LGI University year meeting
HERRENBERG. A year meeting of the sponsorship program LGI University was held on 23 January in a location in Herrenberg (near Stuttgart). The central point of the event was a moderated panel discussion on the topic of “At the crossroads: executive or technical expert?”. The three managing directors, divison manager Maximilian Gamperling, IT expert Klaus Ritz and Anke Niemeyer, who already held various leading and expert positions, and moderator Julian Valachovic joined the discussion.
While the experts take their seats on the stage, one chair remains vacant. “This chair is specially designed for you so that you can participate directly in the discussion”, Valachovic says at the beginning to his guests. And quite quickly the University participants seize this opportunity and ask questions: What actually makes a good manager? How do I prepare for it? Which requriments are actually addressed to an expert?
“Many, many years ago I spontaneously slipped into my first role as an executive”, says CEO Andreas Bunz. “If I can give you an important tip: Take the plunge, but also ask yourself questions on a regular basis.” After the discussion, the participants had the opportunity to ask the managing directors general questions.
“We created the event so that our prospective and current managers as well as our experts could exchange ideas with experienced LGI members”, explains the training manager Katalin Bayer, who organized the event together with Melanie Schneider (Communication & Marketing). “We have received a lot of positive feedback, so we will definitely repeat the event”, explains Bayer.
Author. Julian Valachovic