Leaders Track


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 Session: The Future of Innovation ecosystems in a Post-Pandemic World

This invitation only* session, sponsored by MIT REAP, will convene Associate Deans from leading schools across the globe to engage in conversations about university stakeholder strategies for supporting resilience and competitive advantage following COVID-19.

Assessing Personal Skills and Qualities for Admissions and Student Development

This public session, sponsored by ETS, will discuss the benefits of knowing more about applicants than what is revealed in GPAs and test scores. Assessing applicants’ perseverance, resiliency, self-discipline, and curiosity, among other qualities can lead to better admission decisions and can serve as the basis for developing those qualities post enrollment to better prepare business school students for their career.

We will discuss various approaches for assessing these qualities, and provide a short demonstration of a novel self-assessment approach being pilot tested by ETS at several Business Schools over the coming year.

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.