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Leading Insurance Transformation

Certified advanced training to become a digital transformation leader in the insurance companies of tomorrow

The insurance industry is undergoing a profound transformation. In an increasingly complex and dynamic environment, new approaches and skills are needed to remain competitive and shape the future of the industry. Well-trained, adaptive and innovative professionals make the difference. 

Please note: the programme is taught in German.


Key Facts



Module 1: 02.-03. April 2025 Module 2: 06.-07. May 2025, Module 3: 03.-04. June 2025


University of Cologne, InsurLab Germany e.V. and member companies


Issued by University of Cologne Business School and InsurLab Germany


3.980 € + Tax / für InsurLab Mitglieder: 2.980 € + Tax

Programme Description

Leading Insurance Transformation (LIT) is a certificate programme within the InsurLab Academy and is explicitly designed for executives in the insurance industry, who want to make an active contribution to the digital transformation in their company. Participants of LIT benefit from a well-coordinated and balanced teaching approach. The latest state of the art in transformational competencies for executives in the insurance industry is taught. In addition, the much needed practical implementation skills are trained. The goal of the upskilling is an immediate impact for the company. Participants receive a broad overview of future trends and technologies on the market. They learn the appropriate methods and tools to drive the digital transformation forward in their own company. Through discussions and exercises along the three modules, they deepen their understanding. As the programme is tailored to the needs of the insurance industry, they also gain access to a network of peers and experts for the exchange of knowledge and best practices.

The InsurLab Academy is a collaboration between InsurLab Germany e.V. and the University of Cologne Business School with the aim of accelerating digital and sustainable transformation processes and promoting cross-company collaboration. On this basis, the InsurLab Academy offers a unique and tailored range of courses to strengthen the future competencies of insurance companies and their executives.


  • Benefit from an in-class programme with the perfect combination of science and practice

  • Identify opportunities and risks of technological and sustainable trends and become a transformation shaper in your own company

  • Expand your network and benefit from peer-learning by exchanging ideas with executives from other companies


  • Practical and interactive discussions, case studies, best practices

  • Insights into the working atmosphere of innovative member companies on-site

  • Supporting programme with joint events in the evening

  • Certificate upon successful participation of all three modules

  • Admission to the Alumni Circle

Target Group

The Digital Insurance Transformation certificate programme is aimed at executives from the insurance industry and insurance-related industries who want to effectively and efficiently set the framework for digital and sustainable transformation in their company.

All modules at a glance

Module 1: Leading Change: „Leading change and managing it effectively“

  • New Leadership: Leading Effectively in Transformation
  • Transforming Business: Mobilising the organisation for change as a leader
  • Executing Change: Innovative methods for effective transformation

Dates: 02.-03. April 2025

Module 2: Re-Designing the Insurance Value Chain: "Rethinking Customer Journeys with Data"

  • Envisioning a data driven Company: Identifying potentials, creating a vision and a target picture
  • Strategising data driven transformation: Designing the path to a data driven company
  • Implementing data driven transformation: Implementing data driven strategy in customer journeys and value chains

Dates: 06.-07. May 2025

Module 3: Explore new Business: "Leading into the future through new sustainable business models“

  • Ecosystems & Beyond Insurance: Developing and implementing business models
  • Managing Innovation: From ideation to venture building to lead new sustainable business models to profitability

Dates: 03.-04. June 2025

In cooperation with:

InsurLab Germany is an initiative that aims to strengthen the insurance landscape in Germany since 2017. Start-ups and universities are networked with insurance companies, leading service providers and experts in the industry. As a result, joint projects, events and workshops are to be created that will help transform and digitise the insurance industry in Germany.

Are you interested in becoming a member? You can find more information here.