Being a founder – becoming a leader

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Poor leadership is one of the top reasons why startup teams fail. Avoid the pitfalls and unlock your personal growth with the Leadership Talent Academy.

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Program Overview

You are a startup founder, and your team is growing? You’re struggling with mindful communication, conscious self-management, delegating tasks, and agile team building. Then our Leadership Talent Academy is the perfect program for you. It is designed to explore your full potential as a leader and to scale your impact as a founder.

Target Group

Founders with high personal motivation, and leadership potential. First employees already in place or planned for the near future. Foundation no longer than 5 years ago.

SETUP

The Leadership Talent Academy (LTA) empowers and guides you during your personal journey to become the leader you want to be for your startup team. We award 25 program scholarships supported by the Karl Schlecht Stiftung (KSG).

GOAL

Getting full responsibility for yourself and your team. Gaining knowledge of methods in good leadership, appreciative communication, and conflict resolution. Reflecting and changing your behavior and your actions.

DURATION

Batch #2 19/09/2024 – 14/12/2024
Application Deadline: 1/7/2024

Program Highlights

The 3-month-program-scholarship includes:

• 8 Workshop days by experts at Campus Founders on-site in Heilbronn
• Personal Coaching Sessions
• Digital Leadership Simulation accompanying the program. The online tool allows to experience your own leadership behavior in complex, realistic situations.

Modules & Workshops

Modul 1: Good Leadership
Workshop #1: Leadership and self-leadership
Workshop #2: Leadership at eye level

Modul 2: Challenges and Resilience
Workshop #3: Resilience & self-management
Workshop #4: Positive Leadership & Psychological Safety

Modul 3: Communication
Workshop #5: Appreciative communication and conversation skills
Workshop #6: Body language

Modul 4: Team Management
Workshop #7: Agile Teambuilding & Digital Leadership
Workshop #8: Mindfulness in the team

Application Requirements: 

All participants agree to fully participate in all events and workshops on-site at Bildungscampus Heilbronn at Campus Founders. To fully engage with the program, we expect clearing your calendar during these days to give yourself space and energy to focus on the LTA program. Language: English

Partner: Karl Schlecht Stiftung (KSG)

The KSG’s goal is to offer future leaders the chance to explore ethical issues in business and leadership beyond their specialist scientific training and fostering the holistic and humanistic personal development of these important decision-makers.

Our Experts
Our Coaches
Program Process & Timeline

1

SEND APPLICATION

Deadline: July 1, 2024

2

ONLINE INTERVIEWS

July 8 – 11, 2024

3

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTENCE

July 23, 2024

kick-off  September 19, 2024

GOOD LEADERSHIP

Kick-Off-Event
September 19, 2024
Heilbronn, Campus Founders, Campus Lab

Workshop: Leadership at eye level
Heilbronn, Urban Innovation Hub!
September 20, 2024

Workshop: Leadership & Self-leadership
Heilbronn, Campus Founders, Campus Lab
September 21, 2024

MODUL #1

CHALLENGES & RESILIENCE

Workshop: Resilience & Self-Management
Heilbronn, Urban Innovation Hub!
October 10, 2024

Workshop:
Positive Leadership & Psychological Safety
Heilbronn, Urban Innovation Hub!
October 11, 2024

MODUL #2

COMMUNICATION

Workshop: Appreciative communication and feedback
Heilbronn, Urban Innovation Hub!
November 7, 2024

Workshop: Body language
Heilbronn, Urban Innovation Hub!
8. November 2024

Workshop: Leadership Simulation with Leaderfy
Heilbronn, Urban Innovation Hub!
November 28, 2024 & November 29,2024

MODUL #3

TEAM MANAGEMENT

Workshop: Digital Leadership
Heilbronn, Urban Innovation Hub!
December 13, 2024

Workshop: Mindfulness in the team
Heilbronn, Campus Founders, Campus Lab
December 14, 2024

Closing Ceremony
Heilbronn, Campus Founders, Campus Lab
December 14, 2024

 

MODUL #4
Meet the Team

Simone Harr

Program Manager

FAQ

The program is especially designed for young founders and consists of 4 modules: Good Leadership, Challenges & Resilience, Communication and Team Management. During the workshops several experts will guide you through topics like self- leadership, authentic leadership, psychological safety, leadership experiences, appreciative communication, body language and self-management. The online sessions with successful founders will give you great insights. We managed to provide the participants with a digital leadership simulation experience accompanying the program. The online tool offers you the opportunity to experience your own leadership behavior in complex, realistic situations as well as a wide range of experiences and the space to reflect on them.

All founders with high personal motivation, and leadership potential, who have their first employees already in place or planned for the near future. Additionally, the foundation of your startup should not be longer than five years ago. Applications from female founders are highly appreciated.

We select scholars based on their motivation, their leadership potential and the group fit. However, we only have a limited number of scholarships. If you were able to convince us in your application, we will invite you to an online interview. We will then inform you whether you will receive the program scholarship. If all places are taken, we will let you know if you made it on the waiting list and inform you as early as possible if you can move up and join the Leadership Talent Academy. In case you won’t make it into the program, we would be pleased about your application for the next batch.

We are a non-profit organization that empowers founders to help to improve themselves and to co-create the future with us. In terms of the Leadership Talent Academy, we award 25 full scholarships supported by the Karl Schlecht Stiftung (KSG). Therefore, the program fee is covered. In case you are not located in Heilbronn or the vicinity you only must finance your accommodation and travel. If you were able to convince us in your application, we will invite you to an online interview. We will then inform you whether you will receive the program scholarship. If all places are taken, we will let you know if you made it on the waiting list and inform you as early as possible if you can move up and join the Leadership Talent Academy. In case you won’t make it into the program, we would be pleased about your application for the next batch.

The program will be held in English.

Yes, this is one of our requirements. To get the most out of the program, physical attendance is very important. We believe in the benefits of peer learning and consider personal exchange with the other founders, experts, coaches, and our community. Therefore, all scholars agree to fully participate in the events and workshops on-site at Bildungscampus Heilbronn at Campus Founders. To engage with the program, we expect clearing your calendar during these days to give yourself space and energy to focus on the LTA program. We are convinced that the exchange in our space will provide you with incredible added value. That’s why we expect you to attend all workshops and events in person. The Digital Leadership Simulation will be online. The personal coaching sessions take place online or on site, depending on the coach.

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