Governing in Global Crises: The Hertie School’s New Online Certificate

The Hertie School’s Certificate on Governance of Global Crises, launched in April 2020, gives policy experts the skills to effectively manage crisis responses at the local, national and global level. While the current global health emergency has suspended business as usual, your career as a civil servant, lawmakers’ adviser, public sector consultant, data analyst, human rights activist, or manager in an international organisation is not on hold. Now is the time to develop your skills in managing challenges that arise in times of large-scale crises. 

Bringing together academics and practitioners from different areas in one (virtual) room, we can turn this moment of paralysis into a fresh start – driven by creative thinking as we look at ways to foster cross-sector and transnational responses in the context of an outbreak. 

“Facing an unprecedented challenge to our way of life, a university must be at the forefront of sharing insights and venture into modelling and forecasting”, says Henrik Enderlein, President of the Hertie School. "Chaos", added Thomas Losse-Müller, former State Secretary for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and a course instructor, "can also spark innovation: We need to wire ourselves differently when looking at a sustained period of global uncertainty”.

“Crisis Communication for the Public Sector”

taught by Andrea Römmele, Dean of Executive Education and Professor of Communication in Politics and Civil Society

“Future Uncertain: Foresight and Scenario Approaches for Policy and Management”

taught by Helmut K. Anheier, Professor of Sociology and former president of the School

“Learning from China?”

taught by Svenja Falk, Fellow and external lecturer at the Hertie School | Managing Director at Accenture

“Infectious Diseases and Pharmaceutical Research & Development”

taught by Mujaheed Shaikh, Professor of Health Governance

“Cross-sector Innovation in Times of Outbreaks”

taught by Josef Lentsch, Managing Partner of the Innovation in Politics Institute Germany

“Constitutional Law in Times of Emergency”

taught by Mark Dawson, Professor of European Law and Governance, and Pierre Thielbörger, Professor of German Public Law and International Law at the Ruhr University Bochum

“Demographics, Deaths and Epidemics”

taught by Michaela Kreyenfeld, Professor of Sociology

“Human Rights-Based Decision Making: Legal and Ethical Dimensions”

taught by Başak Çalı, Professor of International Law and Director of the School's Centre for Fundamental Rights

“Crisis Management, Coordination and Capacities”

taught by Thurid Hustedt, Professor of Public Administration and Management, and Kai Wegrich, Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy

Highlight: Successful leadership in times of crises

The real test of leadership does not occur when everything is smooth sailing. Leadership is tested during a crisis. How a leader behaves and acts during a crisis with no time to prepare will establish their credentials as good or bad leader.

Check out what Johanna Mair, Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership
has to say on the subject. 

What’s the Certificate about?

This new programme takes into account a variety of sectoral perspectives reflected in the modular structure of the certificate. Outbreaks create massive upheaval in a broad range of policy areas, all of which require urgent coordinated responses. In order to act effectively, policy leaders must understand how to formulate and execute preparedness strategies that mitigate the impact of global crises and also devise responses when they occur. This must take place in close collaboration with transnational actors and institutions, together with the global business community and civil societies where people may see their rights curtailed through emergency measures.

Renowned Hertie School faculty and experts from the school’s academic and policymaking network provide timely expertise on public sector challenges in areas such as healthcare system capacity, decision making without reliable data, crisis communications, the macroeconomic consequences of pandemics, the future of human rights protection in the age of data tracing, forecasting and scenario-building, and many more.

To obtain the Certificate, participants can define their area of focus by freely combining at least five modules of their choice. All modules will be taught online in late Summer and Autumn 2020.

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How is the curriculum structured?

5 days of courses = 1 Certificate ‘Governing in Global Crises’

To earn the Certificate, participants must complete five days of courses and are free to choose a combination of 0.5-day and 1-day courses to fulfil this requirement. Participants can design their own training plan and reconcile this investment in their professional career with other requirements that come with working and learning from home.

For instance, participants may choose to take three 1-day courses and four 0.5-day courses.

3 x 1-day +  4 x 0.5 day = 5 days of courses

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How much does it cost?

700 EUR for one-day courses (400 EUR for half-day courses), 3,300 EUR for the five-day Certificate.

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How do I sign up?

Interested particpants and organisations should contact our Executive Education team at executive[at]hertie-school[dot]org. Individual courses are being set up on a rolling basis based on participant interest.

Most courses can be delivered in English and German. Exceptions are highlighted in the respective course descriptions (see below) – please be in touch with us regarding your language preference.

Exact dates for each course will be scheduled in coordination with participants and the instructor after you register. Payment is only due after the date of the module is agreed upon.

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Facilitators

  • Andrea Römmele, Dean of Executive Education and Professor of Communication in Politics and Civil Society at the Hertie School

  • Helmut K. Anheier, Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School

  • Rolf Alter, Hertie Fellow

  • Svenja Falk, Hertie Fellow, Managing Director, Accenture Research

  • Wolfgang Sporrer, Hertie Fellow, former Regional Manager Caspian Region, OMV Gas and Power

  • Mark Hallerberg, Dean of Research and Faculty und Professor of Public Management and Political Economy at the Hertie School

  • Mujaheed Shaikh, Professor of Health Governance at the Hertie School

  • Mark Dawson, Professor of European Law and Governance at the Hertie School

  • Pierre Thielbörger, Hertie Adjunct, Professor of German Public Law and International Law at the Ruhr University Bochum

  • Michaela Kreyenfeld, Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School

  • Christian Hesse, Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Stuttgart

  • Thurid Hustedt, Professor of Public Administration and Management at the Hertie School

  • Kai Wegrich, Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy at the Hertie School

  • Josef Lentsch, Managing Partner of the Innovation in Politics Institute Germany

  • Dennis J. Snower, Professor of Macroeconomics and Sustainability at the Hertie School

  • Başak Çalı, Professor of International Law at the Hertie School and Director of the School's Centre for Fundamental Rights

  • Gerald Knaus, founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI)

  • Anke Hassel, Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School

  • Cornelia Hulla, Founder and Director of Boson Dynamics GmbH