Education is the key to positive transformation. I support this form of transformative education through my work as author and consultant, evaluating education systems, developing and implementing learning formats, and designing learning campaigns.
I design creative educational concepts that are tailored to organisations’ individual needs. I am particularly interested in the development of social and emotional skills and the question how to promote responsibility and commitment through education.
For the international law firm Hogan Lovells International LLP, I developed for example a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign. In conjunction with this, I authored and directed a series of short films that document how employee engagement encourages the acquisition of social and emotional skills.
Based on my knowledge of the latest methodologies and research regarding learning behaviour, use of online tools and Design Thinking, and my experience in developing learning formats of various kinds, including eLearning offerings, educational games and learning apps, I manage all phases of the project from pedagogical concept to learning content.
For foreign nurses working in Germany, I for instance developed the concept and content for “sprachtalent”, an App-based language learning programme. Users appreciate the playfulness of new media combined with relevant content taken directly from everyday hospital life.
Drawing from my years of experience at the OECD, I advise government educational projects, the European Commission, as well as foundations and various national organisations. My analyses are evidence-based and can also be elegantly worded with good storytelling.
For example, based on the framework of the OECD Skills Strategy I had coordinated previously, I wrote a National Skills Strategy for the Government of the United Arab Emirates.
I design learning systems aiming to transform companies into “learning organisations”. It is important to me that learning platforms not only promote the internal exchange of knowledge, but also have a positive impact on corporate culture.
Together with the communications agency MadeVision, I designed a training strategy and platform for Siemens AG executives answering the questions: How can self-organised learning be implemented in the company? Which structures promote the exchange of knowledge and the development of a learning organisation?
For academies and educational institutions I develop appropriate learning designs and teaching modules. With a mix of real-life experiences and opportunities to reflect on them, the seminars and workshops enable transformative learning for personality development.
In a one-week experimental workshop with approaches from Otto Scharmer’s Theory-U and Joseph Beuys’ concept of social sculpture I worked with students of the German Education Foundation on the subject of attitudes and mindset shift in economics. The results were presented by the students in an impressive self-designed performance.
For many years, I have been giving lectures, interviews and have taken part in debates on educational topics in several languages for lay and expert audiences.