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 email@example.com. Applications must be submitted before December 1st.
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.
- Module I, GABV Annual Meeting & Retreat: “Business Models of Values-based Banking”
Basel, Switzerland: February 24 (lunch) – February 29 (lunch), 2020
- Module II, GLS Bank, Germany: “Values-driven Leadership & Organizational Change”
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: August 10 – 15, 2020
- Module III, MIT, Cambridge, MA USA: “Shifting from Ego- to Eco-system Economics”
MIT, Cambridge, MA, September 27 (Dinner) – October 1 (lunch), 2020
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 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-$)
|2,501 to 5,000||