Leading an activity (DUA)

Developing agile executives for better company performance

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  • A certificate which is compatible with an existing career
  • 4 intakes per year: February/March/July/October
  • The credits can be used towards an emlyon business school diploma, for example the Executive MBA.

Your contact

Marjorie Diebolt
Training adviser
+33 (0)4 78 33 78 38

Contact us

You wish to:

  • Optimise your impact as a senior executive, in planning, decision-making and strategic activities
  • Master the basics of strategic planning
  • Share your experiences in pairs with a genuinely dynamic group 

"Leading an activity" gives you the opportunity to increase your skills to be able to efficiently implement a strategy in your unit

Chantal Poty
Programme Director

Personal objectives

- To master the strategic reflexion essentials
- To improve your leadership in order to develop more effectively the strategic orientations of your company
- To benefit from a personalized competencies development plan

Goals for your company

- Some equipped executives, who are ready to mobilize their teams
- Some methods and decision-makings shared by your executives
- Some flexible learning modules, which are compatible with management positions

The certificate "Leading an activity" is dedicated to all kinds and levels of managers: major projects leader, functional manager, business unit/subsidiary/profit center director,...

Years of experience




  • An academically very qualified teaching staff with 90% of doctors among 130 permanent professors 
  • 7 research centers that are closely linked with the companies and all the socio-economic networks 
  • An incubator, which has mentored 1350 project leader since 1984
  • emlyon business school belong to 1% of the worldwide Business Schools with the triple accreditation

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Application form

An application form enables the participant to present his skills development plan.

Application review by a committee

A committee reads and reviews the application forms in order to ensure that the programme "Leading an activity" adequately meets the skills development needs of the participant as well as his professional position.

Training fees

€13,900* excl. taxes - Modular format in Lyon

€11,900* excl. taxes - Intensive format in Paris

Including all the training fees, specifically the initial and post-training assessments as well as the individual debriefing
(*excluding accommodation, travel and food expenses)

The following chose the "Leading an Activity" training for their executive managers:

Alliade Habitat, Banque Populaire des Alpes, BASF, Cegid, Clinique du Val d’Ouest, Electricfil Automotive, Groupe Atlantic, Gerflor, Gerard Perrier Industries Group, ITW, GROUPE JLO, La Poste, Locam, Saint Gobain, Sanofi, Schneider Electric, Sham and more.


Appreciated by major French or international groups, this training also is adapted to mid-caps. 

We have decided to offer the certificate "Managing an activity" to all of our senior executives, from different backgrounds and ages, because this rewarding programme enables them to cover many of the fundamentals which are essential to the position of a manager, such as strategy, people management, finance, leadership and more.

Eric Payen
General Manager