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Dr. Thomas R. Henschel

Dr. Thomas R. Henschel

Freie Universität Berlin

International Summer and Winter University



Thomas Henschel is founder and owner of the Mediation Academy Berlin (MAB) and the SIGNET Association for Advanced Thinking for Cooperation. With more than 20 years of experience as a manager, mediator, trainer and coach he is a highly demanded consultant for senior management and complex strategic challenges both by corporations and government organizations.

His message and philosophy is that people confronted with conflictuous and challenging situations carry all necessary personal resources for positive and value- adding solutions. Co-operation is the key to create value by following a systemic thinking-pattern and a structured communication process.

Some of his career cornerstones are 10 years Senior Manager at the Bertelsmann Foundation with international responsibilities as the head of the global network for Tolerance, Human Rights and Democracy. Later he was the founder of the European School of Governance at the University of Erfurt. Furthermore, he is consultant and trainer for Siemens, Puma and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in the field of negotiation, mediation and leadership. As an expert for conflict resolution he is frequently asked by the German government and international organizations such as the OIE, FAO and other UN organizations to facilitate international multi-stake-holder negotiations and change processes.

Current FUBiS courses:

  • Studied History and German Literature at Freie Universität Berlin
    Magister Artium (MA)
    Dr. phil. in History at Freie Universität Berlin
    (supported by a Stipendium of the Land of Berlin)
  • Research visit in Washington D.C. (Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD))
  • Training in the „A World of Difference“ training program of the Anti Defamation League (ADF), New York, NY (USA) (becoming a Trainer)
  • Train the Trainer for the tolerance education Program „Betzavta“ by the Adam Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Graduated in the Harvard Negotiation Modell at Harvard University by Roger Fisher et. al., (John F. Kennedy School of Government)
  • Training in Mediation by Dr. Hans-Georg Mähler and Dr. Gisela Mähler
  • Training in Mediation by Jack Himmelstein and Gary Friedmann (Center for Mediation in Law)
  • NLP Trainer by Johann Kluczny, NLP Institut Berlin
  • Trainer for transformative leadership by Jürgen Kugel and Iris v. Tiedemann (Institut für Transformational Leadership)
  • Certified Consultant for the Golden Profiler of Personality (GPOP) by Future Systems, Dr. Rainer Blank and Dr. Jürgen Kugele
  • Certified Consultant for APRe by Future Systems