Public Management & Development: Strategically Well Positioned

Are new framework conditions and priorities of your clients determining your daily management routine? To enable you to react adequately, we will help you to develop a strategy suitable for your context.

This specialist course:

  • is designed for executives and project managers working in the service sector - especially the social, health, educational and cultural sectors - who wish to develop their organisations in a targeted manner,
  • will help you as a manager to initiate, implement and evaluate future-orientated strategy processes in your organisational context,
  • will provide you with selected project management tools aimed at designing these demanding development processes,
  • will enable you to acquire in-depth project management insights,
  • will help preparing you to acquire the internationally recognised Level D IPMA Certification.
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  • 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 4 ECTS-Credits (these will be credited after the completion of the CAS Public Management & Development)
  • Costs CHF 2'850
  • Teaching language German
  • Location Bern
  • School Business School
  • Next session 23th / 24th November 2020; 7th / 8th December 2020; 14th December 2020; 11th / 12th January 2021

To register, please visit the German website. 

Content + Structure


Organisations can only react adequately to social changes or new political conditions if they have a clearly defined strategy. Strategy development is particularly challenging for you as the head of a government institution or a non-profit organisation, because, among other things, you are competing for secure financing. In this specialist course you will learn about and apply specific instruments to support these development processes in your organisation.

Course objectives

  • You will acquire enhanced skills that will help you deal with strategic challenges. 
  • You will be made familiar with instruments that will enable you to expertly analyse and assess the strategic position of your organisation.
  • You will learn how best to make conscious and future-orientated decisions with regard to long-term goals.
  • You will be made familiar with concepts and tools to plan, help shape and accompany the strategy process for your own organisation.
  • You will acquire the necessary skills to negotiate in a strategy process with the relevant stakeholders within the limits of your public or political mandate.
  • You will have in-depth project management insights and be prepared to acquire the Level D IPMA Certification.

The content of the specialist course will be as follows:

  • strategy development and implementation using the 10-phase management cycle (dynamic approach) in connection with a live case
  • instruments for organisational and environmental analysis
  • deriving future scenarios and trends from the influences that exist in your specific environment
  • strategy transfer 
  • controlling and evaluation of strategy processes
  • intensive project management as preparation for the IPMA Certification
  • inputs from lecturers as an introduction to the topic, knowledge transfer and suggestions for in-depth discussion
  • live case work with examples from your own professional context
  • interactive and participative design with group work and presentations

On the basis of their practical experience, a professional will highlight the strategic challenges facing his/her organisation. Participants will work in small groups to develop proposals for strategy development and implementation relevant to the described baseline situation. At the end of the specialist course, participants will present their implementation proposals in groups and discuss the feasibility of the proposals with the professional. Participants will then be required to write an individual reflective report on the process. The following are components of the assessment: strategy development proposal (group work), presentation (group work), reflective report (individual work).

Title + Qualification

Confirmation of attendance of the course

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


Esther Picciati, lawyer, Proj. Manager IPMA, Level B®, assessor VZPM IPMA Level B®, organisational consultant

Requirements + Admission

This course is designed for executives and project managers working in the service sector - especially the social, health, educational and cultural sectors - who wish to develop their organisations in a targeted manner.

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 course, the general requirements for admission to university-level continuing education will apply.

From attending the first day of the specialist course you have 3 years left to complete the CAS.

Organisation + Registration

This specialist course is run in collaboration with the Department of Social Work at BFH.

To register, please visit the German website. 

Information on the specialist course

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. 

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Study Counselling

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Information events

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

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Phone: 031 848 34 02

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