InsideRisk Live Experience. How far will you go to save a human life?

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Date Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time 18:15 - 22:00
Speaker(s) George Kohlrieser & Edouard Getaz

Based on a true story, InsideRisk/Shadows of Medellin (click here to view th trailer) is a live participatory event, where audience members are called upon to make extremely challenging decisions on the spot. As a participant, you will be asked to reflect on the qualities of leadership required in complex situations involving life-and-death threats. 

Developed by critically acclaimed producer/director Edouard Getaz, hostage negotiator Prof. George Kohlrieser and a team of psychologists, InsideRisk/Shadows of Medellin is a unique full-length experience incorporating film, sound and live moderation; it is part of IMD’s High Performance Leadership Program.

“…a frighteningly realistic simulation of business risk 
and high stakes decision making”
Rob Harpel
CTO, Fitch Ratings

The event immerses the audience in the story of Jean-Pierre Mottu, a Swiss executive who found himself in charge of saving a young engineer kidnapped by a ruthless Colombian militarized group, back in 1988. 

Through a series of moderated sessions embedded in the course of the story, you will have to deal with the core issues involved in hostage negotiations. You will discover the power of relying on strong moral and ethical values in engaging and winning over ruthless adversaries. 

Please note that the event will be filmed; by attending, you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be photographed and recorded as part of the release in the video products featuring the event.



Member: CHF 0.00
IMD Alumni: CHF 60.00
Guest: CHF 60.00

Venue IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 34
Auditorium M100
1001 Lausanne
Dress Code Business Casual
Registration Deadline Thursday, March 09, 2017
Contact Laetitia - Club Secretary
Phone 079 446 92 67

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