195.096 Leadership and Human Resources
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in allen zugeordneten Curricula Teil der STEOP.
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in mindestens einem zugeordneten Curriculum Teil der STEOP.

2018W, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semesterwochenstunden: 1.5
  • ECTS: 2.0
  • Typ: VU Vorlesung mit Übung

Ziele der Lehrveranstaltung

  • Gaining an understanding of leadership (basic principles, creating and developing a high performance team and reaching goals and gain results as a leader of a team)
  • Gaining an understanding of conflict management (theory, prevention and management of conflicts)
  • Being prepared to develop a team when founding a start-up
  • Knowing how to deal with the HR topics that are particularly relevant for start-ups

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

IMPORTANT: This lecture is only for students assigned to the supplementary curriculum "Diploma Supplement on Innovation" offered by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c)! For further information, please visit http://i2c.ec.tuwien.ac.at/home/are-you-a-student/how-to-apply/

***ECTS Breakdown***

2 ECTS = 50 hours

40        Lectures (prüfungsimmanent)
10        Individual and group assignments

***Content Description***

1. Leadership Seminar (Walter Siebert):

In this workshop the students will experience various aspects of leadership. The main focus is on practical work. The students will have the opportunity to lead a group through problem solving tasks. The analysis of the process and reflection of the leader's practices will be discussed and the insight supported with theoretical input.

Method: Experience Based Training & Development (Experiential Learning; team tasks in the surrounding of the premises.)

The content will follow the needs of the students founding and developing a start-up company:
- Basic principles of leadership (clarity, feedback, consequences)
- How to create and develop a high performance team
- How to reach goals and gain results as a leader of a team

2. Conflict Management Seminar (Walter Siebert):

The part “Conflict Management” covers the topics theory, prevention and management of conflicts:

1.1 Conflicts - theory
- Definition, signs and development of conflicts
- Potential sources of conflicts
- Conflict-solving models and methods
- Escalation model for conflicts (Glasl)

1.2 Prevention of conflicts
- Communication rules ("Consider I am wrong") and identify sources of conflicts
- Develop a sensor for a conflict or signs of a conflict
- The SAKE-modell
1.3    Managing conflicts
- "Realise the conflict"
- Conflict solving communication
- External help
- Helpful tools

3. Human Resources for Start-ups Lecture (Albrecht Karlusch):

The part 'HR for start-ups' consists of three parts:

1. Part: Input-Session on 'HR for Start-ups: Making the most of your team'
Method: Interactive lecture, discussion and practical examples
Objectives: Build-up knowledge about strategic HR, recruiting, employment and dismissal aspects in start-ups

2. Part: Case-study
Method: Individual preparation, discussion in small groups and solution in class
Objectives: Explore the management of growing human resources needs, including recruiting and retaining the right people, maintaining proper controls on quality and production and creating an environment that fosters innovation and creativity.

3. Part: Entrepreneurship-Simulation: The Start-up Game
Method: Simulation and discussion of results
Objectives: This multi-player simulation places students into a variety of roles that explore the chaos and excitement of starting a new company

4. Team Excellence Workshop (Katharina Völkl-Posch):

The course focuses on teamwork, especially in start-ups. Only in a good team, everyone can develop their full potential and bring the company to the next level.

5. Developing the Entrepreneurial Team Workshop (Todd Davey):

This workshop covers considerations in team development including:

  • The four start-up roles
  • Essential vs non core roles
  • Rules of the game
  • Gregoric learning styles
  • Entrepreneurial superhero exercise.


Walter Siebert is trainer and consultant for 25 years with core competence in cooperation, leadership and change management. He is specialized in experience based training and development and has been working for major companies in 28 countries. He is lecturer at the Universität Wien and Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien for cooperation and experiential learning.

Albrecht Karlusch works as a Corporate Entrepreneur for PALFINGER. In this role he searchs for disruptive technologies and business models to create valuable spin-offs or joint ventures. After the successfull accquisition of the required technologies he acts as the CEO with the responsibility to set-up a team, realize business strategy, direct product development and enter markets. Previously he was a lecturer and researcher at the Department for Strategy and Innovation at Vienna University of Economics and Business. He taught innovation-related courses for students from different universities, such as from business school, technical university or medical university. Besides his activities at university, Albrecht Karlusch was an consultant for  innovation projects and a reviewer in public funding programs. Before that he was the CEO of a tech company for more than six years, wherein he was responsible for the financials, the shareholder management and international relationships. In his time the company raised more than EUR 2,5 millions, built up production capacities in Romania and agreed a license partnership with a company in the United States. Albrecht Karlusch holds a bachelor and master degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Vienna. He completed a professional MBA program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Danube University Krems. He also completed additional study programs at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Asia Business Program), Technical University Munich, Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Entrepreneurship Programs). 

Katharina Völkl-Posch was born in Salzburg, grew up in Upper Austria and lives in Vienna. She studied law and was then a university assistant at the Institute for Labor and Social Law of the University of Vienna. During this time, she also taught medical professional law at various education institutes of hospitals, in particular for graduate nurses and surgical assistants. Since 2010 she has been a partner at Völkl.Rechtsanwälte, and has further educated herself in coaching and mediation ever since. In 2013, together with a management consultant, she founded Stadtt, a company for organizational development.

Todd Davey is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in Paris and a visiting researcher at Imperial College (UK), Technical University of Vienna (AUT) and the University of Adelaide (AUST) in the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation. Formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte Australia’s Technology Commercialisation Group and responsible part of the executive team for one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups in the 2000s, Todd has ‘switched sides’ to work within academia, completing his PhD at the VU Amsterdam. He was the Project Director of the largest study yet completed into cooperation between European universities and business, a study completed for the European Commission in 2010 and again in 2017. Todd is the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at Universities’, co-editor of the Future Universities Thoughtbook, a Director at the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) as well as at the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, Germany and the creator of TechAdvance™, a tool for evaluating technologies.

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This lecture is only for students assigned to the supplementary curriculum on innovation!

For further information please visit http://i2c.ec.tuwien.ac.at/



LVA Termine

Sa.10:00 - 17:0020.10.2018 Kontaktraum (Gußhausstraße 27-29, Staircase 1, 6th floor)Leadership Seminar 1/2
So.10:00 - 15:0021.10.2018 Kontaktraum (Gußhausstraße 27-29, Staircase 1, 6th floor)Leadership Seminar 2/2
Fr.16:00 - 19:0023.11.2018Seminarraum 121 Developing the entrepreneurial team workshop
Mo.17:00 - 20:0026.11.2018Seminarraum 121 HR for Start-ups - Theory Input + Case Study
Fr.10:00 - 18:0030.11.2018 Burg WildeggConflict Mgmt. Seminar 1/3
Sa.10:00 - 18:0001.12.2018 Burg WildeggConflict Mgmt. Seminar 2/3
So.10:00 - 15:0002.12.2018 Burg WildeggConflict Mgmt. Seminar 3/3
Mo.17:00 - 19:0003.12.2018Seminarraum 121 Team Excellence Seminar
Mo.17:00 - 20:0017.12.2018 KontaktraumHR for Start-ups - Start-up Game


  • Attendance and active participation at lectures
  • Group work and presentation of results
  • Individual assignment


Von Bis Abmeldung bis
01.05.2018 08:00 24.09.2018 08:00


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046 002 Innovation


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