Mindful Leadership

Is mindfulness important to you? Discover with us this millennia-old tradition and train key qualities that are expected of leaders today.

Science has rediscovered this tradition, researched it and made it accessible. It is proven that a regular mindfulness practice regulates blood pressure, reduces the risk of burn-out and makes you calm in dealing with challenges. The course comprises:

  • short specialist presentations with a range of practical exercises and "how to" lessons
  • how to integrate mindfulness into your daily management routine
  • preventing burnout
  • facing challenges with composure

Factsheet

  • Degree/Certificate Specialist course
  • Duration 5 study days
  • Schedule Tuesday nights, Saturday
  • Application deadline -
  • ECTS credits None / 3 ECTS-Credits
  • Costs CHF 1'800
  • Teaching language German
  • Location Bern, Schwarztorstrasse 48
  • Department Business
  • Next session Autumn 2021

Content + Structure

Profile

Mindfulness may make you more relaxed, but it is not a relaxation technique. Relaxation is a desirable side-effect of a changed state of mind. You will be systematically trained in mindfulness techniques using traditional and modern exercises, with the emphasis on integrating these into your routine. Experience shows that this is the greatest challenge, but also the decisive factor if sustained effectiveness is to be achieved.

Course objectives

What you will be capable of after completing this specialist course:

  • Leadership: you will be able to deal more attentively with employees, superiors and colleagues, react with more composure to challenges and thus lead more effectively.
  • Burnout prevention: you will be able to pay more attention to yourself and better process professional challenges, therefore improving your satisfaction with life and work.
  • Sustainability: you will be able to maintain and develop your own use of mindfulness.
  • office chair meditation
  • breathing and sound meditation
  • schedule review
  • purposeful pause
  • mindfulness in everyday leadership and other exercises
  • short specialist presentations
  • a wealth of practical exercises and "how to" lessons
  • exchange of experience
  • reflective report on own experiences
  • case studies

Title + Qualification

Specialist course in "Mindful Leadership"

All participants will receive a confirmation of participation. Participants who meet the admission requirements for studying at a university of applied sciences and who successfully complete the proof of competence will be awarded 3 ECTS credits. These will be shown on the course confirmation certificate.

Lecturers

Alexander W. Hunziker, Prof. Dr. oec. publ.

Requirements + Admission

Professionals and managers working in business and administration who wish to optimise their leadership qualities through their own use of mindfulness techniques.

You do not need to meet any specific admission requirements to participate in this specialist course. If you wish to obtain ECTS credits, the general conditions for continuing education will apply: you will require a university degree or equivalent qualification and at least two years' professional experience. If you have any questions, please contact the study administration or the course coordinator. 

Individuals who do not meet this requirement can participate in this course but will not be awarded ECTS credits. Important for admission is the willingness to do the exercises at least twice a day for 10 minutes during the course. Individual expectations and suitability will be assessed in a preliminary interview.

Organisation + Registration

The course comprises of 6 course evenings. These will be held on Tuesdays from 17.30 to 19.30. There is no specified number of participants.

Link to online registration

Documents required for registration

You can register online via registration form. For registration we require following documents (in PDF format, max. 1 MB per document): 

  • Diplomas 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Passport-sized photo (in JPG format) 

Please upload these documents even if you have already submitted them for another application. 

Information on the specialist course

Deadline for registration is 6 weeks before the start of the course. If places are available, later registration is possible. Please refer to the German website for the current timetable.

 

CHF 1'800

This tuition fee covers the costs of all course materials and the supervision of the proof of competence.

The general terms and conditions apply. We reserve the right to make changes. In case of doubt, the wording of the official BFH regulations are binding. 

Advice + Information Events

Study Counselling

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Location + Facilities