Dear Partners, Associates and friends of GRLI
"Utilising a Whole Person Approach, experiential, practical, affective, conceptual, imaginal, we must develop our inner dimension to develop entrepreneurial learning processes to face the intended and unintended consequences of the choices, we, businesses and business schools make." - Philippe De Woot ( Global Responsibility Magazine 2014 p11-13 )
In keeping with Philippe's words the GRLI community remains committed to entrepreneurial learning processes where leaders and practitioners work with difficult questions and deal with the consequences of their choices.
This was again demonstrated in Portugal during November through an interconnected trio of gatherings: the 4th meeting of the Deans & Directors Cohort hosted by Católica Porto Business School, participation in the GBSN Annual Conference and our annual AGM "All Gathering Momentum" meeting at ISCTE Business School.
Our partners at ISCTE Business School brings a unique integrative approach to Quality and Sustainability capabilities and the discussion at our AGM centered around the evolving role of GRLI in an educational landscape and global context increasingly marked by environmental and social disconnect and divide.
Partners and Associates are invited to join us in late January for a 2-hour Zoom meeting where we will consider progress on the questions that emerged from our November AGM and consider our theory of change for future work. Please RSVP to receive the call details.
We'd also like to welcome this month new Associate Partner school CalPolyPomona College of Business and our newest Independent Associate John Knights.
A few other highlights to look for on our website and the Events page:
Finally I invite you to read a guest contribution on our blog from Ross Hall on weaving learning ecosystems for universal wellbeing.
I look forward to working closely with our Partners and Associates and Friends in 2020 to provoke and explore essential questions that represent the emerging spirit and need of our time and to which there are currently no easy answers. We will circulate the year-end reflection from our Chair early next week and then close the office until 6 January.