12.0 - Staff Development and Talent Management

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The Department of Staff Development and Talent Management belongs to RWTH Aachen Central University Administration and has one subdivision.


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Our Responsibilities

RWTH Aachen University is not only one of the most significant German universities and the largest employer in the local Städteregion – it is also a place where people learn, research, work, and interact with each other.

The staff at Department 12.0 will accompany you in discovering your potentials and talents, finding the right career path for you, and developing your skills in a targeted manner. They are happy to inform, advise, and support you at any time as a sparring partner and develop tools that you can use, for example, as a manager in your own staff development work with your team.

Career Development for Young Researchers

Highly qualified young researchers are one of the most important factors for ensuring research competence and the innovative spirit at RWTH in the long term. We therefore particularly want to support doctoral candidates, postdocs, and advanced talents in their interdisciplinary development and to point out attractive career opportunities within and outside of academia. On the following page, you will find an overview of our offers.

Skills Development for Leaders

We are convinced that highly competent and contemporary leadership is the basis for a sustainable and healthy work culture and thus for excellent research, teaching, and administration. We support prospective and experienced leaders with high-quality continuing education offerings, coaching, or individual consultations. On the following page, you will find more information about leadership at RWTH.

Continuing Education for All Employees

The world of work is subject to constant change, leading to ever new requirements, activities, and job profiles. We support non-professorial academic staff plus technical and administrative employees with a contemporary and comprehensive range of seminars for individual qualification and further development.

Holistic Health Management

We are particularly conscious of creating learning, research, and working conditions at RWTH that are oriented to a healthy lifestyle. This also particularly applies to the health awareness of students and employees, which we actively promote through various different measures. You can get an overview in our Health Portal.



Name Contact
Dr. Alan Hansen
Phone: +49 241 80 90300

Koordinatorin Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement (BGM)
Dipl.-Sportwiss. Julia Reißen
Phone: +49 241 80 95266

Beate Wassenberg-Schüren M. A.Phone: +49 241 80 93941

Abteilungsleitung 12.1
Barbara Göbbels M. A.
Phone: +49 241 80 99525

Center for Professional Leadership (CPL)
stellv. Abteilungsleiterin
Dipl.-Ing. Dagmar Grübler
Phone: +49 241 80 99120

Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS)
Leiterin CDS
Doris Frank M. A.
Phone: +49 241 80 94042

Thomas Czirnich M. A.Phone: +49 241 80 99527

Veranstaltungsmanagement & Controlling
Juliane MühlenbruchPhone: +49 241 80 99119

Ralitza BliznakovPhone: +49 241 80 99118

Veranstaltungsmanagement & Sekretariat
Jannik BraßPhone: +49 241 80 94413

Aktivitäten in der Personalentwicklung
Dipl.-Betriebsw. Odile ClaveryPhone: +49 241 80 99524

Dipl.-Kff. Alexandra PanofenPhone: +49 241 80 99526

Dipl.-Verw. Wirtin (FH) Vera SevenichPhone: +49 241 80 96880

Natascha MeyerPhone: +49 241 80 98796

Gabriele WondafrashPhone: +49 241 80 93669

Jonas Salz B. A.Phone: +49 241 80 90222

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ramona BöingPhone: +49 241 80 90221

Susanne Jahnel M. A.Phone: +49 241 80 90459