Centre for Leadership & Effective Organisations


The Centre offers programs designed to provide the latest knowledge and practices on leadership, agility, and collaboration. We strive to increase dialogue and learning among leaders, managers, and practitioners in France and our global network. Our webinars and breakfast seminars provide an opportunity to share and learn about the latest challenges and solutions for sustaining organisation performance.

Breakfast Seminar

Careers, the Essential Key for the Development of Organisational Agility

Date : Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:00 am. – 10:30 am.
Location : Paris Campus - 9 rue d’Athènes, 75009 Paris
Subject : « Careers, the Essential Key for the Development of Organisational Agility »
Host and speaker : Dr. Jean Pralong, Professor of Human Resources Management, Director of Chair in New Careers, NEOMA Business School
Language : English and French


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Welcome breakfast and networking
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Presentations by the invited speakers
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Group discussion with the participants
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Conclusion and networking

Organisations are being confronted with qualitative changes: transformations in professions, the development of new behaviours and accountability. With the emergence of these new contexts what place should be given to the concept of a career?

Does the increase in turnover represent an opportunity? Can the concept of a career be reconciled with the expectations of individuals, the new needs of organisations and performance challenges? In short, is the concept of a career an obsolete one or rather is it the keystone to HR practices?

Join us for this breakfast seminar to explore new career opportunities and how they can impact your organisation.

Speakers :

Jean Pralong, PHD,
Professor, Human Resources Management, NEOMA Business School

Jean Pralong is a psychologist and has a Ph.D. in Management Science. He has held the “New Careers” Chair at NEOMA Business School since 2009. His research focuses on the individual and organisational factors involved in career success. He also studies the actual validity of concepts regularly put to use in management, new forms of work behaviour and new types of careers. Jean is also a scientific advisor for LabRH, the first French ecosystem for innovative HR companies.

Mr. Gérard Matencio,
Director of the Enedis Transformation

Gérard is the Director of the Enedis Transformation. After studying economics and finance, Gérard Matencio was recruited by EDF/GDF in 1985 where he held several different positions in the fields of management and finance in Charleville-Mézières, Troyes and Poitiers before taking on the additional function of sales, customer and network manager in Pointe-à-Pitre and then in Bourges. He was human resources manager for 4 years in Corsica, before taking up the position of strategic management advisor at the ERDF/GRDF regional office in Lyon. In 2008 he became Director of the Sillon Alpin Customer and Supplier Department as well as territorial Director of ERDF/GRDF Alpes Dauphiné in Grenoble. Then in 2011, he held the position of ERDF Human Resources Director for 3 years in the Ile de-France region.