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Academy | Training managers

Strengthen leadership skills

  • Do you want to prepare prospective managers for their new role?
  • Do you want to strengthen your communication skills?
  • Do you want to prepare your managers for the digital transformation?
  • Do you need to refresh your business know-how?

Leadership is changing. In the digital age, new, dynamic leadership competencies are needed in addition to traditional competencies. Providing orientation without knowing the exact path, providing security in times in which something different can apply tomorrow than today. Your managers need the right tools to do this.

Tailor-made leadership training for your needs

In our seminars on leadership, we prepare your managers for the complex challenges they face in their everyday lives. Our basic seminar primarily addresses new managers. Experienced managers receive support in the areas of communication and digital leadership. Last but not least, we also offer non-BWL managers a simulation game on the subject of key figures.

All our in-house seminars are of course tailored to your individual needs. Contact us so that together we can develop a tailor-made training concept for you.

Seminar 1: leadership basics
Seminar 2: leadership communication
Seminar 3: leadership 4.0
Seminar 4: leadership business

Seminar 1

leadership basics

Confident start in the new manager’s role

“At last Manager!” The joy is tremendous over this longed for promotion!  However, it does not take long to find out that with this new position many unexpected situations arise.

Managers are able to prepare for these unexpected challenges, for example how to deal with various personalities. Only when you have the knowledge of how to approach these varied challenging situations are you able to categorise and master irritating or surprising behaviour of your staff.

In this foundation seminar for prospective and new managers you will get to know psychological explanatory models giving you a better understanding for the behaviour of other people. With this Power-Potential-Profile® developed by flow consulting, you will also gain insight into your own personality and your inner attitude towards leadership and your professional role. This way you will be even better equipped to deal with various management situations, reflecting, recognising, mastering options.

Target group:

  • New managers who are in a management position for the first time
  • Executives with extended leadership function
  • Management trainee

leadership basics

content priorities

  • The start into the new role – so gelingt´s!
  • Reflection of the leadership role and personality with the Power-Potential-Profile® (incl. evaluation & consulting)
  • New leadership challenges require classical and digital competencies
  • Personal strategies in dealing with difficult situations
  • Your next concrete steps in everyday management life

leadership communication

content priorities

  • Constructive and respectful communication
  • Motivate employees and win them over for your goals and perspectives
  • Moderation of team meetings and group processes
  • Effectively countering conflicts, resistance and blockades
  • Conducting difficult conversations – bringing criticism, feedback and bad news to the table.

Seminar 2

leadership communication

Practical, sound, suitable for everyday use – valuable tools for your management communication

Your employees may expect you as a manager to set the tone in the team. It is therefore important to strike the right note in very different situations.

Many managers owe their rise to leadership to their professional competence. But you won’t get far with that alone. Your communication skills are at least as important for your professional success. As a manager, you have to assign tasks to your employees, criticize and motivate them, give feedback and address conflicts, convince them and enter into a real dialogue. This is often challenging and new. This makes it all the more important for you to acquire the communicative tools on which you can rely even in difficult conversations.

In this training you will reflect on your communication skills and develop them further. You will get to know practical tools for every conversation situation and test them in the seminar so that you can use them successfully in your daily work. It is no longer a problem for you to strike the right note after this seminar.

Target group:

  • Executives at all levels

Seminar 3

leadership 4.0

Mastering leadership requirements for digital transformation

Digitalisation within the working environment facilitates many tasks, yet leadership is not one of these.Digital implementation does pose more complex demands for managers and very often classical competences do no longer suffice.

The effects of digital transformation and industry 4.0 go far beyond technical aspects.
Working processes are becoming more flexible and culture within organisations is changing.
Employees have different expectations and new challenges to master. Managers need to adapt to an increasingly volatile, insecure and complex, ambiguous  (“vuca”) working environment. Besides the classic competence an expanded managerial repertoire is needed.

In this seminar you will get to know seven managerial concepts for dynamic situations and also engage in work for your personal attitude in a managerial role. For this we are using the tools Future Skills for Leadership dynamic and Matrix for the Development of Attitude.  The results will give you Individual impulses for your personal  development and will strengthen your role as manager in view of  digital transformations.

Target group:

  • Managers who want to adapt their leadership behavior to the requirements of digital transformation

leadership 4.0

content priorities

  • Digital transformation – what does it mean for managers?
  • The seven dynamic leadership competencies
  • Understanding and influencing one’s own leadership attitude in the new environment: Shaping Leadership
  • Complexity: What does this mean for leadership?
  • Ambiguities: dealing confidently with contradictions

leadership business

content priorities

  • The production cycle of a company
  • Economic interrelations
  • The economic ABC – depreciation, balance sheet, cash flow, contribution margin accounting, EBIT, income statement, etc.
  • Typical key figures – what do they say?
  • Effects of levers on business success
  • Dependence of decisions on the market environment.

Seminar 4

leadership business

Business game: Interactive experience in getting to know business

Cash flow, P&L, EBIT, Rol – you might have heard of all these before hand. However, would you actually  know the effect these figures are having? Would you be able to make sense of a balance sheet and  draw conclusions from it? The role of manager does make you jointly responsible for an economical  successful business!

It is therefore not advised only to rely on your present managerial expertise. In order to understand the context of business it is of the utmost importance to acquire a basic knowledge in business studies. This will greatly enhance your ability to converse with your superiors and enable you to explain to your staff economic  decisions taken by the management.

In our business game seminar you will get to know business and management correlations in a fun way. Profit- and loss accounts, balance sheets and important key figures of a business will be easily understood through practical play experience.  The changing from game play to reflecting on targeted inputs leads to a life like and effective learning.  The seminar will be individually adapted to the team concerned. The seminar may be tied in with your specific internal required topics.

Target group:

  • Managers who would like to familiarize themselves with business management in a short form