Public Management & Development: Staying Healthy and Avoiding Burn-Out

Are you equipped to deal with work-related stress? In this specialist course, you will learn about the tools and methods a manager can use to prevent, recognise and combat stress in the workplace.

The specialist course:

  • is intended for anyone working in management in non-profit organisations and the public sector;
  • teaches theory and methods that can be used to recognise and combat the stress encountered in traditional and new modes of working;
  • enables you to carry out your management responsibilities without stress and assist colleagues in combating their own stress;
  • enables you to recognise personal stress situations and stress triggers and take action to tackle them.


  • Degree/Certificate Specialist course
  • Duration 7 study days
  • Schedule According to timetable
  • Application deadline 6 weeks before the start of the course. If places are available, later registration is possible.
  • ECTS credits ECTS-credits will be credited after the completion of the CAS Public Management & Development
  • Costs CHF 2,850
  • Teaching language German
  • Location Bern, Schwarztorstrasse 48
  • School Business School
  • Next session Mai to June 2021

To register, please visit the German website. 

Content + structure


As a person in a position of leadership, how do I combat my own work-related stress? How do I recognise stress in my colleagues and help them to tackle it? This specialist course gives you the knowledge and strategic skills you need. You will learn what stress is, how stress arises and the proactive, preventive steps managers can take to tackle the phenomenon.

Learning outcomes

  • You will understand what stress is and its consequences for your colleagues and your organisation.
  • You will appreciate the stress risks you are exposed to in management and will be able to take active steps to combat them.
  • You will develop leadership skills that enable you to manage your colleagues without stress.
  • You will understand how to establish a stress-resilient culture in your team.
  • You will be in a position to recognise the threat of stress in colleagues and provide them with active and outcome-oriented support.
  • You will understand how to promote and systematically develop workplace health in your organisation (workplace health management)

Key content

  • Introduction to the basic principles of stress in the workplace, how it develops and its consequences.
  • The impact that digitalisation and new modes of working can have on stress.
  • Management style and management skills as a means of preventing and combating stress.
  • How to assist colleagues in recognising and combating stress.
  • Development of stress management and health-promoting strategies at team and organisational level.

The specialist course is based on the latest adult education teaching practices. You will enjoy active contact hours, where a generous amount of time will be given over to practical exercises and in-depth discussions with fellow participants.

You will select an organisation to study and will deploy stress tools and/or interviews to gather information about current stress levels. You will then design potential measures for prevention and improvement. You will present the results during the course and offer your reflections on the theory-practice transfer for discussion. The competency assessment is made up of the presentation and the related documentation.

Title + qualification

Confirmation of attendance of the course.

This specialist course is part of the CAS Public Management and Development programme.


Proven experts in workplace psychology.

Requirements + admission

This specialist course is intended for anyone working in management in non-profit organisations and the public sector.

You do not need to meet any specific admission requirements to participate in this specialist course. If you would like your completion of this specialist course to be credited towards the CAS Public Management and Development programme, the general requirements for admission to university-level continuing education will apply.

From attending the first day of the specialist course, you have three years to complete the CAS.

Language skills

German, English

Organisation + Registration

The course involves five days of attendance, spread over around four weeks. Each day is made up of four themed sessions.

To register, please visit the German website. 

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. 

Organisational aspects

3, 4 and 25 May 2021, 7, 8, 14 and 21 June 2021

Registration closes six weeks before the course begins. If places are available, later registration will be permitted.

CHF 2,850

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. 


Study Counselling

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


Information events

In addition to the information events we offer you our personal advice. By telephone or directly online via MS Teams.

Please contact us!

Phone: 031 848 34 02

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