Positive Leadership, Resilience, and Sustainable Business: New Course Topics Added to Freie Universität Berlin’s International Continuing Education Program

Certificate courses in the FUB-ContinuEd program impart new skills for work and everyday life in spring 2024

FUB-ContinuEd, the international continuing education program of Freie Universität Berlin, will be offering its online and on-site certificate courses for lifelong learners from all over the world starting in January 2024. Three new topics will be added to the course portfolio: "Positive Leadership and Change Management," "Resilience and Stress Management," and "Sustainable Business." Participants can also take introductory courses on diversity management and sustainability or enhance their skills in intercultural communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving. The courses are subject to a fee and are designed to be taken part-time.

The international certificate courses are especially designed for people who want to supplement their professional qualifications with practical skills to help them navigate an increasingly globalized workplace.The aim of FUB-ContinuEd is to address a broad range of cross-sector topics that help participants to deal with pressing social issues and changes in their professional world. New to the course portfolio are the topics "Positive Leadership and Change Management," "Resilience and Stress Management," as well as "Sustainable Business." Dr. Kristina Rödder, program director of FUB-ContinuEd, explains, "These topics are close to our hearts and play an important role in many professional contexts. How can we lead employees in times of uncertainty and change in an empathetic, motivating, and strength-oriented way? How can we recognize and reduce our individual stress stimuli at work and in everyday life? How can we reconcile ethical and entrepreneurial behavior? These are questions that we would like to answer in our new training courses."

Over a period of seven to nine weeks, online classes impart findings from current research to participants and link that knowledge to the practical demands of the workplace. With live online sessions and self-study phases, the courses offer participants flexibility in terms of when and how they organize their learning. The courses, most of which are held in English, take place in small groups and enable participants from all time zones around the world to engage in an intensive and in-depth exchange.

In addition to the online offerings, there are on-site courses in German that take place on the campus of Freie Universität Berlin. Individually tailored continuing education courses for closed groups can also be held on request. The course program is subject to a fee and is designed to fit around work and study schedules. Upon successful completion, participants are rewarded with a certificate from Freie Universität Berlin.

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Course Dates:

Online courses: www.continued.fu-berli­n.de/Onlin­e-Courses/­index.html
  • Academic Writing in German
    January 11- March 7, 2024 (Registration Deadline: December 14, 2023)
  • Less Conflict, More Cooperation: Mindful Communication in the Workplace
    February 5 - March 18, 2024 (Registration Deadline: January 8, 2024)
  • Think Global, Act Local: Finding Solutions for Sustainability Challenges
    February 5 - March 18, 2024 (Registration Deadline: January 8, 2024)
  • Sustainable Business - An Ethical Approach to Entrepreneurship
    February 6 - March 19, 2024 (Registration Deadline: January 9, 2024)
  • Switching Perspectives: Intercultural Communication and (Digital) Cross-Cultural Collaboration
    February 7 - March 20, 2024 (Registration Deadline: January 10, 2024)
  • Diversity Management in International Context
    February 8 - March 21, 2024 (Registration Deadline: January 11, 2024)
  • Problem-Solving Skills for Multi-Stakeholder Challenges
    February 8 - March 21, 2024 (Registration Deadline: January 11, 2024)
  • Positive Leadership and Change Management: Mastering Current and Future Challenges
    February 26 - April 8, 2024 (Registration Deadline: January 29, 2024)   
  • Resilience and Mindful Stress Prevention
    (Details will be online soon)


For online courses, financial support is possible in Brandenburg through the Bildungsscheck.

On-site courses:


    Positive Futures - Die Hoffnungswerkstatt
    February 23 - June 22, 2024 (Registration Deadline: January 26, 2024)
    www.continued.fu-be­rlin.de/Ex­tracurricu­lar/Positi­ve-Futures

    Conflict Management Through Mindful Communication
    April 12/13, 2024 (Registration Deadline: March 15, 2024)
    www.continued.fu-ber­lin.de/On-­Site-Cours­es/Conflic­t-Manageme­nt-and-Com­munication



The course is recognized as "educational leave" in line with the Berliner Bildungszeitgesetz (BiZeitG) and the Brandenburger Bildungsurlaub (BbgWBG). Financial support is also possible in Brandenburg through the Bildungsscheck.

On-demand courses upon request: www.continued.fu-berlin­.de/On-Dem­and-Course

The Latin words veritas, justitia, and libertas, which frame the seal of Freie Universität Berlin, stand for the values that have defined the academic ethos of Freie Universität since its founding in December 1948.



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