High Professional Development Program for Managers and Leaders withing the Photonics Industry


The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF offers the unique international professional development program "Photonics Manager Compact" that provides you with a broad overview of the latest developments and prospects in the field of photonics for your business.

Photonics Manager Compact

High Professional Development Program

You will gain latest research knowledge and new professional competences in key technologies of photonics from renowned scientists of Fraunhofer IOF and the "Abbe School of Photonics" of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in up to 5 days. Also, learn to connect this knowledge with effective, appreciative leadership practices.

The program assists you in mastering the current challenges in the photonics industry and in comprehending, instructing, and executing processes and methods for a long-term increase in effectiveness.

You also receive the opportunity to expand your network within the photonics family.

 

Discover the future of photonics with us!

Dates and Duration:

4 intensive on-site modules over 5 days,
February 22 – 26, 2021

 

Course Language:

English

Organizing Institution:

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

 

Venue:

Fraunhofer IOF, Albert-Einstein-Str. 7, 07745 Jena, Germany

(How to get there)

Fees: See price details below

 

Booking:

available until February 1, 2021

 

Terms of Participation for Seminars

Program Description of "Photonics Manager Compact"

In order to successfully meet the challenges of the future photonics industry, it is necessary to be up to date with technical developments but also to embrace new leadership skills. To meet these requirements, participants will get to know state-of-the-art innovations in the fields of Laser technology & Design, Integrated Photonics and Advanced Optical Systems in focused and varied on-site sessions in Jena (Germany), but also learn about the approaches of "Mindful Leadership" and "Mindful Organizational Design".

For a comprehensive overview, the "Photonics Manager Compact" program consists of the parts: "Future of Photonics" and "Future of Leadership in Photonics".

Find out more about the content in the detailed descriptions below and in the adjacent daily schedule.

Photonics Manager Compact

Future of Photonics*

Future of Leadership in Photonics*

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Future of Photonics Markets and Perspectives of Laser Technology* Next-Generation Integrated Photonics*
Advanced Optical Systems & Design* Future of Leadership in Photonics (Appreciative Leadership)
Future of Leadership in Photonics (Appreciative Organizational Development)

 

* also bookable separately

Fees

 

Fees include course materials, teaching, up to 4 evening events, and catering; excluding costs for travel and accommodation.

The participation fee is tax-free according to § 4 No. 22a UStG (UStG meaning German Turnover Tax Act).

 

Early Bird Tickets

Book your ticket until December 15, 2020 and get discounted rates.

  • Photonics Manager Compact (full 5-day program, incl. 4 evening events and an exclusive CEO meeting): 2300 €
    • Future of Photonics (3-day ticket, incl. 3 associated evening events): 1600 €
    • Future of Photonics (1-day ticket, incl. evening event of the education day): 750 €
    • Future of Leadership in Photonics (2-day ticket, incl. evening event on February 25, 2021): 950 €

 

Standard Tickets

Booking deadline: February 1, 2021

  • Photonics Manager Compact (full 5-day program, incl. 4 evening events and an exclusive CEO meeting): 2450 €
    • Future of Photonics (3-day ticket, incl. 3 associated evening events): 1800 €
    • Future of Photonics (1-day ticket, incl. evening event of the education day): 850 €
    • Future of Leadership in Photonics (2-day ticket, incl. evening event on February 25, 2021): 1200 €

Target group

 

  • Emerging leaders as well as executives who actively tackle the challenges of the transforming photonics industry and photonics innovations in their companies
  • Managers of innovation, strategy, IT, HR, or product development within the photonics industry

Motivation

 

The Role of Photonics for Specialists and Managers

The field of photonics is changing. Externally, companies are increasingly networking with cooperation partners along the photonics value chain. Internally, the employees in the organization continue to develop. Growth and restructuring take place continuously. There is global competition for the best staff.

Being able to keep pace in this highly dynamic industry, remaining innovative and identifying new fields of application is becoming increasingly important for specialists and managers. Technological competency matters – and so do leadership and management skills. The combination of these is essential in order to ensure competitiveness, and to maintain a position on the market.  

 

An Education Program to Meet the Challenges of Future Photonics

As one of Germany's most noted institutes for applied optics and photonics research we offer the highly professional education program "Photonics Manager Compact". This unique, international program equips you with a new mindset and the skills necessary to meet the challenges of future photonics. In a holistic approach, you receive the latest knowledge from research and connect it with leadership practice.

You will gain new professional competences in key technologies of photonics, imparted by renowned scientists of Fraunhofer IOF and Friedrich Schiller University Jena, but also dive into management-relevant contents such as mindful leadership approaches. Furthermore, the program offers you the chance to expand your network of important players of photonics.

Course Objectives

 

This high professional development program of Fraunhofer IOF contains a broad representation of the possibilities available within photonics: from a visible optical range over the micro range to the nano-/quantum range.

"Photonics Manager Compact" offers you an insight into development potentials and future scenarios for securing your competitiveness.

The program covers the field of photonics on different levels, namely the Future of Laser Technology & Design, Next-Generation Integrated Photonics, Advanced Optical Systems, and Future of Leadership in Photonics.

You will receive information about these topics and an introduction to methods and processes regarding their application in different problem areas of various sectors as well as recommendations regarding their economic efficiency. The program enables you to include problem cases from your working environment and exchange opinions on possible solutions and opportunities.

In the leadership module, there will be a section about the acquisition and application of methodological knowledge with concrete reference to the participants’ practices with regards to current and future challenges of leadership in photonics. The participants are familiarized with the approaches of appreciative leadership and organizational development.

The program enables you to include problem cases from your working environment and exchange opinions with other managers about possible solutions and opportunities.

Networking

 

  • Get the opportunity for a close exchange with executives of the photonics industry during the training and enhance your network.
  • Use the various possibilities for conversations during the breaks, at meals and in discussions.
  • Attend up to four exclusive evening events in a small circle with a keynote speaker from the industry and gain deeper insights into the world of photonic.
  • Meet CEOs of the photonics industry up close at an evening event.

Key Benefits

 

  • Acquire up-to-date knowledge on innovative methods and processes at various points in the process chain: from macro- and micro-optics to nano- and quantum optics.
  • Discover processes and methods in the field of photonics to increase the effectiveness and thus achieve an increase in sales.
  • Familiarize yourself with solutions from various industries and receive suggestions for your innovation processes.
  • Benefit from identifying trends for the next 3 to 5 years and gain the opportunity for close exchange with executives of the photonics industry and upgrade your network. 
  • Perceive and strengthen the potential of your business by developing a growth mindset in the context of photonics and acquire the necessary skills to get there. 
  • Become a certified "Future Leader in Photonics" and learn how to turn challenges into opportunities for yourself, your team, and your organization.

The Organizer

 

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena conducts applied research in the field of photonics and develops innovative optical systems to control light – from generation and manipulation to its application. The services offered by the Institute cover the entire photonic process chain from optomechanical and optoelectronic system design to manufacturing of custom-specific solutions and prototypes. 

Current focuses of our research activities include freeform technologies, micro- and nanotechnologies, fiber laser systems, quantum optics, and optical technologies for safe human-machine interaction. The institute operates in the business fields of Sensors & Metrology, Opto-mechanical Systems, and Light Sources & Lasers.

With the Digital Innovation Hub Photonics (DIHP) and the Max Planck School of Photonics, Fraunhofer IOF combines its technical expertise with competence in the field of innovation management and professional training at the highest level, making it one of the leading institutions in the national and international photonics industry.

 

How to get there

Future of Photonics - details on first module package

Trends, Techniques, Processes, Facilities, Applications

New technologies alter traditional business models regardless of the particular industry. Knowing these technologies and their business implications are fundamental for optimizing relevant process chains. Learn about the latest trends and developments in photonics from the experts at Fraunhofer IOF and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

 

The "Future of Photonics" module package consists of the following modules:

  • Future of Photonics Markets and Perspectives of Laser Technology (Day 1)
  • Next-Generation Integrated Photonics (Day 2)
  • Advanced Optical Systems & Design (Day 3)

These modules take place as one-day events each and can also be booked separately.

 

Find out more to the topics in the detailed descriptions beside.

Schedule



 

Future of Photonics

Trends, Techniques, Processes, Facilities, Applications

Module 1 / Day 1

Future of Photonics Markets and Perspectives of Laser Technology

Module 2 / Day 2

Next-Generation Integrated Photonics

Module 3 / Day 3

Advanced Optical Systems & Design

9:00 A.M. -9:30 A.M.

Introduction and Speed dating

TOP 1

9:30 A.M. -11:00 A.M.

Photonics – Key Enabling Technologies for Future Markets
Novel Avenues in Microstructured Optical Components – from Consumer Market to Space-Applications Design Strategies for Freeform Optical Components – Basics and Trends

11:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.

Laboratory Tour

12:00 P.M. -1:00 P.M.

Lunch

TOP 2

1:00 P.M. -2:30 P.M.

Application Perspectives and Trends of Ultrashort Lasers – from Fundamentals to Volume Production Basics and Trends of Photonics Quantum Technology State-of-the-Art and Trends of Optical Measuring Techniques and Systems

2:30 P.M. -3:00 P.M.

Coffee break

TOP 3

3:00 P.M. -4:30 P.M.

Emerging Trends in Laser and Fiber Technology Functional Surfaces and Coatings - Overview and Trends Prospects, Challenges and new Ways of Complex Optical Systems Packaging

4:30 P.M. -5:00 P.M.

Conclusion and Feedback

6:30 P.M. -9:30 P.M.

Evening Event

Evening Event

Evening Event

Module 1: Future of Photonics Markets and Perspectives of Laser Technology

 

Do you want to discover innovations and trends of photonic markets, as well as opportunities in the fields of laser and fiber technology, and ultrashort lasers?

This module enables you to gain insights into current market trends and thus participate in the future of photonics. In addition, this module embraces the basics for a general understanding of laser and fiber technology, from manufacturing to concrete applications of the technologies. Simulations will turn theory into practice.

Photonics – Key Enabling Technologies for Future Markets

What will the future in photonics look like? We will turn our attention to current studies on developments in the markets of photonics. We will present trends from a wide range of industries and discuss the prevalent developments and how to deal with them

This includes:

Part 1:

  • an insight into current market studies from various industries of photonics. Be part of the live discussion about the key enabling technologies concerning nearly all markets and global regions
  • an overview of current developments in optics and photonics applications, trends, and markets on a national and international scale, e.g., for communication and information technology, consumer electronics, mobility, as well as medical technology, and research
  • a roundup outlining current forecasts on future applications and developments

 

Part 2:

  • the multidimensionality and the interconnection of trends in photonics
  • the complexity of the different dimensions based on their influencing factors and discovering which foresight tools you can use for your business processes
  • adopting a holistic approach to make your organization more resilient by means of recursion between trend and countertrend

Dr. Robert Kammel, research coordinator of the Fraunhofer "Center of Excellence in Photonics" ("Leistungszentrum Photonik") and scientist at Fraunhofer IOF, provides you with the overview of current trends. Dr. Reinhold Pabst is responsible for the second part. He is an innovation strategist, coach, and researcher in the field of innovation management, leadership, and organizational development at Fraunhofer IOF.

 

World map with global trend developments.
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Trends and future markets in photonics.

Application Perspectives and Trends of Ultrashort Lasers: From Fundamentals to Volume Production

The overview of ultrashort lasers in this component of the module ranges from the basics to the final stage of production and enables a better insight into this field of technology.

This includes:

  • the basics of interaction processes between ultrashort laser pulses and absorbing transparent materials
  • obtaining fundamental knowledge regarding the understanding and application of ultrashort laser pulses for micromachining tasks and learning about the advantages and limitations
  • enabling you to characterize the linear and nonlinear interaction mechanisms of ultrashort laser pulses with metals, semiconductors, and transparent materials
  • learning to explain mechanisms for material removal and modification as well as factors affecting precision and the degree of collateral damage
  • application examples and novel trends, completing this wide-ranged perspective on ultrashort lasers

Prof. Dr. Stefan Nolte is a professor for laser physics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IOF. His expertise and experiences provide a broad perspective in the field of ultrashort lasers.

Laser pulses are shot onto the material surface of a microchip.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Micro material processing with ultrashort laser pulses.

Emerging Trends in Laser and Fiber Technology

Within this component of the module, you will develop basic competencies in laser and fiber technology. Emerging trends in laser and fiber technology are introduced with a theoretical, numerical, and experimental background.

This includes:

  • gaining an understanding of high-power laser systems and fiber components
  • learning about the requirements for the different applications and the limits of scalability and obtaining an overview of optical parameters and their trade-off
  • an insight into manufacturing technology, such as fiber drawing, and the estimation of development costs
  • a discussion of possible software tools

Dr. Thomas Schreiber is responsible for this component of the module. He is head of the department for "Laser and Fiber Technology" at Fraunhofer IOF.

Fiber production with preforms.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Preform and fiber technology for high performance lasers.

Module 2: Next-Generation Integrated Photonics

 

Holography, secure communication, meta-surfaces: meet the next generation of integrated photonics in the second module.

The module enables you to understand how quantum technology and optics open up new ways of seeing and secure communication. At the beginning of this module, the participants receive a wide-ranging overview of the classification and potential of optical micro- and nanostructures. And finally, you learn more about the future trends of surfaces and coatings.

Novel Avenues in Microstructured Optical Components – from Consumer Market to Space-Applications

This component of the module immerses you in the variety of micro-structures – whether for the use in smartphones or in an astronomic context.

This includes:

  • examining classification and potential of micro- and nano-structured elements in optical applications and common fabrication technologies
  • learning more about the physical operating principles of optical microstructures and gaining knowledge on common production technologies, their capabilities, and limitations
  • obtaining an overview on a large variety of state-of-the-art and novel applications of micro-structured optical components with special emphasis on those with high demands on the micro-optical elements used, such as micro-optics in mobile phones, automotive applications, or space-borne spectroscopy
  • becoming familiar with the unique selling points of the use of optical micro-structures

Prof. Dr. Uwe Zeitner is responsible for this component of the module. He is part of the Scientific Directorate of Fraunhofer IOF and head of the department for "Microstructure Technology" at the Institute of Applied Physics (Friedrich Schiller University Jena).

Car model with enlarged view of the microstructured headlights.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Micro-optics in automotive headlights enable more precise light modeling.

Basics and Trends of Photonics Quantum Technology

Secure communication or making the invisible visible – quantum technology makes it possible. Immerse yourself and cross the border between the real and the quantum world.

This includes:

  • an introduction to the concepts of quantum physics like superposition principle of states, entanglement, correlations, and wave-particle duality
  • learning about the basic concepts of quantum key distribution (BB84, E91) and the applicability of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) in real-world scenarios and the basic concepts of quantum imaging and sensing
  • an overview of the applicability of quantum-enhanced imaging for life science

Dr. Markus Gräfe and Dr. Florian Steinlechner, both part of the Fraunhofer IOF department of "Emerging Technologies", present their views and knowledge on basics and trends of photonic quantum technologies.

Quantum imaging setup in the laboratory.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Optical quantum technologies.

Functional Surfaces and Coatings – Overview and Trends 

The purpose of this component of the module is to introduce you to the topic of coatings for optical systems – from basic knowledge to an overview of information on techniques and challenges.

This includes:

  • a brief introduction into coating design and its link to optical design
  • a look into surface and coating imperfections, contaminations, defects, and roughness including inspection methods suitable for production environments
  • a discussion of cleaning and surface pre-conditioning with other participants
  • a presentation of the state-of-the-art and emerging coating deposition techniques and experience some ideas on how to estimate costs and lead times for your coating production, challenges, and ways to tackle them
  • examples of applications, ranging from EUV to near IR and a discussion on current and expected future trends in the field, for example, conformal coatings, 2D materials, and structured coatings

Dr. Sven Schröder, head of the department of "Functional Surfaces and Coatings", presents his knowledge and experience in the research and application of coatings.

Lens with a half-sided antireflection coating.
© Fraunhofer IOF
New antireflection coating prevents false highlights and reflections.

Module 3: Advanced Optical Systems & Design

 

The module content consists of insights into the design of freeform components and opportunities of measurement methods, prospects. It also hones in on challenges of complex optical system packaging, results of current research as well as examples of application.

Design Strategies for Freeform Optical Components – Basics and Trends

This component of the module combines theory and practice related to the field of freeform components and creates a deeper understanding of their values.

This includes:

  • learning about the specifics of freeforms, what kind of problems can be solved by using their components, which value can be added by freeform surfaces and which associated problems can arise
  • receiving information and gaining experience in relevant factors in the use of freeform components, e.g., in manufacturing or measurement, and highlight examples of best practices in optical systems
  • examples from space, illumination, and imaging

Prof. Dr. Herbert Gross, head of department of "Optical System Design" at the Institute of Applied Physics of Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Dr. Robert Brüning, head of department for "Optical and Mechanical System Design" are the speakers.

 

Design and light simulation of a free form prism.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Optics design and free form prism for a head-mounted-display.

State-of-the-Art and Trends of Optical Measuring Techniques and Systems

Gain insights into the current state of optical measuring techniques and systems and obtain application-oriented knowledge and trends on this topic.

This includes:

  • learning about different measuring methods for detecting the shape of objects, and thus enabling you to gain knowledge on optical contactless measuring methods and their strengths and weaknesses
  • multimodal multispectral measurement methods and opportunities for fast measurement in real-time and with short latencies
  • learning more about components of 3D-sensors
  • reflecting on evaluation methods for sensors and data sheets as well as different acceptance procedures (VDI/VDE 2634)
  • examples of sensor solutions and applications to illustrate the newly acquired knowledge   

Dr. Peter Kühmstedt, head of the department "Imaging & Sensing", presents his knowledge and experience in research and application of optical measuring techniques and systems.

3D sensor heads
© Fraunhofer IOF
3D sensors for high performance 3D sensor network

Prospects, Challenges and new Ways of Complex Optical Systems Packaging

This component of the module covers the complexity of challenging optical system packaging with contents ranging from functionality enhancement requirements for modern macroscopic, miniaturized, and micro-optical systems to emerging applications from the automotive, communication, and sensing industry. 

This includes:

  • an overview of different design and integration approaches for complex optical systems. Learn about platform approaches for hybrid and integrated, multi-functional optics. This module enables you to select and evaluate system platforms and integration approaches. 
  • the design of assembly process chains for small, mid, and high-volume production and gaining knowledge on how to choose suitable design tools as well as analytical and numerical optimization approaches
  • parameterizing assembly processes, specifying and selecting equipment, and making use of sophisticated data analysis tools
  • obtaining information on alignments based on evolutionary algorithms and bonding technologies for challenging operational environments and learn to plan the process
  • emerging trends in optoelectronics system integration and the use of artificial intelligence in optics packaging and assembly. This highlights the view on prospects and challenges of complex optical system packaging

Dr. Erik Beckert is responsible for this component of the module. He is the head of department of "Opto-mechatronic Components and Systems".  

Complex optical system.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Spectrometer for the international space station ISS

Speakers of Module 1

 

Dr. Robert Kammel

Robert Kammel studied technical physics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the University of Barcelona, Spain. In his PhD, he focussed his research on topics of laser-material-interactions, medical laser physics and tailored femtosecond laser structuring for intraocular surgery. Today, he is working as research coordinator at Fraunhofer IOF and is responsible for a cross-institutional transfer-ecosystem called the "Center of Excellence in Photonics" and for developing national and international strategic cooperations with partners from science and industry.

 

Dr. Reinhold Pabst

Reinhold Pabst is an experienced innovation strategist, coach and researcher in the field of innovation management and organizational development at the applied research organization Fraunhofer IOF in Germany. He holds a PhD in Innovation Marketing, a M.A. in Coaching and Leadership and a M.Sc. in Business Administration. In his research, he focuses on the role of innovation facilitation and related competencies and tools. His practical experience includes entrepreneurship in two start-ups and over ten years of coaching and consulting in the field of innovation, business and personnel development.

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Nolte  

Stefan Nolte is professor of laser physics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, where he is head of the Ultrafast Optics group at the Institute of Applied Physics. He is also the Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IOF in Jena. His research focus lies on ultrashort pulse micromachining and materials modification for industrial and medical applications, where he has been actively engaged since the field's inception in the mid-1990s. His work has spurred the industrial use of ultrashort pulse lasers in materials processing. Apart from ablation and surface structuring, three-dimensional structuring within the volume of transparent materials is another current research topic.

 

Dr. Thomas Schreiber  

Thomas Schreiber received his Diploma degree in general physics in 2001. After finishing his Ph.D. work in nonlinear fiber optics in 2006, he built up a research group within the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena, which later became the department of "Laser- and Fiber Technology". Its current research work includes high power fiber technology ranging from components to a system level for fundamental, industrial or space applications. He published more than 160 papers and conference contributions, three book contributions and more than ten invited talks, giving 3400 citations and a h-index of 34.

 

 

 

Speakers of Module 2

 

Prof. Dr. Uwe D. Zeitner

Uwe D. Zeitner received his diploma, PhD, and Habilitation in physics in 1995, 1999, and 2008, respectively, from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Since 1999, he works at Fraunhofer IOF in Jena, currently as a member of the scientific board. His field of research lies in the development of micro- and nano-lithographic solutions for optical applications enabled by fundamental research in various fields. He has a strong background in the development of high-performance optical components and gratings for applications like laser pulse compression or space-borne spectroscopy for missions like GAIA, Sentinel-4/5, FLEX, or CarbonSat.

 

Dr. Markus Gräfe

Dr. Markus Gräfe received his PhD at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2017 and pushed the field of integrated quantum photonics forward. Since 2018 he is head of the "Quantum-Enhanced-Imaging" Group at Fraunhofer IOF and focuses on novel microscopy and spectroscopy methods as based on non-classical states of light. The goal is to develop new sensing and diagnostic tools for life sciences. Besides, he works on quantum hardware development such as field deployable photon pair sources or quantum random number generators.

 

Dr. Fabian Steinlechner

Fabian Steinlechner is principal investigator of the Fraunhofer Attract "Quantum Communication Technologies" group within the "Leistungszentrum Photonik" and the Abbe Center of Photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Research in the group ranges from applied technology research on ultra-bright and space-proof entangled photon sources to exploring new methods for generating, manipulating, and transmitting quantum states of light for applications in long-distance quantum communications and remote sensing.

 

Dr. Sven Schröder

Sven Schröder graduated in 2004 and received his PhD from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in 2008. Since 2001, he has been working at Fraunhofer IOF in the field of measurement and analysis of scattered light of optical surfaces and layers in the deep and extreme UV range. After working on new roughness and scattered light models at CREOL (University of Central Florida) in 2010–11 and being head of the working group "Surface and Layer Characterization" of the department "Optical Systems" at Fraunhofer IOF from 2016 to 2019, he became head of the department "Functional Surfaces and Coatings".

Sven Schröder is (co-)author of 50 refereed articles and 2 book chapters and a member of DIN/ISO TC 172 "Optics and photonics". He organizes international conferences as chair ("EOS Manufacturing, Tolerancing and Testing of Optical Systems", "SPIE Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology").

 

 

Speakers of Module 3

 

Prof. Dr. Herbert Gross

Herbert Gross studied Physics at the University of Stuttgart. He received his PhD on laser simulation in 1995. After working as a scientist in optical design, modelling, and simulation at Carl Zeiss from 1982 on, he headed the central department of optical design and simulation from 1995 to 2010. Since 2012 he has been professor at the University of Jena in the Institute of Applied Physics where he holds a chair of Optical System Design. His main working areas are physical optical simulations, beam propagation, partial coherence, classical optical design, aberration theory, system development and metrology. Gross is also regularly offering educational seminars for professionals about optical design.

 

Dr. Robert Brüning

Robert Brüning completed his studies of physics with a focus on optics and photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena in 2013 and received his doctorate in the field of laser beam characterization, diffractive optics, and complex light (2013–2017). Afterwards, he worked as a post-doc at the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule with the focus on miniaturized spectrometers until 2018. In 2019, he became group leader for "Microoptical Imaging Systems" with a research focus on multispectral camera systems at Fraunhofer IOF in Jena. Since 2020, he is head of department for "Optical and Mechanical System Design".

 

Dr. Peter Kühmstedt

Peter Kühmstedt received his Diploma in 1990 in Physics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He was with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering Jena from 1992 to 1996 and has been working there again since 1999. He has been group manager of the 3D measurement group since 2000 and in 2020 he became Head of the department Imaging and Sensing. Kühmstedt received his Ph.D. degree in the Physics Department at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University at Greifswald in 2003. His major field of work is the development of 3D measurement systems.

 

Dr. Erik Beckert

Erik Beckert studied mechanical engineering in the field of precision engineering at the Technical University of Ilmenau. In 2005, he received his PhD with his thesis on the integration of compact opto-electronic systems. Since 2001 he has been working at Fraunhofer IOF, currently as head of the department "Opto-mechatronic Components and Systems". As an engineer he focusses on hardware-based approaches and implementations in the field of quantum hardware. He is also involved in larger funding projects that aim at building exemplary quantum infrastructures and demonstrating how to make communication physically tap-proof.

Future of Leadership in Photonics - details on second module package

Reinventing Leadership Development in Photonics

Leadership forms the backbone of an organization. In order to maneuver in rapidly changing and complex environments, a system view is needed. Effective leadership strengthens the ability to make decisions in complex situations. Develop your knowledge as a "Future Leader in Photonics" and learn how to turn problems into opportunities for yourself, your team, and your organization. Experience the potential of appreciative leadership and appreciative organizational development while taking into account the special characteristics of the photonics industry.

 

The module "Future of Leadership in Photonics" is designed as a two-day module and consists of the following parts:

  • Appreciative Leadership (Day 4)
  • Appreciative Organizational Development (Day 5)

Learning and personal development need to be reflected over time. Therefore, we include a blended learning phase in this course. Thus, you are able to reflect on your progress and mastery. 

 

Find out more about the topics in the detailed descriptions beside.

Schedule



 

Future of Leadership in Photonics

Module 4 / Day 4

Appreciative Leadership

Module 4 / Day 5

Appreciative Organizational Development

9:00 A.M. -9:30 A.M.

Introduction and Speed dating

TOP 1

9:30 A.M. -12:00 P.M.

Appreciative Leadership Appreciative Organizational Development

12:00 P.M. -1:00 P.M.

Lunch

TOP 2

1:00 P.M. -2:30 P.M.

Appreciative Leadership Appreciative Organizational Development

2:30 P.M. -3:00 P.M.

Coffee break

TOP 3

3:00 P.M. -4:30 P.M.

Appreciative Leadership Appreciative Organizational Development

4:30 P.M. -5:00 P.M.

Conclusion and Feedback

6:30 P.M. -9:30 P.M.

Evening Event

 

Module 4: Future in Leadership in Photonics

Learning Objectives:      

  • Acquire and practice new leadership tools for your business context
  • Discover your self-image and attitude as a leader
  • Identify your deeper intentions and unleash your generativity
  • Connect with your deeper intentions of what you want to create in your business
  • Craft and maintain sustainable relationships
  • Develop an easier handling of the change in photonics

 

Your Benefits:

  • Become a "Future Leader in Photonics"
  • Master your leadership skills by sharpening the following skills:  
    • A positive view of human nature 
    • Your awareness of the complexity 
    • Experimental orientation 
  • Perceive and strengthen your potential in the business context of photonics
  • Develop your own growth mindset
Mountaineers on the mountainside, securing each other.
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The work of leaders as service to the guided.

Module Part: Appreciative Leadership


Principles and Foundations

  • Transformation of leadership
  • Defining appreciative leadership 
  • Five strategies for appreciative leadership
  • Being successful with appreciative leadership

 

Leadership Effectiveness

  • Growth Mindset
  • Mindfulness
  • Applied empathy
  • Experimental exploration

 

Application of new Concepts in Practice

  • Leadership & Design Thinking
  • Positive Psychology
  • Liberating Structures
  • Development of human potential

 

Module Part: Appreciative Organizational Development

 

Principles and Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry

  • DNA of appreciative inquiry – a framework for positive change: principles and the generic process  
  • The power of positive images
  • Collaboration energizers
  • Be the change"

Brave New Work

  • The organizational operating system: 12 key dimensions
  • A positive view of human nature and awareness of the complexity
  • Organizational flow – roundabouts versus traffic lights
  • Six basic patterns as starting points for successful organizational development

Organizational Learning

  • Failure & learning
  • Action research – learning by doing
  • Future tensions
  • Facilitating change
  • Advice Process

Dr. Reinhold Pabst is responsible for the leadership module. He is an experienced innovation strategist, coach, and researcher in the field of innovation management, leadership, and organizational development at Fraunhofer IOF.

Speaker of Module 4

 

Dr. Reinhold Pabst

Reinhold Pabst is an experienced innovation strategist, coach and researcher in the field of innovation management and organizational development at the applied research organization Fraunhofer Institute IOF in Germany. He holds a PhD in Innovation Marketing, a M.A. in Coaching and Leadership and a M.Sc. in Business Administration. In his research, he focuses on the role of innovation facilitation and related competencies and tools. His practical experience includes entrepreneurship in two start-ups and over ten years of coaching and consulting in the field of innovation, business and personnel development.

Certificate

 

Upon successful completion of the full program, participants will receive the joint certificate: "Fraunhofer Certificate PHOTONICS MANAGER COMPACT" by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF.

 

Active participation and full-time attendance of the 4 modules are required in order to receive the certificate.

 

Each of these booking options is managed as an on-site course and will be held at Fraunhofer IOF in Jena, Germany, by leading experts of the respective research field.

Contact

For registration and individual consultation please contact our program coordinator at Fraunhofer IOF:

 

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Program Coordinator
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