International virtual exchange of experience between science and practice
Good Leadership and Work in the Digital Transformation
Comparative approaches and instruments for leadership development in the digital age

FREE lectures series January – June 2022.


Leadership is both affected by the trend towards digitalisation itself whilst having to shape it at the same time. Leadership roles, leadership concepts and leadership competencies are undergoing – and must undergo – major changes.

Good leadership aims to achieve the best possible synergies between digital potential and human potential. This means using technologies to enable forms of self-organisation that empower and upskill employees, allowing them to use and develop their full range of knowledge, competence and creativity throughout the organisation.

Workplace innovation, with its grounding in well-established socio-technical principles, is proving its robustness as a means of orientating and resourcing managers in implementing digital technologies effectively.


This international programme of online events will share experiences and outcomes from current developments in research and practice from different European countries. It will build a network of researchers and practitioners designed to share knowledge and identify good practice in leadership and digital transformation.

Who should take part?

  • Scholars researching leadership, management and workplace innovation.
  • Practitioners in leadership development, organisational development, and culture change.
  • Leaders at every organisational level.
  • Consultants.

The Programme

Launch Event
15h – 18h CET

Development of a network organisation: challenges for leadership

Karoline Lampe / Marcel Selinger (Beumer, Germany)

Development of Competencies for Leadership

Claudia Suhr / Martin Geugis (WBS, Germany)

Coffee break

Good Leadership – Certificated Leadership Course

Roman Senderek / Matthias Müssigbrodt (FIR RWTH Aachen, Germany)

Bernd Dworschak / Anna Fehrle (Fraunhofer IAO Stuttgart, Germany)

Workplace Innovation as Leadership Development

Peter Totterdill / Rosemary Exton (Workplace Innovation Europe, UK & Ireland)


Evening Lecture
17h-18h CET

Leadership between continuity and change

Ralf Kopp (TU Dortmund / Sozialforschungsstelle, Germany)

Sociotechnical Orientation Guide for Leaders

Hendrik Lager/ Tobias Wienzek (TU Dortmund / Sozialforschungsstelle, Germany)


Evening Lecture
17h-18h CET

Skills/Competences for Leadership and Digital Transformation

Bernd Dworschak / Anna Fehrle (Fraunhofer IAO Stuttgart, Germany)

Leadership Skills/Competences from a sociotechnical perspective

Geert van Hootegem (KU Leuven, Belgium)


Evening Lecture
17h-18h CET

(New) Leadership – Leadership for a New Working World

Roman Senderek / Matthias Müssigbrodt (FIR RWTH Aachen, Germany)

Case Studies in Transformation Leadership

Dorte Zacho Martinsen (BM Silo, Denmark)

Mairi Martin (Cornerstone, Scotland)


Evening Lecture
17h-18h CET

How Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Shapes Organisations

Natalie Wilkie (Workplace Innovation Europe, UK & Ireland)


The programme comprises one Launch Event and four Evening Lectures, all free of charge and co-organised by:

EUWIN (the European Workplace Innovation Network) is a community of researchers and practitioners from business, public policy, research and social partner organisations. Its remit is to promote workplace practices that lead to simultaneous improvements in organisational performance and quality of working life for employees. First established by the European Commission in 2013, EUWIN is now funded and managed by a network of international partners. See

The eLLa4.0 project (Sociodigital Transformation towards excellent Leadership and Labour) is funded for three years by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund as part of the “Future of Work” programme. It is managed by the Karlsruhe Project Management Agency (PTKA). See

Recommended Reading: Kopp, Ralf; Dworschak, Bernd; Senderek, Roman (2021) (Eds.): Workplace Innovation and Leadership. Gevelsberg: EHP (with contributions from Peter Totterdill, Natalie Willkie, Steven Dhondt and more).

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