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LEAD Academy, a new program created to train the leaders of tomorrow

École Polytechnique, Google and PwC launch new inter-company and multisectoral training created for leaders of tomorrow's economy. Participants will develop their knowledge on future challenges and on tools and methods they need in order to drive innovation within their business.

Demographic explosion, increasing urbanization, technological developments, climate change, and resource scarcity are among numerous external influences for which business leaders must prepare by putting an end to traditional value chains and shaping new growth models. To help business leaders acknowledge these changes and facilitate their progress, Google, École Polytechnique and PwC, the global advisory leader, are launching a unique and innovative training program: the LEAD Academy (“Learn. Experience. Adapt. Disrupt”).

Open to 60 participants per year, the program is aimed at high-potential individuals, considered as prospective leaders within the companies they work in, but also at fast-developing start-up managers. This new program is intended to help the participants to anticipate and integrate innovative, regulatory and environmental transformations. The training revolves around six topics: innovation in a changing world, the power of new technologies, development of sustainable business, navigating new regulatory frameworks, management of tomorrow's workforce, rethinking the business models of tomorrow.

Inter-company, multisectoral and certified program

The LEAD Academy features a 100-hour, 10-month curriculum certified by École Polytechnique Executive Education. This inter-company and multi-track program is structured around 3 learning formats. Overview sessions are organized to understand important topics and concepts, 10-participant in-depth workshops are intended to help put these topics into practice through concrete situations proposed by entrepreneurs or academics. Moreover, exchange in small groups allows each participant to implement what he has learnt in a business related issue. At the end of these 100 hours of training, the participants gain in-depth knowledge and methodological tools to boost innovation within their own companies in order to prepare them for the challenges of a constantly evolving economic landscape.

École Polytechnique is proud to announce, alongside PwC and Google, the creation of the LEAD Academy, which will enable future leaders to face new economic, technical and societal challenges. This ambitious and unique training program benefits from the expertise of École Polytechnique’s professors and researchers, and encourages leaders-to-be to capitalize on the disruptive technologies that are shaping the new economy”, highlighted Frank Pacard, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Research of École Polytechnique.