Orchestrating Winning Performance 2017 kicks off
Participants from around the world at IMD for week-long signature program
IMD's largest open enrolment program, Orchestrating Winning Performance, kicked off for the 23rd consecutive year on Sunday, drawing over 350 participants from around the globe to the IMD campus in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Jean-François Manzoni, President of IMD, and Tawfik Jelassi, IMD Professor and co-Director of OWP, welcomed participants on campus at the OWP opening ceremony on Monday.
The participants come from more than 55 countries and represent about 186 companies.
This year's keynote speakers at OWP include Lucy Kellaway, Associate Editor and Management Columnist at the Financial Times. A team from Hintsa, a leading provider of human high performance services: Medical and Sports Performance Director Luke Bennett MD, Head of Science & Innovation James Hewitt, two-time Formula 1 Champion Mika Häkkinen and Le Mans 24 Hours winner Allan McNish will also be appearing. So will Bracken P. Darrell, CEO of Logitech, and Gilbert Achermann, former CEO and current Chairman of Straumann and board member of Julius Baer.
This year IMD is continuing its "activities for the complete executive" so participants can learn how to maintain a balance of physical, emotional, and mental health, both inside and outside of work. This includes sessions on nutrition, mindfulness, and physical fitness.
Throughout OWP, participants will be encouraged to actively engage on Twitter using the hashtag #IMDGlobalLeaders. All participants will be equipped with an iPad to help facilitate their learning experience.
OWP also runs in Singapore.