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Introduction

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.

 

Target Group

Senior Managers in the development setting (Advanced level).

Our Programme is...

  • 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.

Registration

5 Days

November 25-29, 2019

Price 3750 EUR

Price includes full board accommodation. Group discount of 10 % in case of two or more participants per company and date.

Extend your Winter Academy by one week

Are you interested to dig deeper into the topic or do you want to earn ECTS credits?
Then have a look at our two weeks extended version of our Leadership Winter Academy:

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.

The 5 Essential Leadership Skills for Top Managers in Development Finance

Day 1: Be a Leader - Walk the Talk

  • Leadership Styles and Body Language: Role play of challenging leadership situations in development finance institutions
  • Analysis of individual leadership styles/coaching

Day 2: Create Value

  • Tactics in Negotiations: What should be on the table? How should this be approached? Who should be involved?

  • Building Coalitions and Engaging with Donors: Role play for development finance setting

Day 3: Building Winning Teams: Leadership in Teams and Decision Groups

  • Lessons from Professional Sports: spotting and recruiting talent
  • Selecting and hiring at development finance institutions
  • Case Study

Day 4: Leading Winning Teams: Charismatic and Transformational Leaderhsip

  • Motivation and performance on the pitch and at your institution
  • Retaining talent in a highly competitive environment: poaching/succession planning, etc.

Day 5: Excercise Integrity - Moral and Authentic Leadership

  • Dealing with ethical and moral dilemmas in the development finance context
  • Wrap-up of the week

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.

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%

* successfully enrolled

Location

The Leadership Winter Academy will be held for the first time at Frankfurt School’s new 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.

Event Organisers

Our Winter Academy is an initiative of the 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.