New Director for the Professional School of Business & Technology

Sparking enthusiasm for personal development and learning is the hallmark of Professor Katrin Winkler’s work. She assumed the role of Director of the Kempten Business School in Kempten on 1 October.

Portrait of Katrin Winkler with brown hair and a white jacket
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“The Kempten Business School at Kempten University of Applied Sciences uses professional and efficient teaching methods to enable specialists and managers to expand and enhance their skills,” Professor Winkler emphasises. In her role as Director of the Kempten Business School, which she assumed on 1 October, she has her sights firmly trained on the formats and future-focused issues that best suit its target groups.

Professor Winkler can invest the experience that she gained as the Director of the Institute for Digital Transformation in Work, Education and Society (IDT) into her new leadership role in the Kempten Business School. She views targeted digitalisation as a major driving force in professional development. “The strength of the Kempten Business School lies in offering professional part-time training in a wide range of subjects using a balanced blend of online and offline formats that offer flexible locations and timing to create an extremely successful learning experience,” Professor Winkler explains. Demand for professional development is growing amongst employees and employers alike. Flexibility, an interactive format and individual customisation to meet participants’ needs are extremely important for successful professional development. The Kempten Business School has been running professional part-time bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes, as well as a PhD programme, for more than a decade. In addition, a broad selection of certificate courses and modular studies condense key knowledge into short bursts in areas ranging from data science to social management and business coaching.

Professor Winkler works closely with Professor Michael Lenke at the head of the Institute for Professional Development. “I look forward to developing the Kempten Business School further together with Professor Winkler and carving innovative pathways in professional development,” says Professor Lenke, who has been at the helm of the Business School since October 2020.

Professor Winkler has a clear vision for her new role as Director of the Business School: “We want to offer everyone interested in professional development inspiring, cutting-edge opportunities to engage with a network of experts in exciting and flexible learning scenarios – focusing firmly on real practice and the future.”