Dean’s Dragon Slaying Quest – Please support Dean in his worthy cause

Dean’s Dragon Slaying Quest

Dean van Leeuwen, CEDEP speaker, author and entrepreneur, is taking on a remarkable venture.

Please help CEDEP support Dean in his 3-day 353km Dragon Tour of Wales to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Dean was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma and in memory and support of family and friends battling cancer, he has bravely signed up to ride across the Black Mountains in Wales.

We are supporting you Dean and wish you every success in your mission!

To sponsor Dean, please click here

CEDEP and Meta-LUCID sign official partnership

After a successful 18 months of working together, CEDEP and Meta-LUCID have signed an official partnership together to continue to invest and develop new thinking and deliverables in the world of leadership competence. CEDEP is delighted to build on this exciting relationship and grow their network with Meta-LUCID.

Download CEDEP – Meta-LUCID Press Release here

Professor Niall Lothian OBE elected as Chairman of the Board, Edinburgh International Festival

The Board of Trustees of the Edinburgh International Festival has elected Professor Niall Lothian as its next Chairman.

Professor Lothian first joined the Board in 2011 and was elected as Deputy Chairman in 2014. He will serve as Chairman for a term of four years.

In welcoming the appointment Festival Director Fergus Linehan said “We are delighted that the Board has elected Niall Lothian as Chairman. He brings to the role a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the International Festival and a passion for our work which stretches back for more than 40 years as an audience member and supporter.”

Professor Niall Lothian said “I am honoured to have been elected as the Chairman of the Trustee Board in the International Festival’s 70th year and look forward to working with my fellow Trustees and the executive team at the Festival to help set its course into the future.”.

Professor Niall Lothian has been involved with executive education for most of his career. He holds visiting appointments at INSEAD & CEDEP in Fontainebleau and ESMT Berlin and is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Formerly a governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Niall is currently chairman of Inspiring Scotland, a venture philanthropy trust.

CEDEP Annual Alumni Reunion June 16th 2017

On Friday 16 June we held our biggest Annual Alumni Reunion yet in Fontainebleau with 130 guests. It was a truly magical day with the amazing Jay Shetty flying in from New York to talk to our Alumni about the Millennial Mind and our only female Academic Committee member, Nadya Zhexembayeva, leading a presentation on Leadership and Reinvention. We offered yoga and mindfulness sessions at lunchtime in the sunshine and in the afternoon, everyone got the chance to test their creative skills in groups by taking the morning’s learnings and designing colourful fresques with the Meeting Arts Concept team. Live jazz music, an art exhibition (led by our favourite artist, Veronique Daniel) and a barbecue dinner rounded off this unforgettable day.

Click above to see the video of the day  and make sure you save Friday 15 June 2018 to be with us for next year’s Alumni Reunion!

Please click here for the photos of the day.

Second Alumni Reunion in Krakow

On Tuesday 30 May, CEDEP ran its second Alumni reunion in Krakow, Poland. Alumni enjoyed a joint session with MBE participants with Professor Michael Shiel on Leading in Turbulent Times before networking with our current group. Then the Alumni enjoyed dinner in a traditional Polish restaurant to discuss current affairs and challenges. Thank you to everyone who participated – another successful event!

Introducing a new Exec Ed Tool: The BOOC : Lost in Management

CEDEP is delighted to announce the arrival of the first BOOC (an innovative mix of a MOOC and a book), designed by four of our close collaborators, François Dupuy, Christophe Gillet, Philippe Silberzahn and Beatrice Rousset.

This first edition focusing on Lost in Management is now available in the Boocstore. The BOOC includes a user manual, videos and testimonials on different topics such as Power & Hierarchy, Collaboration, Empowerment, Transformation, Trust and Procedures & Rules.

If you are interested in using this in your programmes, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Design Days 2017

A Design Day Record was broken this year! 46 participants! As you can see from the video and photos, it was an extremely rich day of conversation and sharing which led to new programme content and ideas, as well as new networks and friendships. CEDEP will evolve these concepts for future learnings and share the outcomes.

Join us next year for this unique day of innovative brainstorming and fun!



Our most successful Design Day yet

On Tuesday 4th April, CEDEP ran its most successful Design Day yet with 46 participants. We enjoyed a rich day of sharing and inventing, designing the programmes of the future. Thanks to everyone who attended and for your innovative ideas.

Is The Time Ever Right to Flout Procedure – Loic Sadoulet/Thomas Hinterseer