A successful modernisation of the public sector requires managers to have a thorough and up-to-date understanding of different approaches and the challenges to implementation. Managers are given insight into areas essential for a lasting modernisation of the public sector. They learn about public sector reform, how to enhance their organisation’s strategic capacity and how to lead change within an organisation: all essential skills for successfully managing modernisation projects.
Participants will also be introduced to modern leadership theories and concepts, learn about challenges and opportunities of digitalisation, improve their understanding of behavioural economics, and will discuss how and when innovation can be a driver of social change.
Three of the following seminars*
- Power and influence: Leadership in action (24 - 26 October 2022)
- Experimental methods (27 - 29 October 2022)
- Workshop in Berlin (29 November - 02 December 2022)
- Ethics and governance of digital technology (05 - 07 December 2022)
- Designing, leading and growing organisations (26 - 28 January 2023)
- Smart decisions in government and business (30 January - 01 February 2023)
- Budgeting and priority-setting in government (16 -18 February 2023)
- Social innovation and entrepreneurship (23 - 25 February 2023)
- Public sector innovation (16 - 18 March 2023)
- Evaluation, monitoring and design of policies and programmes (17 - 19 April 2023)
- Managing organisational change (20 - 22 April 2023)
- Good governance and anti-corruption (04 - 06 May 2023)
- Digital governance (11 - 13 May 2023)
- Workshop in Brussels (20 - 23 June 2023)
One of the following skills trainings*
- Negotiation and mediation (13 -14 October 2022)
- Managing partnerships and alliances (18-19 November 2022)
- Political communication (08 - 09 December 2022)
- Scenario-building and foresight (02 - 03 February 2023)
- Data skills (27 - 28 March 2023)
*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.
€ 7,700 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.