Camera training at the Creative Complexity workshop in Heidelberg.
The following two days we spent with Klaus Jancovius and Jacqueline Stuhler, two veterans of German television who have held multiple positions in the industry on and off camera. In their module “Working With Media and Crisis Communication” they taught students how to deal with the media. On the first day the focus was on camera training, that is, on being interviewed on TV. The second day focused on crisis communication with a number of scenarios. Each student received individual feedback at different times throughout the module.
Leadership and personal influence
For the 2012 cohort this marks the end of “Creative Complexity”, much to their dismay. For me, planning for the 2013 cohort starts, where we will have another opportunity to try things. And, of course, I already have an eye on what comes next. The idea was always to include as many successful elements as possible into the regular curriculum. This, I believe, would lift Frankfurt School’s Bachelor programs to a whole new level, which would be good for the students, but obviously also for the School and its place in the market.The last two days were on “Leading Through Personal Influence” with Juraj Ondrejkovic and Orsolya Kovács, who had already facilitated a module during the first week in February. This time, the topics where Emotional Intelligence, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Students had completed the Mayer-Salovey Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) before and everyone received feedback in an individual session with one of the facilitators.
Below you can find the complete descriptions of the three modules. Photos from the workshop are on Facebook.