Wolfgang Jockusch

Director and Senior Trainer
Director and Senior Trainer
Wolfgang Jockusch
Wolfgang Jockusch
Hagenauer Str. 12
10435 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 (30) 762 392 000
Fax: +49 (30) 762 392 009

Wolfgang Jockusch is the founder and director of BAMIK. Since 2007, he has worked as trainer, consultant and university lecturer on Intercultural Management, Diversity & Inclusion and Adult Education. He supports organizations worldwide in cross-cultural change processes and leadership development. Here, his focus is on the promotion of diversity in the workplace. He is also senior trainer in BAMIK's train-the-trainer program in Berlin and Bangkok and chief editor of the elearning program on Diversity & Inclusion.

Wolfgang Jockusch has signed the professional code of ethics of the German association for ethics in adult education (Forum Werteorientierung in der Weiterbildung).

As a certified trainer (BDVT, DVWO) and certified quality management specialist (DVWO), he supports businesses and public institutions of all sizes not only in conducting training, but also in developing educational concepts, learning games and strategy development for intercultural collaboration, leadership development and Diversity & Inclusion. He has also published various specialist articles, books and videos on this topic. In 2010, Wolfgang developed BAMIK's Intercultural Train-the-Trainer program and has trained dozens of trainers and consultants in intercultural and diversity training. The Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course is currently offered in Germany and Thailand.

Wolfgang holds several teaching assignments at the Technical University of Nuremberg and other German universities, both in German and English. His training style is entertaining and informative and addresses the needs of both staff and leadership levels at various levels of complexity. His events have been attended by well over 5,000 people.

Prior to founding BAMIK, Wolfgang studied Theology and Philosophy of Religion in Germany and the USA. He worked as pastor and director of adult education in the United States, the Bahamas and in Germany in the church ministry. He is currently also a reserve officer in the German Air Force and is a former officer in NATO missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan. Through these assignments, he developed his familiarity with the structures of international public organizations and has deep knowledge of administration and government. He is vastly experienced in assisting organizations in overcoming intercultural communication challenges in such contexts.

Training Experience

07/2010 - presentHead of Train-the-Trainer Program
BAMIK GmbH, Berlin - Responsibility for curriculum development, quality management and training of the Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course in Germany and Thailand
10/2009 - presentDirector
BAMIK GmbH, Berlin - Providing training and consulting services for private and public institutions worldwide
11/2007 - presentFreelance Trainer and Consultant
Certified business trainer (BDVT) and certified trainer (DVWO) Focus: Intercultural management, diversity & inclusion, communication, complaint management, business ethics, leadership development
11/2007 - 12/2010Trainer
Training Center of the German Air Force, Germersheim - Trainer for Intercultural Communication (Kosovo & Afghanistan) and Trauma / PTSD Prevention in the pre-deployment training program of the German Air Force
09/2005 - 04/2006Director of Adult Education
St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Claremont, CA

Teaching Assignments

12/2015 - presentState Academy for Public Administration Brandenburg (LAköV), Königs Wusterhausen
Seminars on "Intercultural Communication and Welcome Culture for Administration" and "Islam and the Islamic World"
11/2011 - presentTechnische Hochschule Nürnberg (Nuremberg Tech), Nürnberg
Lecturer for Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Management, Intercultural Project Management
10/2010 - 06/2018Lutheran University of Applied Sciences, Nürnberg
Lecturer for International Adult Education, Diversity & Inclusion
04/2013 - 07/2014SRH University Berlin, Berlin
Lecturer for Intercultural Management and Business Ethics
03/2012 - 07/2012Technical University of Brandenburg, Cottbus
Lecturer for Intercultural Management

Academic Background

08/2017 - presentClaremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Program: Philosophy of Religion; Degree: Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy); submission of dissertation pending 2021
09/2003 - 05/2006Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Program: Philosophy of Religion
08/2001 - 12/2003Duke University, Durham, NC
Program: Theology; Degree: Th.M. (Master of Theology)
10/1997 - 07/2001Reutlingen School of Theology, Reutlingen
Program: Theology; Degree: Church Service Examination (equivalent to Bachelor)

Professional Experience

07/1994 - presentGerman Air Force, Reserve Officer
Military service with deployments as intercultural advisor and operations officer for civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) in Kosovo (2005) and Afghanistan (2006, 2008, 2010). Current rank: Lieutenant Colonel (reserve)
01/2009 - 06/2010Rotary International / Germany–Pakistan Country Committee
Member of the Germany–Pakistan Country Committee. Support of German financiers and Pakistani users in the coordination of aid projects after earthquakes and flood catastrophes
01/2009 - 06/2010Rotary Club Berlin International
Founding president of the first international and English speaking Rotary club in Berlin and chairman of the association. Head of numerous charitable projects and representation in regional and international committees (unsalaried)
01/2010 - 03/2010ISAF Regional Command RC North, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan
Liaison officer to the Afghan security forces, with integration into the Afghan National Police operated Situation Center
10/2008 - 12/2008ISAF Regional Command RC North, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan
Deputy Head of the International Planning Division (J5) in NATO staff. Coordinating cooperation between international and Afghan forces in the north of the country
05/2006 - 11/2007United Methodist Church, Berlin, Germany
Pastor in Berlin-Oberschöneweide
07/2006 - 01/2007ISAF Regional Command RC North, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan
Intercultural task adviser and political advisor to the commander. Management and documentation of key leader engagement with stakeholders from politics, religion and business
09/2005 - 04/2006St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Claremont, CA
Adult Education Officer (employee)
02/2005 - 08/2005KFOR (NATO Mission in Kosovo), Headquarters, Pristina, Kosovo
Civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) officer in the multinational command post (employee)
09/2002 - 07/2003Methodist Church of the Bahamas, Freeport
Pastor to New Hope Methodist Church, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
10/1996 - 09/1997United Methodist Church, Genthin, Germany
Trainee, care of late repatriates (employee)