Register for 23–24 November Deans & Directors Cohort & CEO Round-table
The GRLI as a whole person, whole system and action-oriented collaborative inquiry into Global Responsibility hosts the Deans & Directors Cohort — now in its fourth year — as a community of responsible action driven by Deans, Directors, and institutions who identify as agents of transformative change.
You are invited to register for the sixth gathering, scheduled online for 23–24 November, co-hosted by the Antwerp Business School and the GRLI.
The Cohort is held using a Whole Person Learning approach and our emergent understanding of Global Responsibility is of integrative responsibility to the self (me), the other (we) and the whole (all of us).
In order to prepare for joining (or rejoining) the Cohort’s momentum, and as a means of introducing yourself to the group ahead of the time, we’re inviting a short “whole person learning” glimpse of yourself in which you briefly outline any unexpected learning or insight you gained about yourself during 2020. We will share all contributions with the rest of the group ahead of the Cohort gatherings on 23/ 24 November. Please send your introductory glimpse to John North at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 12 November.
The question we are working with is:
What does business expect from management schools and management schools expect from business to help build responsible, resilient and regenerative organizations and economies?
Deans & Directors are welcome to invite 3 learning partners to join them for these meetings and are encouraged to include Senior Business Leaders linked to their own institutions as well as Associate Deans, Centre Directors or senior Faculty.
This Deans & Directors Cohort event is free of charge for Partners, Associates and existing Cohort participants and all their learning partners. Please share the email with registration links with any learning partners you would like to include.
Day 1’s round-table event (23 November) sets the scene for this work and includes small group participant discussions as well as viewing points presented by:
- Sindi Mabaso-Koyana, Executive Chairperson of AIH ( AWCA Investment Holdings) — TBC
- Jan Remeysen, CEO of BASF Antwerp
- Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Port of Antwerp
- Eddy Annys, Managing Director of Randstad Belgium
The sense-making sessions on day 2 (24 November) will consider the implications and actions arising from the previous day and also consider how the Cohort will operate in 2021.
The two deepening sessions on the 24th are duplicate sessions held to accommodate participants across different time zones. Please complete the registration for the 23 Nov round-table as well as for one of the two sessions on the 24th. We will review registrations during the course of next week and send you email confirmation of the dial-in details along with suggested preparation once we’ve reviewed your registration.
Please register for Day 1 (23 November) here. (Duration 2h30m)
Please register for one of the Day 2 sessions on 24 November:
- Day 2 session A: 7am CET / 5pm AEDT (Duration 2h30m)
- Day 2 session B: 3pm CET / 9am EST (Duration 2h30m)
Again, if you previously indicated participation via Doodle or Calendar invite then we kindly ask you to complete above registration for the round-table session (23 November) as well as one registration for a sense-making sessions (24 November).
We look forward to seeing you in November.
About the Cohort
Since forming in 2017, and now known as the GRLI Deans & Directors Cohort, the group has grown into a collaboratory comprising 70+ deans, directors, and learning partners acting as catalysts of change. As a growing participant-driven co-learning initiative, participants collaborate with new open research, start new centres and programmes, and explore initiatives
aimed at transforming management education.
As part of an established learning community of senior leaders, GRLI Deans & Directors Cohort participants find support for Globally Responsible action at their own institutions and communities. And perhaps more importantly, the Deans Cohort provides a fertile space for Deans to collaborate on systems level change initiatives to benefit the entire Management Education ecosystem. This ability to effect change on a systems level is a true differentiator for the cohort.
The Cohort’s ongoing collaboration has been energized through in-person meetings in Canada, France, the United States, and Portugal for its fourth in-person meeting. The 5th event — held online on 29–30 April due to the pandemic — focused on processing the shifting landscape under lockdown.