Regenerative Leadership

Four days to pause, reconnect, and recalibrate your role to drive sustainable transformation.
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Programme overview

Regenerative Leadership Programme in brief:

  • Four days to reconnect with your essence and purpose
  • Share ideas with like-minded managers on how to accelerate sustainable transformation
  • Harness learnings from the natural world to inspire your role as a purpose-driven business leader
  • Leave with actions to immediately implement change in your personal and professional life

Often, the challenges we face can seem overwhelmingly complex. As leaders, it’s important to take a step back and realize the interconnections between issues, and our own role within them.

Our short Regenerative Leadership Programme provides exactly this: four days to take stock and emerge with renewed energy and motivation to bring about meaningful change.

With this retreat-style Programme in pristine surroundings, we invite you to pause. Reconnect. Recalibrate. Reroute. Regenerative Leadership brings together potential allies from across sectors who share the willingness to embark on a pathway of action towards a sustainable future.

By assuming a regenerative approach to leadership, we take responsibility in our current roles and contexts, enacting change in our organisations – and in our lives.

This Programme takes a deep dive into your unique role as a changemaker, through expertly designed sessions, immersion in nature and trust-based exchange in a small group of peers. It offers renewed clarity and builds readiness to transform insights into impact – for yourself, your team, your organisation, and beyond.

This Regenerative Leadership retreat is for you if:

  • You’re a change-maker at your organisation, looking for actionable insights into regenerative transformation
  • You’re looking to connect the dots between personal, professional and societal development
  • You are passionate about embedding sustainability in your company or organisation.

You’ll leave with:

  • Renewed clarity on your own agency for building a better future
  • A toolbox for implementing personal and organisational transformation
  • A new network of like-minded leaders from diverse industries
  • A refreshed mind and reconnection to nature and your active place in it.

The Regenerative Leadership Programme is hosted in the Val Medel region of the Swiss Alps, an area rich with meadows, forests, rivers, and expansive views. Deer, chamois, wolves and lynxes make their home in the valley.

Accommodation is offered in the Medelina Hotel and participants spend extensive time outdoors. On one day of the retreat, we will be based in an ecological alpine cabin accessed on foot. Over this period (during daylight) participants will spend 8 hours independently in nature, equipped only with essentials. This solo time and deep immersion provide renewed clarity on our place within the wider world, and the role we want to embody in realising transformative change.

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Next steps

Are you interested in this programme? You have several options to find out if this executive education fits you and your career planning:

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Dr. Rachel Brooks Head of Executive Education CSI-HSG

Programme details

Programme type







4 days/ 3 nights (07.-10.07.2024)


Val Medel in Grischun, Hinterrhein-Valley. Lodging in the Alpine Hotel Medelina, nestled at the edge of the village Curaglia,


CHF 4'900 Including all meals but excluding accomodation and travel expenses. Single rooms are available at Hotel Medelina.

Target group

Aufsichtsrat/Verwaltungsrat, Höhere Führungskraft, Inhaber / Gründer, Unternehmensleitung

Next date

Start date: 07.07.2024
Application deadline: 01.06.2024
places available


Dr. Anaïs Sägesser

As an impact driven educational entrepreneur & learning designer, Anaïs co-creates pioneering programs that effectively integrate impact project incubation, entrepreneurship & regenerative leadership development and personal growth. With her own experience in large corporations, SMEs, academia, and NGOs she knows how important it is to fuse theory with practice and works with immediately applicable tools and approaches. Anaïs holds a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen, currently serves as an expert for Innosuisse and was elected as a member for the scientific advisory board for transdisciplinarity at the Swiss Academies of Sciences.

Dr. Ruth Förster

Ruth’s passion and expertise lies in designing and facilitating transformative learning journeys toward more sustainable living and working, fostering collaborative leadership, and building resilience. She combines scientific- and arts-based creative approaches and experiential outdoor pedagogy to facilitate deep, sustainable learning journeys. As a former systems analyst in Life Cycle Assessment, a researcher and educator in transformative learning for sustainability, and a coach, she knows how to integrate analytical and intuitive methods for personal and systemic change. She holds a diploma in mechanical engineering (RWTH Aachen), a PhD in environmental engineering and a postgraduate degree in didactics (both ETH Zurich) and is also trained as a vision quest guide and Tamalpa Life Art practitioner (Germany/USA).

Dr. Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks is Head of Executive Education at the Competence Center for Social Innovation at the University of St.Gallen (CSI- HSG). Her research and teaching focus on supporting practitioners across government, private and social sectors in cultivating the mindset, skills, and tools to nimbly take action towards impact in an environment of mounting complexity and uncertainty. In addition to impact-driven executive education, Rachel has worked in Latin America at the nexus of business, agricultural producers, government, and non-profit organisations in the global food industry. She holds a BA from Smith College, an MA from New York University, and a doctorate from the University of St.Gallen.



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Dr. Rachel Brooks Head of Executive Education CSI-HSG

Why University of St.Gallen

The HSG - your partner for first-class executive education in Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you can choose from one of the largest executive education portfolios in the German speaking region – the right programme for your needs and career objectives. The renowned quality and practical relevance of the learning experience convinces more than 6000 participants per year. Profit from an Executive Degree from St.Gallen – the best business school in the German-speaking world – and get ahead in your career!

  • For high-quality teaching and executive training by top researchers

  • For competent executives

  • For Lifelong Learning

  • For international collaborations

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