The new seminar programme of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim has recently been published. From September 2012 to July 2013, ZEW offers numerous Expert Seminars on current issues. The outstanding methodological skills of ZEW researchers contribute to the seminar programme's variety of content. The programme includes seminars on econometrics, financial market analysis and financial management, as well as on business administration and organisation.
The seminars within the Qualification Programme for Econometrics have been successfully conducted for many years now. A novelty is the Expert Seminar "Kapitalmarktanalyse" (Capital Market Analysis) on the basics of the analysis of international investment markets. Another new item is the business simulation "Mission BWL", where participants deal with basic business concepts in a practice-oriented way.
The programme for researchers has also been extended. The seminar "Leadership Training for Female Researchers in Directing Roles" addresses specific questions that concern women in executive positions to improve their leadership qualities and soft skills. In addition, clients can benefit from a revised concept for the Expert Seminar "Scientific Talks in English", which focuses on presentation skills in an international environment – an essential precondition for academic careers today.
"Especially in times of skilled labour shortage, professional training is extremely crucial to ensure competitiveness and to guarantee the success of companies and institutions. As an economic research institute, ZEW provides practical and high-quality seminars on macroeconomic and business topics", emphasises Thomas Kohl, Director of Business and Administration at ZEW.
Joint organisation and moderation by researchers and experienced practitioners is characteristic of ZEW Expert Seminars. ZEW instructor teams combine the latest research results with practical professional experience. ZEW is the only German research institute offering seminars of this type. Furthermore, the ZEW Seminar Programme comprises tailor-made in-house qualification measures for firms and institutions in English and German.
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