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Personnel Development Services for WU Professors

As a holder of an academic management position, you have special duties and responsibilities. To support you in your role and help you master the challenges you are facing in your day-to-day work as a supervisor, WU offers you the following services:

WU in-house training

In addition to our regular, open seminars and workshops for academic staff members – which you are of course cordially invited to attend – we offer workshops on special topics such as supervising employees, managing academic units, and other issues related to your role and responsibilities as a senior faculty member.

For detailed information on our workshops for management staff at academic units and the current workshop topics, please click here.


WU offers you the opportunity to use one-on-one coaching services as a highly personalized and efficient way of developing tailor-made solutions to deal with issues you are confronted with in your day-to-day work as a leader and supervisor.

We are working with a pool of over 40 external coaches from which you can choose the most appropriate coach for your specific needs. We are available to assist you in choosing a coach and discuss any questions you may have regarding our coaching services.

For detailed information on WU’s coaching services, please click here.

Unit-specific personnel development advisory services

In addition to our services for individuals with leadership responsibilities, we also support the heads of organizational units at WU with tailor-made personnel development services targeted at entire units or teams. Upon request, we are available to work with you to determine an approach that suits the specific needs of your unit, ranging from team development events and soft skills training workshops to change management services, English courses, and many other types of services. Our services for you include advice on technical aspects (appropriate formats and instruments, process design, choice of external trainers and/or advisors, etc.) as well as financial support.

For detailed information on our personnel development advisory services, please click here.

Media Law Support Service

The media law support service is aimed at WU researchers preparing to deliver high-publicity statements or interviews to the media. It gives faculty the opportunity to consult with media law experts before appearances in the media and can be used in agreement with the Personell Development Office.

You can find further information here.