GBSN and EFMD are pleased to share a joint initiative celebrating institutional programmes and initiatives that serve our communities worldwide. The Going BEYOND Awards are designed to highlight and share programmes and initiatives that strengthen society, demonstrate community impact and embody the spirit of inclusive and sustainable development.
Qualifying entries describe programmes and initiatives that have demonstrated a positive impact on society BEYOND the traditional degree programmes offered by institutions and academic research published in journals.
Programme entries will demonstrate one or more of the following values:
Empowers and Enables People: GBSN and EFMD are especially interested in programmes targeting people who have been historically excluded from management education and development activities. For example, programs targeting people in developing countries, vulnerable populations such as refugees or low-income neighbourhoods, rural communities without basic infrastructure, etc.
Catalyses Inclusive and Sustainable Development: The programme has a direct positive impact on society beyond helping learners to find jobs or insights that can be shared from a published article. GBSN and EFMD are looking for programmes that benefit business in a way that fosters sustainability and approaches beyond the narrow view of short-term profit making and shareholders.
Demonstrates Contextual Relevance: GBSN and EFMD believe that learning is most effective when it is contextually relevant. The programme or initiative should have special meaning within the context most relevant for the learners. For example, the programmes can show how content is localised and/or leverages peer-to-peer learning and builds-in context-specific experiential learning.
International Connectivity and Collaboration: Global connectivity can support local development. Describe how the programme creates value through international connections, whether it be through GBSN, EFMD or other means.
Top entries will be invited to participate in a plenary session during the GBSN Beyond Conference on 7-9 November and will be published in a collective report that will be made available to all GBSN Beyond participants and to the GBSN and EFMD global networks.
Visit the GBSN website to learn more and submit your entry. The submission deadline is 1 September.