Oliver Heer

Navigating Challenging Environments

16-18 May 2022

 

Oliver Heer, 33 Jahre alt, ist ein erfolgreicher Schweizer Segler, der am Zürichsee aufgewachsen ist. Nach dem Abschluss seines Wirtschaftsstudiums folgte er seinem Traum, Profisegler zu werden. In den letzten zehn Jahren hat sich Oliver Heer sowohl als erfolgreicher Skipper als auch als Key Support Lead in einigen der bekanntesten Offshore-Segelkampagnen etabliert. Oliver Heer kündigte vor kurzem an, dass er beim Vendée Globe Race 2024 an die Startlinie gehen wird, einem Solo-Nonstop-Rennen um den Globus. Diese Plattform wird er nutzen, um den Klimawandel und Kohlenstoffneutralität zu thematisieren.

Programm

Monday, May 16th 2022

 

Building blocks for an internal Sustainability Policy

A workshop with ChangeHub

The Oliver Heer Ocean Racing sustainability goal is to lead the way in protecting our planet by inspiring behavioral change through sailing. To meet our objective we need to adopt a company culture to lead, influence and inspire our audience, this workshop will assist the team in developing an internal policy which can steer the team in the right direction at an internal level.

Working with ChangeHub, this workshop aims to set the foundations of the Oliver Heer Ocean Racing (OHOR) internal sustainability policy. This is the first step towards delivering a truly sustainable sailing campaign, built around the teams three sustainability pillars:

1.Carbon neutrality

2.Environmental data collection

3. Sustainable technologies. 


When: 14:15-16:00 Uhr
Where: SQUARE, 11-1111
Language: English
Sign-Up: Here

 

Open doors - come in!

Oliver Herr's doors are open for conversations with the community.
When: 16:00-18:00
Where: SQUARE, 11-0131
Sign-up: Not necessary, just drop by and say hello.

 

Facing the Challenge: Performing under Pressure

Keynote by Oliver Heer and Networking with Apéro

In an informal setting, Oliver Heer will talk about overcoming challenges and the similarities between offshore sailing and the business world. The aim of the evening is to spark the discussion with Oliver’s keynote and then carry the topics into more informal discussions during the apéro. 

"Sailing is a continuous problem-solving exercise - so is the business world."

The 30 minutes keynote will start with a short introduction into Ollie’s world of offshore sailing and his Vendee Globe campaign. Oliver will then focus on identifying the challenges he faces and how he deals with them, breaking a complex challenge down into attainable goals and focusing on how every small decision you make has to get you closer to overcoming your obstacles and achieving your ultimate goal.

When: 18:30-20:30 Uhr
Where: SQUARE, 11-0101 + 11-0111 as well as digital participation on Zoom: 
unisg.zoom.us/j/65552278029
Language: English
Sign-Up: Here

 

Tuesday, May 17th 2022

 

Open doors - come in!

Oliver Heer's doors are open for conversations with the community.
When: 09:00-11:00
Where: SQUARE, 11-0131
Sign-up: Not necessary, just drop by and say hello.

 

CANCELLED! Mental Health when Navigating Challenging Environments CANCELLED!

Discussion between Prof. Wolfgang Jenewein and Oliver Heer, facilitated by Livia Lüdin (SHSG Mental Health Ambassador)

Professor Wolgang Jenewein and Oliver Heer will discuss the mental health challenges in the world of professional offshore sailing, and identify coping mechanisms and long term strategies to overcome these challenges.

The discussion will explore challenges both at sea:

And the associated mental challenges of running your own business, securing sponsorship and managing a remote global team in a non-conventional business.

When: 14:15-15:45
Where: SQUARE, 11-0131
Language: English
Sign-Up: Here

 

Open doors - come in!

Oliver Heer's doors are open for conversations with the community.
When: 16:00-18:00
Where: SQUARE, 11-0131
Sign-up: Not necessary, just drop by and say hello.

 

Oliver Heer unplugged

Moderiert von Sophie Stopp
«unplugged» bietet die einzigartige Möglichkeit unsere «Personality in Residence» Oliver Heer bei gemütlicher Lagerfeuerstimmung und in einem ungezwungenen Rahmen kennen zu lernen. Was man studieren würde, könnte man die Zeit zurückdrehen? Wie man die Verlagerung gesellschaftlicher Diskurse in den virtuellen Raum einschätzt? Welches Buch man im Leben unbedingt mal gelesen haben muss? Solche oder ähnliche Fragen kannst du unserer Personality stellen und so direkt mit ihm ins Gespräch kommen. Du möchtest dieses Format erleben, das ganz ohne Verstärker und Schnickschnack auskommt? Dann melde dich an und werde Teil unserer Runde!
Wann: 19:00-20:30 Uhr
Wo: SQUARE, 11-2042 (Lounge)
Sprache: Deutsch
Anmeldung: Hier

 

Wednesday, May 18th 2022

 

CANCELLED ! Cultural Challenges addressing a global audience CANCELLED!

Business Workshop facilitated by Luca Brunner
During this workshop, we will address the main challenges faced as an English-speaking Swiss roots global team, communicating its message to an international audience.

We will explore:

When: 10:15-12:00
Where: SQUARE, 11-0131
Language: English


How to attract a title sponsor in the current climate

Sponsorship Workshop together with the Impulse Network

During this interactive workshop organised with the Impulse Network and their advisory board/mentors and professors, we will discuss what a global swiss company requires in exchange for a title sponsorship commitment in the current climate.

We will identify best practices, and uncover creative ideas to attract a title sponsorship for a global sports campaign. Discussions will center around how to attract a partner, and understand a company's needs and what drives a sponsorship commitment?

Time permitting, we will also examine aspects of Swiss culture that may help find a Swiss title sponsor who aligns with the Oliver Heer Ocean Racing teams values and goals, and look at the teams external communications, PR, marketing, strategies and budgets required.

When: 13:30-15:00
Where: SQUARE, 11-0131
Language: English
Sign-Up: Here