"The Cool Connection" -
Train-the-Teacher Workshop
August 30, 2018

Why attend?

In the one-day Train-the-Teacher session of "The Cool Connection", professors and lectures will learn about:

–          How the simulation works

–          The Supply Chain Finance Course that we have developed,
            and offered to certified teachers

–          How to enhance the learning effects for the participants

–          How to evaluate the participant’s results and the
            learning effects

In the Train-the-Teacher session, participants will play three to four rounds of "The Cool Connection" in teams. In-between the rounds, the Supply Chain Finance themes, the relevant theoretical frameworks and the learning dynamics will be explained based on the Supply Chain Finance Course that has been developed to maximize the learning effects.

After participation to the Train-the-Teacher training day, you will receive an official certificat which enables you to integrate "The Cool Connection" in your course.

As "The Cool Connection" is web-based, all you need to bring is your own (and fully charged) device like a laptop or tablet.

The course will be held in English by Mrs. Marloes van Elsen-Bergevoet, Senior Marketeer at ING Wholesale Banking Netherlands.


  8.00 - 09.00 a.m.: Welcome Coffee & Registration   
  9:00 - 09.30 a.m.: Introduction into Supply Chain Finance   
  9:30 - 10.15 a.m.: Introduction into "The Cool Connection"   
10.15 - 12.00 p.m.: Round 1: Bridging of the physical and
                                  financial Supply Chain   
12.00  -  1.00 p.m.: Lunch   
  1.00  -  2.00 p.m.: Talk: Rethinking finance in the transition to a
                                  circular economy
  2.00 -  3.00 p.m.:  Round 2: Working Capital Management 
  3.00 -  3.15 p.m.:  Coffee break   
  3.15 -  4.45 p.m.:  Round 3: Working Capital Management and  
                                  SCF Tools & introduction of TCC into Curriculum   
  4.45 -  5.15 p.m.:  Discussion / Debrief    
              5.15 p.m.:  End of the Workshop

Registration Fee: 99,- Euro 

To close the registration, please pay by clicking the checkout button on the following page.

Students get a discount of 30 %. Please fill in the registration form and indicate "STUDENT" in the field "Position". But please do not continue by clicking the checkout button on the following page. You will receive an invoice within the next few days.

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WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Erkrather Str. 224a
D-40233 Düsseldorf

By public transport

Tickets can be obtained on the tram itself (coins only). One-way fare: € 1,60 short distance fare, maximum three stops (Kurzstrecke).

From Düsseldorf Hbf (main station) take the underground line U75 (in the basement of the main station) in the direction of “Eller - Vennhauser Allee. ” Disembark at the second stop “Kettwiger Straße.” Take the stairs up to the right hand side exit signposted Kettwiger Straße and when arriving on Kettwiger Straße, turn right. Continue (right) onto Erkrather Straße. You can reach the Schwanenhöfe in less than five minutes. The WHU sign ahead of you (on the Schwanenhöfe signpost) will help you for further directions. Detailed information on public transportation timetables can be obtained online (also in English): www.rheinbahn.de or www.vrr.de.

Detailed information on timetables for German Rail can be obtained online (also in English): www.bahn.de.

By taxi

It is approximately a 25 minute ride (10 km) from Düsseldorf Airport DUS to WHU’s Campus Düsseldorf. One-way fare: +/- € 35. From Düsseldorf Hbf (main station) the fare is approximately €9 one way. Please give the taxi driver the address in addition to the name “Schwanenhöfe.”

Whenever calling a taxi please ask the driver whether he accepts credit cards – not every taxi will.

Rental cars can easily be booked at Düsseldorf International Airport and at Düsseldorf Central Station via Europcar.


Kerstin Wickel

Center Manager CCC