Our Business Excellence Course Portfolio offers a bouquet of short, intensive learning sequences that bring you to Salzburg or Berlin for one to five days, with support programmes and networking opportunities to deepen your learning experience. All of our courses can be adapted to in-house training needs.

Always curious, we are the ear to the pulse of new developments, responding to trends and analysing their potential. We deliver today’s competencies for tomorrow’s success. Based on extensive networks that offer continuous feedback, we apply a core teaching principle: systematic innovation.

Our programmes and courses observe the world through specific lenses that disseminate systematic innovation, at the heart of which is the transmission of targeted knowledge and skills needed for success in a volatile world.

In a globalised world we enable communication across boundaries, be they cultural, technical or functional. We sharpen skills in fundamental and applied research, in development and innovation at all levels – affirming surprising new combinations within the ambit of time-tested concepts.

As always, we focus on:

  • the transmission of knowledge
  • the evolution of skillsets for systematic and sustainable innovation
  • the curiosity and entrepreneurial skills needed to ask and answer the right questions.

Our Business Excellence Portfolio offers courses in the following categories:

1. Management and Entrepreneurship

Beyond traditional business administration, our focus is on the future-oriented entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills that drive management.

2. Media and Communication

Communication – whether in law, strategy, rhetorics or business relations – drives all relationships. Thoughts create our reality, and for continuous success, we should communicate them with skill.

3. Environmental Science

Innovation is hollow without holistic understanding of the planet we live on. Seeking to understand the circular, non-linear and systemic contexts of sustainability, we should leave only restorative footprints.
 

4. Art and Culture

Culture finds its expression in the arts. We strive to foster creativity, with intensive learning from artists and professionals in the field.
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Business Excellence: The Course Portfolio


1. Trust: The Key to Long-Term Economic Success and Leadership Excellence

Categories: Management and Entrepreneurship

Trust building is the key to success – and you make the difference. Trust is today’s number one competency for leadership excellence – and it is a learnable skill. In international business and beyond, personal conduct starts with you.
Barbara Scharrer – Strategy advisor, attorney, supervisor, university lecturer
‘To address the increased complexity of global business, international managers need a new toolbox of Eastern and Western management constructs to aid the process of cross-fertilization of insights into business phenomena across cultures’.
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2. Business Creation: Developing Digital Business Models

Categories: Management and Entrepreneurship

It is not an option to rely on traditional business models in the digital age. Business creation matters – for both successful start-ups and for traditional companies. Learn to develop and implement the right choice of digital business model for you.
Dr. Harald Henzler – Entrepreneur and digital media expert
‘The future of the media is our own future. We need to know the content relevant to our customers – and in which context we address our audience. We have to know which media have a real impact on what our customers perceive. If content is king, context is the queen.’

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3. Managing Co-Innovation: Advanced Design Thinking and Ideational Excellence

Categories: Art and Culture, Management and Entrepreneurship

On what do eureka-sharp insights in the service of innovation excellence depend? Is it advanced design thinking and cutting-edge brainstorming, or ideation? This seminar trains you in a rare and neglected craft of the creative mind.
Oliver Gerstheimer – Digital evangelist, design thinker and actor
‘Creating precise new products, services and business models with added value is not a coincidence. We have tested the methodologies and patterns for innovation success many times. Designing accurately, anew, can be trained – and we do it.’

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4. The Digital Customer: Analysing Digital Media Profiles

Categories: Media and Communication, Management and Entrepreneurship

Who is our customer – according to Facebook, WeChat, Whatsapp and Co? And who are we? What is fake and what is real? The ‘Fourth Revolution’, according to L. Floridi, challenges us to question identity like never before. This course offers insights into the impact of digital media on our digital personalities, along with methods for analysing customers’ movements online.
Dr. Harald Henzler – Entrepreneur and digital media expert
‘The future of the media is our own future. We need to know the content relevant to our customers – and in which context we address our audience. We have to know which media have a real impact on what our customers perceive. If content is king, context is the queen.’

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5. Storytelling and Organisational Development

Categories: Media and Communication, Management and Entrepreneurship

The one-day course about storytelling offers both theoretical background and practice examples on Learning Histories and their application to cross-cultural learning. The focus is on unique intercultural learning histories: how Austrian and Chinese stakeholders perceived their interpersonal interactions in their divergent business contexts. Examples are based on in-depth interviews with key stakeholders from fifty or more organisations.
Dr. Thomas Kurz – Intercultural trainer
‘Start with the self. It is the core place to grow change.’

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6. Performing Rhetorics

Categories: Art and Culture, Management and Entrepreneurship

Leadership comes with performance – not only in hard facts but in interpersonal relations. Rhetorical skills are core in the way we relate to the world – and the best training is experience.
Peter Arp – Director and coach
‘Individual performance grows through inspiration and practice. Exercise is key to becoming the successful business partner you want to be. I will be your personal business coach.’

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7. Media Law: Data Protection, Advertising and the Media

Categories: Media and Communication, Management and Entrepreneurship

The media in Europe is often called the fourth pillar of democracy, the ‘watchdog’ that enables and procures citizens’ control over government, legislation and justice by means of daily mass communication. This course offers an overall view of the laws relevant to media – including journalistic privilege, editorial liability over privacy and dignity protection, and advertising restrictions.

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8. Futur/io – Future Technologies

Categories: Media and Communication, Management and Entrepreneurship

Exponential technologies and changes are today impacting almost every industry. Dive into the key technological developments in an intensive five-day executive experience that includes seminars, workshops, labs, site visits and curated immersive experiences.  Harald Neidhardt -CEO & Curator of the future/io Institute
‘The future of exponential technologies lies in creating meaning for society, brands and entrepreneurs.’
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Now is the time to come to Salzburg – or Berlin, build a skill, and return to work with a new vision for your next career level!
Contact us now for your next course!