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Executive Development Program

Top-level seminar for managers who work on an international level. 4 + 4 days.


Are you an executive with high-level responsibility in an international business environment, or an executive who has recently assumed such tasks? Then the St. Gallen Executive Leadership Program is the perfect way for you to deepen your management skills even further. It offers a deep-dive into modern management techniques. As manager and executive, it gives you the tools you need to further optimize your overall performance in your area of responsibility, whatever that might be.


Ideally suited to experienced managers who are assuming more responsibility for achieving their company's overall results at an international level. If you're looking for best practices and new concepts to ensure this, if you're looking to be more effective at organizing your management tasks, then this program is the place to do it.


Part 1: Executive Leadership

Part 2: General Company Management


A good leader determines the direction the company needs to go and ensures implementation of the necessary changes to achieve this. 

A long-term strategic vision 

  • In what direction is our industry developing 

  • Future customer demands 

  • Leaps in technology and their consequences for our company 

  • Writing the script for our future as a company 

  • Thinking in scenarios

Company identity, today and tomorrow 

  • Identifying our true company identity. What are we at the current time? 

  • Adjusting our identity to match the views of our customers and market requirements 

  • What do we want to be in the future; our ideal identity?

Actual situation assessment and where to take action 

  • Chances and threats to our current core 

  • Trends, external and internal developments 

  • Situation and where to take action 

Optimizing our current business 

  • Optimizing your established business in order to use it more profitably 
  • Defending and expanding your company's current market position 
  • Cultivating factors that lead to success today 

Business models for the future 

  • Recognizing future business opportunities
  • Channeling resources into the creation of new business models 

Precise strategies 

  • Working up a company strategy
  • Strategies for areas of business and business units

  • Strategies for company departments and service centers
  • Aligning them to be a revitalizing strategy system 

The best organizational structure 

  • Requirements for the best of all possible organizational structures 
  • The effects an organizational structure has on a company 
  • Determining the best structure and implementing it 

Performance thanks to processes 

  • Optimizing your company's internal processes 
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a company run by processes 

IT & C and a driver of success 

  • Competitive advantages through IT and communications 
  • Introducing new technologies into your company 

Your desired corporate culture 

  • Shaping a robust corporate culture

  • Developing the corporate culture you want 

Entrepreneurial thinking and the talent pool 

  • Bringing more entrepreneurial thinking to your company

  • Controlled inspiration. Proactive yes, but controlled

Part 2: General Management

Successful companies are well-managed companies – at least if success is sustainable. This does not mean that there's no room for improvement. In the first part of our pro- gram, our lecturers give you everything you need to achieve leadership excellence.

Guidelines from above

  • A good leader always shows the way
  • Knows the deeper meaning

  • The company as benefit-creator

  • A focus on customer benefits
  • Guidelines for company values and ethics
  • Common goals

Developing leadership principles

  • The picture a leader has of people in general
  • Creating a canon of management principles
  • Establish a leadership philosophy

Forming a management team

  • Depend on employees you trust
  • Setting the rules for a management team
  • Leading the management team
  • Personal branding – what does the boss stand for?

Management as role-model

  • Exemplify desired behavior by your own actions
  • Create a company culture through role models
  • How crucial experiences shape the management climate

Leadership instruments

  • Leadership instruments for steering the company
  • Developing your own leadership tools

Change management

  • How to soften resistance to change

  • Skillful change-management techniques


  • Executive communication
  • What messages from above and below are actually understood?

  • How to communicate well – useful tips for every day



4. Session 2018

Number: N2048

Part 1: August 27 - 30, 2018
Lucerne, Switzerland

Part 2: November 19 - 22, 2018
Davos, Switzerland

CHF 7'900.- excl. VAT Invoice on request in EUR, at current exchange rate

5. Session 2018

Number: N2058

Part 1: October 16 - 19, 2018
Boston, USA

Part 2: November 27 - 30, 2018
Lucerne, Switzerland

CHF 7'900.- excl. VAT Invoice on request in EUR, at current exchange rate

Additional Services

Call us for a telephone consultation: +41 (0) 44 913 15 80

Seminar + Individual Coaching

Seminar + Individual Coaching

Book an individual coaching session in addition to a seminar.

My Sparring Partner

My Sparring Partner

Book this 2-day workshop and profit from a deep-dive into company-specific content, with insights especially relevant to your work. For you and a max. of 4 other colleagues from your company.

Learn & Perform

Learn & Perform

First you attend an open seminar. After completion, a St. Gallen management consultant visits you at your company to support implementing what your learned.

A Second Opinion

A Second Opinion

You need to make an important decision that will determine the course your company will take. To make sure you get it right, you need a second opinion.

Implementation Project

You attend an open seminar, and those things you learned that are especially vital to your company are then implemented with this project, tailor-made for your company with external support.

The Mental Option

Management top-performance requires mental preparation. Our "Human Tuning" service is an additional day of mental training for executives.

Company Teams

Two or more participants from a single company take part in the same seminar – and implement what they learned immediately upon return.

Bosses Promoting High-Potentials

When you promote men and women of your staff, it will help if you approve their participation in our junior program first. In a briefing, you tell us what exactly your employee needs to develop. We meet with the participant and give you feedback about this. We then give you a promotion proposal and the St. Gallen talent-promotion tool for implementing your own talent management.

Small-Group Seminar

Small-Group Seminar

A seminar with a max. of 6 participants. Small groups allow a deep-dive into subjects of special interest to you.



After learning the latest management insights at your seminar, you want to use them. You have ideas, maybe even a concept. Or you want to practice what you learned and your conduct as an executive.

Bring your Customer

Bring your customers with you to a seminar. Here you'll be inspired for collaboration, joint development, open innovation. During off-time, you can work with your customer on ideas for future collaboration.

Compressed Learning

Compressed Learning

Management knowledge compressed into a 1-day seminar, with content conceived especially for your company.

Certification of your Advanced Training

Certification of your Advanced Training

You can book an additional 4-day workshop for certifying your advance training.

Career Support

Career Support

You are pursuing a specific management position. We'll help you in your career.

St. Gallen Tools

St. Gallen Tools

We develop management and leadership instruments that are tailor-made for use at your company.

St. Gallen Inhouse

St. Gallen Inhouse

Seminars with company-specific content. If you have questions about this or need information, please call us at +41 (0) 44 913 1580 or write an email to:


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