Cannes Creative Leaders Program, this year also

Advertising, Cannes Lions

Cannes Creative Leaders Programme will take place in June following the success of last year’s programme and participants’ triumphant achievements.

Our first-ever Cannes Creative Leaders Program in 2010 was not only a success in Berlin and Cannes for those who came, it was a success afterwards for the participants too

One participant used the strategy he developed in the program to merge three companies and form Africa’s largest digital agency. Another used his improved leadership skills to head a team that won a huge new global account for his agency. And another is now a member of a Cannes Lions jury just one year later. We’re excited about partnering with Cannes Lions for another year of this special program that helps develop leadership skills and strategies, and we look forward to two weeks of high-impact insights and inspiration.

Clark Parsons,

Managing Director of the Berlin School.

During the first week, participants will be based at the Berlin School, which has built a global reputation with its innovative Executive MBA programme to help creative industry executives lead for excellence in their organisations. There they will engage in six days of intensive training from Berlin School professors, studying real-world aspects of current advertising and other industry leadership and organisational practice through lectures, interactive case discussions, and small group exercises.

In the second week, participants will relocate to Cannes, France, as Festival delegates where the course continues with bespoke sessions, group projects, exclusive lectures as well as the use of the Cannes Lions incredible array of workshops, master-classes and seminars. All facilities of the full week in Cannes will be available to the participants, including all Festival content, exhibitions, screenings, award shows and galas.

Three bursaries for the 2011 Cannes Creative Leaders Programme have been awarded to professionals working in the industry based in one of the 158 countries that have never previously won a Cannes Gold Lion.

58th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity takes place on June 19-25, in Cannes, France