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Geopolitical Analytical Skills for Business Leaders

Be Prepared to Cope with Geopolitical Uncertainty

According to recent surveys, over one in two business executive is citing systemic and geopolitical risks as the greatest challenge facing his business. Yet, those risks are still those that companies are least prepared to manage. To maintain and expand their activities in the current globalized system, business leaders will increasingly need to enhance their awareness of the impact of geopolitics likely to affect their companies.

This course equips modern business leaders with the fundamental analytical skills that will help them to make sense of current geopolitical developments, and navigate better the turbulent geopolitical dynamics of the global environment.

Participating in this course will enable you to:

  • use simple concepts to analyse international affairs;
  • adopt a dynamic understanding of geopolitical developments;
  • assess the impact of geopolitical developments on their business and on their operations;
  • evaluate opportunities and dangers of doing businesses abroad.

This course is the third of a series of five intensive interactive residential modules, constituting all together the “Geopolitical Leadership for Organisational Impact” programme.


  • Dr Sven Behrendt, Managing Director, GeoEconomica
  • Prof. Lanxin XiangGraduate Studies Institute
  • Dr Heiko Borchert, Borchert Consulting
  • Prof. Mahmoud Mohamedou, Graduate Studies Institute  


This course is designed for business leaders and managers from the private sector who are faced with grasping the rapid changing dynamics of their industry and business, such as chief economists, chief strategic officers, chief investment officers, chief risks officers, chief security officers, strategists, chief financial officers and chief executive officers. It is also relevant to journalists and corporate learning professionals.



Geneva, Switzerland


CHF 1’000. Alumni qualify for a 20% discount. Certain circumstances are eligible for scholarships. Sign up for the five modules of the “Geopolitical Leadership for Organisational Impact” programme to get one module for free and pay CHF 4’500 instead of CHF 5’500.

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Geopolitical Analytical Skills for Business Leaders

Date 20 - 21 Nov 2017

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