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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 making competences 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 and others in a leadership position within the Berlin University Alliance as well.

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Daniel Wrede is a freelance trainer, lecturer and coach for universities and scientific institutions - regionally and nationally active in consulting firms - trained as a coach - at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FHDW) Hannover professor for business psychology - and privately: family man - photographer - guitar player

Dates: The program will be offered in four modules. The dates 2023 are already fully booked.

Dates for 2024 are April 25, May 16, June 06 to June 18

and September 17, October 01, November 12, November 26.

Applications are now possible. Please send an informal e-mail to mareike.behmann@charite.de to be put on the waiting list. The first and fourth event will be held in presence, the second and third will be held online. For family-friendliness reasons, no events will be held during the Berlin school vacations. 

Registration: Please note: Your program registration includes participation in all four half-day workshops. The dates cannot be booked individually.

When registering for the flagship program "Effective and efficient decision making - lead confidently in challenging situations", please indicate how long you have been employed in a leadership position at a university/ Charité and how long you have been in your current position and if you are working in a project of the Berlin University Alliance. Thank you! We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program.

As far as possible, places are allocated on a gender-parity basis and equally distributed among the four BUA-partners FU, HU, TU and Charité. You will receive a final confirmation/refusal of participation in the program after the application deadline.

Please contact

Dr. Mareike Behmann
Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (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 of BIH Biomedical Innovation Academy; 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