MIP 2 - Session 2

Role and skills of the manager: the 2nd session of the UEFA MIP in the city of light
Throughout the week, the participants had the opportunity to visit the following venues:
  • French Football Federation
  • French Professional Football League
  • Piscine Molitor
  • Parc des Princes
  • French National Olympic Committee
The session, entitled ‘Role and skills of the manager’, was managed by Didier Primault, general manager of the Centre for the Law and Economics of Sport (CDES) at the University of Limoges in France.
The main objectives of the session were to present and analyse the role of a manager and the key skills required; to help the participants to define their own profile as a manager; to highlight the importance of having a clear vision, a defined strategy and a managerial project and to provide concrete examples of strategic plans.
Over the five-day session, the UEFA MIP group welcomed prestigious speakers, such as Gérard Houllier (coach and football manager), Julien Codorniou (vice-president, Workplace at Facebook), Martin Kallen (chief executive officer, UEFA Events SA), Jean-François Martins (deputy mayor in charge of sports, tourism and the Olympic games, city of Paris), Bart Verhaeghe (chairman, Club Brugge KV), Matthias Berg (consultant and multiple Paralympic champion), Frédérique Longuépée (deputy managing director, Paris Saint Germain FC), Franck Riboud (honorary chairman, Danone), etc.
On Wednesday afternoon, participants presented their professional project in front of a member of the Scientific Committee and their mentors. On the same evening, the group had the opportunity to enjoy a dinner at the Eiffel Tower.
The third session of the UEFA MIP II will take place in London from 26 to 29 March 2018 and will be dedicated to the format and regulation of competitions.
Presentation on the organisation of major sports events: the example of UEFA Euro 2020 by Martin Kallen,
chief executive officer, UEFA Events SA.
At Parc des Princes: Presentation of the strategic management of Club Brugge KV by Bart Verhaeghe,
chairman, Brugge KV
The social event on Wednesday evening at the Eiffel Tower.
The UEFA MIP II participants at Piscine Molitor
On Thursday, the group visited the facilities of Paris Saint-Germain FC.
The keynote speech of the week was delivered by Franck Riboud, chairman of Danone at the French National Olympic Committee.
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