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Leadership Certificate

Certificate Valérie GAUTHIER, Associate Professor, Languages and Cultures Department

As part of the Pernod Ricard Chair, on June 6th, 2014 HEC Paris launched its “Leadership” Certificate in the presence of Alexandre Ricard, Deputy CEO of Pernod Ricard, Bruno Rain, Managing Director of Human Resources and Social Responsibility of Pernod Ricard, Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris and Valérie Gauthier, HEC Paris Professor in charge of the Certificate. 
The “Leadership” Certificate, composed of approximately 100 hours of lessons and conferences between April and June, is offered to all HEC Paris students, regardless of their program. The Certificate looks at the relationship between human capital and business performance, as part of a leadership vision which is harmonious with Pernod Ricard’s culture and values. 
Students are given tasks to tackle in groups, allowing them to experiment with autonomous and responsible leadership strategies. Different leadership qualities are explored: confidence, resilience, power, decision making and personal development. Under the leadership of Pernod Ricard University, students are also faced with practical business cases involving managers from Pernod Ricard, which put strategic leadership into practice.

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