I. Certificate in Leadership and Management

This certificate is designed for experienced professionals who would like to enhance their general management competencies. Professionals who complete this certificate are equipped with the latest concepts and practical tools in the field of leadership and management.

Participants look at selected cases and discuss their practical experience with each other. They learn how to develop their own leadership approach, structure complex decision-making processes and make effective use of resources, enhance their organisation’s strategic capacity, deal with crises and conflicts, initiate social innovation, and lead organisational change.

This certificate includes

Three of the following seminars (participants make their choice):


One of the following skills trainings (participants make their choice):

Target group 

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)


  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is 10 years)
  • Fluency in English 


  • Three seminars and one skills training, amounting to a total of 11-12 days
  • Additional time for the preparation of the seminars, as well as for the follow-up assignments
  • 11 ECTS credits are acquired

Costs per certificate:

 € 6,760

 € 6,900 if certificate programme includes a Workshop

Certificate fees are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses. 

Certificate fee includes (unless otherwise indicated): 

Attendance, online access to course literature before the seminars, materials during the seminars, beverages in the Hertie School of Governance cafeteria (open on weekdays), correction and rating of assignments, and a final certificate after full and successful attendance (11 ECTS credits are acquired). Participants of the certificate programme must complete the certificate within two years. Most courses take place on an annual basis. All seminars take place at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, workshops take place in London or Brussels. Terms and Conditions

Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. We kindly ask all applicants for the certificate programme to upload a short CV (in English or German) and their higher education diploma to the online application module. Admission is subject to availability.

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Contact the Executive Education Team

Phone: +49 (0)30 259 219 -117

E-Mail: executive(at)hertie-school.org