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Responsible Leaders

Overview
What does it mean to be a responsible leader? Learn to lead more effectively by properly matching your leadership style to the competence level of your team and organization. We invite you to critically reflect on your leadership approach as you learn the principles that are at the core of effective leadership. To what extent does it contribute to the inclusion of a variety of stakeholders as reflected in the Triple Bottom Line approach? Which values is it based on, and which behaviors can you identify? Gain the toolbox and mindset to become a responsible leader.
STARTS
6th of March
FORMAT
Online/Remote
DURATION
3-week program
TUITION
€100
LANGUAGE
English
ECTS
2.5
SKILLS YOU'LL LEARN
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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

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

Responsible Leaders

What does it mean to be a responsible leader? Learn to lead more effectively by properly matching your leadership style to the competence level of your team and organization. We invite you to critically reflect on your leadership approach as you learn the principles that are at the core of effective leadership. To what extent does it contribute to the inclusion of a variety of stakeholders as reflected in the Triple Bottom Line approach? Which values is it based on, and which behaviors can you identify? Gain the toolbox and mindset to become a responsible leader.

Deadline to apply:
21st of February
Remote
3-week program
€100
deposit/refundable
2.5
ECTS
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What You'll Learn

The program is made up of milestones, or challenge-based steps where you’ll gain hands-on experience and master a concept before moving on and eventually completing the entire challenge. Have a look at what you'll accomplish over this 3-week program in each milestone.

1
Get inspired by responsible leaders
The leadership of others starts with conscious self-leadership. In this milestone, you’ll look at examples of leaders and evaluate which characteristics, traits, or values made the leaders successful and which did not.
2
Identify your own set of core values
In this milestone, your goal is to discover the pre-existing values within you. When you define your personal values, you discover what's truly important to you.
4
Share and get a reference
Next, you’ll discuss your values and needs with your peer and, additionally, try to find a person that will provide a reference for you.
5
Challenge discussion
Now it's time to make sure all of your efforts yield long-term results. In this challenge discussion, you will your values with others in smaller breakout rooms and gain support and engagement from others.
6
Test the ecology of each value and submit
Once you’ve received feedback from peers in the challenge discussion, it's time to finalize your list of core values and check their integrity and consistency once more.

Who is this program for?

Are you hoping to accelerate your professional success and sustainable impact in a community? Build your network with people from around the globe who are carefully selected to ensure a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and goals.

You want to become...
An Entrepreneur
An Intrapreneur
A Managaing Director
A C-Level Executive

The Challenge

In this challenge, you will attain hands-on experience as you work through real-life business scenarios under the guidance of mentors and industry experts. As you gain new competencies and demonstrate mastery in a specific milestone you can move on to the next one. You’ll use your existing knowledge and new skills to complete the challenge and be prepared for future Open Challenges or our degree programs.

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Highlights

3-week program
10-15h weekly load
25 limited cohort
Weekly discussions
€100
2.5
Slack community
Certificate
Upon successfully completing the challenge, you'll receive a digital certificate that can be shared with your personal and professional networks.

Open Challenge starts on

6th of March

Here are some dates to keep in mind during the application process.

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Application deadline (limited seats)
until
21st of February
Confirmation of participation
until
28th of February
Challenge starts
on
March 6, 2023

Dr. Kathrin Köster studied economics, sinology, and Japanese studies in Germany, Taiwan, and Japan. Her doctorate dealt with organizational change in Japan. As the Manager of a large Japanese corporation, she was entrusted with projects in East Asia, Europe, and North America. Kathrin Köster has been a professor of leadership and international management at Heilbronn University since 2003. She designed the short course “Pioneers of the 21st Century” for the WU Executive Academy. Since 2004 she has been supporting organizations, teams, and executives with her company Köster + Partner.

Challenge Owner
Kathrin Koester
Dr. Kathrin Köster studied economics, sinology, and Japanese studies in Germany, Taiwan, and Japan. Her doctorate dealt with organizational change in Japan. As the Manager of a large Japanese corporation, she was entrusted with projects in East Asia, Europe, and North America. Kathrin Köster has been a professor of leadership and international management at Heilbronn University since 2003. She designed the short course “Pioneers of the 21st Century” for the WU Executive Academy. Since 2004 she has been supporting organizations, teams, and executives with her company Köster + Partner.

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