RKW Berlin GmbH
Since 1921 the RKW promotes and supports the modernization of the German economy as well as innovation processes with regard to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The RKW in Germany has more than 3.700 members – companies and individuals. It operates as a nationwide network.
The RKW offers the following support to enterprises:
- consulting (approx. 500 companies each year),
- seminars, trainings, coaching, and working groups,
- innovative projects, and
- organization of sector networks.
The RKW Berlin maintains business networks with about 200 consultants and trainers and thus covers most, if not all, topics that SMEs are concerned with. It further provides services for SMEs such as personnel development, business management, quality management, marketing, financing and accounting, engineering and production, innovation, technology, and environmental protection as well as support with establishing new businesses. The all-round training program also caters for various needs. Their scope ranges from individual competence development with special focus on individual employees to more complex concepts for enterprise and staff design. Offers are individually tailored to the requirements of the SMEs. Our experienced trainers are the key to success.
The RKW Berlin GmbH has developed and carried out the following personnel development projects:
- PEsystem – Personnel Development with System: This project has applied science-based innovations, such as learning partnerships, joint learning programs that bring together older and younger employees, communities of practice, development of intercultural business skills, and educational coaching to the conditions of expanding SMEs.
- DiP – Diversity Management in the Personnel Development: Over a period of two years, 20 local SMEs have been supported in building, developing, and applying their strategy-oriented and competency-based personnel development and by accounting for diversity.
- qmf – quality with women: Fifteen SMEs have participated in this project, which specified on the personal and professional development of one selected female employee per company with the goal to promote her to the position of Quality Manager.
- FIRE – Women in management: develop internal resources: The FIRE project targeted SMEs in Berlin that aimed at qualifying a female employee aged 40 and above to take responsibility in (project) management by providing training, workshops, and project work.