“AFRIKA KOMMT!” is a quality education program for Young Professionals from Africa, which provides future leaders the opportunity to come to Germany, develop international management skills and work in a partner company like SAP, BOSCH or B. Melsungen for eight months. Thomas interviews Ilka Wiskemann, the SAP project lead for “AFRIKA KOMMT!” on the details of this One-Year Program. The main focus, besides a German Language Course and an International Management Training in cooperation with the GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), is concrete work experience, taking over responsibility and collaboration through working for SAP within a scope of 8 months. Faith Mwema and Taiwo Ladipo as current “AFRIKA KOMMT!” fellows tell their experiences and also what they have learned from the German culture. They especially appreciate SAPs open collaborative and supportive culture and share some experiences from their work in the SuccessFactors Engineering Team. At the end we look into the learnings which they have gained from each other. Check out the interesting links for further readings and listening below.
• Marc Lesser https://www.marclesser.net/
• Arianna Huffington http://ariannahuffington.com/
• Daniel Goleman http://www.danielgoleman.info/
• Podcast Unf*ck Your Brain – https://unfuckyourbrain.com/podcasts/
• Radical Candor by Kim Scott – https://www.radicalcandor.com/
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck – https://www.mindsetworks.com/