Strategy and Leadership (not only) in International Relations: Defining purpose, creating impact, and maintaining motivation

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Freie Universität Berlin
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Monday, 10 June, 2024 to Friday, 14 June, 2024
Registration fee:
0 €
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Wednesday, 7 February, 2024
Accommodation not provided
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In case of questions, remarks, or other issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Team.

Ms. Stefanie Ritter and Ms. Jasmina Eminic
Academic Relations
Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18
14195 Berlin


Are you a professional working in Communication and Marketing, Innovation Offices, International Offices, University Libraries, Strategy and Leadership or Welcome Services for Staff?

We are happy to invite you to participate in Freie Universität Berlin’s 12th International Staff Training Week, which will take place for five full days from June 10 to June 14, 2024.

Five units of Freie Universität Berlin’s central university administration, the Office of Communication and Marketing, Profund Innovation, the University Library, the Welcome Service within FUB's Personnel Division as well as the Office of International Affairs have created a total of six interactive programs to engage with colleagues from all over the world during the five-day event. The programs will allow enough time for sharing expertise, developing competences and peer learning as well as for networking, strengthening partnerships and socially interacting with colleagues from all tracks.


Strategy and Leadership (not only) in International Relations: Defining purpose, creating impact, and maintaining motivation

The program is tailored for university professionals that work in international settings and deal with questions of strategy, management, and leadership. Those topics usually go hand in hand, and often, they tend to overwhelm us: we need to define strategies, implement the next steps, manage our teams, keep up the motivation, and navigate international academic relations in contexts with an ever-increasing complexity.

How can we formulate strategies that align with our institutional goals? Which skills do we need to manage effectively? Which tools do we need to navigate the complexities of our settings? Can we increase our own adaptability? Over the course of this program, we will delve into key aspects of strategy and leadership, providing a holistic approach to effectively manage and enhance international initiatives at universities. We will exchange good practice of multi-stakeholder management in international relations and explore – your! - unique solutions to common problems. And while we learn a lot, we will also enlarge our support network of a fun crowd of international colleagues.

Note: while we have an international starting point, the program is also suitable for colleagues from other parts of the university – we just believe that all parts of our institutions are touched by internationalization.



If you are interested in participating in one of the tracks, we invite you to fill in the online application form on our website. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2024. The selection will be made on the basis of the information provided in the application form and the results will be emailed to all applicants in early March 2024. Please do not make travel arrangements before your participation is confirmed.



The language of the Staff Training Week is English, so fluency in English (speaking, listening, reading, writing) is required.


Please have a look at the attached draft program and get in touch with us in case of questions. The draft programs will be updated after the selection phase ended to also include input and good practice from participants. 

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