FOP meeting 2019

11th Focus on Practice Meeting

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Learning for Transformation @Deutsche Bahn

January 23-24, 2019

DB Academy | Kaiserbahnhof Potsdam
Potsdam | Berlin, Germany


Jenny Zeller, head of Deutsche Bahn Academy, is so kind to host our upcoming Focus on Practice meeting. It will take place on January 23-24 2019 at the Academy's main venue, the old imperial railway station ("Kaiserbahnhof") in Potsdam near Berlin. 

We will continue our conversation about the disruptive forces that shape the future of the mobility space – this time learning about the challenges and strategic-organizational responses of one of the world's largest logistics companies.


The 11th Focus on practice meeting is a great opportunity to deep-dive into the learning and transformation challenges of Deutsche Bahn, with special emphasis on the changing role of HR and the interplay of L&D with other units that help to drive innovation and change. In particular, we will tackle questions such as

-  how to support a workforce of 300,000 people on their way to the digital future?

-  what is the role and contribution of IT-related  efforts in the overall scenario of digital transformation? How does it relate to L&D 

-  How to best structure the collaboration with various entities that drive change?

In addition to the above, we will also have the opportunity to discuss with Jenny and her team how they experience the first months of working as a holacracy – a bold move the DB Academy took earlier this year. 

As always at our FOP meetings, we will leverage the experiences of our host by comparing them with practices and ideas from other ECLF companies.





Meeting Venue

Deutsche Bahn Academy
Am Neuen Palais 1

14469 Potsdam

Click here for a detailed map with directions.



We have secured a room contingent at the

Wyndham Gardens Potsdam 
Forststrasse 80
14471 Potsdam
Tel +49 (331) 98120
Email for reservations: 

Deutsche Bahn has reserved a room contingent for us at € 76 per night which can be retrieved with the keyword "ECLF-Focus on Practice Meeting".

Reservations must be made latest by December 31, 2018; rooms will be released after this date.


For questions regarding registration, program, and invitation requests please contact

For questions regarding logistics please contact  |  Tel +49 (172) 322 4165



Please register by December 20 2018 by obtaining a "ticket" via eventbrite.




Terms and conditions for participation

The meeting is free of charge for ECLF members
Guests from member companies pay a 50% discounted fee of USD 600.
Guests from non-member companies pay a nominal fee of USD 1,200

If you are not a member and would like to receive an invitation, please contact




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