Post Graduate

Personal development & communication

level of course unit

1. Master cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

The participants:
• know different communication models and communication techniques (e.g. Pacing & Leading) and know how to apply them
• know the basics of rhetoric
• know the basics of NLP
• know how to compare their own self-perception with the perception of others
• know the basics of supervision and coaching and know how to apply them in practice
• know how to present and argue in a self-confident and professional way

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Fundamentals: Supervision and coaching theories with practical application
• Coaching approaches for executives and promoting resilience
• Rhetoric, conversation and presentation techniques
• Dealing with one's own limits: Identifying beliefs and blind spots
• Motivational theories

recommended or required reading

Clutterbuck, D. (2016): Coaching Supervision: A Practical Guide for Supervisees
Richter,K.F. (2015): Coaching als kreativer Prozess: Werkbuch für Coaching und Supervision mit Gestalt und System
Amecke, M. (2020): Basiswissen Systemisches Coaching: Grundlagen der Systemtheorie und Methodenkoffer
Khabyuk, O./ Peters H. (2018): Kommunikationsmodelle: Grundlagen - Anwendungsfelder - Grenzen
Schulenburg, N. (2017): Exzellent präsentieren: Die Psychologie erfolgreicher Ideenvermittlung – Werkzeuge und Techniken für herausragende Präsentationen

assessment methods and criteria

Presentation & Portfolio Work

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

ILV (Blended Learning, Inverted Classroom)

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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