Valentin Wember, PhD, attended the Waldorf School in Krefeld, Germany. He studied philosophy, literature, music and science of education in Hamburg, Berlin and Stuttgart. In 1984, he did his doctorate under Karl Robert Mandelkow.
For 30 years, Wember worked with great conviction and enthusiasm as a Waldorf teacher in Stuttgart and Tübingen. He also worked in teacher training in the USA, Switzerland, Korea and Germany.
In the ‘90s, following a suggestion made by Jörgen Smit (1916-1991), he published several books on youth anthroposophy, among which were “The Will to be Free” (1991) and “The Power of Unterstanding” (1993).
Along with being a Waldorf teacher, Wember has worked for many years in organization development, e.g. for a large South-German trade association, with the emphasis on forms of management and change management.
Since publication of the book “Wille zur Verantwortung” (2012), Engl. „Sole Responsibility“(2014). Valentin Wember has worked in various Waldorf Schools as an organization developer. In 2014 he published „Willenserziehung“ („How to
Educate the Willing-forces. 60 Methods given by Rudolf Steiner.“)
Valentin Wember is a frequent speaker / lecturer.
The most requested lectures are:
The Three Mysteries of Strengthening the Willing-forces
The Pedagocial Importance of Responsibilty in Running a Waldorfschool
The Unknown Waldorf-education and it's 5 Dimensions
The Fourfold Way of Childstudy
How to Develope the Social Forces by Waldorf-education