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GABV Leadership Academy Intake 2018

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The Leadership Academy was developed and is overseen by the GABV Human Development Community of Practice, and is a collaboration with the Community Innovators at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and the Presencing Institute.

About the Leadership Academy

Launched in 2015, The GABV Leadership Academy brings together mid-career leaders from values-based banks and financial institutions around the world to advance their leadership and innovation skills and connect to the growing values-based banking movement.

The program, which runs annually, brings long-lasting value to the leaders and supports network building and innovation among values-based banks. The Leadership Academy is designed to help values-based bankers advance their leadership skills and capacity in order to help their respective banks address current challenges.


Programme Format

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.

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 theory on leadership, values-based banking, and innovation, and has a strong focus on personal and reflective leadership practices as well as on tools, best practices, and state of the art leadership approaches.

Programme Schedule

  • Module I, Peru
    Caja Arequipa: March 5 – 10, 2018
  • Module II, Germany
    Berlin: June 17 (dinner) – June 22 (lunch), 2018
  • Module III, USA
    MIT, Cambridge, MA, October 22 – 26, 2018

Preparation time required per module: 1-2 days
Coaching and work between modules: 2 hours per week
The schedule, as well as the venues, may be subject to change.

Tuition Fees

Tuition is based on the relative size (assets under management) of each bank that sponsors a leader-in-the-making from their organisation to attend the Leadership Academy. See below:

Total Assets in EUR millions Tuition USD
<500  $5,500
501 to 2,500  $9,000
2,501 to > 5,000  $14,000
Non – member banks  $20,000

Questions can be directed to Programme Coordinator – Dr Katrin Kaeufer ( and GABV Human Development Advisor – Sonia Reinhardt (


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