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Discover – leadership training through arts (deadline 31 Jul 2023)

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

Over a total of four days, “DISCOVER – leadership training through arts” offers the active penetration of artistic work processes and techniques for the inspiration for 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 get to know artistic thought and work processes in front of and behind the scenes, test your creativity and gain exciting new perspectives on your own understanding of leadership. The workshops build on each other and deal with topics such as “creative writing”, “art in digital spaces”, “theatre”, “music” and train attentive perception. The module “Culture and Management” encourages the transfer of what has been learned into one’s own management practice.

Participation in the programme is free of charge thanks to KSG funding.


Day 1 – 2: 15 & 16 September 2023 in Berlin
Day 3 – 4: 29 & 30 September 2023 in Berlin

The program consists of four workshop days spaced several weeks apart. 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, 31 July 2023

More information:


Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V.
Fabian Zimpel| Projektmanager Kulturelle Bildung
T +49 30 2028 1576 |

Flyer: Ausschreibung_DISCOVER_Herbst2023