Politics and economics are no longer separate areas. The interaction and links between the two sectors have increased dramatically during the recent years due to a step-up in market regulations and compliance protocols. Furthermore, the set of stakeholders that have gained influence in the decision-making processes of businesses has expanded steadily, reflecting a mature civil society. Nevertheless, both sectors still have different governance requirements and distinct functionalities that challenge these essential ties and mutual understanding. At the same time, civil society organisations have witnessed a dramatic rise in their importance and influence.
This certificate focuses on the interface between these three sectors. The ability to capture opportunities and to cooperate with other sectors will be a key competence acquired, driving the transformation to a government that has the necessary governance capabilities.
Three of the following seminars*
- Public sector innovation (07 - 09 October 2021)
- Strategic and performance management (11 - 13 October 2021)
- Designing, leading and growing organisations (25 - 27 October 2021)
- Global regulatory power (15 - 17 November 2021)
- Economics for policymakers (29 November - 02 December 2021)
- Social innovation and entrepreneurship (09 - 11 December 2021)
- European Union governance (03 - 05 February 2022)
- Sustainability (17 - 19 March 2022)
- Inclusive organisations in the digital age (25 - 27 April 2022)
- Smart decisions in government and business (30 May - 01 June 2022)
- Workshop in Brussels (14 - 17 June 2022)
One of the following skills trainings*
- Managing non-profit and non-governmental organisations (18 - 19 November 2021)
- Management of transformation and innovation projects (03 - 04 December 2021)
- Data skills (24 - 25 February 2022)
- Negotiation and mediation (24 - 25 March 2022)
- Writing for policymakers (07 - 08 April 2022)
- Political communication (02 - 03 May 2022)
- Scenario-building and foresight (02 - 03 June 2022)
*Participants make their choice.
Most courses take place on an annual basis.
Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)
- Higher education degree
- At least three years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
- Good knowledge of 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.
€ 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 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 in Berlin, workshops take place in London or Brussels.
Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.