Compact Programs in Management

[Translate to English:] Leadership

Leadership Retreat

Managers are particularly challenged in times of crisis. The time for decisions is extremely limited, yet managers must remain capable of acting and communicate meaningfully to employees. Under changed circumstances, employees need a lot of orientation to be able to work effectively. The behavior of managers is also closely monitored by employees: how much drama or calmness and composure do they send out? In this way, managers control the behavior of employees. They can convey direction and confidence through a few, but highly visible symbolic decisions. Both factors are essential in times of crisis.

We would like to support you in this challenging time to make your leadership skills crisis-proof. We give you the methods to create a common basic understanding within your organization, to create team cohesion and to clearly delegate issues. These three aspects are the key to crisis management. 

Target group

We are aimed at (prospective) executives and managers at all levels who would like to deal intensively with the topics of leadership and management. On one hand, we address persons whose organization is currently in a very delicate or critical situation and who would like to lead their company and their team through the crisis in the best possible way. On the other hand, we address people who would now like to use the time to be well-positioned for the post-Covid-19 period. People of all organizational levels will benefit equally from the intensive exchange between one other and the experience-oriented learning in the Leadership Retreat.


Certificate of participation from TU Wien or possibility of crediting to the Management & Technology MBA programs when writing a reflection paper. 


Theoretical content, group dynamic exercises (indoor as well as with a light outdoor character), case studies, simulations, collegial case consultation (for working with your own leadership challenges), reflections and discussions.

The Leadership Retreat takes place in small groups (12-18 participants) in order to enable an intensive examination of the topic as well as discussions and exchange of experiences in a setting that promotes trust.


3 training blocks of 3 days each, full day

Module 1: Organizational Behavior & Leadership Basics: Mastering challenging leadership situations

Monday, June 07 - Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Module 2: Leadership, Teams & Communication: Understanding and leading teams efficiently

Wednesday, July 07 - Friday, July 09, 2021

Module 3: Leadership, Organization & Change: Designing and managing change processes

Monday, August, 23 - Wednesday, August, 25, 2021


Seminar hotels in the surroundings of Vienna

Covid-19 Prevention Concept

The training takes place in classroom form in compliance with the applicable safety and hygiene regulations. In addition to these measures, COVID-19 antigen rapid tests are carried out on our participants and lecturers before each module block in order to increase the safety of everyone.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is EUR 5,600 (VAT-free, excl. travel and accommodation expenses). For CEC-Alumni a reduced participation fee of EUR 4,750 (VAT-free, excl. travel and accommodation expenses) applies. Room contingents in the seminar hotels will be pre-booked, we kindly ask you to settle the accommodation directly with the hotel.


Please send the signed and completed registration form, opens a file in a new window together with your CV to




The Leadership Retreat will be held in English. For the time schedule of the Retreat in German, please visit our German website.


Our lecturers have a scientific background with many years of relevant training experience. They combine theoretical input with a strong focus on practical implementation.

[Translate to English:] Prof. Wolfgang Güttel

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Güttel is University Professor for Human Resources and Corporate Management at the Institute of Management Sciences and Dean of the Continuing Education Center (CEC) at the TU Wien. His research is dedicated to leadership, strategy & change management.

From 2009 to 2020, he was Institute Director for Leadership and Change Management at Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz and also Dean and Co-Managing Director of LIMAK Austrian Business School at JKU between 2011 and 2015. Previously, he worked at the Universities of Kassel, Hamburg, Liverpool and Padua as well as at WU Vienna.

Prior to his academic career, he worked as a management consultant at Daimler-Benz AG, Diebold Management Consulting and has since been the owner of Güttel Management Consulting, Training & Research. His research focuses on leadership, strategic change and learning in complex and dynamically evolving environments.

His work has been published in various books and scientific journals (e.g. Human Relations, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Management Learning or International Journal of Management Review). In addition, Prof. Wolfgang Güttel is also active in leadership development and consulting and actively supports executives and companies in the areas of leadership, team development, organizational design, strategy and change management.

[Translate to English:] Sabine Köszegi

Sabine Köszegi has been a professor at the Institute for Management Sciences, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien since 2009, where she heads the Department of Labor Science and Organization. She studied business administration at WU Wien and the University of Illinois (USA) and received her PhD in social and economic sciences from the University of Vienna.

She heads the interdisciplinary Doctoral College (DC) on Trust in Robots – Trusting Robots, opens an external URL in a new window and is academic director oft he MBA program Innovation, Digitalization, and Entrepreneurship.

Her research focuses on Social Robotics, New World of Work and Organization and Gender Studies. She is currently working on new information and communication technologies (digitization and robotics) and managing conflicts within and between organizations.

As a member of the High-Level Expert Group on AI of the European Commission, opens an external URL in a new window and Chair of the Austrian Council of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, opens an external URL in a new window Prof. Köszegi is represented on renowned committees.


Important Dates

Next Program Start: June 07, 2021


Mag.a Sara Oran

T +4315880141704


For safe continuing education without Corona

[Translate to English:] No COVID-19

Right now, it is our great concern to provide you with continuing education in a professional and safe way. For this reason, our programs will take place under the following security measures during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Virtual info events & individual counseling sessions
  • Online application processes
  • Wide range of distance learning formats
  • Face-to-face teaching after prior testing of participants
  • Hybrid formats for those students who cannot be on site due to entry requirements.