The next edition of the Octave Program will be held from Tuesday March 31st to Thursday April 2nd 2015


Change across the generations


The 2012 edition as if you were there…

Octave Program...

The Octave Program was created through the intention to better understand the company’s transformation and to allow both young people and seniors to play a full and beneficial role in the company.

Octave, because the company is like a piano, whose two central octaves are played (the generations of 30 – 50 year-olds in power), while the lower and higher octaves tend to be disregarded. For the first time, a seminar has been designed to bring all generations together and to take into account the impact that new technologies have on organizations.


The 2014 edition... if you were there!


This is, once again, with pleasure and in the sharing that more than 180 international participants and 20 speakers had this three days seminar on the theme “intergenerational at digital era”. The 2014 Octave Program has delighted by the quality of its content, its exceptional environment near Geneva’s lake and a communicative cheerfulness. All this positivity enabled everyone to discover, learn and exchange in order to share this knowledge and “best practices” within the companies that we have had the pleasure to welcome this year: Danone, Airbus Group, L’Oréal, GDF Suez, Orange and Société Générale.


  • Pierre Nicot et Julie Dupillier

    Pierre Nicot et Julie Dupillier

    Consultants and trainers at “Pierre Nicot Consultants”

    Pierre NICOT has a 14 year experience as entrepreneur. He’s a gestalt therapist and has been trained in eidetic imagery, in communication and human ressources consulting.
  • Pekka Viljakainen

    Pekka Viljakainen

    Advisor to President of Skolkovo Foundation

    Pekka Viljakainen has spent the past 20 years as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. With a background in engineering from the University of Technology Lappeenranta,
  • Julie Gavras

    Julie Gavras


    Documentary talented Julie Gavras also knows how to play the game of fiction. In 2011 she directs (Late Bloomers), a romantic comedy starring Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt.
  • Tammy Erickson

    Tammy Erickson

    CEO of Tammy Erickson Associates

    Tamara J. Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author and widely respected expert on collaboration and innovation on the changing workforce, and on the nature of work in intelligent organizations.
  • Marc Raynaud

    Marc Raynaud

    Founder and President of the Intergenerational Management Observatory

    After a first career as a manager in MNCs, Marc spent 20 years as a senior consultant before he founded InterGenerationnel© of which he is President.
  • Jean-Edouard Grésy

    Jean-Edouard Grésy

    Founding Partner of "AlterNego"

    As a consultant, mediator and researcher Jean-Edouard coaches top managers in their negotiations, and intervenes as a mediator in inter-company, individual and collective conflicts.
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