Cross-Border Coffee Breaks are a series of curated webinars featuring research, expertise, innovations and lessons learned by GBSN member school faculty. The purpose is to not only provide network members visibility within the network, but also to foster cross-border knowledge sharing and collaboration. Its intent is to capture and promote information on best practice and lessons learned from GBSN and its members’ experience in building the capacity of management education for the developing world.

Cross-Border Coffee Breaks will be administered by GBSN and presented by its member schools.

  • Share research, expertise, innovations, programs, etc. with the network

  • Establish collaborations with member schools from across the globe

  • Discover best practices and lessons learned


Each Cross-Border Coffee Break will be no longer than 20 minutes and hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. A GBSN staff member will play the role of a moderator, maintaining the flow of the conversation. All promotion and administration will be managed by GBSN. Each Cross-Border Coffee Break will be recorded and made available on the GBSN resource library.

First 5 mins – Faculty Presentation

The presenter will provide background on the topic via PowerPoint limited to 3-5 slides to share facts, figures, images, etc.

Next 10 mins – Discussion

GBSN staff moderator will prompt discussion via provocative questions, surveys, polling, etc.

Final 5 mins – Q&A

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Following the Cross-Border Coffee Break, the recording, presentations and resources will be made available on the GBSN website.

Submission Process

GBSN member school faculty and administrators will have the opportunity to submit a topic to feature in a Cross-Border Coffee Break. Those interested should complete the online submission form below. Following the completion of a submission form, a GBSN staff member will be in touch within 3-5 business days to explain next steps.

Topics presented in the Cross-Border Coffee Breaks series will generally address the themes of:

  • The role of business schools at local and global levels
  • The future of management education
  • Sustainability
  • Developing the talent pool
  • Teaching innovations
  • Online and experiential learning models
  • Case teaching methods

No more than one featured person or topic per Cross-Border Coffee Break

Submit a Topic

The opportunity to participate in and submit a topic to present at a Cross-Border Coffee Break is exclusive to GBSN member schools only.

Please expect the Cross-Border Coffee Break to be scheduled between 2-4 weeks following the date of your submission.

Submit a Topic