The Goerdeler Kolleg is a one-year professional development program for committed leaders who champion social responsibility in public administration, business, and civil society.
The Kolleg focuses on providing scientifically sound and hands-on training in good governance and public innovation. In three international seminars, participants strengthen their knowledge and skills in good governance, transsectoral cooperation, and innovation management. They receive exclusive insights into political, business, and social organizations and can build a valuable network among decision-makers and experts. In various training modules, they advance their project management as well as leadership and innovation skills. With the support of experienced project managers, each participant implements a good governance project in their home organization, strengthening transparency, participation, and due process in their societies. Following the completion of the program, the international networks of program partners continue to provide a diverse offering to support the alumni’s social commitment. The Carl Friedrich Goerdeler Kolleg for Good Governance is a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung conducted in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Prof. Günter Verheugen, former Vice-President of the European Commission, runs the program as the Kolleg’s director. Since 2001, close to 400 people from 15 countries have participated in the program. The program language is German.