Sharing Best Practice CLIP workshop

Hosted by: EDF Group

The event will start on: 20 Sep 12 17:30
And will end on: 21 Sep 12 15:00

Location: Chatou, France

“Learning Inc ! The Growth of Learning and Development Consulting Inside the L&D Landscape”

Target Group
This workshop is by invitation only and is dedicated to corporate learning and corporate HR practitioners from companies. Free of charge for EFMD member companies.

EDF R&D Site de Chatou - Bât B
6, quai Watier - BP 49
78401 Chatou
T + 33 1 30 87 87 00

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THURSDAY, 20 September 2012
19:30 Networking Dinner


FRIDAY, 21 September 2012
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 09:30 Introduction
  • Richard Straub, Director Corporate Services, EFMD
  • David Jestaz, Director EDF Corporate University for Management
09:30 – 10:15 “EDF Corporate University’s Consulting Role in the Company ” by David Jestaz
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:30 Interactive Panel Session Facilitated by Jan Ginneberge
“The Corporate University’s Consulting Role in the L&D Landscape”

David Jestaz, Director, EDF Corporate University for Management
  • Thomas-Oliver Léautier, Research Director, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Edith Lemieux, Head of Air Liquide University
  • Anna Simioni, CEO UniManagement, UniCredit Group
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:00 Parallel Working Groups:
Sharing of experiences and challenges amongst participating companies
15:00 – 16:00 Final Plenary:
  • Report from Working Groups
  • Wrap up by Panelists and Audience
16:00 End of Workshop

Traditionally, in a large number of companies, corporate L&D organisations were tasked with the challenge of integrating employees into a single corporate culture. However, more and more L&D organisations are challenged to be relevant on the short term and deliver immediate impact, i.e. deliver solutions to the business.

 And in doing so, the line between traditional learning provision and a consulting service is blurring. Beyond the ability to design customized programmes for the business units, there is a growing need for broader upstream services that guarantee alignment of strategic objectives, organizational development and L&D solutions. In a number of cases, the central learning entity is called upon to intervene at the problem definition and needs analysis level in support of the business units, even if a subsequent learning & development intervention is not required or even envisaged.

This evolution has created the challenge for central L&D entities to create their own consulting offer inside their larger portfolio of activities. On the other hand, external vendors, who are reacting to the same trend, are offering both consulting and L&D solutions at the same time. In short, corporate universities as well as training firms and Business Schools are beginning to offer consulting services, while consulting firms are starting to build learning capabilities.

This trend deserves more thorough and comprehensive exchange to address a number of issues:

  1. Do we fully understand why this phenomenon has emerged and to what extent this broader consulting role is different from the traditional provision of customized programmes?
  2. Facing this growing demand, how should the L&D organisation within a company design such an offer (business model, pricing, value chain etc…)?
  3. What is the mandate of this L&D consulting practice? How does it fit into the wider landscape of L&D and other internal consulting services?
  4. What are the competencies required to staff such a service? Does it create a natural need to partner with other internal structures or with outside vendors in order to fully integrate a structured service offer?
  5. What is the legitimacy of this consulting service over time?

David Jestaz, Director, EDF Corporate University will share his experience with you.
Other speakers will include: Thomas-Olivier Léautier, Professor of Management at the University of Toulouse, Edith Lemieux, Head of Air Liquide University, and Anna Simioni CEO of UniManagement Unicredit Group.

Practical Information

1. Accommodation

Hotel Novotel Rueil Malmaison
Avenue Edouard Belin 21
Reuil sur Seine
92566 Rueil-Malmaison
T +33 (0)1 47 16 6060
F +33 (0)1 47 510 929

The 4-star Novotel Paris Rueil Malmaison is in the heart of the Rueil 2000 district, near the Seine: 55 yds (50 m) from the RER A station, 6.8 miles (11 km) from the Champs-Elysées, 9.3 miles (15 km) from Versailles and 4.4 miles (7 km) from La Défense. The hotel has 15 meeting rooms for conventions and seminars. The stylish and modern Novotel Café offers balanced, varied cuisine. Fitness center available. Accessible from Roissy CDG and Orly airports via A86 highway, exit 35. Paying undercover car park.

EFMD SBP participants benefit from a preferential rate of 220,15€ per night, buffet breakfast & City Tax included

THE BOOKING DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 14 AUGUST 12 PM ! After this date we cannot guarantee rate nor room availability.

How to book your hotel room:
  1. Please complete the attached reservation form available in English or French
  2. E-mail it back to Carlson Wagonlit Travel: see instructions on form

Booking and cancellation conditions can be found on the reservation form.

If any questions or issues regarding your room reservation, please contact:
Mrs. Debbie Fourgous at EDF
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M +33 (0)6 99 99 348

2. Access

From Hotel Novotel Rueil Malmaison to EDF R&D Site de Chatou
  • approximately 10 minutes walk (1 km) Map
To Hotel Novotel Rueil Malmaison
  • from Paris Porte Maillot, head towards La Defense. Take the A14 motorway (tollway) then the A86. Follow the signs to ST GERMAIN EN LAYE and exit at RUEIL 2000.
  • from Paris by RER, take line A towards ST GERMAIN EN LAYE and alight at RUEIL MALMAISON
  • from Paris North Station(Thalys, Eurostar)
    • by Taxi approximately 20 km (25 to 40 min depending on traffic)
  • from Airports Paris ROISSY CDG & ORLY
    • by Taxi approximately 35 km (30-40 min depending on traffic)
    • by Public Transport : +/-1h15 “EDF ACCESS CHATOU
To EDF R&D Site de Chatou
  • by Public Transport and by CarEDF ACCESS CHATOU
  • by Taxi: from Paris: 20 min
  • from Airports Paris Orly & Roissy CDG: 35 km (30- 40 min)