Accompanying leaders in their transformation

Student help co-create an MBA for the planet

A growing number of companies are increasing their commitment to sustainability – particularly those working with commodities, chemicals, consumer products, retailing and industrial goods and machinery. A university in Exeter, United Kingdom, has incorporated sustainability studies in its MBA programme – providing a transformative, reflective, and issue-based learning curriculum. Working closely with a well-known environmental […]

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Pedagogy of passion for sustainability

Current practices in teaching sustainable management are replete with scientific facts, analytical tools, optimization models, and management techniques. A Professor at a Canadian business school argues that we need to focus on transformative learning, reflective practice and fieldwork, and issue-centred learning when teaching sustainability – specifically by helping students develop a passion to tackle the […]

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Strengthening leadership in a family business

In the past more businesses were managed according to the long-term interests of the owners and their families. One peer-based learning organisation in the UK employs transformative learning techniques to help a large family business retain its core values of independence, creativity, innovation and quality, sustainability, globally responsible practice and financial conservatism.  Institutions: Oasis: School of […]

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Tackling complexity in large-scale problems

Solving complex, large-scale problems requires creativity and innovation; strategic and entrepreneurial thinking; and enlightened management and organizational practices. Three colleges in the US are collaborating to provide an issue-based learning sustainability certificate program that empowers our future leaders to make use of the skills, tools, and concepts from the liberal arts, business, and engineering in order to […]

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Resetting managerial mindsets

An international management masters program utilises a unique approach structured around five managerial mindsets (reflective, analytical, worldly, collaborative, action). The program breaks away from the traditional lecture format where the professor is considered the expert in the room, focusing instead on sessions that are designed to involve all participants, enabling them to transfer knowledge with […]

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Business school incubator start-up raises EUR 16 million biotech investment

An entrepreneurial incubator set up through an international business school has raised a large biotech investment for developing innovative treatments for Type 2 diabetes sufferers. The school aims to stimulate the social responsibility of its participants, providing the support needed to achieve business success across various cultural and economic systems. Training is based both on theory […]

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Giving Voice to Values

A business school near Boston offers a free, cross-disciplinary business curriculum and action-oriented pedagogical approach for developing the skills, knowledge and commitment required to implement values-based leadership. Drawing on experiences of managers as well as multi-disciplinary research, the curriculum helps students identify how to voice their values in the workplace, equipping future business leaders not […]

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Developing reflective awareness amongst the youth

In response to increasing demand, a global leadership education initiative is collaborating with graduate and MBA programs, colleges and even high school students to unlock human potential by providing leadership training to a broad group of youthful participants, helping identify and train the leaders of our future. The initiative aims to foster a greater understanding of leadership and development, provide enhanced self-awareness, clarity of challenges and goals, as well as interpersonal and coaching skills, building self-confidence and a learning orientation.

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Nurturing leadership skills while facilitating change

A global initiative launched by a leadership education organization takes the leap to democratize leadership development and unlock human potential by providing affordable and accessible leadership development to all people around the globe. Through low cost leadership programs, tools, and models that can be offered at the grassroots via NGOs, educational institutions, government agencies, and community organizations, the initiative aims to foster a greater understanding of leadership and development, provide enhanced self-awareness, clarity of challenges and goals, as well as interpersonal and coaching skills, building self-confidence and a learning orientation.

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Developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nigeria

A Development Centre in Nigeria offers business development assistance, web based resources and customized training programs to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in that country. Recently the Centre implemented a national Business Planning Competition for entrepreneurs which received more than 24, 000 entries. They are also actively collaborating with other similar centres and openly share their business model to encourage and stimulate similar initiatives. At least 10% of their Alumni base are either Social Entrepreneurs or operate in the Social Sector Space.

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