The IFIDZ offers a comprehensive choice of seminars covering all topics relevant for leadership – from intensifying soft skills and resource management through to strengthening Alpha Intelligence. Our executive seminars as well as leadership and networking seminars were developed to help optimise leadership skills and give you and your staff a head-start in your everyday business routine. Please also take a look at our open executive seminars (in German).

Executive seminars

The seminar based on the Barbara Liebermeister’s new book: Many leaders are flustered by digitalisation. Questions they ask themselves include: Which leadership behaviour will be required in the future? And: to what extent do I need to adjust my attitude and behaviour? This seminar provides answers to these questions by demonstrating which thinking and behavioural patterns characterise a “digital leader”. At the same time, participants are encouraged to approach new challenges head on, because there’s one key factor in the leadership process which does not change: the human being. It has the same (basic) needs as ten or even a hundred years ago Target group: Executives/leaders. Junior executives – across industries and functions Core content:

  • What are the key success factors – of companies, leaders – in the digital age?
  • Which thinking/behavioural patterns characterise companies and leaders who successfully master digital change? What are they doing differently?
  • How do human beings “tick”? What motivates and drives them?
  • To what extent does the growing interconnectedness, digitisation change the expectations as well as desires and needs of customers and staff?
  • To what extent does the leadership culture of our company, my leadership style/behaviour already correspond to the requirements of the digital age?
  • What are the biggest barriers (to success)? How can these be overcome?

Duration: One-day seminar Methodology: Stimuli, exchange of (practical) experience, reflection. You can look forward to an unconventional seminar approach! Benefits to participants include:

  • You find out, which attitudes and behavioural patterns characterise digital leaders and get to understand your personal hurdles for more success in the digital age.
  • You learn, how other decision makers/companies master the challenges of the digital age.
  • You receive a “compass” for your future leadership work.
  • You gather the necessary energy to approach the required changes head-on.

The specific structure and content of the seminar will be determined in collaboration with the company booking the services.

Due to an increasing interconnectedness, a strong need for change and the dominating team and project work, the digital age partially requires a different leadership behaviour than what was necessary in the past. What are the key success factors of leadership in the digital age? Which attitudes and behavioural patterns characterise a digital leader? This seminar for leaders and executives was developed to answer these questions. Plus, you’ll be provided with a compass to help you develop into a “digital leader” and have the desired impact as an executive. Target group: Executives with initial leadership experience – across industries and functions Core content:

  • How does leadership work today? How does leadership change in the digital age (results of latest studies, field research)?
  • Which skills and attributes characterise a digital leader?
  • To what extent have I already developed these competences (individual analysis with the “digital readiness indicator”)?
  • How can I, as an executive, build and expand the respective skills and attributes?
  • How do I, as an executive, shape communication with my staff in the digital age? How do I use social, electronic media?
  • How do I, as an executive, take the desired effect in my day-to-day leadership role?
  • How do I review whether my (leadership) behaviour is effective?

Duration: 1 to 2 days Methodology: practice-oriented, strongly interactive, individual/team tasks, individual analysis of digital leadership attributes, group discussion, simulation of specific situations, stimuli through mini talks and videos Benefits to participants include:

  • You find out, which attributes characterise successful leaders in the digital age.
  • You learn, to what extent you have already developed these skills, attributes (individual analysis with the “digital readiness indicator”).
  • You find out, which methods/instruments you can use to successfully shape leadership in the digital age.
  • You draft your own individual development plan.
  • You define rules for yourself on how to effectively shape communication with your staff – also with the help of social media.

The specific structure and content of the seminar will be determined in collaboration with the company booking the services.

Digitisation facilitates collaboration across borders. Whether it’s email, Skype or WhatsApp – more and more, leaders communicate digitally with their staff, peers and superiors. This change of work and communication structures also requires a change in leadership behaviour. How can executives lead virtual teams? How do they ensure effective communication and collaboration whilst never or very rarely actually meeting their staff and colleagues? How does the required team spirit develop in that case? And how can employees be developed? This seminar provides the answers to such questions. Target group: Executives, project leads and decision makers from all areas – across all industries Core content:

  • What are the biggest risks/challenges when leading at a distance, leading virtu