Who should attend
The Leadership Academy is designed for bankers in GABV member banks or non-member banks that aim to expand their values-based banking activities. Participants benefit most from the program when they:
- Have worked in their respective bank for at least three years,
- Lead a team, a department or a project, or are a senior co-worker with a wide range of responsibilities;
- Are open to new ideas and advancing their personal leadership skills;
- Are interested in thinking about innovations for values-based banking, and
- Are committed to advancing the idea and practice of values-based banking.
About the course
Our societies today are confronted with disruptive change. Digitalization, climate change, refugees, and economic inequality are some examples. These disruptive changes not only create challenges, they also invite us to innovate and think outside of the box. Values-based banks use finance as a tool to address these challenges. Leaders in values-based banks need to develop the capacity to work with these disruptions in a positive and innovative way. To help leaders develop these skills, the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, in collaboration with the Presencing Institute and the MIT Community Innovators Lab invites you to join: the GABV Leadership Academy.
Anticipated learning The program combines three in-person modules with individual and group coaching between the modules. Modules 1 and 2 will be hosted by a GABV member bank, and module 3 by the MIT Community Innovators Lab and the Presencing Institute in Cambridge, USA. Throughout the eight months, participants will:
- Develop and advance their leadership capacity in the context of values-based banking;
- Learn about and explore a wide variety of values-based banking models and financial innovations;
- Develop personal and cultural skills;
- Practice innovation techniques and initiate individual change projects;
- Explore societal challenges and innovative solutions to address them;
Each of the three modules has two parts:
Part I is focused on discussions with thought leaders and innovators, and includes learning journeys to places of innovation and clients of values-based banks.
Part II of each module explores concepts and theories on leadership, values-based banking, and innovation, and has a strong focus on personal and reflective leadership practices as well as on tools and best practices, including state of the art leadership approaches.
Example for program topics include:
- Business models of values-based banking
- Anchoring a mission in a values-based bank
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Client relationships in values-based banking
- Digitalization, FinTech & values
- The Role of Art for Social Change
- Role of Money in Society
- Introduction into core concepts and tools on leadership
- Theory U and Presencing
- Economic Systems
- From Ego-to Eco-system Economies
- Solo in nature
- Your leadership intention
- Engagement with GABV CEOs
- Models of Dialogue and Listening
Martin is a consultant in organisation and leadership development, a facilitator of innovation and change; trainer, coach and author. He is faculty for the Presencing Institute, and for HSBC Next Generation Development, HRH Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference for Leaders, and Univer...
Dr. Katrin Kaeufer serves as the president and executive director at the Presencing Institute. She also oversees the research activities at PI. She is Senior Research Fellow at the Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Her research focuses on leadersh...
Dayna Cunningham is Executive Director of the MIT Community Innovators Lab. Prior to CoLab, as Program Director of the ELIAS Project, an MIT-based collaboration between business, NGOs and government, she worked with leaders using profound innovation processes to create multi-sector initiatives fo...
Sonia Reinhardt acts as Senior Advisor HR at GLS Bank, Bochum/ Germany. Sonia studied Southeast Asian Studies & Indonesian in Germany and Singapore and gained a banking diploma in Bonn, Germany. In the last years, she put her focus on HR topics, receiving advanced education in the area of sys...
Lily Steponaitis is a Program Associate at the MIT Community Innovators Lab and the Presencing Institute (PI). Her work focuses on just and community organized banks, economic democracy, and the new economy. In 2016 she researched and co-developed a MITx Massive Open Online Course with Dr. Katrin...
Alice Maggio is an advocate for non-profit, place-based currencies and strong local economies. From 2012 to 2017 she worked at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, starting as an intern and growing into her subsequent role as the Director of Programs and the Executive Director of BerkShares...
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