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Virtual Conference: Nov 15-17

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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
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$
15,000
Impact Circle
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$
10,000
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Community Circle
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$
8,000
Mission Circle
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$
5,000
Innovation Market
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$
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


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. 

Congratulations to our Winning Team!

Team CSU from Colorado State University Business School, USA for their solution addressing local community involvement on mitigation and response for climate-induced natural disasters in Mozambique via a resilience kit!

Congratulations Team Colorado State University!  Everyone is welcome to read their solutions via our webpage here.

Top 6 Finalist Teams

Congratulations to our Top 6 Finalists for the 2021 HUMLOG Challenge Student Competition in partnership with Hanken School of Economics!

Team Coventry 

Coventry Business School, UK

Solution Location: Vietnam

Team Members: Duc Toan Nguyen, Oluwadamilola Gbuyiro, Jesse David Mamodu, and Pauline Nalumango

Team Coventry addressed property damage due to extreme flooding in Vietnam by developing a solution of floating houses/shelters!

Team Colorado State University

CSU College of Business, USA

Solution Location: Mozambique

Team: Emily Bergman, Julia Choolwe Munsaka, Tess Lapray, and Blerinda Veliu

Team Colorado State University addressed local community involvement on mitigation and response for climate-induced natural disasters in Mozambique!

Team Stellenbosch and Los Andes

University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Solution Location: South Africa

Team: Tebogo Joseph Molatudi, Juan Pablo Borda Kuhlmann, Diane Meyer, and Waseema Hassen

Team Stellenbosch and Los Andes developed a solution for drought-induced water scarcity in the Xakabantu Informal Settlement in the Western Cape!

Team MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan School of Management, USA

Solution Location: Puerto Rico

Team: Nick Mitilenes, Keanu Isenring, Valentina Contador, and Juan Pablo Millet

Team MIT Sloan evaluated hurricane damage to the island of Puerto Rico and created a solution of a real time donation system with dollar amount immediately influencing aid!

Team Zen

Sasin School of Management, Thailand

Solution Location: Thailand

Student Team: Jittapat Sirison, Aditya Shrestha, and Shrisha Sethi

Team Zen examined flash flooding in one of the slums in Thailand, developing a solution surrounding a community education program!

Team Real Consulting

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Solution Location: Australia

Team: Rachel Hall, Peiling Lin, Liliana Neame, and Augusto Salhuana Bellodas

Team Real Consulting addressed severe storms in Brisbane, Australia with a solution involving real time storm alerts and QR codes!

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
    Chapelle Consulting
    USA
  • Pete Gomez

    Senior Director, Academy for International Disaster Preparedness
    Florida International University
    USA
  • Nonhlanhla Dube

    Lecturer in Operations Management
    Lancaster University Management School
    United Kingdom
  • 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.

Educators Track


Taking you BEYOND the classroom, the Educators Track is designed for scholars, lecturers, trainers, and university faculty across disciplines who want to connect with like-minded colleagues on teaching innovations, research and pedagogy needed serve communities and develop talent the world needs now.

GBSN and Capsim have joined forces to help bring quality and experiential business learning to communities worldwide. Building on our experience from last year, we’re inviting scholars, lecturers, trainers, and academic faculty to design and develop an inbox simulation using current data, research, cases, and personal experiences.

As part of the Educators Track for GBSN Beyond, teams of 1-4 will design and build a 15-30 minute inbox simulation experience. These microsimulations will immerse learners in real-world scenarios and evaluate essential skills in a realistic context. 

Congratulations to the Winning Microsimulation!

In first place, and winning the $5,000 award, Jagdish Sheth School of Management India’s microsimulation MakhanChor Milk! Congratulations MakhanChor Milk!! Everyone is welcome to experience all of the microsimulations via our webpage here.

Check out this year’s competing microsimulations!

Team 1: Lithium Feasibility

Category: Business and Environmental Security

Institution(s): Coventry Business School

Country(ies): United Kingdom

Team Members: Daniel Johnson, Simon Huston, Jaliyyah Ahmadu-Bello, Uchenna Tony-Okeke

Industry: Mineral Mining Sustainable Mining

Team 2: Hindipa Motors India Ltd.

Category: Business and Human Rights

Institution(s): HEC Montreal and Goa Institute of Management

Country(ies): Canada, India

Team Members: Hinrich Voss, Divya Singhal, Padhmanabhan Vijayaraghavan

Industry: Automotive

Team 3: Vaccine in the Times of Pandemic

Category: Business and Human Rights

Institution(s): Ahmedabad University

Country(ies): India

Team Members: Siddhartha Saxena

Industry: Pharmaceutical Distribution

Team 4: MakhanChor Milk

Category: General

Institution(s): Jagdish Sheth School of Management

Country(ies): India

Team Members: Ganes Pandya, Aditi Dang, Debasmita Dey

Industry: Food Safety and Regulations

Team 5: Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

Category: General

Institution(s): ISCTE- Lisbon University Institute

Country(ies): Portugal

Team Members: Ana Margarida Simaens, Marjan Jalali

Industry: Fashion/Sustainability

Team 6: Safe Drivez- Opportunity for Women Empowerment

Category: Business and Human Rights

Institution(s): Jagdish Sheth School of Management

Country(ies): India

Team Members: Pooja Gupta, Mafruza Sultana

Industry: Safety


What’s an Inbox Simulation?

Students want engaging learning experiences, and employers want career-ready graduates.

Completion of empirical and applied learning experiences provide applicants an advantage in the recruitment process.

CapsimInbox offers a validated, day-in-the-life microsimulation platform to help educators bring real-world learning experiences into any environment — giving students the practice and feedback they need to develop essential career skills in an authentic business context.

Students enter a familiar email environment and assume an employee’s role at a fictitious company. As they navigate real scenarios and make decisions by responding to emails and instant messages, CapsimInbox evaluates skill levels and provides immediate, actionable feedback for meaningful development.

How does the Microsim Development Lab work?

As part of the Educators Track for GBSN Beyond, teams of 1-4 will design and build a 15-30 minute inbox simulation experience. These microsimulations will immerse learners in real-world scenarios and evaluate essential skills in a realistic context. 

We are looking for creative and innovative geographic locations, cultures, scenarios, and skillsets not usually found in typical curricula and aligned with our chosen themes.


  1. Business in Health Studies
  2. Business in Environmental Security
  3. Business and Human Rights
  4. General / Miscellaneous

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Business in Health Studies

The health studies dimension aims to facilitate and promote cross-sector collaboration by developing simulations that deliver scenarios where business, government, NGOs and educational institutions are working together on developing innovative solutions to complex health-related problems.

02

Business and Environmental Security

This dimension focuses on the role and responsibility of business towards achieving environmental security. Each industry has a responsibility to make a significant reduction in their carbon footprint. Businesses must demonstrate environmental awareness and involve all stakeholders in implementing its sustainability strategy.

03

Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights includes gender equality, anti corruption, vulnerable population protections, etc. The modern business environment must work as a representative and protector for human rights.

04

General / Miscellaneous

This dimension is for scholars, lecturers, trainers and academic faculty who are looking to develop a globally, yet locally relevant microsimulation that does not necessarily fit into any of the above categories.

Prizes

1st Place Prize

The winning team receives $5,000 and recognition as a CapsimInbox author with the opportunity to bring their simulation to market and earn royalties.

Participation

In addition to developing the timely skills of building meaningful, online teaching tools, each team that completes their version will have the opportunity to work with Capsim to bring their version to market and earn royalties

Capsim Representatives

Judges

We are pleased to welcome back the winning team of the 2020 CapsimInbox Faculty Simulation Lab: Ethics in International Mining from Ashesi University

  • Dr. Takako Mino

    Lecturer, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Ashesi University
    Uganda
  • Jewel Thompson

    Adjunct Lecturer, Business Administration
    Ashesi University
    Ghana
  • Jennifer Seely

    Associate Professor of Politics
    Earlham College
    USA

How can you participate?

Register Your Team.

Complete the registration form by clicking the button below. We encourage teams of 2-3 members to help break up the work.

Registration is now closed.

Submit your concept.

Complete the concept form and we will review all concepts to ensure alignment and viability.

Concept forms deadline: Sept 29

Build your microsim.

Start building your concept in the CapsimInbox Authoring Platform. Complete our certification course to hone your skills.

Microsims deadline: Oct 29

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 registration for GBSN Beyond. The simulation sign-up link will be included in the registration confirmation email. Only one team member will register the team for the simulation. The individual who submits the team registration will be the designated Team Captain.

Click here to see if your institution is registered.

Any questions?

Please join our CapsimInbox Development Lab Informational Webinar and Q&A Session Tuesday September 28th at 9:00 AM EDT.

Access the Participant Handbook HERE!

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. In order to create a space to tackle these critical challenges, GBSN hosted the second virtual annual conference GBSN Beyond

GBSN Beyond featured three parallel track experiences during the month of October, leading up to a 3-day virtual conference, November 15-17, 2021. These tracks engaged Learners, Educators, and Leaders. The virtual conference offered a program of keynotes, panel discussions, lightning talks, networking activities, and more, that generally focused on four themes: humanitarian logistics, climate change, healthcare, and human rights.

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

GBSN Beyond is a premier international forum that convened over 1,600+ registrants from over 35+ countries. With an innovative approach to what a virtual conference can be, GBSN Beyond provided a variety of engaging learning experiences, knowledge exchanges, and opportunities to network and connect with colleagues from across the globe. 


ACADEMIA

University leaders, including Rectors, Deans, Directors and Administrators from developed, emerging and frontier markets.

INDUSTRY

Professionals from industry dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges effectively and efficiently.

GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY

Professionals from industry, aid organizations, and civil society dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges effectively and efficiently.

GBSN Beyond hosted over 100 speakers, including our 7 keynote addresses.

Explore Our Sessions



Themes.

Explore highlight reels from GBSN Beyond’s overarching themes.


Humanitarian Logistics

Climate Change

Healthcare

Human Rights

3 Parallel Tracks

Educators Track

Featuring the Capsim Microsimulation Competition

Congratulations to Jagdish Sheth School of Management for their winning microsimulation MakhanChor Milk!

Learners Track

Featuring the HUMLOG Challenge Student Competition

Congratulations to Team Colorado State University and their winning solution addressing natural disasters in Mozambique!

Leaders Track

Featuring the GBSN-EFMD Going BEYOND Awards

Congratulations to the winning award nomination, Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre at Pan-Atlantic University!

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Virtual Communications and Resources


Pathable is the chosen virtual event tool for the GBSN Beyond experience. 

To help facilitate interaction and information sharing, we’ve created a website and app where attendees can build their personal schedules, talk to the other attendees and access conference materials.

The Virtual Event Platform will allow attendees to:

  • View the profiles and interests of the other attendees
  • Build a personalized schedule of talks to attend
  • Download hand-outs and materials
  • Engage in conversations and video calls with your fellow attendees

Content

The culminating online event will bring three tracks together through a program including short keynote addresses, presentations, development workshops, and social activities that will be scheduled November 9-13, 2020. To ensure our members and partners around the world have opportunities to interact and ask questions, the scheduling of the sessions will be spread out for the convenience of attendees in every time zone. All live broadcasted sessions will be recorded and made available on the platform. The virtual event will include a combination of pre-recorded and live content.

Access

The virtual event platform will be made available to all registered participants on September 14th.

To gain access to the virtual platform you must have a registration code. In the spirit of accessibility and inclusivity, we are offering an institutional rate which allows an unlimited number of persons (students, faculty, and administrators) per institution to register and participate – reflecting our commitment to supporting schools during these challenging times.

An individual fee will accommodate all persons not affiliated to an institution. Before registering as an individual, please check with your institution to see if your organization is already registered. Here is the list of registered institutions.

Financial support will be made available based on need and availability for institutions in low income countries. Institutions who need financial support should email Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org

Virtual Event

The culminating online event will bring the three tracks together through a program including keynote fire starters, presentations, development workshops, and social activities that will be scheduled Monday, November 9 to Friday, November 13, 2020.

To ensure our members and partners around the world have opportunities to interact and ask questions, the scheduling of the sessions will be spread out for the convenience of attendees in every time zone. All live broadcasted sessions will be recorded and made available on the platform. The virtual event will include a combination of pre-recorded and live content.

Virtual networking, live and recorded sessions, health and well-being activities

The Audience

University leaders, including Rectors, Deans, Directors and Administrators from developed, emerging and frontier markets

Students from all disciplines, including undergraduate, graduate and PhDs from developed, emerging and frontier markets

Faculty and lecturers from universities in developed, emerging and frontier markets

Professionals from industry, aid organizations, and civil society dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges effectively and efficiently

Variety of Sessions:

Keynote Fire Starters

Live keynote address with top academic and industry leaders on controversial topics related to challenges and opportunities shaping the future of higher education and business. Live chat with Q&A throughout session.

Leadership Roundtables

These roundtables will discuss pressing the reports produced from the leadership track. Topics include the future of project based learning, innovating in global programs and the role of business schools in building more inclusive societies.

Innovation Showcases

A short pre-recorded presentation on a particular innovative solution that addresses challenges faced across the industry.

Live chat with Q&A throughout the session.

Development Workshops

Workshops will provide participants the opportunity to strengthen their skills and knowledge in a particular area. The workshops will aim to provide a collaborative and active-learning environment for participants. Attendees should leave with skills, knowledge and resources they can apply in their own environment.

Panel Discussions

Live panel discussions focused on topics such as the future of project-based learning, international mobility of people and ideas, future of executive education, globalization, entrepreneurship, online learning, the case method.

LIVE Student Presentations

The HUMLOG Student Competition TOP 10 teams will present their projects in a LIVE open Zoom meeting to the judging panel that will include a Q&A portion. GBSN Beyond participants will be able to join the audience. 

Registration

Individual Rate

$200 USD

An individual fee offers you access to the virtual event and the virtual platform. In the spirit of accessibility and inclusivity, we are introducing an institutional rate which allows an unlimited number of persons (students, faculty, and administrators) per institution to register and participate – reflecting our commitment to supporting schools during these challenging times.

Financial support will be made available based on need and availability for institutions in low income countries. Institutions who need financial support should email Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org

*rates displayed are early bird rates and are subject to increase after August 31, 2020.

Faculty Simulation Lab: CapsimInbox

Welcome to GBSN Beyond’s first faculty simulation lab in partnership with CapsimInbox, where you will bring your work to life!

In the theme of “Beyond,” GBSN and Capsim are partnering to bring faculty an interactive and creative experience that takes knowledge Beyond the Classroom. As participants, you will have the opportunity to form teams and utilize your own research, case studies, experiences, and more to develop your own 45-60 minute CapsimInbox scenario, where students are tested on skills of your choosing. In our virtual global environment, now is the time to bring regional and culturally relevant experiences to life.

CapsimInbox is a microsimulation platform that simulates an email environment where learners face real-world scenarios. As faculty participants, you will use current data, research, cases, etc., to develop into the CapsimInbox simulation format and provide that information in the application concept. We are looking for creative and innovative geographic locations, cultures, scenarios, and skill sets not usually found in typical curricula.

The winning faculty team will be offered a cash prize, along with recognition as a CapsimInbox author and royalty rights. This opportunity allows for portfolio expansion beyond the normal written studies and a personal touch in the new wave of virtual experiential learning.

What is CapsimInbox?

The easy and experiential way to engage and develop today’s learners.

60% of employers don’t believe that recent graduates are well-prepared for their jobs. CapsimInbox prepares learners to effectively apply the knowledge they’ve gained to real-world situations. Individuals are immersed in a role at a fictitious company and must choose what they believe are the best responses to various real-world scenarios. Responses indicate proficiency levels on the skills being measured, such as communicating, prioritizing, managing talent, generating solutions and many more.

Simulation Prompt

As faculty member participants, you are to take current data, research, cases, etc., that you would like to see in CapsimInbox simulation format and provide that information in the application concept. We are looking for creative and innovative geographic locations, cultures, scenarios, and skill sets not usually found in typical curricula.

Ex: You are an Indian manager of an Ethiopian garment factory and are running into cultural barriers for process understanding.

CapsimInbox is a microsimulation platform that simulates an email environment where learners face real-world scenarios. As faculty member participants, you are to take current data, research, cases, etc., that you would like to see in CapsimInbox simulation format and provide that information in the application concept. We are looking for creative and innovative geographic locations, cultures, scenarios, and skill sets not usually found in typical curricula.

Prize Information

The winning faculty team will be offered a 5,000 USD cash prize, as well as recognition as a CapsimInbox author with the opportunity to bring the simulation to market and earn royalties! Every participating team will be offered the opportunity to work with Capsim and bring their version to market with the potential to earn royalties.

Checkpoints

TimelineSuggested Checkpoints
Checkpoint One
(End of August)
This is your opportunity to explore all of the unique resources provided by Capsim, as well as participate in the IAP Certification course!
Checkpoint Two
September 14
Working with your team, or as an individual, you will be able to brainstorm a one-of-a-kind scenario roles, skills, and components that are integrated in your simulation.
Checkpoint Three
October 19
In this phase, you will be working directly with the Capsim team to bring your ideas to life!
Checkpoint 4
November 2
Final submission due.
Checkpoint Five
November 9-13
Watch as different participants use your simulation in a real-life setting.  Interact with users and participate in the competition!

Team Formation

Faculty have the opportunity to participate as individuals or teams of up to 3 including instructional designers, research assistants, and/or PhD students (no more than 3 members). Faculty teams are encouraged to diversify in areas of expertise, universities/schools, and geographic regions.

Registration

Please use the registration form link provided for the simulation after your institution has registered for GBSN Beyond. Shortly after your submission, you and your team members will be provided with access to the CapsimInbox Authoring Platform to begin creating your microsimulation. Click here for a list of registered institutions

If you have not received a registration link, please click here.

Teams should register before Wednesday, September 30th at 10:00 PM Eastern Time.

Concept Form

Once resources and the concept development process has been completed, teams are to curate their concept form no later than Thursday, October 1st at 10:00 PM EDT to be emailed to matt.shell@capsim.com and evan.meyer@capsim.com.

Special Resources

These resources are unique to Capsim and can be discovered in detail here. In the spirit of accessibility and inclusivity, we are offering an institutional rate which allows an unlimited number of persons (students, faculty, and administrators) per institution to register and participate in all track activities and the virtual event – reflecting our commitment to supporting schools during these challenging times. Before registering as an individual, please check with your institution to see if your organization is already registered. Here is the list of registered institutions.

CapsimInbox Guided Tour

This web-based tool will allow you to explore the CapsimInbox participant experience in less than 5 minutes. This will include a walkthrough of the user interface, describe different types of email and instant message responses that can be created, demonstrate the company drive functionality, and provide a sample on how participants select email responses. Additionally, this Guided Tour will describe how participants will be provided with instantaneous reports that will showcase their overall performance, developmental index, self-awareness levels, and skill gaps.Add image

5-minute Demo

This web-based demo will provide an abridged experience of CapsimInbox: Human Resources as an example. This 5-minute demo will provide you with a few examples of scenarios in the form of emails and instant messages that you can respond to. This demo will also introduce you to the user interface of CapsimInbox and display how email content and responses can be authored to create an immersive and engaging experience.

Judging Criteria

Describes the (5) criteria that GBSN and Capsim will be utilizing to assess each created CapsimInbox. During the virtual event, attendees will be provided with access to experience all versions created by participating teams. This section will also describe how GBSN Beyond attendees can vote for their favorite version during the virtual conference. Based on these (5) criteria and attendee feedback, Capsim and GBSN will determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competition winners.

Case Templates

The case templates document details (4) simulation templates that your team can choose from that will define your simulation’s scenario and key skills to be assessed. These templates were created to be in line with GBSN’s mission and will provide a general scenario, topical area, and suggested skills to be assessed. You have the option to focus on your own topic that relates to GBSN’s mission as well, such as sustainability.

Concept Form

The concept form is how teams will submit their concept to be approved by GBSN and Capsim to proceed. After reviewing the Competition Resource Page, teams will complete the Concept Form by defining what scenario they would like to pursue, indicate key information such as the fictional participant role, skills that will be assessed, primary subject/topical areas, the industry and country(ies) the version is set in, and the name of the version they are creating. Teams will have the option to contact Capsim to conduct a “Concept Check” in order to ensure that the CapsimInbox Authoring Platform can bring their vision to life.

1-Hour Certification Course

This 1-hour certification will provide teams with a walkthrough tutorial on how to navigate the CapsimInbox Authoring Platform, provide best practices on how to create content, and demonstrate all features and functionality. This Certification Course is expected to take one hour to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

This section provides answers to common questions related to authoring CapsimInbox microsimulations. Topics include: judging criteria, winner announcement, suggested simulation length/duration, Capsim Support info, and a recommended developmental timeline.

Submission

Final simulations are due before Monday, November 2nd at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

Judging

In this first ever faculty experience, who better to judge the experiential learning platforms than the students themselves?  In a twist of events, students (and others) will be provided the opportunity to go through the different simulations in a live demo. They will rank based on favorites and whether they meet the five central criteria.

RelevancePracticalityClarityVersatilityEngagement
How well did the version relate to the subject area selected?Did the version create a realistic, high fidelity experience?Was the version experience clear and concise in that the time investment was relative to the value of the participant?Does the version have broad use in academia globally?Was the version creative and fun to experience?

Code of Conduct

GBSN Beyond Faculty Simulation — Terms

The following terms apply to participation in this competition (“Team Competition”).  Entrants may create original solutions, prototypes, visual content, data sets, scripts, or other content, materials, solutions, or discoveries (a “Submission”).  All submissions will abide by the GBSN Conduct Statement Below.

GBSN Conduct

Unethical behavior, including but not limited to plagiarism or academic dishonesty, will automatically lead to the disqualification of the team, as well as banning from future competitions for a period of time to be determined by GBSN, and notification of the representatives of the school.

Media

Photos, videos, and/or other media may be taken in the GBSN Team Competition. By entering and attending this virtual event, you acknowledge and agree that your likeness may be included in photos and videos of the event and used by GBSN and/or CapsimInbox in connection with communications about the GBSN Team Competition or in other communications.

Capsim Terms

Capsim will prompt all users after the registration process to sign an agreement in accordance to Capsim intellectual property rights, royalty information, and licensing agreements, along with other information.

If you do not agree to this usage, please do not attend and contact mhandler@gbsn.org

Tools for Virtual Communication

Most of the Simulation Lab work will be conducted directly on the CapsimInbox platform. We will be using Zoom for the webinar resources, which will also be recorded and uploaded to YouTube.  Zoom will also be used for all conversations, trainings, etc. in the development stage. Pathable is the chosen virtual event tool for the GBSN Beyond experience.  Though Zoom is integrated, Pathable allows for networking, vendor hall communication, and more.

Contact

Once successfully registered, teams will be given their slot time information one week prior to the event.

For any program questions or requests, please email GBSN’s Maddie Handler at mhandler@gbsn.org

For any technology questions or requests, please email Capsim’s Matt Shell at matt.shell@capsim.com 

About CapsimInbox

CapsimInbox is a one-of-a-kind simulated email experience that measures key career skills with every reply. Capsim is the leading program developer for virtual experiential learning all over the world. With the award-winning Inbox experience, individuals are immersed in a role at a fictitious company and must choose what they believe are the best responses to various real-world scenarios. For more information visit: https://go.capsim.com/inbox/

Student Competition: The HUMLOG Challenge

Welcome to GBSN Beyond’s inaugural Student Competition in partnership with Hanken School of Economics’ Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute).

Taking you Beyond Graduation, this is the first competition of its kind, involving both a globally recognized network and a leading institution in humanitarian logistics.

GBSN and the HUMLOG Institute have worked together to bring students an interdisciplinary, team-oriented, interactive digital competition experience, that drives solution development in their local communities. We are moving beyond the traditional competition and allowing for absolute creativity and exploration for sustainable humanitarian solutions. Throughout the month of October, teams will work through checkpoints. The Student Track will also offer teams access to professional development workshops and webinars focused on careers and learning. First place offers a cash prize to aid implementation!

We hope you, as participants, are inspired and implement much-needed change in your local communities.

Innovative Solutions for 
Supply Sourcing and/or Delivery

Your task is to identify a systematic supply chain problem within your community and suggest an innovative solution that would help alleviate medical and/or food supply chain disruptions during the current COVID-19 pandemic or other regional issue. The focus can be on any aspect of the supply chain, though we specifically encourage material procurement and/or delivery.  We encourage you to think out of the box, engage local participants, and record local perspectives.

Example: Your town in South Africa is lacking Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a solution your team could come up with is utilizing your university’s 3-D printer to create recyclable PPE for the local clinics.

Prize Information

The winning team will be offered a 5,000 USD prize to be used towards their continuing education!

Top FIVE teams will be offered a one hour professional mentoring session from one of our judges!

*This opportunity will be catered to the best times of the team and judge and can be used within a year post-event

In partnership with Localized, all participating teams will have access to participate in employment development opportunities such as a two-day virtual career fair. Students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with potential employers across various industries from across the globe. All teams will have the opportunity to showcase their work in a Virtual Presentation Hall. This opportunity allows for networking, idea development, and unique presentations that can both spark interest and create investment in the ideas.

This also an incredible opportunity to add your CV experience!

Team Formation & Sign-Up

We encourage multi-disciplinary, diversified teams, with members from different schools and studies, background and levels, (Undergraduate, Graduate, or Doctoral). That being said, teams from the same schools are welcome! Sign ups for teams continue until the submission date for solutions on November 2nd.

Note: Only ONE student needs to sign up the entire team.

  • 3 to 5 students per team
  • Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postgraduate students welcome
  • Team members DO NOT have to be registered at the same school
  • All majors welcome
  • Interdisciplinary teams are highly encouraged
  • Team facilitators can be provided by GBSN if requested
  • If you are unable to formulate a team of 3-5 but would like to participate, please complete a registration form and we will attempt to place you in a team

Note: Once all team members are registered overall for the GBSN Beyond conference, only one team member needs to sign up the entire team for the competition via a link provided after initial registration. Team members can reach out to their school for their unique registration code.

Proposed Weekly Schedule

This is a proposed outline for how teams should best manage their time.

Week One (Oct 5-9)Topics are discussed and reviewed
A project topic is developed
Week Two (Oct 12-16)The project idea is investigated and background material collected.
This could include survey preparation, reaching out for interviews, etc
Week Three (Oct 19-23)Data collected for the proposed problem.
Development of solution.
Week Four (Oct 26-30)Data is analyzed and solution is determined
Preparations for final presentation

Submission Guidelines

Each team will prepare a Solutions Package. The package will incorporate both written and visual elements. Teams will submit a written report and a visual creative presentation. The presentation should include a visual that can be in any chosen digital format, (PowerPoint, Google Slides, MP4, JPEG, PNG etc.), but must be in English or with an English translation and videos must be limited to only 2 minutes in length and identify the following:

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

The written report must be no longer than 5 pages in length (double spaced) and must be in English. It will be separated into the following:

  • Introduction and Executive Summary
  • Problem Framing (inclusive of the connection within the community ecosystem and supply chain)
  • Solution Description
  • Proof of Research
  • Implementation Exploration

Submission deadline is Sunday, November 2nd at 10 PM of your respected time zone. To be submitted on the Pathable site.

We are so excited to see your creativity!

Finalist LIVE Presentation Guidelines

The TOP 5 teams will present their projects in a LIVE open Zoom meeting to the judging panel that will include a Q&A portion during the culminating virtual event November 9-13. Other GBSN Beyond participants will be able to join the audience. Final presentation time slots will be allocated ONE week before they are due to take place.

Presentation Time

15 mins

Judges’ Q&A

10 mins

Format

Slides, PPT, Prezi, etc.

Judging Process

Preliminary judging of all submissions will begin November 3rd after all presentations, summaries, and graphics have been delivered.  A panel of expert academics will be reviewing your materials to determine the top five teams that will move on to the final judging, which requires a formal presentation to the following jury, who will be scoring on the four criteria mentioned below. Those top five teams will be announced November 6th.

Chair: Gyöngyi Kovács, Hanken School of Economics

Prof. Gyöngyi Kovács is Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics at the Hanken School of Economics and is the Subject Head of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility. Prof. Kovács led the HUMLOG Institute since its establishment in 2008 until 2014. She is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHLSCM) and is on the editorial board of several other journals. She has published extensively in the areas of humanitarian logistics and sustainable supply chain management and is currently leading the EU project HERoS on the COVID-19 response.

Dr. Jarrod Goentzel is the founder and director of the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab in the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. His research focuses on meeting human needs in resource-constrained settings through better supply chain management, information systems, and decision support technology. Dr. Goentzel leads fieldwork in a range of contexts to develop insights that improve response efforts during emergencies and strengthen supply chains in vulnerable communities. He has created residential and online courses and in humanitarian logistics, international operations, and supply chain finance, and has extensive experience using simulation games to build intuition and leadership skills.

Dr. Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim is an Associate Professor  of Operations Management at The American University in Cairo (AUC), and the Director of the MBA programs at AUC School of Business. She has been jointly awarded the Ted Eschenbach prize for best paper in Engineering Management Journal, and the “Bright Idea” award, for her paper in New Jersey Publications. Her current research interests include sustainable supply chain management, responsible sourcing, supplier governance, and supply chain technology adoption. She is an expert on SMEs’ business growth and development and was a core faculty member of Goldman Sachs (GS) Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program (WEL) that has overseen the graduation of hundreds of women entrepreneurs in the Middle East as part of GS 10,000 Women Initiative.

Prof. Tina Wakolbinger is the Deputy Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is an international award-winning researcher for her work on supply chain management, with specific interests in humanitarian supply chains and closed-loop supply chains, based on variational inequalities, game-theory, optimization, and agent-based simulation. She received her Master’s in International Economic and Business Studies from University of Innsbruck, Austria and her PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Science from the University of Massachusetts.

Mr. Larry St. Onge is President of the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector at DHL, Customer Solutions & Innovation. He is a member of the Customer Solutions & Innovation Global Senior Management Team and heads the DHL Life Sciences & Healthcare Global Senior Management Team. He is responsible for driving the growth and development of life sciences and healthcare business on a global scale and leads sector strategy along with commercial and solution development. During his 14 years at DHL, he has held several leadership positions across several sectors, developing innovative customer solutions and working to expand DHL’s capabilities around the globe.

Judging Criteria

Problem FramingInnovationRelevancePresentation
Does the team showcase evident research in their solution development and framing of the problem?Does the team provide convincing rationale to the actual innovation? Is the solution innovative?Is the solution feasible and relevant to the selected represented region?How effective was the presentation? Did the team showcase a diversity of backgrounds that lends to solution credibility?

Resources

The following resources are available to reference throughout the competition as reading and learning materials, as well as for inspiration.

  • Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics free online course
  • HERoS Project by HUMLOG
  • HUMLOG Institutes’ past and current research projects
  • WHO’s technical specifications of materials needed in the COVID-19 response (download the disease commodity package info)
  • COVID-19 Supply Chain Impact Update by some of the World’s Leading Supply Chain and Logistics Academics here 
  • The World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN) a database on ongoing COVID/19 research projects
  • GloPID-R’s COVID-19 research tracker here

Policies

  1. Terms

    The following terms apply to participation in this competition (“Team Competition”).  Entrants may create original solutions, prototypes, visual content, data sets, scripts, or other content, materials, solutions, or discoveries (a “Submission”).  All submissions will abide by the GBSN Conduct Statement Below.

  2. Code of Conduct

    Unethical behaviour, including but not limited to plagiarism or academic dishonesty, will automatically lead to the disqualification of the team, as well as banning from future competitions for a period of time to be determined by GBSN, and notification of the academic representatives of the school.

  3. Intellectual Property Rights

    Contestants may be individuals or organizations (profit, non-profit organizations, academic).  Contestants are responsible for compliance with legal requirements of their country. Intellectual property rights of Submissions will be owned by the Contestants but must be made available on public licenses that allow re-use without restrictions. All submissions will be made publicly available on GBSN website and attributed to the individual or organization as its creator and intellectual property right owner.  Once a Submission is submitted to GBSN, the Contestant cannot make any changes or alterations to the Submission after the Challenge close date.

  4. Submission Terms

    GBSN and HUMLOG are not responsible for: (1) any false, incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Contestants or GBSN Beyond ; (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the submission process or the Competition; (3) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Competition or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Contestant’s  participation in the Competition or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. No more than the stated amount of prizes will be awarded.

    Submissions must a) be original; b) be solely owned by Contestant, who represents that no other party has any rights or interest, whether known or unknown; and 3) Contestant represents that it has obtained the license or permission to use materials owned by third parties  granting  Contestant  the right to use such third party or proprietary materials for the Submission and 4) does not violate the privacy rights of other parties.

  5. Prize Money

    Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees associated with prize receipt. No transfer or substitution of a prize is permitted except by GBSN. If a team of individuals from different universities is selected as a prize winner, the prize will be awarded to the group and it will be split equally to the universities represented by the individuals to be disseminated as scholarship funds.

  6. Media

    Photos, videos, and/or other media may be taken in the GBSN Team Competition. By entering and attending this virtual event, you acknowledge and agree that your likeness may be included in photos and videos of the event and used by GBSN and/or HUMLOG in connection with communications about the GBSN Team Competition or in other communications.

    If you do not agree to this usage, please do not attend and contact mhandler@gbsn.org.

Contact

For any questions or requests, please email Maddie Handler, Program, Coordinator at mhandler@gbsn.org.

ABOUT: The Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute) conducts research in areas of humanitarian logistics, including disaster preparedness, response and recovery, with the intention of influencing activities that will provide measurable benefits to persons requiring assistance. The HUMLOG Institute is a platform and a physical space for researchers to share ideas and disseminate knowledge in this field. The Institute has since its foundation in 2008, grown into a large international network of researchers from around the world. The main related output is publications, with a focus on high-quality peer-reviewed articles in academic journals. The research contributes to education and strives to have an impact on society.

Registration and Fees


In the spirit of accessibility and inclusivity, we are introducing an institutional rate which allows an unlimited number of persons (students, faculty, and administrators) per institution to register and participate – reflecting our commitment to supporting schools during these challenging times.

Financial support will be made available based on need and availability for institutions in low income countries. Institutions who need financial support should email Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org

How to Register:

If you register your institution, you will pay the one time institutional registration fee. You will then be provided with an institutional registration code to share with anyone wishing to participate from the institution.

Anyone looking to participate in any part of GBSN Beyond must fill out the registration form below. Your institutional registration code will waive the registration fee.

Not sure if your school is registered? Here is a list of registered institutions

An individual fee will accommodate all persons not affiliated to an institution.

Member Organization Rate

$800 USD

Non-Member Organization Rate

$1250 USD

Individual Rate

$200 USD

Speakers

  • Manuel Esteban Acevedo

    Dean
    Escuela de Administración Universidad EAFIT
    Colombia
  • Bryan Andriano

    Executive Director, Global & Experiential Education
    George Washington University Graduate School of Business
    USA
  • Diederik de Boer

    Assistant Professor in Sustainable Business Development
    Maastricht School of Management
    Netherlands
  • Jannelle Boss

    Vocational Training Director
    German- Peruvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry|AHK Peru
    Germany
  • Alf Buddecke

    Academic Director
    Instituto de Educación Superior Tecnológico Alexander von Humboldt
    Peru
  • Gabriela Medina Castañeda

    Specialist in Teacher Gap Closure
    Ministry of Education Peru
    Peru
  • Antoine Cauchon

    Associate Director International Development
    Université Laval
    Canada
  • Bart van Hoof

    Associate Professor
    School of Management Universidad de los Andes
    Colombia
  • Michellana Jester

    Senior Lecturer, Global Entrepreneurship Lab
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    USA
  • Kerry Laufer

    Director, OnSite Global Consulting
    Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
    USA
  • Ashley Manning

    Project Developer
    Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
    USA
  • Percy Marquina

    General Director
    CENTRUM Graduate Business School
    Peru
  • Mariella Olivos Rossini

    Executive Coordinator, CLADEA; Associate Director Bachelor
    Universidad ESAN
    Peru
  • Jorge Talavera Traverso

    President
    Universidad ESAN
    Peru
  • Claudia Fiorella Gonzalez Velasquez

    Former Analyst Monitoring Prioritized Pedagogical Interventions
    Ministry of Education
    Peru
  • Nancy Matos Reyes

    Vice President of Academic Affairs
    ESAN University
    Peru
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