The Executive Master in Change Class of 2023 (Europe) started in September 2022 on the INSEAD campus in Fontainebleau. 26 participants from 17 countries of residence and 19 nationalities embarked together on a transformative journey towards change leadership, or, as some would say, the journey of a lifetime. Who are the people in this class, and what are their dreams and motivations? We caught up with a few of them to find out more.
“The game had just started! A game of patience and strategy with the highest mountain in the world. We had already reached Camp 2, (6400m), and in the following days we would climb Lhotse Face, touch Camp 3 (7300m), and then descend. We were so close to concluding our third and last acclimatisation rotation, when we received a radio call by dinnertime. Our expedition leader, Mike Hamill, informed us that the forecast had changed dramatically and strong winds were expected for the following days.
The EMC changes your perception of human behaviour and your own potential.
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I'm often asked why I chose to pursue the INSEAD Executive Master in Change (EMC) programme. The answer is quite simple: I chose to do so because I want to be a more effective collaborator, communicator and empathetic leader to my family members, friends and colleagues.
I value myself and other individuals a lot more.
Each year INSEAD selects a limited number of seasoned professionals who are looking for new ways to make an impact on their organisation by starting their journey of change with the Executive Master of Change (EMC) programme. Selection is based on a combination of your potential to be a change agent, interest in psychological approaches to management and self-development and your ability to contribute to the INSEAD experience.
“In life, change is inevitable, in business, change is vital.” So says Warren G. Bennis, an American scholar, organisational consultant, and author. We’re certain that most, if not all, business people would agree with him. However, the sheer pace of change continues to accelerate. How can leaders help organisations to thrive in a constantly changing environment?
“As an MBA student at INSEAD, I was young, ambitious and focused on success,” says Loren Shuster MBA’96J and EMC’14, now Chief People Officer of LEGO.