Supervision is a work-related consultation that is used to ensure and improve the quality of professional work. The expansion of competences of the participating persons, the so-called supervisees, and their support in the organization of their professional everyday life and development path are goals as well as an in-depth understanding of the professional activity. Thus, Supervision considers the interface between the three areas of individual (lecturers), work as a professional activity (lecturer activity) and organizations (mesh® ACADMY) with their structural characteristics.

With the consultation form “Supervision”, mesh® ACADEMY supports the quality and efficiency of professional action (especially communication and cooperation between lecturers / teachers and students) of its lecturers.

The lecturers of mesh® ACADEMY met in Munich on 07.07.2017 for the purpose of supervision. Together with the two managing directors, Dr. Friedrich Peter Zeuner and Mrs. Sarah Faber, in two workshops methods were developed to optimize customer care, the didactic reorientation of the attendance days, respectively.

In individual talks with the supervisor employed, the lecturers reflected their previous experiences from the referred modules and attendance days. These individual discussions were evaluated by the lecturers as a great enrichment and quality enhancement for the further tasks within the courses of the mesh® ACADEMY.

With the successful workshops and individual talks, as well as a broad supporting program, starting with a white sausage breakfast, this Supervision Day was once again a great success and contributes significantly to the further optimization of the communication and teaching within mesh® ACADEMY and the courses offered. As a result, mesh® ACADEMY continues to pursue its path towards more customer orientation and high-quality study courses.



Supervisor on 07.07.2017: Mr. Franz Völker – 

Coach, Mediator and Supervisor

mesh Academy Dozent

© Friederich Peter Zeuner PhD –

Misunderstanding of the term ‘certificate’ often leads to confusion in the area of continuing vocational education.

The following remarks are intended to provide a basis for the understanding of the legal situation.

A certificate is the confirmation that the requirements of the respective certification basis are fulfilled.

This includes standards for both products and services and, according to ISO / EC 17024: 2003, even for people. The foundations for this are either legal (such as in the legal regulation for mediator training) or under private law voluntary standards, such as the standards developed by the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) in Berlin.

The colloquial expression “education” corresponds to the self-understanding of the students and attendees of qualification and education measures, who want to reorient themselves professionally or broaden their skills. It is specifically about continuing vocational education and further training, which is based on an already completed education.

Its aims are, according to § 1 Berufsbildungsgesetz (BBiG) (Law for Vocational Training):

The maintenance and expansion of the professional knowledge, a. o. to adapt the qualification to the technical development or to enable a career advancement. The Social Code III (SGB III, section 4) also recognizes the concept of “continuing vocational training”. There is, however, a vocational training or education, but not an apprenticeship, for vocational education as well as for further training.

“In Germany, for example, in the case of a qualification as coach or consultant, there is no training regulation that could provide a legal framework for the conditions or content of the qualification as a certified coach.

This is also evident in the fact that the terms “coach” or “consultant” are not protected occupational titles by copyright and competition law in Germany. A list of the names protected under criminal law can be found in § 132a of the Criminal Code (StGB). ”

Education/training in the legal sense of a vocational training as a “certified” coach or consultant can therefore not be offered in Germany. In this area, there is only the possibility, for example as a coach, to be certified by a professional association, as a superordinate body, but not a public body – according to their criteria – and thus having certified yourselves qualifications. However, the criteria of these certifications vary from association to association and are usually associated with costs.

The profession of the certified mediator is different. An education aimed at achieving certification as a mediator is regulated by the Mediation Act, in conjunction with the Ordinance on the Training and education of Certified Mediators (ZMediatAusbV). In the case of the state-standardized requirements according to the ordinance, the designation “certified mediator” may be operated from 01.09.2017.