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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Reflections from the 2024 EFMD Deans Conference

2024 EFMD Deans Conference Yolande Chan

The annual EFMD Conference for Deans and Directors General wrapped up after two and half days of thought-provoking discussions and networking in the charming and picturesque city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. As this year’s conference chair, it was an honour to steer this unique forum that brought together nearly 500 leaders in higher education from across…

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Transforming business education: Highlights from the 2024 EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference

EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference Eric Cornuel

On 6-7 February, more than 400 esteemed business school leaders from over 50 countries around the world gathered in Amsterdam for the EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference hosted by the University of Amsterdam, Economics and Business (UvA). In light of the significant shifts in business education trends and societal demands, it was ever-important that…

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Navigating the new landscape of career services

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First published 30 November 2023 veilederforum.no The theme of EFMD’s recent Career Services Conference was “Reshaping Careers – Navigating the Landscape of the Future”. Career counsellors at universities and colleges in and outside Europe meet annually to discuss current topics, and this year, the topic was artificial intelligence (AI). Whether and to what extent we…

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Will AI give us superpowers, or will it replace us?

AI Is

Will AI give us superpowers, or will it replace us? This was the question that more than 30 learning leaders explored at the Executive Learning & Development  (L&D) Workshop organised by EFMD in partnership with HEC Paris on 25 September at HEC Paris Le Château. Anne-Valérie Corboz, HEC’s Dean for Executive Education and Martin Moehrle, EFMD’s…

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Accelerating the sustainability agenda in learning and education

sustainability

During this year’s EFMD Executive Development Conference held in St. Gallen, the topic was how business schools and the associated learning and development ecosystem can create stronger momentum around one of the most burning topics that humankind faces: Sustainability.  It was hosted at “The Square” – a brand-new learning facility and centre at the University…

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Paella, and successful online engagement

Spain

No visit to Spain is complete without sampling a delicious dish of paella. However, obtaining agreement on the “best” or “original” recipe for this Valencian or Catalan delicacy is more problematic. Is it a meat dish? Is it seafood fare? Does the rice go in first or last?… The 7th annual EOCCS learning community symposium, hosted…

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