While critically reviewing the current trends and practices around leadership and people management, this executive short course aims at giving you the opportunity to ascertain the leader you are and situate your style within your preferred conceptual and practical framework.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Manage and lead people according to the essential principles of diversity, inclusion and duty of care
  • Adopt best practices for informed and critical decision-making
  • Identify your preferred leadership style and argue your choice

A printable “Course-at-a-Glance” can be found here which includes the programme schedule.

Structure of the course

  • Sectorial leadership
  • Leadership in organisations
  • Partnership and collaborative leadership
  • The leader
  • Governance & decision-making
  • Person and team management
  • Stress management



Around 50 hours of work over 2.5 weeks, including:

  • E-learning courses
  • Live sessions
  • Individual and group work: readings, videos, pool-surveys, self-tests, case study, reflexive analysis, forum discussions, etc



Online (combination of self-study and live sessions)

Live sessions

All live sessions are in group and mandatory – Usually from 13h00 to 15h30 (CEST)

There will be 5 live sessions per week (from Monday to Friday)





  • Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies in leadership and people management, as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences.
  • Professionals from any other sectors (private, academic, etc) and graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience who wish to increase their understanding of leadership and people management in the humanitarian field.
  • Claire Barthélémy Claire Barthélémy Designation: Course Coordinator "Humane Leadership and People Management"; CAS Quality Management of Humanitarian Projects

Admission requirements:

  1. a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  2. at least three years of relevant professional experience;
  3. excellent command of English;
  4. motivation working in the humanitarian sector.


Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • A passport photo (.jpg format).


More information about the admission process is available on our application page.



  • Humane Leadership and People ManagementDates 10 – 25 January 2022
  • Humane Leadership and People ManagementDuration 2.5 weeks
  • Humane Leadership and People ManagementLocation Online
  • Humane Leadership and People ManagementLanguage English
  • Humane Leadership and People ManagementCREDITS 2 ECTS
  • Fee CHF 1,500
  • Application Deadline 2 weeks before the start of the course