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SKEMA China holds leadership and management summer camp

Published on 20 July 2021

SKEMA conducted a four-day offline summer camp programme from July 12 at its Suzhou campus on global leadership and future management for 26 students from Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU).

​Under the guidance of two experienced tutors, participants learnt leadership skills and enriched their knowledge in management after taking inspiring courses, such as Happiness Experience, Stress Management, Critical Thinking as well as a business simulation game. 

On the first morning, the summer camp kicked off with a French breakfast where Matthieu Ventelon, SKEMA graduate (2016) and founder of Hedonia, shared knowledge and experience of French savoir-vivre and etiquette with students. 

Following this unique cultural experience, the summer camp welcomed one of its teachers, Janine Jakob, executive director of Full Potential Partners in Shanghai, who delivered a series of lectures about development of competencies, interpersonal communication, teamworking and so on.

Divided into six groups, students were engaged, in the second day's afternoon, in a business simulation game, in which they had to acquire some basic knowledge about accountancy and management, especially about how to run a company, with the help of Mark Ternouth, an experienced business transformation and training consultant.

Inspired by critical thinking techniques and the use of mind map tools, all the “managers” had a thorough understanding of business strategies, and the Tree Group outclassed other competitors at the end of a few sessions of simulated operations.

July 15 was the last day of the summer camp and the closing ceremony, where three students were awarded Outstanding Performance Prize for their high-quality video logs, and four-people-group Risy was rewarded for their business pitch.

“I’m so delighted to see so many students are interested in leadership and management and take part in our SKEMA summer camp. In partnership with BFSU, SKEMA will be committed to cultivating high-level business talents and contributing in its own way to the local ecosystem. And congratulations again to those outperforming in the different sessions!” said Matthieu Dumont, SKEMA China campus director.    

In addition, from 16-19 July, SKEMA Business School Suzhou campus will welcome a second group of summer camp participants from different higher education institutions in China and internationally.

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