In 2014, we became the first DAX company to develop a training program to prepare employees for supervisory board positions. The program was developed in collaboration with the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). We are particularly interested in encouraging women to take a seat on the supervisory board. In addition to information on the traditional activities of supervisory board members, the training also gives insight into practical experiences presented by supervisory board members, case studies from the Group and a simulated supervisory board meeting. In total, we have so far trained 64 potential supervisory board members, almost half of whom come from national companies outside of Germany. More than 22 graduates of the program have now been appointed to a Deutsche Telekom supervisory board.
An additional workshop for former program participants took place in Berlin in November 2018. The workshop offered training on topics such as “What’s new in corporate governance” and leadership networks.