Seminar | Piloting and managing teams using a hybrid approach

The topic

Whether we like it or not, hybrid management is now firmly on the agenda in both public and private institutions. A variety of reasons help to explain this phenomenon. We will highlight three of them:

  • The coronavirus, of course, has served as a real-life stress test for many organisations. Those that initiated projects involving digitalisation or computerisation and modernised their governance have been rewarded. Those that failed to invest sufficiently in information technology and a more modern managerial culture have been penalised.
  • The associated recent willingness to allow staff to work from home for one or two days a week has required a modernisation of work organisation and team management.
  • Employee expectations have never before been so clearly expressed or so demanding, as evidenced by enquiries in job interviews about whether organisations encourage a work–life balance and support remote working.

The time has surely come for this new chapter in management to be structured. And here, the empirical evidence is clear: hybrid management raises new problems, and merely replicating the tips and tricks of face-to-face management in the workplace will not succeed when part of a team is working remotely.

It is now time to take a step back and take stock of our personal experiences in order to develop a new managerial approach specific to hybrid management.

This seminar will delve deeper into this very contemporary issue and aim to provide participants with pragmatic, practical tools that they will be able to operationalise immediately at their workplaces.


At the end of this seminar, managers will have:

  • understood the issues surrounding hybrid management and know how to adapt their leadership, monitoring and management strategies;
  • mastered the instruments they have learnt about and know how to apply them in real-life situations;
  • improved the impact that they can have on their teams and colleagues;
  • enriched their skills thanks to the participatory approaches used throughout the course.
Target audience

Any individuals responsible for designing or conducting community policing measures, in particular:

  • Senior police officers;
  • Officers responsible for community, neighbourhood and sector policing;
  • Officers responsible for crime prevention units;
  • Officers responsible strategic policing analysis;
  • Partners with community police work (leaders of neighbourhood residents’ associations, social street worker, etc.)
  • Political representatives dealing with public safety or social cohesion issues.
Programme (subject to modifications)
Date Time Topic
08.11.21 9h-12h A real-life case study of hybrid management
The points of view of employees and managers
How to restructure/reorganise activities using a hybrid approach
How to keep a team connected and motivated
What should be retained as “good practices”
15.11.21 9h-12h Real-life situations
How to manage psychosocial risks
How to optimise the organisation of meetings
How to recruit/integrate a new colleague using a hybrid approach
How to give feedback using a hybrid approach
How to retrieve a colleague who has “dropped off the radar”
Teaching methods

This seminar bridges theory and practice and places a great emphasis on sharing experiences. Because its key theme is management at a distance, the seminar will deliberately take place remotely.

The seminar’s two half-day sessions will be moderated and led by Professor David Giauque (IDHEAP) and Stéphane Haefliger, lecturer at the University of Geneva and board member at Vicario Consulting.

Seminar content will be covered using a mixture of presentations, discussions in small working groups, organisational self-assessments, suggested tools, checklists, common threads and exchanges of best practices.

In order to ensure the quality of the seminar’s exchanges, the number of participants will be limited to 25.

Certificate of attendance

For their active participation throughout the seminar, attendees will receive a certificate of attendance awarded by IDHEAP and Continuing Education UNIL–EPFL.

Registration fees

Admission requirements

The deadline for registration is Friday, 29.10.2021.

The number of participants is limited to 25, and registrations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. You are thus recommended to register as early as possible.

Registration fees

The registration fee for the two half-days is CHF 500, which includes all downloadable course materials, practical tools and relevant scientific articles. Should you decide to withdraw from the course after the deadline for registration, CHF 300 will remain due.

A discount of 5%, up to a maximum of CHF 500 per course, is available to any IDHEAP alumni—holding an MPA, DAS or CEMAP, an IDHEAP PhD or a Master’s in PMP—who wish to follow a CAS course or a Seminar for Specialists and Executives organised by IDHEAP. This discount does not apply to participants in the DAS who subsequently wish to follow the MPA course.

Qualifications and Certificate of attendance

Participants who participate actively throughout the seminar will receive a certificate of attendance awarded by IDHEAP and Continuing Education UNIL-EPFL.


Click here to register. Due to the number of places being limited, registrations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Practical information

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Prof. David Giauque

Dates, time and location

Two half-days: 8 and 15 November 2021 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. by video conference (Zoom).

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