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CEDEP is a global executive education club, where minds meet, grow and succeed together

Our community understands the value of building long-term relationships, active participation and open exchange. We leverage our collective intelligence to develop leaders and create purpose-driven, agile and sustainable organisations.

We are co-run by our member companies who believe in a humanist philosophy and approach with a focus on long term and lasting organisational development. In an ever-changing and uncertain world, we choose to work together to make the world a better place for us all.

Our mission is to work together with leaders and organisations to become more productive, effective and sustainable.

Thomas Hinterseer
Managing Director

50 Years of History

We were created 50 years ago by pioneering entrepreneurs as the first membership organisation dedicated to executive education.

  • We are based in the Fontainebleau forest outside of Paris and share origins and a campus with INSEAD.
  • We are now an independent, not-for-profit club with over 20 international members and are also open to both individuals and companies beyond our membership.

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Our Pedagogy: Driven by our Community’s Real-life Challenges

Our deep knowledge of our members and their strategic issues allow us to offer extremely relevant and particularly hands-on leadership development programmes with innovative and actionable learning in small, dynamic and highly participative groups.

By challenging conventions and assumptions, we inspire new and empowering thinking from the inside out, building internal capacity and ownership.

Our Uniqueness: A Collaborative Learning Community

Our independence means we are free to bring together experts and faculty from many of the world’s top business schools as well as our extensive network of learning partners to work with our members.

Our community understands the value of building long-term relationships, active participation and open exchange to leverage our collective intelligence.

Our Members: International Members from Diverse and Non-Competitive Industries

We are co-run by our member companies who are actively engaged in our management, strategy and Board within a unique spirit of trust and shared values.

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