Customized Programs

For our tailor-made short-term programs, we pool academic expertise with client-oriented coordination offering you substantial and methodologically profound further training for executives and mid-career professionals from public administration and management, development cooperation, NGOs and other sectors. We deliver subject-specific depth as well as opportunities for transfer and our programs benefit from our networks at the University of Potsdam, in the public sector and development cooperation.

Seminar, training, workshop, summer school, study tour or other formats – we design your program according to your needs and demands.

Thematically focused

We make your topic our own and stand for

  • Academic expertise
  • Methodological diligence
  • Commitment to your concerns
  • Innovative formats


We appreciate the knowledge and the experience of our participants and stand for

  • Peer learning approaches
  • Networking and teambuilding
  • Participant support
Professional Coordination and Facilitation

Each of our executive training programs is designed and accompanied by a skilled member of our coordination team and benefits from our long-standing experience with national and international partners. We offer a tailored choice of topics, speakers and didactic methods, professional facilitation and managerial support.

Based on our own resources and rooted in our networks at the University of Potsdam, we combine knowledge-based and competence-oriented training formats in an interdisciplinary and interactive learning atmosphere. Our in-house event management service ensures the smooth organization of event logistics – at the University of Potsdam or at a venue of your choice

We are happy to prepare an individual offer for you combining the required topics and methods catering to your organization’s demands.

Fields of Expertise

Focus Public Policy & Administration

  • Good Governance
  • Public Sector Modernization
  • New Public Management
  • Better Regulation
  • Decentralization
  • Leadership and Human Resource Management for the Public Sector
  • Local Governance
  • Citizen Participation

Focus Skills Training and Coaching

  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • Leadership & Management Skills
  • Project Management
  • Teambuilding
  • Networking
  • Change Management
Beyond that, we are keen to develop formats for other topics in the context of public governance and management – for example previously:
  • Groundwater Resource Management
  • Disaster Risk Management



First Steps

We are looking forward to hear from you.

We are happy to advice you on

  • Topics and methods
  • Speakers, trainers, facilitators, and coaches
  • Institutional visits / study visits
  • Event logistics (venue, catering, transfers etc.)
  • Accommodation
  • Sightseeing and socializing

Our services comprise

  • Coordination of the course delivery and speaker inquiries
  • Course preparation and course materials
  • Contract management
  • Facilitation/moderation of the program
  • Support for the participants




Viktoriia Kshniaskina

Project Assistant


Visitor's Address
UP Transfer GmbH
at the University of Potsdam
Campus Griebnitzsee
House 7, Room 224
August-Bebel-Straße 89
14482 Potsdam