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Coaching for professors

Paderborn University offers professors the opportunity to receive professional one-on-one coaching.

The coaching program is an advisory service for managerial staff that encourages them to reflect on their competencies and skills and to plan and progress in their career, with confidential professional support.

The “Coaching for professors” program is provided in co-operation with Staff Development (Division 4.5).

Objective and content

Paderborn University’s coaching program is a solution-oriented career development advisory service for professors. The program is designed to help participants reflect on where they are currently at in their career and explore options for their individual career development, with professional support.

Unlike a traditional advisory service, the coach does not propose solutions, but rather helps participants come up with their own solutions.

The coaching program

Paderborn University works in co-operation with a pool of external professional coaches. The university puts those interested in contact with a coach. After a free initial session, to get to know each other and clarify the relevant objectives, Paderborn University will cover the costs for a total of four further hours of coaching (additional sessions are possible if required, but must be paid for by the participant).


Click here to view the “Coaching for professors” flyer.


Dipl. Päd. Irmgard Pilgrim

Central Equal Opportunities Officer
Room: E2.103
Phone: 05251/60-3724
Email: irmgard.pilgrim(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de

Dr. Johanna Brauckmann

Staff Development (Division 4.5)
Room: H2.320
Phone: 05251/60-3587
Email: braukmann(at)zv.uni-paderborn(dot).de



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Funding within the framework of the Equal Opportunity Concept

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Info & Consultation: Sexualized Discrimination and Sexual Assault
audit family-friendly university

On 22 November 2005, Paderborn University was the first university in NRW to be awarded the designation of “family-friendly university”.


Paderborn University has received the TOTAL E-QUALITY Award for their equality-oriented Human Resources policies.

Diversity Charter

Paderborn University signed the Diversity Charter in October 2011. Additional information can be found here.

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