Business programs at Frankfurt School. Before coming to Goethe University Frankfurt, he was an associate professor in organizational behavior and a research associate at Heidelberg University, Germany. Gaining experience abroad, he was a visiting fellow at the Graduate School of Business in Fontainebleau (France) and the Collin County College in Dallas (U.S.). His research interests include organisational behavior, corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, innovation management, and leading change.

Prof. Dr. Erich Bartel

Prof. Dr. Erich Bartel is professor of corporate culture and human resources at Frankfurt School. His research interests include change management, performance-oriented remuneration, and human capital.
He began his studies in economics with emphasis on human resource management in Augsburg. He was an assistant lecturer at Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen and was then employed with PA Consulting Group in Frankfurt am Main. He has held various positions at BfG Bank AG, incl. head of human resources development, TQM project manager and head of human resources. During this time he was also a member of the Board of Trustees for Bankakademie, an honorary judge at Frankfurt Labour Court and member of the Managing Board of Vereinigung für Bankberufsbildung. He recieved his Doctorate at the University of Stuttgart Hohenheim.

Prof. Dr. Hakan Lucius

Prof. Dr. Hakan Lucius is head of corporate responsibility and civil society at the European Investment Bank (the European Union’s bank and largest supranational lender) where he covers the sustainability and stakeholder engagement of the institution. Prior to that he was responsible for the financing of operations, ranging from large-scale infrastructure projects, structured operations, environmental investments to SME finance, both through loans and equity. This broad financial experience, gained both within and outside the European Union, required extensive negotiations with corporations, governments, financial institutions and civil society organizations, requiring extensive cross-cultural knowledge and competence. Prof. Dr. Lucius also serves as the Vice-President of the EIB’s Pensions Board and is a member of the social committee of the EIB Institute devising the strategy of its social programme and supervising its implementation.

Dr. Barbara Drexler

Dr. Barbara Drexler is Associate Dean of Interantional Affairs at Frankfurt School. Dr. Drexler is responsible for international student recruitment, partner universities, and international executive education. She has been teaching economics and monetary policy for the past ten years for both students and professionals. She has more than 7 years experience in higher education management. Dr. Drexler holds a PhD in monetary economics from Witten Herdecke University Germany, a Master in Political Economy from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor in Economics, Politics and Philosophy from the University of York, UK. She continues to teach Economics at undergraduate and postgraduate level both for the Frankfurt School and the Protestant University Congo, Kinshasa.

Event Organisers

Our Winter Academy is an initiative of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, a leading private business school and advisory institute in Germany. Frankfurt School has more than 50 years of experience in consulting and training services in all areas of banking & finance.

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Since starting its international advisory business in 1992, Frankfurt School has successfully managed and implemented development finance projects for a wide range of clients, primarily with the major international finance institutions, development finance institutions, and bilateral/multilateral donor organisations. Our International Advisory Services department is committed to improving financial markets and increasing access to finance for low-income populations in developing and transition countries and emerging markets.

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