Leadership for experienced Leaders (Advanced module)

More and more organizations are shifting toward a more open, collaborative culture. Diversity and inclusion, dialogue and development are important topics in this. At the same time, every organization has the purpose of achieving goals and making an economic contribution. This tension causes even experienced leaders to face new and unfamiliar challenges. Our seminar focuses on the guiding principles, the values and the competencies that are necessary today to be effective as a leader. Based on this, you as an experienced leader will learn new ways to identify your roles and develop in your leadership task. It is a very practice-oriented seminar, which shows you options for how to act increasingly collaboratively with contemporary leadership tools and with a conscious inner attitude. Using real-life situations, we practice and discuss how leadership can be lived openly and trustfully, thus strengthening your own effectiveness as a leader.

You want

  • To expand your options for action as a leader in changing environments
  • To reflect and strengthen your leadership identity
  • To exchange ideas with other experienced leaders
  • To learn from the experiences of others

You need

  • Fresh approaches to the current challenging leadership issues in today's organizations
  • Models and methods to frame your challenges and approach them differently
  • Trying new things and reflecting critically

You bring

  • Leadership experience from line or lateral leadership, with larger teams (more than 3 people), Leadership experiece with virtual and multicultural distributed teams; willingness to share your experience alongside a deeper reflection on your approaches
  • This seminar builds strongly on the experience of participants and requires your need to reflectively address issues and cases
  • Curiosity and interest in other people’s perspectives
  • Willingness to discuss your own situations in the group
  • Enjoyment of open exchange

You learn

  • To recognize, reflect on and examine the challenges of today's leaders in general and your own in particular
  • To work on directly useful approaches for your own everyday leadership situations, to test and to integrate them into your everyday life
  • To create more team cohesion

Topics covered by the seminar

  • Who am I as a leader
  • Leadership and facilitation - the roles in leadership
  • My own effectiveness - deciding, participating, letting go
  • Dealing with unconscious biases
  • Leveraging diversity in behavior, values, knowledge and perspectives
  • Team composition, roles and recruiting
  • Team effectiveness
  • Dealing with and making arrangements for hybrid working, appropriate to life phases and life patterns
  • Getting stuck teams moving again
  • Approaches from systems theory and transactional analysis
  • Dealing with energy drain in the team and in myself
  • Strengthening and measuring performance: Methods and tools to understand, drive and follow through the company strategy with the team
  • Performance and compensation in terms of collaboration

Methods that are used

  • Preparatory task
  • Teaching input
  • Transfer tasks: Committed actions to implement in your own field of activity
  • Case work - on your own current cases and situations
  • Individual reflection
  • Group work
  • Learning dossier/handout
  • Depending on the needs and current challenges of the seminar participants, the focus of individual topics can be adapted accordingly in consultation with all participants

Coaching included in the seminar price

It is easier to transfer what has been learnt into everyday life if you have someone to reflect on a topic of interest. Therefore, we include one hour of coaching in the seminar. The coaching must be used within two months after the seminar.


You will receive documents in digital form, which can be accessed in your personal login area on the BWI homepage.

Thursday, 05 September 2024, 09.00 AM until 05.30 PM
Friday, 06 September 2024, 09.00 AM until 05.30 PM
Thursday, 26 September 2024, 09.00 AM until 05.30 PM
Matthäus Urwyler
Max. number of seats
Helenastrasse 3
8008 Zürich
3 days
2950 CHF
Since it is easier to learn with a familiar face: Bring your best colleague from the company and benefit from a 10% discount from the second participant onwards.