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[Announcement] 2018 Hochschule Furtwangen University Summer School, Switzerland

2018-03-31
Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU) - Summer School Programme 2018
 
“White Water Management – Learning Management in a new way”
This summer school teaches relevant management principles in an action-orientated outdoor & white water kayaking environment. It takes place in the canton Ticino in Switzerland 
 
Program Schedule:
-August 03 -- August 10, 2018. 
-The course provides 6 ECTS. 
 
Content & Methodology
Our course includes the very essence of management:
-What is the purpose of management?
 Building effective organizations: establishing a culture of commitment.
-"Duties of Management" - What tasks has a manager?
  Ensuring objectives – visions, strategy, plans
  Realization of the objectives by organizing, decisions and control; Dealing with people
-What skills does a manager need for this?
 Technical, methodological, social competences
-What personal qualifications are needed?
 Personal skills, self-management
 
We are working with a teaching method developed by the Sports Science Institute of the University of Göttingen/Germany. It allows even beginners to learn the basics of whitewater kayaking without fear very quickly.
 
The field of white water allows us to apply the management and leadership content, as well as stimulate all cognitive channels. The direct transfer of theory into practice allows you in a unique way to test what you have learned and to integrate this into your own management competences. This is of crucial importance for the transfer of learning the professional behavior in the everyday management and thus the central advantage of our teaching method of "White Water Management".
 
The outdoor activities are not used as a decorative event, but are an integral part of the fast, intense and sustained learning of the participants at all personality levels. Workshops, practical exercises on a white water river, evaluating workshops, individual feedbacks and coaching are all part of our teaching-methods.
 
Program Fee
-Course fee of €990 and Hospitality costs of €660
-Total fees €1,650
 
This course fee of 990 include:
-Course with course material, teaching & instructing
-Registration at HFU and certificate earned on the successful completion of the course.
 
The mandatory fee for hospitality of additional €660, for the whole package includes: 
-Accommodation on Campground incl. tent
-Food of own camp kitchen
-All necessary White Water equipment (Kayak, paddle, life vest, helmet, neoprene suit etc.) 
-Transportation to and off the rivers
-Co2 compensation of the course
-Official extracurricular cultural or social activities
-Internet/wifi at the reception
-Welcome reception and farewell dinner
 
The total fees of €1650, does not include:
-Travel costs for getting to Switzerland
-Extra travel outside of the programme
-Public transportation
 
Requirement:
-English at level B 1.2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
-TOEFL 60 points
-IELTS 4.5 Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
-any other equivalent proof, for instance, academic tutor’s statement of competence in English.
-Students of Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. level with a focus on business administration (business/economics) or other related sciences, which deal with management. 
-Background management knowledge by previous courses might be helpful, but are not required.
-Professionals are also welcome to fresh up their management skills (Please include in the application form your Bachelor- and/or Master-Degree instead of an actual enrollment).
-Due to White Water learnings you have to be able to swim a minimum of 100 m alone; no fear of water
-Normal physical health condition, willingness of co-operative outdoor activity
-Participants must be aged 18+
 
Application
-Please send your application incl. the necessary amendments by e-mail to the hor@hs-furtwangen.de
-Deadline: June 15, 2018
-Application form  (Download)
-Enrollment Certificate of your University
-CV 
-Proof of English language requirement (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, or other equivalent, e.g. your academic tutor's statement)
-Health insurance valid for target country (to be submitted after admission)
-Be aware that you will have to contact the relevant Swiss representatives offices in order to determine whether you will need a visa. Also you will have to take care of your visa application.
 
Reference:
Contact information: hor@hs-furtwangen.de
Website: www.hfu-summerschool.com
Feacebook: https://www.hfu-summerschool.com/
2017 HFU Summer School Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pilLbOVi5fI
 

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