Season's Greetings and Issue 15 of Global Responsibility Magazine
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Dear Partners, Associates and friends of GRLI,

Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty is room to act.

When you recognize uncertainty, you recognize that you may be able to influence the outcomes — you alone or you in concert with a few dozen or several million others. Hope is an embrace of the unknown and the unknowable, an alternative to the certainty of both optimists and pessimists.

- Rebecca Solnit - Hope in the Dark

The year started with the Zika virus declared a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern", and draws to a close in the shadow of the unfolding tragedy in Aleppo. In 2016 the need to foster and develop hope and action towards global responsibility in the face of growing division and uncertainty was felt more strongly than ever. It is time to "Think Big, Act Small, Start Now".

This was also the year during which the GRLI increasingly identified with and operated as a global community of hope and responsible action. I invite you to read more on this in the latest issue of our magazine which is now available online.

During 2017 the GRLI partnership will work on several fronts to help move the needle on Global Responsibility. In this newsletter we share a few of the highlights to look out for and Invite you to write in with any questions as well as suggestions for making GRLI's work more effective, efficient and ethical in the years to come.

I wish to remind you to avail of a special GRLI Partner discount by registering early for our 2017 AGM. If you are participating in the AACSB Deans event in New Orleans in February don't miss the "Deans as Agents of Change" workshop that we'll be hosting and facilitating.

Finally I would like to convey my deepest appreciation and gratitude to you - our Partners, Associates and friends - for you continued and considered stewardship of GRLI's vision, work and interdependence. 

I wish you and yours a meaningful and restful festive season and a hopeful 2017.

Warm regards,

John North
The latest issue (15) of Global Responsibility magazine is now available for reading online.

Many of the initiatives and inspirational associates are featured in this edition of the magazine. One of these is a special tribute by Liliana Petrella and Anders Aspling to our Senior Advisor and Fellow, Philippe de Woot.

We also report on our 2016 AGM ‘Common Good, Common Ground’, Chris Laszlo introduces an exciting new perspective on Quantum Leadership, and our associate spotlight section includes a personal reflection from Dan LeClair, executive vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer of AACSB International.

Read Issue 15 online >
Deans as Agents of Change - 5 February, New Orleans
With reference to the 2017 AACSB Deans Conference topic "Connecting Leaders. Cultivating Change" the RME affinity group meeting will take the form of a facilitated “collaboratory” workshop entitled "Deans as Agents of Change".

The objective of the workshop is for Deans to consider their roles as change agents by identifying barriers to change and sharing strategies for transforming business schools toward enabling global prosperity and global responsibility. A secondary objective of the workshop is to experience first-hand how peer-based learning may facilitate learning and development within the context of organisational and systemic change.

Using a whole person and whole institution learning approach, this "collaboratory" will involve contributions from Joe D'Angelo and Vana Zervanos (SJU Haub School of Business), Asghar Sabbaghi (Graham School of Management) and Julia Christensen Hughes (Guelph College of Business and Economics) representing their respective institutions. Julia will also report on projects relating to the UNGC PRME Champions initiative.

Register >
GRLI All Gathering Momentum & 4th Global Forum - 13 - 17 June, Cleveland
GRLI’s 2017 annual All Gathering Momentum (AGM) meeting will be hosted by the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) and will form part of the Fourth Global Forum themed “Discovering Flourishing Enterprise: The Key to Great Performance” taking place 14-16 June 2017. The AGM will start with a Get Up To Speed (GUTS) session for GRLI partners and associates on 13th June 2017.

GRLI Partners have an opportunity to register for the 4th Global Forum and AGM at a preferential rate of $600 (the early-bird rate for academic, NGO or government organisations is $800).

What do you need to do to avail of this affordable registration fee?

Simply register before the end of December by clicking on the “Register" link below. Select the green “Tickets” button on the right. Once a pop-up window appears click on “Individuals” and scroll down to “GRLI Partners and Associates”. The registration fee will go up as the time goes by as per the rates below so make sure you register as early as possible.

Read more >
Register >
4th International Conference on Responsible Leadership - 15 to 17 March, Johannesburg
The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria in South Africa will host, with the support of the GRLI and CBS, the Fourth International Conference on Responsible Leadership.

Conference announcement and registration > 
This worldwide group of companies and learning institutions forms the base of the GRLI community, and is committed to engaging on collaborative initiatives and sharing learning from their own actions to drive global responsibility. As a Partner your organisation holds a seat on the GRLI Council with voting rights in governance matters and the future direction of the GRLI. Partners may appoint 20 named individuals as GRLI Associates.

Fees: € 5,000 or US$ 5,500 p.a. for four years and thereafter at € 3, 800 or US$ 4, 200 p.a. Partners that are actively engaged in driving key initiatives may qualify for discounts. Organisations that do not wish to hold a seat on the GRLI council and qualifying non-profits may apply for discounted Associate Partnership.


Individual Associates, associated with the GRLI independently of their organisation, are also welcomed and have full access to the GRLI network, events and knowledge resources. Their active participation in GRLI initiatives, and contributions to our newsletters and online publications are encouraged.

Fees: € 190 or US $210 p.a. or minimum equivalent to two hours’ wages. Enrolled students qualify for further regional discounts available on application.

Apply Today
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