Further education SVF leadership course

Do you want to develop yourself as an authentic, visionary, benevolent and efficient manager with your own leadership style?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Our leadership course imparts important know-how and skills for prospective and experienced managers.

The participants learn the basics of leadership and develop personally – in exchange with other managers and through the coaching of their trainer.

After the course, a certificate examination can be taken, which is carried out by the Swiss Association for Leadership Training (SVF).

You can obtain the federally recognized management specialist diploma if you have both SVF certificates – leadership and management.

Why further training with the Swiss Connect Academy?

Joyful learning ! The days of boring schoolwork are over for good.

Swiss Connect Academy offers courses, learning materials and educational methods that are tailored to the needs of the working world of today and tomorrow. It stands for up-to-date advanced training that uses the advantages of digitization without neglecting human aspects such as class and trainer.

Our trainings are


We provide all the tools needed for a successful learning experience. More than 91% of participants pass their exams with adequate preparation.


We know you have a busy schedule. That’s why we balance your learning experience with your everyday life – you can access our training anytime, anywhere.


Collaboration and networking with other leaders is one of our focal points. Our course participants motivate each other during the training and build long-term relationships.

SVF Leadership Course - Course formats


Content - SVF Leadership Course

The leadership course comprises the six modules that must be completed to achieve the SVF Leadership Certificate:

Optionally, a module for exam preparation can be booked.

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They question themselves critically and take the necessary corrective measures to permanently change their behavior.


You learn to communicate appropriately and to adapt to the situation and context.


You give visual presentations and use target audience-specific media.


You will get to know methods and techniques and how to use them appropriately in order to optimize your self-organization and work efficiently.

Team leadership

When leading a team, you will learn to use methods and techniques that are appropriate to the situation in order to promote cooperation and the achievement of goals.

Conflict Management

Thanks to suitable instruments, you will learn to prevent and/or cope with conflicts.

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Blended learning course

Forms of teaching


2 Semesters

Start date

in April and October

Number of participants

Max. 16 per class



Course location

Online and Zurich, Olten, Bern

Time Investment

an average of 8 hours per week

Note COVID-19: We guarantee that there will be no delays in the course program. If attendance days cannot take place due to COVID-19 protection measures, they will be replaced by virtual events.

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Swiss Connect Academy Weiterbildung Leadership SVF

Online course

Forms of teaching


1 semester

Start date

April 2022

Number of participants

Max. 16 per class



Course location

The course takes place 100% online

Time Investment

10 to 15 hours per week

Conclusion and financial benefits


At the end of the management training, you will receive a confirmation of participation from the Swiss Connect Academy.

Optionally, you can register with the SVF (Swiss Association for Leadership Training) for the module exams.

For each passed module you will receive a certificate from the SVF and upon successful completion of all modules you will receive the “Certificate SVF-ASFC Leadership”.

If you also have the “SVF-ASFC Management Certificate”, you can register for the professional examination which leads to the “Swiss Federal Certificate of Management Specialist”.

For more information, please visit SVF website.

Financial benefits

In the case of a professional examination, the  Federal government up to 50 percent of the creditable course fees –  but a maximum of 9,500 CHF.

From January 2018, graduates of courses that prepare for a federal examination will be financially supported. You can submit a corresponding application to the federal government.

The financing briefly explained:

SERI asks graduates and course providers to contact the processing office directly if they have any questions about applying for federal subsidies and registering the courses:

Settlement Office
Federal funding for preparatory courses for federal exams
On behalf of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Seilerstrasse 8 | 3011 Bern
Tel. 0840 400 501

If necessary, the will support you EDUCA SWISS (Swiss Foundation for Education Promotion and Financing) in planning and financing your educational project.


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Why is leadership training becoming more important?

The topic of leadership is currently changing immensely. Whereas personnel management used to be characterized by specifications and control, managers now lead their teams at eye level and in a very agile manner. The reason: globalization and digitization have increased the pressure on companies to innovate immensely. Today, customers expect new services and products more and more quickly. It is all the more important that social skills are placed in the foreground in the management function and management activity and that swarm knowledge is used successfully in an organization. This enables new ideas to emerge more quickly. Managers no longer provide ready-made solutions, but accompany their team on the way to the goal. To this end, they act as enablers, coaches, motivators and mentors. However, this requires new leadership skills from them. For example, only leaders who can establish a good relationship with their employees and motivate them to achieve their best individual performance will lead their department to success. The good news is that leadership skills can be learned. The good news: Leadership skills can be learned and this training provides the necessary psychological skills that are important for the new role as a manager. With leadership training, organizations increase the success of their teams. It pays off.

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Swiss Connect Weiterbildung
Why is the importance of SVF leadership alongside CAS leadership training?

It is suitable for established managers who want to refresh their leadership skills and adapt them to the new conditions. In addition to a CAS leadership training and further training, an SVF leadership training is another opportunity to learn the new type of leadership from scratch. If, for example, you have completed basic education and have several years of professional experience in business or administration, you are wondering how you can prepare for your desired management tasks, this type of targeted further training to prepare you for a management position is the method of choice. Perhaps you have recently taken on a management role and still feel unsafe in the new terrain? Even then, it is a good idea to further develop your leadership role and your leadership skills in a targeted manner.

What are the benefits of a leadership online course?

You want to update your leadership skills, but are so busy in your everyday life that you can hardly shovel the time to take part in time-consuming leadership training? Then an online leadership course is the method of choice for you. The advantage: You can integrate your remote courses into your everyday life as a manager in the way that suits you best. Access to your Leadership Online course is available around the clock and can be called up anywhere on the device of your choice – whether it’s a smartphone, laptop or tablet. You decide on a highly individual basis when, where and for how long you study. By the way, variety is part of the program. A variety of formats are available to you: Use videos, podcasts, e-papers or scenario-based training in your leadership online course to deepen your knowledge.

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leadership kompetenzen
Is a leadership online course a self-study?

All content is taught 100 percent online. However, a leadership online course from Swiss Connect Academy is not to be confused with self-study. You do not learn exclusively with online learning materials within our learning platform. You are also part of a virtual class. With this, you exchange ideas within a virtual classroom, independent of location and time, and regularly receive direct qualified feedback from experienced trainers.

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leadership online kurs
How does the Leadership Online Course at Swiss Connect Academy work?

Simply log into the SCA learning platform using your computer, smartphone or tablet. And you’re ready to go. The online course and present lessons are held in German. The language level of a native speaker is recommended for participants. The modules last 17 weeks and require an investment of ten to fifteen hours per week. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 16 people per class. At the end of the management training, you will receive a confirmation of participation from the Swiss Connect Academy. In our social media channels, SCA also reports on interesting articles on leadership training.

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svf zertifikat leadership
Can a Leadership Online course prepare me for the SVF Certificate in Leadership?

And whether! The Swiss Connect Academy optimally prepares you for obtaining the certificate in the field of Leadership SVF and the Swiss Association for Leadership Training, which is highly recognized in Switzerland, takes the exam. This is an award for your leadership skills.

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führung weiterbildung
What are the advantages of the SVF Leadership certificate?

As with the well-known Certificate of Advanced Studies – CAS Leadership, where you need a degree, with the SVF Leadership Certificate you show that you are optimally prepared for the challenges as a management specialist that you will encounter in the new world of work are. You increase your chances on the job market and thus have in hand black and white proof that you have both the professional and personal skills that are relevant to successfully lead a team. In concrete terms: On the one hand, you know what is important in order to guide employees to good results in the age of agility. On the other hand, you have also received the necessary tools from a business point of view to optimally carry out your leadership tasks.

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Leadership Weiterbildung SVF
What does the SVF Leadership exam cover?

The exam covers, among other things, topics such as communication, conflict management, presentation skills as well as self-management and personal management. Each module passed is individually certified. If you want to register for the exam for the SVF Leadership Certificate, you can do so online without any problems. However, after the SVF Leadership Examination, your training does not have to end. Supplement your Leadership SVF Certificate with the SVF Management Certificate, which is also included in the training portfolio of the Swiss Connect Academy. After successfully completing the SVF Leadership and Management certificates, the next step at the SVF is to complete the professional examination to become a management specialist with a federal certificate.

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