Bénédicte Gendron, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: University of Montpellier III
Email: benedicte.gendron@univ-montp3.fr

Biography

Professor of University, Pr. Bénédicte GENDRON received her Ph.D. in Economics, specializing in Human Resources from University Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne (France). She was awarded a Ministry of Foreign Affairs fellowship (Bourse Lavoisier) and spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. She also earned a Master degree in Psychology in Knowledge Building and Human Behaviour Management from University Montpellier III, France. Prior to joining the university, she was a consultant at the French Center for Research on Education, Training and Employment in Paris (CEREQ) and an external consultant at OECD.


She is currently a Professor of University teaching Economics of Human Resources Development (Executive Leadership and Change, Economics of Human Resource, Human Capital, Labour Economics, Workforce Development, Well-being and Performance) at the Department of Education, University Montpellier III, France and also teaches courses in Economics of Education and Scientific Methods of Research…) at Doctoral and Master levels. She also offers seminars in France and abroad on the role of intelligence and emotional competences and emotional capital in the workplace and in education and health and its links with performance and human capital theory. She has been the Dean of the Department of Sciences of Education until January 2006 and was elected to the Scientific Council of the University of Montpellier III.


Her main areas of research are emotional intelligence, emotional capital, emotional work, emotional climate and human capital building, work performance, leadership styles of management, competency and personal development, health and well-being. Her scholarship focuses upon the theoretical and empirical impact of emotional competences from different categories and backgrounds (children, adults, or older, students, workers, jobless, individuals, groups … with a gender perspective). Her other research interests include outcome evaluation studies of programs in educational and correctional settings, implementation of ethical and citizenship education programs. She is currently supervising PhD's thesis work on EI: emotional competences and performance at work of teachers working with children with autism, of nurses in homes for the elderly, of business companies' managers, and on female and vocational education and training guidance.


She has published chapters and articles in different journals on the following topics: emotional intelligence and emotional capital and impacts on education and labour, and leaderships styles and efficient and ethical management, on categories of people (youth and violence, workers and active aging and emotional health problems at work...), on emotional competences and school and vocational guidance. She is responsible of two forthcoming books focus on Emotions, EI and EC special issues. She has also delivered numerous emotional competency seminars and speeches to a number of universities and private and non-profit organizations and participated to conventions abroad, conferences and organized symposium. She is also an external expert for Oecd, Cedefop, and the European Commission.

Pr. Bénédicte Gendron wrote a conceptual essay on “Emotional Capital” (EC) combining EI and Human Capital theory, making bridges between economics, psychology and sociology which won a prestigious National Award of the Académie Francaise (Prize Louis Cros, Institut des Sciences Morales et Politiques), in November 2006.

Publications

2009
Gendron B. et Lafortune L. (dir.) (2009), Leadership et compétences émotionnelles dans l’accompagnement au changement, Ouvrage Collection Education & Recherche, Québec : Presses de l’Université du Québec, p. 237. http://www.puq.ca/fr/repertoire_fiche.asp?titre=nouveautes&noProduit=D1607


Gendron, B. (forthcoming end 2009), Management of active ageing in France in businesses: some case-studies, chapitre, Book II. Older workers and lifelong learning, T.Tikkanen et B. Nyhan Eds., Thessalinique: Cedefop.

2008
Gendron B. (2008), Management of active ageing in businesses in France, in Innovative learning measures for older workers, Cedefop Panorama Series, 159, Luxembourg, Office for official publications of the European Communities, Cedefop, décembre, p. 29-36.


Gendron B. et al. (coord.) (2008), Compétences et socialisation, Cahiers du Cerfee, n°24, Montpellier : Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée.


Gendron B. (2008), « Capital émotionnel et éducation », Dictionnaire de l’éducation, Van Zanten A. (dir.), Paris : Presses Universitaires de France, p. 41-43.

2007
Gendron B. (dir.) (2007), Emotions, compétences émotionnelles et capital émotionnel, Cahiers du Cerfee, n°23, Montpellier : Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée.


Gendron B. (2007), « Emotions et Compétences émotionnelles des personnels éducatifs et scolaires : quels impacts sur la pédagogie et le bien-être au travail ?», Symposium at the International Congress of « Actualité de la recherche en éducation et formation » (AREF), August, Strasbourg: www.congresintaref.org.


Gendron B. (2007), « Des compétences au capital émotionnel et bien-être et mal-être au travail des enseignants », Acte du Congrès de l’Actualité de la recherche en éducation et formation, AREF, Strasbourg, 2007, August 11 pages : www.congresintaref.org.


Gendron B., (2007), « Education sexuée et capital émotionnel : quelles différences filles-garçons ? », Cahiers du Cerfee, n°23, 77-99.


Gendron B., (2007), « Des compétences émotionnelles au capital émotionnel : une approche théorique relative aux émotions », Cahiers du Cerfee, n°23, 9-59.


Gendron, B. (2007). Autorité et figure d'accompagnement et de leadership de l'enseignant, du formateur, de l'éducateur: une relation impossible? Cahiers du Cerfee, n° 22, March, 76-92.

2006
Gendron B. (2006), « Capital émotionnel : quelles différences filles-garçons en termes de compétences émotionnelles et l’impact sur leur devenir ? », Genre et rapports sociaux de sexe, les enjeux contemporains de la recherche, Montpellier : Presses de l’université Montpellier 3, pp.133-176.


Gendron, B. (2006). Le capital émotionnel et genre: ce capital qui fait aussi la différence entre les filles et les garçons à l'école et au travail. Les Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques, série rouge, n° 76, Paris: Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, 27.


Gendron, B. (2006). Capital émotionnel: quelles différences filles-garçons en termes de compétences émotionnelles et l'impact sur leur devenir? Genre et rapports sociaux de sexe, les enjeux contemporains de la recherche. Montpellier: Presses de l'université Montpellier 3, 133-176.


OECD (Brenner K., Dawkins J.S., Gendron B., Hasan A., Mc Guinness A., Ritzen J., Shattock M.,) (2006), Higher Education in Ireland, Reviews of National Policies for Education, Paris: OCDE, 262 p.


Gendron, B. (2005). The French Vocational "Baccalauréat" Diploma: Space of a plural transition for the youth. European Journal of Vocational Training, September-December, Vol. 2005/III, n°36, 33-46.


Gendron, B. (2004). Why emotional capital matters in education and in labour? Toward an optimal use of human capital and knowledge management. Les Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques, série rouge, n° 113, Paris: Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, 37.

Last released

Gendron B. et Lafortune L. (dir.) (2009), Leadership et compétences émotionnelles dans l’accompagnement au changement, Ouvrage Collection Education & Recherche, Québec : Presses de l’Université du Québec, p. 237.
http://www.puq.ca/fr/repertoire_fiche.asp?titre=nouveautes&noProduit=D1607

 

 

 

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