General Management Programme (GMP)


SHAPING (Y)OUR FUTURE:  probing, sensing, designing, acting

How leaders and organizations are shaping our future.

The world is changing, and we are embracing its future by making it happen.

The CEDEP GMP NXT brings together diverse executives, worldwide leadership experts and academics, and unique pedagogical approaches for a transformative experience.

Step-by-step, participants learn to embrace the challenges of complex and uncertain futures. They adapt new perspectives, develop the skills and competences to navigate uncertainty, and learn to progress in complex situations

Main Objectives

Everything is connected: the outside world sets the scene for our ambitions and actions … until we make it happen differently. Strategy provides orientation for and through the organization. People at all layers can be enablers of change and progress.

The GMP NXT’s objective is to develop adaptive and resilient leaders who inspire teams to face an ever-complex world. We employ an interdisciplinary and cross-industry approach that breaks away from classic functional silos and embraces a holistic stance of how we–individuals and company communities–can shape future developments. You will explore innovative ways to create value, grow sustainably and have an immediate impact on your organisation.

Your journey revolves around your Strategic Challenge. In the GMP NXT, you will share a real-life challenge your business is currently facing. With peers, you will work to dissect the challenge, broaden your perspectives and question underlying assumptions. You will also devise business experiments to conduct at your workplace, which will help drive your challenge forward. You will leave the programme with an action plan to implement within your organisation.

Themes may include:

→ Industry 4.0 and the wider digital landscape (a digital future, web 3.0, geopolitics, societal shifts)

→ Sustainable businesses and humanity (circular economy, value creation, decarbonisation, global vs local)

→ Emerging Strategy – renewal, reconstruction, learning from existing and future market spaces (market insights, scenario planning, eco-systems strategy, experimentation, decision making)

→ Open vs. Close Management Processes: from managing inputs to managing outcomes (nature of employment, cognitive diversity, collaboration, governance)

→ Managing People (self-awareness, the leader as a coach, emotional intelligence, storytelling, mental health, fair process leadership)

Why is the GMP NXT so unique ? 

The GMP NXT is pragmatic, holistic, adaptive and unique.


The GMP NXT addresses real-life problems faced by your organisation. The Strategic Challenges are the common thread tying together the steps of your journey and aim to produce tangible results within your workplace.


The GMP NXT recognises that today’s business realities require tackling problems with an interdisciplinary approach. Topics are covered from fields like sociology, economy, strategy and organisation.


The GMP NXT is a leadership development intervention that reflects the dynamism of a fluctuating world. The structure of the face-to face modules and virtual content capsules allows for real-time adaptation to emerging needs.


The GMP NXT offers with an unmatched pedagogical architecture, refined over the course of CEDEP’s 50-year experience in Leadership Development. Designed for impact it is one of the richest development platforms in the world and delivers an excellent return on investment.

Learning Journey

The GMP NXT gives senior managers the unique opportunity to be immersed in a stimulating environment with creative, strong and knowledgeable leaders from diverse backgrounds and industries. Deploying a wide variety of pedagogical approaches, the programme focuses on personal development and the common managerial challenges today’s leaders are facing to develop high value employees.

The GMP NXT is a five-month hybrid learning journey, with face-to-face modules as the grounded elements and virtual content capsules as the adaptable elements. Face-to-face modules take place both on our Fontainebleau campus and a global location.

Months 1-2

A 60-minute personal call to welcome and acclimate participants.

A 90-minute virtual kick-off to build the GMP NXT community.

A 9-day face-to-face module at the Fontainebleau campus dedicated to developing truly agile leadership. It covers the essentials and creates a sense of community and curiosity.

Months 3-4

2 x 2-day virtual content capsules emerging from participants’ needs. Participants are immersed into a specific subject allowing for an in-depth exploration with content experts (academics and practitioners) and their peers.

Month 5

An 8-day face-to-face seminar in a global location to expose participants to a different yet progressive reality. Dialogues, learnings expeditions, activities and keynote speakers will be dependent on location.


A half-day virtual harvest takes place 60 days after the programme. Individual learning capsules adapted to your personal needs will also be available.

Jens Meyer
programme co-director

Former Dean of CEDEP, Adjunct Professor of Corporate Strategy at INSEAD, Co-founder of Strategy Regeneration Ltd

“CEDEP’s GMP NXT represents a unique development platform for those leaders eager to create the future rather than to wait for it to happen. “

Nana von bernuth
programme co-director

Professor and Business Coach with a focus on Leadership, Strategy and Innovation

Programme details

Ideal Participant

The CEDEP GMP NXT is for senior managers in functional or managerial positions and is ideal for senior executives, regional directors or country managers, heads of business units, and general managers with a minimum of 10 to 15 years’ management experience. These managers should have already accomplished significant influence in their organisations, and now wish to sharpen their business acumen and ability to react in a complex business environment.


Hybrid (combining face-to-face and virtual)


Two locations for the face-to-face modules:

  • CEDEP campus in Cély en Bière, France

  • A global location


5 months

  • A 90-minute virtual kick-off

  • A 9-day face-to-face module at the Fontainebleau campus

  • 2 x 2-day virtual content capsules

  • An 8-day face-to-face module at a global location

  • Half day of journey’s virtual harvest



Dates 2024 

  • Virtual Kick-off :  29 May 2024
  • Face-to-Face Module 1: 11 -> 20 June 2024
  • Virtual Capsule 1: 8 -> 10 July 2024
  • Virtual Capsule 2: 9 -> 11 September 2024
  • Face-to-Face Module 2: 15 -> 23 October 2024

Tuition fees 2024 (

€ 31,350

Board & Accommodation 2024

Face to Face Module 1: € 2,700 (CEDEP Campus at Cély en Bière)

Face to Face Module 2: € TBC (Copenhagen)

Please find here the GMP brochure

Please find here the GMP flyer

Programme participant testimonials


The GMP is both a collective and individual journey of executive leadership development that takes senior managers from diverse global companies out of their comfort zones and encourages sharing and learning within a comfortable environment.


‘The GMP is an outstanding programme for senior corporate leaders that not only teaches academic and management concepts but provides an amazing opportunity to learn from other participants of senior executives from diverse industries and geographies who add richness to the learning experience.


‘At CEDEP we benefited from an in depth understanding of tomorrow´s business, helping us to develop our leadership with useful tools for a globalized landscape.


‘The GMP is an outstanding programme for senior corporate leaders that not only teaches academic and management concepts but provides an amazing opportunity to learn from other participants of senior executives from diverse industries and geographies who add richness to the learning experience.
lionel jaillet
VP Product Performance Dacia, Renault Group
Vanessa STARK
General country manager, CHEP
Group Chief information officer, TATA STEEL
Regional Senior HR Business transformation leader, Honeywell
paul auriol
managing director, moët hennessy
Sales, Marketing & Communication

Please contact Muriel Pailleux for more information about dates, fees and a quote.

+ 33 (0)7 85 45 63 18