Our teaching style focuses on behavior, action and transfer. This means that we strive to make learning concrete, so that it can be directly applied in the respective student contexts. This also means that sessions are taught by experts with rigorous academic standards and are steeped in international practice. We invest in an academically rigorous, practically applied, interactive format of teaching and learning.
Over the course of the program, you will encounter a multitude of academic experts and experienced practitioners from various international backgrounds.
After successful completion of the program, students can
- apply techniques for increasing the international responsiveness and competitiveness of their respective organization.
- forecast likely international leadership and management challenges, and broker fitting solutions based on a clear understanding of divergent stakeholder needs and expectations.
- constructively use international experiences for continuously advancing and honing the intercultural competence of oneself and others.
- use the strengths present in diverse teams, and lead team members by building bridges across the differences and by removing obstacles in situations of conflict and crisis.
During the program, students work on the following assignments:
- Students select – in agreement with the co-heads of the program – an international leadership topic of immediate relevance to their work or personal development, and write an individual paper of approx. 15 pages. Students work on this assignment for the duration of the program and receive repeated feedback from both faculty and peers.
- There is an assignment (group or individual) for each of the selected international weeks. Details about the international week assignments will be presented at the beginning of each week.
Students are required to successfully participate in two of the three International Weeks, on the dates offered, in order to complete the requirements of the CAS International Leadership. Further, full participation (max. 10% excused absences) is expected for the sessions in Lucerne.