Workshops & Trainings

Economics and Business International Camp and Courses for Sustainability

Time & Duration: 13th May 2024 to 31st May 2024 (Total Duration: 3 weeks), approximately 45 hours interactive session and individual learning activities. Summer course schedule.

Platform: 13th May 2024 to 31st May 2024 (The program will be conducted entirely online on Zoom Platform for seminar & breakout/ parallel session.) Technical requirements of the summer course program can be accessed through the following link.


Economics and Business International Camp and Courses (EBICCS) is an annual summer course program held by Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia. This program brings international lecturers, academics, professionals, and industry experts to share and discuss with students from various countries.

The program aims to serve as a tool to understand complexity theory and its application in economics and business, by emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach, as well as understanding key concepts such as emergence and self-organization in complex systems to explore the unpredictable nature and importance of emergence in understanding new phenomena in various domains. Diverse perspectives from lecturers, academics, and professionals will contribute to the program, fostering a comprehensive and extensive learning experience for students.

Rearchitecting the Financial System | Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship

The “Rearchitecting the Financial System” online course created by CFTE and Elevandi Education on the occasion of the Singapore Fintech Festival 2023, offers an insider view into the global transformations in the financial system.

Taught by the world-class speakers of Singapore Fintech Festival 2023, the course explores the key drivers behind the transformation of finance by addressing the topics such as digital infrastructure, payments, digital money and platforms for SMEs. Led by Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer of MAS and Chairman of Elevandi, the programme combines expert industry insights, breakdown of real-world case studies, structured knowledge and curated panels of the Singapore Fintech Festival 2023.

The course is designed to upskill thousands of finance professionals, policy-makers and entrepreneurs on how finance is being transformed and  aims to impact more than 5000 participants by2024.

Register for the course now for USD 40. Students. policymakers, and educators may enjoy a concessionary rate of USD 20. For a more detailed course description and additional information, visit the programs’s dedicated page below. Please feel free to use the unique coupon code, RFS20Partners for a 20% discount. For the special GBSN member discount of 50% off, please email Julianna LaBelle, at

Stanford Seed Now Accepting Applications: The Seed Transformation Program Africa and South Asia

Stanford Seed Now Accepting Applications

Stanford Seed is looking for high-potential CEOs and founders based in Africa and South Asia who are motivated for growth.

The Seed Transformation Program is an unconventional, in-person and online learning experience that goes beyond acquiring business skills. Stanford’s world-renowned faculty and dedicated team of experts work with leaders and their management teams throughout their 10-month journey to growth. 

The Seed Transformation Program is an unconventional, in-person and online learning experience exclusively for founders/CEOs with annual revenue between $300K – $15M USD. 

Stanford’s faculty and dedicated team of experts work with you and your management team, both virtually, and on location at your business, to help unlock growth opportunities. The Seed Transformation Program is designed specifically for business owners and up to five members of their senior management team. This program is led by world-renowned Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty and is supported by Stanford-trained advisors and experts.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2023

Sustainability in Mining & Energy: Resource Challenges for the Energy Transition

  • Date: Tuesday Oct 18
  • Time: 8am-1:30pm UTC-3
  • Location: Auditorium Chilean Chamber of Construction – Av. Apoquindo 6750, Las Condes, Santiago
  • Industries worldwide are beginning to accept and discuss the roles that climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, and other critical environmental challenges will play in global, national, regional, and urban markets. MIT is setting its sights on research and innovations that will deliver game-changing advances in humanity’s efforts to address these changes.

This conference will highlight the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative’s (ESI) knowledge and expertise on sustainable mining and the clean energy transition.


Professor John E. Fernandez

Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

Dr. Scott Odell

Visiting Assistant Professor, George Washington University and Visiting Scientist, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

Organized by the MIT Sloan Latin America Office

An event by the MIT Foundation Chile.

Workshop: CV Review Session with Experts


Monday 8 November

1:00 PM GMT / 9:00 AM ET



Do you want your CV to get noticed by employers? Do you find it challenging to write about your professional experiences is a way that gets you an interview? Are you unsure of how to highlight your transferable skills to land jobs without a ton of direct experience? This workshop is for you!

This is your opportunity to get personal support and professional expertise that’s tailored to your job search! If you’re ready to finally land that job interview your time is now. You will be joined by industry experts from leading companies to work with you directly!

This is a hands on workshop that will be broken up into two parts: Best practices and top tips for CV writing Breakout rooms for CV review.

**You must bring your CV or Resume with you to join this workshop! **

Here’s what you can expect:

  • ✅ Network with experts and like-minded students and professionals
  • ✅ Gain real-time feedback on your CV from experts
  • ✅ Learn the most common mistakes candidate make and how you can avoid
  • ✅ Learn how to stand out as a candidate
  • ✅ Learn how to optimize your CV and make it bot-friendly
  • ✅ End the day with a killer CV that boosts your chances of hearing back from recruiters that lands you that dream job!

**Note: Be prepared to share your resume with Experts and other attendees during the event and remove any personal information that you are not comfortable sharing live.

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

FOSTERING Belonging™ in Business Schools

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs aren’t working for a surprising reason.

In collaboration with EPC Learning Labs, GBSN is pleased to offer a FOSTERing Belonging™ a customizable program to member institutions. This custom program is designed to help business school administrators be better leaders and educators.

Research, out of the Wharton School of Business (1), shows that despite the almost $8 billion invested in DEI programs each year, this training falls short of changing behaviors and has a negligible positive effect on organizations. 

A newly published study offers a clue about what is missing: belonging.

Belonging is different from—and perhaps more important than—inclusion. When employees feel they don’t belong, they experience inauthenticity, sadness, and anger. Research suggests efforts to improve organizational DEI will inevitably fail if employees don’t come to the table, or leave from it, with a sense of belonging. Other research supports this conclusion, too, reporting that when organizations do foster a culture of belonging, every aspect of organization performance skyrockets (see graphic).

What’s more, those employees who harbored a genuine sense of belonging reaped even greater individual accomplishments: doubling the rate of raises and breaking through promotion ceilings far more easily. Belonging is not only the nucleus of true organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion; it is also a cornerstone of individual and organizational success and advancement for everyone. 

Fostering belonging matters in the classroom as well as the conference room.

So, what’s the difference between Inclusion and Belonging?

The Society for Human Resources Management defines inclusion as “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.” Let’s face it: inclusion is an administrative policy enacted by organizational leaders, and it’s also only part of the answer to a complex organizational—and human—challenge.

Belonging is completely different.

The desire to belong stems from our innate human need for self-esteem and acceptance as part of a supportive group. Even with the most inclusive set of organizational policies in place, employees may not feel like they truly belong. As a result, performance flounders, employees suffer negative health consequences, and turnover soars, especially among underrepresented groups.

Workplace belonging originates in the way people are treated—day in and day out—especially in meetings, where employees typically spend more than half their time. But few leaders and colleagues understand how to generate consistent feelings of belonging during these meetings. All too often, people unwittingly trigger the exact opposite sentiment—alienation and loneliness—especially for those from underrepresented groups. When team cohesion fragments, organizational performance suffers. This is where EPC Learning Labs comes in.

Why does the failure of typical DEI programs matter to business schools?


business schools themselves need to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive if they are to lead in this area.


business schools want to generate a bigger impact from the DEI programs they offer to students and organizations.

That is why GBSN is partnering with EPC Learning Labs to offer this transformative program for business schools worldwide.

How can you create feelings of belonging…across your institution?

FOSTERing Belonging™ is a unique program that helps participants, especially leaders, spark feelings of belonging for everyone. The content comprises two parts and is delivered in an unparalleled learning process (see below).

The first draws on brain science to introduce a framework describing three modes of thinking. This framework provides surprising insights about when and how individuals experience “threat” responses. These responses trigger sets of biases, decisions, and behaviors that lead to alienation and loneliness.

Building on these modes of thinking, the second part of the program introduces FOSTER, a set of five strategic principles that, if followed, can generate genuine feelings of belonging and inclusion in meetings. These principles gain traction with specific processes and facilitation techniques and methods designed to transform every meeting into a high-performance, culture-building opportunity. Mastery of this content ensures that all meeting participants feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued. 


2-Hour Virtual Training Sessions


Fortnightly EPC sessions to develop microlearning communities


Final meeting to assess mastery and celebrate meaningful change

Gather Colleagues and Bring a FOSTERing Belonging™ program to your Institution.

EPC Learning Labs’ program approach delivers a key ingredient missing in most DEI initiatives. It also transforms individual and team performance while helping to create the organizational culture that most leaders, managers, and employees are desperate to establish.

Learn more:

Customized for your institution

This program is designed to be customized and delivered to one institution at a time.

It is not an open enrollment program.


For optimal results, program cohorts must be between 15 and 30 participants.

Virtual Format

All programs are delivered in a virtual format and specially structured and delivered to avoid “Zoom” fatigue.

Meet the Expert

Jackson Nickerson

Executive Vice President and Chief Social Scientist, EPC Learning Labs

Jackson Nickerson has a long and distinguished career teaching, researching, consulting, administering, and entrepreneuring (see Wikipedia here). Starting out as an assistant professor in 1996, he became the Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at Olin Business School, Washington University.  Jackson was a co-creator of Critical Thinking@Olin, which won the inaugural MBA Innovator’s Award from the MBA Roundtable.  With AACSB he created Leading in the Academic Enterprise, a series of leadership development seminars for administrators from assistant deans to provosts.

As the Associate Dean and Director of Brookings Executive Education from 2009 to 2017, he led many innovations including one of the first Executive Master of Science in Leadership degrees in the nation, doubled executive enrollment, and increased revenue by 75%. He was the first ever senior fellow at the Grameen Foundation.  He is a Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at Insper in Sao Paulo and a frequent collaborator with Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Post Graduate School. His research spans organization and strategy topics best described as strategic leadership. A consultant for scores of companies and government agencies, he advises on strategy development, inclusion and diversity, and processes to ensure that leaders solve the right problem the first time. Jackson is the chief social scientist for EPC Learning Labs LLC.

Jackson holds a Ph.D. in Business and Public Policy, an M.B.A., and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, all from University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Before entering academia, he was a control systems engineer with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Interested in bringing the FOSTERing Belonging™ Program to Your Institution?

Connect with us to learn more about how you can help your institution master FOSTERing Belonging™.