Laura Perret Ducommun, Dr.

Dr. Laura Perret Ducommun is Head of the Basic Training Division of the Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET). She has been an expert in the Swiss education system for over 15 years and her expertise spans vocational education and training, professional education and higher education. She has been teaching at various levels (vocational school, professional education institution, university of applied sciences, cantonal university, schools specialising in adult education, in-house company training) for the past twenty years. She regularly publishes articles on training in specialised journals. She is also an ICF professional certified coach and CSA supervisor. She has conducted scientific research projects on the topic of search engines.

Dr. Laura Perret Ducommun has played an active role on the Federal Administration’s ‘Apprenticeship Outlook’ Task Force, the Federal Commission for Vocational and Professional Education and Training (FCVPET), the Higher Education Council of Swissuniversities, and the European Commission’s Advisory Committee for Vocational Training (ACVT).

Dr. Laura Perret Ducommun holds a PhD in computer science, an Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education as a Supervisor-Coach, an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Work experience

Work experience

  • 2020 - present National Head of Basic Training Division - Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET
  • 2016 - 2020 First Deputy Secretary and Political Secretary – National education and youth policies, Swiss Trade Union Federation (SGB)
  • 2011 - 2016 Head of Professional Education Section, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)
  • 2009 - 2011 Head of Higher Education Personnel and Funding Unit, Federal Statistical Office (FSO)
  • 2006 - 2009 Deputy General Secretary, Swiss University Conference for the French-Speaking Region of Switzerland (CUSO)
  • 2005 - 2006 Head of IT project, Office of Education Statistics and Information Technology (OSIS), Canton of Neuchatel
  • 2000 - 2005 Researcher under SNSF grant, Computer Science Department (IIUN), University of Neuchatel (UNINE)
  • 1999 - 2000 IT specialist, IT Design Office of Jean-Maurice Burri

Coaching, advice

  • 2015 - present ICF Professional Certified Coach; Supervisor-Coach, Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education
  • 2017 - 2020 Member of the board of examiners for Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Public Administration
  • 2016 - 2020 Specialist editor, Panorama
Education

Initial

  • 2020 Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • 2019 - 2020 Executive Master of Business Administration EMBA, CEFCO, Lausanne
  • 2019 - 2020 M1 MAE Diploma in Business Administration, Graduate School of Management, University of Grenoble, France
  • 2019 - 2020 Coaching Supervision Diploma, Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA), Generative Hub, Geneva
  • 2017 - 2017 Supervisor-Coach, Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education, HFP Beratung, Lucerne
  • 2015 - 2016 Certified Professional Coach, IDC Coaching and Coaching Square Swiss, Neuchatel
  • 2015 - 2016 SVEB Level 1 Trainer’s Certificate, Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB), Nyon
  • 2008 - 2010 Master in Public Administration MPA, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, University of Lausanne (UNIL-IDHEAP)
  • 2005 - 2007 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and Planning, CEFCO, Lausanne
  • 2001 - 2005 PhD in Computer Science, Computer Science Department (IIUN), University of Neuchatel
  • 2001 - 2001 Vocational Pedagogy Certificate, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET), formerly Swiss Pedagogical Institute for Vocational Education (SPIVE), Lausanne
  • 1996 - 2001 Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Department (IIUN), University of Neuchatel

Continuing

  • 2020 Shared Governance - Agile Collaborative Project & Organisation, InstantZ, Biel
  • 2020 Director education programme for business angels, startup founders and corporate investors, Startup Board Academy, Fribourg
  • 2018 Ethics, supervision, International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • 2017 Generative leadership, Robert Dilts and Stephen Gilligan, IDC Coaching, Geneva
  • 2017 Exploring the impact of neurosciences on leadership and coaching, David Forster, IDC Coaching, Geneva
  • 2016 Team coaching, Coaching Square Swiss, Neuchatel
  • 2016 Political economics, Movendo, Morges
  • 2016 Governance, Movendo, Morges
  • 2016 Basics of psychopathology, Coaching Square Swiss, Neuchatel
  • 2016 Team coaching, Coaching Square Swiss, Neuchatel
  • 2016 In-house company coaching, IDC Coaching, Geneva
  • 2016 Professional coaching certification, IDC Coaching, Geneva
  • 2016 Grow© Certified Coach module, Coaching Square Swiss, Neuchatel
  • 2015 Process Communication Model (PCM), a powerful tool to motivate and coach your clients, Coaching Square Swiss, Neuchatel
  • 2015 Coaching Training at Summer University, IDC Coaching, Geneva
  • 2015 Root© Certified Coach module, Coaching Square Swiss, Neuchatel
  • 2015 Prevening and handling burnout syndrom, CIP, Tramelan
  • 2014 Negotiation skills, Federal Administration Training Centre (FATC), Bern
  • 2014 Conflict management, Federal Administration Training Centre (FATC), Bern
  • 2013 Federal Council business, Federal Administration Training Centre (FATC), Bern
  • 2013 Work-life balance, Federal Administration Training Centre (FATC), Bern
  • 2013 Public speaking, Manufacture
  • 2011 Management seminar 2, Federal Administration Training Centre (FATC), Bern
  • 2010 Management seminar 1, Federal Administration Training Centre (FATC), Bern
  • 2010 Project management, FSO, Neuchatel
  • 2008 Speaking to the media, Canal Alpha, Cortaillod
  • 2008 Navigating boundaries with others, DIDAC HES-SO, Fribourg
  • 2007 Managing interpersonal relationships, DIDAC HES-SO, Fribourg
  • 2007 Conceptual mapping, DIDAC HES-SO, Fribourg
  • 2005 NLP-based communication for teachers, HEP-BEJUNE, Neuchatel
  • 2005 Situation-based behavior, Cantonal Office for Continuing Education and Training, Neuchatel
  • 2005 Projecto: steering projects towards their objectives, University of Neuchatel
  • 2001 CREATE Entrepreneurship, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne
  • 2000 Legislation on new technologies, University of Neuchatel
Teaching experience
  • 2018 - 2021 Coach, Coaching Square Swiss, Neuchatel
  • 2017 - present Instructor, Swiss University Conference for the French-Speaking Region of Switzerland (CUSO)
  • 2007 - 2009 Lecturer, Communication Engineering Management (comem+), School of Management and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD)
  • 2006 - 2007 Teaching assistant, Faculty of Humanities, University of Geneva (UNIGE)
  • 2003 - 2004 Instructor, Computer and Telematics Service (SITEL), University of Neuchatel (UNINE)
  • 2000 - 2008 Teacher, Centre professionnel du littoral neuchâtelois (CPLN)
Publications
Mandates/Memberships
  • 2020 - present Steering Committee, Foundation for Technology Assessment (TA Swiss)
  • 2019 - present SKO Committe, SwissLeaders Organisation (SKO)
  • 2020 - 2020 'Apprenticeship Outlook 2020' Task Force
  • 2019 - 2020 Board of Training and Publication Foundation, Swiss Trade Union Federation (SGB)
  • 2019 - 2020 Board of Cultural Foundation, Swiss Trade Union Federation (SGB) 
  • 2019 - 2020 ECAP Foundation Board
  • 2019 - 2020 SwissSkills Marketing & Events
  • 2017 - 2020 SwissSkills Foundation Board
  • 2017 - 2020 Advisory Committee for Vocational Training (ACVT), European Commission
  • 2016 - 2020 Swiss Conference of Higher Education Institutions (SHK)
  • 2016 - 2020 Federal Commission for Vocational and Professional Education and Training (FCVPET)
  • 2016 - 2020 Expert Group on Education and Science (FSO)
  • 2016 - 2020 Swiss Observatory for Vocational Education and Training (OBS SFIVET)
  • 2016 - 2020 Chair of Foundation Board, Swiss Trade Union College (GSS)
  • 2016 - 2020 Chair of Quality Assurance Committee for Federal Diploma of Higher Education as Trade Union Secretary
  • 2016 - 2020 Movendo Trade Union Training Institute Committee
  • 2016 - 2019 ECAP Scientific Committee
  • 2016 - 2017 Conférence romande de la formation continue (CRFC)
  • 2011 - 2015 Federal Commission for Professional Education Institutions (FCPEI)