Leading People with Analytics & Trust

The programme offers participants expertise in 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

Start date: 30.10.2023
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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


Programme Schedule

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Trust & People Analytics

You can not do it without trust.

People Analytics and Datafication are powerful tools – however, a fool with a tool remains a fool.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the centrality of trust for business excellence and People Analytics
  • Design technological solutions in a way that enhances or at least does not undermine trust
  • Understand a «being digital» culture that enables «machines to serve humans» and not vice versa

HR Analytics in the Practice

Panel Discussion

People Analytics – it’s not just about Data but also about Mindset!

People Analytics is a popular new trend and powerful tool for improving HR decision-making. However, to unfold its full potential, leaders need to change their mindset and implement digital literacy and trust as prevailing principles inside the organization.

Learning Obectives

  • Understand the basic principles of evidence-based management to familiarize yourself with the change of mindset
  • Translate complex business challenges into root-cause relationships suitable for People Analytics practice
  • Experiment with an evidence-based mindset using concrete people issues from your business practice

How to turn People Analytics Insights into Business Impact

Introduction to Personal Action Plan

Implementation and Use of People Analytics from a Legal Perspective

Our empirical studies show that data-based People Analytics tools are being tried out and implemented very widely, but often rather carelessly. This course helps to identify legal risks in People Analytics projects at an early stage to avoid unpleasant legal surprises later on.


Learning Obectives

  • Understand the legal framework for using People Analytics tools
  • Understand legal issues from an employment law and data protection law perspective
  • Recognize the legal risks related to the implementation and use of People Analytics tools

Implementation of People Analytics in the Age of AI

For several generations, scientists have attempted to build enhanced intelligence into computer systems. Recently, progress in developing and implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) has quickened. AI is now attracting the attention of business and government leaders as a potential way to optimise decisions and performance across all management levels, including people management.
However, in spite of this tremendous growth in interest in people analytics (AI-enabled people management), there is a serious lack of understanding of the potential impact of AI on organizations, and especially – on human resource management practices.
In every large corporation, you have somebody screaming, ‘You need to do more people analytics!’ According to a 2020 NewVantage Partners survey, nine out of 10 leading businesses have investments in AI technologies but less than 15% deploy AI capabilities in their work.
During the online module, we will discuss whether we really must do “more of people analytics”, and if so – why and how.

Beyond the Data: Responsible Leadership with HR-Analytics

Being a future leader means being a responsible leader! We explore the consequences that different forms of leadership responsibility have on trust between leaders, employees, and other stakeholders to provide actionable insights for daily leadership practice.

Learning Obectives

  • Understand the critical role leadership responsibility plays for HR-Analytics
  • Reflect own responsibility orientations and how they influence organizational outcomes like decision-making and employee trust
  • Translate it into practice – The example of HR-Analytics for Skills Planning

Meet our Faculty


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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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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. 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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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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We look forward to your registration!


Info Event: Leading People with Analytics & Trust

Wednesday, 04.10.2023
17:15 - 18:15
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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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