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Executive Education

Cross-functional leadership

Cross-functional leadership

Executive Short Program

Language : French

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Program overview

Having authority without exercising hierarchical power. Directors of companies with cross-functional, matrix and project team organizations need to be recognized as natural leaders if they are to foster a spirit cooperation. This approach involves changing the perception of working collectively and adapting interpersonal behavior accordingly.

Executive Short Program Cross-functional Leadership

Format: In-class
Duration: 4 days
Language: French
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Cost: 5050 €*



Rethink your conception of exercising power in the organization 

Become aware of your role as an influencer and your personal impact 

Experience leadership in a powerful and innovative way 

Equip yourself with a new range of skills to ensure that your authority is recognized by colleagues 

Discover new and powerful ways to motivate 

Academic Director(s)

Senior Lecturer, Leadership & Management Programs Coordinator, HEC Paris

Learning methods

The third day features a powerful experiential learning approach - behavioral training with a horse. Each participant experiences influence by learning how to obtain the cooperation, without any coercion, of an expert in non-verbal communication (a horse). The other days combine interactive input and exchanges, as well as concrete simulations of the key stages in the positioning of the cross-functional team leader. 

We highly recommended staying at HEC Paris le Château during the program and to apply for accommodation when you register. This greatly enhances the perspective, impact and benefits of the program.



Authority without exercising hierarchical power

Behaviors and approaches that favor natural authority, and position you at the center of action.

Developing grids for interpreting your environment

Paying attention to “weak signals”. 

Full-scale experiment 

A real-life, interactive experience with horses at a stud farm. Debriefing session on the experience and consolidating what you have learned.

Optimizing your personal talents 

Increasing awareness of your talents as an influencer, contextualizing the key moments of leading a cross-functional team: making contact, clarifying issues, positioning yourself as a leader. 

Adapting these skills to your specific context

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*Net price, HEC Paris is not subject to Value Added Tax. Prices, dates, faculty and program content are subject to change.

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