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. Topics will be guided by feedback from our network and will range from current topics of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic to automation and emerging economies. We encourage our GBSN members to suggest topics for upcoming Collabs below!


Collabs are held monthly on every first Thursday of the month. Two sessions are offered to accommodate multiple time zones.


This is an exclusive opportunity for member school ambassadors, deans and leading faculty members.

Note: These meetings are password protected. To gain access to these meetings please email:

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Suggest a topic for a future Collab!

Cross-Border Collab Highlights

21st Century Skills with
– Jeanne C. Meister, Founding Partner of Future Workplace

Let’s translate current experiences into the lessons for sustainable development. The July Collab explored questions like: how can we improve work, workplaces, leadership and cultural approaches? What will the leaders, culture and the workplace need to offer? How do we upskill, collaborate, and innovate across sectors with a need so urgent and vast? How are universities, businesses, and governments preparing for a new age of lifelong learning? The conversation was led by Jeanne C. Meister, Founding Partner of Future Workplace, an HR Advisory and Research firm dedicated to educating HR leaders on what’s next in preparing for the future workforce and workplace.

Executive Education for a Post Pandemic World with
-Bill Scheurer, Executive Director, Secretary, Treasurer, UNICON
-Mike Malefakis, CEO & Associate Dean, Wharton Executive Education
-Marina Karban, Director of Executive Education, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
-Kan Cai, Associate Director, Tsinghua PBCSF

GBSN expanded the reach of the Cross-Border Collab in April, offering two sessions to accommodate the variety of time zones of our Member Schools. Each session featured discussions co-hosted by Dan LeClair and Bill Scheurer, Executive Director, Secretary, Treasurer, UNICON. GBSN Members explored the following questions from the business school and client perspective:
– What is useful to teach?
– How offerings are evolving in practice?
– How best to assess them?

Choose to Challenge with
-Dr. Margee Ensgin, President of Dickinson College, USA,
-Dr. Vinika D. Rao, Executive Director of INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute and Gender Initiative, Singapore

The March Collab took place a few days before international women’s day – a day we celebrate the heroic acts of courage, determination, and perseverance of ordinary women. This year’s theme  #ChooseToChallenge highlighted the importance of pursuing change for a more inclusive world. We were honored to be joined by two distinguished women who have been champions of change throughout their careers, Dr. Vinika Devasar Rao and Dr. Margee Ensign, at our monthly Cross-Border Collab with leaders from GBSN member schools.

Evolution of the Case Method with Richard McCracken, Director of the Case Center, United Kingdom

In anticipation of #WorldCaseTeachingDay, we were honored to be joined by the Director of The Case Center, Richard McCracken, who discussed the evolution and future of case teaching and writing with leaders from GBSN member schools at our monthly Cross-Border Collab.

The Changing Landscape of Business Schools with Howard Thomas, Emeritus Professor and Former Dean of Singapore University and Special Advisor (EFMD), United Kingdom

Based around the recent struggles business schools have been having with COVID-19, Howard Thomas discussed the current status and future outlook of business schools with leaders from GBSN member schools at our monthly Cross-Border Collab.