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Pioneers of the 21st century - Short program

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Pioneers of the 21st century | WU Vienna Short Program

For leaders and executives who want to shape future

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. 

What is unique about the program?

The curriculum combines strategy and innovation with strengthening self-development and leadership skills:

  • Integrative, multi-layered approach: it sees the key to success in balance and alignment. People and organizations are considered to be a part of life, as organisms in contrast to mechanisms.
  • Intellect & emotion: Coupling intellectual strength with emotional and body intelligence
  • Personal growth: The program targets at strengthening your self-leadership skills and self-development
  • Strategy and innovation: driving change and organizing agility provide you with state-of-the art knowledge, tools and techniques on how to act on a large scale, how to bring your projects into life, how to transform your organizations to make them fit for the future.
  • Your Pioneers Project: 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.
  • Develop pioneer qualities: being courageous, open-minded, self-anchored, appreciative, action-oriented and focused

Flexible Learning That Fits Your Busy Schedule

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:

    • Target group

      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.

    • Topics

      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

    • Learning architecture

      Modules

      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.

      Pioneers Project

      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.

      Coaching

      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:

      1. Face to face / classroom learning
      2.  Community-of-practice based online learning
      3. Project-based learning
      4. Individual personal development (Coaching)
      5. Special events with guest speaker
    • Certificate

      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.

WU Executive Academy - Accreditations & Rankings

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.

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