Executive Seminar

Human resource management

This course gives an introduction into scope, key concepts and current challenges of human resource management in a public sector context. It provides an understanding of human resource management both from a legal and a social skill. Specific human resource techniques with regard to HR planning and performance management are discussed in a critical way and from different viewpoints, in order to avoid non-critical and/or mechanical interpretations of their meaning and utility.

Participants learn to understand human resource management policies and techniques and how they are related to organizational performance. The course gives an overview of various HR functions and issues such as job analysis, job profiles, recruitment and selection, motivation, performance appraisals and training and development. Students also learn to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of an organization's human resource management policies andpractices, and to develop specific recommendations for moving the organization towards a more effective human resource management.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should demonstrate knowledge and skill competencies such as

  • an understanding of human resource management from a system and a social skill perspective
  • an understanding of human resource management as a shared responsibility of the personnel management department and the line manager
  • the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of an organization’s human resource management policies and practices, and develop specific recommendations for moving the organization towards a more effective human resource management
  • the ability to discuss the most significant changes and challenges faced by public sector human resource management
  • and the ability to demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues in human resource management and the competencies to professionally respond to current challenges.

This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate in Leadership and Management or the Certificate in Public Sector Innovation.

Target group

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

Requirements

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

Workload

  • 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

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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