Among the most valuable resources of any company are its employees. In particular, skilled workers who have excellent professional skills. Qualified management personnel and junior managers can also have a decisive influence on the success of a company and are therefore part of a long-term, successful company. In order to meet the demand for qualified executives in the long term, it is accordingly necessary to recruit personnel in line with the times and to develop the executives already in the company.
A special area of human resources development, which aims to appoint the right managers to the required positions at the required time, is management development. Basically, this includes all measures aimed at developing and promoting leadership competence so that key positions can be filled as quickly as possible in the event that a leading employee leaves the company. Specific leadership development is also extremely important in terms of rapid succession planning.
All measures that improve the thinking and acting skills of leaders fall under leadership development. Through leadership training or leadership coaching , leaders are to be given different tools, skills and management competencies that help them to act confidently and purposefully, maximising their potential for success. With the help of leadership development, leadership competence and leadership behaviour are to be expanded and optimised.
Leadership development is therefore an essential part of many corporate strategies to be successful in today's competitive environment. Effective leadership means building strong teams with high morale so that employees are engaged, loyal and productive.
Leadership development is very important for companies, because in view of the shortage of skilled workers and the imminent retirement of many superiors, there is a desperate search for competent young leaders. On the other hand, a good leadership style also pays off in the long term for the company's success, as employees today place much more value on a positive leadership culture in which they feel noticed and valued by their superiors. If you invest in the development of your employees, employee satisfaction and motivation will increase. And satisfied employees have a higher performance and productivity. In addition, you counteract a high turnover rate.
With our management development programmes, we proactively support you in identifying suitable managers in your own company and prepare these employees for their upcoming responsibilities with the help of special further training measures.
Nowadays, the leadership position appears to be increasingly complex and challenging: managers want to convince employees of the company's goals and motivate them to perform at their best. In practice, therefore, managers are often confronted with subject-specific technical, management and leadership tasks:
Human resource management begins with the ability of every manager to convey motivation, meaning, structure, responsibility and harmony to his or her team members. This requires a variety of different skills from the areas of: Professional Competence, Social Competence, Methodological Competence and Self Competence.
In our leadership development programmes, we build on and consolidate skills from these areas within the framework of leadership development. Each development programme consists of four elective modules, each of which includes a two-day seminar and covers a separate area of competence. You are free to choose the elective modules according to your personal needs in order to strengthen individual competencies:
In order to make the selection easier for you, we give you a brief outlook here on which seminar of the Dr. Kitzmann Academy is suitable for which area of leadership development:
The question arises as to how leadership development can now be designed. There are a number of effective measures and instruments for personnel development, including the following:
Seminars: In the form of training courses and further education specifically designed to build leadership skills.
Mentoring programmes: Young leaders can benefit directly from exchanges with colleagues.
Trainee programmes: Specifically to train junior managers.
Self-study: with the help of appropriate documents or the intranet
In-house lectures: with appropriately chosen lecture topics
Training and workshops: to develop potential together with colleagues or prospective managers
Coaching: external coaches who can support employees individually
Webinars: location-independent and on specific training topics
eLearnings: competence training, with which future managers can be trained independently of time and place.
Numerous practical exercises are used in our personnel development programmes; these serve to build routines for the professional leadership role. The individual seminars are based on input from the trainer and then consolidated in individual and group work. After each exercise, you will receive feedback from the trainer and from the group of participants to reflect on your behaviour and approach. The exchange of experiences with the other seminar participants helps you to look beyond your own context. Individual examples, leadership situations and questions from the participants are always integrated into the course. Seminar documents round off the seminars on leadership development and serve to sustainably secure what has been learned.
The first thing you should do is to visualise the ACTUAL/TARGET state: What is the goal of the measure for the individual manager or a group of managers? What does the change process look like? Next, consider what tools should be used to achieve the development goal. Also consider what time and financial possibilities are available for this. Systematically compare the different measures and weigh up which personnel development measure suits your employees best.
If you decide on a programme of the Dr. Kitzmann Academy within the framework of management development, we will of course be happy to advise you personally on the selection of the most suitable measure for you and your employees.