Bénédicte Gendron, Ph.D.

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


Prof. Dr. Dr. Benedicte GENDRON, former Vice-President of the University of Montpellier III (21000 students) in charge of Vocational Education and Traning in France, earned a Ph'D in Economics of Education and Human Resources from the University Paris I -Pantheon-Sorbonne, and a Ph'D in Psychology & Neuropsychology University of Montpellier III after a Post-doctoral research at UC. Berkeley at Policy Organization Measurement Evaluation-POME, Graduate School of Education and National Centre for Research on Vocational Education-NCRVE in the USA.

Professor of University,  Bénédicte Gendron is developing the concept of “Bienvivance” in education and at work, derived from her research work and Economics concept of Emotional Capital awarded in 2006 of Louis Cros Prize from the prestigious French Academy and, in 2011 and 2012 by two other awards of the French National Association for the Promotion of School and University Health-AFPSSU.

Certified and trained in Mindfulness (MBSR & ACT) and Emotional Quotient-Inventory EQ-I 2.0, her research on Emotional Capital (social and personal emotional competencies development and their personal, organizational and socio-economics impacts) is focus on Inclusive Excellence in education, Quality of life, teaching and learning at school and work (enabling pedagogy and enabling school leaderships and bienvivance), Education and Human Resource Sustainability, Transformative learning, Educators and Students Empowerment, Learners Agency, Creativity (e.g. Students ‘entrepreneurships) and equity in education (no left behind), rooted on eudemonic economics' perspective.

External expert for OECD, for the European Commission and international and national Scientifics organizations, she serves on several editorial boards of various scientific journals and, her research applied on education, guidance, lifelong learning, work and health domains, has been published in number journals, book chapters and books. Her last books are about “The Power of Emotional Capital: Heutagogy, Executive Functions and Meditation/Mindfulness” (Connaissace & Savoirs Ed., Paris) and “Mindful Management and Emotional Capital: Human at the heart of a benevolent performance and economy (De Boeck ed., Brussels).


Gendron B. (2020) Le capital émotionnel en éducation : de la pleine conscience à la bienveillance pour une société pacifiée et un mieux-vivre ensemble, Chapitre in F.  La Combe, A. Pech & E. Grieder (dir.) Humanisme et Mindfulness: Une éducation pour le XXIème siècle, Préface Edgar Morin,  Pierre Rabhi, Denys Rinpoché, Editions Dervy, pp. 246-268. http://www.dervy-medicis.fr/humanisme-et-mindfulness-p-8520.html

Khazaei, M., Gendron B., et al. (2020 submitted), Development and Assessment of the Personal Emotional Capital Questionnaire for Adults, & Development and Assessment of the Personal Emotional Capital Questionnaire for Adolescents, Psychological Assessment Journal.

Gendron B. (2019), Emotional capital, positive psychology, active learning and mindful teaching : Which impact on student’s well-being and behaviours?, in New Directions for Teaching & Learning, Ed. Wiley. ISSN: 0271-0633 Online ISSN: 1536-0768.

Gendron B. (2018), The Power of The Emotional Capital in Education: Executive functions, Heutagogy and Meditation/Mindfulness, Ed. Paris : Connaissances et Savoirs

Gendron B. et SantaMaria C. (2019), Education for Peace and Happiness to Prevent Psychosocial Risks at School and at Work: The Emotional Capital of Teachers and Occupational safety and health professional Matters.  in Happiness in a Multicultural World of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), 17th International Conference  4-7th September 2019, Grenada, Spain.

Gendron B. (2019), Emotional Capital Training: Education for a Better Society: Realizing Equity and Social Justice Worldwide, World Education Research Association Congress, August 5-8, Tokyo, Japon.

Gendron B. (2018), Emotional capital, positive psychology and mindfulness developments’ for Enabling’s Teachers and Educators: A new way of approaching citizenship’s learning and skills, in Citizenship & Identity in a ‘Post Truth’ World, Conference Book, University of Warmia & Cicea European eds., ISBN: 9788381001274

Gendron B. (2018), « Emotional capital, Educational Leadership and EnablingTeachers : Emotional Competencies as Professional Competencies to Teach for Learning and Developing Potential » in Emergent Issues in Vocational Education & Training, Moreno Herrera et al. (Dir.), Stockholm :Arena Gruppen Press, p. 516-530 ISBN: 978-91-86743-74-1

Gendron B. (2017). Emotional Capital: the Set of Emotional Competencies as Professional and Vocational Skills in Emotional Works and Jobs, Revista Española de Educación Comparada [S.l.], n. 29, p. 44-61, jun. 2017. ISSN 2174-5382.

Gendron B. (2017), Du management mindful au leadership capacitant, in Frimousse et al., Réinventer le leadership, Editions EMS, p. 297-312.

Gendron B. (2017), « Capital émotionnel et éducation », Dictionnaire de l’éducation, Rayou P & Van Zanten &Van Zanten A. (dir.), Paris : Presses Universitaires de France, p. 60-63. ISBN-10: 2130553087

Gendron B. (2016), Management des risques psychosociaux dans le secteur du soin et de l’éducation, Thèse de doctorat de Psychologie, Sp. Neurospsychologie et Psychopathologie, ed. Université Paul-Valéry.

Gendron B. et al. (2016), "Emotional capital development, positive psychology and mindful teaching: which links?”, in International Journal of Emotional Education. 2016, Vol.8 (1), p. 63-74. ISSN 2073 7629.

Gendron B. (2015), Mindful management & capital émotionnel - L'humain au coeur d'une performance et d'une économie bienveillantes, De Boeck.

Gendron B. (2013), "Emotional Capital and Education Issues”, in Journal of Research and Curriculum Development. Vol.2 No.1 January – June, p. 23-52. ISSN 2229-2365

Gendron B. (2011), Older Workers and Active Ageing in France: the Changing Early Retirement and Company Approach, The International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, Vol. 22, No. 6, March, 221-1231

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. ISBN 2760516075

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, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne & CEREQ, 26 pages.4.

Gendron B. (2008), « Quelles compétences émotionnelles du leadership éthique, de l’enseignant au manager, pour une dynamique de réussite et de socialisation professionnelle » ? Cahiers du Cerfee, n°24, p.141-155. ISSN : 0992-3705, ISBN : 978-2-84269-831-7.

Gendron B. (2007), Des compétences émotionnelles au capital émotionnel : une approche théorique relative aux émotions, Cahiers du Cerfee, n°23, p. 9-55. ISBN 978-2-84269-796-9.

Gendron B. (2007), Education sexuée et capital émotionnel : quelles différences filles-garçons, Cahiers du Cerfee, n°23, p. 77-100.  ISBN 978-2-84269-796-9.

Gendron B., (2007), « Autorité et figure d’accompagnement etde leadership de l’enseignant, du formateur, de l’éducateur... : une relation impossible ? », Cahiers du Cerfee, n° 22, pp. 73-88. ISBN : 978-2-84269-795-2.

Gendron B. (2004), “Why Emotional Capital Matters in Education and in Labour? Toward an Optimal Exploitation of Human Capital and Knowledge Management », Les Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques, Paris : Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, 37 pages.







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