A Reimagined Experience, For A Repositioned World.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Global Business School Network reinvented its Annual Conference. Instead of a two-day face-to-face event, GBSN curated experiences involving three parallel tracks across seven weeks culminating in the virtual event, November 9-13, 2020.
These experiences during October were designed to engage Students, Faculty, and Administrators at institutions of higher learning and partner organizations. Each track had a core experience, accompanied by professional development workshops, networking sessions, and webinars. The culminating virtual conference brought these groups together through a program including keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, roundtable discussions, social activities, and more.
GBSN Beyond registered participants continue to have access to all conference materials including session recordings, agenda items, speaker and participant profiles, etc. Click here to go to the virtual event platform Pathable.
Relative to the in-person event originally planned, GBSN Beyond set out to achieve two major objectives:
Move the Needle on Our Mission
Design a platform to accelerate development of new programs for improving management education for the developing world.
Be More Inclusive
Involve more schools and more people, especially those underrepresented at global Management events.
Together with all stakeholders, the network achieved these objectives. GBSN Beyond registrants totalled more than 2500 individuals, from over 110 institutions in 50 countries. Participants looked ahead, considering our futures Beyond the Classroom, Beyond Graduation, and Beyond the Administration of our schools by sharing ideas and opportunities for generating greater global impact, especially in the most rapidly growing and developing areas of the world.
In partnership with Capsim, the Faculty track offered a faculty simulation lab experience. Simulation creation via the CapsimInbox program, helped participants bring their research, data, and cases to life. Participants utilized regionally and culturally relevant content to develop scenarios focused on soft skills, cross-cultural management, and critical ESG issues etc.
GBSN, in partnership with Hanken School of Economics’ Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG), presented students with a solutions focused team competition. Undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students from around the globe had the opportunity to solve problems in their regions and communities related to medical or food sourcing and delivery issues.
The Leadership Track engaged business school leaders with rich dialogues considering several important areas of development for business schools and our network. These took the form of roundtable discussions from which three reports were developed, and published during the culminating GBSN Beyond Virtual Conference.
PLAY THE FACULTY MICROSIMULATIONS
EXPLORE THE HUMLOG CHALLENGE SOLUTIONS
DOWNLOAD LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE REPORTS