CAS in Leading Complex Operations and Transformations

Which strategic questions do humanitarian leaders face today?
What factors and skills are crucial to successfully lead transformation processes?

The "CAS in Leading Complex Operations and Transformations” focuses on strategic leadership. It aims at inspiring leaders and managers to optimise theirn capacity and flexibility in complex operations and to lead change and transformation according to organisational strategies.

The course can be undertaken as an independent module or as part of the "MAS in Humanitarian Leadership" programme.

The" CAS in Leading Complex Operations and Transformations" in short:


- Strategy
- Strategic Thinking
- Change Management and Transformation
- Partnership and Networking
- Organisational Resilience


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 Complex Operations and Transformations of the University of Lucerne


On request