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high-performance teams?

In order to succeed in a globalized world, organizations need a transformational non-hierarchical leadership structure, empowered team members, relentless focus on impact and adaptive technology platforms and processes, as well as an inclusive and agile culture.


Gaining insight into growth markets and developing a deep understanding of different cultures have become as crucial as learning new skills such as how to work in diverse, self-organized teams and to adapt to change.

"BOOKBRIDGE supports us to boost impact by bringing together promising entrepreneurs and the best Swiss Re talents."


—  Stefan Huber Fux, Head Swiss Re Foundation

This is what we deliver.

Our action learning programs empower your key talents to step up and take responsibility in your organization.

  1. Strengthen entrepreneurial thinking and acting
    Our program builds the self-confidence of your key talents to think and act as entrepreneurs in your organization. They experience what design thinking and lean startup means by setting up a worthwhile tangible business.


  2. Foster agility and new ways of leadership
    Your employees learn how to lead with purpose rather than with hierarchy and budget. They are challenged to be agile in an unknown environment. This prepares them to become an effective leader in new territories..


  3. Engage your employees
    Many employees strive to make a difference with what they do. Through our offering, you support them and your organization in responsible corporate citizenship.

How does it work?

We embrace a 100% learning by doing approach: instead of studying concepts and theories in a classroom, we give leaders a real entrepreneurial challenge in an emerging market. We believe that they develop most outside of their comfort zone.

Two professional coaches accompany them on their learning journey, equipping them with all the tools and methods they need in order to act as an entrepreneur and to develop as an agile leader.

All this comes in a part-time program. A total of 16 learning days are spread over 5 modules in the course of 6 months  including one intense week abroad. In-between modules, candidates spend 4 hours per week on virtual teamwork.

If you would like to run your own action learning programs following our proven approach, we are happy to support you in the implementation.

Hilti Foundation

“Imagine you step into the role of a true entrepreneur. Imagine you work in an international and cross-industrial team. Imagine you get the chance to setup a sustainable business. Imagine you genuinely experience a foreign culture in a country like Mongolia or Jordan.
These unique opportunities, you will experience at BOOKBRIDGE!"


—  Werner Wallner, CEO Hilti Foundation


Participants act as real entrepreneurs in a highly flexible and agile environment. No double bottom. Guaranteed!


Candidates come from all around the world. They collaborate virtually across time zones, cultures and sectors.


Our programs are accredited by WHU, Germany‘s leading business school and IAP at ZHAW Zurich.





We charge €12,500 excluding travel costs per candidate as participation fee. If you sign up 6 monthsbefore program start, an Early Bird Fee of EUR 1,000 applies. The fee also includes support in positioning and marketing the program internally as well as selecting candidates.

If you send multiple candidates per year, the following additional discounts apply:

  • €500 per candidate for 3+ candidates

  • €1,000 per candidate for 5+ candidates

  • €1,500 per candidate for 10+ candidates

Our program can be combined with Management Essentials at WHU and forms an integral part of the WHU General Management Plus Program.

Please contact us for your customized offer.

Admission Criteria

To take part in our programs, we primarily look at the motivation as well as the expected learning goals.

In addition to that, we require

  • 3 years of work experience as a minimum

  • solid English language skills

  • time commitment for the program

  • undergraduate degree to receive ECTS credits

We involve ourselves in the selection process of candidates in our program. Admission is granted only after a personal interview.

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