Public Leadership for the 21st Century

Climate change, migration, or social justice – today's public leaders are confronted with a wide range of demanding challenges. At the same time, trust in politicians continues to decline and new forms of public leadership have sprung up. Activist movements like Fridays for Future and digital influencers have apparently gained an impressive impact on both election results and policy decisions. The public responsibility of private corporations and science is increasingly in the spotlight. To address current and future challenges, we need competent and highly motivated leaders, be they elected politicians, business leaders, officials, scientists, or activists. 

Course content:

The particpants will discuss and analyze:

  • Classical theories of Public Leadership
  • Adaptive Leadership concepts by Heifertz and Linsky
  • Realistic future leadership-scenarios of the participants
  • General challenges of the 21st century in realtion to the working environment of the participants
  • Feedback-concepts and self-leadership


The goal of this workshop is to introduce doctorate students and postdocs to public leadership in a practical way and to help them find out if they want to become public leaders themselves. Finally, the students apply their new insights and tools by developing speeches and videos that address public challenges.


This workshop is highly interactive and comprises many practical exercises. It allows the participants not only to acquire knowledge, but also to start developing practical skills and a helpful leadership mindset. 


Datum/Zeit 20.01.2023 09:00 Uhr - 27.01.2023 18:00 Uhr
Ort Online

VeranstalterGraduate School
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Die Veranstaltung findet ganztägig am 20. und am 27. Januar 2023 statt. Die genauen Anfangs- und Endzeiten werden noch bekanntgegeben. 

Zielgruppe Postdocs, Promovierende, Teilnehmende des Zertifikatsprogramms Leadership
Anmeldebeginn 03.05.2022 12:30 Uhr
Anmeldeschluss 06.01.2023 12:30 Uhr
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