Join Our Online Conference “Digital Leadership” on 8 December 2020

In times when working remotely has become the new normal, many organisations, including Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), are facing numerous challenges: how to build trust in remote teams, maintain a feeling of togetherness, and ensure long-term employee satisfaction? will address these questions with a group of experts during the online conference “Digital Leadership – Rethinking Leadership, Staying Competitive”, 8 December, 09:30-12:30 CET. Register here to join the discussion!

On top of megatrends such as digitalisation and sustainability, the ongoing pandemic has put conventional corporate management to a test. The pandemic is also acting as an accelerator of change by pushing companies to reinvent themselves and build agile and resilient management models. The online conference “Digital Leadership – Rethinking Leadership, Staying Competitive” looks into the impact that these fast-paced changes have on SMEs in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) by asking the following questions:

  • How are the pandemic, digitalisation, and sustainability shaping work and leadership in SMEs?
  • How can companies maintain motivation and a sense of “we” in times of remote working?
  • How to build and maintain trust in times of high uncertainties?

Each of these questions will be briefly addressed by our panel of experts and then discussed in more detail during small interactive workshops between experts and event participants.


  • Lars Rückemann, Member of the Board of Directors codecentric
  • Anna Yona, Managing Director Wildling Shoes
  • Markus Baumanns, Managing Director company companions
  • Philipp Grundler, Vorwerk & Co. KG


  • 09:30-10:30 Brief presentation from the panel of experts
  • 10:30-10:40 Introduction to digital workshop tools
  • 10:40-11:50: Interactive online workshops
  • 11:50-12:30: Presentation of results and final discussion

Date: 8 December 2020
Time: 09:30-12:30
Format: Online
Language: German
Costs: Free

To join the conference, please register here! is the first Centre for Digital Responsibility in North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) and aims to inform and support SMEs in developing solutions for entrepreneurial challenges in the age of digitalisation and sustainability. – Sustainably Competitive is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs NRW via the EFRE fund.

For further information, please contact Anna Hilger.

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