Events & Workshops in Switzerland
CAUX-Initiatives of Change
Enriching Encounters

The CAUX-Initiatives of Change Foundation launched the Enriching Encounters series in 2016 for its 70th anniversary and will now continue this series throughout the year. Join us for these events to become inspired and learn from someone else’s story.

Facilitation Tools Training

In partnership with ICA:UK, CAUX-IofC offers facilitation tools trainings which offer powerful methods and tools for generating consensus in groups and for building ownership of projects or events. They are suited for all levels of experience.



Week of International Community in Caux

The Week of International Commmunity (WIC) in Caux invits people from all Europe to spend a week at the Caux Palace in Caux to interact with a community of about 40 people from different countries, backgrounds and generations, discussing the topics of peace, values, common future including experiential learning of cross-cultural teambuilding through common service.

Events in Caux

Find out more about public events organised by CAUX-IofC in Caux and at the Caux Palace.



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TIGE-Switzerland Network

The TIGE-Switzerland Network links people in Switzerland who are interested in the Caux conference "Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy" (TIGE) to further value-based actions by sharing inspiring stories, ideas and tools.


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Workshops for Students

CAUX-Initiatives of Change offers a series of 90-minute workshops to students which aim at improving their teamwork in an intercultural setting and at strengthening their confidence and skills in leadership.



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Photo Exhibition "First Steps" in Caux

The photo exhibition "First Steps" was chosen to kick off the 70th anniversary celebrations of the CAUX-IofC Foundation by exploring its past and informing people about its rich history and vision.  After Montreux the traveling exhibit moved on to Caux from 29 June to 20 August 2016. 

Heart of Effective Leadership (HEL)

HEL is a successful business leadership programme which originated in India and works with storytelling-methods. It focuses on the leader as a person and challenges them to align their values and actions.


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Winter Gathering in Caux

The Winter Gathering conferences in Caux are a unique opportunity to spend the time between Christmas and New Year with a group of international participants in Caux.




Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
16:00 to 18:00

Join us for the upcoming event in our series Enriching Encounters! Become inspired and learn from someone else’s story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 18:00 to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:00
Leadership Retreat CoP 2017

Are you taking leadership for peace, in your community or professional role? Do you work with an NGO involved in reconciliation, development or humanitarian projects? Creators of Peace (CoP) invite you to a leadership retreat weekend for women who are engaged in peacebuilding.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 09:00
Facilitation Tools Method Training

The Action Planning (AP) training will teach you an 8–stage process to assess and plan a short-term project or event in a participatory way. It gives project managers and event planners an additional tool for being more effective in their work. It will allow you to plan the implementation of your project and generate ownership and commitment in the process.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 18:30 to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:30

This is a volunteer opportunity for 40 people from European countries to experience how the essence and basic principles of Initiatives of Change (IofC) can bring cross-cultural and inter-generational trust and understanding in Europe through common service, community-building and learning non-violent means of communication at the Caux Palace - Conference and Seminar Centre in Caux, Switzerland in the period between 21-28 June, 2017.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 16:45 to Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 12:30

The Caux Forum 2017 event on Ethical Leadership in Business is an opportunity for business leaders and managers to get inspired by ethical business models and share values based decision-making approaches.

Friday, June 30, 2017 -
14:00 to 16:30
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Welcome to the Official Opening which will set the tone for the whole Caux Forum 2017, which through events, dialogues and training programmes, will address extremes of all kinds. It will be a unique opportunity to discuss, share and discover global issues in a multicultural and diverse setting, and to encourage each of us to get inspired and take action to stand against extremes, to promote dialogue and respect and to work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world, one step at a time.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 16:45 to Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 16:00

Come to this year's forum event "Just Governance for Human Security" and share your own experience, learn from others, and be inspired to take action, as we respond to the human security challenges we face at every level of society across the world.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 16:45 to Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:30

Come to the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2017 and uncover new ideas to restore land and build trust, increase private investment, reduce the risk of conflict, lower the impact of climate change, and create new markets. That’s what the ground-breaking discussions at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2017 aim to achieve.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 18:15 to Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:15
Emerging young leaders programme, CDLS

The Emerging Leaders programme at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security aims to bring together young leaders who are passionate about land and/or peace issues. It will provide them an opportunity to have their voice heard, to influence discussions around land and peace, and to equip them with the skills and support needed to share their ideas and solutions, enabling them take further action in their own communities or on the international stage. Apply now!

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 16:30 to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:30
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The “Young Ambassadors Programme” (YAP) is part of the European Project of Initiatives of Change (IofC), which aims to bring together young people caring about the future of Europe. The progromme consists of two days training designed specifically for the Young Ambassadors (14th-16th July), followed by full participation in the AEUB forum (17th-21st July). Apply now!


Friday, December 23, 2016 - 18:00 to Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 10:00

Join us for the 2016 Winter Gathering: take the time to reflect about ‘Change’, this year’s theme, and to experience community life with people from around the world! The Winter Gathering takes place from 26 December 2016 at 18:00 to 1 January 2017.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 18:00 to Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:00

Caux Scholars Program-Asia Plateau (CSP-AP) is a three-week program held in one of our IofC centers in Panchgani, India. It invites youth leaders, community organizers, and scholars from different countries and cultural backgrounds to learn and experience the integration of sustainable development and peacebuilding.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 16:30

This weekend is open to all members of the Friends of Caux Association and all those who wish to recharger their batteries and lead open and honest dialogues on the theme "Initiatives for a solidary society".

Friday, November 11, 2016 -
12:30 to 14:00

Join us as we celebrate Geneva Peace Week through a unique interactive dialogue!