BOOKBRIDGE

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Switzerland

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Professionals

Are you looking for purpose and direction?

In today’s massively interrelated world, high levels of responsibility for ourselves and others are required. Economy, technology and society - the world - are changing faster than ever. At the same time, we strive to integrate values and meaning into our and others' professional lives. The ability to open up, embrace change and co-create tangible, impactful solutions are critical success factors today and even more so tomorrow.

Our action learning programs empower you to develop your personality and acquire new skills.

Develop yourself in a real and holistic learning experience

Our programs develop your personality through an adventure. We offer you a real and holistic learning experience in which you acquire the following key competencies:

  1. Find your purpose
    You reflect on your key talents and values, paving the way towards finding your own why.

  2. Lead with purpose
    You discover the power of a joint vision to drive teams and you gain experience in leading as a team towards an agreed purpose.

  3. Think and act as an entrepreneur
    You learn by setting up a worthwhile tangible business from scratch.

  4. Collaborate across cultures
    You work together with team members from different cultures on a concrete project.

  5. Work in virtual setups
    You collaborate virtually, applying benefits and boundaries of virtual teamwork.

We believe in
learning by doing.

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

Two professional coaches accompany you on your learning journey, equipping you with all the tools and methods you need in order to act as an entrepreneur and developing your next-generation leadership skills.

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, on site with your social enterprise. Between modules, you spend an average of 4 hours per week on virtual teamwork in-between modules.

You may join as an individual candidate or in a group of not more than 5 candidates per company.

After the program

After the program, your development as a next-generation leader continues through a range of lifelong learning experiences to support you as a next-generation leader.

  • Stay connected to your team in bi-yearly video calls.

  • Receive monthly reports from the business you created.

  • Join our LinkedIn Alumni Group and get updates on our Teamwork platform.

  • Connect with fellow next-generation leaders from other industries and geographies to exchange knowledge and skills in our learning partnership program.

  • Attend the BOOKBRIDGE Summit taking place every second year in Europe.

 

In our programs, you make real decisions affecting people‘s lives.

You don't need to quit your job. All our programs are part-time.

Our programs are accredited by

WHU and IAP at ZHAW Zurich.

"The BOOKBRIDGE program was a fantastic learning experience for me as it helped broaden my individual perspective and motivated me to do more to create sustainable social impact. In fact it inspired us to co-develop a capability-based social impact program for Swiss Re Bangalore."

 

—  Amit Kalra, Managing Director Swiss Re Bangalore

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Join for lifelong learning
after the program

After the program, your development as a next-generation leader continues through a range of lifelong learning experiences to support you as a next-generation leader.

  • Stay connected to your team in bi-yearly video calls.

  • Receive monthly reports from the business you created.

  • Join our LinkedIn Alumni Group and get updates on our Teamwork platform.

  • Connect with fellow next-generation leaders from other industries and geographies to exchange knowledge and skills in our learning partnership program.

  • Attend the BOOKBRIDGE Summit taking place every second year in Europe.

 

Costs

The participation fee amounts to €12,500. An Early Bird Fee of EUR 1,000 applies to our Capability Programs if you sign up 6 months before program start.

 

The fee includes 16 learning days and 3 individual coaching sessions over the period of 6 months. It excludes travel costs to the modules. Depending on where you live, you may add €2-4,000 for accommodation, food and transportation.

Discounts and partial stipends apply for

  • motivated individuals with a tight budget

  • NGOs aiming to learn from us

  • organizations sending more than 3 employees

Money has never been a reason to not participate in our programs. If you really want to engage, contact us!

Admission Criteria

To take part in our programs, we primarily look at your motivation and at what you would like to take out of your experience.

In addition to that, we require

  • 3 years of work experience as a minimum

  • solid English language skills

  • time commitment from your side

  • undergraduate degree to receive ECTS credits

If your company sponsors you, they may look at the return on investment on your participation in our program as well as how the program pays into your development goals.

To apply, select the program and fill out our application form. You will be invited to a 45-minute interview. Admission is granted only after the personal interview.

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