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Module 2: 22. - 23. Jun 2017, Module 3: 26. - 27. Okt 2017
Module 2: 2 days, Module 3: 2 days
Schloss Gracht
Module 2: €2,500, Module 3: €2,500
Target audience

Supervisory or advisory board members, managing directors, and executive advisory staff, who work closely with supervisory boards, as well as corporate counsel and corporate governance officers.

Key topics

Module 2: Finance and audit skills

  • The areas of supervision: annual financial statements and risk management system
  • Audit committee and financial expert
  • Collaboration with the auditors
  • Internal audits, compliance, corruption, and fraud

Module 3: Organizational and reporting competencies

  • The organization of the supervisory board; supervisory board remuneration
  • Periodic and aperiodic information to the supervisory board
  • Internal and external communication; confidentiality
  • Reporting to the general/annual or shareholders’ meeting
Take-home value

In an intensive exchange of experiences with active supervisory board members, participants will prepare themselves for future supervisory, administrative, and advisory tasks. They will deepen their knowledge and receive new input for the tasks ahead. At the same time, the foundation will be laid for a network of engaged, elected office holders that will last beyond the duration of the program.

21. - 23. Nov 2018
3 Days
Schloss Gracht
3,300 €
Target audience

Business leaders with several years of management experience who are prepared to assume this role and view coaching to be a part of their management responsibility.

Key topics
  • The business leader as an internal coach: role clarification and opportunities
  • The coaching process: structure and process
  • The actual coaching: conceptual basis and different forms of communication
  • Diagnostic concepts of the coaching process
  • Typical forms of intervention and behavior of the business leader as a coach
  • Team coaching as a management task
  • Individual preparation for the role as a coach
Take-home value
  • analyze the conditions under which they can accept coaching as an additional leadership role and be effective in it
  • discuss the critical phases of the coaching process and develop action plans for a structured coaching method, based on practical experiences
  • proven diagnostic concepts, useful communication techniques, typical interventions, and modes of behavior
7. - 8. Sep 2017
2 days
Schloss Gracht
2,100 €
Target audience

Managers and consultants who make pivotal decisions on issues affecting market entry, production site closure, products, investments, or personnel.

Key topics

Making good decisions

  • Framing decisions
  • Asking the right questions
  • Making group decisions
  • Creating effective decision-making processes

Negotiating risk

  • Structuring decisions
  • Managing uncertainty
  • Evaluating alternatives
  • Valuing additional information

Understanding decision-making psychology

  • Identifying risk attitudes
  • Recognizing personal bias
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
Take-home value
  • improve business performance by developing a deeper understanding of what drives effective versus ineffective decisions
  • learn to ask the right questions, use appropriate frameworks, and stop overanalyzing
  • develop cooperative decision-making skills in situations where collaboration produces better results.
Module 1: 12. - 15. Sep 2017; Module 2: 21. - 23. Feb 2018
Module 1: 4 Days; Module 2: 3 Days
Module 1: Berlin; Module 2: Athens, Greece
5,900 €
Target audience

Managers who have recently been appointed to leadership positions or high potentials in preparation of their first significant leadership roles. The ELP is designed to prepare participants with diverse professional and personal backgrounds.

Key topics

Module 1: The context of leadership
ESMT Berlin

  • Understand the company behind the organization chart
  • Build an effective network
  • Create value through downward, upward, and lateral management
  • Motivate self and others
  • Build a high-performance team culture

Module 2: Personal leadership skills
Athens, Greece

  • Ethical and psychological foundations of leadership
  • Leadership in action
  • Communicating as a leader
  • Leading change
Take-home value
  • concepts and tools needed to better understand the principles of human behavior within organizations
  • increase acceptance of their ideas and work requests and establish productive working relationships with subordinates, peers, and superiors
  • further develop leadership skills and remain resilient in the face of work- and team-related challenges
  • post-program follow-up support to assist with putting new skills into practice
  • prepare emerging leaders for future leadership roles
  • discover various ways to achieve leadership positions
  • Emerging Leaders alumni system for participants and their organizations


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