12.0 - Staff Development and Talent Management

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The Department of Staff Development and Talent Management is part of the Central University Administration and encompasses Division 12.1 Early-Career Researcher Development and Talent Management, Division 12.2 Staff and Leadership Development, and the Campus Management Competence Team.


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 Early-Career Researchers

Highly qualified young researchers are one of the most important factors for ensuring research competencies 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 excellence in 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.

Identifying and Developing Talents

The competition for talents in science, research management, and administration requires universities to implement an effective talent acquisition strategy. Department 12 provides quality management services for appointment processes and ensures an equal opportunities recruitment process. Based on online research and social media monitoring we identify talents for an academic career at RWTH.



Name Contact
Dezernat 12.0 – Personalentwicklung und Talentmanagement
Dr. Alan Hansen
Phone: +49 241 80 90300

Cathrin SeglerPhone: +49 241 80 99632

Abteilung 12.1: Karriereentwicklung wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs und Talentmanagement
Abteilungsleitung 12.1 und stv. Dezernatsleitung
Barbara GöbbelsPhone: +49 241 80 99525

Sachgebiet: Center for Young Academics
Sachgebietsleitung Center for Young Academics
Thomas CzirnichPhone: +49 241 80 99527

Doctoral Academy (ehemals Center for Doctoral Studies)
Ralitza BliznakovPhone: +49 241 80 99118

Doris FrankPhone: +49 241 80 94042

Postdoc Academy
Andrea Letzner B.Sc.Phone: +49 241 80 99108

Ruth WirzPhone: +49 241 80 99163

Anja MitchellPhone: +49 241 80 99738

Nachwuchsförderung in Forschungsverbünden
Jennifer RoseboomPhone: +49 241 80 99741

Recruiting und Talententwicklung
Strategische Rekrutierung Berufungsverfahren
Susanne JahnelPhone: +49 241 80 90459

Personalmarketing & Recruiting
Julia HermannsPhone: +49 241 80 99590

Elena FlorianPhone: +49 241 80 99739

Dr. rer. pol. Maike RubinPhone: +49 241 80 96484

Abteilung 12.2: Mitarbeitenden- und Führungskräfteentwicklung
Abteilungsleitung 12.2 und Center for Professional Leadership
Dipl.-Ing. Dagmar GrüblerPhone: +49 241 80 99120

Center for Staff Development und Center for Professional Leadership
Gabriele Wondafrash
Phone: +49 241 80 93669

Vera Sevenich
Phone: +49 241 80 96880

Fort- und Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen
Alexandra PanofenPhone: +49 241 80 99526

Brit BaumannPhone: +49 241 80 99633

Veranstaltungsmanagement und Qualitätssicherung
Kauffrau für Bürokommunikation
Juliane Mühlenbruch
Phone: +49 241 80 99119

Kaufmann für Büromanagement
Jannik Braß
Phone: +49 241 80 94413

Kaufmann für Büromanagement
Tobias Bünten
Phone: +49 241 80 99560

Schwerpunkt Gender- & Diversity-Maßnahmen
Odile ClaveryPhone: +49 241 80 99524

Kompetenzteam: Universitäres Gesundheitsmanagement
Universitäres und Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement (BGM)
Dipl.-Sportl. Julia ReißenPhone: +49 241 80 95266

Universitäres und Studentisches Gesundheitsmanagement (SGM)
Beate Wassenberg-SchürenPhone: +49 241 80 93941

Mitarbeiterin im Universitären Gesundheitsmanagement
Laura SchmidtPhone: +49 241 80 93943