Gauthier Valérie

Visions of Leadership Conferences

The HEC MBA program places leadership development at the core of the curriculum and all our activities. HEC MBA participants  come away from the experience with enhanced self-awareness and greater confidence in their ability to become the leaders of some of the world’s most powerful organizations.
Leadership includes a mix of analytical, critical and experiential skills that are applicable to a variety of multicultural environments. By placing personal and professional growth alongside individual, interpersonal and collective skills, the HEC MBA offers a new model of management education, based on both knowledge and experience. In this way, its places value on the human core competencies that are often lacking in the corporate world.
A cycle of conferences, Visions of Leadership enables CEOs, entrepreneurs, and leadership specialists to share their experiences with MBA participants. This seminar cycle helps participants to develop new skills and discover untapped interests. It confronts participants with contemporary leadership approaches and enables them to study the attitudes of modern leaders. Moreover, it gives MBAs the possibility to position themselves, explore their personal visions, and think about the meaning of leadership.
Two events highlight the Visions of Leadership cycle:
VoL week: The Visions of Leadership week is structured around a series of interactive Q&A style conferences and workshops based on live case studies that explore the concept of leadership. Professors, consultants, and CEOs work with MBA participants to develop a global understanding of leadership in all its forms, including business, politics, and strategic defense.
- Leadership Awards: This event concludes the VoL cycle with an awards ceremony, where a keynote speaker delivers a presentation on a leadership theme. The leadership awards are attributed based on four criteria: the quality of the final essays that second-year participants submit, the number of votes they have obtained from their classmates, the academic profile of participants, and their involvement in student-based leadership training initiatives.