CAS in Leading by Example

How can humanitarian leaders assume greater responsibilities in their roles?
What personal factors need leaders to be aware of?

The course "Certificate of Advances Studies (CAS) in Leading by Example" focuses on the individual sphere and aims at inspiring leaders and managers in carrying a positive attitude and appropriate conduct to the workplace as well as conveying multidisciplinary operational knowledge.

The "CAS in Leading by Example" course may be undertaken as an independent module or as part of the "MAS in Humanitarian Leadership" programme.

The "CAS in Leading by Example" in a nutshell:


- Reflective and Double-Loop Learning for Leaders (Self-Awareness)
- Responsible and Authentic Leadership
- Collaborative Leadership
- Values and Motivational Drivers
- Resilience
- Humanitarian Ethics


Being a practitioner-oriented programme, the CAS uses a blended learning approach: self-study with selected readings, individual coaching, reflexive questions, case studies, flipped classroom, group/team exercises, journaling, oral presentations, reflective writing, work-based learning.


10 ECTS points, including online teaching, block course, and reflective writing


21 weeks, part-time, 300 study hours


On request. Multiple starts per year


Certificate of Advanced Studies in Leading by Example of the University of Lucerne


On request