Executive Education – Online Programs

Our Executive Education Online Programs offer a unique opportunity to explore new themes – fast-paced and condensed – performed by leading management thinkers, professors and business experts.

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Build Back Better

Accelerate your recovery and create a better future business

The pandemic and subsequent recession are moments of dramatic change in every market, for customers and business. It is challenging, but also a time of opportunity. The post-pandemic world is a unique chance to rebuild your business in a better way, one which is more sustainable, more agile and resilient, more future-proofed. How will you “build back better” after Covid-19?

The program consists of three online sessions of half-a-day each over a period of three weeks. It is developed with, lead and facilitated by one of the world’s top business thinkers, Peter Fisk, Professor of Innovation at IE Business School.

Did you know that 57% of the Fortune 500 companies were created during downturns, when attitudes and priorities shift? This program offers you the opportunity to step back and reimagine your business, how it can most effectively recover in the short-term, in a way that also creates a better business for the long-term.

The program is build on practical insights from around the world – how companies are coming to terms with the consequences of chaos and uncertainty, change and transformation. For some it is a complete pivot in terms of products and services, for others it is a rush to become a truly digital business.

Your benefit:

  • Condensed and intensive online program for today and tomorrow’s leaders, of businesses large and small
  • Cutting-edge insight into how to reimagine your future, refocus your priorities and reenergize your people
  • Training in models, tools and processes used by the world’s most forward thinking businesses
  • Your Roadmap for “building back better” Post-COVID-19

Tuition Fee: 1.490 EUR (plus VAT) ♦ 15% Early Bird before August 1, 2020

To ensure a perfect group dynamic and optimal outcome, the program is limited at maximum 25 participants. For the program to take place, minimum 15 participants are required.

For more information about the specific content, please see “Program Overview Download” and do not hesitate to call us directly. Tuition is in English. Upon completion, you receive a GERBUS Academy certificate.

The next program takes place:

Session 1: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 – from 14.00 to 18.00 (Germany/CET) & from 8.00 to 12.00 (US/EST)

Session 2: Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 – from 14.00 to 18.00 (Germany/CET) & from 8.00 to 12.00 (US/EST)

Session 3: Thursday, September 17th, 2020 – from 14.00 to 18.00 (Germany/CET) & from 8.00 to 12.00 (US/EST)

Online Networking starting 13.30 CET & 7.30 EST. Sessions include break & wrap-up.

Further dates on request.

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The Project Revolution

Successfully implement your strategy in the Project Economy

Recent research shows that 70% of strategies fail and companies fail to meet their goals, most of the time due to poor implementation. Change and transformation fail, because we still organize the implementation as we did 100 years’ ago. Avoid the “strategy implementation gap”, learn how to make change happen in today’s project economy.

The program consists of three online sessions of half-a-day each over a period of three weeks. It is developed in co-operation with and performed by the world’s leading project management expert, award winner and author, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez.

We all know about the disruptions that are impacting our society and the business world: robotics, artificial intelligence, shared economy, blockchain, big data….

However, there is one extreme disruption that is affecting our world that media and academia have completely missed. For more than 100 years’ organizations have been run and structured in a very similar way: hierarchical; in which power, budgets and resources are divided over departments, the so-called “silos”. Management and management theory was focused on how to run and optimize (efficiency) the business best. Projects were an addition, but hardly ever a priority. Today, we are witnessing the rise of the Project Economy. The so-called gig economy is driven by projects.

The program is designed for Strategy & Innovation Directors, Directors PMO & Portfolio Managers, Senior & Junior Project / Program Managers and Heads of Performance & Quality.

Your benefit:

  • Cutting-edge insights into the project economy, the consequences and opportunities it brings to you as a leader
  • Understand how you can establish a platform for innovation, growth and transformation
  • Learn how you can align structure to become an agile organization
  • Understand how to become an effective leader in today’s changing world
  • Learn how to create a culture that will sustain and maintain change

Tuition Fee: 1.490 EUR (plus VAT) ♦ 15% Early Bird before August 14, 2020

To ensure a perfect group dynamic and optimal outcome, the program is limited at maximum 25 participants. For the program to take place, minimum 15 participants are required.

For more information about the specific content, please see “Program Overview Download” and do not hesitate to call us directly. Tuition is in English. Upon completion, you receive a GERBUS Academy certificate.

The next program takes place:

Session 1: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 – from 14.00 to 18.00 (Germany/CET) & from 8.00 to 12.00 (US/EST)

Session 2: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 – from 14.00 to 18.00 (Germany/CET) & from 8.00 to 12.00 (US/EST)

Session 3: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 – from 14.00 to 18.00 (Germany/CET) & from 8.00 to 12.00 (US/EST)

Online Networking starting 13.30 CET & 7.30 EST. Sessions include break & wrap-up.

Further dates on request.

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Blitzscaling

The lightning fast path to building massively valuable companies

“Blitzscaling isn’t simply a matter of rapid growth. Every company is obsessed with growth. In any industry, you live and die by the number – user acquisition, margins, growth rate, and so on. Yet growth alone is not blitzscaling. Rather, blitzscaling is prioritizing speed over efficiency in the face of uncertainty.” (Chris Yeh and Reid Hoffman)

The program consists of three online sessions of half-a-day each and is developed in co-operation with Global Scaling Academy and instructed by Chris Yeh, co-author of Blitzscaling and Jeff Abbott.

Why blitzscale? The purpose of blitzscaling is to achieve enduring market leadership in a winner-take-most or winner-take-all market, which occurs when being the first player to reach critical scale brings lasting competitive advantage.

The world we live in is hyper-connected. Competition, customers and talent can come from anywhere in the world. Blitzscaling is the speed at which industries are transforming, and the pace of transformation is accelerating everywhere. The number of companies that fall out of the S&P 500 is accelerating. All companies, in all industries, want to understand what this acceleration clock looks like and what’s driving it in order to learn how to navigate.

The focus of our program:

  • What’s the blitzscaling decision framework and how can it be applied in large organizations?
  • How can I use it to evaluate internal or external innovation or venture scaling opportunities?
  • In this environment of accelerating change, how can the blitzscaling framework inform the management of our current product and service portfolio?
  • How can we build or acquire, and effectively manage, a venture capable of hyper-growth?
  • What’s different about blitzscaling in Europe?

Your benefit:

  • Condensed and intensive online program for senior corporate leaders, – innovation professionals  & – entrepreneurs
  • Cutting-edge insight into the business models, strategies and management techniques that enable hyper-growth
  • Training in understanding and applying these techniques to your organization, plus evaluating and managing new ventures
  • Developed in co-operation with Global Scaling Academy and instructed by Chris Yeh, co-author of Blitzscaling and Jeff Abbott

Tuition Fee: 1.490 EUR (plus VAT) ♦ 15% Early Bird before August 14, 2020

To ensure a perfect group dynamic and optimal outcome, the program is limited at maximum 25 participants. For the program to take place, minimum 15 participants are required.

For more information about the specific content, please see “Program Overview Download” and do not hesitate to call us directly. Tuition is in English. Upon completion, you receive a GERBUS Academy certificate.

The next program takes place:

Session 1: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 – from 16.30 to 20.30 (Germany/CET) & from 10.30 to 14.30 (US/EST)

Session 2: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 – from 16.30 to 20.30 (Germany/CET) & from 10.30 to 14.30 (US/EST)

Session 3: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 – from 16.30 to 20.30 (Germany/CET) & from 10.30 to 14.30 (US/EST)

Online Networking starting 16.00 CET & 10.00 EST. Sessions include break & wrap-up.

Further dates on request.

Program Overview Download

Cross-Industry Innovation

Use cross-sector insights to transform & boost your business

Groundbreaking innovations are becoming increasingly difficult as most industries are quite mature. Today’s products, services and business models are largely shaped by the mindset of their respective industry. Drawing analogies beyond the borders of one’s own industry can therefore open up interesting new perspectives and be a significant source of major innovative steps.

The program consists of three online sessions of half-a-day each over a period of three weeks. It is developed with, lead and facilitated by Ramon Vullings, leading international cross-industry innovation expert & ideaDJ.

Cross-industry innovation refers to innovation which comes about by applying cross-sector analogies and by transferring approaches from one industry to another. Analogies can be drawn at a variety of levels ranging from products, services, technology, strategy & business models.

The program builds on practical insights from various industries and cross-sector innovation examples and provides new tools and models to take your innovation to the next level.

Your benefit:

  • Condensed and intensive online program for today and tomorrow’s leaders, strategists, innovators & business developers
  • Cutting-edge insights into the unique workings of totally different companies from a wide range of industries
  • Training in and applied use of models, tools and processes used by the world’s leading cross-sector innovators
  • Your roadmap to use cross-industry innovation to transform your business in a smarter way

Tuition Fee: 1.490 EUR (plus VAT) ♦ 15% Early Bird before August 21, 2020

To ensure a perfect group dynamic and optimal outcome, the program is limited at maximum 25 participants. For the program to take place, minimum 15 participants are required.

For more information about the specific content, please see “Program Overview Download” and do not hesitate to call us directly. Tuition is in English. Upon completion, you receive a GERBUS Academy certificate.

The next program takes place:

Session 1: Friday, September 25th, 2020 – from 9.00 to 13.00 (Germany/CET) & from 15.00 to 19.00 (Asia/SGT)

Session 2: Friday, October 2nd, 2020 – from 9.00 to 13.00 (Germany/CET) & from 15.00 to 19.00 (Asia/SGT)

Session 3: Friday, October 9th, 2020 – from 9.00 to 13.00 (Germany/CET) & from 15.00 to 19.00 (Asia/SGT)

Online Networking starting 8.30 CET & 14.30 SGT. Sessions include break & wrap-up.

Further dates on request.

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Platform Strategy

The key to success in the digital economy

If you don’t have a platform strategy, you don’t have a strategy”… The winners of the current COVID-19 crisis are the digital – and very often – platform-based business models. What’s your company’s strategy?

The program consists of three online sessions of half-a-day each and is developed and performed by Simon Torrance. Simon Torrance is one of the world’s foremost experts on platform strategy and execution.

Platforms businesses are currently re-shaping and disrupting every industry. McKinsey forecasts that 30% of global economic activity ($60 trillion) could be mediated by platforms within new digital ecosystems by 2025.

A recent study showed that 89% of German companies consider platforms to be important for future economic growth, however, less than 3% of companies have an effective platform strategy in place.

The program enables you to understand the dynamics of the most powerful business model of our time and apply these learnings to your own business.

Your benefit:

  • Condensed and intensive online program for tomorrow’s digital leaders
  • Cutting-edge insight into the dynamics of the platform economy, digital ecosystems and business models
  • Training in the best tools and methods to create an effective platform strategy

Tuition Fee: 1.490 EUR (plus VAT) ♦ 15% Early Bird before August 21, 2020

To ensure a perfect group dynamic and optimal outcome, the program is limited at maximum 25 participants. For the program to take place, minimum 15 participants are required.

For more information about the specific content, please see “Program Overview Download” and do not hesitate to call us directly. Tuition is in English. Upon completion, you receive a GERBUS Academy certificate.

Following your participation, you have the opportunity to continue developing your expertise. For instance, become part of our Future Lab #PlatformBusiness designed to support senior managers in the concrete development and execution of a platform strategy. Please find more information here: www.gerbus-future-labs.com

The next program takes place:

Session 1: Thursday, October 1st, 2020 – from 14.00 to 18.00 (Germany/CET) & from 8.00 to 12.00 (US/EST)

Session 2: Thursday, October 8th, 2020 – from 14.00 to 18.00 (Germany/CET) & from 8.00 to 12.00 (US/EST)

Session 3: Thursday, October 15th, 2020 – from 14.00 to 18.00 (Germany/CET) & from 8.00 to 12.00 (US/EST)

Online Networking starting 13.30 CET & 7.30 EST. Sessions include break & wrap-up.

Further dates on request.

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Building Resilience

For a post pandemic business world through actionable scenarios

None of the current living generations have ever experienced the pandemic the way we are currently dealing with, and business leaders, communities and society have been lately missing many opportunities. Is your organization resilient?

The program consists of three online sessions of half-a-day each over a period of three weeks. It is developed in co-operation with and performed by bestselling author, professor and global thought-leader, Mark Esposito.

By understanding the driving forces that disrupt our business; by developing a map for new logics and patterns revealing a different set of behaviors and by analyzing which impact they will have on our way of doing business, we can build actionable scenarios guiding us towards a desirable organizational resilience.

The program is designed to help business leaders and society at large to better understand which opportunities got lost throughout the pandemic and how we can navigate new horizons arising in the post pandemic world.

Your benefit:

  • Condensed and intensive online program for business leaders in search for resilience
  • Cutting-edge insights into the high impact and high uncertainty scenarios
  • Building strategic options in the VUCA world
  • Your roadmap to organizational resilience

Tuition Fee: 1.490 EUR (plus VAT) ♦ 15% Early Bird before September 18, 2020

To ensure a perfect group dynamic and optimal outcome, the program is limited at maximum 25 participants. For the program to take place, minimum 15 participants are required.

For more information about the specific content, please see “Program Overview Download” and do not hesitate to call us directly. Tuition is in English. Upon completion, you receive a GERBUS Academy certificate.

The next program takes place:

Session 1: Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 – from 9.00 to 13.00 (Germany/CET) & from 15.00 to 19.00 (Asia/SGT)

Session 2: Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 – from 9.00 to 13.00 (Germany/CET) & from 15.00 to 19.00 (Asia/SGT)

Session 3: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 – from 9.00 to 13.00 (Germany/CET) & from 15.00 to 19.00 (Asia/SGT)

Online Networking starting 8.30 CET & 14.30 SGT. Sessions include break & wrap-up.

Further dates on request.

Program Overview Download

More programs & good to know

We continously develop our online offer

Coming up soon:

  • Agility

  • Family Business

  • … and more

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Special conditions

In case you sign up for more than one program within a period of one year or more persons, from the same company, sign up for the same program, we offer attractive special conditions. Call us to learn more!

Sign-up, certificate and general information

Learning & Development – Online

Focused, fast-paced and condense – performed by leading management thinkers, professors and business experts. In other words, a perfect opportunity to learn the newest approaches, methods, tools and processes in a unique virtual setting.

The online programs are recorded. After the program you will have access hereto as well all other program relevant material.

Certificate

Upon completion of your Executive Education Online Program, you receive a Certificate of Participation.

The certificate is issued by GERBUS Academy and the Program Director.

Sign-Up

To sign up, please use the contact form below – alternatively, write us an email (to anmeldung@gerbus-academy.com) or call us directly.

Once we have received all required information, we will revert with futher information. The tuition fee is payable upon your receipt of our registration. A cancellation is possible until 4 weeks before program start.

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