We are Paris-based group of Senior Consultants working in international education helping universities enhance the value of their offerings abroad.
We provide the following services:
In-house Needs Analysis
Program Evaluation and development
European initiatives including Executive and Graduate Educational programs
All programs can be run can be run for Executives, MBA or College level.
Business in Western Europe: A Tale of Two Cities, London and Paris (1 week)
1. Sunday afternoon
Boat trip on Thames
Dinner: Opening night speech/ presentation on Britain and US: The Special Relationship
Overview of Britain and EU from historical perspective
The City and its role in Global Finance
The Euro and the case against it
Afternoon: Field Trip, visit to London Stock Exchange
Evening: Meeting with American Lobbyist
Technology, Universities, Research, and the English language
Transport to Cambridge or Oxford, lectures on site
Morning: Traditional industries, case studies: Oil and Food
Afternoon : Round table American Business in UK, British Business in France, intercultural discussion
Evening: Black tie event for executives
Morning: Travel to France
Lunch: Setting the stage: historical background walking tour of US sites
Evening : Sponsored Dinner with luxury goods Company
France and its special relationship with the US
Why has France taken anti-US posture?
6. Friday : Telecommunications and High Technology: Company visit and lectures
Doing business in France: The exception which proves the rule
Labor relations, legal framework, case study with Director of Human Resources
Afternoon: Return to London
Having worked in the field of management education for over twenty years, Dr. Robert Crane has built a solid reputation for competence in the areas of international development, cross cultural business applications, and institutional entrepreneurship in Eastern and Western Europe and North America.
His career has spanned such management institutions as the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago, EM-Lyon in France, and the International Management Center (now the Business School of the Central European University) in Budapest. He has developed and/or run customized programs for executives for such firms as Baker & McKensie (the world’s largest law firm at the time), McKinsey and Company, Société Générale (now SocGen), and others.
Dr. Crane holds degrees in French literature (B.A., M.A., Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and translation M.A. from the University of Lyon, France). He also studied management (Young Managers’ Program and Executive MBA at Cranfield University in the U.K.). He speaks French and German in addition to his native English.
With 15 years senior management and teaching experience in Universities in Europe, Ms. Weisblatt spent a decade as Senior Project Manager and Adjunct Professor at the French "Grande Ecole" Sciences Po - Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques. Her strengths are in corporate-university partnering, international program development and global needs assessment.
Prior to her academic career she worked as a researcher and writer for several European human rights organizations, primarily focusing on problems in the former Soviet Union. She has been widely published and has also contributed to a number of European television productions. Among her academic awards for innovative research projects are selection and publication of her proposal to Create an American College in Moscow by the Foreign Policy Institute of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study Soviet dissidents in the U.S.S.R. and Western Europe.
Ms. Weisblatt holds graduate degrees in International History and Comparative Politics from the Sorbonne Paris I (MPhil/D.E.A.) and the London School of Economics (Msc) respectively, and is a graduate of Oberlin College in the United States. She speaks French and Russian.
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