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Jeremy Ghez module
Affiliate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at HEC Paris. Academic Director of the Center for Geopolitics at HEC Paris. Academic advisor of the Master's Program in Sustainable and Social Innovation (SASI)

26-27.06 (10:00-18:00)
Module 7 - Strategic Forecasting
Module description
Amid fears about durably low economic growth and about increasing global political, social, societal and environmental tensions worldwide, it seems increasingly fashionable for managers and senior executives to worry and complain about how unstable, risky and dangerous the world has become. These fears are legitimate, as a growing body of evidence that suggest that these threats are real and significant. But they also feed the "fireman" mentality: a wide range of actors, who are too happy to fight the flames of the present, often overlook the possibility that the house may have already burnt down. And a fireman rarely has the luxury to maintain the curiosity and the imagination that is required today to fix the most mind-boggling and pressing issues of tomorrow – those issues where true strategic value arguably lies. That is the role of architects, one that too few executives feel they have the time to play.

This dilemma is likely to matter for a wide range of professionals.

If you are an entrepreneur, developing your ability to be a changemaker can help you identify opportunities in areas that are ripe for disruption. You may in particular be able to create new business opportunities by fixing broken systems that have become unsustainable for a wide range of political, social and environmental reasons.

If you are working in a big company, being a change-maker can help you transform the way the business and the industry operate so as to create more value not only for shareholders and consumers, but for society as a whole as well. Focusing more on shared value as a game-change will not mean forgoing profit, but fundamentally changing the equation you rely on to maximize profits.

If you are a banker, thinking like a change-maker can help you identify the relevant trends shaping the most meaningful risks and opportunities in tomorrow's markets. As a game-changer in the banking industry, relying on a non-conformist view of a sector, you may be able to better uncover opportunities that more conventional and traditional approaches may overlook.

If you are a consultant, approaching a business problem like a change-maker can help you determine what is likely to make some business models more successful than others, and what approaches are likely to be disrupted in this business environment. This approach may be better suited for a consultant advising industries that are ripe for change because the traditional way they function may not be sustainable anymore.

No matter where you find yourself professionally in a disruptive landscape, your ability to think and act like a change-maker is therefore likely to be a key driver of success. This is why this class is designed to help potential business creators, senior executives and leading decision-makers and analysts identify future opportunities to innovate and bring about meaningful and constructive change to obsolete systems and models – in an increasingly complex business environment. It aims at empowering individuals as change-makers, by helping them think about the change they want to bring about and leverage what they know how to do best in a global environment. The class will also introduce participants to disruptive thinking and to complex and wicked problems.
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Modules of the course:
The course starts on the 13 of May
13-14 of May
10:00-18:00
13-14 of May
10:00-18:00
Xavier Oliver
Professor at IESE Business School, President of the European Association of Communications Agencies (1999-2000), member of the jury of the SAWA Film Festival (Cannes, 1984) and the New York Festival (1988).
Brands Management and Communication

Price: $350
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17-18 of May
10:00-18:00
17-18 of May
10:00-18:00
Kevin Murphy
CEO at consulting company J. E. Austin Associates. Chairman and Director of Partners for Sustainable Development. Regular participant of the World Economic Forum.
Global Economic Competitiveness

Price: $400
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27-30 of May
10:00-18:00
27-30 of May
10:00-18:00
Eka Tkeshelashvili
Former Minister of Justice in Georgia, former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Georgia, former Vice-Prime Minister in Georgia and former Minister for Reintegration Affairs. The leader of the anti-corruption initiative in Ukraine.

Milo Jones

Professor at IE Business School. Managing Director of Inveniam Strategy. Former project manager at Citibank Emerging Markets Group.
Governance and regulation of business in political uncertainty

Price: $300
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7-8 of June
18:30-21:30
7-8 of June
18:30-21:30
Angel Pascual-Ramsay
Professor at ESADE Business School, former adviser to the head of the Spanish government in the analysis of economic and geopolitical trends.
Globalization and sustainable development

Price: $300
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10-13 of June
18:30-21:30
10-13 of June
18:30-21:30
Giorgi Kadagidze
Former Head of the National Bank in Georgia, "Best banker in Europe" in 2014.
How does macroeconomy and international trade works

Price: $300
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18 of June
10:00-18:00
18 of June
10:00-18:00
Guido Stein
Professor of the Managing People in Organizations Department and Director of the Negotiations Department at IESE Business School. Partner at Inicia Corporate (M&A and Corporate Finance).
Leadership for High performing Intra- and Entrepreneurs

Price: $600
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26-27 of June
10:00-18:00
26-27 of June
10:00-18:00
Jeremy Ghez
Affiliate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at HEC Paris. Academic Director of the Center for Geopolitics at HEC Paris. Academic advisor of the Master's Program in Sustainable and Social Innovation (SASI).
Strategic Forecasting

Price: $400