Strengthening internal management trainees – the KOSTAL Group




Young Leadership Camp


5-day leadership camp plus individual feedback sessions

Kostal Gebäude

"We want to specifically promote our young leaders and give them the most important tools for their new role at an early stage. In doing so, we were looking for a training provider who really knows the target group well and offers a contemporary mix of methods. In doing so, we were looking for a training provider who really knows the target group well and offers a contemporary mix of methods."

The challenge

The KOSTAL Group is a globally active independent family business with its headquarters in Lüdenscheid, Germany, that develops and produces technologically sophisticated electronic and mechatronic products. More than 18,000 employees work at 46 locations in 21 countries. In doing so, it is always our aspiration that employees show themselves to be flexible, competent and customer-oriented.

For the KOSTAL Group, the promotion and further development of its own internal talent is a major concern. Therefore, the “Junior Development Centre” (JDC) was launched in 2019 with a firm focus on internal junior managers and their development. Prospective managers not only go through an internal development centre, but also receive targeted management training that is intended to make them fit for the challenges of their future management work.

For the trainings, KOSTAL sought a training provider who is particularly familiar with the challenges of young managers and is able to deliver helpful tools and techniques in a contemporary and experience-oriented way.

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"Together with yuii, we succeeded in setting up a compact leadership development process that imparts exactly the competences and skills we want our future leaders to have: security and clarity in their own leadership role, communication and cooperation strengths, as well as motivation and innovation. Feedback on the Leadership Camp has always been above par."

The result

Since 2019, the KOSTAL Group and yuii Business Training have been working together to develop a “Young Leadership Camp” for participants of the “Junior Development Centre”.

Participants work through a five-day training process tailored to the KOSTAL Group’s key competence areas, ending with individual feedback discussions for all participants.

In 2019, the camp was implemented on-site in Lüdenscheid, and in 2021, the entire camp took place online due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Our training KPIs

The KOSTAL Group's competence areas taken into account
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