Cooperation with Dirk Nowitzki Foundation

The cooperation between WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation has borne fruit. The 41 CAMPUS has emerged from the joint work of the last twelve months and offers young people in trainer work and social workers the chance to benefit from Dirk Nowitzkis' experience and to enjoy a scientifically founded further education as a "Game Changer".

Dirk Nowitzki's great basketball career ended on April 11, 2019. In his career, the 41-year-old has earned himself a legendary status, not only because of his sporting achievements, but also because of his human qualities. As he always points out, he owes this mainly to his mentor of many years and now wants to pass on this experience after his career end and actively participate in the training and further education of team mentors.

The foundation of the 41 CAMPUS is a first milestone on this path. Silke Mayer, Chairwoman of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, is delighted: "Together with the team of Professor Schmidt from WHU, we were able to develop the concept for a truly unique training of young mentors. In the "Game Changer" programme, they learn to support the holistic development of children and young people beyond sport."

Just as Dirk Nowitzki inspired basketball and many people, the 41 CAMPUS is intended to attract authentic multipliers for sustainable values and social skills. The team mentors should expand their own abilities in order to develop their own protégés as "game changers".

Interested mentors between 18 and 27 years have the opportunity to apply for the premiere of the Game Changer training here.