Application possible – Symposium on the implementation of administration managers on 10.10.2016 in Cologne
I warmly invite all interested people to a symposium on Monday, 10.10.2016. It focusses on the aim of practically all Catholic dioceses to disburden their priests from administrative duties by employing full-time administration managers, while supporting volunteers and professionalising certain
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New premises
I have moved into new premises in Essen in an office community with the Societät de Nocker. I am now located in Moritzstr. 54 in 45131 Essen near the trade fair, easily reachable by car or public transportation. I can also be
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Panel discussion on agility and stability in administrative actions
The MACH AG will host a Congress on Innovative Management in Lübeck on 5 October 2016, to which decision-makers of various industries are invited. A part of the programm will be a panel discussion on the topic: “Agility versus stability: an insurmountable contrast
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Fireside chat in Bethel
I was invited to a fireside chat without an actual fireside at the Institute for DeaconryManagement of the church university Wuppertal/Bethel on 30 June 2016. Just like myself, this institute deals with questions regarding the interface of theology and economy. I presented the
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Developments in pastoral care and administration – Lecture at he information forum “Kirche, Geo & IT” (church, geography & IT)
The Westernacher Solutions AG hosts a conference for church administraion managers in Berlin on 28-29 September 2016. It focusses on digital support of pastoral care and administration through information processing and control support. I will give the keynote speech on the
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TSdN.info – 7.500 homepage visitors in the first six months
The homepage www.TSdN.info has been online since the beginning of this year – it is time to look back to its first six months. Although this site seems to have a rather small target group, there have been 7,500 visitors with 30,000
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Support from the Caritas Innovation Advisory Board
I have been presiding over the Innovation Advisory Board of the Caritas in the Ruhr diocese since  2014.  The Caritas provides a six-digit amount each year to support innovative projects. The recently selected projects are introduced here.
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Speech on the Wilken church congress
I was invited to the church congress of the Wilken company in the Ulmflieger in Ulm on 22 June 2016, and enjoyed interesting conversations and a view of the Alps. My speech was on the question of the conseuences arising from the
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Looking back at a lecture evening on the social and health sector’s sustainability
I was invited to give a lecture at the FOM-study centre in Marl on 25 May. It focussed on the future perspectives of employess in the social and health sector, based on the severe changes there. Please find a review to
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Strategy day with a foundation for development cooperation
On 17 April 2016 I hostet a strategy day with the board of trustees of JusticeF, a foundation supporting development cooperation while forwarding die idea of social business. A brief report on the workshop and more information on JusticeF can
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Shaping Christian organisational culture
Paul Hüster, Hans Hobelsberger and Andreas Hellwig edit an antholgy on shaping the profile of the church social and health sector that will be published in September 2016. Two articles by be are included. Advanced orders can be placed here.
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Looking back at the KVI-Conference in Mainz 2016
I gave a presentation on the sustainability of church asministatrion on the KVI-Conference on 8.-9. June. The presentation slides can be downloaded here . There is some content overlap with this article by me . On this sconference the KVI innovation price
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Job opportunities for philosophy graduates
The German Philosophy Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie e.V.) issued a study on the job opportunities in this field. Even though I am not a philosophy graduate, I could give some input on job-related development oportunities for humanities cholars.  The study
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“This economy kills” – Evening of discussion of the BKU and AEU
The Association of Catholic Entrepreneurs (Bund katholischer Unternehmer; BKU) and the Workgroup of Protestant Entrepreneurs (Arbeitskreis Evangelischer Unternehmer;  AEU) organizes an  evening of lectures and discussions regarding the issue of globilazation on 15 June 2016.  Pope  Fancis’ well-known quote serves as headline for
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20 Future vision projects are being put to test
I attended a meeting of the future vision proejct of the diocese of Essen. I spent a hole day there with other experts, discussing and critisising the 20 future vision projects, and assessing their potential. This reflexion was very productive and informative, for the team
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Comparative organizational structure of the 47 general vicariates and federal state curches
A recently published article by me takes into account the organigrams of the central administrations of Germany’s 27 dioceses and 20 federal state churches: How many main departments are there? What are these organizational units focused on? Which denominational features
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New article on the sustainability of church administrations
The latest issue of the online magazine futur2 for strategy and development in society and church contains my article on “More flexibility and connectivity as features of sustainable church administration”. This link leads there.  My core thesis is that expectations on pastoral
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Future of the mega market health and social economy
FOM university hosts a discussion- and presentation evening in Marl on 25 May to examine the development of health and social economy. In addition to a health and a care expert, I will give a presentation elaborating on the “Future and develoment
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Speech at the church college Wuppertal/Bethel
I will attend the so called fireplace evening of the course Welfare Management at the church college in Bethel on 30. June. That interdisciplinary course aims at a scientific qualification of managers in social and church companies, especially in companies of the Diakonie
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Speech and laudatory speech at the KVI-Congress in Mainz
Just like in the past years, I will give a speech at the Annual Congress of the KVI-Initiative in Mainz on 8. and 9. June. This initiative addresses administrational executives of churches and church-related organisations. My speech on 9. June at 11 am elaborates on
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