HEC Paris, Thales tie-up for leadership training
Doha, July 3, 2014
HEC Paris, a leading European business school, joined hands with Thales Université to provide 20 EMBA and Specialised Master in Strategic Business Unit Management participants in Qatar with a training exercise on leadership and teamwork.
The Thales Leadership Simulator, known as Simlead, is an innovative training environment developed on the basis of the Thales helicopter flight simulator.
By taking control of four helicopters, the objective of the simulation is to save victims of natural disasters such as heavy flooding by defining roles within every helicopter team, co-ordinating between two helicopters of the same team, defining an appropriate strategy for every team and communicating with the command centre.
Professor Laoucine Kerbache, chief executive officer and academic dean of DEC Paris in Qatar, said: "We are extremely delighted to have partnered with Thales Université to provide our EMBA and Executive Master participants, while at HEC Paris, with such an amazing innovative leadership tool and an excellent teambuilding exercise.
"I am sure, while in control of simulated helicopters, the various subgroups have polished their skills in strategy, stress management, communication, as well as crisis and complexity management."
The training exercise, which was divided into a morning and afternoon session, was conducted at the Thales Université located at its Jouy en Josas facility in France. - TradeArabia News Service