Mental Models Strategy

Undo The Blocks That Are Preventing Your Company From Growing and Be an agent of change.

Understand your mental models – the representation of reality constructed by the organisation and its collaborators.
And learn the new mental models that will get your organisation ‘unstuck’ so you do not get left behind in today’s fast-changing world.

Objective
Break the box of past thinking – grow & innovate. Open your perspective to make better decisions. Become an agent of change and teach others.

Duration
2,5 Days

Target Audience
Leaders, transformation managers, human resources managers, and all who wish to contribute effectively: employees, consultants, coaches and public officials.

Programme objective

Through analysis of your own mental models, you will understand why people think, behave and react in a certain way. Thereby understanding the profound role that mental models play at the individual, group and societal level. And the enormous impact they have on decision-making processes, productivity and the outcomes of your company.

You will learn new mental models – those learned by the top world business leaders of today. And be taught how to train your brain to use these models to unlock action, cut
through the noise and identify the best decisions to make.

Benefits

This cutting-edge and hands-on programme will give you a new and elite managerial competence -the use of mental models. And will teach you how to use this knowledge to innovate, adapt and thrive in the ever-changing new world, and create a profound, positive shift in yourself, other people and your organisation.

Why Mental Models?

To make sense of an impossibly complex world with infinite choices and outcomes, the brain abstracts information, and then processes it based on ways it has learned to interpret the world – the mental models.

These mental models are the mind’s toolbox for making decisions. They define not only how we think and react, but also determine the prism through which we see the world.

Operating through a mental model is like being stuck in a box. It creates a restriction that profoundly affects leadership behaviour because you are confined to that particular way of
seeing the world.

Therefore, the more mental models you use the larger your framework, and the better equipped you are to make good decisions and solve problems. Not only are individual and collective mental models the source of blocking organisations, they are also the entry point to get them back in motion, so understanding and using mental models is crucial.

In fact, this skill of using mental models to make decisions is so essential to the success of a business, that it is used by the world’s top business leaders as a key aspect of their decision making process.

Philippe Silberzahn & Béatrice Rousset

Programme Co-Directors

Philippe Silberzahn

Philippe Silberzahn is a recognized expert in innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate transformation. His work focuses on how organizations manage situations of radical uncertainty, from a managerial and entrepreneurial perspective.

He has authored and co-authored several books in French and English on entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy as well as many academic articles on these topics.
As a consultant, keynote speaker and management educator, he works with large, multinational companies confronted to disruptions in their markets.

Prior to his academic career, he had over twenty years of industry experience as an entrepreneur and CEO, having participated in the creation or acquisition of four high technology firms, and as an international consultant in India, China, Europe and the US. He holds a PhD from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, a MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Caen, France, a MS in Management from the Sorbonne University, and an MBA from the London Business School.

Béatrice Rousset

Béatrice Rousset is a specialist, consultant and speaker in individual and collective transformation issues. She regularly intervenes on these questions with companies and public actors through conferences, seminars or coaching and consulting missions.

She has 20+ years experience in large organizations (KPMG, HSBC, AXA) and was recently in charge of development programs for the leaders of a CAC 40 group.

Programme content



  • Day 1: Understanding
    Transformation and the challenges of mental models: individual, collective and societal. Why are we stuck? Why is our organization stuck? Why is society stuck?
  • Day 2: Practicing
    Practicing the META model: Mental models, Exposing, Testing and Adjusting at the three levels (individual, organizational and societal). Workshops based on participants’ situations.
    Developing participants’ skills, confidence and desire to use mental model management.
  • Day 3: Spreading
    Mental models becoming participants’ story. Workshops on telling their mental model story to their friends, their team, their community. Workshop on spreading the practice.
    Transformation at scale. Mental models for good.

Contact :

Muriel Pailleux
Director of Sales
mailto:muriel.pailleux@cedep.fr