Learning Communities

GBSN Learning Communities bring together scholars and business practitioners to address management and entrepreneurship challenges relevant to emerging economies. This creates knowledge, experiences, and relationships.

GBSN Learning 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 Learning Communities have the following objectives:

  1. exchange best practices
  2. share resources 
  3. facilitate collective action for sustainable development

Interest in forming new learning communities is growing, with new ones emerging in human rights, sustainable energy, healthcare, and community-engaged learning.

“Learning communities speak to our highest aspirations: to make higher education less transactional and more developmental, supportive, integrative and holistic. But we mustn’t let our language obscure reality.” – Steven Mintz, Hunter College, Inside HigherED article

GBSN will work with each community to structure clear desired outcomes, goals, activities, resources and readings, etc. Each Learning Community will meet virtually once a quarter. GBSN will support each community with administrative resources and an online platform.