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
Leadership starts with ourselves – which is why we deliberately focus on self-leadership before external leadership. Based on the internationally recognized Big Five personality test, an individual coaching session for self-reflection on our leadership personality takes place before the module. We learn how to promote our strengths, overcome inner obstacles and deal with weaknesses. In addition to self-leadership based on personal values, the module focuses on efficient self-management. In this context, we look at resilience and antifragility, among other things. The more aware we become of our own leadership personality, the more successful and confident we become in our dealings with employees.
Diversity & Inclusion I/II:
Individual equality of opportunity refers to the fair opportunity for every single person, regardless of their personal characteristics, background or circumstances, to have equal access to a wide range of resources such as inclusion, further training or career progression. An inclusive and diversity-promoting culture therefore not only aims to prevent discrimination and create equal opportunities, but also 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 correctly. In this module, we therefore focus on the benefits and opportunities, but also the challenges, of diversity in teams and companies. It deals with topics such as psychological safety and dealing with weaknesses and using strengths in the team. We also want to create a common basis for assessing different behaviors and responding to them professionally. For example, we discuss different communication patterns so that all parties can support each other better in future and deal with challenging situations skillfully.
Leading Yourself & Others II/II
Leadership means working through employees – but how do we do this successfully and sustainably? How do we deal with the leadership of diverse teams and other challenging leadership situations? In this context, it is important to reflect on the values and thought patterns that guide us in shaping leadership relationships and how our ideas about leadership or being led, which we have learned in the course of our biography, influence our leadership actions, as reflected in selected leadership models and with reference to the topic of authenticity. The approach of “Positive Leadership” gives us a new perspective on our leadership actions. Using the concrete example of “employee retention”, we also want to deepen our understanding of the relevant influencing factors at the team leader level in order to strengthen retention in the company/organization. As part of the module conclusion, we will look at future trends in Work 4.0 and their impact on leadership. The afternoon before the module is reserved for an interpersonal skills simulation with a focus on team (dys)functions.
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.