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Long Night of Further Education

24th Long Night of Further Education on June 24 under the motto "Upswing for Your Career" to get underway at University of Hamburg

The broad scope of further education at universities is to be presented in a series of lectures, short workshops and information events during the upcoming “Long Night of Further Education”. Then, the focus will range from management and leadership, health and social issues to communication and criminology.

Collaboration among universities

A brief workshop called “Your voice works – how to let your personality ring through” by the actor Carolin Pohl will launch events at the Institut für Weiterbildung e.V. Visitors can get information about various qualifications at information stands. This year, the institute is co-operating with the Centre for Academic Continuing Education (AWW), the Further Education Centre at Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel as well as ZEPRA at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

Young companies and older staff

Sina Gritzuhn, co-founder of Hamburg Startups, will focus on, “What Makes Companies Innovative and Successful?” in her talk. Risks play a key role towards success. She noted: “Start-ups are pioneers. They fearlessly develop new business models and innovative ideas for products, which often do not yet have a market or replace old products in a disruptive way.” Kirsten Deinert, Head of the Human Resources Development Department at the Asklepios-Kliniken, will outline a pilot project at the Asklepios Klinik Barmbek on “Shaping Work in an Age-Based Way”. The project came second in the German BGM promotional prize.

Management and leadership

A lecture entitled “Searching for Super Talent” will be part of the management and leadership section. Sebastian Sukstorf, HR Developer, will highlight the characteristics of successful people and teams. In a talk called “More Respect, Please”, Dr. Peter Plöger will call for more relaxed communication at work. A workshop entitled “First Aid in Conflicts” given by Kathrin Zach, a psychologist and Sabine Ketels, mediator, will focus on looming rows at work and how to counteract them.

Sources and further information:

Institut für Weiterbildung e.V.

The Institut für Weiterbildung e.V. at the University of Hamburg organises and develops extra-occupational further education opportunities, which combine the latest scientific findings with practical experience. The offers range from series of seminars and certified courses right up to B.A. and M.A. study courses. The core competencies are in management qualifications and teaching business administration, legal and communication-orientated content. The institute also draws up in-house trainings and individual, tailor-made further education offers especially for medium-sized companies, authorities and institutes.

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