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Leadership in the digital age

The levelUP! program launched in 2017 prepares executives at Deutsche Telekom to handle key future topics in just 10 months. More than 1,400 managers from Deutsche Telekom took part in levelUP! in 2017 and 2018. More information on levelUP! is available here.

Besides levelUP!, there is an extensive training and development portfolio that supports Deutsche Telekom’s managers in their tasks. It includes various coaching offerings, development programs for junior managers, as well as “transition programs” that give managers support when they take over a task involving greater responsibility. One example of this is leadFIRST, a completely digital, virtual management transition program aimed at managers who have recently taken on a management role. Its aim is to create a solid management foundation in line with our leadership principles. During the program, participants reflect on their own leadership ideas. The global, digital program not only helps to develop leadership skills, but also promotes virtual leadership skills and offers numerous opportunities for networking. 170 managers from 21 countries took part in leadFIRST in 2018.

We also offer a large number of challenging training courses for future managers in management development programs. They are available in English and German. The programs prepare participants for their first or a more challenging management position. With these steps, we also aim to promote a shared vision of leadership within Deutsche Telekom AG.