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Leading in Uncertain Times: Leadership Programme for Housing Executives

Exclusive Course by Sciences Po Executive Education for EFL and Housing Europe Members

From September 27th to October 1st, 2021, Sciences Po Executive Education Paris will host an exclusive course for EFL and Housing Europe members: Leading in Uncertain Times: Leadership Programme for Housing Executives.

The course will offer European housing leaders the tools to tackle the current and future challenges facing the sector. It will also provide a platform to network with high-level professionals working in the field.

Course Programme

A diverse range of interactive workshops will be offered by esteemed experts within and outside the housing industry.

From academic and political workshops to business and leadership sessions, housing professionals will leave the course ready to collaboratively lead positive change in the European housing sector.


Instructors will include:

    Workshops will include:

    • An introduction to urban sociology
    • Moving beyond affordable housing to affordable cities
    • Understanding and reforming complex organisations
    • The art of interest-based negotiation
    • Housing amid Covid-19: policy responses and challenges



    David Orr CBE

    Former CEO of the National Housing Federation (NHF) UK

    Sorcha Edwards

    Secretary General of Housing Europe

    Vincent Gruis

    Professor of Housing Management, TU Delft

    Boris Cournède 

    Deputy Head of The Public Economics Division,  OECD

    Mauro Rosi

    Chief, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO

    Practical details

    Course Location and Accommodation

    The course will take place on the premises of the Sciences Po University in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris. On September 15, a digital warm-up webinar will be provided as a preparation for the course.

    Participants to book the same hotel: Citadines Maine, Montparnasse. This helps informal networking and offers the opportunity to spend time together at the end of the day. This hotel is also at walking distance from Sciences Po and the Paris metro system.

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    Course Fees

      • The total price for this Sciences Po Leadership Programme is € 3610.
      • EFL members and associates who take part will receive a discount of € 1000 (refund) per participant on their organisation’s 2021 EFL membership fee (a refund). EFL will sponsor up to 15 participants from one or several organisations.
      • Lunches, refreshments and travel fees are included in above price.
      • Costs to be covered by participants outside the course fee: travel to Paris and accommodation; and breakfast and dinners.

    Terms and Conditions

    • Payment of the course must be made directly to EFL, who will collect the participation fee for Sciences Po Executive Education. All payments must be received before 15 July 2021.
    • The Executive Course will only proceed if a minimum of 15 participants has been reached by 15 July 2021.
    • Covid-19: if the situation does not allow the course to proceed due to enforced travel limitations or lockdown measures, it will be postponed until 2022.

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