CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France and BOSTON—EssilorLuxottica and Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of Harvard University, are partnering to allow EssilorLuxottica’s employees, and tens of thousands of eyecare professionals around the world to access curated business and leadership content developed by experts. Leonardo, EssilorLuxottica’s 24/7 digital learning platform, will offer 40+ essential business courses, thousands of articles from Harvard Business Review and more. With what's described as "a shared vision of elevating an industry through talent development and mastering emerging skills in a changing world," Leonardo is offering curated access to Harvard Business Publishing courses that will enhance both personal and professional skills.

The new selection, complementing the rich range of existing content on the Leonardo platform, will be available in a dedicated area divided into two main content sections: Harvard ManageMentor and Harvard ManageMentor Spark.

Leonardo users will find in-depth skill building on three learning tracks from HarvardManageMentor:

  • “Leading Yourself”: pave the way for personal and professional growth through a set of content that will help enhance the way we work.

  • “Leading Others”: discover how effective leaders inspire trust and motivation in teammates, define and communicate a clear vision, and lead inclusively and without authority.

  • “Leading the Business”: build a unique set of professional skills to drive the change and growth throughout the entire company.
There are 41 courses in this special curated area. Each course offers certificates and badges upon completion that learners can share on their social channels.

With Harvard ManageMentor Spark, Leonardo will provide a customizable experience for learning in the flow of work, featuring even more resources from Harvard's corporate learning library, including:

  • +22,000 articles from the Harvard Business Review

  • +1,500 videos

  • +1,600 podcasts

  • +700 case studies
Alessandra Senici, head of Leonardo at EssilorLuxottica, said, “Since its launch, Leonardo has delivered almost four million hours of education earning the reputation as a leading destination for learning across our industry. We’re incredibly proud to have built an inclusive platform that sees the growth potential in every member of our community—whether they are eye doctors, opticians or practice support staff.

"Our partnership with Harvard Business Publishing is a natural step, bringing content from one of the most trusted sources in the business world into our fold. We believe this will further elevate our offering and provide a springboard for the incredible talent we have in the vision care space,” Senici said.

Ian Fanton, executive vice president, corporate learning, Harvard Business Publishing, said, "We are thrilled to collaborate with EssilorLuxottica, for this significant learning endeavor and in support to lead the industry into a bright and prosperous future. Our partnership aims to equip leaders at all levels within EssilorLuxottica with the essential skills required to navigate the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Harvard Business Publishing will provide fresh perspectives, knowledge and best-in-class learning opportunities to Leonardo’s users, empowering, inspiring, and preparing them for success in an increasingly complex future. Our mission at Harvard Business Publishing is to improve the practice of management and leadership and its impact in a changing world. Our new partnership with EssilorLuxottica is an important and exciting expansion of our mission and we look forward to working closely to support learning and development, and business goals,” Fanton said.

Leonardo is EssilorLuxottica’s digital learning platform that provides a very wide variety of educational content to its community and the eyewear industry. Launched in 2021, Leonardo offers on-demand high quality learning with varying formats tailored to each learner’s needs: videos, interactive lessons, readings, and podcasts available in up to 35 languages. It enhances its programs through an extensive calendar of live sessions, giving learners access also to the latest scientific and clinical insights.

The Harvard corporate learning is available to all, nearly 200,000 EssilorLuxottica employees around the world. The Harvard curated section of Leonardo can be accessed by eyecare professionals starting June 5 clicking here. ECPs based in the U.S. can contact their EssilorLuxottica account representative to ensure access.