Founder and Managing Director of COLCONS

Dr Daniel Büttner

25 years of expertise as an organisational consultant, trainer, coach and mediator


Dr Daniel Büttner is a recognised dual vocational training and management consultancy expert. With over 25 years of professional experience, he has made a name for himself nationally and internationally.

Dr Büttner has helped numerous companies and educational institutions optimise their training programmes with his practical and innovative teaching methods.

His work has made the German dual training system recognised and adaptable worldwide.

Professional career

“I laid the foundations for my professional career with my training as a bank clerk and my degree in economics at the long-distance University of Hagen. My diverse experiences as an authorised signatory, interim manager and managing director of various companies shaped my path. It ultimately led me to my true passion: supporting companies in training and further education.

Since 2007, I have assisted companies as a Corporate Learning Consultant to support their education strategy. I deepened my expertise through my doctorate at the renowned Humboldt University in Berlin in the subject of educational science: Business Education.

My PhD thesis, which I successfully completed in 2017, is entitled: “Certificates as trust substitutes. The emergence of trust in systems and institutions. Which relevance does ISO 9001 have in relation to educational services?”

My wide-ranging, practical knowledge is based on many further training courses, my lecturing activities and frequent publications. As the founder and heart of this company, I bring my expertise and passion to every consultation and every training session to strengthen and develop people in companies.”

My expertise

As an organisational consultant and trainer ...

… I advise organisations based in Germany and abroad.

I deliver in-house seminars as well as web-based training on all topics related to vocational training and cooperation within the company (also in English).

Complex subjects are taught so that every participant can use what they have learned on the job from day one.

My seminars and workshops are based on action-oriented methods and techniques such as group work and simulations. To ensure that they can continue learning independently,

To enable learners to continue learning independently, I offer access to the COLCONS Academy . I also support companies in planning and creating their learning management systems.


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Qualifications and advanced training

2024 – Re-Certification as Microsoft 365 Certified – Teams Administrator Associate (Microsoft)

2022 – MicroMasters Program: Instructional Design and Technology (University of Maryland)

2021 – Microsoft 365 Certified – Teams Administrator Associate certification (Microsoft).

2020 – Advanced training as a systemic stress prevention trainer (Scientific Institute for Systemic Psychology and Organizational Consulting)

2017 – Doctorate in Educational Sciences: Business Education (Humboldt University Berlin)

2016 – Reputation Management in a Digital World (MOOC – Curtin University)

2013 – Foreign language training English (Wallstreet Institute)

2012 – Action Learning Coach in London (WIAL – World Institute for Action Learning)

2011 – Leading employees through change processes (TATA Interactive)

2009 – Mediator (Long distance University of Hagen)

2009 – Authorized seminar trainer for TOPSIM business management games

2007 – „Train the Trainer“ (IHK Berlin)

Voluntary activities

IHK Berlin Chairman of the Examination Board “Certified Vocational Educators

Expert’s activity

2010 – Member of the DIHK expert commission for the development of the framework curriculum for the advanced training qualification “Certified Vocational Educator

2009 – External examiner of the nationwide DIHK textbook “Training of trainers – according to the new AEVO 2009”.

Publications and Speeches

2017 – Speakers at the festive event of DKB Deutsche Kredit Bank on the occasion of “10 Years of Training”

2014 – Author of textbooks for the distance learning institute of Beuth University for the course “Geprüfte Betriebswirte (IHK)”.

2012 – Author of the nationwide DIHK textbook “Certified Vocational Educators – Personnel Development and Consulting “.

2011 – Keynote speaker of the forum “Action-oriented Examinations” on the occasion of the 2nd Examiners’ Conference for honorary examiners in vocational education and training of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK)

2010 – Author of the nationwide DIHK textbook “Certified Vocational Educators – Vocational Pedagogical Action in Areas of Vocational Training

Frequently asked questions

You will find answers to frequently asked questions about Dr Daniel Büttner’s work and how to contact him.

What are the main focuses of Dr Büttner's work?

Dr Büttner focuses on dual vocational training, management consulting, digital education and international projects.

What projects has Dr Büttner successfully implemented in the past?

He has successfully implemented numerous projects in dual vocational training and digital education, including international collaborations and customised training programmes.

How can I reach Dr Büttner?

You can reach Dr Büttner via the contact form on our website.

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