ITP Programme | Essentials of Teaching and Learning

The International Schools of Business Management (ISBM) was created more than 50 years ago to improve the teaching and learning that goes on in business schools everywhere. Through its flagship programme, the “International Teachers Programme” (ITP), it has transformed the lives and careers of thousands of business school faculty and those who learn from them. 

The ITP, a multi-week, in-person programme delivered annually at ISBM member schools, trains participating faculty in “active learning” pedagogies and transforms their mindsets from focussing on teaching to creating environments in which learning comes alive. The essence of the ITP experience has now been extracted and distilled into ISBM’s newest and most scalable and accessible programme, “The Essentials of Teaching and Learning,” delivered in a remote learning format.

The Essentials

Given the wide array of teaching and learning opportunities that exists for business school faculty these days, your first question is likely to be, “What’s in it for me?” and, perhaps, what’s in it for your institution, as well.

What’s in it for me?

  • Proven content: The ‘essentials’ distilled from the ITP.
  • Your best self: There’s no single best way to teach. We’ll help you develop your own unique identity as a teacher. 
  • An international network: You’ll get hands-on, highly interactive learning in the company of dozens of highly motivated and like-minded international faculty peers, all of whom care about excellence in teaching.
  • An enhanced reputation: Learn from and get to know star faculty from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds from some of the world’s top business schools.
  • Fun, passion, and purpose: You’ll learn how to shape your classroom culture to deliver amazing experiences for every student. 
  • Impact: Most of us don’t teach just to make a living. We’re teachers who want to make a difference in the lives and careers of those we teach. The “Essentials of Teaching and Learning” programme will boost your impact. 

Who should join?

  • Inspiration: The transformation of your institution’s culture from one of teaching to one of creating learning environments is inspiring to behold and to be a part of.
  • Credibility: Show your faculty, students, and other stakeholders that your institution values and supports excellence in teaching. 
  • Enhanced student experience: Your students’ learning experience matters!
  • Faculty recruitment and retention: Attracting and retaining top faculty gets more difficult every year. Faculty appreciate working for institutions that invest in developing their skills.
  • Relevance: Organisations of all kinds – pretty much everywhere – need to be better managed. Your institution, drawing on the more than 50 years of learning from the ISBM consortium schools, can lead the way. 

Programme structure

  • Interactively designed and delivered
  • Four half-day sessions via Zoom
  • On four consecutive Fridays
  • With small-group breakouts and other engaging activities
  • Conducted in English
  • Time zone friendly from 12:00 noon to 4 PM Central European Time
  • All in all, taken together and apart from its content, a demonstration of highly effective teaching that can serve as a role model for any kind of teaching and learning setting.

What the programme is not

  • Not a webinar you can watch with one eye, while checking your email with your other one!
  • Not a course about online teaching
  • Not about teaching with new-fangled digital tools
  • Not top-down, one-way content delivery
  • Time zone friendly from 12:00 noon to 4 PM Central European Time
  • All in all, taken together and apart from its content, a demonstration of highly effective teaching that can serve as a role model for any kind of teaching and learning setting.

Practical Information

2024 Programme Dates

Fridays April 5, 12, 19, and 26

Time: 12 noon to 4 PM Central European Time


Full fee: €800

Early bird discounted price: €600


Opens at 12:00 noon CET January 15, 2024

EARLY BIRD discount (limited places available) 

ends at 12:00 noon CET January  31, 2024.


In full at time of registration by credit or debit card

on the “Essentials of Teaching and Learning” Eventbrite page.

Non-refundable, non-transferable.

ISM International Week | December 6-8

Groupe ISM (Institut Supérieur de Management) organizes the International Week, a flagship event aimed at promoting intercultural exchange and strengthening links between the academic partners of the ISM Group. This week will include a series of activities, including conferences, roundtables, seminars, workshops, and institutional presentations.

The aim is to provide a platform for discussion and collaboration on relevant academic topics. Among these activities, we will highlight the Study Abroad Fair in honor of the partner schools and universities of the GGE network and beyond, and the cultural stands, intended for embassies and other diplomatic representations, to promote foreign cultures.

This year’s theme, “Connecting Cultures, Creating the Future”, emphasizes the importance of connectivity between the world’s different cultures as a catalyst for innovation and progress. It encourages cross-cultural understanding, global collaboration and collective creativity to shape a better future.

Webinar: GBSN for BHR Gender and Agriculture Cluster Workshop

Business school research on access to remedy for marginalised workers

22nd November 2023 at 3pm CET / 2pm GMT / 9am EST via Zoom. Joint event co-hosted by the research clusters on agriculture and on gender of the GBSN for BHR impact community

Access to remedy is one of the greatest failings of and most critical areas for growth within the business and human rights movement. The aim of the workshop is to bring together business school researchers interested in access to remedy for marginalized workers. 

We will discuss concrete examples from the agriculture industry to understand the situation of marginalized workers, where and why current remedy practices fall short, and what needs to change to provide remedy that is effective and accessible. A specific focus will be given to: 

  • the availability and typology of grievance mechanisms,
  • the blurred line between formal and informal grievances,
  • the lack of a gendered approach to grievance mechanisms, and
  • the gap between access to grievance mechanisms and access to remedy.

Initial findings will be shared from a research project led by the Nottingham University Business School on grievance mechanisms available to agricultural seasonal migrant workers in the UK. A case study on access to remedy for women migrant workers employed in the Fair Food Programme will also be presented. 

Watch the Recording


  • Welcome and introductions
  • The case of the agri-food sector in the UK
  • The case of the Fair Food Programme in the US
  • Discussion and development of a research agenda 

What factors make seasonal migrant workers particularly vulnerable to exploitation? Why are existing grievance mechanisms insufficient for providing remedy? 

The case of the agri-food sector in the UK, Oana Burcu, Nottingham University Business School

Post-Brexit, the UK agricultural sector has been facing challenges with recruitment from new countries. Workers burdened by debt due to illegal recruitment fees and employer-tied visas may endure exploitative conditions, lacking knowledge of rights and access to grievance mechanisms. Marginalized workers on temporary contracts may accept exploitative conditions rather than claiming their rights. Our project aims to develop a tailored non-state-based grievance mechanism that can guarantee effective access to remedy for human rights abuses to seasonal migrant workers in the agricultural sector in the UK.

How can effective remedy be implemented? How can remedy programs meet migrant workers’ needs, in particular women migrant workers’ needs? 

A rights-holder approach to access to remedy, Alysha Shivji, EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey

The case of the Fair Food Program represents the first operating worker-driven social responsibility model, that acts as an operable context for dialogic approaches to remediation, including with a specific gender approach. The remedial mechanisms of the Fair Food Program, which are designed and implemented around workers-rights-holders, include worker-driven audits and a 24-hr multilingual complaint hotline.

For more information, please contact the organizers:

Dr Lara Bianchi, Nottingham University Business School, lara.bianchi@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Samentha Goethals, SKEMA Business School, samentha.goethals@skema.edu

Dr Berit Knaak, University of Geneva, berit.knaak@unige.ch 

2023 CUHK Conference on Financial Technology

Generative AI and Digital Assets – Governance and Risk Management Perspectives

2023 CUHK Conference on Financial Technology is part of the satellite event of the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023, Asia’s most anticipated international financial technology event, looking to bring together more than 1.2 million viewers who are executives, entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and academics from 130+ economies. This is an opportunity to bring together the academia and industry participants, providing a platform to carry out fruitful and productive discussions, encourage the exchange of ideas and promote future collaboration opportunities.

General Information

Date: Wednesday, 1 November, 2023

Time: 9:00 – 18:00 Hong Kong

Hybrid Mode

Location: Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre (LT1), Yatsumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Conference Theme: Generative AI and Digital Assets – Governance and Risk Management Perspectives

Language: English

Dress Code: Business Casual



Call for Book Proposals

Book Series Title: AI Applications and Case Studies for Business

Publisher: CRC Press Taylor and Francis

Relevant dates for events/deadlines for calls: 30th January 2024

Scope and Objectives:

The primary objective of this book series is to demystify artificial intelligence (AI) and give a clear roadmap for global business leaders, managers, and practitioners to harness the power of AI and achieve revolutionary change inside their organizations. The series aims to bridge the gap between theoretical AI concepts and their real application by providing practical recommendations on how to incorporate AI into diverse sectors to produce meaningful business benefits.

Are you a pioneer in the world of Artificial Intelligence, passionate about its transformative potential for businesses? Do you have groundbreaking insights, practical experiences, and valuable case studies to share with the global community?

We invite you to submit your book proposal for the prestigious “AI Applications and Case Studies for Business” series, published by CRC Press Taylor and Francis.

Why Choose Our Series?

  • Explore the Latest AI Trends: Our series focuses on the most cutting-edge developments in AI, providing readers with the freshest insights and real-world applications.
  • Reach a Global Audience: CRC Press Taylor and Francis has a vast international readership, ensuring that your work gets the recognition it deserves.
  • Show Your Expertise: Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the AI field by sharing your expertise and case studies.
  • Publish with a Trusted Name: Join the ranks of distinguished authors who have published with CRC Press Taylor and Francis.

Submission Guidelines:

To initiate a discussion on any proposed work, we request our authors to share detailed information about the work in the attached Book Proposal Form(BPF) for an internal and external review process. Please complete the BPF with as much detail as possible and submit it to us with a detailed author/editor bio (including an updated publications list). Also, do share a detailed table of contents. In case a sample chapter is available for review, sharing that will help us to understand the proposed work better. In case of an edited volume, please also provide a list of tentative contributing authors along with their affiliations. The inclusion of at least 60% global contributors is required as the book will be considered for our global book publishing programme.

Book Proposal Template : https://t.ly/h3FPO

Submit your book proposal to hemachandran.k@woxsen.edu.in

Some of the book Topics Listed here to apply ( But not limited to):

·        AI-Powered Supply Chain Optimization: Real-world Case Studies

·        Machine Learning in Marketing: Success Stories from the Field

·        Financial Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence: A Case Study Approach

·        AI-Driven Innovations in Education: Case Studies from Institutions

·        AI-Enabled HR: Case Studies in Talent Management and Engagement

·        AI in Sports Analytics: Winning Strategies and Data-Driven Insights

·        Healthcare Transformation: AI Innovations and Case Studies

·        Navigating the Metaverse: AI’s Impact on Digital Worlds and Commerce

·        AI-Powered Education: Enhancing Learning in the Digital Age

·        Sustainability Solutions: AI Applications for a Greener Future

Who Should Submit?

We welcome submissions from:

  • Business Leaders
  • AI Researchers and Developers
  • Academicians
  • Industry Experts
  • Analytics Practitioners

For inquiries or more information, please contact us at hemachandran.k@woxsen.edu.in

Start Your Journey with CRC Press Taylor and Francis Today!

Series Editors: 

  • Dr. Hemachandran K, Director – AI Research Centre, Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India
  • Dr. Raul Villamarin Rodriguez, Vice-President, Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India
  • Dr. Manjeet Rege, Professor and Chair of the Department of Software Engineering and Data Science, University of St.Thomas, MN, USA
  • Prof. Vincent Wahrenburg, Project Manager, Renewable Energies, Energie Quelle GmbH, Germany

Decolonising Curricula: Implications for Racial and Climate Justice

In celebrating Black History Month in Ireland in October 2023, University College Dublin (UCD) College of Business, in association with UCD Center for Business in Society (CeBaS), UCD Earth Institute, and IPSERA, invites students, faculty, policymakers and those interested in racial and climate justice, to join this conversation on decolonizing curricula.

Date: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 1:30PM IST | 2:30PM CEST | 3:30PM EAT

The session will feature input from Dr Sadhvi Dar (Queen Mary University London) and one of the authors of ‘The Business School is Racist: Act Up!’ This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Penelope Muzanenhamo and involving some of our current Smurfit students (Vignesh Asokh, MSc Supply Chain Mgmt), Angel Brummet (MSc Int’ Business) and Annylah Clarke (MSc Food Business), and CoB EDI VP Colm McLaughlin.

At the center of the conversation will be a number of important questions that include, but are not limited to:

  • What is meant by decolonizing curricula?
  • Is decolonizing curricula a Black and Brown people’s ‘thing’?
  • Who benefits from decolonized curricula?
  • Why are business school textbooks and other teaching resources mostly produced by White male scholars?
  • How is Western patriarchy intertwined with the current state of knowledge at the center of our collective debates on decolonizing curricula?
  • What does decolonizing curricula imply for racial equality, and climate justice?
  • Beyond racial and climate justice, what would decolonized curricula offer in terms of tackling structural inequalities based on gender, sexuality and ableism among other demographic labels?
  • What would decolonized curricula look like?

Please join us to understand issues of decolonizing curricula, tackle questions of racial and climate justice, and to hear from a panel of experts.

Call for International PhD Graduates to Join Woxsen University as Faculty

Woxsen University is dedicated to fostering academic excellence, research innovation, and global collaboration. We take pride in our diverse and dynamic academic environment that encompasses seven distinct schools: Business, Design, Architecture, Humanities, Computer Science, Life Sciences, and Law.

As part of our commitment to promoting cutting-edge research and nurturing future leaders, we are excited to announce a call for PhD candidates/graduates to join our team as full-time professors.

We believe that our partner universities play a pivotal role in identifying exceptional talents who can benefit from the world-class facilities and research opportunities that Woxsen University offers. Therefore, we kindly request your assistance in disseminating this information within your academic community and encouraging qualified candidates to apply.

Application Deadline: 10th November 2023
Documents required: CV/resume with contact details

Conditions: PhD awarded OR Thesis submitted OR Defense awaited within the next 6-10 months

For more information, please contact: abhishikta.pramanik@woxsen.edu.in

Solari Lecture 2023 by Professor Esther Duflo (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2019)

The Solari Lecture 2023 will welcome Professor Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and laureate of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2019. She will address the topic: Good Economics for Warmer Times.

Climate change is not just about getting the right technology. It is also about changing behavior and policies. And it is not (only) about the end of the world: it is also about the damage it does, today, mainly to poor people around the world. In this lecture, Professor Duflo will discuss some of what we know about the impact of climate change on poor countries, and what we know and what we do not know about changing behavior and policies.

Professor Duflo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for her experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies. She has worked on health, education, financial inclusion, environment, and governance.

The Solari Lecture welcomes distinguished guests specialized in economics and econometrics, in memory of Luigi Solari, professor at the University of Geneva and pioneer in introducing research in econometrics in Switzerland. Since its first edition in 1979, this conference has featured several notable guest speakers, e.g., Jan Tinbergen, Richard Stone, Robert Engle, Bengt Holmstrom, and Jean Tirole.

Sustainable Finance: between hard law, soft law and corporate governance | Call for Abstracts

A call for finance to be more ‘sustainable’ is on the rise in many countries and regions. This development occurs in response to rising societal concerns and calls for coordinated efforts among investors, companies  and policy makers to reduce and mitigate climate change and enhance responsible value chains. Efforts to  direct institutional and other investors towards investing in companies that act responsibly in regard to  environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and/or deploy their leverage to raise ESG awareness and  responsible conduct with invested companies has resulted in a series of initiatives in recent years deploying  hard law (binding requirements), soft law (guidance) and emphasis on the role of corporate governance. Not  only does the call for sustainable finance bring about new initiatives it may also alter our understanding of  established legal concepts.  

The various types of regulation relating to sustainable finance are increasingly intertwined, leading to  demands for analysis and awareness of the inter-linkages and substantive contents of several forms of  regulation as well as their economic implications. The European Union’s Taxonomy Regulation, a binding  EU law which aims at scale up investments in projects and activities in order to reach the objectives of the  European Green Deal, is an example: the Regulation not only establishes a series of six climate and  environmental objectives, but also establishes ‘minimum safeguards’ based on international soft law on  responsible business conduct for human rights, labour, etc. Economic activities only qualify as  ‘environmentally sustainable’ according to the Regulation if they are carried out in alignment with the  OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human  Rights (UNGPs), including the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the  International Labour Organisation (ILO), the fundamental conventions of the ILO and the International Bill  of Human Rights. This underscores the interconnectedness of hard and (international) soft law and need for  studies that cut across the various legal instruments and practices applying to sub-areas of sustainable finance  and responsible business conduct. The interconnectedness also affects corporate governance in multiple  ways. This was underscored by an intense debate which took place 2021-2022 in the context of the EU’s  Corporate Governance reform and draft Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Directive on whether corporate  boards should be required by law to include sustainability expertise. 

The issues, knowledge gaps and regulatory developments and challenges are by no means limited to Europe.  Moreover, the legal and regulatory issues also involve aspects of relevance to economists and political  scientists in regard to the understanding and application of legal concepts and forms of regulation. 

On this backdrop, we invite abstracts (200-350 words) for the following tracks: 

a. Sustainable Finance and Financial and Capital Market Law  

b. Corporate Governance, ESG and investors’ practices  

c. Investments and fair transitions: implications of human rights and environmental due diligence  requirements on soft and hard law globally

We welcome submissions from scholars within law as well as economics, political science and other relevant  fields. Please indicate the track(s) for which your abstract should be considered for (1st and 2nd priority). We  welcome submissions from senior as well as junior scholars, including PhD candidates. 


Extended to 1 December 2023. Please send your abstract by email to Svend Kiilerich, at  kiil@sam.sdu.dk, indicating ‘Abstract for Sustainable Finance Conference) in the subject field. 

Notification of acceptance is expected before end January 2024.

Publication opportunities:

We are in the process of identifying special issue opportunities for final papers to be published in international journals. Information will be made available later. 

Information on the conference:

Hosted by the Centre for Law, Sustainability & Justice and the Department  of Law at the University of Southern Denmark, the conference will take place between mid-day 6 May and mid-day 8 May 2024 at the Odense Campus (main campus) of the University of Southern Denmark. Odense  is about 1,5-2 hours by train from Copenhagen.  


Professor Hanne Søndergaard Birkmose 

Professor Karin Buhmann 

Professor Nina Dietz Legind 

Dr Niels Skovmand Rasmussen, Associate Professor 

Jacqueline Tedaldi, PhD candidate.

Powering the Energy Transition: A Tale of Two Hemispheres | Part VI: Financing the Energy Transition


Tuesday, 28 November

10:00 – 11:30 EDT/ 17:00 – 18:30 CET


Hosted on Zoom.


Julie LaBelle, jlabelle@gbsn.org

Powering the Energy Transition: A Tale of Two Hemispheres Home Page

General Information

The transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources is not just an environmental imperative; it’s an economic one as well. To power this transformation, innovative and robust financing mechanisms are essential. In our exploration of “Financing the Energy Transition,” we delve into the financial strategies, investments, and policies that are shaping the future of energy.

Register and join the GBSN for Energy Transition Impact Community’s final installment of Powering the Energy Transition: A Tale of Two Hemispheres, a multi-part series exploring key elements of the energy transition journey through the lenses of different contexts across the global north and global south. 

Discover how nations and regions in the Global North and South are navigating the path towards a greener future. Gain insights into the strategies, investments, and collaborative efforts that are driving change on a global scale. We’ll uncover the common ground and unique dynamics that shape the energy transition narrative from both perspectives.

As we strive to accelerate the shift toward cleaner and sustainable energy sources, understanding the nuances of financing from both hemispheres becomes imperative. This session will provide a platform for thought leaders, experts, and visionaries to shed light on the diverse approaches, challenges, and innovations in financing the global energy transition.

Date & Time

Tuesday, 28 November at 10:00am EDT – 11:30am EDT/17:00 – 18:30 CET

Co-Hosted By:

  • Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand

More information coming soon.