Dear Partners, Associates and friends of GRLI
In a stark reminder of the liminal space between hope and extinction, a sailboat carried youth climate activist Greta Thunberg into New York Harbor as fires raged in the Amazon and hurricane Dorian started brewing.
How are we being called to respond? What's important now?
The UN Climate Summit is fast approaching (GRLI will be advocating at various events in New York) and the explicit demands of the young people are to listen to the world's scientists, and to treat climate change as the emergency it is. Our call on Higher Education institutions to declare a Climate Emergency and commit to near-term Carbon Neutrality has been signed by 45 networks representing more than 8400 institutions (as of 12 September). See our blog for updates.
Taking a step back from the Climate Emergency, and considering GRLI as a community of responsible action, our 2019 annual meeting (AGM or "All Gathering Momentum") will investigate:
- The GRLI’s Theory of Change — past, present, future.
- How does one / how do we lead beyond the ego / logo?
- What does it mean to walk the talk of radical action?
- Towards 2024 and beyond. What is the one big thing we have to achieve or focus on?
If you’ve joined us for previous GRLI events, you already know that we do things a bit differently. Our AGM forms part of 3 interlinked events in Portugal this November - a full overview is available online.
With this update, it is also my pleasure to share:
Please be sure to check our Events page for upcoming dates and registration links, including the 6th Responsible Management Education Research Conference on 29 September – 3 October 2019 in Jönköping, Sweden where a number of our Partners and Associates will participate and contribute.
- A collaborative publishing opportunity on the Responsible Management gateway in the Emerald Open Research platform.
- University of Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics in Finland is our newest Associate Partner.
- Blog contributions sharing Anne Keränen's thesis research and a new book from Chris Laszlo.
- A generous offer from our colleagues at the Foundation of the Oasis School of Human Relations for two places in an upcoming Whole-Person Facilitation course.