The implementation training by University4Industry for the Skills4Mittelstand initative in cooperation with Microsoft

Where are you on the digitalization journey?

Digital fitness for decision makers

Get an overview of the most important concepts, developments, and technologies of digitization.


Digital skills are a crucial success factor for companies of all sizes. Our implementation training Digital Take-Off for Decision Makers is aimed at executives of small and medium-sized companies who want to actively tackle the opportunities offered by digitization and drive their company forward in the long term.

This program is intended in particular as a continuation of the Digital Fitness for Decision Makers program, but does not require participation in that program. While the Digital Fitness for Decision Makers program provides an overview of concepts and developments of digitization, this program focuses on how to successfully take the first steps on the path to digitization.



The 4-week program focuses on interactive sessions in four live events, which are prepared and followed up by short online learning modules. During these events, which consist of expert presentations, group discussions, and breakouts, participants create their own roadmap on the path to digital transformation with a structured approach.

Digital Take Off Lernpfad


2 hours weekly over 4 weeks

4 live events and short supporting online learning modules

Target group: executives and employees of small and medium-sized companies, especially participants of the course Digital Fitness for Decision Makers

Digital Take Off Wochenplan


We are pleased to have a proven industry expert on board for this program: Sylvain Newton.

Sylvain has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources with a particular focus on Learning and Leadership Development. He spent 15 years at General Electric where he led the Corporate University worldwide, with a globally distributed team of over 200 people delivering programs in over 50 countries.

Most recently, Sylvain led the group-wide board initiative “New Work Model” at Allianz, with the goal to fundamentally change the way people work and collaborate.

Sylvain has lived and worked in six countries and is a Senior Advisor at Columbia Business School in New York. He has a keen interest in understanding how organizations, leaders, and culture need to be reinvented to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Sylvain Newton


Our PartnerS for
the Skills4Mittelstand-Initiative

The program “Digital Take-Off for Decision Makers” is part of the Skills4Mittelstand initiative 

This initiative was launched in collaboration with Microsoft and brainymotion with the goal of building and expanding digital skills in small and medium-sized enterprises. It is aimed at business decision makers, IT specialists and users. 

As a training partner of the Skills4Mittelstand initiative, we at University4Industry are pleased to be able to accompany and support companies and employees in the ongoing digital transformation. 

Program Scope
  • Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Effort: 2 hours per week
  • Live Sessions: 4 via MS Teams
  • Language: German
Next Program Start:

Fall 2022 (Dates in planning)

Note: This training will only be conducted if a minimum number of participants is reached. You are welcome to pre-register (with no obligation) and we will notify you as soon as the training dates are fixed.

  • Regular: 390,00 EUR exkl. MwSt.
  • 390,00 EUR  292,50 EUR for small and medium-sized enterprises in the private sector (25% co-funding by Microsoft for a limited number of seats).

Unfortunately, we cannot offer public officials* the reduced price.

(*) Public officials can be, in particular, civil servants, judges and other persons who are in an official relationship under public law or who are entrusted with public administration tasks by a public authority. 

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