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Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

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Course Description

The course will examine the evolution of megatrends, organizations operations management and the development of Corporate Social Responsibility with reference to both profit-making and non-profit-making organizations. The two course leaders will seek to analyze current challenges faced by NGOs as well as those specific to companies, and will investigate ways of enabling each party's objectives to coincide in a quest for a mode of partnership of benefit to both and to society overall. The aptness of choices of action, how they are implemented, modes of communication to priority targets and applying metrics and monitoring to actions will be looked at independently on the basis of practical cases, with the aim of identifying areas of convergence for NGOs and companies. The course will also consider pitfalls inherent in partnerships, dealing with resistance and issues relating to image and reputation. At the conclusion of the semester, the case work will consist in defining a partnership model for 2025 to promote the sustainable development of organizations and their environment. Using concrete examples taken from NGOs and Companies operating internationally, this series of classes aims to provide each student with very pragmatic keys to the subject. The course will present material through interactive lectures and case studies using examples from completed or ongoing field experiments. Team work will be extremely emphasized and important in this seminar with a group project ending up into a “real life simulation” simulation that will run over 1/3rd of the semester.


  • BITOUZET, Christelle (Dirigeant Gérant)
  • BOULANGER, Claire (Consultante)

Pedagogical format

Courses will be split into different sessions: theoretical with presentation of a few critical concepts; practical examples to illustrate concepts and launch discussions; students researches shared with other, and a few experts may be mobilized to illustrate better some of the current situations faced by international organizations, for profit or non profit..

Course validation

They will be evaluated on 3 elements: • 25%: class participation and individual contributions (participation in class, knowledge management presentations, volunteering on individual cases presentation) • 25%: a written assignment that will be given class 7 • 50%: team work presentation (5 students/group) on an operational simulation, designed to make participant think about the strategic approach to partnerships – each team will have to present their work during class 10 & 11.


Readings Group project work

Required reading

  • The State Of The Humanitarian System Report 2015
  • Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2016
  • Non-Governmental Organizations: An Indispensable Player of Humanitarian Aid, Philippe Ryfman, June 2007 (International review of the Red Cross).

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