Individualised executive seminars and academic certificates for professionals
Do you want to refine your professional profile but your schedule just doesn't allow for a part-time degree? We have just the right upskilling solution for you!
Choose from our online and onsite seminars (2-4 days), skills trainings, and academic certificates and design your individual learning experience.
Our offer comprises of seminars on crisis and change management, leadership, health governance, public sector innovation, digital transformation and artificial intellligence and many more. Registration is possible throughout the year, with most courses taking place on an annual basis.
Reconnecting with the academic world inspires you and you want to take a deeper dive?
You already took the first step! Credits from our seminars are transferable to the Executive Master of Public Administration.
Our executive seminars introduce professionals to current practices in public management, leadership, and governance. They allow them to sharpen their skills and offer a forum for exchange at the interface of the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Participants are introduced to the main academic concepts in a specific field, as well as their practical application. They work on case studies and discuss phenomena against the background of their own experience.
Participants can register for single seminars based on their professional needs and scheduling requirements.
Our skills training help participants attain up-to-date knowledge and develop useful skills that can be directly applied in the workplace.
Participants can register for skills training based on their professional needs and scheduling requirements.
The Berlin Workshop allows participants to experience the German machinery of government and policy-making first-hand and ineract with experts, policy-makers, and practitioners working in and for the German government system.
The Brussels Workshop familiarises participants with European decision-making and includes meetings with high-level representatives from European institutions, associations, NGOs, and companies.
Executive certificates provide a practical solution for professionals seeking to improve their skills and expand their network. By combining selected seminars, participants can choose between seven Hertie School certificates and two certificates in cooperation with ESCP Europe (see section "Joint Executive Certificates" below).
Each certificate requires participants to successfully complete three seminars/workshops and one skills training. To sucessfully conclude a certificate programme participants complete seminar grading requirements and follow-up assignments. With a certificate, participants earn 11 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.
Credits can be transferred to the Executive Master of Public Administration programme, should participants consider enrolling at a later stage. Tuition fees paid for the seminar or certificate programme can be offset against the Executive Master tuition fees.
- Certificate in Leadership and Management
- Certificate in Public Financial Management and Methods
- Certificate in Intersectoral Management
- Certificate in Public Sector Innovation
- Certificate in Global Policy and Diplomacy
- Certificate in Digital Transformation
- Certificate in Management in the Public Sector
Hertie School-ESCP Europe Certificate Series
The Hertie School - ESCP Europe Certificate Series is a set of unique short-term executive programmes for managers working at the intersection of business, politics and civil society. Certificates each consist of three to four seminars (with 9-10 days in total), and address issues related to general management such as leadership, strategy and decision-making. Most seminars take place on an annual basis, either at ESCP Business School (Berlin Campus) or at the Hertie School.
Each certificate requires participants to successfully complete all seminars within two years. Credits can be transferred to ESCP Business School's Executive MBA programme and Hertie School's Executive MPA programme.
- Certificate in Leadership in Business, Politics and Society
- Certificate in Strategy and Decision-Making in Business, Politics and Society
Why choose Open Executive Courses at the Hertie School?
Study tailored to individual needs and interests
International faculty and experts, participants from the public, non-profit, and business sectors
Central location in Berlin, a vibrant hub of European public dialogue
Option to transfer credits to the Executive MPA programme
Registration is possible throughout the year
What you need to apply
- Higher education degree
- At least three years of relevant work experience
- Fluency in English
- Executive Seminars (3 days): 1,890 euros per seminar
- Skills Training (2 days): 1,890 euros per seminar
- Workshops (4 days): 3,000 euros per seminar
- Executive Certificates (9-12 days/4 courses) 7,560 euros per certificate (7,700 euros if certificate includes a workshop)