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HEC Paris holds two educational workshops in Qatar

17 January 2014

HEC Paris recently held two educational workshops in Qatar as part of ongoing initiatives to enhance the leadership skills of executives in Qatar. Designed for high-potential professionals, a workshop on ‘Talent Management & Personal Career Decisions’ was conducted by HEC Paris Associate Professor Charles Henry Besseyre des Horts, while the second workshop,  called ‘Predictable Surprises - Common Problems in Judgment and Decision-making’ was attended mainly by senior executives and was delivered by Dr. Matthew Mulford, HEC Paris Affiliate Professor.

 
Both these workshops also mirrored the intention of HEC Paris to share the knowledge of its world-class faculty with the business community in Qatar and help the country’s executives benefit from cutting-edge research and international best practice. Furthermore, these workshops provided prospective Master and EMBA participants respectively with a preview of the high quality of executive education that they could potentially benefit from with HEC Paris.
 
“The workshop on ‘Talent Management & Career Decisions’ described the main talent management issues likely to be addressed by companies in today’s highly competitive environment in the Middle East region,” Besseyre des Horts said. “With consequences to individual career decisions, the main message to participants was to emphasize the fact that, through their development by involving themselves in an executive training program such as the HEC Paris Specialized Master, their resilience capacity is likely to be reinforced.”
 
During the workshop, participants proactively raised very interesting questions about companies’ talent management strategies and challenged some of the traditional assumptions about individual career decisions.
 
On the other hand, the workshop on ‘Predictable Surprises - Common Problems in Judgment and Decision-making’ tackled the recently emerging consensus in psychology of a two-system model of judgment and choice.
 
As such, Dr. Mulford covered some of the recent findings and explored how being able to predict shortcomings of the mind allows people to better design processes and systems to avoid predictable errors.
 
“With two different ways by which the mind processes information while contemplating a choice or decision, the integration of these two systems from within the same mind creates fascinating patterns of behavior,” Dr. Mulford said. “The implications from this rapidly evolving field are only now starting to be applied to management.”

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HEC Paris in Qatar

HEC Paris holds two educational workshops in Qatar


Doha, Qatar – 12 January, 2014: HEC Paris – a leading global business school – recently held two educational workshops in Qatar as part of ongoing initiatives to enhance the leadership skills of executives in Qatar.


Designed for high-potential professionals, a workshop on ‘Talent Management & Personal Career Decisions’ was conducted by HEC Paris Associate Professor Charles Henry Besseyre des Horts, while the second workshop,  called ‘Predictable Surprises - Common Problems in Judgment and Decision-making’ was attended mainly by senior executives and was delivered by Dr. Matthew Mulford, HEC Paris Affiliate Professor.


Both these workshops also mirrored the intention of HEC Paris to share the knowledge of its world-class faculty with the business community in Qatar and help the country’s executives benefit from cutting-edge research and international best practice. Furthermore, these workshops provided prospective Master and EMBA participants respectively with a preview of the high quality of executive education that they could potentially benefit from with HEC Paris.


“The workshop on ‘Talent Management & Career Decisions’ described the main talent management issues likely to be addressed by companies in today’s highly competitive environment in the Middle East region,” Besseyre des Horts said. “With consequences to individual career decisions, the main message to participants was to emphasize the fact that, through their development by involving themselves in an executive training program such as the HEC Paris Specialized Master, their resilience capacity is likely to be reinforced.”


During the workshop, participants proactively raised very interesting questions about companies’ talent management strategies and challenged some of the traditional assumptions about individual career decisions.


On the other hand, the workshop on ‘Predictable Surprises - Common Problems in Judgment and Decision-making’ tackled the recently emerging consensus in psychology of a two-system model of judgment and choice.


As such, Dr. Mulford covered some of the recent findings and explored how being able to predict shortcomings of the mind allows people to better design processes and systems to avoid predictable errors.


“With two different ways by which the mind processes information while contemplating a choice or decision, the integration of these two systems from within the same mind creates fascinating patterns of behavior,” Dr. Mulford said. “The implications from this rapidly evolving field are only now starting to be applied to management.”


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