Many will experience moments where they crave new opportunities, a change of direction, even a renewed sense of meaning. There is certainly no shortage of guidelines for finding employment satisfaction – rather, the list is so long that it can be contradictory: one needs well-being and know-how, availability and flexibility, expertise and openness to innovation. Ultimately, these varying instructions fall far from their desired result: only 50% of France’s employees deem themselves satisfied professionally1.
So even in a world that prizes immediacy above all else, taking the time to reflect on your career and self-development has become crucially important. Executives, moreover, should never stop considering their aspirations and ambitions. For 87% of employees, what matters most professionally is finding meaning in what one does. Still more interestingly, according to 85%, it is up to us to attribute that meaning to our work2.
Aware of these broad changes and of the evolving expectations of employees, Sciences Po Executive Education also recognises the inherently personal nature of an individual’s professional trajectory. It is for this reason that the school is committed to offering much more than a set of educational programmes.
With its historical expertise in the training of executives and directors, and building on its roots in the humanities and social sciences, Sciences Po Executive Education has developed a series of programmes that act as a catalyst for sparking new opportunities. With the creative flair for which the school is known, its courses encourage student to think critically, challenge one another, assert themselves, expand their intellectual horizons and, in so doing, fulfil their potential… Or, to put it simply: reveal who they truly are!
For Sciences Po Executive Education, ‘revealing your true self’ is a two-step process in which you play the leading role.