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Since January 2016, our Centre for Leadership and Effective Organisations has proposed webinars and breakfast meetings to encourage dialogue between our expert faculty and the professional community.  Led jointly by professors and experts from the world of business, the meetings cover different topics linked to organisational change, contributing to knowledge-sharing and discussions on leading practices.  After two webinars and a breakfast meeting, the results are very encouraging!

Co-chaired by an academic expert and two senior managers, the breakfast meetings provide an opportunity to compare theoretical viewpoints and practice in front of an audience of professionals. The first of these meetings, organised on 29 January at our Paris campus, covered the topic of organisational change and how it can leverage agility.  Chris Worley, Professor of Strategy and the Centre’s Strategy Director spoke extensively of his expertise in this field alongside  Eric Pietrac, Senior Vice-President for International Human Resources at Subsea 7, and Maurice van den Broek, Head of Rewards and Human Resources Director at BNP Paribas. The meeting was a great success, with lively, instructive discussion between the panel and senior managers from international firms, who had all accepted the invitation to attend. To watch the highlights, go to: https://youtu.be/dSFdADZ_Nbk

Meanwhile, the webinar format is available for those who would like to attend from any location: a one-hour presentation is followed by a discussion via a web conference platform between the speaker and attendees from different sectors.    The first two editions, led by members of the Centre for Leadership and Effective Organisations, on the topics of Organisational Agility (Chris Worley) and Leadership (Michelle Bligh) were also very successful.

In view of the positive feedback received by participants, the Centre will continue to organise more webinars and breakfast meetings over the coming months, also on topics closely linked to current organisational challenges. For example, Karina Jensen will be leading a webinar and hosting a breakfast seminar on the topic of “Global Innovation and Collaboration” in April and May.  Our Paris campus will host another breakfast meeting March 18 on the topic of “The Challenges of Effective Leadership: what are the new competencies?”  Michelle Bligh, professor in Organisational Behaviour and Leadership, and Academic Director of the Centre for Leadership and Effective Organisations will host the meeting alongside Alexia Cassimatis, Senior Manager, Leadership and Talent, Deloitte France, and Francis Girard, Practice Director, Lee Hecht Harrison-DBM Dirigeants.