Conferences

Virtual Conference

DATE & TIME

Nov 15-17

LOCATION

HUBB

CONTACT

beyond@gbsn.org

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ABOUT
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
SPEAKERS
EDUCATORS TRACK
LEARNERS TRACK
LEADERS TRACK
REGISTRATION
SPONSORS

The virtual conference will offer a program of keynotes, panel discussions, lightning talks, networking activities, and more, that generally focus on four themes: humanitarian logistics, climate change, healthcare, and human rightsGBSN Beyond will bring together members of academia, business, government and civil society to collectively explore new models, discuss challenges and develop solutions. Let’s translate current experiences into lessons for sustainable development.

Conference Program

Please note, this agenda is subject to change

MONDAY, 15 November

8:00 I Opening Plenary

  • Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network, USA (READ BIO)
  • Soumitra Dutta, Board Chair, Global Business School Network, USA (READ BIO)

8:20 I Keynote: Enabling Community Impact with Partnerships that Support Small & Medium Businesses

In this exchange, Carl Manlan will discuss how enabling small and micro businesses (SMBs) support individuals, households and communities. There are a number of critical enablers to access to markets such as financial education, digital payments that are in need of greater partnerships to advance economic transformation. Strengthen partnerships on core capabilities for purpose is at the core of SDG17. As such, more than ever, we require multi-stakeholders coalition to bring their strong assets to enable collaboration for human progress.

  • Carl Manlan, Vice President of Social Impact, Visa Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa, United Arab Emirates (READ BIO)

8:45 I Keynote: Risk Mitigation and Disaster Response Systems

  • Amedee Prouvost, Former Chief Operational Risk Officer, The World Bank, USA (READ BIO)

9:05 I Stakeholder Dialogue: Risk Management and Resilience Planning

  • Ulrich Hommel, Founding Partner & Managing Director, XOLAS, Senior Advisor, EFMD Global, Belgium
  • Courtney Davis Curtis, Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Resilience Planning, University of Chicago, USA (READ BIO)
  • Amedee Prouvost, Former Chief Operational Risk Officer, The World Bank, USA (READ BIO)

10:00 I INNOVATION BREAK


10:20 I Deans Panel: Climate Crisis and The Role of Business Schools

With GBSN Beyond following the COP26 summit we must ask what role business schools should play in the face of the climate crisis. This Deans’ Panel on Climate Change will identify the good work being done in the business education sector but more importantly highlight what needs to be done, discuss the impediments to climate progress, and explore ways to move those impediments. How do we mobilise collectively within management education, with the necessary urgency to address the challenges so starkly outlined in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.

  • Peter Tufano, Former Dean, Oxford Said Business School, United Kingdom (READ BIO)
  • Jikyeong Kang, President & Dean, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines (READ BIO)
  • Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD Business School, Switzerland (READ BIO)

11:25 I Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for SDG Acceleration

  • Steve Pope, Head of Go Trade Program, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Germany (READ BIO)

12:25 I INNOVATION BREAK


1:00 I Universal Basic Income: Stability During COVID and Beyond?

Learn the latest results from an on-going field research project in Kenya showing that even a modest universal basic income can help the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations survive crises like COVID-19. UBI also provides positive benefits in connection to food insecurity, physical and mental well-being, and the viability of entrepreneurs.

  • Tavneet Suri, Louis E. Seley Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA (READ BIO)
  • David Capodilupo, Assistant Dean, Global Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA (READ BIO)

1:45 I Global Innovation Index2021: Tracking Innovation through the COVID19 Crisis

  • Soumitra Dutta, Co-Founder, Global Innovation Index, GBSN Board Chair, USA (READ BIO)

2:45 I How Simulation Can Accelerate Your Digital Transformation

  • Led by Capsim Management Solutions Inc.

4:00 I Global Value Chains, Emerging Markets, and International Business Education

TUESDAY, 16 November

6:00 I Deans Panel: The Leadership Role of Business Schools as Catalysts for Sustainability

  • Moderator: Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, Indian Institute of Management Indore, India (READ BIO)
  • Xiang Bing, Founding Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China
  • Simon Wilkie, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics; Head of Monash Business School, Australia (READ BIO)
  • Soh Wai Lin, Christina, Dean, College of Business; Nanyang Business School, Singapore

7:00 I Emerging Economies’ response to COVID-19: A Case of SONJO in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • Rimawan Pradiptyo, Head, Department of Economics Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Gumilang Sahadewo, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Universitas Gadjah Mada

7:30 I Healthcare Leadership in 2021: Paving the Way for 2030 & Beyond

  • Renata Schoeman, Associate Professor: Leadership, Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa (READ BIO)
  • Maurice Goodman, Chief Medical Officer, Discovery Health, South Africa (READ BIO)
  • Sarang Deo, Professor Operations Management; Executive Director, Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Indian School of Business, India
  • Magdalene Rosenmöller, Senior Lecturer of Production, Technology and Operations Management ; Director, Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management, IESE Business School, Spain (READ BIO)

9:00 I Demand for Graduate Management Education: New Insights from GMAC Research

  • Rahul Choudaha, Director of Industry Insights & Research Communications, GMAC, USA (READ BIO)

9:20 I Tackling New Frontiers of Corporate Responsibility

  • Linda Benraïs, Adjunct Professor of Comparative Law and Mediation, ESSEC; Director of the Governance and Conflict Resolution, ESSEC Business School, France (READ BIO)
  • IRENE Maria Prandi, Business and Human Rights
  • Mary Martin, LSE IDEAS
  • Antonio Fuerte Zurita, Specialisterne

10:45 I The Role of Liberal Arts in Business Education


11:15 I Art as a Vehicle for Social Change

  • Divya Singhal, Professor and Chairperson, Centre For Social Sensitivity and Action, Goa Institute of Management, India (READ BIO)
  • Fernanda Carreira: Head of the Integrated Education Program at the Center for Sustainability Studies, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil (READ BIO)
  • Katell le Goulven, Founding Executive Director, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, INSEAD Business School, France (READ BIO)
  • Okan Pala, Co-director of Sustainability Platform, Ozyegin University, Turkey (READ BIO)
  • Abby Litchfield, Ivey Business School (READ BIO)

12:20 I Research for Business Sustainability

This session focuses on the role that business school research can and should play in transforming business for sustainability. It explores the challenges and opportunities from both a business perspective and an academic perspective, and where they intersect. What are some ways we can work together across sectors to strengthen the positive impact of research on sustainable development?

  • Wilfrid Meijnhardt, Policy Director RSM · Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
  • Sharon Bligh, Director, Health & Wellness, Consumer Goods Forum, France (READ BIO)

1:00 I COVID Disruption: Education Evolving

Remote, in-person, hybrid, or all the above? COVID has disrupted how we teach and learn. Is it a beneficial (if unwelcome) nudge towards the future? A knowledge roadblock? Join us for an exploration of lessons learned and thoughts on where management education is heading after (during?) the age of COVID.

  • Ezra Zuckerman Sivan, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management , USA (READ BIO)
  • Stuart Krusell, Senior Director, MIT Sloan Global Programs; Senior Lecturer, Behavioral and Policy Sciences, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA (READ BIO)

1:30 I From Quality to Impact: Reflecting SDG Engagement in Journal Metrics

  • Simon Linacre, Director of International Marketing & Development, Cabells Scholarly Analytics, USA (READ BIO)
  • David Steingard, Associate Director, Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Center for Business Ethics, Department of Management , Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University, USA (READ BIO)

2:05 I Stakeholder Dialogue: Business, Poverty and Climate Action: Promoting People-Centered Solutions in Africa

  • Franklin Ngwu, Associate Professor and Director, Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre, Nigeria

Although climate change is a global phenomenon, its negative impacts are more severely felt by poor people and poor countries. They are more vulnerable because of their high dependence on natural resources, and their limited capacity to cope with climate variability and extremes. The objective of this session is to contribute to a global dialogue on how businesses can respond and mitigate the many adverse effects of climate change in Africa while aiding poverty reduction efforts.

WEDNESDAY, 17 November

6:00 I Stakeholder Dialogue: Gender Equity in the Workplace


7:00 I Women’s Leadership: Innovative and Equitable Entrepreneurship

  • Karen Sherman, President, Akilah Institute, USA (READ BIO)
  • Her Highness Sheikha Intisar AlSabah, Insitar Foundation, Kuwait (READ BIO)
  • Patricia Ithau, Regional Director, Stanford Seed East Africa, Kenya (READ BIO)

8:00 I The Impact of Disinformation on Democratic Processes & Human Rights in the World

  • Mike Posner, Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights; Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance, NYU Stern School of Business, USA (READ BIO)

9:00 I The Future of Lifelong & Executive Education: LinkedIn and Carringtoncrisp Collaborative Research Study

  • Andrew Crisp, Founder, Carringtoncrisp, United Kingdom

9:30 I GBSN-EFMD Going BEYOND Award Program Showcase


10:15 I Keynote: Impact of Remote and Hybrid Work on the Culture of Innovation

Has hybrid work put us at risk for social disengagement? Is it threatening to deplete one of our most important and relevant resources—our social capital? Perhaps more than ever, how we are connected is a critical determinant of success and well-being. Based on years of research and experience across major global companie–and leveraging the discoveries from the pandemic’s grand experiment with remote work–this session will explore the future of hybrid work and its impact on performance, productivity, learning, and innovation.

  • Michael Arena, Head of Global Talent, Amazon Web Services, USA (READ BIO)

11:00 I DEANS Networking Session, sponsored by GMAC

This invitation only* session, sponsored by GMAC, will convene Deans from leading schools across the globe to engage in conversations around the challenges and opportunities for business schools in our current environment. In this 75-minute session Deans will reconnect with peers and discuss key issues that matter most to you. This session offers a place to share creative thinking and innovative solutions your school is implementing to overcome obstacles. 

  • Sangeet Chowfla, President & CEO, Graduate Management Admission Council™, USA

11:45 I INNOVATION BREAK


12:15 I Key Challenges to Sustainable Humanitarian Supply Chains

  • Pamela Steele, Supply Chain Transformation Director, Pamela Steele Associates (READ BIO)

1:20 I Making Business School Cases More Balanced and Diverse

  • Richard McCracken, Executive Director, The Case Centre, United Kingdom

2:00 I Going BEYOND Award Program Showcase


3:00 I GBSN Beyond Awards Ceremony

  • The HUMLOG Challenge Top 3 Teams
  • Capsim Microsimulation Top 3 Simulations
  • Going BEYOND Awards Top Nominations

3:45 I Closing Sequence

Speakers


DATE

Nov 15-17

LOCATION

HUBB

CONTACT

beyond@gbsn.org

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ABOUT
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
SPEAKERS
Educators Track
Learners Track
Leaders Track
Registration
Sponsors


  • HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah

    Founder and Chair Woman
    Intisar Foundation
    Kuwait
  • Michael Arena

    Vice President of Talent & Development
    Amazon Web Services
    USA
  • Linda Benrais

    Adjunct Professor of Comparative Law and Mediation, Director of the Governance and Conflict Resolution
    ESSEC Business School
    France
  • Sharon Bligh

    Director, Health & Wellness
    The Consumer Goods Forum
    France
  • Fernanda Carreira

    Head of the Integrated Education Program at the Center for Sustainability Studies
    Fundação Getulio Vargas
    Brazil
  • David Capodilupo

    Assistant Dean, Global Programs
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    USA
  • Rahul Choudaha

    Director of Industry Insights & Research Communications
    GMAC
    USA
  • Courtney Davis Curtis

    Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Resilience Planning
    University of Chicago
    USA
  • Soumitra Dutta

    Former Founding Dean
    Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
    USA
    Board Chair
  • Maurice Goodman

    Chief Medical Doctor
    Discovery Health
    South Africa
  • Patricia Ithau

    Regional Director, East Africa
    Stanford Seed
    Kenya
  • Jikyeong Kang

    President and Dean
    Asian Institute of Management
    Philippines
  • Stu Krusell

    Senior Director, Global Programs Senior Lecturer, Behavioral and Policy Sciences Global Programs
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    USA
  • Katell Le Goulven

    Executive Director of the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society
    INSEAD Business School
    France
  • Simon Linacre

    Director of International, Marketing & Development
    Cabells Scholarly Analytics
    USA
  • Abby Litchfield

    Senior Associate
    Network for Business Sustainability
    Canada
  • Jean-François Manzoni

    President
    IMD Business School
    Switzerland
  • Carl Manlan

    Vice President of Social Impact
    Visa Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa
    United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Franklin Ngwu

    Associate Professor and Centre Director
    Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University
    Nigeria
  • Okan Pala

    Co-Director of Sustainability Platform
    Ozyegin University
    Turkey
  • Steven Pope

    Group Head of Trade Facilitation, Go Trade
    Deutsche Post DHL Group
    Germany
  • Mike Posner

    Director, Center for Business & Human Rights; Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance
    NYU Stern School of Business
    USA
  • Amédée Prouvost

    Senior Advisor at Chapelle Consulting, Former Chief Operational Risk Officer at the World Bank

    USA
  • Dr. Himanshu Rai

    Director
    Indian Institute of Management Indore
    India
  • Magdalene Rosenmöller

    Senior Lecturer, Production, Technology & Operations Management; Director, Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management
    IESE Business School
    Spain
  • Renata Schoeman

    Senior Lecturer: Leadership Psychiatrist
    University of Stellenbosch Business School
    South Africa
  • Divya Singhal

    Professor and Chairperson, Centre For Social Sensitivity and Action (CSSA)
    Goa Institute of Management (GIM)
    India
  • Karen Sherman

    President
    Akilah Institute
    USA
  • Pamela Steele

    Supply Chain Transformation Director
    Pamela Steele Associates
    United Kingdom
  • David Steingard

    Associate Director Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics Associate Professor of Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability
    Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University
    USA
  • Tavneet Suri

    Louis E. Seley Professor of Applied Economics
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    USA
  • Peter Tufano

    Peter Moores Professor of Finance
    Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
    United Kingdom
  • Simon Wilkie

    Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
    Monash Business School
    Australia
  • Ezra Zuckerman

    Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    USA

GBSN and EFMD are pleased to announce a joint initiative to celebrate institutional programs and initiatives that serve our communities worldwide. The Going BEYOND Awards are designed to highlight and share programs and initiatives that strengthen society, demonstrate community impact and embody the spirit of inclusive and sustainable development.

Qualifying entries describe programs and initiatives that have demonstrated a positive impact on society BEYOND the traditional degree programs offered by institutions and academic research published in journals. Qualifying entries will be organized and featured in an online showcase.

The top entries will be featured during a plenary session during the virtual conference, Nov 15-17.

Award Values

Program entries will demonstrate one or more of the following values:

Empowers and enables people

GBSN and EFMD are especially interested in programs targeting people who have been historically excluded from management education and development activities. For example, programs targeting people in developing countries, vulnerable populations such as refugees or low-income neighborhoods, rural communities without basic infrastructure, etc.

Catalyzes inclusive and sustainable development

The program has a direct positive impact on society beyond helping learners to find jobs or insights that can be shared from a published article. GBSN and EFMD are looking for programs that benefit business in a way that fosters sustainability and approaches beyond the narrow view on short-term profit making and shareholders.

Demonstrates contextual relevance

GBSN and EFMD believe that learning is most effective when it is contextually relevant. The program or initiative should have special meaning within the context most relevant for the learners. For example, the programs can show how content is localized and/or leverages peer-to-peer learning and builds-in context-specific experiential learning.

International connectivity and collaboration

Global connectivity can support local development. Describe how the program creates value through international connections, whether it be through GBSN, EFMD or other means.

Nominate a Program

Nominate a program or initiative for the Going BEYOND Awards through the online portal. Entries will follow a standard format. The nomination will ask you for the following information:

Submission Deadline: October 10


Institution Information

  • Institution Name
  • Institutional Profile that includes mission vision and purpose
  • Institution Logo

Program Information

Background and format of the program with a list of any partners involved. Nominations should illustrate how the program is empowering and/or enabling students to make an impact on society, how it catalyzes inclusive and sustainable development, the program’s contextual relevancy and how it fosters international connectivity.

Program Impact

Explain what tangible impact the program has had and how the program’s success and impact is being measured. What SDGs does the program address? What are the future goals of the program?




Program Showcase + Virtual Conference

The top entries will be invited to participate in a plenary session during the virtual conference, Nov. 15-17. This open sharing process will involve not only Leaders presenting programs and initiatives, but also the broader GBSN Beyond audience of educators, leaders and learners from academia, business, civil society, and government.

Top award nominations will be combined into a collective report that will be made available to all GBSN Beyond participants and to the GBSN and EFMD networks.

GBSN Beyond Media + Press

DATE & TIME

Tracks: October 1-29

Conference: Nov 15-17

LOCATION

HUBB event platform.

CONTACT

beyond@gbsn.org

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Thank you for your interest in covering GBSN Beyond: Virtual Conference Reimagined

Please fill out our media accreditation request form here>>>

Coverage of GBSN Beyond provides you access to an innovative experience that draws the attention of students, faculty, and leaders from academic institutions; professionals from civil society, government, and industry from all over the world. Media access brings you to the center of business, academia, government, and civil society collectively exploring multi-sector collaboration in developing talent needed for society’s critical challenges.

This form is for media access to GBSN Beyond: Virtual Conference Reimagined, with three parallel track experiences during the month of October and virtual conference, November 15-17. Submitting this form does not guarantee entry. You will receive an email confirming your access and registration instructions if you have been approved. With Media access, you do not need to purchase a registration. 

For more information, please contact Nicole Zefran, Director of Communications and Membership at nzefran@gbsn.org.

Leaders Track


DATE

Tracks: Oct 4-29

CONTACT

beyond@gbsn.org

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ABOUT
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
SPEAKERS
Educators Track
Learners Track
Leaders Track
Registration
Sponsors

Partner




Taking you BEYOND business, the Leaders Track is designed for professionals who lead organizations  in academia, government, business and civil society who are interested in cultivating talent needed to tackle today’s problems and collaborative initiatives that deliver solutions. Through the month of October, leaders can leverage their perspectives, share resources, information, best practice and collaborate to explore possible solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.


Leaders Track Opportunities

Featuring: Going BEYOND Awards

The Leaders Track features a series of roundtable events in which top leaders present entries for the Going Beyond Awards, which celebrates programs and initiatives that demonstrate a positive impact on society and embodies the spirit of GBSN Beyond: Facilitating cross-disciplinary thinking and collective action to develop sustainable solutions that not only tackle societal problems, but also cultivating local talent and developing tomorrow’s leaders.

Deans + Directors Convening

Closed space for top leaders to convene, exchange, discuss and listen.

Associate Deans Only Convening

Closed space for university leaders to convene, exchange, discuss and listen.

Leading with Purpose

Sessions that offer a structured place for leaders to collectively get to work.

Health and Well-Being Activities

Its not all business, these sessions will be designed to bring a human element focused on self care and well-being.

Going BEYOND Awards

GBSN and EFMD are pleased to announce the Going BEYOND Awards. The Going BEYOND Awards are designed to highlight institutional programs that strengthen society, demonstrate community impact and embody the spirit of inclusive and sustainable development. Qualifying entries describe programs that have demonstrated positive impact on society BEYOND the traditional degree programs offered by institutions and academic research published in journals.

The finalist entries will be featured at a session during the virtual conference, Nov 15-17.

Deans Networking Session

This invitation only* session, sponsored by GMAC, will convene Deans from leading schools across the globe to engage in conversations around the challenges and opportunities for business schools in our current environment. 

In this 75-minute session Deans will reconnect with peers and discuss key issues that matter most to you. This session offers a place to share creative thinking and innovative solutions your school is implementing to overcome obstacles. 

Associate Deans Networking Session

This invitation only* session, sponsored by MIT, will convene Associate Deans from leading schools across the globe to engage in conversations around the challenges and opportunities for business schools in our current environment. 

Virtual Conference

The virtual conference will feature keynotes, panel discussions, lightning talks, workshops, and networking activities that generally focus on four themes: humanitarian logistics, climate change, healthcare, and human rights.

Register for GBSN Beyond

Individuals from institutions that have already registered and paid still must complete the registration form to gain access to track activities and the virtual conference event platform. Please use the unique promo code you were given to waive all fees.

Call for Session Proposals


DATE & TIME

Tracks: October, 2021

Conference: Nov 15-17

LOCATION

HUBB event platform.

CONTACT

beyond@gbsn.org

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Connect with a vibrant hub of exchange, learning, collaboration and discussion by preparing a session proposal for GBSN Beyond 2021. Our innovative approach to what a virtual conference can be hopes to create an engaging community that will collectively explore multi-sector collaboration in development. We invite you to join the conversation by submitting a session proposal. 

GBSN Beyond convenes over 2,500+ participants from over 50+ countries including audiences from academia, industry, government, and civil society. Utilizing a versatile events platform –– filled with a variety of engaging, distinctive experiences, content, and opportunities –– GBSN Beyond is a premier international forum to connect with diverse perspectives.

Conference Topic

Business schools are ideally placed to be the nexus between government, business and civil society in shaping a collective response to our most critical challenges.

Existing inequalities have been exposed and exacerbated by COVID–19[1]. Our world after the global pandemic is likely to see the proliferation of these inequalities unless we focus on the inclusive management of our multiple challenges. From access to healthcare and education to the all-encompassing disruptions of climate change, as leaders of management education we have to forge a response that recognizes and addresses with intent the disparate ways these issues affect various populations[2]. Researchers warn the longer the delay, the more disorderly, disruptive and abrupt the policy responses to climate change will inevitably be[3]. Pre-pandemic numbers indicate approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050 are likely to occur as a result of the climate emergency while areas with weak health infrastructure – mostly in developing countries – will be the least able to cope[4].

Every business school can act now to capture insights in the form of new curriculum content for the future we are building. Let’s translate current experiences into the lessons for sustainable development. By connecting business schools to business, government and civil society we hope to make a difference now.

How do we upskill, collaborate, and innovate across sectors with a need so urgent and vast? How are universities, businesses, and governments preparing for a new age of lifelong learning?

At GBSN Beyond, we hope to collectively explore multi-sector collaboration in developing talent needed for society. GBSN’s focal point is on people development. To build better societies and communities, we must collectively build trust, understand the role of each stakeholder and embrace the notion of adaptability. The goal is to go local, developing talent within the context of local community.

Themes.

GBSN seeks a diversity of perspectives for sessions across 4 overarching themes.


Humanitarian Logistics

Climate Change

Healthcare

Human Rights


Prompts

Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

  • How can collaborative, cross-disciplinary thinking be brought to solve big problems?
  • How can business educators partner with colleagues in science and engineering to create sustainable solutions while preparing technical graduates with entrepreneurial leadership skills?
  • How can the stakeholders in these traditional sectors engage with educators to meet their goals and address changing economic realities?

Technology and Big Data

  • How can information and communication technologies (ICT) bring entrepreneurial thinking into traditional sectors?
  • How do technologies like big data, analytics, artificial intelligence and/or block chain offer entrepreneurial leaders levers for change?

Sustainable and Ethical Leadership

  • How can educators create globalized leaders who can respond to and anticipate disruptive economic trends?
  • How can entrepreneurial leaders incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals in systemic change?
  • How can entrepreneurial leaders navigate changing geopolitical realities while working in traditional sectors?
  • How do ethical entrepreneurs lead in entrenched systems of traditional sectors?

The Tools of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • What are the methodologies and tools that can be used by entrepreneurial leaders to innovate in established companies and sectors?
  • How can educators provide meaningful educational experiences that offer knowledge and skills students will apply throughout their careers?

Session Formats

Keynote Address

Individual ted-style talks by leading experts and industry leaders from across the globe. These sessions are prominently scheduled each day of the conference.  Duration: 20 mins talks with a 20 mins Q&A

Stakeholder Dialogues

Deep-dive Dialogues that focus on a theme, but have liberty with regard to regional or topical focus. Panels must include at least two different stakeholders, such as: Educator, Student, Government Officials, Civil Society Rep or Industry Professional. Duration: 45 mins

Skill-Up

Sessions focused on individual learning and skills development beyond the pandemic. This could take the form of a design thinking exercise, group activity or similar approaches. Duration: 40 mins

Bite-Sized Innovations

Short talks featuring a single speaker that focuses on an innovation related to one of the themes, humanitarian logistics, healthcare, climate change, human rights. Presenters should relate to the modern learner, focused on expanding their knowledge in a quick & flexible way. Duration: 7-10 mins

Firestarter

Provocative, subject-driven moderated dialogues with two speakers. The moderator will ignite discussion using daring prompts and questions. Duration: 30 mins

PechaKucha / Ignite

Focused on the idea of “talk less, show more” to share stories and experiences, presenters should reflect that authentic experience of an individual, team or a community related to a conference theme. Duration: 8 mins

Key Dates

June 1, 2021

Call for Proposals Opens

July 16, 2021

Call for Proposals Closes

August 2, 2021

Selected speakers are notified

August 13, 2021

Selected speakers to confirm acceptance 

How to submit a proposal?

Proposals are required to be submitted through the online form. Submissions must include:


  1. Proposed Session Title
    (15-word limit)
  2. Preferred Session Format
    One of the listed formats (Keynote, Firestarter, Stakeholder Dialogue, Bite-Sized Innovations, PechaKucha/Ignite, Skill-Up)
  3. Session content overview
    that includes the objectives and what participants will take away from the session (250-word limit)
  4. Additional Resources
    If applicable, will be available for attendees to access on the Hubb platform
  5. Audience Engagement Each session must include an interactive element (i.e polling, icebreakers, etc.)

General Information.


1. Applicants may submit more than one proposal.

In the case of multiple submissions, only one proposal can be selected for inclusion on the conference agenda. Every effort will be made to ensure diversity of perspectives and expertise is represented on the agenda.

2. GBSN Membership is not required to submit a proposal.

However, priority consideration is given to proposals that include faculty or staff from a GBSN Member School.

3. Do speakers have to pay the registration fee?

Speakers whose proposals are chosen, the institution to which you are part of will register for GBSN Beyond. GBSN does not pay speakers.

4. Will their be modifications made to proposals that are accepted?

GBSN reserves the right to recommend changes to submissions upon consultation with applicants.

Conference organizers require one-time permission to publish the works on the Hubb platform and to share presentations online.

Questions?

Questions regarding the Call for Proposals and the submission process may be sent to beyond@gbsn.org.

Registration Information


DATE

Tracks: Oct 4-29

Virtual Conference: Nov 15-17

CONTACT

beyond@gbsn.org

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ABOUT
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
SPEAKERS
Educators Track
Learners Track
Leaders Track
Registration
Sponsors


To emphasize our commitment to inclusivity and access, registration fees will be paid per institution, granting access to an unlimited number of participants from your school. Registration fees cover admission to the 3-day conference as well as participation in any of the track-related activities and sessions.

GBSN membership is not required to register for GBSN Beyond. Members receive exclusive access to the GBSN Members meeting and a reduced conference registration rate. Registration is open to all business school educators, students and administrators, professionals from industry, aid organizations, and civil society, policy makers and representatives of foundations, aid agencies, NGOs and government officials.

Registration Rates

GBSN Member Institutional Rate
$
1,200
USD
  • Unlimited # of participant access
  • Parallel Tracks
  • 3-day Virtual Conference

Non-Member Institutional Rate
$
1,500
USD
  • Unlimited # of participant access
  • Parallel Tracks
  • 3-day Virtual Conference

Individual Rate
$
400
/mo
  • Individual access
  • Access to 3-day Virtual Conference
  • Nov 15-17

My institution is registered, and I have a promo code.

Individuals from institutions that have already registered and paid still must complete the registration form to gain access to track activities and the virtual conference event platform. Please use the unique promo code you were given to waive all fees.

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Registration Instructions

Every individual participating in any part of GBSN Beyond will need to fill out the registration form. There will be three pricing options, individual, organization, and having an organizational code.

If you are registering an organization or institution: Select the relevant registration type on the form. Once the registration form and payment are completed, a GBSN Beyond staff member will email you a unique promo code to share with colleagues. This allows faculty, administrators, students, staff to individually register with this unique code and sign-up for GBSN Beyond activities and the virtual conference without a fee.

If your organization or institution registered and you have the registration code: Select the “I have a promo code” box on the form. Once you reach the payment section, enter the promo code and click apply to zero out the balance.

Once the registration form is completed, you will be sent a confirmation email with links to sign up for any of the three parallel tracks leading up to the virtual conference. (Note: these sign-ups will only be accessible to people who have filled out the initial registration form)

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“GBSN’s relevant themed conferences, speakers, and interactive sessions, continue to challenge us to understand, learn and research how higher education will positively impact our shared environment.

–  David Capodilupo, Assistant Dean, Global Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management

A vibrant hub of exchange, learning, collaboration and discussion.

Frequently Asked

How does an organization pay for a registration fee and provide access to its staff, students, faculty, clients, etc.?

The person completing the registration will be prompted to pay during the registration process. Once registration and payment are complete, GBSN event staff will provide a unique promo code to share with individuals along with instructions on how to register.

How many individuals can register per organization?

Unlimited registration. Once an organization is registered, they may have as many participants involved in each track as they would like.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes. As part of our commitment to access and inclusivity we are excited to offer a limited number of scholarships for schools in developing countries. Please click here to apply. The number of scholarships we are able to offer is dependent on event sponsorship.

Can I attend the virtual conference without participating in the pre-event tracks?

Yes, all registered participants can attend the virtual conference despite participating in tracks. Some sessions have capacity limits, reserve your spot early.

Can I register as an individual?

Yes. You can register as an individual for $400. Individual registration provides access to the 3-day virtual conference Nov 15-17.

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DATE & TIME

Virtual Conference: Nov 15-17

LOCATION

HUBB

CONTACT

Nicole Zefran, nzefran@gbsn.org

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Business schools are ideally placed to be the nexus between government, business and civil society in shaping a collective response to our most critical challenges.

2020 will be known as the year of realization. The COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to acknowledge a global need for communication and cooperation as existing inequalities present multiple challenges. Business, civil society, government and academia have a role to play during this crisis and in collectively shaping the world that will emerge from it. In order to create a space to tackle some of the critical challenges we face, GBSN is excited to host our second GBSN Beyond: Virtual Conference Reimagined. Business, academia, government and civil society each have a role in developing talent needed for today’s society. To build better societies and communities, we must collectively build trust, understand the role of each stakeholder and embrace the notion of adaptability. At GBSN Beyond, we hope to collectively explore multi-sector collaboration in developing actionable solutions. 

GBSN Beyond features three parallel track experiences during the month of October leading up to a condensed and impactful 3-day virtual conference, November 15-17. These tracks engage Learners, Educators, and Leaders in the weeks leading up to November 15th. The culminating event will focus on four themes: humanitarian logistics, climate change, healthcare, and human rights.

With an innovative approach to what a virtual conference can be, we invite you to join us as GBSN Beyond utilizes a versatile event platform filled with a variety of engaging activities, distinctive content and unique opportunities to connect with a diverse international audience. GBSN Beyond will bring together members of business, academia, government and civil society to capture new insights on some of the complex problems our societies are facing. The goal is to translate current experiences into lessons for sustainable development. 

“According to BCG research, 81% of respondents believe that better aligning educational curricula with job openings and skills gaps could resolve the skills mismatch their businesses face.”


As the global pandemic accelerates the shift to remote work environments, the skills mismatch is increasing quickly. What is clear is a strong need for closer collaboration between higher-education institutions, employers and governments.

GBSN’s vision reinforces the central role of business schools to our mission. Our efforts to connect them to business, government, and non-profit organizations is viewed as a critical enabler, one that accelerates innovation, augments capabilities, and amplifies impact. Business and industry, in turn, should support this collaboration by investing in their people and working with higher-ed institutions to offer upskilling and reskilling opportunities along a lifelong learning path. COVID-19 has accelerated the need for action.

A vibrant hub of exchange, learning, collaboration and discussion.

GBSN Beyond is a premier international experiential forum that convenes over 2,500+ participants from over 50+ countries that include:


ACADEMIA

University leaders, including Rectors, Deans, Directors and Administrators from developed, emerging and frontier markets dedicated to developing talent needed for society.

INDUSTRY

Professionals from industry interested in leveraging capitalism for sustainability and are dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges effectively.

GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY

Professionals from aid organizations and civil society dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges with private sector solutions.

2,500+

Attendees

100+

Organizations

50+

Countries represented

30+

Sessions

Get involved. Be noticed. Make a difference.

​We have many sponsorship and partnership opportunities at GBSN Beyond, with a variety of options for visibility, engagement and collaboration. Because it is virtual, GBSN Beyond convenes over 2,500+ participants from all corners of the world. Benefits include speaking opportunities, leading role in the HUMLOG Challenge and the microsimulation development lab, access to a virtual innovation marketplace, social media and email visibility, and more!


Sponsorship & Partnership

Each Circle of Giving package offers the opportunity to actively engage and support activities that directly contribute to making an impact on communities across the globe in the areas of healthcare, sustainable energy, human rights, and humanitarian logistics. In addition, build your organization’s reputation with students, faculty and leaders in global higher education as well as professionals from business and civil society. 

Share your Impact Story

Reach new audiences and solidify existing relationships by exhibiting at GBSN Beyond’s Virtual Innovation Marketplace. Showcase your impact initiatives and your organization’s message on a global platform from one location.

Intersection of Business, Academia and Civil society

GBSN Beyond brings organizations to the center of business, academia, government, and civil society. Be at the table as GBSN Beyond participants collectively explore multi-sector collaboration in developing talent needed for society’s critical challenges.

Active Participation in GBSN Mission and Vision

By supporting GBSN Beyond, your organization will directly contribute to the acceleration of the development of new programs and the improvement of current programs and initiatives that will deliver solutions to critical challenges as well as offering activities that facilitate learning and development that helps to close the skills gap.

Institutional Benefactor

Support students, faculty, administrators and entrepreneurs from the developing world by offering them the opportunity to participate in GBSN Beyond by becoming an institutional benefactor.

Be a Change Maker

Support activities that enable the creation of new knowledge, provide meaningful experiences, and build relationships that can transform management education, as well as provide broad visibility to your organization as a champion and change maker for economic and social development.

“For over a decade, MIT Sloan and GBSN have shared the same ambitions and goals to broaden our reach and understanding of global challenges, opportunities, and approaches.  GBSN’s relevant themed conferences, speakers, and interactive sessions, continue to challenge ourselves to understand, learn and research how higher education will positively impact our shared environment.”

–  David Capodilupo, Assistant Dean, Global Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management

Previous sponsors include: 









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Circles of Giving.

Choose from a variety of packages that offer various benefits and opportunities and gain the biggest value with the largest impact for your organization.

Leadership Circle
USD
$
15,000
Impact Circle
USD
$
10,000
Most Popular
Community Circle
USD
$
8,000
Mission Circle
USD
$
5,000
Innovation Market
USD
$
3,000

Why should I sponsor or partner?

Support GBSN Beyond to affiliate your organization with a dynamic, innovative experience that draws the attention of students, faculty and leaders from academic institutions; professionals from civil society and industry from all over the world. Your support also helps GBSN continue its important work, improving management and leadership talent with education and training.


  1. Enhance your network with influential educators, students, and leaders in the development, corporate and public sectors
  2. Build awareness and maximize exposure of your organization, activities, impact and services to a global and diverse audience
  3. Observe and discuss the latest data, market trends and research findings on the future of global talent development, employability and education, including the impact of COVID-19
  4. Directly participate in the development of actionable solutions


BenefitLeadership CircleImpact CircleCommunity CircleMission CircleInnovation Marketplace

Event AccessUnlimited event accessUnlimited event accessUnlimited event access6 spots* (non academic);Unlimited for academic institutions4 spots* (non academic);Unlimited for academic institutions
Institutional / Social Entrepreneur BenefactorOffer x2 institutional registrations for schools in the developing world Offer x2 institutional registrations for schools in the developing worldOffer x1 institutional registrations for schools in the developing worldOffer x3 individual registrations to social entrepreneursOffer x1 individual registrations to social entrepreneurs
Visibility on Hubb event platformAcknowledgement during session and logo on cover slideAcknowledgement during session and logo on cover slideLogo on cover slide
Speaking opportunity Speaking opportunityOpportunity to design a track related session
Sponsor main conf sessionSponsor main conf sessionSponsor track related session
Logo placement on login dashboard, website and
registration page
Logo placement on login dashboard, website and
registration page
Logo placement on login dashboard, website and
registration page
Prominent Logo placement in Main LobbyProminent Logo placement in Main LobbyLogo placement in Main Lobby
Dedicated page to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.
Innovation MarketplacePrime Location, Virtual Booth with
Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
Prime Location, Virtual Booth
with Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
Virtual Booth with
Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
Virtual Booth with
Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
Virtual Booth with
Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
GBSN Members Meeting VisibilitySpeaking opportunity during members meetingSpeaking opportunity during members meeting
Logo on members meeting webpage & all marketing materialsLogo on members meeting webpage & all marketing materials
Social Media Visibility1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn before GBSN Beyond1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn before GBSN Beyond
1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during 3 tracks 1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during 3 tracks
1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during conference 1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during conference
Sponsor Lightning ReelSponsor Lightning Reel video played during plenary sessionSponsor Lightning Reel video played during plenary sessionSponsor Lightning Reel video played during plenary session
Email CommunicationsLogo placement in all GBSN Beyond emails Logo placement in all GBSN Beyond emailsLogo placement in track related emails and bi-weekly News BulletinLogo placement in track related emails and bi-weekly News Bulletin
GBSN PodcastAD placement in GBSN Podcast x1 episode OR participate in an episode w/ a thought leader from your organizationAD placement in x1 GBSN Podcast episode
GBSN eNewsletterAD placement in x2 eNewsletters OR featured article in x2 eNewsletter issueFeatured article in x1 eNewsletter issue
Promo Video VisibilityVisibility in x1 GBSN Beyond Promo Video Visibility in x1 GBSN Beyond Promo Video Visibility in x2 Track Promo Videos
Virtual Swag BagsInclude item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)Include item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)Include item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)Include item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)Include item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)
Networking & Health & Well-BeingBranded sponsor of x1 conference networking session and x1 Health & Well-Being SessionBranded sponsor of x1 conference networking session and x1 Health & Well-Being Session

Add-Ons


Sponsor of The HUMLOG Challenge

Branded sponsor of one of four “Best in Category” Prize

In order to improve the systems and processes that predict community resilience, student teams will be challenged to choose one of the four natural disasters relevant to their local community and assess the response, preparedness and resilience. The goal is to design solutions that encompasses the hazard and cultural and national diversity. Student teams will choose one of the four natural disasters to work under.

Branded sponsor of one of the four “Best in Category”: $1,000

Sponsor Microsimulation Development Lab

Branded sponsor of one of the “Best in Category” Prize

Scholars, lecturers, trainers and academic faculty can form teams of 2-4 and utilize original research, case studies, experiences, and more to develop a 15-30 minute Capsim scenario, where learners are tested on skills of your choosing. In our virtual global environment, now is the time to bring locally relevant experiences to life. Educators will choose one of the four dimensions to work under.

Branded sponsor of one of the four “Best in Category”: $1,000

Contact Us

Interested in sponsoring or becoming a partner? Contact us.

Nicole Zefran

Director, Membership and Development

nzefran@gbsn.org

Learners Track


DATE

Tracks: Oct – Nov

CONTACT

beyond@gbsn.org

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HANKEN HUMLOG

Taking you BEYOND the credential, the Learners Track is designed for graduate and undergraduate students from relevant disciplines, professionals and lifelong learners who are committed to reskill, innovate, upskill, collaborate and are interested in making an impact in their community. Through the month of October, learners can engage in a variety of virtual experiences that facilitate collaboration, development and learning. The Learners Track features a virtual team competition designed to engage students from across the globe who have an interest in humanitarian logistics and a desire to serve their community. 

Learners Track Opportunities

Featuring: The HUMLOG Challenge

What’s My Carbon Footprint?!

Learn about carbon footprints through an insightful discussion on how it impacts us on a daily basis, and how we can make our work more sustainable.

Time Management & Keystone Habits

A single habit change can spark a ripple of effects that radiate throughout your team and organization, and transform your office culture. In this workshop, students will be introduced to tools that will help manage their time and energy more effectively, while committing to one keystone habit, that they can implement as a team.

Virtual Communication Skills

We are all being asked to step up to the computer screen and deliver. This new normal has new demands that come with concrete skills and techniques that will make you a more effective communicator online. Learn the best practices of virtual delivery and engagement.

Health and Well-Being Activities

Its not all business, these sessions will be designed to bring a human element focused on self care and well-being.

The HUMLOG Challenge

In partnership with the Hanken Schools of Economics’ HUMLOG Institute, the Learners Track features The HUMLOG Challenge, an international virtual competition, focused on developing local solutions to problems related to humanitarian logistics.  

This year, The HUMLOG Challenge focuses on Community Disaster Resilience. The Covid-19 pandemic has tested communities across the world on preparedness and resilience. Major hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, droughts, and landslides, among others, constantly threaten the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations across the world. In the context of accelerated climate change and population growth, the current trend of frequent major disasters is expected to increase. To mitigate this trend, increased Disaster Resilience and Community Preparedness is essential to reduce the potential impact of humanitarian crises on the poorest communities who are disproportionately affected by these disasters.

Last year, the HUMLOG Challenge included:

  • 420 students
  • 113 teams from
  • 38 schools in
  • 21 countries

How does it work?

Register your team.

We encourage multi-disciplinary, teams of 2-4 students from different schools disciplines, and levels, (Undergraduate, Graduate, or Doctoral).

Registration is open.

Identify a local problem.

All participants will be prompted to indicate a local problem from a natural disaster group they wish to focus on that is relevant to their community environment. 

Identify a local problem.

Develop your solution.

Develop a unique and implementable solution that can be used in a locally-relevant context. Demonstrate that solution in a creative format.

Develop your solution.


Community disaster resilience is the mainstay of disaster readiness and risk reduction in communities across the globe. 

Teams will be prompted to choose a natural disaster relative to their geographical region and address the community’s preparedness, response and level of resilience.

Challenge Prompt.

Identify a natural disaster relative to the geographical region. Describe a locally-relevant problem and illustrate an innovative solution that can be applied in different contexts.

Operationalize Resilience.

It is important to note that “resisting” and “absorbing” (and the other components embodied in the definition) embody different processes. How they are executed varies from hazard to hazard (e.g., flood readiness strategies differ from those required for seismic hazards) and from country to country (e.g. reduction and readiness program in Japan differ from those in New Zealand, yet both face comparable levels of seismic risk). How resilience is operationalized should be able to encompass, for example, the hazard and cultural diversity that prevails in an international context. 2

The Challenge.

In order to improve the systems and processes that predict community resilience, teams will be challenged to choose a natural disaster that challenges its local community’s resilience and response system. The identified problem should enable teams to assess the community’s response, preparedness and resilience. The goal is to design solutions that not only address the problem, but also consider culture and environment in the solution design. No problem or solution are too small. We encourage students to form teams with other countries whose communities face similar hazards. (For example, earthquakes happen in Chile, Japan and New Zealand, but how each country is prepared to respond is different.)

Participants are welcome to indicate which of the four natural disaster groups that their locally-relevant problem relates to. 

Teams should keep the following questions in mind as they assess community preparedness and response systems.

  • What is resilience?
  • To what threats should our communities be resilient?
  • What is the state of resilience-building collaborations across the community?
  • What makes existing partnerships effective?
  • What are the challenges in achieving successful community-level collaboration for disaster resilience?
  • What remedies are available?
  • What are the essential elements of a framework for effective collaboration?

Team Formation and Registration

A team’s institution must be registered for GBSN Beyond to participate. Once, the institution is registered, each individual team member must complete an individual student registration for GBSN Beyond. The competition sign-up link will be included in the registration confirmation email. Only one team member will register the team for the competition. The individual who submits the team registration will be the designated Team Captain.

Click here to see if your institution is registered.

Deliverables


Each team will prepare a Solutions Package that will incorporate both written and visual elements. Teams will submit a written report and a visual creative illustration.

Written Report.

The written report must be no longer than 5 pages in length (double spaced) and must be in English or with English translations. It should be submitted as a Word Document or PDF. It should be separated into the following:

  • Problem Statement: 
    • Understanding the problem as it relates to the locally-relevant natural disaster.
    • Proof of research
  • Solution Development and Implementation: 
    • Strengthening governance to manage disaster risk.
    • Reducing disaster vulnerability for resilience.
    • Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response.

Creative Illustration.

Illustrations could include any digital format, such as videos, powerpoint presentations, interviews, podcasts, etc. They can be submitted in PowerPoint, Google Slides, MOV, MP4, JPEG, and PNG. Teams are encouraged to think out of the box, engage local participants in their field work, and capture local perspectives from key stakeholders. However, the illustration must be in English or with an English translation and if videos are submitted, they must be limited to 3 minutes in length. Students must identify the following:

  • The region represented
  • Problem identified
  • Proof of research
  • The solution and implementation plan

Prizes.

Stay up to date on updates, announcements, key dates. Sign-up for the mailing list.

Cash Prize.

The 1st place winning team will be offered a 5,000 USD prize, sponsored by the Hanken School of Economics and its HUMLOG Institute, to be used towards continuing education or training.

One-on-One Mentoring.

All Top FIVE teams will be offered a one time, one hour professional mentoring session from one of our judges.

Earn a certificate.

Participants have the opportunity to earn an international recognition after completing the competition.

Timeline

The following are important dates relevant to the HUMLOG Challenge Student Competition 2021:

DateEvent
Wednesday, 22 Sept
9:00 am ET
Preliminary and Final Judges Informational Meeting
Monday, 4 Oct
8:00 am ET
Opening Kick-Off Event
Tuesday, 19 OctFeedback + Q&A Session with Judges
Sunday, 24 Oct
12:00 pm ET
DEADLINE: Final Solutions and Analysis Package
DEADLINE: Intro to HUMLOG Online Course Completion
Thursday, 28 Oct
12:00pm ET
DEADLINE: Preliminary judging scores submitted
Friday, 29 Oct 29
11:00 AM ET
Top 5 Teams Announcement
2 Nov – 5 NovFinals Round: LIVE Presentations
15 Nov – 17 NovGBSN Beyond 2021 Conference 
Wednesday, 17 NovVirtual Awards Ceremony

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of the humanitarian context
  • Explain how humanitarian relief is provided
  • Identify the role of logistics in humanitarian relief
  • Apply logistical principles and concepts to the humanitarian context

Proof of completion of all elements will be submitted through a form that will be provided by GBSN in September. This Academic Certificate is unique to the 2021 HUMLOG Challenge only.

Unique Academic Certificate

As part of the Learners Track and The HUMLOG Challenge, the Hanken School of Economics is offering participants the opportunity to take its online course, Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics, available on the FutureLearn platform. In this course participants will learn how humanitarian relief is provided and will explore the logistical concepts and principles that are applied in humanitarian operations. Learners will consider the importance of supply chain management and recognize how contextual differences alter the requirements of logistics management during aid operations.

This optional online course takes no more than two weeks to complete and estimates an average of 3 hours of work per week. After completing the the course and its assessments, attending one of the HUMLOG Challenge webinars, and submitting a solution package in the competition, participants will earn an academic certificate that can be added to resumes, CVs, and LinkedIn professional accounts!

Judges

Preliminary Judges

  • Dr. Sreerupa Sengupta

    Assistant Professor in Healthcare Management
    Goa Institute of Management
    India
  • Priya Kataria

    Research Scholar
    Goa Institute of Management
    India
  • Garima Ranga

    PhD Student in Marketing
    Goa Institute of Management
    India
  • Radhika K R

    Doctoral Scholar
    Goa Institute of Management
    India

Head Judge

  • Gyöngyi Kovács

    Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics
    Hanken School of Economics
    Finland

Final Judges

  • Amédée Prouvost

    Senior Advisor at Chapelle Consulting, Former Chief Operational Risk Officer at the World Bank

    USA
  • Najet Tenoutit

    Global Risk Manager
    UNICEF
    USA
  • Pete Gomez

    Senior Director, Academy for International Disaster Preparedness
    Florida International University
    USA
  • Dr. Armand Bam

    Head of Social Impact
    University of Stellenbosch Business School
    South Africa
  • Courtney Davis Curtis

    Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and Resilience Planning
    University of Chicago
    USA

Judging Information

Judging for this competition will happen in two phases, a preliminary judging that determines the Top Five teams, and the final judging that determines the overall winner. Preliminary judges will review all submitted deliverables to ultimately determine the following:

  • How well your team describes the problem and its local relevance
  • Whether or not your team demonstrates creativity
  • Whether or not the solution your team develops is feasible

The top 5 student teams will present their projects live to a panel of international judges. 

10-minute pitch presentation delivered LIVE to judges.

  • All team members must participate in the LIVE pitch for the team to be eligible to win the prize. Participation is defined as a minimum of 1 minute of speaking during the presentation. 
  • Teams can include supplemental materials to support their LIVE presentations in the finals round, including their creative illustration.

A 15-minute Q&A with the judges.

  • All team members must be present for the LIVE pitch presentation and virtual Q&A.
  • Judge and team participation will be moderated by a GBSN staff member to keep time and ensure equal distribution of participation between judges and teams.
  • The LIVE Pitch Presentations and Q&A portion will be recorded and broadcasted LIVE for the public to watch.

Research Resources

This is a basic list of materials that can be used by teams in the research of problems and solution development.


Winning Presentation from 2020

Articles

  • Mechanics of Humanitarian Supply Chain Agility and Resilience and Its Empirical Validation 
    • Supply chain agility assisting with humanitarian resilience
    • The humanitarian supply chain is a complex network of NGOs, government, military, police, action aids, logistics service providers with zero tolerance attitude to provide relief to the victims of a catastrophic event or disaster in forms of providing eating materials, medicines, medical support and to ensure quick recovery or increase supply chain resilience
  • Building an Effective Disaster Management Plan
    • Quick read on business resilience with a ten-step process
    • Operational risk management
    • “Form of weather-related events, pandemics, fire, flood, labor actions, port closures and motor vehicle accidents, to name a few.”
  • Mitigation Processes
    • Supply chain resilience in correlation to practitioner based disaster management processes
    • Provides a generic integrated framework for supply chain resilience with demonstrations from Hurricane Katrina
  • FEMA’s Supply Chain Resilience Guide
    • “Quickly reestablishing flows of water, food, pharmaceuticals, medical goods, fuel, and other crucial commodities is almost always in the immediate interest of survivors and longer-term recovery.”
    • Emergency operations plans
    • Community lifelines
  • Building Transportation Supply Chains After A Pandemic
    • From the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine 
    • “They may see resilience as either part of incident response or they may see it as part of systems performance.”


Guides

  • ARD-C Toolkit 
    • The ARC-D toolkit is used to determine the level of a community’s disaster resilience, in two parts:
      • Part A assesses the general context of the community, capturing local population data, governance structures, built environment and ecosystem attributes, vulnerable groups, and major risk scenarios.
      • Part B assesses the community’s disaster resilience level to a chosen risk scenario through a consensus-based focus group discussion, guided by 30 key questions, each linked to a particular resilience component.
  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
    • The Framework was adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, on March 18, 2015 and aims to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries over the next 15 years.

For detailed information, please access our Student Handbook HERE.

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