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Intense and highly practical Programs for leaders and executives
Intense and highly practical Programs for leaders and executives Choose the best development program for you

Our Leadership & Advanced Management Programs

The Leadership & Advanced Management Programs at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management are specifically designed for experienced leaders and senior executives who would like to enhance their skills set and drive strategic impact in their company. After successful completion of our programs, you will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate.

We offer trainings for young leaders, middle management talents as well es (senior) executives on: leadership, coaching as a leadership style, and leading companies. Learn more:

Leadership Essentials Program

WHU’s Leadership Essentials Program explores the foundations of leadership by comparing effective and ineffective leadership behaviors – and by challenging you to (re-)consider who you are as a leader and why anybody should be led by you. During the 3-day interactive leadership seminar, you will develop a greater understanding of your own leadership, critical team dynamics as well as the strategic value of leadership at an organizational level.

We use exercises, group work, and case studies to illustrate the behaviors of highly effective leaders. The program concludes with reflections on what you have learned and a forward plan that will help you apply the insights you gained during the business leadership program. You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

The Essence of Coaching for Senior Leaders

This program is offered by Leadership Choices and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. You will learn how to authentically add coaching to your leadership signature.

You will primarily learn how coaching works from a practical perspective. Using the Leadership Choices coaching model, you will be given insights into powerful questions and levels of listening. Moreover, you will learn to apply coaching interventions that have proven successful in a leadership context. Plenty of practical coaching work will take place in the classroom. You will also be asked to work with three real coachees, i.e. coaching clients, during the program. After successful completion of the program, you will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate.

High-Performance Board Member Program (by IESE & WHU)

Corporate boards play an increasingly vital role in today’s disruptive business landscape. As a board member, you can shape the entire future of your organization by providing guidance and oversight on crucial issues facing organizations today, ranging from risk management, business strategy, sustainability, and compliance.

Are you a senior-level executive currently serving on a corporate board, or aspiring to transition into this role? Or maybe you are a senior manager wanting to engage more effectively now with your board: This unique program was designed to give you pragmatic new insights and valuable tools to amplify your impact and secure your organization’s future.

In a dynamic learning forum, industry and academic experts from WHU and IESE Business School will accompany you to ensure you magnify your contribution in your particular role, create strategic value and ensure a sustainable competitive advantage for your organization.

Management Programm für Non-Profit-Führungskräfte

The non-profit sector faces increasing challenges as a consequence of digitalization, changes of the legal frameworks and other shifts in the strategic environment. The Management Program for Executives in the Non-profit Sector (Management Programm für Non-Profit-Führungskräfte) by WHU and DSA helps you to get a structured view on those challenges, to expand your strategic toolkit and establish additional networks in the sector. During the program week, you will engage in discussions with our lecturers in interactive learning sessions, consider practical cases in small groups, and reflect on your role as a leader and your personal leadership style. After successfully participating in the Management Program for Non-profit Executives, you will be awarded a joint certificate by DSA and WHU. The program is held in German language only.

CIO Leadership Excellence Program - Basis Module

Digital transformation is the key challenge for executives today. WHU, IDG Business Media GmbH, and DXC Technology offer an advanced program for senior executives in IT and digitalization that enhances your capabilities to lead and transform your organization into a digital, disruptive, and globalized economy.

The five-day module hosted in Düsseldorf challenges your entrepreneurial mindset and inspirational leadership capabilities. Join an active network of more than 150 program alumni! You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

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Our Diversity Scholarships

Are you in need of financial support? Learn more about our Diversity Scholarships offered by WHU Executive Education.

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