Registration for the 2024 Spring Academy

Goal of the Academy

Thank you for your interest in our Spring Academy! Please read all the information thoroughly before you make a binding registration.
Our overarching goal is to enable the participants to carry out the processes independently in the future – using application-oriented and agile methods. Together, we will develop a passion for sustainable, responsible business as well as ecological and social sustainability, practical knowledge, and methods for further implementation. The end result will be applicable knowledge to develop and execute solid sustainability strategies.

Target group

All professionals in the fields of culture, education, and media who (want to) take on responsibility within their organization – in a future-oriented, professional, and structured manner; students, trainees in the respective fields of study and training programs; career changers with a passion for cultural policy and management; freelancers who are planning to add sustainability consulting to their portfolio.


Intensive and interactive advanced training including an individual project and a final exam, coaching (2 x 30 minutes), certificate “Nachhaltigkeitsmanager:in Kultur und Medien” (“Sustainability Manager Culture and Media”), admission to the “Salon für Zukunftskultur” (“Salon for a Culture of the Future”), support and referrals with regard to projects, assignments etc., weekly from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Dates and contents


  • January 23:  Arrival and welcome
  • January 24:  The whys and wherefores – data & facts on planetary boundaries
  • January 31:  Sustainability policy and law: Who is obliged to what? (context analysis)
  • February 7: Sustainability policy meets cultural policy: Initiatives, lighthouses, state policy


  • February 14: Climate justice
  • February 21: Group phase and self-reflection
  • February 28: Motivation and communication: Willingness to change / resistance
  • March 6: Participation and vision: Bottom-up approaches to build a sustainability program
  • March 13: Group phase and self-reflection


  • March 20: Managing: Catalogs of measures and materiality analysis
  • March 27: Measuring: CO2 accounting
  • April 3: Sustainability communication
  • April 10: Group phase and self-reflection
  • April 17: Programmatic sustainability
  • April 24: Supervision – presentation of the concept ideas
  • May 1: Group phase
  • May 8: Reports and communication: DNK Report and EMAS

Final exam

  • May 14/15: Final exam – in presence (preferred) or remote, early afternoon to midday of the following day, so that arrival and departure should be possible on the 7th/8th (will take place in Berlin).

Scope and costs


  • 12 modules (online), 3 h each
  • 2×30 min. coaching (if necessary)
  • 1 full day for the final exam (the entire group of participants is invited to attend and, so to say, take part in the examination)
  • Self-study: up to 2 h per week, depending on the desired level of detail
  • Group work for the development of a concept (the times are already considered in the plan)


  • 2.950 € + VAT for organizations/companies
  • 2.250 € + VAT for private persons and non-profit organizations
  • 1.500 € + VAT reduced fee e.g. for job seekers, students (with proof)
  • Diversity places upon request (individual coordination)

Have you decided yet?
Great! Until November 24, there is a 5% discount on your registration.

Examination requirements

The exam consists of the following elements:

  • Conceptualization and submission of a sustainability concept (group work)
  • Presentation to the examiners after submission with key questions (20 minutes)
  • Technical discussion in which the examiners ask questions about the concept (10 minutes)
  • Participation in the entire final day


  • 80% attendance during the entire course
  • Successful participation in the final exam

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