Executive Education

Hertie School Innovation programme

In a 5- or 6-day programme, professionals are enabled to develop key competencies and skills which deepen their knowledge of how and when innovation can be a driver of social and organisational change.

Participants of the Hertie School Innovation Programme select two courses, either one Executive Seminar and one Skills Training or two Executive Seminars:

Executive Seminars*

    Skills Trainings*

    *Participants make their choice.

    All courses take place at the Hertie School in Berlin. Most courses take place on an annual basis.

    Target group

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



    • Higher education degree
    • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
    • Good knowledge of English


    • Participation in two courses (5 days in total) in Berlin.
    • No follow-up assignment is required. Participants who wish to continue with a Certificate programme or the Executive MPA Programme may acquire ECTS credits, which can be transferred to these programmes.

    Seminar times

    • The Executive Seminars will start at 11am on the first day and end at 4pm on the third day.
    • The Skills Trainings take place from 9am - 6pm on both days.

    Seminar fee

    € 3,380

    The fee for the Hertie School Innovation Programme is 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.

    Fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminars, beverages, final certificate.

    Terms and Conditions



    Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.