I’ve been working with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences for some months now on a Leadership Development programme for their International Executive MBA programme. It’s designed to enable students to realise more from their studies and further their careers by developing executive competencies.
The programme includes a combination of coaching and assessment so that students can measure the development of their individual executive competencies while the university can track progress of the intake as a whole.
Students will gain insights into their individual behaviours using world class personality tests such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and 16PF. Mike will be providing one-to-one interpretation and feedback so that students can prepare personal development plans. Particular emphasis is placed on team working and communication.
In addition, Management Scenarios are being used to assess their ability to make effective decisions based on real-life situations. By comparing results at the start and conclusion of the course, progress can be evaluated and managerial judgment can be compared with a relevant benchmark.
The University has placed a strong emphasis on leadership skills with this new programme. By achieving a balance between theoretical knowledge, practical learning and leadership development, students will be much better equipped to cope with the complexities and uncertainties of today’s international business environment.
It’s a real privilege to contribute to such an innovative programme.