11th Conference of the Division of Work, Organizational and Economic Psychology of the German Society of Psychology

New forms of work in the digitalized world were the subject of an exciting conference in Braunschweig from 25 to 27 September. MBS Professor Dr. Ellen Schmid, together with colleagues from the Technical University (TU) of Munich, was represented at a symposium on “Digitization and Leadership Development: Recognizing Challenges, Treading New Paths to Solutions”.

Dr. Ellen Schmid opened the symposium with an insight into her current research project “Executive Education of the Future: Competences for the Digital Workplace” which she is carrying out with her colleague Dr. Markus Böhm from TU Munich. The aim of the project is to understand which competences we need in order to deal with the challenges of the digital working world. After further exciting lectures on the possibilities and challenges of virtual reality in executive development, the promotion of moral sensitivity through digital learning games, and an innovative research project dealing with robots as executives, Ellen Schmid concluded the symposium with a practical example. She reported on a joint project with Dr. Kristin Knipfer (TU Munich), the Center for Digital Leadership Development (TU Munich) and Everskill, in which the digital leadership coach EMMA was developed as a solution for the challenge of training transfer in leadership development.

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About Prof. Dr. Ellen Schmid 6 Articles
Ellen Schmid is Professor for Responsible Leadership at Munich Business School. With a doctoral degree in psychology, she teaches and conducts research on responsible leadership in the digital world, always at the interface between science and practice. After graduating in psychology, she worked as HR Business Partner at the European research center of General Electric before moving to the TUMunich in 2011. There she did research on leadership and taught with a focus on executive education. Most recently, she established and managed the Center for Digital Leadership Development at the TU Munich. In addition to her work in research and teaching, she works as a consultant for various companies.