I was fortunate to attend AACSB’s annual meeting, ICAM 2014, where I presented on GRLI and 50+20 (see slides below) along with Philip O’Regan, Dean of Kemmy Business School at University of Limerick. Philip shared his experience of working with the Innovation Cohort and also extended an invite to participants to comment on the forthcoming draft guidelines for embedding Sustainability, Ethics and Responsibility more prominently in Business Schools.
During the same session Colm Kearney, Dean at Monash University — a recent Partner of GRLI, presented on their journey towards responsible management education. We also heard from Satoshi Miura, PRME Secretariat Research in Residence at Nagoya University.
The high turnout at the PRME session was encouraging — a hopeful sign that members of the AACSB network is serious about responsible management education. We had to add about 15 chairs to accommodate everyone! During the session I proposed table discussions on what business schools can do to develop responsible leaders, using the 50+20 vision as reference point. There was a lot of enthusiastic debate and discussion and the session moderator will place the feedback on AACSB Exchange shortly.
The relevance of developing global responsibility in leadership and practice, and the call of the 50+20 vision was confirmed during several subsequent ICAM sessions which I participated in. During the many informal networking sessions I discussed GRLI and 50+20 in more detail with participants and look forward to staying in touch with them.
Some photos from the event