Executive Education

Hertie School Communication Programme

In a 5-day programme, professionals are enabled to develop key competencies and skills in communication.

Participants of the Hertie School Communication Programme visit the following Executive Seminar and choose one Skills Training:

Executive Seminar

    Skills Trainings*

    *Participants make their choice.

    All courses take place at the Hertie School of Governance in central 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.
    • Additional time for the preparation of the Executive Seminar "Political Communication".
    • 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 Seminar "Political Communication" 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 Communication 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.