St.Gallen Executive Education Report (SEER) 2016


Synopsis of the St.Gallen Executive Education Report 2016

Nine out of ten companies report that executive learning and development (L&D) is among the primary drivers of long-term organisational success. However, only two out of ten respondents are satisfied with the state of executive L&D in their own organisation. The most important reason is that the very top of organisations is insufficiently committed to driving executive L&D. The second edition of the St.Gallen Executive Education Report (SEER) examines how firms may simultaneously develop firm-wide strategic thinking, organisational capabilities, and individual top managers.



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About the St.Gallen Executive Education Report 2016

The report is based on a comprehensive web-based survey which has been conducted in cooperation with the Swiss Association for Human Resources Management and the Zürcher Gesellschaft für Personal-Management ZGP (Switzerland) as well as Vlerick Business School (Belgium) and the professional journals Personalmagazin (Germany) and Personal Manager (Austria). 350 top managers, executives as well as HR and L&D professionals from 13 countries have shared their expertise and experiences on executive learning and leadership development.


Media Coverage

01/2016 Professional magazine personal manager (German only): Article "Wie Vorstand und CLO den Weiterbildungserfolg bestimmen" about the crucial role of C-level commitment in executive L&D.


02/2016 Professional magazine wirtschaft+weiterbildung (German only): Article "Noch Vorbehalte gegen innovative Technologien" about how firms can create and capture value with technology-based learning in executive L&D.  


05/2016 HR Magazine (UK): "Executive L&D crucial to business success"


05/2016 Recruitment International (UK): "Executive Education important yet ineffective in most firms"


06/2016 IEDP Developing Leaders (UK): "93 % of organizations put leadership development as their first or second priority for future success"


08/2016 Changeboard (UK): "Should you recruit a chief learning officer for your business?"  


09/2016 HSG Focus (CH): "HR directors are increasingly looking for highly tailored formats"