01.06.2024 + 15.06.2024

1.5 days



Certificate of Participation

On-site and online

Prof. Dr. Christine Gockel, Dr. Lisa Handke

975 €

Recognized as Bildungszeit


In this 1.5-day course, participants will learn how to maximise the potential of their virtual team. The course deals with the goal-oriented virtual leadership of teams, interactive and motivating cooperation and how projects can be successfully completed. Under the guidance of experienced trainers, participants learn which attitudes and behaviours are required to lead virtual teams - so that the team works effectively and the individual team members can develop further.

Learning goals

After completing the course, participants know which factors make virtual teams successful. They will reflect on their own leadership behaviour, be aware of concrete and helpful behaviours in terms of working with and developing their team and testing these approaches in a protected space. Participants will also be able to develop solutions for difficult and challenging situations arising in their team.


  • What matters: performance, resilience and satisfaction as success criteria
  • Strengthening personal responsibility and self-reflection in the team and taking the pressure off oneself
  • Promoting psychological safety to create a constructive feedback culture
  • Finding a common language and sharing knowledge with each other
  • Understanding and overcoming hurdles in virtual communication
The course includes impulse lectures, individual and group exercises and practical examples. It focuses on exchange, reflection and working on your specific issues. The course takes place initially in-person and then online, in order to experience and discuss the different aspects and possibilities of communication in these different contexts.

Target group

The course is designed for professionals with management experience, in any field.

This course is recognized as Bildungszeit according to paragraph § 10 (5) of the Berliner Bildungszeitgesetz (BiZeitG).


  • English level of at least B1 (according to the European Framework)
  • Experience in leadership
  • Laptop/PC + headset with microphone


June 01, 2024 from 09:00 - 17:00 (CET) on site in Berlin and June 15, 2024 from 09:00 - 13:00 (CET) in virtual classroom session.

Prof. Dr. Christine Gockel, Dr. Lisa Handke
Prof. Dr. Christine Gockel is Professor of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences where she teaches introductory and application areas of psychology in management, in the MBA program. In her research, she examines leadership, teamwork and humour. In her work as a coach and trainer, she focuses on the area of leading teams, especially in transformation processes. She works as a ‘Scientist-Practitioner’ with evidence-based methods and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She studied psychology at Humboldt University in Berlin and Duke University in the USA. She earned her doctorate at Michigan State University in the USA and gained professional experience in the USA, Switzerland and Germany. She completed her training as a results-oriented coach with Prof. Dr. Siegfried Greif (ABF e.V.) and her training as a communication and behavioural trainer with artop - Institute at Humboldt University.

Dr. Lisa Handke has been a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Social, Organizational, and Economic Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin since 2020. Her research focuses on the effects of information and communication technologies on working life and the optimal design of virtual teamwork. She studied psychology in Berlin and Göttingen, received her PhD from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, was a visiting researcher at the Center for Tranformative Work Design in Perth (Australia) and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Calgary (Canada). She is a project leader in various basic and application projects on virtual collaboration and works closely with partners from the field in her research. At the Technische Universität Braunschweig, she completed training as a career coach and conducted coaching sessions for doctoral students as well as training sessions on topics such as communication, teamwork, and stress management for students and employees.
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