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Pitch Your Growth Story

3-week online program
2.5 credits
Remote
Remote
FREE (€100 deposit which is refunded after completing the program)

The ability to tell an authentic, trustworthy, and compelling story is vital to a leader’s success. Through the power of stories, you can create a personal brand that will convey trust to your audience. Learn the craft of storytelling and develop the communication skills that will make you and your venture references in your spheres of influence.

duration
3-week online program
study module
Remote
Application deadline
20th of November
Program fee
FREE (€100 deposit which is refunded after completing the program)
€300 €100 one time fee
ects
2.5 credits
KfW is one of the world’s leading promotional banks that has been committed to improving economic, social, and environmental living conditions across the globe on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1948.

KfW is actively involved in the issues that will shape the world of tomorrow. They promote wind farms, infrastructure projects, schools, and hospitals because meaningful and sustainable projects are part of their mission. As a bank, they are committed to responsibility. KfW supports people, countries, and institutions who think ahead and are motivated to take action, driving our society toward the future. This profile is what clearly sets KfW apart from other commercial banks.

Open Challenges

Pitch Your Growth Story

The ability to tell an authentic, trustworthy, and compelling story is vital to a leader’s success. Through the power of stories, you can create a personal brand that will convey trust to your audience. Learn the craft of storytelling and develop the communication skills that will make you and your venture references in your spheres of influence.

Deadline to apply:
20th of November
Remote
3-week online program
FREE (€100 deposit which is refunded after completing the program)
deposit/refundable
2.5 credits
ECTS
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How You'll Learn

Our mission is to help you navigate the fast-changing world by building the skillset and mindset to make a sustainable impact on the future. That’s why we offer cutting-edge, intensive, and practice-based Open Challenges, delivered 100% online by Subject Matter Experts. Our certificates give you the resources to upskill, boost your career prospects, and unlock your full potential. The certificates are stackable, meaning that you can use the credits earned towards one of our degree programs.

Learn by doing
Experience real "learning by doing" in an international environment
Network and community
Engage your network and new global community to speed up your impact and get noticed
Guidance
Receive guidance from industry leaders and mentors who are already thriving in successful careers
Remote-first
Grow your network with peers from around the world in a remote-first setting

What You'll Learn

Through storytelling, you can create corporate communities, exchange memories, and shared beliefs, extract narratives from data, deliver impactful pitches, and use visuals to convey important messages. And that’s what you’ll be doing in this challenge as you weave a story about the organizational growth of a company or innovative corporate venture.

Milestone
1
:
Investigate and understand the nature of storytelling

In this milestone, you’ll evaluate successful stories that are out there already and apply your learnings to creating your own powerful story. From identifying your audience to deciding on the overall tone of your story, this is the first step.

Milestone
2
:
Define your principles of growth

In the last milestone, you came up with the audience and purpose for your story. It’s now time to select and refine the business idea you will work on for this challenge.

Milestone
3
:
Define your impact

Sustainable thinking is at the heart of creating a positive impact on our future. In this milestone, choose the business idea that you want to focus on. Try to add sustainability to its core and consider how you can maximize economic growth and sustainable practices at the same time.

Milestone
4
:
Define your growth plan

In the last milestone, you came up with a picture of your impact. Now, you'll think about how your plan for growth can be incorporated into your story. As important as it is to have a mission, you also need a plan.

Milestone
5
:
Pre-production Work

It is time to tell your story. The pre-production of capturing your story will include storyboarding and honing your message. You’ll be able to include the principles of good storytelling which you learned during prior milestones to make your story and video a success.

Milestone
6
:
Challenge discussion

Together with your peers, you’ll explain the rationale for your business idea, your target audience, and the purpose of your story. Finally, you will have the opportunity to present your storyboard and get feedback from the Subject Matter Experts.

Who is This Program For

Open Challenge participants come from a variety of different professional and experiential backgrounds. The common thread is that they all want to make a sustainable impact and further their professional development.

You want to become...
A Business Executive
An Inspirational Leader
An Entrepreneur
An Aspiring Change Maker

Open Challenges in a Nutshell

3-week online program
FREE (€100 deposit which is refunded after completing the program)
10–15h weekly workload
2.5 credits
ECTS
(transferable to the PM SET)
Limited cohort of 25 change makers
Weekly challenge discussion
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Slack community
Certificate

Upon successfully completing the challenge, you'll receive a digital certificate that can be shared with your personal and professional networks.

Program starts

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Keep these dates in mind.

Application deadline (limited seats)
until
20th of November
Confirmation of participation
until
27th of November
Challenge starts
on
December 5, 2022

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