Frank Lavadoux is Senior Lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in the European Decision Making Unit and is responsible for programmes including European negotiations and preparation for chairing Council Working groups. He has a degree in marketing, international trade and financial engineering from the University of Paris XII and the Centre de Formation de la Profession Bancaire in Paris. He started his career in the banking world . Later he became interested in training and he heads a consultancy firm specialised in human resources, intercultural management and international negotiations. He focuses on psychological, behavioural and intercultural concerns as well as the role of communication in European decision-making. He is qualified in the use of psychological tools such as MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and is also a certified licensed training Partner of the LMR Lewis Model and CultureActive. He leads consultancy missions with national and European officials and at various directorate-general of European institutions.
Frank has over 15 years of experience in training and management in international/community projects aimed mainly at national and European level public officials.. Frank has been Visiting Professor in Collège d’Europe (B) International Relations and Diplomacy studies Department’s – IRD – course on Simulation Exercise: Responding To a Multi-Dimensional Crisis in the Neighborhood Academy from 2008-2009. Since 2008 he’s also taught an elective module on in the Master of Arts in European Studies, MAEUS, at the Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) as a visiting professor. The course deals with the issue of lobbying in the European Union.