Impact Skills Model®

Generations 2050

 

EMPOWER TO

TRANSFORM

GENERATIONS 2050

EDHEC's 2024-28 strategic plan, Generations 2050, gives itself as one of its missions to "empower to transform" in order to enable students to have a sustainable impact - societal, environmental - on the business world. To achieve this, the school has chosen to focus on the skills that will enable students to play a decisive role in organisations.

It is therefore building a new skills framework, the EDHEC Impact Skills Model. This model is based on the results of the EDHEC NewGen Talent Centre studies on the aspirations, behaviours and competencies of the young generations.

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The EDHEC Impact Skills Model®

 

An evolving skills model specific to EDHEC, broken down into three major transformative skills:

 

  • critical thinking to question the status quo and think beyond the systems in place;
     
  • action orientation, to take concrete action and lead change;
     
  • collaboration, to coordinate change with all stakeholders.

 

And a meta-competence:

  • Purposeful and socially responsible contribution

Context

The development of the EDHEC Impact Skills Model® began with the creation of a database containing more than 100 current and future skills identified in the management fields.
 

The skills were selected based on an ad hoc review:

  • From literature: academic articles (Education, OB, Strategy, HR, etc.) + management literature (expert reports, press articles); prospective studies from the worlds of education and business;
  • From the field: professions practised by the last 4 promotions of EDHEC alumni and the associated skills + learning outcomes from the programmes + skills repositories by profession: U.S. Occupational Information Network O*NET and European classification of Skills, Compétences and Occupations ESCO).

 

Presentations and relevance tests were carried out with EDHEC stakeholders, including career centres, companies, alumni, professors and programme managers.

The development of the EDHEC Impact Skills Model® began with the creation of a database containing more than 100 current and future skills identified in the management fields.
 

The skills were selected based on an ad hoc review:

  • From literature: academic articles (Education, OB, Strategy, HR, etc.) + management literature (expert reports, press articles); prospective studies from the worlds of education and business;
  • From the field: professions practised by the last 4 promotions of EDHEC alumni and the associated skills + learning outcomes from the programmes + skills repositories by profession: U.S. Occupational Information Network O*NET and European classification of Skills, Compétences and Occupations ESCO).

 

Presentations and relevance tests were carried out with EDHEC stakeholders, including career centres, companies, alumni, professors and programme managers.


Young people want companies to help them meet the challenges of the world

 

98%

of students believe that businesses have a role to play in tackling the world's major social and environmental challenges.

92%

of students have a positive view of companies and want them to evolve.

80%

of young people in management schools consider that societal impact will be a determining factor in their choice of job.

New aspirations:

 

Young graduates of the top universities today trust companies more than politicians to transform the world.

Social, environmental and societal values are priorities for young people, including in their career choices.

Young graduates are calling for companies to be transformed to meet the challenges facing society today. A conversion in which they want to play an active role.

The corporate challenges to which young people are most sensitive :

 

Environmental impact

(in its activity and operation...)

Social impact

(diversity / inclusion / equity / working conditions...)

Ethical governance

(remuneration of managers and capital / respect for human rights / tax optimisation, etc.)

Source: EDHEC NewGen Talent Centre - NewGen NewJob - A barometer of key factors in first jobs


The skills needed to take a systemic approach to transformation

 

 

Competences represent a dynamic combination of cognitive and metacognitive skills, demonstration of knowledge and understanding, interpersonal, intellectual and practical skills, and ethical values.

Tuning, 2010, A Guide to Formulating Degree Programme Profiles, Competences in Education and Recognition Project (CoRe)

METACOGNITION

A world of work where you need to be constantly learning and adapting.

A well-informed younger generation who see the acquisition of skills and personal development as the 1st professional aspiration of their career. 92% see the opportunity for lifelong learning as a driving force behind their commitment to their job.

HYBRIDIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE

Companies are looking for hybrid skills to solve increasingly complex problems.

 

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AI & CSR REVOLUTION

Environmental and social challenges and the AI revolution in knowledge will have an impact on all the company's jobs and on management practices.

  • Skills have become more complex as technology has evolved in the workplace: knowledge was the mainstay of the encyclopaedia era, and was complemented by know-how in the industrial era, by interpersonal skills in the computational era and now by thinking skills in the AI era.
  • Thinking skills are essential meta-competencies for facilitating learning, understanding the challenges of the world in a systemic way and having an impact in a world of work shaken up by the disruptive technologies of AI. They enhance knowledge, know-how and interpersonal skills.

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Forvis Mazars, BearingPoint, Business France, Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe, Maersk, Sopra Steria, LVMH, Planet Payment, RTE, Thermofisher, Media Participations, l’Union Sociale de l’Habitat, Havas Events, Groupe BPCE, l’Air Liquide, PWC Société d’Avocats, BPCE SEF, Caisse d’Epargne Normandie, PWC Audit, LISI Group, IDEX, ST Microelectronics, Est Métropole Habitat, FITECO, Réseau DCF, l’Assemblée de liaisons des notaires de France, la Compagnie nationale des commissaires aux comptes, Eau de Paris…

 

 

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