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Overview

The Leadership Winter Academy seeks to equip participants with essential leadership skills needed to build strong and sustainable business models in emerging and developing countries.

The 5-Day in-house training features interactive lectures, group discussions, role plays, and case studies.

Benefit from our programme

  • Individualised: Participants choose from a wide range of technical, soft-skill and trend electives.
  • 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.

Target Group

Senior Managers, middle level managers in the development setting.

15% Early bird discount till 15th September

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The Programme

Senior managers in the development setting often experience very specific leadership challenges - leading multicultural teams in highly competitive environments; facing tough negotiations with donors, clients and staff; ensuring integrity and continuity. This course is customized to ensure that participants master the 5 essential leadership skills needed to build strong and sustainable business models in emerging and developing countries.

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.

Administrative Details

Tuition and accommodation expenses

The fee for the Leadership Winter Academy is EUR 3.750, including tuition fee, training materials, facilities, accommodation for 6 nights in a single room (incl. full board) and social activities.

The 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.

Benefit from 10% discount for a group of more than 2 people!

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 each institution sending more than one participant to the Leadership Winter Academy* 
  • Alumni Discount 10%

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Location

The Leadership Winter Academy will be held at Frankfurt School’campus: Adickesallee 32-34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main.The campus offers a full range of the most modern facilities including high-class training rooms. Accommodation in single rooms will be arranged at a high-class hotel close to the new campus.

Language

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

Know your Lecturers

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

Professor of corporate culture and human resources at the 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.

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