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Berlin Leadership Academy

The Berlin Leadership Academy (BLA) coordinates the Leadership development in the name of Berlin University Alliance. The BLA expands the leadership trainings and enhances it to strengthen the Alliance.

The BLA addresses high executive personnel and supports them to improve their leadership competences and to network with their colleagues from other Universities. The main goal is getting a shared managerial cognition.

Flagship programs of the Berlin Leadership Academy

The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Freie Universität Berlin (FU), the Humboldt-University (HU) and the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) design new leadership development programs funded by the Berlin University Alliance to support the participants managing their challenges of human resources management: the programs include confident decision making in challenging situations (Charité), optimal handling with complex governance-structures (FU Berlin), developing personnel strengths and resources for leadership (TU Berlin). These flagship programs address professors having managerial responsibility within the Alliance or alliance-funded projects.

The Humboldt University has a flagship program fostering the leadership of female professors to contribute to the goal „Diversity und Gender Equality“ at the Berlin University Alliance.

Flagship program of the Charité

Effective and efficient decision making - lead confidently in challenging situations

Goal: This program supports the participants to improve their quality, speed and sustainability in making decisions and getting a sovereign handling with vague and complex situations. For this purpose the program conveys effective and efficient decision competences from the field of medicine and applys them to the university context. The program communicates a professional risk and fault management to recognize disruption, crises and adverse events early, to anticipate them and to face them target-oriented.

Target group: First of all this program aims professors, having managerial responsibility within the Alliance or alliance-funded projects (e. g. members of executive committees, executive board, Board of directors, directors of clusters of excellence, special research fields and other initiatives of the alliance). Furthermore all professors of Charité, FU, HU and TU can participate.

Extent: Two half-day workshops and one all-day-workshop in 2021

  • Workshop 1 on Friday, 01 October 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm: Efficient and effective decision making as an executive function (online)
  • Workshop 2 on Friday, 29 October 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm: Shared decision making (online)
  • Workshop 3 on Friday, 06 December 2021 from 9 am to 4 pm: Decision making – Learn from the experts (on-site expected)

There are 12 places in this flagship program and those will be evenly distributed to gender and University-affiliation (each three).

Registration is possible until August 20, 2021 via email to: Dr. Mareike Behmann.

Please contact

Dr. Mareike Behmann
Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)
Translationsforschungsbereich der Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin 
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2
10178 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)30 / 450 543 317
BIH Biomedical Innovation Academy
Head of the BIH Biomedical Innovation Academy (comm.) and head of project
Dr. Nathalie Huber (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

Additional programs of the Berlin Leadership Academy

In addition to the Charité flagship program, the Berlin Leadership Academy offers three other programs, each with a different focus, which are open to the responsible leaders of the Freie Universität Berlin (FU), the Humboldt Universität Berlin (HU), the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) and the Charité. In the area of non-professorial further training, the Berlin leadership academy bundles the further trainings of the BUA-Universities.

Additional programs of the Berlin Leadership Academy

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  • Dr. Nathalie Huber, BIH Charité Clinician Scientist Programm

    Dr. Nathalie Huber

    Head (interim) of BIH Biomedical Innovation Academy (BIA); Head of BIA Strategic Career Development & Talent Management; Head of Clinician Scientist Office

    Contact information
    Phone:+49 (0) 30 450 543 017
  • Dr. Mareike Behmann

    Coordinator Leadership Academy Initiatives

    Contact information
    Phone:+49 (0) 30 450 543 317