Educational, training, and seminar opportunities:

Each of these programs can be booked either for a minimum of ½ a day, so you can get to know the program, or as seminars over the course of several days, with the training program divided into modules. The amount and depth of information on your requested topic will depend on how much time you have.

How we present the information:

  • Theoretical input
  • Practical exercises
  • Real cases and case studies
  • Games
  • Reflection and self-observation
  • Experience exchange
  • Answers to participants’ specific questions

… In some seminars, we also use the following now and again …

  • Films
  • Constellations
  • Tips and tricks
  • Experience-based units (outdoors, if possible)

For each of the following seminars, we recommend the ideal amount of time for each seminar, depending on the specific context. For example, if the participants are executives and managers or another group of people interested in the topic, we will adjust the duration of the course and the size of the group accordingly.

Specific training and educational opportunities:

  1. Leader(ship) development
    Development programs for executives, tailored to meet individual needs. Depending on the specific context and amount of time available the program will take an in-depth look at relevant interrelationships and initiate a development process.
    Recommended duration: 1,5 to 16 days
  2. Systemic strategy development

    Learn to work on a strategy together in a structured manner so that the relevant interrelationships are mapped out and turned into implementable measures.
    Recommended duration: 1 course for 2-3 days

  3. Solution focus in management and leadership

    In a nutshell: the most efficient and pragmatic approach to management and leadership on a day-to-day basis. Learn how to create an impact and handle complexity.
    Recommended duration: 2 3-day courses – To book the course, please visit the Hernstein Institute’s website ( or contact Mr. Belcredi directly.

  4. Organizational development & design
    This courses provides a detailed overview of the exciting interrelationships in organizational development. The basics of systemic thinking and acting will be covered, as well as the interdependency of (employees’) personal development and organizational development. The course also examines the various phases of development organizations go through and the consequences of this development. Depending on your objective, you will work on them together to take measures that benefit your organization.
    Recommended duration: A 3-day basic course + a 3-day advanced course
  5. Project management

    This course focuses on basic knowledge of project management and extends it systematically, combining it with vivid real-life examples and systemic support.
    Recommended duration: Depending on the context and objective, 2 courses lasting 2-3 days

  6. Manage mergers and acquisitions

    EThis is an introductory course for executives on how to successfully leverage synergies and actively involve the people you need to do so. This course shows you what to look out for when bringing organizations and their individual cultures and habits together, and why to do so.
    Recommended duration: 2 days

  7. Systemic management

    We will cover the basics of systemic thinking and acting for executives. The course will show you which areas of leadership and organizational work it can be applied to. The advantages of systemic thinking and acting will be presented in terms of their applicability to leadership and communication in real-life settings.
    Recommended duration: A 3-day introductory seminar

  8. How to execute effective reviews of objectives and performance in organizations
    One of the main challenges in organizations is communication that minimizes friction and guarantees results. This is true of both top-down and, in particular, bottom-up communication. The number of communication channels is limited: conversations, meetings, and written communication. The art of using these channels so they generate the maximum amount of results determines how productive and efficient the organization is. If done right, an objectives and performance review (OPR) is one of the most efficient tools for communication within an organization. As a mandatory aspect of an organization, OPRs are conversations which take up a great deal of time.Well balanced, professionally organized OPRs, with the resulting target agreement being controllable and based on well-thought-out job descriptions, create a powerful lever for instilling a common alignment and target in your staff, and for insuring efficient communications and processes.

    We offer the tools, the design, and those little details that really count to make sure your organization’s OPR set-up is contemporary. Furthermore, this seminar offers you professional preparation for your organization’s upcoming OPRs. Additional benefits include higher confidence when conducting your own OPRs as well as objectives which have been formulated to be solution-focused and controllable.

    In addition to the time allotted to the seminar, as described below, the first thing we do when working together with our clients is to create and/or update the documents for the objectives and performance review.

    Target group: managers, executives, in-house trainers, teams, management consultants, ideally all of an organization’s executives together as a team; organizations which have not adapted or updated their OPR documents in the past five years or even longer; organizations which have not yet introduced annual OPRs.

    Recommended duration: 2 days (+ 1 day following the first round of OPRs in the organization)

  9. Solution focus in individual therapy, coaching, and in organizational consulting

    Milton Erickson has left us wonderful interventions that have helped his students and clients in an incomparable manner. Out of this legacy Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg have abstracted a robust grammar, which provides a unique basis for pragmatic interventions. These highly effective interventions, with their underlying thinking and acting, can be learned and applied universally. This seminar provides you with an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of solution-focused conversation and interventions. We cover everything from the basics and initial solution-focused questions to the description of a desired state which is so specific that it could be part of a film script. The solution-focused approach to conversations is highly effective when applied to therapy, coaching, as well as managing and leading organizations. We do practical exercises and learn about the difference to other approaches, ultimately using the power of this difference.

    The result is an easier, faster, and more secure way of working with clients and colleagues. We explain the meaning of the term “solution focus,” what a solution-focused way of working specifically enables you to do, and how you can apply this approach to your work.

    Target group: therapists, coaches, consultants, and executives

    Recommended duration: a 3-day basic course + 3 days several weeks later, following initial experiences in implementation

  10. Introduction to hypnosystemic concepts

    Hypnosystemic interventions can be applied to a variety of vastly different fields: management and leadership, sports and high performance, communicative and creative professions, social work and care work, childhood and youth education, in therapeutic settings or meditative training – but what exactly is hypnosystemic work? It is the ability to guide yourself or others into a state that is conducive to solutions – consciously unconsciously, so to speak. It uses the natural human ability of entering into a trance – for example, when listening to good music, dancing, or perhaps when seeing a spectacular natural wonder – and this ability is used specifically for problem solving. The key is a consultant’s attitude, which prioritizes the client’s autonomy. Following a carefully developed task or assignment, we work in a competence-focused way toward the client’s wishes. Ultimately, it is the client who – often intuitively – discovers capabilities, resources, and new options to choose from directly. These unfold themselves most pleasantly.

    Is reality (always) a mental conception? We could indeed view everything we feel personally (problems/solutions) as one of the unique powers of the brain. At least this is what constructivists presuppose, and this is precisely where hypnosystemic work comes in. It draws on the power of the rational mind as well as emotional knowledge and body intelligence. In doing so, it is effective in promoting work that brings about change. Hypnosystemic coaching – developed by Dr. Gunther Schmidt – one of the most effective methods for personal development and coaching processes.

    The goals of the curriculum:
    To develop a style as a consultant which speaks to our clients’ minds, bodies, and souls in a manner that is beneficial to them. Immerse yourself in this efficient approach – prepared in a practice-oriented way. To use helpful imagination exercises and body intelligence. You will learn about easy-to-use hypnosystemic tools for coaching and will work on your specific cases during the exercises.


    • The hypnosystemic& resource-oriented approach in theory and in practice.
    • Experience stories, mental images and perceptions; reflect on them in the group.
    • Lead and direct inner processes effectively – whether they are for performance optimization, problem solving, development, or simply for pleasure.

    By combining the course content with prior knowledge the participants have from their own work experience, participants will develop their own unique style of hypno-coaching that they can offer their clients in the future. They will practice and experience hypnosystemic techniques and the accompanying systemic reflection in an intensive manner.

    Target group: therapists and systemic coaches, systemic consultants with prior coaching training and experience, executives interested in hypnosystemic work who have basic systemic training and/or experience in systemic coaching

    Recommended duration: a 3-day basic course + a 3-day advanced course

  11. Systemic consulting in organizations

    Everything from the basics of systemic thinking and its practice-oriented implementation to tips on specific scripts or designs and situations with clients.

    Target group: therapists who would like to work within an organizational context, coaches, consultants, and managers

    Recommended duration: 2-3 3-day courses

  12. Team building

    What’s the difference between a team and a group? Can modern organizations even survive without teamwork? What is it that makes a team work and makes it able to perform better as compared to the sum of individual performances? How does a team become capable of making decisions as a whole? How does a team organize itself? What do we as a team do with and to each other so that we can develop our impact and apply it systematically? From an introduction to theoretical insights and outdoor training experiences to practical applications of implementing agility in a team, we offer you everything you need related to the topic of team building, so that you can turn your desired goal into reality.

    Target group: therapists who would like to work within an organizational context, coaches, consultants, and managers

    Recommended duration: depending on the development process you are striving for, 1 or 2 courses lasting 2-3 days (1 2-day course being the absolute minimum), up to 6-8 2-day courses

  13. Change management

    Change management all the way to the implementation. Guidance for flying blind or free falling. Useful distinctions that are effective in real-life applications. Answers to questions on how a change project can be created so that it translates into success.

    Target group: executives and managers, therapists who would like to work in organizations, coaches, and consultants

    Recommended duration: 2-3 days

  14. Solve, use, and manage conflict and tension

    Conflict – Competition – Cooperation. The quality of the cooperation between people and the development of an organization is highly dependent on how tension is dealt with and deliberately shaped. This course will allow you to further develop your own approach to tension. You will mobilize energy for new solutions and make collaborative cooperation possible as a result of your enhanced state of inner clarity.

    Course content:

    • My specific conflict-competition-cooperation stories
    • Working on my mindset and my attitude with regard to tension
    • Inspiration for furthering personal development
    • Clarity, strength, and contact in shaping meaningful relationships

    Target group: executives, managers, teams and project leaders, therapists who would like to work in organizations, coaches, and consultants

    Recommended duration: 2 2-day courses

  15. Shaping communication in organizations to generate results

    What you learn in this seminar is a key part of our leadership development programs. It provides the information you need to professionalize communication within organizations, minimize losses as a result of friction, and to design more effective processes. As a result, the message you are communicating will be better understood and more effective. Objectives will be controllable. Mutual understanding will increase, both in terms of processes and in organizations. Encounters become possible.

    Target group: executives and managers, therapists who would like to work in organizations, coaches, and consultants

    Recommended duration: 3 courses lasting 2-3 days

  16. Systemic structure constellation work

    This seminar is offered according to Syst® including all of the most common formats. Also other approaches to constellation work, and links between the different approaches of constellation work can be explored. Demystifying constellation work succeeds, precisely because at your request Philipp can include mysticism and religion if desired.
    Comparing and contrasting his constellation work with-, rather than dissociating it from, other disciplines offers deep insights into a clear delineation of the craftsmanship of structural constellation work. The strengths of this offering are the translations between different concepts and associations as well as the differentiating comparisons to familiar ideas and methods from other disciplines, e.g. psychology.

    The benefit of the seminary is that it takes what is already familiar to the participants and the working methods they have heard of from other disciplines, and it bridges the gap between the two, transferring knowledge between them and comparing and contrasting them.

    Target group: therapists, coaches, consultants; open-minded executives who have previous experience in constellation work are also welcome.

    Recommended duration: from 1/2 a day (a constellation session with a discussion beforehand and afterward) to a 10-day seminar divided into units (modules) which last 2 or 3 days

  17. Corporate culture and working with values

    What exactly are values? On the one hand, they are filler words with different meanings and significance for each of us. On the other hand, they are the action-driving power behind each of our decisions and actions. For one thing, this makes values something that cannot be grasped directly, and at the same time, they are a factor which is fundamental to shaping everything that happens (= animating reality). We can make good use of these phenomena to engender understanding in human systems (this also includes organizations), minimize losses arising from friction, and to find a common orientation. An introduction to the concept of working with values and how it benefits people and their systems.

    Target group: therapists, coaches, consultants, and executives

    Recommended duration: a 2-day seminar