Be Yourself and be part of a changing world


7th edition of the Octave Program
Evian – March 20-22, 2018



In a vastly changing world, we constantly need to adapt our behavior as leaders or managers to rise to new challenges. The Octave Program is a leadership and intercompany seminar that tackles the transformation of businesses in the digital era, drawing on the experiences of all generations. In a nutshell, it is designed to nurture and equip willing participants with the ability to adapt to these changes.

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Take part of the discussion #OCTAVE2018


Date : from Tuesday March 20th to Thursday March 22nd, 2018

Place: Evian Resort – Rive Sud du Lac de Genève
74501 Evian Les Bains, France.

Costs: 3000€ HT (excluding accommodation and transportation).

Individual registration: please click here
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Why participating? 



• Understanding other generations
• Fighting against prejudices
• Identifying the different ways we work and how we can cooperate



• Understanding how the world is changing
• Understanding the impact of new technologies on companies
• Whatever your age, the U culture is spreading



• Having confidence in yourself
• Gaining new skills
• Knowing how to put individual and collective potential to good use


For more information about the Program, please consult the “Why Octave” section. 

Become a changemaker within your organization


The Octave Program is conceived to alternate phases of inspiration and phases of respiration:

The moments of inspiration: Plenary sessions
The moments of respiration: Workshops

The main themes during the seminar:

Leveraging the power of tomorrow’s workforce
Communicating between generations beyond codes and fashions
Give & receive
Transformation agent for a living organization
The neuro-friendly manager
A few keys to non-violent communication
Connecting through trust
Is there a golden age for negotiation
Career life cycles
Experiment Mindfulness
And many others…to discover on site!

They will inspire us in 2018

Why these experts support the Octave Program

Relive the Octave Program 2016 in video!


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Place and Access


 Located in the North part of the French Alps, in Haute-Savoie, Evian is at the heart of a beautiful area,
on the south border of the Geneva Lake, 45 km from Geneva.
The plenary sessions and the workshops take place at the Evian Resort.
Participants and speakers will be accommodated in the Royal and Ermitage hotels.
The Octave team is in charge of booking and assigning you a hotel room together with the partner companies.
We will send you an email to inform you the name of your hotel one week before the event.

Evian Les Bains is accessible by several means of transport:

By plane
Geneva International Airport: 9 daily direct flights Paris-Geneva (50 km from Evian, please consider
a transfer time of 2 hours)

By train
Evian-Les-Bains train station: 15 minutes transfer time
Geneva (Cornavin) train station: direct trains from Paris (50 km from Evian, please consider a transfer time
of 1 hour and a half)

Free shuttles will be at your disposal connecting the Geneva airport and both train stations
(Cornavin and Evian-Les-Bains) to your hotel. (Schedules will be indicated later on).




Official Partners

The Octave Program is an original idea by Danone, in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb, ENGIE, Orange, and Société Générale and any company affected by the issue and open to the approach. So far, more than 25 companies support the Octave Program.

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