Adaptive Leadership

Embark upon the journey of system transformation

2020 Course Dates
Sep. 2020 (dates TBC)

Course Price:
5000 CHF

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Jun Takazawa, Senior Programme Officer
+41 (0)22 908 57 19 |

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Who is this programme for?


Professionals in or aspiring to leadership positions in all sectors (international organisations, private sector, governments,
non-governmental organisations) who want to:

  •     Become visionary leaders

  •     Reinvent their professional path and lead with meaning

  •     Share insights with peers around a personal challenge

  •     Join our vibrant, international community of practice

programme highlights


Embrace complexity | Reframe the questions | Anticipate transformations | Develop a vision | Foster creativity | Lead with care | Move on with personal challenge | Test ideas with peers


Why choose this programme?


Become a leader who thrives in an environment of global uncertainty and rapid change. With this intensive course, you will develop the right mindset to come up with a vision, build trust and inspire your teams.

  • Develop your leadership potential to the next level

  • Gain an elevated view and a future-ready mind to anticipate upcoming transformations

  • Master the tools to anticipate, innovate and find collaborative solutions

Felicity Tan


Felicity Tan '19

Associate Director, Asia Regional Office Global Policy and Advocacy, The Rockefeller Foundation

"I was motivated to join the Adaptive Leadership course at IHEID because it is uniquely geared toward development professionals, and not just business persons as most other executive courses are, while at the same time promising diverse perspectives from multiple sectors.

During the course we were challenged to think, reflect and solve on the edge: for unpredictable futures, complex systems that only got more complex as you dug deeper, and most importantly, within ourselves.

I would call those five days expansive. I came into the programme hoping to better shape myself to the kind of leader I ought to be, and came away with the higher and more purposeful realisation of the kind of leader I want to be."

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