GBSN Impact Communities are cohorts of faculty, students and/or administrators at GBSN member institutions that share common professional and co-curricular experiences, convened around a common subject, a research goal, theme, challenge or a series of larger questions. They amplify cooperation and engagement around the specific topic by expanding international peer to peer sharing, enhancing effectiveness, and improving impact.
GBSN Impact Communities are designed to have the following general objectives:
Exchange best practices.
Facilitate collective action.
Interest in forming new learning communities is growing, with new ones emerging in healthcare management, gender diversity and community-engaged learning. GBSN Members are invited to champion a new learning community on an area of interest.
GBSN works with each community and its champions to structure clear desired outcomes, goals, activities, resources and readings, etc. Each Impact Community typically meets virtually twice a year. GBSN supports each community with administrative resources and an online platform designed to allow community participants to connect with each other in a closed space.
GBSN for Entrepreneurs in Residence
EiR programs are a vital part of entrepreneurship education as they support teaching, encourage creation and sharing of best practices, and promote more opportunities for research. This learning community works to amplify these benefits of EiR programs by expanding international peer to peer sharing, enhancing the effectiveness, and improving the impact of EiR programs.More Details
GBSN for Business and Human Rights
Business schools offer the ideal venue to explore 21st century human rights challenges, both in teaching future business leaders and conducting cutting-edge research. Adding human rights to the business school curriculum provides an exciting opportunity for new forms of collaboration.More Details
“Similar to Learning Communities, GBSN Impact communities address the need to make higher education less transactional and more practical, collaborative, unified and all-inclusive.”
GBSN for Sustainable Energy
While the movement towards greater integration of sustainability into the fundamentals of business education is advancing, there is significant progress that still needs to be made. The goal of the GBSN for Sustainable Energy learning community is to advance knowledge on the business-related challenges and opportunities of the transition to a global sustainable energy system.More Details
GBSN for Healthcare Management
The aim for the GBSN for Healthcare Management Impact Community is to work together to improve healthcare quality in the developing world through management education and development activities. This might entail efforts to generate, disseminate, and adapt knowledge to context, expand capacity for healthcare management education, generating interest in healthcare management by scholars working in related areas (e.g., process improvement, leadership development, etc,), and more.More Details