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"Knowing languages opens doors to the professional world."

David Ocón (Humanities'00) spoke about the competencies of a cultural manager.

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David Ocón during the seminar he gave to the students of Humanities. PHOTO: Manuel Castells
20/01/14 12:09 Fina Trèmols

David Ocón is a former student of the University of Navarra (1996-2000), cultural manager and with more than a decade of experience in the cultural and cultural sectors.Humanities 1996-2000), cultural manager and advisor with more than a decade of experience in the culture and Education sectors. He has managed the communication and Departments culture of organizations, such as the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the network European Cultural Centres training at management (ENCATC), the high school Cervantes Ireland and the high school Cervantes of China. He speaks French, English and Chinese, which he learned while living in Belgium: "knowing languages opens doors to the professional world. I got my first work because I knew French".

Last Friday he was with a group group of students studying Humanities, to whom he gave a few "Training Pills": what a cultural manager does, what profile should have and how is the day to day of his work.

The explanation of how a project is managed from its inception to its closing was of great interest. "Cultural managers are often the face of the organization. This work allows you to develop many skills that you didn't even know you were qualified for. And that allows you to specialize over time," said David Ocón during his exhibition. He encouraged the students to have a constant training .

He currently runs a cultural and educational advisory service in London from which he offers strategic advice on the expansion and international implementation and development of projects management and cultural cooperation, among others.