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Pioneers of the 21st Century is a program for corporate leaders as well as senior executives and managers who are self-responsible, curious, open-minded and strive to shape the 21st century. It provides you with state-of-the-art approaches on how to navigate through unknown terrain and grasp opportunities in today’s businessworld.
The curriculum combines strategy and innovation with strengthening self-development and leadership skills:
At WU Executive Academy, we understand the busy lifestyle of a business executive, manager, or entrepreneur, and as a result, we build our programs to cater to you and your schedule - not the other way around. In fact, the modular structure of our program ensures you receive the most up-to-date training, while spending little time away from work. All modules will take place in Vienna within 12 days. Two coaching sessions are included in the program to promote individual and personal development.
Take a look at Prof. Dr. Kathrin Köster introducing the short program:
The program is for leaders from all spheres of society with all levels of managerial experience who are self-responsible, curious, and open-minded, and who strive to shape the 21st century: Corporations, NGOs, Social Businesses, Governmental Organizations.
This program is not for individuals without managerial experience.
Module 1: Grundlagen agiler Führung
Module 2: Innovation und Strategie
Module 3: Co-Creation in agilen Strukturen
Module 4: Inspirierend und transformierend führen
Module 5: Den “Turbowandel” vorantreiben
During the modules, teaching usually takes place every day from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at WU Executive Academy. Module 4 takes place at a quiet venue close to Vienna.
During the program you will work on your personal business project with coaching from the experts and peer to peer coaching. You will transfer your know-how into business.
Two coaching sessions are included in the program to promote individual and personal development.
In line with the non-conventional content, we have chosen an adequate mix of blended learning to ensure the best learning result for the participants. Academic pioneers and experienced early-adopter practitioners combine state-of-the-art academic approaches with hands-on teaching methods:
You will receive a university certificate from WU Executive Academy, which certifies your program participation and the details of your course performance.
Prerequisite for the reception of this certificate is your successful participation. This is defined by your attendance at each of the five modules as well as the completion of your business project. The biggest merit, however, will be what you take away personally and how you develop individually within the course.
The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) is one of Europe's leading universities and can look back on 100 years of excellence in executive education. We are proud to have received the prestigious triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS, which is reflected in the outstanding quality of our executive education.