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Methodological Approach

In the first step, based on a guideline developed with proven experts, interviews on success-related behavioral expectations of projects and event managers are determined. For the development of a competence model, the behavior is clustered and the components are operationalized.  In a second step, theater and dance-based training modules are developed and implemented together with qualified artists, which have the proficiency to address identified gaps in competence. In the third step, which accompanies the implementation of the training and possibly leads to a revision of the modules, the effect of further training on the individual competencies of the test subjects is determined using an experimental control group design. In this step, control groups are used that are trained without artistic components.

FEELING MATERIAL XIV, 2005; 4 mm square section mild steel bar 225 x 218 x 170 cm (unextended size); Photograph by Stephen White, London © Antony Gormley
Copyright: FEELING MATERIAL XIV, 2005; 4 mm square section mild steel bar 225 x 218 x 170 cm (unextended size); Photograph by Stephen White, London © Antony Gormley

New approaches to project work

More than a third of the working time in the German economy is now project work. In customer-oriented project management, less technical and methodological knowledge is required, but communication and personality are increasingly in demand, which means a considerable need for qualification. The AL-Pro project researches how the use of methods from dance and theater strengthens the soft skills of project managers and develops promising training formats for this.