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Responsible Leadership at Davos, Deans as Agents of Change and more...
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Dear Partners, Associates and friends of GRLI - our December 2016 newsletter contained reference to some of the information below but I wanted to ensure you have the very latest update on hand, and if possible involve you virtually or in person during the coming weeks.

Starting today the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is meeting in Davos to discuss "Responsive and Responsible Leadership".

I would like to encourage all GRLI partners and associates, as thought-and-action leaders on this topic, to follow the event online and to support our social media campaign on Twitter. Your virtual engagement and endorsement during WEF17 will help raise the profile of GRLI's work and partnership and bring more legitimacy and insight to the discussion and proceedings in Davos.

Act now by adding your voice on Twitter: share on Twitter

A number of exciting events and developments that I wish to bring under your attention:
  • On 31 Jan: The third face-to-face gathering of PRME Champions for the 2016-2017 cycle will be taking place in Bled, Slovenia.
    The purpose of this meeting is to take stock of progress at multiple levels, to paint the bigger picture of Champion activities and to initiate preparations for the PRME Global Forum in July. Several of our partners including Kemmy Business School, University of Guelph's College of Business and Economics, Monash University and Babson College are participating in this initiative and incoming GRLI Guardian Chair, Arnold Smit, will be co-facilitating the meeting on GRLI's behalf.
     
  • 2-3 Feb: EFMD's Conference for Deans & Directors General (Ljubljana, Slovenia) include many highlights including the following contributions from GRLI Partners:
     
    • Per Cramér (School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg) will moderate a discussion with Jeffrey Sachs on Sustainable Development Goals – A Challenge for Business Schools?
    • Barbara Sporn (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business) will address challenges in equipping women faculty with the right skills.
    • Piet Naudé (University of Stellenbosch Business School) will present a session on Social Mobility, asking whether business schools play a role in actively addressing socio-economic inequalities.
    • Remember to collect your copy of the latest issue of our magazine Global Responsibility when you visit the GRLI stand at the EFMD Conference.
       
  • 4 Feb: At AACSB International's Deans Conference (New Orleans, USA) Julia Christensen Hughes (Guelph) and I will co-facilitate a collaboratory meeting on "Deans as Agents of Change". Go online for more information and registration to this RME Affinity Group meeting.
     
  • A reminder that 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.

    Our AGM 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 13 June 2017. GRLI Partners have an opportunity until 20 January to register at a discounted preferential rate.
Warm regards,

John North
Executive Director

The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative
(a foundation for public benefit)

Strategic Partners: AACSB InternationalEFMD and United Nations Global Compact
Copyright © 2017 GRLI Foundation (foundation of public interest), All rights reserved.


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