Inclusive financial services providers are undergoing rapid change. Many face increasing competition, tougher regulation or are branching out to embrace new market segments. The Inclusive Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with deep technical know-how across five major themes: Risk Management, Housing Finance, Digital Finance, SME Banking, Rural Finance, Human Resources and Social Performance Assessment. You will visit major German institutions related to your elective and develop a better understanding of current trends in emerging markets and developing economies.
2019 is special as we will celebrate our 20th Inclusive Finance Summer Academy. A special year calls for a special program. Our mission at Frankfurt School – International Advisory Services has always been closely aligned with the UN economic development mandate. The Summer Academy is a unique practitioner platform where you can develop the leadership skills necessary to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants will choose between the 7 concentration tracks above and participate in broader exposure sessions every day. There are also crosscutting networking and teambuilding activities as well as field visits related to the five specialized tracks. This year, the CSEF Summer Academy will run in parallel to the other 7 tracks. Learn more about the CSEF summer academy.
Our Summer Academy is designed to provide tangible take-home value: what you learn with us in Frankfurt, you can apply straight away in your own organization. More than 1,000 participants over 20 years can’t be wrong – our trainings are cutting edge, delivered by leading experts in their field. Yet, most important for the great success of our Summer Academies is the profile of the participants. You bring the regional expertise, diversity of backgrounds and the unique practitioner’s perspective. Learning from each other is an integral part of our training philosophy. In 2019, we expect to welcome senior professionals from more than 50 countries. This is your opportunity to stretch your network all around the globe.
From July 9th to 13th 2018, 58 participants from 20 different countries joined our annual summer academy. They had the opportunity to assist to a very rich programme combining technical learning, soft skills and a better understanding of current trends like Fintech. A colorful social programme allowed them to network among peers and show their cultural specificities.
Our annual Micro, SME & Housing Finance Summer Academy seeks to equip participants with profound technical know-how in risk and financial management, SME banking, rural finance and housing finance, leadership and negotiation skills, as well as a good understanding of current trends in the community in order to be able to manage the rapid change developing countries face.
The tuition fee for the trainings is EUR 3,750 and it covers all training materials and full-board accommodation in single rooms for the duration of training including meals as well as transportation for site visits.
The Summer Academies are fully tuition based and not sponsored. Accordingly, participants have to cover the full costs of the training or find a sponsor. There are few scholarships available. (Please see Scholarship tab for details and register for our newsletter for more information).
The participant group will be selected based on complementary experiences and backgrounds.
Please note that we can offer the following discounts:
The Summer Academy will be held at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Being one of the leading business schools in Germany and Europe, Frankfurt School offers modern facilities for an interactive senior training program. Our training rooms are equipped with the newest technology and the newest media to provide flexibility and quality in our training courses. We have a strong focus on the wellbeing of our guests and course participants, a good training environment, air quality and modern equipment.
The language of instruction will be English and no translation will be provided.