EDHEC Open Leadership for Diversity & Inclusion

The first centre dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion
in organizations through leadership
Our latest study

 


EDHEC Open Leadership is the first centre dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion by transforming leadership in organizations.

The centre was set up as a response to questions raised by companies about the slow rate of progress on diversity. Our objective is to make our scientific expertise available to them in order to: 1) accelerate the pace of progress on diversity and inclusion; and 2) successfully complete the “managerial transition” incumbent on all organizations wishing to develop in a way that is innovative, sustainable and inclusive.

Open Leadership stands out from the usual initiatives on diversity by placing leadership and leadership transformation at the heart of this approach. We are convinced that embracing diversity and differences is not just about gender, age or background; it is above all about the way in which power is represented and practised.

Hager Jemel

Open Leadership Centre Director

News

October to December 2019

Diversity & Career

The forthcoming study by EDHEC Open Leadership Centre for Diversity & Inclusion

Since we can all be affected by discrimination at some point in our lives, this study intends to assess the relationships between diversity and equal employment opportunities?

Since no right solution can be worked out without a good understanding of the subject, we need your participation.  The questionnaire we have designed to link the different forms of diversity (gender, origin, sexual orientation, etc.) to equal opportunities in terms of career and salary, and personal life choices (e.g. in terms of work-life balance).

To contribute to this project, please answer the online questionnaire: Here

3 December 2018

Hager was in Nice on 3 December 3 for the Elle active! forum to speak at the Reinvent tomorrow’s leader plenary session with Mathieu Waller, Director of Talent Management at Orange France, and Jamel Boutiba, Brand Director at Oréal Paris. She also hosted a masterclass on Impactful communication

Find out more about the forum

25 September 2018

Hager was nominated for the I-M Formidable Women Awards in the “Diversity and Inclusion” category. This prize is awarded by the I-M Intelligent Magazine and highlights the efforts of women who contribute to progress on diversity and inclusion.

Link to the original article

5 July 2018

Hager attended the EGOS (European Group of Organisational Studies annual conference) annual conference in Tallinn, Estonia to present our article ‘Inclusive leadership: concept clarification and scale development’.

15 December 2017 – JUMP Corporate Hub session

Leadership: how to move from diversity to inclusion

Hager, Sarah and Marieke attended the JUMP Corporate Hub Session in Lyon to give a presentation on diversity, inclusion and leadership

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18 June 2019 – Conference “Reveal your Leadership”

Leadership is a passionate subject that can lead endless debates around issues that have crossed our minds one day:

What is leadership? Can this be learned? Is the woman a leader like any other? How does female leadership differ from male leadership? How to express leadership? How to become an effective leader?

Hager Jemel held a conference to discuss these questions with the ambition of giving you tools that will allow you to break with preconceived ideas and better reveal your leadership and that of your followers!

 

25 September 2018 – Conférence “Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership”

Hager Jemel, Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School and director of the EDHEC Open Leadership Centre for diversity and inclusion, presented the results of our latest study. This research provides an international overview of diversity and inclusion in organizations and proposes a unique way to help them progress by changing leadership representations and behaviours to adopt a more inclusive approach.

Location: Campus EDHEC, Lille

31 May 2018 – DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND LEADERSHIP breakfast

How to improve diversity and foster a climate of inclusion in companies

~ Programme ~

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 Introduction by Hager Jemel (EDHEC Open Leadership Centre Director) and Corinne Hirsch (VP PWN Paris and founder of Aequiso)

9:05 – 9:35 Presentation of the study’s results by Hager Jemel

9:35 – 10:00 Q&A session with the researchers and experts in diversity and inclusion

Thursday 20 June 2019

Conference – Workshop

Why do diversity programs not keep their promises?

Followed by

Cross-fertilization of practices contributing to the creation of an inclusive climate

Despite the investments and efforts made by many companies to advance diversity and more recently inclusion, progress is slow.

How to accelerate the movement? How can we create an inclusive climate?

 

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Co-construction workshop

How to build more inclusif leadership ?

9:00 – 12:00 at the EDHEC Campus in à Croix (372 rue verte).

Workshop outline:

  • How do we define diversity, inclusion and leadership? How are they related to performance?
  • Leadership experience-sharing in order to identify leadership behaviours leading to improvements in diversity and a climate of inclusion.
  • The results of the workshop will be sent to participants with a list of leadership behaviours to implement in their organizations to facilitate more inclusive leadership.

The workshop is open to all, but it might be useful to already have work experience in a team supervised by a manager or in a position of management.

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Co-construction workshop

How to build more inclusive leadership

EDHEC Campus in Paris (16-18 rue du 4 Septembre)

Sessions: 9:30–12:00 or 13:30–16:00

Workshop outline:

  • How do we define diversity, inclusion and leadership? How are they related to performance?
  • Leadership experience-sharing in order to identify leadership behaviours leading to improvements in diversity and a climate of inclusion.
  • The results of the workshop will be sent to participants with a list of leadership behaviours to implement in their organizations to facilitate more inclusive leadership.

The workshop is open to all, but it might be useful to already have work experience in a team supervised by a manager or in a position of management.

Partnership

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