Leadership Program for Innovation and Agility (LIA)

Design Thinking has become an industry standard for establishing a dynamic, human-centered innovation culture in companies. A state-of-the-art leadership culture and mindset is crucial for staying on top of the game in offering solutions and services for your stakeholders, but is also key for tackling internal challenges like agile transformation. Leadership beyond the bounds of the organizations´ structures and knowing how and where to steer even in uncertain times makes leaders and their organizations successful.

During this format leaders are going to experience the human-centered innovation mindset and enhance the skills they need to lead teams successfully. As these contexts differ depending on the organization´s needs and strategy, we offer this as a customized program, which can vary on multiple levels. For example we create Leadership formats as part of corporate development programmes; we design and conduct offers in cooperation with International Business Schools; we redesign your corporate event such as an annual Leadership Meeting. Get in touch with us and we create this program together.


“I learned how to prototype the intangible and how to see different sides from different perspectives. What we as a senior manager team achieved in such a short amount of time by really working together is impressive. What I learned in this programme I can really apply in my daily business.”

Silvia Roig Serrano, Head of Future knowledge and Learn at will at SEAT S.A.


“In the HPI Academy Leadership Program for Innovation and Agility, I learned that leadership is not about having all the answers but rather empowering teams to navigate through times of uncertainty and complexity. I really liked the hands-on concept paired with productive break-out sessions that helped me apply the learnings directly into my daily business as a senior leader.”

Dr. Ludwig Fazel, Head of Strategy (VP), Volkswagen Group Components


“ In this leadership programme it is good to have new ways of thinking about finding solutions for different challenges. And also to think about the right questions to ask as a leader to be able to find good solutions with the team.”

Sabrina Bewersdor, Head of Division Controlling Chassis & Battery Systems bei Volkswagen Group Components, Volkswagen AG


"Through the involvement of our executive board and all departments as well as the expertise of the HPI Academy LIA team, we were able to quickly implement a new way of working between the departments and to move forward in an creative but focused way. The fact that we were able to conduct the workshops with the LIA team in Switzerland also led to a very quick adaptation into our company culture."
Florian Krogmann, Chief Research & Development Officer, Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG

Comments by our partners

„It was really exciting for us at HEC that we got the chance to interact with another world class institution to co-create a world class program for a world class company.”

Dr. Matt Mulford, Adjunct Professor HEC-Paris

Key Data

  • Location: Hasso PIattner Insitute Potsdam or on your premises
  • Participants: senior management and c-level management
  • Language: German or English
  • Fees: Contact us for a first scoping of a customized offer