Aiming Higher – Young Professional Leadership Programme

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?
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Programme overview

Would you like to be promoted next year? Are you looking for a new challenge with more responsibility or a broader sphere of influence? Are you a manager or specialist or have you been identified as a young talent?

The Aiming Higher Young Professional Leadership Programme is the ideal continuing education for ambitious graduates who would like to prepare for the next career step and acquire the skills necessary to take on a more senior role.

This programme consists of 7 modules spread over 8 weeks. The programme consists of face-to-face and online modules. Participants should expect to spend 1-2 hours each week for individual or group learning activities in addition to the live sessions.

All lecturers utilize a variety of methods to ensure a high level of customized learning. These include a personality inventory (Hogan) with individual expert feedback, video-based preparation assignments, follow-up learning activities as well as in-class exercises and group discussions.

The programme concludes with a reunion in St. Gallen the following year to give participants and alumnae the opportunity to receive additional inspiration and grow their personal network.

The course language is English, but participants can opt to complete the personality inventory in German or other languages upon request.

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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Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.

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Anne-Christine Müri Programme Manager Open Programmes

Programme details

Programme type

Seminar

Format

Presence and online

Language

English

Duration

34 hours course in 8 weeks

Location

Onsite and online

Price

CHF 4'900 For company discount (2+ registrations) and special HSG alumni price: Please contact programme manager.

Target group

High Potential

Next date

Fall 2024

Target Audience


This programme is right for you if you

  • have a minimum of 5 years of working experience

  • are in a management position

  • want to discover and develop your leadership potential

  • desire to acquire skills for success in more senior roles

  • like to receive expert advice and inspiration for writing the next chapter of your story


Application criteria

Participants should have a university degree or an equivalent educational certificate and professional experience. Please contact programme head for more information. The number of places is limited.

Zielgruppe

Your Benefits

  • Strengthen your leadership competencies, personal impact and negotiation skills.

  • Receive personalised expert advice for your continued development.

  • Expand your network and learn from other leaders with various backgrounds.

  • Create a personal plan for your next career step.

As a participant, you will

  • learn about various leadership approaches

  • gain personal insights into your own leadership style and development potential

  • learn how to increase your visibility and cultivate positive stakeholder relationships in complex organizational environments

  • enhance your negotiation skills

  • increase your personal impact and effectivness

As a participant, you will

  • learn about various leadership approaches

  • gain personal insights into your own leadership style and development potential

  • learn how to increase your visibility and cultivate positive stakeholder relationships in complex organizational environments

  • enhance your negotiation skills

  • increase your personal impact and effectivness

Structure & Modules

The Aiming Higher Young Professional Leadership Programme is a highly personalized and interactive learning experience with lasting impact. This includes:

  • building your personal network through in-depth interactions with other leaders,
  • receiving expert guidance for mapping out a plan for your next career step.
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Programme Schedule

Thursday, 19 September 2023
17:00 – 19:00

In the kick-off, you will get to know your fellow participants, get a sense about what is important to being a leader in today’s ever-changing world, and understand what you can expect from the journey you are embarking on.

Host:
Christoph Nettesheim, BCG Senior Partner Emeritus, Top executive coach

Friday, 29 September 2023
8:30 – 21:00

In this session you will learn about various leadership styles based on emotional intelligence using interactive case discussions. You will discover the role of leaders in shaping organisational culture and understand the interdependence between company values and organisation design. Finally, you will discuss the importance of role model behaviour and reflect on the kind of leader you want to be.

Host:
Amanda Shantz, PhD, Professor of Management and MBA Director at the University of St. Gallen

Thursday, 12 October 2023
8:30 – 12:30

Based on your personal results of the Hogan personality inventory, you will discover more about your own personal leadership style. You will identify individual strengths and development potential and receive inspiration for integrating best practices into your own leadership style.

Host:
Nicole Neubauer, Managing Director, metaberatung GmbH

Thursday, 19 October 2023
8:30 – 12:30

Becoming an effective leader starts with maintaining good self-leadership skills. This includes departing from perfectionism or unrealistic ideals, reflecting on your personal needs, motivations and resources, and developing new strategies for sustainable well-being.

Host:
Dr. Maximilian Strecker, keynote speaker and executive coach on the topics of leadership, motivation, and self-management

Thursday, 26 October 2023
8:30 – 12:30

In this session you will engage in interactive discussions and action learning sequences around the topic of how to motivate your team. Particular focus will be given to the topic of psychological safety- why it is the number one success factor for high-performing teams and how to foster it as a team leader.

Host:
Dr. Anna-Christina Leisin, coach for top executives and teams on the topics of leadership, psychological safety, and high performance

Thursday, 2 November 2023
8:30 – 12:30

Negotiating successfully in challenging situations is a skill that can help you advance both professionally and personally. In these two interactive modules, you will learn proven methods of conducting negotiations according to the Harvard principle. You will be able to focus on the interests of your counterpart and find constructive solutions in conflict situations without losing sight of your own goals.

Host:
Catherine Mehrtens, Principal at Egger Philips and international negotiation consultant and trainer

Thursday, 9 November 2023
9:00 – 13:00

Moving into senior leadership roles requires a deep understanding of how decisions are being made at the very top of the company. This module will focus on the ultimate corporate decision makers, i.e. the executive committee and the board of directors, and explore key dilemmas and dynamics in the C-suite and boardroom. A strong awareness of the challenges and expectations facing your boss’s boss will not only help you anticipate and make sense of major corporate decisions but it will also increase your chances of getting shortlisted for an executive track early in your career.

Host:
Prof. Dr. Georg Guttmann, Head of C-Level and Board Programmes at University of St.Gallen

Thursday, 9 November 2023
14:00 – 18:00

Be the author of your own career success story! In this final module, you will learn how to actively chart your journey and continue to grow your capabilities as a leader. You will get inspired by a successful leader telling his story – and by your fellow participants and their journeys.

Host:
Christoph Nettesheim, BCG Senior Partner Emeritus, Top executive coach

In 2024, participants will reconvene for a special reunion in St. Gallen with the entire Aiming Higher – Young Professional Leadership alumnae community to further cultivate their network.

Meet our Faculty

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Nicole Neubauer

is Managing Director of metaberatung GmbH in charge of the DACH market, providing services in management consulting, leadership development, team building, executive coaching and career development. She has 28 years of experience working across various industries and is primarily focused on scientifically-oriented, technological operations and the development of digital business segments. She has a future-oriented, strategic approach to finding solutions, cooperating with approved international partners such as Hogan Assessment Systems, the IMD Business School Lausanne as well as clients and service providers.

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Prof. Dr. Amanda Shantz

is a Professor of Management and MBA Director at the University of St. Gallen. Her research focuses on how organizations leverage human talent to achieve high levels of success, while at the same time, ensure that they make a positive impact in the communities in which they operate. Prior to joining St. Gallen, Amanda was the MBA Director at Trinity College Dublin, and has worked in universities in Canada, France, and the UK. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management and the Scientific Committee of the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Amanda publishes her research in top academic and practitioner journals, and she has won several awards for her work.

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Dr. Maximilian Strecker

is a keynote speaker and executive coach on the topics of leadership, motivation, and self-management. He has trained over 10,000 top managers from multinational corporations and high-performance teams in sports. He is lecturer at the Executive School of the University of St. Gallen and author in influential manager magazines such as the Harvard Business Manager. In his PhD with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein he researched the emergence of meaningful work and developed practical strategies for creating purpose-driven workplaces. As managing director he has led and now consults the SME family business in the fifth generation.

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Dr. Anna-Christina Leisin

coaches top executives and teams on the topics of leadership, psychological safety, and high-performance. She has facilitated large-scale leadership and cultural development programs in over 30 multinational corporations. In her PhD with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein she conducted five years of field research on psychological safety as part of a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team at a German automotive OEM in the US. She lectures at the Executive School of the University of St. Gallen and publishes in renowned manager magazines such as the Harvard Business Manager.

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Catherine Mehrtens

is Principal at Egger Philips, a leading provider of negotiation training, coaching and mediation, using the Harvard-Concept. She has over 10 years’ experience as an international negotiation advisor and trainer and has been a negotiation advisory for over 1,000 French-speaking executives. Catherine is also a certified Systemic Coach for executives and an expert in innovative learning journeys and blended learning solutions.

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Prof. Dr. Georg Guttmann

holds the Assistant Professorship in International Corporate Governance at University of St.Gallen. He is Head of C-Level and Board Programmes at the Executive School where he leads a portfolio of research and practice initiatives aimed at executive committees and boards of directors of large European companies.

His research focus lies in the area of strategic leadership and corporate governance. He obtained his doctorate in strategy and management from University of St.Gallen with highest distinction and was a Visiting Scholar at Singapore Management University. He is a lecturer for international corporate governance (MBA, Master) and big data analytics (Executive MBA, Bachelor).

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Christoph Nettesheim

is Senior Partner Emeritus of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Senior Advisor Leadership Programs at the University of St. Gallen. For over 26 years, he worked with BCG where he held diverse senior leadership positions: among others, Christoph headed BCG’s global business in the technology sector, its business in greater China, and BCG Platinion, a global digital and technology consultancy. Currently, he works as advisor and coach to C-level executives, focusing on situations where large transformations and significant strategic shifts require leadership and purpose. In addition, he is a lecturer about strategic leadership topics and spends time on his passions, e.g. the production of olive oil.

Registration

3 good reasons for your participation

  • Get valuable impulses for your management responsibility in the leadership field

  • Network with exciting peers and become part of the HSG Executive Education Community

  • Give your career an extra kick with a globally recognised programme at the University of St.Gallen

Are you interested?

Then register for the programme “Aiming Higher – Young Professional Leadership Programme”.

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Anne-Christine Müri Programme Manager Open Programmes

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