The Global Business School Network Podcast discusses the ever changing, and innovative landscape of Business, Management, and Entrepreneurial education. We draw on the expertise from our 100+ member schools from Senegal to Singapore, Colombia to China, the UAE, to the UK, and the USA, all driven to achieve our collective mission of improving management and entrepreneurial education for the developing world - see our full list of members here: https://gbsn.org/membership/members/
In our podcast we'll share best practise, highlight thought leadership, and hope to inspire more collaboration to achieve our mission.
The Jobs That Do Not Yet Exist: The Workforce of the Future
The task of universities and business schools is after all “to prepare graduates for jobs that do not yet exist.” These jobs of the future are being created right now by leading businesses worldwide.
With this in mind, GBSN and Korn Ferry have partnered to deliver a series of conversations with business leaders who are catalyzing innovation. These include chief strategy and innovation officers and other c-suite executives working where industries and ecosystems are intersecting in spectacular ways to generate the jobs of the future.
These conversations will be designed for a global audience of business students and alumni, as well as the staff and faculty who are helping them navigate careers in a rapidly changing world.
The following conversation moderated by GBSN CEO https://gbsn.org/profile/dan-leclair/ (Dan LeClair) with guests https://gbsn.org/profile/grace-chew/ (Grace Chew) and https://gbsn.org/profile/lisa-harrison/ (Lisa Harrison) is all about The Workforce of the Future.
Leading Operation Warp Speed - Donna Shalala & Alex Azar
In this episode we share insights into Collaborations for healthcare leadership during the covid-19 pandemic. As part of the https://gbsn.org/conference/beyond2021/race2imagine/ (Race2Imagine) series sponsored by GBSN member Universidad de los Andes School of Management in Colombia, we partnered with fellow network members Miami Herbert Business School in Florida, to facilitate the exchange of impact stories from different perspectives: those of students, faculty and leaders from different institutions, governments, and civil society professionals to share their experience within their local community that addressed challenges related to healthcare, especially in the context of pandemic responses.
We hear from two former US Secretaries of Health and Human Services as https://gbsn.org/profile/donna-e-shalala/ (Donna Shalala) interviews https://gbsn.org/profile/the-honorable-alex-m-azar-ii/ (Alex Azar) about his leadership role in Operation Warp Speed, the public–private partnership initiated by the United States government to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
Rough Diamonds - Rethinking How We Educate Future Generations
Human beings are like raw diamonds: potential but the inherent beauty and value only emerge with a perfect cut. How well is formal education, as we know it today, doing in cutting human diamonds? Do we sparkle to our full potential?
In this episode, GBSN CEO https://gbsn.org/profile/dan-leclair/ (Dan LeCLair) is in conversation With Dr. http://wilfriedvanhonacker.com/ (Wilfried Vanhonacker) about his latest book, “https://www.amazon.com/Rough-Diamonds-Rethinking-Educate-Generations-ebook/dp/B08TT9HZLF/ref=sr_1_1?tag=scribemedia-20anddchild=1andqid=1611604905andrefinements=p_27:Wilfried%20R.%20Vanhonackerands=digital-textandsr=1-1andtext=Wilfried%20R.%20Vanhonackerandgeniuslink=true (Rough Diamonds)”. Based on over 40 years in education around the world, Wilfried shares in the book and in this discussion some of his observations, questions, and reflections on formal education as we know it and have come to accept it. And In doing so, in Rough Diamonds provides a critical look at what formal education has morphed into. It paints according to Wilfried… a worrisome picture.
Kai Peters: Business Schools Will Have No Future if We Don’t Do This!
What would a business school look like if one started with a blank sheet of paper and did not benchmark other business schools?
What would the content be? Who would teach? What would it cost?
In this session, we will look at how business schools got to be where they are because of the Ford and Carnegie reports over half a century ago, the advent in 1987 of the first of the major rankings, and the drivers of accreditation. Join one of GBSN’s new members, Coventry University Business School for this session, as https://gbsn.org/profile/prof-kai-peters/ (Kai Peters), Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Faculty of Business and Law), will makes the case for a major overhaul of the structure and positioning of business schools for the future.
The Future of Project Based Learning
Every March since 1992, the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan deploys student teams all over the world for its Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course. 2020 was different. How did the school modify MAP for the lockdowns? What did they learn? What comes next?
Join GBSN’s CEO, https://gbsn.org/profile/dan-leclair/ (Dan LeClair) and https://michiganross.umich.edu/faculty-research/faculty/mike-barger (Mike Barger), Executive Director, Office of Strategy and Academic Innovation, for a discussion around project-based learning, summer internships, and how to plan for the upcoming academic term.
Business and Human Rights
In the emerging academic field of Business and Human Rights (BHR), conducting research with real-world impact is the declared objective of many researchers. It is a field in which individual research interests and advocacy for human rights are often closely aligned.
Companies under pressure to manage human rights challenges also welcome research on applied research questions. They hope for scholarly guidance on implementation challenges and results that are readily applicable in corporate practice.
However, setting up research projects that meet the sometimes paradoxical requirements from academia and practice poses many challenges for researchers in this field.
In this Podcast we will provide examples from our work conducted in the context of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights. We will present our distinct research process and methodology to discuss with participants how to make further improvements. To close the webinar, we will highlight potential unintended consequences of conducting research with the declared objective of affecting change in company conduct.
https://gbsn.org/profile/dorothee-baumann-pauly/ (Dorothée Baumann-Pauly), Director, Center for Business and Human Rights - Geneva School of Economics and Management, Switzerland.
https://gbsn.org/profile/serra-cremer-iyi/ (Serra Cremer Iyi), Consultant, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights - Geneva School of Economics and Management, United Kingdom.