Lead diverse teams successfully to the future.
Art of Communication I/II
I know what I want and say how to get my message across! As managers, we have to write texts and present key messages again and again. A lot depends on the result, but there is often not enough time to prepare. How do we convince others in writing or in a presentation? And how do we achieve a convincing result as quickly and efficiently as possible? In this module we train to plan writing processes and presentations strategically and creatively as well as to execute them skillfully and successfully. We question our habits, break routines and expand our repertoire of strategic and operative leadership communication with goal-oriented strategies and practices.
Leading Yourself & Others I/II
Individual equity refers to the equitable opportunity for each person, regardless of their personal characteristics, background, or circumstances, to access various resources such as inclusion, training, or career advancement in an equal manner. An inclusive and diversity-promoting culture thus not only sets itself the goal of preventing discrimination and creating equal opportunities, but offers much more (“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance”). And not without reason: It has long been proven that diverse teams can be more successful – if they are managed properly. In this module, we therefore focus on the advantages and opportunities, but also the challenges, of diversity in teams and companies. We will cover topics such as psychological safety as well as how to deal with weaknesses and how to use strengths in a team. In addition, we want to create a common basis for assessing different behavior and responding to it professionally. For example, we discuss different communication patterns so that in the future all parties can better support each other and skillfully deal with challenging situations.
Diversity & Inclusion I/II:
A culture that promotes diversity not only aims to prevent discrimination and create equal opportunities, but also offers much more. It has long been proven that diverse teams are more successful. In this module, we therefore focus on the advantages and opportunities of diversity in the company. In this context, it is also about dealing with weaknesses and using strengths in the team. In addition, we want to create a common basis for assessing different behavior and responding professionally. In a workshop, for example, we discuss how communication patterns differ between women and men so that both can support each other effectively and approach challenging situations more skillfully in the future.
Leading Yourself & Others II/II
Leadership means working through employees – but how do we do this successfully? How do we lead diverse teams virtually and approach other challenging leadership situations? In this module, we highlight the principles of effective and authentic leadership based on current challenges in the classroom. We address topics such as resource management, goal setting, the influencing factors of group dynamics, as well as leadership trends of the future.
Art of Communication II/II
Managers negotiate at different levels every day. In addition to professional competence, convincing and sustainable negotiation results require efficient and well-structured negotiation management. Furthermore, the attitude with which we face our negotiating partners is important. A successful negotiation results when all the involved parties gain some benefit. In this module, we therefore cover negotiation management in detail and discuss ways of assessing and resolving conflicts at various stages.
Diversity & Inclusion II/II
A culture that promotes diversity and inclusion must build a shared understanding. On this basis, a corporate culture can be created in which all employees are perceived and can contribute so that we live for each other instead of against each other. In this module, we deal with challenges and approaches to solutions on the way to a shared culture. In a workshop, for example, we discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion for promoting innovation and competitiveness in the age of new work.
The CAS Leadership & Inclusion focuses on strengthening leadership, communication and diversity – essential pillars for an innovative and competitive corporate culture.
Please note that courses and dates can be subjects to change.
Instead of a final paper, participants of the CAS Leadership & Inclusion solve a practice-oriented knowledge transfer task on completion of the modules. This serves to deepen and directly apply the module content in the context of their own company. This gives them the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their day-to-day work directly after the modules.
The assignment is sent out in the week following the module. To ensure flexibility, participants have three weeks to submit sustainable solutions for immediate implementation:
A diverse class composition is of great importance. Statements on background, ambitions and application motivation make it possible to select participants with the following basic requirements:
The regular program fee is CHF 12,900, which covers program participation, electronic course materials, examination fees, and the certificate from the University of Bern. Course materials are provided electronically, and participants use their own laptop (or tablet) in class.
If interested and with corresponding capacity, individual modules can also be booked: CHF 2,450 without extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching). The program management will be happy to discuss details in this regard with potential participants.
Members of our partners can benefit from discounts. Our partners are listed here.
CHF 2,000 for registrations until the end of October 2023
CHF 1,500 for registrations until the end of November 2023
CHF 1,000 for registrations until the end of January 2024
CHF 500 for registrations until the end of February 2024
It is possible to combine this degree program in a modular way with other Rochester-Bern programs. In this way, a “DAS (Diploma of Advanced Studies) in General Management” can be acquired with another CAS degree program and individual modules (as well as a final thesis) or a “MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) in General Management” or with two further CAS programs and individual modules (as well as a final thesis).
Download the application package (in German) and complete it electronically. If a signature is required, please print out the document and sign and scan it. You can then upload the completed documents to the application portal. The following documents are required for a complete application. In addition, all terms and conditions must be read and accepted.
Once your application has been fully uploaded, we will contact you about dates for an interview.
A personal interview will be conducted to determine if your qualifications and specific needs match the program.
The admission decision is made after the interview.
We will hold events related the CAS Leadership & Inclusion in the near future. Please click on the link below to view all RoBe events.