Master Class Gianpiero Petriglieri - Competence is not enough: Developing Trustworthy Leaders in the Age of Nomadic Professionalism

We live in times of great turbulence in business and society at large. We blame bad or absent leadership for our afflictions, and invoke new or better leadership as our only hope. How should we select, develop, and exercise leadership in a world that longs for leaders and mistrusts them at the same time?

To answer that question, we must rethink the meaning and practice of leading - and learning - for the contemporary workplace. Authenticity and mobility have replaced loyalty and career advancement as hallmarks of virtue and success. And our obsession with leaders’ competence and effectiveness is insufficient, if not detrimental, to foster trustworthy leadership for our companies and communities.

About this Master Class 

In this highly interactive masterclass, you will learn about:

  • the differences between the ages of corporate citizenship and nomadic professionalism
  • the sources of, and potential solutions to, the erosion of meaning and trust in the workplace
  • the history of successful, but no longer adequate, leadership images and development practices
  • the crucial role of HR and L&D professionals in cultivating trustworthy leadership
  • the HR and L&D strategies and practices that foster the development of such leadership



When? April 4th 2017, 13:30 - 18:00

Where? Athenee Palace Hilton

How do you enroll? Send an email to

Don't forget about the HR Excellence Award Gala, 10th edition, that is also taking place on April 4th, and where Gianpiero Petriglieri is the Honorific Chairman of the Jury. Please find more details here.


13:30 - 18:30
Master Class Session with Gianpiero Petriglieri


Professor of Organisational Behaviour,

Gianpiero Petriglieri is Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. His award-winning research and teaching focus on what it means, and what it takes, to become a leader. He is particularly concerned with the development of leadership in the age of “nomadic professionalism,” in which people have deep  bonds to work but loose affiliations to organizations, and authenticity and mobility have replaced loyalty and career advancement as hallmarks of virtue and success.

At INSEAD, he directs the Management Acceleration Programme, the school’s flagship executive programme for emerging leaders, and chairs the initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence.

Gianpiero has chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on new models of leadership, and was recently named one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.

His research has appeared in Administrative Science QuarterlyAcademy of Learning & Education, and Organization Studies. He also writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review where his essays have been included among the “ideas that shaped management” for four of the past five years. His work has been featured in a range of media including the BBC, Financial TimesThe EconomistThe Wall Street Journal,BusinessWeek, and Forbes among others.

Gianpiero holds a Medical Doctorate and a specialization in Psychiatry from the University of Catania Medical School, Italy, and a diploma in Advanced Organizational Consultation from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London. He consults and speaks widely on how to develop and exercise leadership in fast-changing, uncertain and diverse workplaces. He also directs customized leadership development programmes for multinationals in a variety of industries.

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You can participate at Gianpiero Petriglieri's Master Class or at the Awards Ceremony, or at both, for the following registration fees:

*Prices are in Euro without VAT. 

Please find below the prices for the Master Class participation.

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300 euro + TVA
300 euro + TVA
300 euro + TVA
400 euro + TVA

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