Staff Expertise

CSEND's staff includes development and management experts with doctoral and post-graduate degrees in business administration, adult education, psychology, economics, science and history. A number of staff members are authors of books and articles on topics related to public administration, training technology and intercultural negotiation. The staff's combined expertise includes many years of experience implementing change policy in the public sector, and conducting training and educational programmes for international organisations.

In addition to the permanent staff, CSEND maintains an active network of professional associates throughout the world. There are more than 200 experts with business administration, management, human resources, finance, law and communications expertise who carried out assignments for CSEND in the last decade.


Ongoing Scholarship

CSEND cooperates closely with universities and research institutes and offers internship and postgraduate study opportunities to visiting scholars. The directors of CSEND as well as its staff continue to engage in research activities and participate in international conferences of renowned professional associations.

When feasible, CSEND staff also teach courses and seminars at universities and research institutes in Europe, Asia and North America.

Working Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.



The Centre's library has more than 150,000 books and 100 periodicals to meet the needs of staff and experts carrying out special assignments. The volumes include collections on topics ranging from organisational behaviour and human resource development to globalisation, economics, and dispute resolution. The library is available to visiting scholars and clients by appointment.


Professional Associations & Networks

CSEND is an active member of the following professional associations:

Action Learning, Action Research and Process Management Association,
Academy of International Business (AIB),
Academy of Management (AoM),
American Psychological Association (APA),
Geneva Environmental House (
European Association of Business and Management Teachers (EABMT),
European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI),
European Group of Organisational Studies (EGOS),
European Evaluation Society (EES),
Interdisciplinary Research Group of Development Studies (IafeF),
International Association for Business & Society (IABS),
International Association of Conflict Resolution (IACR),
International Association of Schools & Institutes of Administration (IASIA),
International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)
International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP),
International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP),
International Sociological Association (ISA),
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE),
Swiss Federation for Enterprise Training (FSFE)
Swiss Federation of Psychologists (SFP),
Swiss Standards Society (SNV).
The World Bank (
United Nations Forum for Climate Change Conventions (

CSEND takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information published on these sites.