Executive Certificate

Leadership 2030: Navigating the contradictions, tensions and opportunities

Joint Program with LSE, the London School of Economics, in English

Overcome tomorrow’s challenges, today


The world is constantly evolving, but the pace of change has never been so rapid.

The latest series of changes promise to produce true innovation that will both reinvent and disrupt our future. From advances in AI, to the far-reaching implications of automation and climate change, humanity is about to face its most pressing threats and promising opportunities.

Business leaders often deal with change in isolation. In reality, however humanity’s greatest challenges are developing simultaneously and generate new contradictions for business and organisations. To respond to these major shifts, you have to understand and approach them holistically. It is only by immersing ourselves in the nature of these challenges, that we can understand them more deeply and discover new connections between them. This is how organizations can develop the most effective solutions to the opportunities and tensions that lie ahead.


Our two-week executive retreat focuses on the challenges facing the next generation of business leaders, and explores the most appropriate and practical solutions. It is an ideal opportunity to take a step back, consider the bigger picture, and begin to develop solutions that will be necessary for the decade to come.


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The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.

— Tony Dungy









Successful completion of the Leadership 2030 program will enable you to:


Acquire a deeper and more integrated understanding of the challenges of 2030 and how they will affect your industry  


Understand how these challenges will impact business and its relationship with society 


Explore and develop practical solutions to meet these challenges  


Be capable of integrating these solutions within the specific context of your organization 



Academic Director(s)


Christelle Bitouzet

Adjunct Professor, HEC Paris


Connson Locke

Senior Lecturer in Practice, LSE Department of Management

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Program Content 

This course will be held in two global capitals across two weeks in July and October 2019


Module 1 

Envisioning the Future


London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom

The first week at LSE in London focuses on the challenges, tensions, contradictions and opportunities that business leaders will meet in the future. Global threats, automation, climate change and the future of work, are just some of the subjects that will be explored and analyzed.



Module 2

Creating a Sustainable World


HEC Paris, Paris, France

The second week at HEC Paris focuses on developing solutions for the business challenges of the future. We explore how adapting business models, ecosystems, strategies, change management processes and encouraging creativity can enable organizations to transform these challenges into opportunities for growth and innovation.


Study at two globally recognised institutions


Reputation matters. Leadership 2030 offers you the chance to learn from two of the most respected academic institutions in the world, based in thriving, global cities. Ranked #2 in the world for management and social science, LSE is unique among other business schools in that its Department of Management integrates the latest business theories with the social, political, and economic contexts in which companies operate. When confronting the problems of 2030, this holistic approach is essential, and will help to ensure that delegates receive a more complete understanding of how to approach the future.

Founded in 1881, HEC Paris is one of France’s oldest and most prestigious “Grande Écoles”. Since 2006, it has consistently ranked as Europe’s leading business school. By combining cutting-edge research with teaching excellence, HEC Paris offers a wide array of programs ranging from Executive MBA and Executive Master’s degrees to tailored in-company programs, which account for nearly half its activity. Over 8,000 executives and senior managers, from highly diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, take its world-renowned Executive Education programs each year.




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Tuition Fees

20000 £

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Next Session

  • Module 1
  • Module 2

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LSE-HEC Leadership 2030 Scholarship Scheme aims to admit a diverse cohort of participants from a wide variety of backgrounds. As such we are delighted to be able to offer two scholarships for participants who may not be able to meet the full cost of the programme.


The scholarships will be awarded to participants who can demonstrate that they will make an outstanding contribution to the program. If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship, please let our admissions team know when you complete your interest form.

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For further information, please contact :

Jean-Bernard Tison

Program Advisor

Society and Organizations Center

The majority of the HEC Paris faculty teaching on the program are active members of the HEC Paris Society & Organizations Center. Society and Organizations (S&O) is an inter-disciplinary center at HEC Paris that brings together over 40 researchers, professors and doctoral students. It focuses on the contemporary challenges facing organizations and how these organizations shape and mold society. The mission of the S&O Center is to think, teach and act for an inclusive and sustainable world. To achieve this goal, its research focuses on concrete issues that enable companies to reconcile economic priorities with new social and environmental imperatives. The aim of the training programs it develops is to allow managers to grasp the major challenges of our times and play a leading role in the transformation of business and society.



This Executive Certificate is designed for senior executives, key decision makers and influencers with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience, from all sectors and industries, wishing to prepare for the key business challenges of the future.


Do you feel that this program is made for you? please do not hesitate to fill in your application form by clicking on the link below. 


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