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Sarah Büchel

Sarah Büchel

Sarah Büchel

ZHAW School of Social Work
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Head of staff


Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Special knowledge in the field of leadership and cooperation:
(1) New Work - agile forms of cooperation and leadership
(2) Organizational development with focus on transition and innovation
(3) Digitalization and digital transformation

Special knowledge in the field of educational science:
(4) Doing Family - for a comprehensive family policy (
(5) Child and youth welfare (school social work, outpatient and inpatient help, etc.)

Professional milestones

Head of staff
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
2020 - today

Project manager (part time)
"Doing Family - for a comprehensive family policy"
"MOVE - workplace of the future"
"NextSSA - new offer of school social work for communities in the canton of Zurich"
Amt für Jugend und Berufsberatung Kanton Zürich
2017 - 2020

Founder, consultant and project manager (self-employed)
Büchel Beratung (
2019 - today

Consultant and project manager
inoversum ag, consulting for school, political and church communities and other NPO and NGO
2016 - 2019

Specialist employee / project manager / quality manager
Central and specialist department for child and youth welfare, Amt für Jugend und Berufsberatung Kanton Zürich
2010 - 2016

Educational background

Bachelor of Science in Education and Spanish Literature, Universities of Fribourg and Seville, 2009
Master of Arts in Educational Science and Special Education, University of Zurich, 2013
Training as project manager according to HERMES and SPOL, 2014-2015
Further training in quality and risk management, Schweizerische Normenvereinigung (SNV), 2015
Training as systemic organizational developer (learning path), Management Center Vorarlberg, 2018-2019

Further training in the field of New Work:
Lateral leadership, Stefan Marti, organizational consultant and coach, 2018
Learning Journey at various companies in Berlin (holacracy, sociocracy, Kollegiale Führung), 2019
Design Thinking, Felix Gnann, imu Augsburg, 2019

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