Navigating negative emotions: Turning challenges into advantages

Masterclass | Join us in Lausanne | Limited seats available
When 21 November 2023 at 18:30 (CET)
Where Lausanne
Duration 3 hours 15 minutes

Leadership & EMBA | Masterclass | Lausanne

Experience IMD education with this free masterclass led by Professor Ginka Toegel. Limited seating.

Experience learning at IMD. Join a faculty-led leadership masterclass

Dive deep into the emotional dynamics of leadership with our exclusive on-campus masterclass. In this interactive session you will immerse yourself in IMD’s learning environment and gain actionable strategies and tools that are directly applicable to your leadership journey. 

Emotions, once considered an obstacle in leadership, have taken on new meaning in recent years thanks to an explosion of research. Previously seen as “sand in the machinery” of leadership in an organization, today an effective modern leader is an “emotional manager“. However, emotions that are perceived as negative, while normal, can lead to anxiety, stress, or depression if not effectively managed.

Led by Professor Ginka Toegel, an expert in leadership and organizational behavior, in this face-to-face session, we will explore these negative emotions and seek to better understand, process, and manage them in order to transform them from a potential liability into a powerful asset.

This masterclass is designed for professionals who want to improve their emotional intelligence and leadership skills while getting an on-campus taste of the IMD experience. 

Here’s what to expect from your masterclass:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of emotions in leadership, with a focus on the potential of negative emotions.
  • Develop practical strategies to understand, process, and effectively manage negative emotions.
  • Discover the transformative potential of emotional intelligence in leadership.
  • Experience IMD’s innovative, hands-on approach to leadership and organizational behavior.

After the session, you can engage directly with our Program Advisors. They will provide you with:

  • An overview of IMD’s diverse leadership program portfolio and Executive MBA.
  • Insights on how our programs can align with your professional goals.
  • Answers to all your questions about our programs.

We look forward to welcoming you on campus for this unique learning experience.

Please be advised, this event will not be recorded. Seize this unique occasion to immerse yourself in IMD’s enriching learning journey in real-time.

About the event

Navigating negative emotions

Navigating negative emotions is a vital skill in today’s complex leadership landscape. Explore the transformative power of emotion management with Professor Ginka Toegel. Discover how understanding and effectively channeling negative emotions can transform potential challenges into powerful leadership assets. Empower yourself with the tools to become not just a leader, but an emotional manager.

When:  21 November 2023 at 18:30 CET

Where: IMD Campus – Chem. de Bellerive 23, 1001 Lausanne – Switzerland


  • 18:30 – 19:00: Registration & welcome
  • 19:00 – 20:00: Masterclass with Professor Ginka Toegel – “Navigating negative emotions”
  • 20:00 – 20:45: Presentation of the leadership program portfolio and Executive MBA with our Program Advisors
  • 20:45 – 21:45: Networking cocktail


Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and take the next step in your leadership journey.

Preview the IMD classroom experience
  • Enjoy a stimulating hour of teaching with top faculty
  • Get new tools and frameworks to apply to your own business
  • Experience fun ways to learn with IMD’s stimulating teaching methods
Get all your questions answered

Program Advisors will answer your individual questions:

  • Leadership, EMBA programs and more
  • Personalized program recommendations
  • Career impact
  • Getting started: dates & payment options
  • 18:30 – 19:00: Registration & welcome
  • 19:00 – 20:00: Masterclass with IMD Professor Ginka Toegel – “Navigating negative emotions
  • 20:00 – 20:45: Presentation of the IMD program portfolio
  • 20:45 – 21:45: Networking cocktail
Register now to save your seat!

After submitting your registration, you will receive an email requesting reconfirmation of your attendance to secure your seat.

You will receive session details and a reminder shortly before the event.

Our events are attended by professionals from around the world and offer the possibility of having enriching discussions around the programs and your career aspirations. IMD Program Advisors look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

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