Successful Conference for DFK France

Delegates from DFK France have joined together for the first time since the start of the pandemic for the Annual Partners’ Conference.

  • DFK news
  • 02 December 2021

Delegates from DFK France have joined together for the first time since the start of the pandemic for the Annual Partners’ Conference.

The two-day event was held in Lyon and welcomed a total of 20 delegates, including guests from member firms in Belgium and Morocco.

The overall theme of the conference was leadership and managing conflict in professional situations with Eric Hubler, who spoke about martial arts concepts and how the spirit and wisdom behind them can be brought into professional situations.

Delegates also enjoyed social events including sampling the local cuisine at restaurants in Lyon.

Event organiser and DFK France president Jean-Luc Mohr, of Secal based in Strasbourg, said: “This was our first meeting since October 2019, so it was excellent to host an event to bring everyone together once again.

“The main theme was leadership, using the Dojo spirit and the wisdom of Aikido brought into professional situations to both avoid and manage change.

“The Dojo sprit is about the importance of defining clear rules and objectives and to respect these at all levels, while Aikodo determines where and when a conflict could occur and defines possible actions to manage this.

“We did various exercises around managing stress and pressure, how to address possible resistance to change between leaders and teams, and how to motivate people to go the accept and conduct change.

“Everyone was delighted to be back together once again – we certainly had plenty of things to talk about.

“We covered some very interesting topics, and the delegates have all expressed how happy they were with the content and the event organisation.

“And, of course, Lyon is the gastronomy capital of France so everyone thoroughly enjoyed visiting the local restaurants.”