Leading People with Analytics & Trust

Empowering Through Expertise: Applied People Analytics, Digital Literacy, and Trust.
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Programme overview

Would you like to implement people analytics effectively and engage diverse stakeholders?
Are you ready to learn how to balance potential technology-induced dilemmas that may arise once
people analytics is implemented?

The programme Leading People with Analytics and Trust will equip you with concrete leadership tools to
maintain trust during digital transformation without compromising employees‘ needs.
You will gain critical root-cause thinking capabilities needed to effectively apply people analytics.

To organize existing employee data and how to adapt your people analytics function, including the intangible assets of your organisation such as engagement, trust, and leadership effectiveness, will no longer be a challenge.

This programme consists of 2 onsite days in St.Gallen, 3 online modules spread over 8 weeks as well as a reunion in St. Gallen in the following year to give participants and alumni the opportunity to receive additional inspiration and grow their personal network.

Next step

Are you interested in this programme? You have the opportunity to visit an info event to find out if this executive education fits you and your career planning:

Contact person

Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.

Denise Stockebridge

Denise Stockbridge Programme Assistant Open Programmes

Programme details

Programme type

Certificate of Participation






Total time commitment: 3.5 days (2 days on Campus, self-paced learning, 3 module as live online events)


On Campus and live online


CHF 3'900

Target group

Functional Specialist, Senior Manager, Team Leader

Next date

to be announced

How and why you will benefit from the programme

  • participants will explore recent research in People Analytics, HR Management, and
    digital literacy, discovering their crucial role in sustainable business success

  • participants delve into the application of successful leadership tools while navigating challenges
    through real-world examples, fostering practical expertise.
  • equipping participants with root-cause skills for effective people analytics, maintaining
    trust, and driving substantial impact while meeting employee needs.
  • building networks with peers and experts, participants foster ongoing collaboration, knowledge
    sharing, and growth opportunities.

Target Group

This programme is right for you if you are
  • an HR professional

  • a project leader confronted with data-driven effects and change within an organization

  • a senior manager, director or executive

  • a senior compliance officer

Meet our Faculty


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Prof. Dr. oec. publ. Antoinette Weibel: University of St.Gallen

Antoinette Weibel is chaired professor for human resource management at the University of St. Gallen and Director at the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the University of St.Gallen.

She is President of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance at the University of St.Gallen (IMP-HSG), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Media and Communications Management (MCM-HSG) and the Institute for Business Ethics (IWEHSG) at the University of St.Gallen. Further, she has been elected to the executive board of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW).

Antoinette is a dedicated trust and motivation researcher, and has written more than 200 articles as well as three books. Together with Otti Vogt she has initiated the “good organisation research laboratory”. Topics

focused on at present are practical wisdom, flourishing, responsible leadership and good work (also in the context of AI).

Antoinette belongs to the 40 thinker HR from the D-A-CH. She is active in executive teaching, runs a small HR academy, is active as speaker and sparring partner to top management.

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Prof. Dr. Georg Guttmann

Georg Guttmann is Assistant Professor of International Corporate Governance at University of St.Gallen and Lecturer for Big Data Analytics and Visual Analytics. He is also the Director of 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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Dr. Simon Schafheitle: University of St.Gallen (FAA-HSG) Ass. Prof. Dr. Simon Schafheitle, University of Twente, Research Affiliate with FAA-HSG

Simon Schafheitle is Assistant Professor for Human Resource Management and Artificial Intelligence at the Department for High Tech Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Twente, Netherlands. In this function, he devotes himself to a better understanding of datafication in the workplace and trust so that organisations can create a technology-permeated environment where people can grow and flourish. He received his doctorate summa cum laude from the University of St. Gallen in 2020, focusing on the impact of datafication technologies on 21st century workplace architectures, particularly emphasizing the dual relationship of trust and HR control. Besides, his research focuses on how datafication technology impacts control and trust configurations, how heightened states of (technology-induced) vulnerability can be addressed, and how threats to experienced meaningfulness of work can be overcome. His research commitment is interdisciplinary also involving “non-traditional” management research methods and has been published in peer-reviewed international outlets, such as Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Management Studies, or Journal of Business Ethics.

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Prof. Dr. Isabelle Wildhaber: University of St.Gallen (FAA-HSG)

Isabelle Wildhaber, LL.M., is a Full Professor for Private and Business Law at the University of St. Gallen and the Executive Director of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the University of St. Gallen (FAA-HSG). She is admitted to the Bar in Switzerland and to the Bar in New York First Department, having worked for Swiss and American law firms in Basel, New York and Frankfurt a.M. She has conducted research and published extensively on the legal implications of modern technologies at the workplace.

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Dr. Boris Dzida: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Boris Dzida is a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and was a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee. He is also the German head of the firm’s People & Reward practice group. His practice focuses on employee data protection and privacy, employment law in M&A transactions, and the restructuring and reorganisation of companies. He is also a lecturer at the University of Hamburg.

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Alice Rickert: M.Sc. Psychology

Alice Rickert is a responsible leadership and AI researcher at the chair of Prof. Dr. Antoinette Weibel at the University of St. Gallen. As a psychologist and systemic coach, she previously held various roles in business, primarily in the non-profit sector. She is a speaker for the Executive School of the HSG and the step stiftung e.V. in Freiburg, has been teaching at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft in Zurich and currently is an elected member of the research committee at the HSG.

Alice’s current research project delves into the fascinating realm of management algorithms and HR-Analytics. Her work delves into the transformative impact of new technologies on organizations and how to facilitate responsible decision-making in such organizations.


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The programme has been very insightful and time well spent: looking at people analytics from very different perspectives with a broad range of experts and an interesting group of participants has been inspiring and thought provoking.

Philipp Heller,
Head of Reward & People Analytics @ PWC Switzerland

Humanity, Data, Ethics and the Future. This seminar delivered a 360° view of the People Analytics Field. It helped me develop enthusiasm about possibilities of application as well as critical thinking about the impact of mixing people with AI.

Rebekka Fricke
Chief People and Culture Officer bei Digitec Galaxus AG

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Are you interested?

Then register for the programme “Leading with People Analytics and Trust”.

We look forward to your registration!


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Do you require further information?

I am gladly available for you and look forward to hearing from you.

Denise Stockebridge

Denise Stockbridge Programme Assistant Open Programmes

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!

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