QLC Rising Leaders Conclude Visit to Berlin
Participants in the Qatar Leadership Center (QLC) Rising Leaders program, class of 2021, recently completed their “New Challenges and German Responses” academic module during an educational trip to Berlin, Germany.
This was the second in a series of trips this year organized by QLC for participants enrolled in its National Leadership Program.
The program of the trip to Berlin included a series of field trips, meetings and workshops that provided real-world perspectives with practical information in several areas, such as culture, economy, entrepreneurship, finance, industry, politics and sports. The module has been designed to strengthen their leadership and management skills in the face of emerging challenges.
“The QLC Rising Leaders program selects upcoming young Qatari leaders, and this trip has been designed to guide their vision for their personal and professional future while helping them complement their leadership skills through a unique experience,” said the Managing Director Dr Ahmed A al-Kuwari.
Nasreen Mohammed al-Malek, Acting Director of Programs at QLC, said: “We were keen to give our Rising Leaders a more in-depth look at some of the best practices developed in Europe. Considering Germany’s leading position in this region in several areas, including the, economic, financial and industrial sectors, this visit generated invaluable leadership information for our attendees, as well as a rich cultural experience. and a look at the creativity of leadership in various disciplines.
Participants attended discussions and workshops on critical topics such as strategy development and scenario planning at leading German academic institutions, such as the European College of Management and Technology (ESMT) and the Graduate School of Management in Leipzig.
High-level economic and political figures also met the participants, including Johannes Pockrandt, Director and Co-Head of Government and Regulatory Advocacy at Deutsche Bank, and Omid Nouripour, Member of the German Bundestag and its Foreign Affairs Committee.
In addition, they explored important issues in the economy with several large German companies. They organized special sessions with major German industrial giants such as Volkswagen AG, Aurubis and Marcus Höfl Management GmbH, which focused respectively on sustainable mobility, youth and women’s empowerment and the future of sports management. in the country.
The group also took a closer look at the organizational cultures forged in large organizations across the country. They visited the parliament building of the German Bundestag in Berlin, where they were able to appreciate its history, as well as the factory and facilities of Porsche in Leipzig, where they witnessed the prototyping process of the historic sports car manufacturer. and the development of its electric car program.
They also discussed the importance of sport and culture in Germany, as participants attended a panel discussion on Germany’s organization of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and visited the Art Museum Islamic Church of Germany, which contains one of the most important collections of Islamic archaeological objects. in the world.