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Institute for Counseling, Coaching and Social Management

The Institute for Counseling, Coaching and Social Management maintains close contact with practice – with a view to identifying and to developing new organisational models, state-of-the-art approaches to leadership, and forward-looking approaches to counseling!

We specialise in counseling and coaching processes and in understanding the ways in which organisational planning, leadership, and steering work most effectively. We teach and research, shape professional practice, and advise practitioners.

About us

Institute staff undertake research and development, provide services, run further education programmes, and teach on the FHNW’s Bachelor and Master of Arts in Social Work.


Prof. Stefan Adam

Prof. Stefan Adam, Head of Institute
T +41 62 957 20 12

FHNW School of Social Work, Olten

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Social Work Von Roll-Strasse 10 CH - 4600 Olten