Center for Staff Development
Key Competencies for EmployeesCopyright: © Thilo Vogel
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The Center for Staff Development, CSD for short, is a significant pillar of staff development at RWTH and the central point of contact, advice, and continuing education for acquiring key competencies. The Center is open to all RWTH employees in science, science management, and technology and administration.
Our working world is dynamic, flexible, and ever-changing. When it comes to lifelong learning, we are facing the challenge of needing to continuously develop our competencies. We are always available to help you reflect on career issues and potential continuing education measures on equal footing. With our wide range of open and free continuing education seminars per year, we cover a whole variety of different needs from specialist topics (e.g., handicraft, technical, legal knowledge) to interdisciplinary topics (e.g., communication, stress and self-management, language skills).
We also offer certificate courses and structured advanced training courses, for which we will be happy to advise you personally. If you need a customized training program for your team or would like to initiate team development measures, we will also support you with the concept, methodology, and content of said measures.
* This program is targeted at postdocs and non-professorial academic staff. Offers for doctoral candidates and professors are available at the Doctoral Academy and the Center for Professional Leadership (CPL), respectively. Postdocs in the qualification phase can also benefit from the Postdoc Academy offers.
Good to Know
Successful Research Needs Professional Management
The RWTH Research Manager Certificate Course develops contemporary professional skills in research and third-party funding management, technology transfer, marketing, and research collaborations, and personal development.
Earn Qualifications to Get Ahead in Your Career
The CSD offers advanced training courses for technical and administrative employees. We would be happy to provide you with information on the H2 Qualification Course for Modern University Administration and the IT2 Advanced Training Course for Employees in the IT Sector.
External Offers for Continuing Education Offers for RWTH Staff
In addition to the wide range of services we offer at the CSD, other external providers are available to help you develop your key competencies:
- Interuniversity training courses at HÜF NRW
- The Training Institute of the NRW Ministry of the Interior: Akademie Mont Cenis
- State Office Information and Technology North Rhine-Westphalia: IT.NRW
- NRW Accident Insurance Office
Please feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities of pursuing a continuing education program.
Further Offers at RWTH
Equal opportunities and Family-Friendly University
In addition to the Equal Opportunities Office, IGaD also provides advice and support to help you balance family life with your studies, research, or career.
Occupational social counseling
Our In-House Social and Psychosocial Counseling Center for Employees offers supervision, coaching, and consulting for managers, change management, team coaching, and team development measures as well as health care and prevention.
In addition to the External Funding Portal, the Division 4.2 – Management of Third-Party Funds Team offers you personal support in the acquisition, quality assurance, and central administration of external funding – from the idea to the management of large-scale projects.
Health management at RWTH – promoting health and well-being
RWTH's Health Management Team emphasizes a strong focus on employee health, bolstered by their comprehensive range of services.
Supporting young academics
The Center for Young Academics, CYA for short, is the central point of contact for information, career development, and networking for doctoral candidates, postdocs, and Advanced Talents at RWTH. Here, young academics receive detailed advice and close guidance at all career stages.