About us: Intersectoral School of Governance

Sustainable energy supply, mobility for the future, health care, affordable housing, integration of immigrants: our society currently faces many urgent challenges. The state alone cannot master them, although neither can the economy or civil society do this independently. These challenges require a new level of communication, cooperation and collaboration as well as project leaders who have the required skills. This concerns cooperation across these sectoral boundaries - in other words: intersectoral cooperation.

In this context, "governance" means accordingly: a steering of future projects in which the state, the economy and civil society combine their usual approaches.

The state, together with the sponsors of Arbeitgeberverband Südwestmetall, Dieter Schwarz Stiftung and Robert Bosch Stiftung, is therefore investing 3.5 million Euros until 2023. Together they have initiated the Intersectoral School of Governance Baden-Württemberg (ISoG BW) as another part of the DHBW CAS. At this location, professionals and executives from business, the state, government and civil society will be able to learn intersectoral leadership skills in direct exchange with each other.

Lecture by Prof. Dr Monika Gonser at Paradox - Stuttgart Dialogue regarding Economy and Society

Information regarding the ISoG BW

Name: Intersectoral School of Governance Baden-Württemberg (ISoG BW)
Patrons: State of Baden-Württemberg, Employers' Association of Südwestmetall, Dieter Schwarz Foundation and Robert Bosch Foundation
Financial Volume: 3.5 million Euros for the time being (2019 to 2023)
Place: Center for Advanced Studies of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW CAS)
Cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Management Academy and the Bildungswerk der Baden-Württembergischen Wirtschaft (aimed at with other universities that deal with intersectoral issues in teaching and research)
"Executive Programme" offer:
  • Master's level certificate programme over 12 months
  • Extra-occupational/occupationally integrated
  • Provides leaders from the government, state, business and civil society with the competence to be able to communicate, work on projects and cooperate across social sectors (intersectoral)
  • Completion for either Diploma of Advanced Studies with ECTS credit points or academic continuing education with certificate of attendance
Offer for public discourse: Nationwide public events about intersectoral issues with representatives from government, state, business and civil society in order to involve the interested population and to highlight the relevance of the intersectoral discourse.