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Continuing education

Certificate in Leadership

Certificate in Leadership


General description:

This tailored programme shows how to develop leadership talent inside corporations, highlighting the issues that matter for your career. It introduces delegates from both the Diplomatic and Corporate sphere the values and the thinking required to profile oneself as a leader.

Learning outcomes:

• Appraising major changes in mindset that are required to assume a leadership role.
• Understanding the underlying capabilities required leading in the organization.
• Discovering the role of learning in sustainable leadership.
• Giving value to the role of culture in leadership.
• Providing a comprehensive understanding of the role of leaders in an organization.

Teaching methodology:

The calibre of a University or Business School can be determined by the excellence of its faculty and Students, and SWISS UMEF has many distinguished members who are leaders in their fields and on the cutting edge of intellectual thought.

We are proud of our ability to attract people of the highest calibre. Our success in competing for talent with other top international universities, both locally and internationally is a mark of our international standing. And in turn, our President and the faculty enable innovative and pertinent programmes for our international student body to develop.

Employment Opportunities:

Diplomats, Traders, Politicians, Government Officials, Business People, Academics wishing to expand their knowledge in Business Diplomacy and International Finance.

Professionals who are new to the Business Diplomacy and International Finance industry and those who need a refresher will be able to broaden their knowledge and gain a sound overview.

Planning of Courses:

DAY 1: Leading teams
• Balanced scorecard
• Budgeting and controlling
• Activity-based management
• Customer profitability analysis

DAY 2: International negotiation strategies
• Cultural factors in negotiations
• The negotiation process
• Advanced strategies
• Breaking stalemates

DAY 3: Managing complex change
• Complex adaptive systems
• Sensemaking
• Learning
• Preparing the future

DAY 4: Conflict resolution
• Conflict theory
• Power and conflict
• Mediation
• Cross-cultural conflict management


Certificate in leadership from SWISS UMEF

Course information:

• Campus: Geneva
• Organiser: School of Business
• Recognition of Completion: Certificate in Leadership
• Numbers of participants: 12 Delegates
• Duration: 4 DAYS FULL TIME
• Teaching language: English or French Section

Who should attend:

This programme creates the opportunity for delegates of diverse backgrounds and cultures to share and confront their ideas, experience and best practices. Durable links are established among executives and professionals.

Admission requirements:

What we look for:
• Solid intellectual ability
• Progression in your career to date
• Proof of leadership and management potential
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• A desire to learn and contribute to the learning of others
• Work experience: Minimum 5 years o
• Academic qualifications: Minimum Bachelor degree or Equivalent

Pay a part of your "continuing education" thanks to the annual check of Fr. 750 granted by the Canton of Geneva.

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