HEC Paris, ranked #2 worldwide for Executive Education in 2020 and #3 for the International Executive MBA (EMBA) in 2020 by the Financial Times, has ended ‘Managing Business in Challenging Times’ online custom-designed program for Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).
The program was delivered by Professor Roger Hallowell and attended by 40 senior executives from the finance and banking sectors, but also from trading, and oil & gas. As part of the learning initiative, the program also included a webinar on ‘Responding to global economic and geopolitical disruptors’ by Dr. Serge Besanger, Professor of Strategy and Economics at HEC Paris.
KFAS is a private, non-profit organization set up to promote science, technology and innovation within the State of Kuwait and its private sector contributing companies.
Combining strategic thinking with leadership qualities, ‘Managing Business in Challenging Times’ was aimed at enhancing senior managers´ skills to cope with an uncertain environment and with unforeseen challenges. The participants were provided with insights on the best practices of leadership, and educated about various leadership styles to be adopted under conditions of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity).
HEC Paris custom-designed programs help executives and senior managers enhance their leadership skills, including their ability to design and implement change. “HEC Paris’ award-winning custom programs are very relevant for today´s uncertain world,” said Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan, Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar. “Under uncertain conditions, the quality of the leaders makes the difference, and our programs are designed to enhance leadership skills under VUCA conditions.”
HEC Paris’ custom-designed programs were ranked #2 worldwide by the Financial Times in 2020. They are fully customized leadership development programs that enable participants to reflect upon themselves; their organization; their role within their industry; and the position their company occupies on the national and global stage. The programs incorporate blended solutions including case studies, business simulations and bespoke digital portals and are further accentuated by elements like professional and executive coaching, projects tackling real-life challenges, and international study tours, for a lasting transformational impact.