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GABV Leadership Academy Intake 2019


Launched in 2015, the GABV Leadership Academy is designed to help leaders in values-based banks advance their leadership skills and capacity in order to help their respective banks address the challenges they face. Over a period of 8 months, participants in the Academy convene for three, in-person modules, and participate in coaching sessions and projects between the modules.

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. The program, which runs annually, brings long-lasting value to the leaders and supports network building and innovation among values-based banks.


Registration is open

Download the Leadership Academy brochure and follow the steps: fill up the form and email it, together with a short statement of interest and your resumé, to Sonia Reinhardt at Applications must be submitted before November 1st.

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, GABV Annual Meeting & Retreat: “Business Models of Values-based Banking”
    Vancouver: February 18 (lunch) – 23 (lunch), 2019
  • Module II, GLS Bank, Germany: “Values-driven Leadership & Organizational Change”
    Berlin: July 7 (dinner) – July 12 (lunch), 2019
  • Module III, MIT, Cambridge, MA USA: “Shifting from Ego- to Eco-system Economics”
    MIT, Cambridge, MA, October 27 (Dinner) – October 31, 2019 (lunch)

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 (in US-$)

< 2,500

$ 9,400

2,501 to 5,000

$ 14,600

Non-member banks

$ 20,400

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


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