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Seminars & Programs

The High-Performance Organization

    Participants

    This is a program for optimally structuring the organization of your company. It is meant for executives and decision-makers who are responsible for optimal organizational structures.

    Seminar

    This seminar teaches the latest knowledge about how strategies, structuring business areas and structures related to corporate culture and management all fit together. A strategy that promises success is the basis for a sensible organizational structure. First when it's clear where a company is going, can sensible structural variations be developed and assessed. The seminar helps you mentally simulate the best-possible structural form for your company or business division.

    Focus

    By structuring a company into business areas and business units, we shape the fundamental logic behind how the organization operates day-to-day. With an organizational structure, we define tasks and competency areas that belong together. But by building collaborative areas, divisions and departments, we are also dividing – with logical consequences for the thinking and activities of our staff. This threatens to diminish a sense of unity within the company, customer orientation and result-orientation in favor of "departmental thinking." Many examples from the business world show that dividing up business fields and creating organizational structures influence the evolution of a company far more than strategy, for instance.

    Benefits

    By participating in this seminar, you will acquire insights into the areas of strategy, formation of fi elds of business and about high-performance organizations, which are the basis of effective organizational structuring. You will learn how to design a structure for a company or a business division, which supports and decisively influences pre-defined strategies.

    Answers

    As a participant in this program, you will get answers to the following questions:

    • What are the pros and cons of the current business organization of my company and what developments have resulted from this?
    • What effects does the organizational structure have on growth dynamics, customer satisfaction, cost and profit position, corporate culture, flexibility and manageability?
    • What opportunities would become available, if new forms of business organization were used?
    • What alternative structural models could increase – through more self-organization, self-motivation, drive and the will to structure the business – my company's dynamic?
    • What do these activities mean for my area of responsibility?
    • What alternative forms of organization make sense for my company?
    • What would their pros and cons be?
    • Would a change to a new form mean less inefficiency?
    • Which structural model is the right one for my company?

    Part 2: Private Coaching
    One day in a private, individual session at our Executive Center in Zurich. It lets you come up with ways to implement your new ideas in company-specific measures. Can be taken alone or with a max. of 2 other decision-makers from your company (included in fee). Date and time upon request.

    General Information

    Registration, Administration, Enrollment

    St. Gallen Business School
    Rosenbergstrasse 36
    CH-9000 St. Gallen

    Phone: +41 71 225 40 80
    Internet: www.sgbs.ch
    E-Mail: seminare@sgbs.ch

    Announcement, Confirmation, Hotel

    Please complete and return the attached registration form by e-mail or post.

    All announcements are accurately checked, in order to set up interesting groups.

    After checking the announcement you will get a written registration confirmation and the bill for the course fee as well as detailed information to the hotel and arrival. In case of an overbooked course we will contact you immediately. Hotel reservations are directly carried out by the participants. You benefit from a very reasonable seminar flat rate. Carefully selected hotels favour a stress-free learning atmosphere.

    Please note that partial participation in a course is only possible after consulting the study direction.

    Course Fee, Hotel costs, Topics

    The course fee (plus VAT, depending where the seminar takes place) includes tuition and all course material. Hotel charges as for example accommodation, breakfast, subsistence of the hotel or conference center are not included. These charges are billed by the Hotel directly to the participants. Of course it is possible not to spend the night at the seminar hotel. In that case you pay the daily delegate rate directly to the hotel as well. The daily delegate rate of the conference centers in London, Boston and Shanghai is billed directly by the St. Gallen Business School and forwarded to the conference center.

    The course fee is charged after the registration and has to be transferred by 6 weeks before the seminar starts.

    Please note that missed lectures due to tardiness or absence are not refunded and cannot be made up later. It may be necessary to apply minor changes to the program in order to guarantee a successful course.

    Certificate

    Due to the participation of the seminar you will get a seminar certificate.

    Information to the Seminar Hotels

    More information regarding our seminar hotels you can find directly on the internet (www.sgbs.ch).

    Change of Booking, Postponement

    If attendance at a seminar has, for compelling reasons, to be postponed, an administration fee of CHF 300.- will be charged. A re-scheduling is possible only up to 6 weeks before the start of the seminar, and only once. Seminars and parts of seminars not attended are forfeited. In the case of booking changes later than 6 weeks before the start of a seminar, following re-scheduling fees will be billed: up until 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, 20% of the course fee; up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, 40% of the course fee; up until 1 week prior to the start of the course, 80% of the course fee. In case of a later re-scheduling the entire seminar fee is forfeited. Alternatively, a booking for a substitute participant can be made up until 4 working days before the start of the seminar. For booking a substitute participant, an administration fee of CHF 300.– will be charged.

    If a participant is obliged for compelling reasons to change a booking for an individual seminar part so as to attend this in another session, then a change in booking fee of CHF 300.- will be charged. The participant should be aware, that in this case program adaptations or alterations may occur. Please therefore contact us 10 days before the start of the seminar in order to talk the seminar program over for preventing program overlaps.

    Cancellation / Withdrawal

    The cancellation of an enrolment (a complete withdrawal) is possible up until 3 months before the start of a seminar with-out charge. In the case of a cancellation (complete withdrawal) up until 8 weeks before the start of the seminar, 20% of the course fee will be charged, in the case of a cancellation (complete withdrawal) up until 6 weeks before the start of the seminar, 40% of the course fee will be charged. After this time, the entire course fee is to be paid as a forfeit, unless provision has been made via re-booking for a substitute participant.

    The booking of a replacement participant or deputisation is to be made at the latest 4 working days before the start of the seminar. In the case of booking a replacement participant, an administration fee of CHF 300.- falls due. In principle, seminars may, due to force majeure or because of an insufficient number of participants, be cancelled by the organiser at short notice, however only up until 3 weeks before the seminar start, without being liable for compensation for any resulting consequences.

    Insurance, Liability, Price Changes

    We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance policy covering cancellation due to illness and other occurrences. Likewise, it is the client’s own personal responsibility to insure against or cover all possible damages or losses which might either directly or indirectly arise from the attendance at a seminar. No matter whether it is due to accident, illness, personal liability, theft, cancellation of the seminar by the organiser, or from damage resulting from the use of the imparted Management knowledge on the part of any participant or the company appointed to us. Any liability on our part is expressly precluded. All matters are subject to Swiss law, the place of jurisdiction is St. Gallen. By the publication of new prospectus / brochures, all previous details pertaining to contents, speakers and prices cease to be valid.