Content & Faculty
Empowering Professional Mobility
At «Career Relaunch 2019», companies will present their returnship programmes and professionals will share how they’ve succeeded in restarting their careers. A panel discussion will examine the topic of career relaunch from various stakeholder perspectives. As networking plays an immense role in advancing one’s career, participants will receive practical advice on how to network and make the most of every conversation. The concluding networking lunch will then provide an opportunity to apply what’s been heard and to make new contacts with representatives from the fields of business, policy making and research.
Welcome to Career Relaunch
08:30 – 09:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:05 – 09:20 a.m.
Keynote: Dr. oec. Simon Wey, Chief Economist, Schweizerischer Arbeitgeberverband
Relaunch Made Easy I
09:20 – 10:20 a.m.
Many organisations recognize the potential of career relaunchers, as reflected in a variety of returnship programmes available in Switzerland:
- Relaunch a Career in Research in the Natural Sciences or as an Engineer
PSI Career Return Program
Natalie Lerch-Pieper und Elena Marelli, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
- Supporting Companies in the Launch of a Returnship Programme
Project at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts: "Supporting companies in setting up and implementing returnship programmes"
Dr. Anina Hille and Evelin Bermudez, Co-Project Managers, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts
- Management Update for Women on the Move
University of St.Gallen "Women Back to Business"
Anneke Ludwig and Sarah Lenz, Executive School of Management, Technology & Law
- Relaunch your Career with an Internship
City of Zurich "Returnships"
Simon Dinkel and Evalotta Pettersson, both City of Zurich
- Novartis “Returnship”
Judith Leuenberger & Magali Boeckem, both Novartis
- A Woman’s Perspective to Career Relaunch
Credit Suisse Real ReturnsTM
Rebecca Schraner and Rachel Roth-Huber, both Credit Suisse
- Entering the Corporate World
UBS Career Comeback
Nisha Chopra, UBS
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
Relaunch Made Easy II
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Discovering New Paths – in Recruitment and Team Composition
- Finding New Ways to Make Teams More Diverse
IKEA Reintegration Programme for People 45+
Ina Rhöös, IKEA
- Age does (not) matter.
The Neustarter foundation gives employed professionals aged 49+ a chance to continue their education with an internship in a start-up
Bernadette Höller, generational expert and managing director of the Neustarter foundation
- A New Approach to Recruitment
Paola Falce, Co-Founder and President of «Café Pro»
11:30 – 11:40 a.m.
Three quarters of all jobs are never advertised, because they’re filled either internally or through a person’s network. Are you a born networker? Find out here.
- Networking Part I
Bianca Kux, Coaching & Training
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Could non-linear career paths be a competitive advantage?
Panel discussion and Q&A with prominent guests from business, research and politics. We’ll ask questions like: Is gender equality really a women’s issue? When does furthering your education make sense? How can men relaunch their careers? What does Recruitment 4.0 mean?
- Paul Nagel, Senior Human Resources Manager, Zurich Airport
- Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander, Adjunct Professor for Business Administration with special emphasis on Diversity Management, University of St. Gallen / Expert on Diversity & Inclusion and founder of the «Women Back to Business» programme
- Helena Trachsel, Head of the Office for the Equality of Men and Women, Department of Justice and the Interior, Canton of Zurich
- Martijn Roseboom, Retail Banking Credit Suisse & Graduate of the Real Returns Program at Credit Suisse
- Networking Part II
12:40 – 12:50 p.m.
Bianca Kux, Coaching & Training
- Concluding Remarks
12:50 – 1:00 p.m.
Patricia Widmer, Executive School of Management, Technology & Law
Eat. Discuss. Network.
Networking Lunch (included in admission price) until 2:00 p.m.