27 March 2019

Since 2015, the Karl Schlecht Foundation has supported the combination of entrepreneurial training and intensive, professionally guided personal development within the UnternehmerTUM's entrepreneurial qualification programme "Manage&More" with "Leadership Engineering at UnternehmerTUM" (LEUTUM). The successful cooperation will now be continued for another three years.

In view of globalisation and digitalization as well as rapid changes in the economy, society and politics, prospective managers and founders are facing major challenges. At German universities, students receive excellent professional training. However, they rarely have the opportunity to systematically reflect on themselves, on their own abilities and strengths, their own goals and values.

Considering these challenges, how can they evolve into good leaders and promote good leadership? The ability to think and act entrepreneurially on the one hand and to lead in an authentic and value-oriented way on the other plays a central role. With the LEUTUM project, the Karl Schlecht Foundation and UnternehmerTUM have been pursuing the goal of training scholarship holders at "Manage&More" since 2015. The objective is to enable the participants to become managers, founders and entrepreneurs who are characterised by reflected leadership, behaviour and interaction.

Leadership Engineering bei Manage&More

Entrepreneurship & Tech Education combined with personality and character development

The comprehensive offers of LEUTUM start with the individual and promote an engagement with self-perception, self-knowledge, self-management and team leadership. This is combined with entrepreneurial training in methods such as design thinking, business design and project management as well as soft skills. The Manage&More scholarship holders invest 15 to 20 hours per week in this training - in addition to their studies. They benefit especially from the strong entrepreneurial network of UnternehmerTUM.

"We are convinced that our combination of an excellent Entrepreneurship & Tech Education, the unique ecosystem of UnternehmerTUM and an entrepreneurial education with competently guided personality development will also aid the LEUTUM project‘s great success in the future", says Dr. Helmut Schönenberger, CEO of UnternehmerTUM. "With this setting, LEUTUM makes a unique contribution to the training of a new generation of innovative entrepreneurs“, affirms the founder Karl Schlecht.

"Above all, our goal is it to support young people in their character development so that they remain capable of acting and making decisions in a rapidly changing world and are ready to take responsibility for the shaping of our future."

Karl Schlecht, founder of Karl Schlecht Foundation

The fact that LEUTUM's offers are excellently received by the Manage&More scholarship holders is shown with a quote from one participant: "The greatest added value of the LEUTUM formats for me is to deal with myself and get to know new perspectives on my own personality. Personally, I find that this is an essential part of my education, which is much neglected during academic studies, but which is so essential for all areas of life; family, job, but also for myself. I have come to know many interesting approaches, which I will now pursue further."

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