Mastering Business Excellence


The decisions your functional, regional managers make today and the people they surround themselves with will affect the future of your organisation. Dedicated experts in their domain, but perhaps in need of a refresher course in the business fundamentals, be it Finance, Marketing, Strategy or Human Resources Management, they have high potential and stand out as individuals who could take on expanded responsibilities in the future. Their skills and comprehension of their department and role is already acquired through hands-on, on-the-job experience but for a long term, strategic role, they need to better understand the ins and outs of the organisation. The CEDEP MBE provides the know-how and real life cases for participants to develop their mind-set and prepare for the next step in their career.

These future leaders will delve deep into building their management potential by working effectively across functions, brushing up on their business fundamentals to grow their mindset and take the distance to overview the organisation’s strategy.

The programme is designed for participants to learn from each other’s experiences, share knowledge and best practice, network and take time out to reflect on how to improve their daily routines. At the beginning of the programme we ask participants to make a presentation of their company in order to accelerate the learning process.

The diversity of each MBE group and the history of CEDEP’s faculty with each member organisation makes the programme experience unique and personalised – something CEDEP prides itself on.

Create long term value by honing your management skills

10 days

Target Audience
High-potential managers between 28-40 years old identified for expanded responsibility

Programme objective

Your global business would be nothing without your young talent. This population is crucial for your future and has infinite potential. CEDEP wants to help your talent fulfil their potential and go beyond themselves. The choices they make now and the people they choose to build their teams with will affect your organisation’s future. Regional focus and development plus cross fertilisation is key for innovative business today. The MBE will take participants on a journey of self-discovery. They will gain practical advice and obtain useful tools to enhance their general business knowledge which will be valuable in their day to day business function.

CEDEP believes in its member companies and in their future. By bringing members of our community together with leading CEDEP faculty from all over the world, we hope to share knowledge, best practice, wisdom and experience to develop networks and work in the mutual interest to improve tomorrow’s organisations.

This programme will immerse participants into a fast paced environment where they will go beyond their limits, learn to motivate teams and become better future managers for your organisations.

Guido Verswijvel

Programme Director

Guido is owner and Managing Director of Gucy, strategic partner for the ambitious and growth-oriented entrepreneur/enterprise.
He addresses the major strategic challenges that companies face from both Marketing and Finance angles. Gucy holds stakes in a number of small and medium sized Belgian Companies. Guido is Co-Founder and Board-Member of BAN Vlaanderen (Business Angel Network in the region Flanders (Belgium)) and of Finpower (Financial Consultancy for medium-sized Businesses).
Guido is Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, teaching in both the MBA and EMBA programmes. He is an INSEAD MBA Alumnus. He is a coach at the Intrapreneurial Bootcamps of the Second Phase (An integrated process to stimulate innovation in SMCB-environments).

Cam Danielson

Programme Director

Cam is a partner at MESA Research Group and co-founder and principal at Odyssey, Inc. His work focuses on assisting leaders and management teams to revision future direction and opportunity amid the turbulence of personal, organizational, and societal change. His research has appeared in The Integral Leadership Review, The Monroe Institute Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Business Horizons, and The American Benedictine Review.

Cam has designed and/or conducted executive development programs for many top international companies based all over the globe.
He developed the Global Partnership for Executive Development in the mid-90s; a joint venture between the Kelley School of Business, INSEAD, and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST).

Dominique Jacquet

Programme Director

Dominique is a CEDEP Fellow and Professor at the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées, as well as a visiting scholar at INSEAD.
Dominique has held, amongst others, positions as Treasurer of Rank, Xerox, France, then Administrative and Financial Director of Ferinel Industries.
His areas of interest are: corporate financial policy and evaluation and control of high-tech projects and corporation.
Co-author with Marc Bertonèche of “Risque de Taux d’Intérêt et Choix des Instruments Financiers”, he has also published a “Guide Immobilier du Chef d’Entreprise”.

Programme content

The Mastering Business Excellence (MBE) is a practical and regional leadership development programme for your junior/middle management talent. It will force participants to challenge themselves and stretch their thinking. Currently held in Shanghai, China and in Montreal in association with HEC (Canada), the MBE provides the tools to understand regional, operational and strategic needs, sharpen their leadership skills and adjust their management methods to help execute their objectives. It is an enriching hands-on programme which incorporates local visits as well as covering the classic hard operational skills, including Finance and Accounting, Negotiation, Strategy and Marketing amongst others.

Participants will leave the programme with :

  • A fundamental toolbox to look at the organisation from different functions
  • The tools to sharpen their leadership skills and adjust their management methods to help execute their objectives
  • The knowledge, skills and behaviours to understand, believe in and implement these learnings into their professional life
  • The chance to reflect on making better choices, to fully appreciate the significance of personal contribution to value creation, and see how individual decisions impact business as a whole
  • Real-world understanding and skills from the local region.

Benefits and Impact

  • Improved management skills, teamwork and execution
  • Deeper, more commanding insights intro cross company challenges
  • Best practice learning and sharing to discover hidden strengths and build awareness
  • Unlearn to learn new thinking and new opportunities.

Contact :

 Muriel Pailleux
Director of Sales