Continuing Education & Core Diplomas

Online courses, in-person training sessions and professional conferences are essential, today more than ever. As a professional, I am constantly working toward monitoring topics of mine, finding extra food for thought or concrete recipes for my daily practice, getting acquainted with specific topics for my communications & teaching business, practicing advanced language skills, or deepening my knowledge in some fields of interest. Together with a short presentation of my core diplomas at the end, you will find below a list of the courses I attended up to a verified certificate or an accomplishment statement. They are an indication of the areas in which I invested some time improving my own practice, monitoring the latest content of the field, learning the vocabulary or navigating the basics.

Summary:

  • CORE CURRICULUM, DIPLOMAS, SPECIFIC CREDENTIALS

    Graduated from Sciences Po Paris (M2), Sorbonne (M1), and Cambridge (CPE). Also studied at lycée Louis-le-Grand and Freie Universität Berlin. Advanced professional certificates: Opquast (Web quality and Accessibility), Voltaire (French Proofreader), MemoQ Project Manager (Translation Management), FLE (French as a Foreign Language Teacher), Hasso-Plattner-Institut (advanced tech literacy), Knight Center for Journalism. Details.
  • OTHER CERTIFICATES (Online verified and unverified courses I passed with certificate & evening classes I took over time) in:

Teaching
Translation, Communications, Website Management
IT/CS
Innovation, Management, Economics
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Law
Stats & Math
Energy, Climate, Environment, Sustainability, Health

1. CERTIFICATIONS

All my certificates are available upon motivated request. Some certificates appear several times across categories.

Energy, Health, Climate, Sustainability, Environment 

  • Sustainable Product Development, Stanford University, NovoEd, 2013
  • Sustainability in Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Coursera, 2014
  • Energy 101, Georgia Institute of Technology, Coursera, 2013        With Distinction
  • Climate Literacy, U. of British Columbia, Coursera, 2013
  • Environmental Law and Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapter Hill, Coursera, 2014
  • PH278x: Human Health and Global Environmental Change, Harvard, EdX, 2013
  • Property and Liability: An Introduction to Law and Economics, Wesleyan University, Coursera, 2013
  • Managing Risk for Development, World Bank, Coursera, 2014  – With Distinction
  • An Intro. to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health, Johns Hopkins U., Coursera, 2013
  • Social Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Coursera, 2013
  • Preparation for Introductory Biology: DNA to Organisms, University of California, Irvine, Coursera, 2013
  • Learning Design for Sustainability, LinkedIn, 2019
  • Devenir référent énergie : les fondamentaux, ADEME, France-Université-Numérique, 2019

Translation, Communications, Website Management

Communications

  • News Product Management, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Journalism Courses, 2019
  • La recherche documentaire (sites clés, normes bibliographiques, logiciel Zotero), Ecole Polytechnique Paris-Saclay, Coursera, 2019
  • Certificat Voltaire, Projet Voltaire, French Proofreading Expert Level (995/1000), 2019
  • Introduction to Typography, CalArts, California Institute of Arts, Coursera, 2019
  • Réalisez un audit qualité web, Opquast & OpenClassrooms, 2019
  • WikiMOOC: contribuer sur wikipedia, Wikimédia France, Coursera, 2019 (et participation à projets en équipe)
  • Internet Technologien und Systeme (in German), Hasso Plattner Institut, Open HPI, 2013 
  • Learning Design for Sustainability, LinkedIn, 2019
  • Model Thinking, University of Michigan, Coursera, 2013
  • Introduction to Communication Science, University of Amsterdam, 2014   –  With Distinction
    Advertising and Society, Duke University, Coursera, 2014
  • Les fondements du community management : les outils, LinkedIn, 2019
  • Understanding Media by Understanding Google, Northwestern University, Coursera, 2013
  • Innover et entreprendre dans un monde numérique, Institut Mines Telecom, France Université Numérique, 2018
  • Maps and the Geospatial Revolution, The Pennsylvania State University, Coursera, 2013
  • QGIS maps for journalists, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, 2018 (portfolio)
  • Écrire pour le web, LinkedIn, 2019
  • Visual Storytelling für Marketing und PR, LinkedIn, 2019
  • La visualisation de données : Le storytelling, LinkedIn, 2019
  • C.C. Chapman – Le storytelling en entreprise, LinkedIn, 2019
  • R for Journalists, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, 2018
  • The Podcast Fellowship, a 5-week bootcamp with Seth Godin and Alex Di Palma, 2018
  • How to launch and grow a hit podcast, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, 2018
  • Les fondements de la méthode SCRUM, LinkedIn, 2019
  • Gérer les attentes des clients pour les managers, LinkedIn, 2019
  • Les bases juridiques du contrat en droits d’auteur, ASFORED, 2010

Translation

  • Translation Project Management with MemoQ 8, MemoQ Software Certifications, 2019
  • Translation for environmental organizations, ProZ.com, 2019
  • Translation in Travel and Tourism, ProZ.com, 2019
  • SEO in tourism translation, ProZ.com, 2019
  • Web localization for translators, ProZ.com, 2019
  • All About Creating Subtitles (SRT) and Closed Captions, Udemy, 2019
  • Other training courses (Udemy & ProZ), conferences & business fairs

Website management (HTML/JS/CSS, SEO, RGPD)

  • Navigation Design HTML5/CSS3, Codecademy
  • JavaScript Errors and Debugging, Codecademy
  • Intro à HTML5: animations et jeux, Groupe INSA, France Université Numérique (FUN)
  • Web Localisation: Techniques and Tips (for translators), ProZ.com
  • Essential SEO Training for Web MarketingInfinite Skills, Udemy
  • Écrire pour le web, LinkedIn, 2019
  • International SEO, instructor: Chr. Maisel, Udemy
  • Protection de la vie privée dans le monde numérique, INRIA, France Université Numérique
  • Rechtsgrundlagen: Die EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO/GDPR), LinkedIn
  • Les fondements du RGPD, LinkedIn
  • GDPR for Marketers, LinkedIn
  • SEO in TYPO3 CMS Grundkurs, LinkedIn
  • SEO Essentials for Online Marketing, Udemy
  • SEO in Tourism Translation, ProZ.com
  • International SEO: Reaching a Profitable Global Audience, Udemy

Innovation, Management, Economics

  • Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations, Grad School Vanderbuilt U., Coursera, 2013 With Distinction
  • Innover et entreprendre dans un monde numérique, Institut Mines Telecom, France Université Numérique, 2018
  • Scaling Up a Business, Stanford Grad School of Business, NovoEd, 2014
  • Critical Perspectives on Management, IE Business School, Coursera, 2014
  • Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part II, Darden Grad School of Business, Coursera, 2013
  • Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I, Darden Grad School of Business, Coursera, 2013
  • Introduction to Financial AccountingThe Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Coursera, 2015
  • Sustainable Product Development, Stanford University, NovoEd, 2013
  • Subsistence Marketplaces, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Coursera, 2014
  • Financial Literacy, Macquary University (Sidney, Australia), Open2Study, 2015
  • Managing Risk for Development, World Bank, Coursera, 2014  – With Distinction
  • Subsistence Marketplaces, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Coursera, 2014
  • Microeconomics, University of California, Irvine, Coursera, 2013
  • Microeconomics Principles, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Coursera, 2013
  • Macroeconomics, University of California, Irvine, Coursera, 2014  With Distinction
  • Property and Liability: An Introduction to Law and Economics, Wesleyan University, Coursera, 2013
  • Law and the Entrepreneur, Northwestern University, Coursera, 2014

Teaching, Enseignement

Generalities

  • Enseigner et former avec le numérique : Formateur d’adultes, ENS Cachan-ENS Lyon, FUN, 2014
  • Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom, University of Irvine California – UCI extension, Coursera, 2015   – With Distinction
  • Didactique des Langues (3-month evening classes in Paris / cours du soir de 3 mois), École Philotechnique, Paris, 2011-2012
  • Déployez votre formation en blended learning, OpenClassrooms (part of the curriculum for the teacher/trainer’s diploma – European Qualifications Framework: level 6 – bachelor’s level), 2020
  • Concevez des évaluations adaptées à vos objectifs pédagogiques, OpenClassrooms (part of the curriculum for the teacher/trainer’s diploma – European Qualifications Framework: level 6 – bachelor’s level), 2020
  • Concevez des animations pédagogiques engageantes, OpenClassrooms (part of the curriculum for the teacher/trainer’s diploma – European Qualifications Framework: level 6 – bachelor’s level), 2020
  • Animez votre séance de formation, OpenClassrooms (part of the curriculum for the teacher/trainer’s diploma – European Qualifications Framework: level 6 – bachelor’s level), 2020
  • Améliorez vos présentations, OpenClassrooms (part of the curriculum for the teacher/trainer’s diploma – European Qualifications Framework: level 6 – bachelor’s level), 2020
  • Education par la recherche : neurosciences à l’Ecole, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, FUN, 2017 – Attestation Parcours Projet (mise en oeuvre d’un projet pédagogique d’un an) Teaching neuroscience – Implementation of a project with students.
  • Ethique de la recherche, Université de Lyon, FUN, 2019
  • Se former pour l’accompagnement à la scolarité, PSB Paris School of Business – Trophées Solidaires, OpenClassrooms, 2016
  • Practice-Based Research in the Arts, Stanford University, NovoEd, 2014

FLE – French as a Foreign Language

  • Moi, Prof de Français Langue Étrangère, Université de Liège, France Université Numérique, 2018 (Advanced Certificate)
  • Pratiques de l’enseignement de la prononciation en Français Langue Étrangère, Université de Toulouse, France Université Numérique, 2018

TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Anglais formation initiale & Business English)

  • Accent Reduction Training, Udemy, 2018
  • Col.Wri2.2x: Principles of Written English, University of California, Berkeley, EdX, 2014
  • Conduite de Réunion en Anglais, Université de Lorraine, France Université Numérique, 2018
  • Song Writing, Berklee College of Music, Coursera, 2013

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • Ethique de la recherche, Université de Lyon, FUN, 2019
  • Model Thinking, University of Michigan, Coursera, 2013
  • La recherche documentaire (sites clés, normes bibliographiques, logiciel Zotero), École Polytechnique Paris-Saclay, Coursera, 2019
  • Introduction to Communication Science, University of Amsterdam, 2014   –  With Distinction
  • The Modern and the Postmodern, Wesleyan University, Coursera, 2013
  • History of the Slave South, University of Pennsylvania, Coursera, 2014
  • Women and the Civil Rights Movement, University of Maryland, College Park, Coursera, 2013
  • The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound, and Color, Wesleyan University, Coursera, 2013
  • Advertising and Society, Duke University, Coursera, 2014

Stats & Math

  • Stanford Online: Statistics in Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford Online, 2013
  • Case-Based Introduction to Biostatistics,  Johns Hopkins University, Coursera, 2013
  • Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 1, Johns Hopkins University, Coursera, 2013
  • Stats 2.3x: Introduction to Statistics: Inference, University of California, Berkeley, EdX, 2013
  • Calculus One, Ohio State University, Coursera, 2013
  • Intermediate Algebra, University of California, Irvine, Coursera, 2013  With Distinction
  • Games without Chance: Combinatorial Game Theory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Coursera, 2013

Law

  • Kit de survie juridique des affaires internationales, CNAM, France Université Numérique, 2018
  • Fondamentaux des marchés publics, CNFPT, France Université Numérique, 2018
  • Protection de la vie privée dans le monde numérique, INRIA, France Université Numérique, 2018
  • Environmental Law and Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapter Hill, Coursera, 2014
  • Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases, University of Pennsylvania, Coursera, 2014
  • Law and the Entrepreneur, Northwestern University, Coursera, 2014
  • Property and Liability: An Introduction to Law and Economics, Wesleyan University, Coursera, 2013

CS/IT

(https://github.com/Woodsandfields) (https://www.codecademy.com/codeuz)

CS: Misc.

  • Internet Technologien und Systeme (in German), Hasso Plattner Institut, Open HPI, 2013 
  • Interactive Programming in Python, Part I, Rice University, Coursera, 2016
  • Learn to Program: the Fundamentals (Python), University of Toronto, Coursera, 2013
  • Recursion in Python, Codecademy, 2019
  • Search Algorithms in Python, Codecademy, 2019
  • ABC du Langage C, Institut Mines Telecom, FUN, 2016
  • Programmer en C, Institut Mines Telecom, FUN, 2017
  • Git: workflow, save, backtrack, branch, collaborate, Codecademy, 2019
  • Learn the Command Line (dealing with files intermediate & basic scripting), Codecademy, 2019

CS: Data Science

  • Practical Data Cleaning (in Python), Codecademy, 2019
  • Getting and Cleaning Data (in R), Johns Hopkins University, Coursera, 2017 – Data specialization
  • Learn SQL, Codecademy, 2019
  • Data Analysis with Pandas, Codecademy, 2019
  • R Programming, Johns Hopkins University, Coursera, 2017 – Data specialization
  • Exploratory Data Analysis (in R), Johns Hopkins University, Coursera, 2017 – Data specialization
  • Introduction to R for Journalists: How to Find Great Stories in Data, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, 2018
  • The Data Scientist’s Toolbox (Git, R Studio, Publishing software), Johns Hopkins University, Coursera, 2014 – With Distinction

CS: Website management (HTML/JS/CSS, SEO, RGPD)

  • Navigation Design HTML5/CSS3, Codecademy
  • JavaScript Errors and Debugging, Codecademy
  • Intro à HTML5: animations et jeux, Groupe INSA, France Université Numérique (FUN)
  • Web Localisation: Techniques and Tips (for translators), ProZ.com
  • Essential SEO Training for Web MarketingInfinite Skills, Udemy
  • International SEO, instructor: Chr. Maisel, Udemy
  • Protection de la vie privée dans le monde numérique, INRIA, France Université Numérique
  • Rechtsgrundlagen: Die EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO/GDPR), LinkedIn
  • Les fondements du RGPD, LinkedIn
  • GDPR for Marketers, LinkedIn
  • SEO in TYPO3 CMS Grundkurs, LinkedIn
  • SEO Essentials for Online Marketing, Udemy
  • SEO in Tourism Translation, ProZ.com
  • International SEO: Reaching a Profitable Global Audience, Udemy

Tech humanities & tech-related skills

  • Internet History, Technology, and Security, University of Michigan, Coursera, 2013 With Distinction
  • Concepts in Game Development, Swinburne University of Technology, Open2Study, 2013
  • Introduction aux réseaux de neurones biologiques et artificiels, Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes, FUN, 2018
  • Designer et modéliser dans un fablab, Institut Mines Telecom, FUN, 2016
  • Protection de la vie privée dans le monde numérique, INRIA, France Université Numérique, 2018
  • Maps and the Geospatial Revolution, The Pennsylvania State University, Coursera, 2013
  • Understanding Media by Understanding Google, Northwestern University, Coursera, 2013
  • Science, Technology, and Society in China I: Basic Concepts, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Coursera, 2013
  • Image and video processing: From Mars to Hollywood with a stop at the Hospital, Duke University, Coursera, 2013
  • Introduction to Digital Sound Design, Emory University, Coursera, 2013  With Distinction
  • Innover et entreprendre dans un monde numérique, Institut Mines Telecom, France Université Numérique, 2018

2. CORE CURRICULUM, DIPLOMAS, EXTRA CERTIFICATES

After my  A-levels in the math & science curriculum in high school, I attended intensive undergrad classes in liberal arts at the highest-ranking prep school Lycée Louis-le-Grand (« Khâgne ») in Paris up to a bachelor level. I was also a high-school national laureate in French literary analysis essay (Concours général des lycées).

Then I graduated from French elite administration school Sciences Po Paris at master level in 1996, where I majored in economics and international affairs with an extra additional Franco-German curriculum in political science in partnership with the Free University of Berlin (Diplôme de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Section Service Public, Dominante Economie, Spécialisations Relations Internationales, cycle franco-allemand).

I also earned a Master in German Studies from La Sorbonne (1995) and attended 1996-97 a postgraduate joint program in social sciences offered by EHESS and ENS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales & Ecole Normale Supérieure  « DEA en sciences sociales ») – as well as some other grad classes at those two institutions in the following period (gender studies, Arab world).

For teaching purposes I passed the official Certificate of Proficiency in English from the University of Cambridge (CPE; CEFR: C2), which is the highest existing English language assessment for non-native speakers – I reached almost perfect grades in the Writing and in the Grammar & Vocabulary subsections (Grammar & Vocabulary « Use of English »: 229/230, « Writing »: 223/230). I am a French native speaker.

Also:

Major advanced certificates with some extra institutional recognition and that are closely related to my professional practice include:

  • Certificat Opquast, Advanced Level (880/1000). The Opquast Web Management Quality Certficate has become the main professional credential and framework in France for achieving web quality and accessibility in web management and web design. This credential is aimed at all players in the web sector, including translators/editors working from within the website infrastructure or collaborating closely with the other web stakeholders.
  • Certificat Voltaire, Projet Voltaire, French Proofreading Expert Level (995/1000), 2019. The unanimously recognized French credential for French spelling and grammar (European certification framework), directed at regular employees (lower scores) as well as at proofreaders and translators (900-1000 scores).
  • Translation Project Management with MemoQ 8, MemoQ Software Certifications, 2019. Advanced TAO software, manager level. The translation business is heavily shifting. Translators are too, becoming somewhat tech experts as well. I am also a MemSource certified user and have my own SDL Trados license.
  • News Product Management, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, 2019. The most renowned training center for journalists worldwide, delivering top-quality intensive training sessions on breakthrough newsroom techniques and practices.
  • Moi, Prof de Français Langue Étrangère (French teaching), Université de Liège, 2018. Advanced Certificate in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (through the France Université Numérique platform and through direct email exchange with the professors). A four-month content-dense training, with a series of essays to produce for the extra college certification.
  • Internet Technologien und Systeme (in German), Hasso Plattner Institut, Open HPI, 2013. Well, this one was so tough! It took me nights and months of anxious sweating on the lessons and exercises for passing the course with an average score. German tech quality, did you say?