Disrupting education: Micro-credentials for lifelong learning

Micro-credentials are becoming a more and more sought-after form of learning to incorporate at universities (Source). They often focus on distinct skills or knowledge areas and are completed in a shorter time frame. That makes them particularly attractive to professionals seeking to enhance their skills without the need to undertake lengthy studies. Recently, projects regarding…

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Sharing Best Practice: Insights from Siemens Global Learning & Growth

Siemens Learning and Growth SBP workshop Sharing Best Practice

The recent EFMD Sharing Best Practice workshop retraced the transformation journey of Siemens Global Learning & Growth (GLG) from a learning provider to a learning enabler. At its recent Sharing Best Practice workshop, EFMD convened a large community of L&D professionals to learn about Siemens’ massive learning transformation. For over a century, Siemens has been…

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Business schools with purpose: Walking the talk on social impact

Business Schools with Purpose: Walking the talk on social impact", Societal impact

The increasing amount and severity of the recent years’ environmental, social, geopolitical, and economic challenges have undoubtedly influenced the minds of business school students and aspiring leaders. Current learners are progressively concerned about and aware of the complexity of challenges the world is facing, feeling the pressing need and desire to play their part, get…

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Defining ‘purpose’ in a business context

purpose days

What role does ‘purpose’ play in business? It’s an important topic for business schools. To explore further, POLIMI Graduate School of Management in Milan is leading a number of initiatives, projects, and events related to ‘purpose’, the school’s recent event, ‘Purpose Days,’ was held at their new Navigli Campus last month in partnership with renowned consulting…

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Empowering decision-makers: The impact of EFMD’s Executive Academy

Executive Academy

Among the many services provided by EFMD that contribute to the quality improvement of business schools by developing individual competencies, presenting good practices and benchmarks, training and seminars stand out.   The Executive Academy (EA) is one of the elements of the education portfolio that offers professional and personal development opportunities to decision-makers or those with…

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How ITP makes the difference

international teachers program ITP at vlerick

Tymur Korytnyi, MBA Lecturer on Digital Transformation at Kyiv School of Economics, gives his testimonial of the first module of the International Teachers Program (ITP) that recently took place at Vlerick Business School. Drummers used to joke that being a drummer is only real work, all the rest is just occupation. Well, to that extent,…

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Mainstreaming the SDGs in business schools

mainstreaming the SDGs

Two years into the Decade of Action, we are yet to collectively achieve a level of engagement that would set us on a path to achieving the Agenda of 2030. The way business schools approach sustainability plays a crucial role in building a positive future for the generations to come. Fortunately, the ERS initiatives are…

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Demystifying transformation – 5 ways to transform your business school PR

In June, I had the pleasure of attending the EFMD Marcom, External Relations and Alumni Relations conference at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands. After months of restrictions, it was great to catch up with friends and colleagues from the business school world. The overall theme was: “Demystifying transformation”. Various sessions dived into what that…

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