After years of leading educational events, Diane Lenne realised that too much focus is spent on curriculum, organization, logistic and speaker sourcing, to the detriment of the experience.
So, Diane and her sister decided to try an exclusive, participative experience, they called "On Top of Hills" : three days in Switzerland with a group of 10 from all over the world, with a program written based on each participant’s talents and interests!
For many participants, these sessions were the trigger for change. To give a context to the forums, she created a course at the EMLYON Business School in Lyon that she led for the first time in December 2015. From professors’ and students’ feedback and backed by researchers, they created an online program. In February, the course was inserted in the school curriculum. In June, after participating to a workshop about the digital transformation of universities, they were invited by French Education Minister Najat Vallaud Belkacem, to inspire more schools.
Since their first experiences with WAP, many organizations have expressed a need for more collaboration and knowledge sharing between teams. In October, WAP will launch pilots in these organizations in Shenzhen and Paris to accelerate learning.