GBSN 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.

It’s Great to be Back | Let’s Celebrate @ AIB Annual Meeting

LOCATION: MIAMI

DATE: JULY 7

CONTACT:
Julie LaBelle
jlabelle@gbsn.org

Attending the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting this year? The Sonoco Department of International Business at the Darla Moore School of Business invites you to a Networking Affair at the Hard Rock Miami. Join our post-dinner event and enjoy live entertainment with colleagues from across the globe.

Date & Location

Thursday, 7 July @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm

The Hard Rock

401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

We ask you to submit an RSVP for this event to attend.


About the Sonoco International Business Department

The Sonoco International Business Department at the Moore School is widely recognized within the field of international business. The IB department offers an undergraduate degree, a master’s, and two Ph.D. programs: international business and international finance. Combined with the international expertise of our functional departments, the Sonoco International Business Department provides the Moore School with unparalleled competence in the critical area of the conduct of business across national boundaries and diverse cultures. The department emphasizes understanding cross-border inter- and intra-organizational relationships comprising the modern multinational enterprise, as well as the institutional, financial, sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts within which the multinational enterprise is embedded.The department offers an undergraduate international business major that has been consistently ranked as No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report. The department also offers a highly regarded international business major at the doctoral level and contributes extensively to the international master’s and executive programs of the Moore School. The department’s commitment to excellence in the classroom is evidenced by the faculty’s numerous outstanding teacher awards at all levels. Learn more

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.

October Cross-Border Collab

DATE & TIME

Thursday, 6 October, 2022

8:00am EDT

LOCATION

Hosted on Zoom.

CONTACT

Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to October’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, 6 October, 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.

Academy of International Business Annual Meeting

When and Where?

InterContinental Hotel Miami

Pre-conference: July 5-6

Main Conference: July 6-9

Virtual Paper Presentations: July 15

After two years of online-only Annual Meetings, registration for AIB 2022 Miami is officially open!

Registration Requirements

  • You must have a valid AIB membership through July 9, 2022.
  • All accepted presenters, authors, and pre-conference participants must complete their registration by 29 April 2022.
  • Note that there are two separate registration buttons, one for in-person attendance and another for virtual attendance.

Key Dates

Registration Opens:
1 March 2022

Deadline for Presenters:
29 April 2022

Online Registration Closes:
17 June 2022

ABCC Kick-Off Event 2022

Join us in celebrating the kick-off of this year’s Africa Business Concept Challenge! Throughout the event we discuss the overview of the competition, hear a few tips, important competition information, and teams receive guidance from judges for their developing projects, centering the factors that would make a project effective within their community and high-scoring in the competition.

A few gems from the event included Judge Joanne Mwangi-Yelbert, CEO of the PMS Group Ltd in Kenya’s suggestion: “It needs to be a solution for the same old problem, but a different approach. Which has to be replicable, scalable, must be easier, faster, and cheaper. That’s the only way that it will be effective for their community.” and Judge Austin Okere, founder of the Computer Warehouse Group PLC in Nigeria notice that “People think that entrepreneurs as people that are looking for spaceships solutions, no, especially in Africa where the problems are basic. Any solution that solves a problem in a way that enables you to have that impact and is commercially sustainable; you are the entrepreneur.”

If you weren’t able to celebrate live with us, please enjoy the full playback recording at your leisure!

What is the Africa Business Concept Challenge?

The Africa Business Concept Challenge intends to assist young people from the African continent who have an entrepreneurial orientation, a desire to serve their community, and demonstrate the values outlined below. With a focus on promoting responsible capitalism, the competition will identify high potential young people for mentorship and investment.

2022 Africa Business Concept Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony

DATE: Wednesday, May 4

TIME: 9:00am EDT / 1:00pm GMT / 2:00pm WAT / 4:00pm EAT

LOCATION: Zoom

GBSN are pleased to present a virtual business concept competition for African undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by AACSB International and Thunderbird Africa Center for Excellence and supported by Peaqs, Association of African Business Schools, Stanford Seed and em lyon business school. The competition challenged student teams to design a viable business concept that addresses a locally-relevant challenge or problem related to Agenda 2063, and inclusive and sustainable development.

Over 78 student teams from 46 institutions in 17 countries across Africa have signed up to participate. Join us as we celebrate the power of entrepreneurship in sustainable development and celebrate the work of all the student teams as well as announce the winning project.

The Virtual Awards Ceremony will recognize the Top Six teams and their incredible pitches made in the week prior to our outstanding international panel of judges, with the winning team being awarded a $5,000 scholarship! The awards ceremony event will be open to the public in celebration of this momentous achievement.

Presenters

  • Dan LeClair, Ph.D

    CEO
    Global Business School Network
    USA
  • Tim Mescon

    Executive Vice President and Chief Officer of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Headquarters
    AACSB International
    Netherlands
  • Professor Rickie A. Moore

    Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, MSc in Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    emlyon business school
    France
  • Philip Thigo

    Director for Africa
    Thunderbird School for Global Management, Arizona State University
    USA

Africa Business Concept Challenge Kick-Off Event

DATE: Thursday, March 24

TIME: 9:00am EDT / 1:00pm GMT / 2:00pm WAT / 4:00pm EAT

LOCATION: Zoom

Welcome to the 2nd Africa Business Concept Challenge, sponsored by AACSB and Thunderbird Africa Center of Excellence, and supported by Peaqs, Association of African Business Schools, Stanford Seed and em lyon business school.

We look forward to welcoming the 2022 Cohort of student teams from institutions across Africa. This event officially kicks off the 2nd edition of the Africa Business Concept Challenge. The Kick-Off will convene 50+ student teams from across the African continent, Investors and Investor Experts, and the impressive panel of Judges. GBSN’s CEO, Dan LeClair, will lead a discussion around the importance of entrepreneurship in inclusive and sustainable development.

The event is open to the entire global community. GBSN invites you to join us as we officially launch the games!

Hosts

Sponsors and Partners

  • Tim Mescon

    Executive Vice President and Chief Officer of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Headquarters
    AACSB International
    Netherlands
  • Darius Teter

    Executive Director
    Stanford Seed
    USA
  • Professor Rickie A. Moore

    Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, MSc in Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    emlyon business school
    France

Panelists

July Cross-Border Collab

DATE & TIME

Thursday, 7 July, 2022

8:00am EDT

LOCATION

Hosted on Zoom.

CONTACT

Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to July’s Collab: Exploring the Humanitarian Sector through Workforce Development

The July Collab will feature a discussion with Pam Steele, the Supply Chain Transformation Director for PSA, a management consultancy specializing in supply chain transformation and workforce capacity development in the health sector in low- and middle-income countries.  GBSN Members are invited to join the July Collab to explore the role of business schools in developing the humanitarian workforce of the future.

Over the last two years we have watched technology development spur the creation of brand-new jobs across every sector. Within the Humanitarian sector alone, almost every type of professional needs new a skillset. Additionally, due in part to rapid change within the sector, and lack of access to educational opportunities, we continue to see high levels of unemployment coupled with very limited access to skilled labor. How can business schools be proactive in combating this workforce discrepancy, encouraging the improvement of diversity in leadership, and improving sustainability within the humanitarian sector?

We will explore questions like:

  • How do we address the need for gender and inclusion in leadership through education? And why is it important?
  • What is the importance of teaching students to identify actual beneficiaries and their needs?
  • What roles do business schools play in preparing students to create proactive SDG solutions?

Special Guest

  • Pamela Steele

    Supply Chain Transformation Director
    Pamela Steele Associates
    United Kingdom

When?

Thursday, 7 July, 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.

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