Executive Short Program

Cross-functional leadership

Have an authority without hierarchical power

Directors of companies with cross-functional, matrix and project team organizations need to be recognized as natural leaders if they are to foster a spirit cooperation without having to resort to hierarchical power. This approach involves changing the perception of working collectively and adapting interpersonal behavior accordingly.


By focusing intensely on behavior this program will enable you to enhance and adapt your ability to influence in different contexts.




Influence is the new power - if you have influence, you can create a brand."

– Michelle Phan



The program will enable you to:

Become aware of your role as an influencer and your personal impact

Experience leadership in a powerful and innovative way

Equip yourself with a new range of skills to ensure that your authority is recognized by colleagues

Rethink your conception of exercising power in the organization

Discover new, powerful ways to motivate

Academic Director(s)

Christophe Schmaltz

Senior Lecturer, Leadership & Management Programs Coordinator, HEC Paris

Discover the program outline

Discover the program outline

Program Content

Consists of 4 themes

Theme 1

Authority without hierarchical power

The keys to asserting authority without resorting to power.

Theme 2

Full-scale experiment

Behavioral training with horses: increase ability to influence, stability, and perseverance.

Theme 3

Optimizing your personal talents

Heighten awareness of your talents as an influence, role playing key scenarios in cross-functional teams.


Theme 4

One-day refresher

A one-day refresher course is run at the end of the year to ensure the acquisition of skills and provide any necessary extra support.

Customize your learning journey

  • management
    3 days - essential

  • +
  • marketing
    3 days - expert

  • +
  • management
    4 days - excellence

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  • hec paris executive education certificate

2 years

Obtain an HEC Paris certificate
You can personalize your study path according to your own needs and resources. You will be awarded an HEC Paris Executive Education certificate after a total of 10 days of training. This can be spread out over 3 intensive programs during a 2-year period. You can also join the HEC Executive Community.

Find out more from the brochure

The program is aimed at:
Directors of cross-functional, matrix or project teams
High-potential executives wishing to progress from an expert to a leadership approach

Training costs

4120 € excl. VAT

Next session

  • Intake

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Find out more about possible funding options for the program you have chosen.

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For further information, please contact :

Laure Nascimento da Silva

Program Advisor

More than just a pretty place

HEC Paris Le Château is more than a neoclassical landmark. It is the perfect place in which to take a step back and improve yourself with concrete training which you will put into application as soon as you return to your company.









We deliver our short programs when and where you choose

With our in-house short program offer you can train your teams whenever and wherever suits you best.

Contact us at inter-privileges@hec.fr, and we will arrange for the academic team to come to the location of your choice and deliver the same content that is taught on campus.


Tried and tested for you

Discover the experiences of current and former participants.

Philippe Gouvaert

Directeur commercial


Un séminaire qui repositionne le rôle de l’Emotion dans les équilibres humains et dans l’entreprise. Il propose une voie intéressante pour avancer vers la finalité des choses et non sur les objectifs."

Vincent Magloire

Responsable Groupe Organisation Informatique


Matière et méthodes surprenantes. Nécessite un grand travail sur soi mais offre des outils qui peuvent faire la différence. Grande maîtrise et professionnalisme de l’animation."


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