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Executive Leadership & Geopolitics Certificate

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A better understanding of the world for better leadership

With a focus on adaptability, the Executive Leadership and Geopolitics Certificate explores transformational leadership and personal reflection. The programme centres on the study of international relations and geopolitics in order to decode an unstable world.

Participants develop critical thinking skills, becoming visionary leaders capable of successfully navigating a changing environment. The programme aims to equip participants with the skills needed to thrive in the short, medium and long term, underlining the constant imperative to adapt and catalyse professional transformation.

5 reasons to join the programme

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A unique course combining leadership and geopolitics

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A programme taught by top experts from a leading business school and an internationally recognised think tank

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An innovative teaching approach alternating experience and role-playing, tailored to working professionals

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A training course designed to help participants to better understand themselves and the world

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A programme that will transform you into an inspirational leader with a mastery of geopolitics as an integral part of strategic thinking

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Programme leadership

Eric Mottet

Director of Research & Development at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) and Professor at the Catholic University of Lille, is an expert in Indo-Pacific geopolitics, co-directing the region’s Geopolitical Observatory. With responsibilities in various institutions, including the CNRS, he has been a professor in Quebec and has directed geopolitical observatories, while contributing to research on contemporary Southeast Asia. The author of numerous articles and books, he is a regular contributor to the media in Europe, North America and Asia.

Olivier Friedman 

An engineer by training with almost 20 years’ experience as CTO and CIO, founded several start-ups after completing an MBA at HEC and training in professional coaching. Certified by the International Coach Federation, he now runs his own firm, PrismUp, offering advice, training and coaching to managers and teams to develop their potential and improve their performance, with an approach focusing on technical, business and human aspects.

Pascal Boniface

Director of the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS).

Barthélémy Courmont

Research Director at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) in charge of the Asia-Pacific Programme, Professor at the Catholic University of Lille.

Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Honorary Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Fondation pour la Prospective et l’Innovation. Chairman @LeadersPaix.

NEOMA x IRIS

This partnership with IRIS Sup’, the school of the Institute of International & Strategic Relations, is the initiative of Michel-Edouard Leclerc, President of NEOMA Business School and member of the IRIS Board of Directors. IRIS Sup’ and NEOMA join forces to strengthen the complementary nature of their teaching in geopolitics and management.

Ranked among the world’s leading think tanks on foreign policy and international affairs, IRIS is the only think tank in France that directly associates a research centre and a school. With this partnership, IRIS Sup’ offers NEOMA students the opportunity to follow a course combining leadership and geopolitics, renowned and recognised by the world of work.

NEOMA Business School is Qualiopi certified for the following categories of actions:

  • Training activities
  • Apprenticeship training
  • Actions enabling the validation of acquired experience (VAE)

Curriculum

The Executive Leadership and Geopolitics Certificate is designed for all experienced managers and executives looking to develop their leadership skills by transforming themselves and the world around them. This course will enable them to better understand themselves and the major geopolitical issues with which they are, or will be, confronted, in order to progress towards a better version of themselves and the world.

Spread over a period of 5 weeks, the course includes both in-person and distance learning sessions, with synchronous and asynchronous exchanges, as well as individual and group work.

1 – Introspection & holistic vision

Get to know yourself and the world in order to transform your relationships (in-person)

Discover your drivers and identify your employees’ distinctive strengths. Get involved via UN simulations throughout the course.
Benefit from a keynote lecture on the world’s major geopolitical issues by Pascal Boniface.

2 – Leadership 4.0 and Geopolitics

Transform your stance and becoming aware of your role as a global player (distance learning)

Shift to Leadership 4.0 and develop employee autonomy. Become a major player in the geopolitical arena. Experiment with concepts in asynchronous triads.

3 – Decision-making and international crises

Analyse and make better decisions to transform problems into solutions (remote)

Understand the mechanisms of decision-making, balance, rationality and intuition. Manage international crises like a seasoned decision-maker.

With Jean-Pierre Raffarin.

4 – Transformation and adaptability

Transform in the face of change (remote)

Identify the obstacles to transformation to strengthen your organisation’s ability to adapt to change. Put the transformation model into practice within your teams and explore geopolitical representations.

5 – Assessment (in-person)

End the UN simulation with a skills assessment, with a focus on the practical skills developed throughout the programme.

Please note: The Executive Leadership & Geopolitics Certificate is a skills block included in the
General Management Programme (GMP). The GMP is a 10-month course (three days a month) consisting of five skill blocks focused on positive leadership, innovation culture and managerial best practice. By joining the GMP, you can complete your Leadership & Geopolitics to obtain the RNCP Level 6 qualification “Business Unit Management and Development Manager”.

Evaluation methods

Written and oral evaluations:

  • Synchronous assessment: Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the UN simulation and the conclusions and contributions they have drawn from it, which they will present on the last day of the programme in TEDx format.
  • Asynchronous evaluation: Participants will keep a logbook throughout the module and will write a reflection article on the benefits of this course on their personal leadership.

How to apply?

For more information on how to apply for the Executive Leadership & Geopolitics Certificate, please contact our recruitment team.

If you are working, changing careers or looking for work,you may finance all or part of the Executive Leadership & Geopolitics Certificate (already registered in the RNCP Répertoire national des certifications professionnelles) using your Compte personnel de formation (CPF). Your CPF may be supplemented by your employer and/or Pôle Emploi if you are unemployed.
For more information moncompteformation.gouv.fr/espace-prive.

For more information, contact our international team:

Ivana TEIXEIRA

Practical information

  • Format:

    3 days remote learning / 2 days in-person / 1 Masterclass

  • Duration:

    5 days

  • Tuition fees:

    €2,500 net of tax – Eligible for the Compte personnel de formation (CPF)

  • Campus:

    Paris, Remote

  • Teaching language:

    French

  • Course start date:

    October 2024
    New session every quarter

  • Entry level:

    Accessible to candidates holding a two-year bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years professional experience. Admissions also possible for candidates not holding a two-year bachelor's degree, by special dispensation only

  • Degree awarded:

    Certificate eligible for the CPF: Validation of skills block 5/RNCP level 6 title/ RNCP Sheet No. 37655 / Business unit management and development manager
    Registration date: 31/05/2023 - NEOMA

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Ranking

37 th rank

Financial Time Executive Education "Open enrolment" worldwide ranking in 2024

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Practical information

  • Practical information
    • Format:

      3 days remote learning / 2 days in-person / 1 Masterclass

    • Duration:

      5 days

    • Tuition fees:

      0€

    • Campus:

      Paris, Remote

    • Teaching language:

      French

    • Course start date:

      June 2024

    • Entry level:

      Accessible to candidates holding a two-year bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years professional experience. Admissions also possible for candidates not holding a two-year bachelor's degree, by special dispensation only

    • Degree awarded:

      Certificate eligible for the CPF: Validation of skills block 5/RNCP level 6 title/ RNCP Sheet No. 37655 / Business unit management and development manager
      Registration date: 31/05/2023 - NEOMA