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Leading organizations beyond the crisis - advanced perspectives on strategy & leadership

Leading beyond the crisis – an Online Advanced Management Program

Senior professionals have and will have to overcome unforeseen challenges during a time of global crisis. We have designed this fully online and highly interactive Advanced Management Program “Leading beyond the crisis” particularly for senior professionals aiming at reflecting upon their individual leadership challenges in an intimate environment of peers. In addition, we have invited an exciting line-up of expert speakers who will shed light upon the crisis from their personal experience. As we will only accept a limited and yet exclusive selection of participants, you can expect to extend your network with like-minded professionals.

After successful completion of the program, you will receive a WHU Executive Education Digital Certificate.

Advanced ManagementCorporate TransformationOrganizational LeadershipLeadershipStrategy
Suitable for executives with:
Leadership Experience
Work Experience

Program Faculty

Program Content

What you can expect:

A fully virtual but highly interactive advanced leadership program with an exciting line-up of contributors. We have limited the number of participants to ensure an intimate setting for you and your peers.

“Leading beyond the crisis” consists of three major program elements: First, you will get the opportunity to reflect upon your own strategic or leadership challenge in a small peer group setting. Second, this will be enriched by sessions on crisis and inspirational leadership based on a Shakespeare play. In addition, you will be encouraged to reflect upon your resilience. Third, we have designed a number of workshop sessions together with renowned executive experts from practice and academia. They will share and discuss their insights and contribute to a multi-faceted perspective on how to strategically transform to foster strategic growth.

“Leading beyond the crisis” is designed to fit to your busy schedule – workshop sessions will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday afternoons. The entire program is spread over the course of six weeks. The virtual setting will save travel times and be in accordance with business travel bans that exist in many corporations.

Program Benefits

“Leading beyond the crisis” consists of a guided self-reflection journey and workshops to inspire and broaden perspectives on leadership and strategy. This program is solely for experienced professionals with a rich leadership experience.

Your personal benefits:

  • Reflect upon your individual leadership or strategic challenge in an intimate peer-group setting together with experienced leadership coaches
  • Be inspired by a Shakespearian perspective on crisis and inspirational leadership
  • Gain insights into personal resilience and how this is a core capability in times of crisis
  • Discuss different perspectives on current and future challenges with a number of renowned experts from academia and practice
  • Expand your professional network in a highly interactive, fully online program
Participant Profile

“Leading beyond the crisis” is an advanced management program with a limited number of seats, to ensure an intimate setting and exchange. The program is designed for senior professionals with significant leadership experience.

In particular, these participant profiles will benefit from “Leading beyond the crisis”:

  • Senior professionals with 10+ years of leadership experience from a broad set of industries and business functions.
  • Senior professionals with 10+ years of leadership experience from non-profit organizations.
  • Alumni of our past “Advanced Management Programs.”
  • WHU In Praxi Members with 10+ years of leadership experience from a broad set of industries and business functions.

This program is designed as a fast-paced, intense, and compact learning experience. It fits well into a busy professional schedule and is, therefore, very suitable for participants in senior management positions.

Program Format and Module Dates

The three-hour academic sessions will start on Saturdays at 2pm, the one-hour Peer Consulting Sessions will start on Tuesdays at 6pm, and the two-hour Case Study Workshops on Thursdays at 6pm. The two-hour program introduction and wrap-up session will both start at 8am. You will receive a detailed timetable after you have applied.

Program Introduction & Crisis Leadership

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Peer Consulting 1

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Case Study Workshop 1

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Personal Resilience 1

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Peer Consulting 2

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Case Study Workshop 2

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Personal Resilience 2

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Peer Consulting 3

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Case Study Workshop 3

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Inspirational Leadership

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Peer Consulting 4

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Case Study Workshop 4

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Individual Leadership Challenge Presentations & Wrap-Up

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Register for one of the limited seats in the guest lecture

As CEO of Techem, a leading global energy service provider and service provider for smart and sustainable buildings active in over 20 countries, challenges such as digitalization and transformation are no longer a novelty for Matthias Hartmann ((LINK CV)). Take the chance to take part in a guest lecture and learn first-hand how he leads the company safely towards the future, even in times of crisis.

The Case Study Workshop will take place on April 8, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Since this program is exclusively for senior professionals with more than 10 years of leadership experience, please send your CV, LinkedIn or Xing profile to by April 2, 2021. The number of participants for this virtual session is limited to 10.

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Yvonne Krack

Marketing & Admissions Manager Executive Education

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