Rotary France seeks business partnerships to help Ukraine

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Rotary France has launched a major initiative to help people in difficulty because of the current war in Ukraine, those who are still in Ukraine, and refugees with their children who are reaching France. Rotary France is looking to identify partner organisations/companies with whom it can launch concrete projects to provide assistance in a more…

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The George Mason University Honey Bee Initiative

George Mason member spotlight

This Member Spotlight highlights George Mason University School of Business in the United States and its focus on sustainability and partnerships with the Honey Bee Initiative (HBI). Thank you to Andrew Garavito, Beekeeper for HBI and Germán Perilla, Director of HBI, for their contribution. Special thanks to Dr Lisa M. Gring-Pemble, Co-Executive Director for a…

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Gordon Institute of Business Science: A wholesale partnership ethos

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This Member Spotlight highlights Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in South Africa and its focus on collaborative partnerships in business, society and sustainability. Thank you to Interim Dean Morris Mthombeni for his recent participation in the EFMD Deans & Directors Conference and Luleka Mzamo, Communications Manager & Acumen Magazine Managing Editor of GIBS, for their…

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Looking back on the 2021 EFMD Annual Conference

2021 EFMD annual conference

Nicola Kleyn, Dean, Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and 2021 EFMD Annual Conference Chair, shares her thoughts on the 2021 EFMD Annual Conference. At the beginning of the EFMD Annual Conference, I challenged the audience to take a step back from our normal busyness and customary behaviour, to reflect on what is…

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Scaling up with data and speed

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E-commerce websites may look more or less the same as they did 20 years ago, but there has been a revolution behind the screen. The architecture, the development style, and the pace of development are all different today, according to Anneke Keller, chief technology officer of the apparel and homewares site Wehkamp, one of the…

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It’s important for business schools to have international links no matter where they call home

Many within business schools appreciate the importance of international connections, Stephanie Mullins – Associate Director at specialist communications consultancy BlueSky Education – and colleague Olivia Nieberg explore some specific examples within the industry.  There are prestigious business schools based all over the world, with beautiful, innovative campuses and large, multi-cultural communities. However, despite many having…

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EFMD’s Executive Development Conference for the first time fully online

EFMD Executive Development Conference 2020

“This was brilliantly organised. Certainly, one of the best and most user-friendly virtual conference environments.” We are happy for the very positive feedback from almost 100 participants at this year’s Executive Development Conference. And we learned a lot on our path to preparing an engaging online conference, with four particular lessons to share: Optimising user-friendliness…

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Excellence in Practice Award 2021 – Call for entries!

EFMD Excellence in Practice 2021 - call for entries

A guide to submitting your case study for the Excellence in Practice Awards 2021 Over the past 14 years, the EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EiP) have come to be widely recognised as a prestigious mark of outstanding and impactful Learning & Development partnerships. If you think that your organisation has forged a partnership which…

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Time for change says Dana Brown, Dean of Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Dana Brown, Dean of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Canada, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “We don’t want to go back to the way things were, we want…

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