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A transformative vision

Leadership: Professional Development Courses

The Leadership Course

As a society, as organizations and as individuals we find ourselves confronted with unprecedented challenges. The Goetheanum Leadership Courses are based on the assumption that these challenges require a new form of leadership, one that allows us individually and as members of a leadership team to step into new terrain and to find and implement a transformative vision. The courses – the‘Intensive Week Course’ and the ‘Two Module Course’ – aim to provide an exploration of practices based on Anthroposophy.

Next Seminars

Stay tuned! New dates for the Leadership Course in 2023 will be announced soon.


Leadership requires a deep level of self-knowledge. This course offer participants different practices of self-reflection, meditation and mindfulness. They are designed out of an anthroposophical understanding of leadership as well as a variety of current leadership conceptssuch as Theory U. The courses aim to create a learning environment where participants can explore and dialogue ideas and concepts, and practice tools and skills.


The Leadership Courses are based on the understanding that developing and advancing leadership capacities requires a highly dialogical learning environment. They are designed to build upon the questions and challenges that participants are confronted with in their work. Course participants will come from different fields such as business, agriculture, health, education etc. This diversity will allow participants to engage with a wide-range of perspectives regarding current social reality.

These courses enable leaders from different fields to step out of their organizational boundaries and develop a leadership practice in line with a vision and image of a future they want to see. It is based on a holistic understanding of the human being and his or her potential.

These courses are designed for leaders in organizations seeking to deepen their skills and capabilities in leading with a vision of a broader social wellbeing. It will explore three levels of leadership:

Micro level

How do I cultivate self-leadership, develop my individual leadership vision and deepen my personal skills?

Meso Level

How do I lead teams and organizations so that everyone involved can operate from their potential?

Macro Level

How do I identify and realize the future potential of society at large and lead accordingly?


The courses are intended for leaders from all fields of working experiences from all over the world. Participants benefit best if they have at least 3 years of leadership experience. An anthroposophical background is not required. The courses will be held in English.


The participants will engage actively on two levels:

Change Projects

Participants will use what they have learned from the Course to initiate a personal change project in their respective work environments.

Peer Coaching

Participants will work in peer coaching groups of 3-4 people.

During the Two Module Course we will add individual coaching: each participant will be coached by one of the course leaders.


The tuition fees for the Two Module Course is new CHF 4.500. The invoice will be sent either directly to your organization or personal address. Please fill the contact form in accordingly.

As far as tuition fees are concerned, we were able to set up a small scholarship fund, which can be requested by private individuals or institutions from a country with a very large currency gap.

Course Leaders

Paul Mackay

Born 1946 in Hong Kong. Studied economics. Until 2012 he was a senior executive in value-oriented banking. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Board of Directors at Weleda AG. From 1996 - 2018 he was on the Executive Council at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.

Ueli Hurter

Up until 2020 biodynamic farmer at Ferme-Fromagerie de L’Aubier and member of the leadership team at L’Aubier, an associative enterprise that includes an eco-hotel, a biodynamic restaurant, a café-hotel and eco housing. He is married with three children. From 1997 until 2010 president of the Swiss Demeter Association and since 2002 board member of the International Biodynamic Association (IBDA). Since 2010 co-leader of the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum and since 2020 member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society.


Jean-Michel Florin

Born 1961 in France. Studied agriculture and nature conservation as well as Goethean science at the Research Institute of the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. Since 1988 he has been coordinator of the association "Mouvement de l'Agriculture Bio-Dynamique, F-Colmar"(www.bio-dynamie.org.), France, and since 2010 co-director of the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. Lively course and lecture activity.


Applications for the Leadership Course will open in 2023


Please contact us with any questions you have regarding the Leadership Course.

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