Executive Seminar

Digital transformation

The digital revolution is a complex and ubiquitous phenomenon, touching upon all aspects of social, political and economic life. Private and public sector institutions such as political parties, public administrations, civil society organisations and companies are changing the way they work or their provision of services. This seminar addresses the following key questions: Does technology destroy or create jobs? What are the implications for labour markets, skilling and learning? It considers the implications of blurring industry boundaries and rapidly shifting citizen and customer expectations. Furthermore, participants are enabled to better understand the resulting implications for leadership and management in public and private organisations.

This seminar combines academic and practitioners' perspectives on digital transformation. Participants receive insights into its impact on the policy field and actionable insights for policymaking and organisational governance.

This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate in Leadership and Management, the Certificate in Intersectoral Management, the Certificate in Public Sector Innovation, the Certificate in Stakeholder Communication, or the Certificate in Digital Transformation.

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


  • 2.5 days in Berlin, as well as additional time for the preparation of the seminar
  • No follow-up assignment is required

Seminar times

  • Day 1: 11:00 - 20:00
  • Day 2:   9:00 - 18:00
  • Day 3:   9:00 - 16:00

Seminar fee

€ 1,690

Seminar 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.

Seminar fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminar, beverages in the Hertie School cafeteria (open on weekdays), certificate of attendance. 

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.

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