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    At the Heart of Western Europe, to Serve the World



Having grown steadfast, while retaining its "small is beautiful" and "eternal beginnings" type of appeal, our Belgium-based institution became a highly respected international knowledge centre in leadership studies and expertise.


Recent developments: "Plan 2020-2025"


At THIERRY the high-specialty programmes activity has grown markedly in recent years. It now constitutes one of two activity fields. The school's DR Leadership unit offers fully individualised and made to measure or bespoke programmes: the Chronos CEO programmes. The other activity field is the Leudance Research unit. That shift in focus forms is part of the changes in the "Plan 2020-2025". 


Henceforward, as of 2020-2021 a truly major change takes place for the curricular programmes offered either at THIERRY or at INSIL International Higher Institute for Leadership of France. After two decades of course delivery activity the diploma/degree curricula are phased out.


Back in time: the 2000s and 2010s decades 


In the area of distance learning our online leadership courses and degree-programmes had been welcomed by many, and met great success. Having been offered by THIERRY Online since 2002, the delivery of online curricula and courses had as of 2010 been undertaken conjointly by THIERRY and INSIL. Further, the school's Environmental Leadership masters programme (launched in 2002) was, since 2014, embodied by the very symbolic Icare Institute for Leadership and Nature i2LN, with the pertaining programmes and online courses.  


The Summer institutes, and special and regional residencies


The international Summer residence leadership program (previously known as the THIERRY SUMMIT) hosted in Brussels or Louvain-La-Neuve, welcomed, since 2003, participants from around the world - a learning exchange immersed in a student-family type of atmosphere. Since 2013, and with the same spirit, the Summer residencies for the online-programmes were organised in France by INSIL, taking place in Charleville-Mezieres. The last one was held in 2017. 


Past locations and current sites: a brief history


From the year 2000 onwards the school's Main offices were situated in Brussels, in the capital city's university and diplomatic districts. In the autumn 2009, on leaving the "160" building at Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, the institution relocated to the country's southern highlands called Ardennes which is the "greenest lung" of Belgium. The school's library, the DuoRivi DR Leadership unit, and the Leudance Research unit are  housed at the school's THIERRY House located at 1.5 hours distance from Brussels. The "urban-to-green" campus relocation decision coincided with the then "2010-2020 Next Decade plan", to reflect the institution's wish of supporting socio-economic communities in rural settings. It further aimed at establishing a closer connection with the natural environment, in the broadest possible sense, including an ongoing research project about the local impact assessment of climate change on forests, rivers, wildlife, flora, and on the human community in general. With its greenest location the school demonstrates its contribution in endeavouring to meet still lower energy consumption and carbon emission goals than it already had in the preceding decade. 


Lovely Ardennes region: Leadership-and-Nature


As of September 2020 the THIERRY House becomes a part of the Campus Ecole des Malletiers (ext. link). The humble campus, nestled in a forestry area, is at the very centre of an environmental leadership education development project of our institution. Having been put at the disposal of the school by courtesy and special sponsorship of its private owners, the outdoors site highlights the inescapable reality of combining leadership plus natural environment. The campus also serves as a meeting centre for alumni, guest faculty, inter-collegiate reunions, and short duration residencies for the school's specialty leadership courses. 



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