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Discover – leadership training through arts, deadline 1 Aug 2022

The “Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft”, in cooperation with the Karl Schlecht Stiftung (KSG) 2022, is continuing the workshop program “DISCOVER – leadership training through arts” for the fourth year.

Over a total of four days, “DISCOVER – leadership training through arts” offers the active penetration of artistic work processes and techniques to inspire everyday professional leadership in companies. In cooperation with renowned artists, cultural institutions and management consultants, you will complete a series of interactive workshops in a group. You will learn about artistic thought and work processes in front of and behind the scenes, test your creativity and get the opportunity to gain exciting new perspectives on your own understanding of leadership. The workshops build on each other in terms of content, covering topics such as “creative writing,” “art in digital spaces,” “theater,” “music,” and training attentive perception. The module “Culture and Management” encourages the transfer of what has been learned into the participants’ own management practice.

Participation in the program is free of charge.


Day 1 – 2: September 16 and 17, 2022 in Berlin
Day 3 – 4: September 30 to October 1, 2022 in Berlin

The program consists of four workshop days spaced several weeks apart. Please note that the dates are subject to current developments, as the health of all participants is the top priority. Full participation in all four days is mandatory.


Target group

“DISCOVER” is aimed at students and doctoral candidates in economics, business administration, law, and STEM subjects at top German universities who aspire to a leadership role. In addition, applicants should be characterized by a sense of responsibility and values, empathetic, social behavior, communication skills, and a strong interest in shaping business, culture, and society. Unsolicited applications are possible. Twenty scholarship holders will be selected for each workshop series.

Selection criteria
– Master’s degree or doctorate in economics/BWL/VWL, Law or MINT subjects
– Outstanding performance in the respective field of study
– Interest in actively shaping society, the environment and culture
– Initiative with regard to non-university and social activities, e.g. in the form of voluntary work
– Stay abroad (at least three months) desirable
– Age under 35 years

Are you interested?
Apply now for a scholarship position in the program. Please send the following documents:
– completed online form
– letter of motivation
– CV
– Relevant certificates, if applicable

Deadline: Monday, 1 August 2022

More information:



Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V.
Mareike Poppinga | Referentin Kulturelle Bildung
T +49 30 2028 1761 |
Galina Khmara-Oganesian | Mitarbeiterin Kulturelle Bildung
T +49 30 2028 1546 |


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