Dalenda Tak Tak: ‘I am a practising humanist.’
Dalenda Tak Tak is Director-General of CESA Sup. This conversation with her during the FEDE’s 2019 General Assembly demonstrates her erudition, humility and warmheartedness.
Can you tell us about your education?
I have a BTS in Tourism and a Master’s in Human Resources. I’ve also recently obtained a qualification in professional coaching from Paris-8 University. In fact, I’ve never stopped studying! I read, I attend lectures and, all in all, am committed to lifelong learning.
What have been the highlights of your career?
I’ve been Director-General of the Institut Maxime in Paris and of Marriott International, a luxury American hotel chain.
These days I focus on teaching. I try to make my management and human resources students aware of the importance of soft skills. And whilst we’re on the subject, let me say that the FEDE’s introductory booklet on humanism is truly remarkable. I’ll be using it to show my students that humanism is not just a theory but a veritable lifestyle.