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THE TRANSFORMATIVE
LEADERSHIP TREK FOR CENTURY 21

Are you ready to shape century 21?

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This hybrid learning experience prepares you to adapt and succeed in this rapidly changing world. Organizations must transform their paradigm of leadership if they want to address the economical, ecological, and societal challenges of the 21st century. This 7-week transformative leadership program inspires you to make this bold change happen – by providing a whole range of change-making and leadership skills, many valuable insights about the main drivers of transformation, and developing a new attitude towards uncertainty. It’s MINDSET, SKILLS, NETWORK, and BALANCE in one program in a community of exceptional peers.

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Week
learning
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Immersive
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Live Online
Impulse
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Collaborative
Master
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ON-THE-JOB
TRANSFORMATION
CASE
HYBRID LEARNING IN REAL TEAMS
5 hours required per week
GERMAN OR ENGLISH COHORTS
MASTERMIND COACHING
DOMAIN EXPERT INSIGHTS
INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS
Graduation Certificate
€ 4,900 + VAT (incl. lodging)

HOW IS THE PROGRAM STRUCTURED?

This hybrid 7-week trek starts off with an immersive retreat weekend with interactive impulse sessions, personal reflection, and team building. After that we meet each week on Thursday nights with inspirational experts and method coaches for the live online sparks – working on the 5 dimensions of the SHAPE® Framework as well as your individual transformation cases.

SHAPE TREK

LEARNING JOURNEY IN DETAIL

Welcome to the SHAPE® trek! An immersive leadership course with inspiration sessions, break-out assignments, and self-reflective episodes over the course of seven weeks. This intensive kick-off is designed both to provide the necessary insights on future transformation touching technology, digitalization, sustainability, and work culture, and to enhance the critical competencies needed to lead this transformation in times of uncertainty. You will also start to forge your transformation case in peer group sessions applying the previously acquired creative skills and methods. After the kick-off weekend you are part of a committed cohort of change makers with diverse backgrounds who support each other to make bold change happen. This trust and familiarity in the group now allows you to learn and work effectively without physically being in one room. Over the course of the next seven weeks, you will empower your MINDSET and apply new leadership SKILLS within a newly formed NETWORK of like minded individuals to develop your individual transformation case successfully.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

Executives from established SMBs wanting to drive the transformation of their organizations to make them 21st century proof

Business leaders from large corporations looking for new ways to change their organizations

Future-forward entrepreneurs and game-changers who look for a diverse network of like-minded peers seeking a new challenge to scale their impact

Creative business professionals and cultural change-makers with at least five years of work experience

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE LEARNED

By working with the SHAPE® Framework you will build the capacity to

adapt your existing strategies to meet the uncertain future

enhance your understanding of the key drivers of transformation

build a concrete roadmap for your transformation case and define the key elements for success

internalize a new state-of-mind by working on transformational attitudes in a safe environment

commit yourself and your teams to work towards a purpose-driven culture

respond to future challenges by tapping into the wisdom of your peers

unify and motivate stakeholders by candidly reflecting on things and become more and more important

redefine leadership by building a collaborative experience for all

use methods to rapidly prototype, test hypotheses, and iterate certain elements of your strategy

lead through creative discourse and candid feedback

SHAPESCAPE KICK-OFF

EMBRACE CHANGE.
THINK FOR YOURSELF.
TRANSFORM THE FUTURE.

The SHAPE® trek kick-off takes us right into the heart of the Bavarian Forest National Park. Experience a wonderful and intensive time together with your learning mates. Learning is a social endeavor and bonding a group of excellent people in a combination of in- and outdoor workshops will lay the foundation of an unforgetable learning journey.

HOW DO WE WORK ON OUR TRANSFORMATION CASES?

During the trek you will directly work on your own transformation case in an area such as digitalization, sustainability, leadership, or cultural change. An applicable process with useful insights and methods will guide you – with the support of our coaches and your peers. From week to week your project takes more SHAPE and, at the end of this sprint, will cover all necessary steps to turn a vague transformative idea into a successful project. This learning-by-doing approach is designed to push you out of your comfort zone and to turn your plans into action. We will work on overcoming inner and outer barriers by addressing these fundamental principles of transformation:

DARE

DARE
How do we decide and act under conditions of extreme uncertainty?

Imagine

IMAGINE
How do we shape a purposeful vision out of legacy, ideas and meaning into an interacting whole?

DISCOVER

DISCOVER
How can we establish a culture of diversity and creative discourse to find the best possible solutions?

ADAPT

ADAPT
How do we constantly challenge the status quo, reduce complexity, and adapt to an environment of perpetual change?

DO

DO
How can we build trust, reliability, and sustainable relationships with all stakeholders by empathic interaction?

WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SHIFTSCHOOL?

HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION?

The program costs 4,900 Euros excluding VAT and covers the tuition, course materials as well as accommodation and food on workshop days. The first year membership fee for the SHIFTSHAPE CLUB will also be included in the package. It does not include travel expenses to the retreat location. VAT shall apply at rates according to national laws and regulations. Please note that training costs are usually tax deductible in many countries.

How does the application work?

We are looking for people who are leading initiatives, organizations or communities that are playing some part in forging a new “Story of Better”. People who see the future as something we want to create together and not as something that we’d rather like to avoid. Each candidate must submit a transformative idea that they plan to work on during the program and beyond. Something that is larger than our own career needs and above all shapes a better future – no matter how big or small.

We reject fast food learning and passive content consumption as well as egoistic and inconsiderate behavior towards the group. Our leadership programs are designed as immersive learning experiences. We are looking for individuals who thrive in a community of like minded peers and share an authentic interest in getting to know other participants for who they are, and who they want to become.

We believe that learning is a social endeavor. It is our goal to build lasting relationships, not shallow encounters. Every cohort is formed as a unique community of highly skilled individuals who remain deeply connected and committed to each other and their shared experience.

Are you in? To start the application process, please fill in the application. Once submitted, you will receive an email containing a link to schedule an interview. The goal of the interview is to find out what motivates you to join the community. We will let you know within a week after your interview if you are accepted into the SHAPE® trek.

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