Virtual Events

Future of Digital Learning: Where Tech Meets Instructional Design

LOCATION

Zoom

DATE

June 22 I 11am EDT

CONTACT

Julie Labelle, jlabelle@gbsn.org

In 2016, there were 3.7 billion smartphone subscriptions worldwide, today there are nearly 6.3 billion and, by 2026, that number will top 7.5 billion. Smartphones have been revolutionizing many industries, including health, travel, and music. Yet, they have not yet made a major difference in education, especially in higher education and in environments where access to education has been low. Even when mobile learning is applied, it is often under-utilized relative to its potential, especially to support social (peer-to-peer) learning, experiential learning, gamification, and virtual/augmented reality. 

That is why GBSN and Gnowbe are partnering to empower up to 2,000 business and management professors with microlearning instructional design skills. Participants in the program will learn the principles of instructional design and how to apply that in a microlearning format for blended or asynchronous learning experiences. Upon successful completion of the programs, participants will earn a Microlearning Instructional Design (MID) Level 1 Certification, which can be applied to their LinkedIn profile.

Participants in the Gnowbe-GBSN program will also earn a certificate of completion from GBSN, which signals preparedness teaching specifically within the context of business and management schools. GBSN believes that the microlearning instructional design skills can be applied to increase inclusiveness and belonging, expand lifelong learning and executive education, generate additional value from case studies and simulations, make research more accessible to practicing managers, and increase the impact of business schools as catalysts for sustainable development. 

At this webinar, hear from Gnowbe’s CEO So-Young Kang, and Creator Engagement Manager Nicola all about Microlearning Instructional Design and the $10M Scholarship application process. Find out more about the $10M Scholarship here: https://hubs.li/Q015M36C0

Learn more about the GBSN-Gnowbe Scholarships here.

Date & Time

Wednesday, 22 June

11:00am – 12:00pm EDT

  • 8:00am Los Angeles
  • 10:00am Lima
  • 4:00pm London
  • 5:00pm Geneva / Cape Town
  • 6:00pm Nairobi
  • 8:30pm Mumbai
  • 11:00pm Singapore

Speakers

Registration

Please register for this event via the button below.

September Cross-Border Collab

DATE & TIME

Thursday, 1 September, 2022

8:00am EDT

LOCATION

Hosted on Zoom.

CONTACT

Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to September’s Cross-Border Collab

Details regarding the topic and speaker/s of the Cross-Border Collab will be announced closer to the meeting.

When?

Thursday, 1 September, 2022

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 1:00pm Lagos
  • 5:30pm Mumbai
  • 8:00pm Singapore

Register

Cross-Border Collabs are not open to the public and are only open to GBSN Members. 

What are Cross-Border Collabs?

Cross-Border Collabs are exclusive gatherings for GBSN members, focused on engaging our community to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time. Facilitated by topic experts, these session will provide a place for our members be active participants in our mission of improving management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Collabs are held monthly on every first Thursday of the month. Collabs are an exclusive opportunity for member school ambassadors, deans and leading faculty members.

August Cross-Border Collab

DATE & TIME

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

8:00am EDT

LOCATION

Hosted on Zoom.

CONTACT

Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to August’s Cross Border Collab

Details regarding the topic and speaker/s of the Cross-Border Collab will be announced closer to the meeting.

When?

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 1:00pm Lagos
  • 5:30pm Mumbai
  • 8:00pm Singapore

Register

Cross-Border Collabs are not open to the public and are only open to GBSN Members. 

What are Cross-Border Collabs?

Cross-Border Collabs are exclusive gatherings for GBSN members, focused on engaging our community to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time. Facilitated by topic experts, these session will provide a place for our members be active participants in our mission of improving management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Collabs are held monthly on every first Thursday of the month. Collabs are an exclusive opportunity for member school ambassadors, deans and leading faculty members.

Lessons from Europe: Deployment of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sphere Webinar

DATE & TIME

Thursday

June 9, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am ET

OVERVIEW

The application of AI has been largely a private sector phenomenon. The public sector has advanced regulatory questions, especially in Europe, but struggled to find its own role in how to use AI to improve society and well-being of its citizens. The Wilson Center invites you to take a critical look at the use of AI in public service, examining the societal implications across sectors: environmental sustainability, finance, and health. Where are the biases in the design, data, and application of AI and what is needed to ensure its ethical use? How can governments utilize AI to create more equitable societies? How can AI be used by governments to engage citizens and better meet societal needs? The webinar aims to engage in a dialogue between research and policy, inviting perspectives from Finland and the United States.

This webinar has been organized in coordination with the Finnish-American Research & Innovation Accelerator.

Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 Certification Workshop

MID Live Workshop

Wednesday June 1, 2022

12PM – 3 PM

Join the MID Live Workshop to be certified in Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 for free!

While the program is self-guided and can be completed in an average of 2-3 hours, Gnowbe’s goal is to help you set aside a three-hour block of time to sit down and complete it in one sitting, with Gnowbe facilitators available to help you along the way with any questions you may have.

Don’t put it off another day – sign up now to join a community of content creators from around the world and complete the certification together!

REQUIREMENTS

Make a free Gnowbe account before jumping on, then you will receive a link to Gnowbe’s FREE MID Level 1 Scholarship at the beginning of the workshop on June 1st. Be sure to get there on time!

Localized- Virtual Career Fair

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 28-29

Time: 5:00am EDT-6:0am EDT

Location: Online

Launch your career with the Localized Virtual Career Fair, 2022 #LocalizedVCF

Localized is bringing employers, industry experts, and career coaches together, under one virtual roof, to launch your career the right way. This is your opportunity to interact with Employers seeking to recruit exceptional and diverse talents in meaningful roles across different industries and geographies.

Here’s what to Expect:

  • Meet with relevant recruiters looking for talent like you to learn about open positions
  • Attend Expert Sessions to help you explore different career paths and gain tailored advice
  • Attend Career Development Workshops to improve your CV/Resume and Cover Letter writing skills
  • Apply for open positions

Agenda:

  • June 28 Day 1 [10:00 GMT – 17:00 GMT] – Tech & Business Remote Jobs
  • June 29 Day 2 [10:00 GMT – 17:00 GMT] – Tech & Business On-site Jobs (regional)

Full schedule and links to more sessions will be posted here shortly.

In this opening session, we will walk you through the platform to help you navigate the Virtual Career Fair and provide further instructions on how you can interact with Employers and Experts.

Click “Register” to secure your slot. When the webinar launches, that same button will say “Join with Zoom.” Click to join the event.

Global Partnership for Poverty & Entrepreneurship Webinar: Understanding the Unique Challenges Faced by Low-Income and Disadvantaged Female Entrepreneurs

There is an emerging body of research on poverty and entrepreneurship, and a considerable amount of attention has been devoted to issues surrounding women and entrepreneurship. However, the unique challenges of women entrepreneurs who live in poverty and experience highly adverse circumstances are not as well understood. Yet, women are responsible for a significant proportion of the ventures started by those in poverty. In addition to a severe lack of resources to support their ventures, they can struggle with entrenched gender norms and institutional barriers, overt and subliminal discrimination from a range of different stakeholders, complex family pressures and dynamics, difficulties in achieving some sort of work-life balance, and constraints in establishing business legitimacy, among other issues. This panel of distinguished global researchers will share leading edge perspectives regarding these challenges and how they can be overcome. Differences between a developing and developed economy context will be explored. Priorities will be established for ongoing research needs at the interface between poverty, entrepreneurship and gender.

Date & Time

Thursday, May 26 | 11:00am-12:15pm ET via Zoom

Panelists

  • Dr. Sucheta Agarwal, GLA University, Mathura (India)
  • Dr. Aleksandra Gawel, Poznań University of Economics and Business (Poland)
  • Dr. Lois Shelton, California State University, Northridge (USA)
  • Dr. Lavlu Mozumdar, Bangladesh Agricultural Unviersity (Bangladesh)
  • Dr. Said Muhammad, Zhengzhou University (China)

SAWI Regional Roadmap for Workplace Inclusion

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​General Info

The Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership (CIBL) for Women at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut would like to invite you to the closing online event of the SAWI Project (Support and Accelerate Women’s Inclusion), to mark the progress to date on the Women’s Economic Empowerment Project – The SAWI Project, funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative at the U.S. Department of State.

Women’s economic participation rates in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continue to be the lowest across the world. Efforts to augment formal, dignified work opportunities in the region are crucial, and our experience over the last two years has revealed positive momentum in this regard. Working closely with our partners across eight countries and four sectors have provided ample evidence that ​change toward more inclusive human resource policies and practices is possible when we work together.

To learn more about this multi-stakeholder, multi-country, multi-sector work, please join us for the SAWI Regional Roadmap for Workplace Inclusion Online Event

Date & Time

May 31st, 2022 | 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Beirut Time) or 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. (EST)

Location

Online ZOOM event

The SAWI event will officially launch the network of trailblazing employers who have been drafting and adopting more inclusive policies for the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in MENA workplaces. We will also showcase the accomplishments by SAWI partners across the 8 countries.​ We invite you to join the conversation and the network, and to take action for inclusive human resource systems in the region.

SAWI is a milestone project by CIBL for Women to Support and Accelerate Women’s Inclusion in eight countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia). SAWI has partnered with employers in the sectors of healthcare, education, STEM, and banking for women’s inclusion. SAWI was made possible by generous funding from the US State Department’s MEPI program, and in partnership with our regional team: Apotheox, BPWA, Democracy for All, Economia HEM, LLWB, Warsha and WEOIraq.

Format of the Event

The event will be held online via the zoom platform. The link will be provided at a later stage upon registration. The event will be also livestreamed on CIBL for Women Facebook page​.​

Language

English with simultaneous interpretation to Arabic and French.

Why are you joining?

The SAWI event is open to the public and brings together representatives from our country partners, the network of pioneer employers who have joined our efforts, and inclusion focal points. You are joining because your experience and expertise can help drive forward the role of employers in changing policies.

Agenda

  • The role of business schools in accelerating women’s inclusion
  • CIBL leading structural change in the region
  • Creating Knowledge to address the data deficit
  • Participatory action and policy change amidst crises
  • CIBL roadmap for inclusive policies
  • Gender-lens investing: finance for social change
  • Inclusive policies as mechanisms for achieving ESG 
  • Anchored in OSB and MENA but with an eye on the world​

The Dunning Africa Centre (DAC) – What Really Matters for African Business: A Pressing New Focus

The Dunning Africa Centre (DAC) at Henley Business School Africa is launching a new webinar series in May for leaders in Africa, which will tap the continent into an international research agenda and aims to unlock more global opportunities for African business. Their inaugural virtual event will tackle the question of how Africa became marginalized and how we can begin to fix this. Join their monthly event, which will take place every month on the first Thursday.

African Marginalization: Mobilizing to Mainstream the African Continent

Despite the optimism felt at the turn of the new millennium, the 21st century has not (yet) turned out to be Africa’s major growth point.

The Facts

  • Most African economies remain dependent on exporting low-value added goods, mainly in mining and agriculture.
  • There has been an overall decline in manufacturing activities, with movement towards a knowledge economy limited and patchy across Africa.
  • Intra-African trade and investment remains low.
  • With a handful of significant exceptions, there are few African multinational firms that are globally
    competitive.

Debate Agenda

  • Are there reasons to remain optimistic?
  • What are the causes of the malaise?
  • Have we addressed the initial conditions necessary for sustained economic growth?
  • From a policy perspective: have we addressed the challenges for good governance and infrastructure, or is the expectation that we should have already achieved this?
  • What can the private sector do to build partnership and unification across sectors?

Date & Time

Thursday, May 5th 2022

5:00pm to 7:00pm SAST

11:00am to 1:00pm EST

The Dunning Africa Webinar Series

The DAC isn’t a place, it’s a continent-wide conversation for leaders. This series allows Africa’s top business minds and global experts to debate and discuss contemporary issues affecting African business. More than this, it allows you to join-in the conversation.

The Dunning Africa Centre, which is affiliated to the prestigious John H. Dunning Centre for International Business in the UK, will energise collaboration between top African scholars, business leaders and other experts. Together, this will drive enquiry into the impact of globalisation on international business from an African perspective. It will also seek to reposition African business as a significant and dynamic global player.

It is time for Africa to reclaim its identity and make authentic, assertive inroads into the global business market. Africans do business like no-one else. We have a unique outlook and hard-won experience in one of the most challenging and complex business environments on the planet.

Our topics have been sourced from African business people across the continent, and cover the pressing questions facing African businesses today:

● How should African businesses establish their identity in international markets?
● What are the challenges and opportunities we face when securing investments overseas?
● How should African businesses engage with large, inward investors?

An essential element of the DAC webinar is that business people from across Africa can offer their unique insights and perspectives. We have designed the platform so that the conversation can expand across industries and provide a unified path forward. Every voice counts.

Business and Human Rights for Big Tech- What Works?

Date & Time

18 May 2022, 2:00pm to 18 May 2022, 3:30pm BST (GMT +01:00)

A webinar from the Centre for Business, Organizations and Society and the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights exploring human rights in big tech.

Speakers

  • Paul M. Barrett

    Adjunct Professor of Law; Assistant Managing Editor and Senior Writer at Bloomberg Businessweek
    New York University School of Law
    USA
  • Kristen Martin

    Director at William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics; Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations
    Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame
    USA
  • Glen Whelan

    Professor
    UQAM School of Management
    Canada

What does respecting human rights mean for information and technology companies? What role do they play in democracies and how can they deal with non-democratic regimes? And, given recent events, what is their role during conflict and war?

This event, hosted by the University of Bath’s Centre for Business, Organisations and Society and the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, will consider what is working, and what needs to work, in the context of human rights and technology companies.

At a time when a spotlight is firmly placed on the (ir)responsibilities of social media companies, platform organisations, search engines, apps and websites, we will reflect on themes of responsibility, ethics and democracy in the digital age.

This event will take place on Zoom.

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