The Institut für Betriebliche Bildung GmbH (IFBB) is a private research institute, which sees its primary task in the interlocking of stakeholders of the operational education with actors of its science, as well as the education-political regulatory work. Among the self-set goals are the initiation and support of practice-oriented action and application research as a formative transfer partner, the dissemination of practice-relevant project results as a summative transfer partner as well as the support of the implementation of market-relevant innovations in corporate education.
Think Tank "Corporate Education”
As a result of the digital transformation of value-added processes, corporate learning has gained unprecedented importance for the continuing education society. Its planning and control require a professionally positioned education management that takes up learning-cultural and sustainable goals in its normative and strategic dimensions and implements them at the operational level. Against this background, the IFBB has established the Think Tank “Corporate Education” in order to develop practice-relevant recommendations for corporate education management in cooperation between science and practice.
Network of Practice
With approximately 150,000 project managers, the Network of Practice is the largest inter-company community for L&D professionals in Europe. The practice-based community is facing similar challenges due to the digital transformation of corporate education. Against this background, the network offers structures for a communicative validation of actors, a formative transfer as well as the direct exchange of practice-relevant experiences and insights to meet the various challenges of corporate education.
Our research projects
In the context of in-company training, the IFBB sees itself as a link between science and in-company practice. For this reason, the IFBB participates in publicly funded R&D projects. For practice-science-communication and transfer, the institute relies on the approach of Design Based Research (DBR). In doing so, the IFBB does not primarily follow technical and economic objectives of the digital transformation of corporate education. Rather, the IFBB strives for a holistic understanding of the topic, in which the role and needs of employees are explicitly taken into account.
The IFBB regularly publishes specialist publications in which the latest findings from science and practice are presented in a way that is suitable for the target group. With whitepapers, eBooks and eLearning benchmarking studies, our specialist publications offer guidance for the digital transformation of corporate education. We see it as our journalistic task to make the state-of-the-art, current trends and developments in science and companies visible. In addition, with a social media reach of almost 100,000 followers on XING, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, the IFBB addresses a broad professional audience.