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‘Your Campus’ Starts Today – A Few Places Still Available


More than 1,600 employees from around the world have already registered for one of the 175 “Your Campus” courses. In “Bertelsmann University’s “Your Campus” learning culture initiative, which starts today, colleagues share their knowledge with each other. A few remaining places are still available.

The response was huge: Shortly after registrations opened for this year’s global and purely digital “Your Campus” (see below), many seats of more than 175 training sessions of Bertelsmann University’s learning culture initiative, in which employees impart their knowledge to colleagues from today until July 16, were booked. More than 1,600 participants registered – on average for three courses each. Some coaches whose sessions were quickly fully booked, are now offering additional dates or have increased their maximum number of participants. So it is worth taking a look on peoplenet: anyone who has not yet registered, or who has registered for fewer than five courses, can still book one of the remaining places. They will be indicated in the interactive program schedule.

IMPORTANT: We want to value our trainers time investment! If registered employees find themselves unable to actually used their booked seats, we kindly ask you to cancel these courses on peoplenet to give others the opportunity to take them. 


Let’s learn it, know it and share it! 



Registrations for the worldwide, multilingual and 100% digital “Your Campus” will be activated today (at 2 p.m.) on peoplenet. It pays to be quick! Bertelsmann employees will be sharing their knowledge and skills with each other in more than 175 “Your Campus” sessions.

We’re rolling-out our popular learning culture initiative across the entire Group. Register now as a participant! Learn FROM and network WITH colleagues from a wide range of Bertelsmann organizations and expand your skills or knowledge!

This year’s “Your Campus” (formerly Kollegen-Campus) sessions will take place over a two-month period: from May 18 to July 16! Sign up for up to 5 trainings of your choice starting today, May 3, at 2 p.m. CET (5 a.m. in Los Angeles, 8 a.m. in New York, 9 a.m. in São Paulo, 5:30 p.m. in New Delhi, 8 p.m. in Beijing, 10 p.m. in Sydney).

The interactive timetable with a filter feature is now posted on our website. From there, you can go directly to the respective course booking in peoplenet. It pays to be quick! In last year’s Kollegen-Campus, 20+ courses were fully booked after just a few minutes. Registrations for the approximately 14,500 available slots are on a “first come, first served” basis, to give all employees from the various time zones the same chance to secure a course seat.

There is a lot to discover in this year’s “Your Campus”: In 175+ sessions, more than 160 employees from national and international Bertelsmann world will impart their skills and knowledge on a wide range of company-related topics and beyond in virtual training sessions.

‘Veterans’ and new trainers offer a colorful bouquet of topics

In addition to 50 “repeat offenders” from last year, the “Your Campus” team is pleased to welcome new trainers from additional countries such as Estonia, Italy and Poland. In total, trainers from more than 30 organizations are making their knowledge available to all Bertelsmann employees – and around the globe, e.g. at Relias in the U.S., Penguin Random House in Spain and India, Prinovis in the U.K., Arvato Financial Solution in Tallinn, Arvato Supply Chain Solutions in Turkey and, Poland, Arvato Systems and the Corporate Center in Germany and the US, the various business units of RTL Group. Once again, Gruner + Jahr colleagues are contributing the highest number of trainings this year.   

The diversity of the participating companies is also reflected in the variety of topics: These range from “Understanding the gender pay gap and what we can do about it” (BMG UK), and “Stress and Resilience in Zeiten von Homeoffice” (G+J Germany) to “How Data Analytics amplifies creativity” (RTL NL) and “Miro Masters – Erstellung von Workshops mit der Kollaborationssoftware Miro” (Arvato Financial Solutions Germany).

In total, there are around 100 German-language sessions, over 65 English-language sessions, and a few selected Turkish- and Spanish-language sessions to choose from.


“We are really excited about the diversity of course content and trainers in this year’s ‘Your Campus’,” says Vera Hasselbach, Your Campus team member for RTL Mediengruppe. “It shows that employees want to connect virtually to share nationally, as well as internationally relevant skills and content, and move our business forward together.” “It is also a strong sign that the learning culture is becoming more and more important at a time when Bertelsmann businesses are becoming even more digitally bundled and interconnected,” adds Sven Oevermann, Your Campus team member for Arvato Supply Chain Solutions

Silvia Stammer, Deputy Editorial Director of the customer magazine Centaur at TERRITORY and participant in the last Kollegen-Campus, gives us an example of this: “Besides the exciting sessions, my special ‘win’ is a new contact, a dear colleague at Penguin Random House. A virtual break-out session not only resulted in a quick idea for a potential podcast, but the basis for an lasting exchange of content.”


This year’s “Your Campus,” initiated by Bertelsmann University, once again is held under the hashtag “#BeALearnfluencer. Originally developed by Gruner + Jahr, the “Kollegen-Campus” format was conducted completely digitally for the first time last year due to the pandemic and associated restrictions. This, in turn, enabled a cross-divisional and global pilot. As a result, the learning culture format quickly developed into one of Bertelsmann’s most successful learning initiatives.

‘Nuff said: Now it’s time to browse the catalog and sign up!



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