Content & Faculty
Dr. Anaïs Sägesser
As an impact driven educational entrepreneur & learning designer, Anaïs co-shapes pioneering programs that effectively integrate impact project incubation, entrepreneurship & regenerative leadership development as well as personal growth. With her own experience from working in large corporates, SMEs, academia and NGOs she knows how important it is to make theory practical and works with immediately applicable tools and approaches. Anaïs graduated from and attained her doctorate at the University of St. Gallen.
Dr. Ruth Förster
Ruth’s passion and expertise lies in designing and facilitating transformative learning journeys toward more sustainable living and working, fostering collaborative leadership, and building resilience. She combines scientific with arts-based, creative approaches and experiential outdoor pedagogy to facilitate deep, sustainable learning journeys. As a former systems analyst in Life Cycle Assessment, a researcher and educator in transformative learning for sustainability and a coach, she knows how to integrate analytical and intuitive methods for personal and systemic change. She holds a diploma in mechanical engineering (RWTH Aachen), a PhD in environmental engineering and a postgraduate degree in didactics (both ETH Zurich) and is trained as a vision quest guide and Tamalpa Life Art practitioner (Germany/USA) to foster embodied leadership.
Dr. Rachel Brooks
Rachel Brooks is Head of Executive Education at the Competence Center for Social Innovation at the University of St.Gallen (CSI-HSG). Her research and teaching focus on supporting practitioners across government, private and social sectors in cultivating the mindset, skills and tools to nimbly take action towards impact in an environment of mounting complexity and uncertainty. In addition to impact-driven executive education, Rachel has worked in Latin America at the nexus of business, agricultural producers, government and non-profit organizations in the global food industry. She holds a BA from Smith College, an MA from New York University, and a doctorate from the University of St.Gallen.
Organized by the Competence Center for Social Innovation
The Competence Center for Social Innovation at the University of St. Gallen (CSI-HSG) catalyzes social innovation and strives towards systems change. We envision a just, equitable, ecologically balanced and socially resilient world where actions across business, political and social domains are guided by the shared purpose of creating positive social and environmental impact.