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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

Module I: Leading in turbulent times

11.05.2021 - 14.05.2021

Module II: Initiating and SustainingTransformation

09.11.2021 - 12.11.2021


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?


Leadership requires a deep level of self-knowledge. These courses 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.

A specific focus during the ‘Intensive Week Course’ will be: How to maintain a balance between the necessity to develop one’s own enterprise while at the same time to step into the responsibility for our society at large by finding ways to create healthy and supporting impulses.


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.

Course Leaders

Paul Mackay

Geboren 1946 in Hong Kong. Studierte Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Bis 2012 war er leitend im wertorientierten Bankwesen tätig. Seit 2012 ist er im Verwaltungsrat der Weleda AG tätig. Von 1996 bis 2018 war im Vorstand am Goetheanum in Dornach, Schweiz.

Ueli Hurter

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


Jean-Michel Florin

Geboren 1961 in Frankreich. Studierte Landwirtschaft und Naturschutz sowie goetheanistische Naturwissenschaft am Forschungsinstitut der Naturwissenschaftlichen Sektion am Goetheanum in Dornach, Schweiz. Seit 1988 ist er Koordinator des Vereins „Mouvement de l'Agriculture Bio-Dynamique, F-Colmar“(www.bio-dynamie.org.), Frankreich, und seit 2010 Co-Leiter der Sektion für Landwirtschaft am Goetheanum in Dornach, Schweiz. Rege Kurs und Vortragstätigkeit.


The tuition fees for the Two Module Course is CHF 6.500. 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.


The application consists of a CV detailing educational and professional development as well as personal interests, a passport sized photo, the completed registration form which is to be found on here and an application letter. In the application letter please provide some information about what motivated you to consider the Leadership Course.

Application Two Module Course https://4fufwxyy.paperform.co/


Please contact Edda Nehmiz with any questions you have regarding the leadership course.

Study and Further Education +41 61 706 44 14 edda.nehmiz@goetheanum.ch


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