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Leading in certain times: Leadership Programme for Housing Executives

27 Sep - 1 Oct, 2021

Paris, 27 September 2021Save the date

From September 27th to October 1st, 2021, the Sciences Po University in Paris will host an exclusive course only for EFL and Housing Europe members. In this course, Housing Europe's Secretary-General, Sorcha Edwards and TU Delft's Professor for Housing Management, Vincent Gruis will host a round table, dedicated to the Future of Social Housing in Europe.

On September 15, a digital warm-up webinar will be provided as a preparation for the course. This course offers European housing leaders a unique opportunity to not only build new skills to tackle the current and future challenges facing the sector head-on. It also provides a platform to network with high-level professionals working in the field.

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:                                       

  • 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


Wednesday, 15th Feb

  • An introduction to urban sociology (1st online pre-session)

Monday, 27th Sep

  • Social Housing in Europe: European Actors’ StrategiesHousing

  • Housing and sustainable development challenges

Tuesday, 28th Sep

  • Understanding and Reforming Complex Organizations

  • Leading Learning Organizations

  • Housing Amid Covid-19: Policy Responses and Challenges

Wednesday, 29th Sep

  • Beyond Affordable Housing, Affordable Cities

  • Learning Expedition: Transforming Strategy, from Manufacturer to Solution Provider

Thursday, 30th Sep

  • The Best Response to an Immediate Crisis Situation

  • The Art of Interest-based Negotiation

  • Master class Integrating Heritage into Urban Planning: A Challenge between Past and Future

Friday, 1st Oct

  • Round Table: The Future of Social Housing in Europe


Location: The course will take place at the Sciences Po Campus, 28 rue des Sts-Pères, Paris 7th.

Deadline for registration and payment: 15 July 2021.

Register now!

Get more information on the course, HERE!