(November 22nd - 24th 2018 - Campus Düsseldorf, Germany)


How to become and act as a leader

During Excellence Program “Leadership”, sports business leaders learn to manage themselves and others effectively, and to thus boost the chances of projects and initiatives resulting in success.

In a first step, fundamental leadership skills are imparted and self-reflection encouraged, among others using a profiling test. Learning concepts such as group coaching, team simulations and guest presentations allow students to discern personal preferences, principles and styles first-hand, and enable the definition of a personal “Purpose of Action” plan.

This will serve the further development of personal leadership skills and enable to prioritize activities of colleagues as well as leading staff withour direct authority.

Sample questions:

  • What does leadership mean for me personally and how do I manage myself?
  • Why do I wish to be a leader and why should others allow themselves to be led by me?
  • How can I learn from the best how to lead effectively?

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General Course Information

  • Three-Day intensive course from 22nd - 24th November 2018 in Düsseldorf
  • Specialisation on Leadership topics for future leaders and experienced professionals
  • Guiding Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges
  • Industry Experts: To be announced soon
  • Tuition language and Pre-readings will be in English
  • ECTS points are awarded upon completion with option of having these points counted towards the "General Management Program in Sports Business"
  • The number of study places will be limited to 30
  • Admission Requirements: At least two years of professional experience
  • Tuition: 2.500 €

Guiding Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges

As holder of the Chair of Leadership and Human Resources Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Jochen primarily focuses on success factors for effective leadership and the role of emotions in organisational life. His research with a psychological focus on handling complexity, competition pressure and the “war for talent” contributes to the development of new management practices. Jochen works with major international enterprises, such as Google and L’Oréal, in his research, teaching and consulting. Individually tailored content and intensive interaction allows him to prepare SPOAC students for a diversity of challenging situations on their journey to becoming industry leaders, and to help them enhance their leadership skills.

Industry Experts in previous years

Katja Kraus

Member of the adidas supervisory board & CEO Jung von Matt/sports

Martin Kind

Hannover 96

Bernhard Peters

Director Sports
HSV Fußball AG