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Dr. Simon Stöpfgeshoff

Dr. Simon Stöpfgeshoff

Director of Corporate Programmes

As the Director of Corporate Programs at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law of the University St. Gallen (ES-HSG) Dr. Simon Stöpfgeshoff is responsible for Custom Programs. Prior to joining the ES-HSG, he was the CLO of a Danish globally operating wind turbine manufacturer and also Program Director at a Corporate University of one of the largest French industrial groups in Paris. He started his career in 1997 in an international HR consultancy in Germany and France. Dr. Stöpfgeshoff has deep international expertise as trainer, coach, consultant and lecturer (among others at the University of Applied Science in Bern teaching International HR Management) in Change Management, Team development, Talent Management, Learning Strategies and Management Diagnostic. Being a native German, he speaks fluently English, French and Italian. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Bayreuth on the topic of Organizational Learning.

Dr. Simon Stöpfgeshoff

Exploring the Tailor’s Space – the Custom Team’s structured approach to customization

Once a decision has been taken to invest in executive education programs, the “real work” begins – previously vaguely defined objectives need to be transformed into specific needs and requirements which enable the design and delivery of a learning initiative. The design in turn then depends heavily of the nature of the program and its objectives. Often though, it turns […]

Dr. Simon Stöpfgeshoff

Erhöhung des Impact durch den 3-Ebenenansatz in Custom Programmen des Executive Education Learning

Im Bereich der Top Executive Education wird der Ruf nach direkterem, messbarem Impact immer lauter. Mannigfaltige Themen müssen Führungskräfte heute kennen, können und in die Umsetzung bringen  bzw. begleiten. Dabei stehen Antworten auf konkrete Fragestellungen im Vordergrund. Eine dieser Fragen lautet beispielsweise: Welchen Stellenwert nimmt „Ambidextrie“ bei uns ein, wie also  organisieren wir parallel die Optimierung von Bestehendem bei gleichzeitiger […]