Welcome to the isb!


In our think tank new concepts and models emerge, which are conclusive and effective for decades. This includes numerous learning innovations, which have been created at isb and which we pass on to our participants.
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We are convinced that learning continues as a process even after training. This is why it is also part of our self-understanding to act as a network organization, which, with many actors, maintains different levels of participation and cooperation.
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The central pillar of the isb is the offer of further education as an academy and professionalization institute. Our offers consist of curricula and seminars, in-house curricula as well as the program of the isb ProfessionalGroup.
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The isb is celebrating its 40th anniversary. More about 40 years of professional home.
With our AI assistant isbGPT "Frag das isb!" you can access the isb's know-how.

Available now: the isb-handbook "Creating Shared Realities" by Bernd Schmid

The author writes in his preface: „This book [...] offers an overview over almost 40 years of development at the "isb" and introduces into the "isb" way of understanding and dealing with professionalism, organizational processes and development as well as questions of consulting and entrepreneurship."

In 12 concentrated and easy to understand chapters, approaches and concepts are treated together with diagrams, overviews, illustrations and examples.

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isb campus

What we know and how we learn we want to provide to the public. The isb campus library gathers all the knowledge and the didactics of the isb under one single roof. Our participants and alumni (networkers) additionally have the possibility to browse through our didactic material and adapt it for their own use.
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INOC Dialogue Tour 2016

During the preparation for the 2nd INOC Conference, Dr. Bernd Schmid took a one week trip to Vancouver and the Bay Area, to meet OD pioneers and practitioners to enter into a dialogue and record the discussions.

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Learning Conversations

The Learning Conversations are a series of discussions and workshops that brought together professionals from different fields who are interested in Transactional Analysis.

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Lecture Tour India 2015

In 2015, Bernd Schmid travelled through India to deliver speeches and hold workshops that focussed on leadership culture and organization development, for example at the World Congress on Excellence.

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Topic collection: Leadership

Because responsibility is so important in organizational life, it deserves more attention as an aspect of professional competence and as an essential part of organizational culture.

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Topic collection: Transactional Analysis

For his organizational work, Bernd Schmid developed concepts and approaches from a systemic perspective, integrating transactional analysis ideas as well as elements of the professional culture of transactional analysis (TA).

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"An organization supported by many"

Welcome to isb. On our international website you will get an overview of our organization, our offer and our numerous initiatives.
We focus on the education of people and systems. Over decades, we have developed a profile that embodies our experiences and beliefs and is characterized by the attitude of humane business. We provide these insights in our trainings and consulting services.

We offer competence development in the field of organization development, professionalization with simultaneous personal development and actively support the development of future-oriented work culture in organizations. With 30 years of experience, we accompany and support you in the ever-changing challenges of the present time.

For further information, please visit our German website.
If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us. We are glad to be here for you.


Impressions from isb

Thorsten Veith and Angelika Lehnen

Bernd Schmid: Founder and leading figure of isb

Participants in a group setting

Traditional and digital tools for learning

The seminar room

A place to grow

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"isb - more than training"

Professionalism, culture and personal development

Professionalization on the one hand is the reorientation of existing experience and acquire new skills in professional roles and professional fields of work. On the other hand, professionalization means the confrontation with the world and humanity as well as the learning, working and living culture of the professionals themselves.

"Learning at isb"


  • Organizational development and change in connection with cultural development
  • Personnel development as a strengthening of a shared performance and learning culture
  • Leadership, team, and organizational coaching as well as life and career coaching
  • Systemic competence in management, education and consulting.

... you will find all this and much more at isb!



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For many participants, the isb is a place to 'take distance from daily life' and to reflect on the essentials. Their professional ability gets more 'depth of focus' and persuasiveness through personal development and training.