The Manager Training Programme comprises four phases; the working language is English.
- Preparation for the visit to Germany takes place in the respective partner country. During training sessions, the participants gain an insight into Germany as a business location, and acquire foreign trade and intercultural management expertise. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works closely with the local partner. An important aspect of preparation is definition of the contact desired with German companies within the scope of independent research. The participants receive support from the German side in this.
- The one-month practice-oriented advanced training in Germany is divided between management training and company visits, which the group undertakes together. Moreover, the opportunity also exists for one-on-one discussions with potential German business partners. The meetings serve to initiate cooperations and should lay the foundations for a long-term business partnership. The stay in Germany is organised and implemented by leading further training centres of the German business sector.
- Six to twelve months after their return, the participants attend a follow-up seminar in the respective partner country. The alumni exchange experiences with support from GIZ experts. They report on implementation of their advanced training goals within their own companies, and on the cooperations with German companies. Presentation of examles of best practices provides stimulus for one’s own restructuring projects. Moreover, the seminars offer the opportunity to obtain further training in current management issues.
- The alumni are committed to the programme in the long term through seminars and international conferences, allowing them the opportunity to build up a network and to exchange knowledge. They act as the contact for the German business sector, and thus contribute to reinforcement and development of the economic relations with Germany.