Business schools with purpose

mon29apr(apr 29)08:45tue30(apr 30)18:00Business schools with purposeWalking the talk on social impactLocation:Bradford, UK

Event Details

Join us for a stimulating workshop with insightful discussions and contributions from thought leaders in the field of social impact to develop your understanding of how business schools can act as a driver for social value creation.

The workshop will explore how business schools can put social mobility at the heart of their agenda, and position themselves as a force for economic growth and social cohesion. It will focus on the following pillars of business school impact activity:

  • Business and Community engagement: identifying ways in which business schools can have a transformative impact on communities in which they operate, at both a national and international level through engagement initiatives that ensure that the business school is part of a broader community that is able to drive societal change for the better.
  • Learning and Teaching: exploring how business schools can support students from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities and social contexts to achieve their full potential, and leave the business school as graduates with a sense of civic responsibility, who are ready to challenge the status quo.
  • Communicating Impact: effectively communicating and popularising impact to both internal and external stakeholders, focusing on innovative and engaging ways to share the contributions of business schools in teaching, research, and their alignment with the SDGs.

TARGET GROUP

This workshop is aimed at Business School Deans, Associate Deans with responsibility for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Heads of Department and other roles which have strategic oversight of a relevant portfolio of activities.

Registration

Register here

Programme

Monday 29 April 2024

08:30 – 08:50

Registration & coffee

08:50 – 09:00

Welcome & Setting the Scene

  • Sankar Sivarajah, Dean, Bradford School of Management
  • Griet Houbrechts, Director, Professional Development Services, EFMD Global

09:00 – 10:00

Creating Social Impact through Business School Education

  • Udy Archibong, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Bradford School of Management

It is increasingly important for all organizations, including Universities, to be diverse and inclusive. But what does this actually mean, and how might universities go about becoming more inclusive. The University of Bradford has been recognized as no. 1 in England for Social Mobility three years in a row and in this session, participants will take a closer look at the Bradford’s journey.

10:00 – 13:30

Module 1: Setting up for success: Strategic approach to Social Impact

  • Vasu Sribivha, Chief Impact Officer, Sasin School of Management
  • GJ van der Zanden, Visiting Professor and Senior advisor Sustainability & Transformational Leadership, Sasin School of Management

This session will share practical insights from Sasin’s journey of developing and implementing its impact strategy and introduce tools that will help participants to reflect on and strengthen the focus and effectiveness of their Impact Strategies, including how to determine priorities, how to deliver on those priorities, how to measure progress and how to integrate it into the DNA of the organization.

This session includes 30min coffee break

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

14:00 – 17:30

Module 2: Business & Community Engagement – Approaches for Social Impact

Immersive learning – culture tour in Bradford

We will be embarking on a cultural tour of the city, engaging in discussions with established business and community partners to explore their strategies for collaboration with the University of Bradford and other stakeholders. As Bradford assumes the esteemed title of the UK’s City of Culture 2025, our itinerary will involve delving into ongoing initiatives with the Bradford 2025 City of Culture Team.

19:00 – 22:00

Welcome dinner

Tuesday 30 April 2024

9:00 – 10:30

Module 2: Business & Community Engagement – Approaches for Social Impact, Part 2

  • David Spicer, Director of Business & Community Engagement, Bradford School of Management

This session will explore the opportunities and challenges for creating social impact through business and community engagement. Building on the experiences discussed with partners during the cultural tour, case studies from practice presented in this session and through discussion the workshop, participants will develop and identify key principles for supporting effective business and community engagement to create social impact.

10:30 – 11:00

Networking coffee break

11:00– 12:30

Module 3: Social Impact in Teaching & Learning

  • Cédrine Joly, Associate Professor, Montpellier Business School

How can Business Schools “teach” social and environmental impact? What are the main outcomes and challenges related to redesigning the curriculum of a master programme in management to develop students’ skills and competencies in this perspective? How can they foster their students’ ability to actively contribute to the social and environmental transformation of businesses through innovative learning experiences?

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Module 3: Social Impact in Teaching & Learning

  • Cédrine Joly, Associate Professor, Montpellier Business School

Drawing on the case study of Montpellier Business School’s Grande Ecole Programme and an extra curriculum learning initiative, this session aims at sharing practices and examining institutional challenges and stakeholders’ expectations (student body, faculty, etc.) to give fuel for thought to lead and implement the required changes. Participants will be invited to discuss and imagine how they could adapt these examples in the context of their School and University.

15:00 – 15:30

Networking Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:30

Module 4: Talk The Walk: How Business Schools Can Effectively Communicate Impact

  • Anna Gorska, Assistant Professor & Director Women and Diversity Research Center, Kozminksi University
  • Marcin Matyja, Kozminksi University

One of the significant challenges business schools face is effectively communicating and popularising their impact to both internal and external stakeholders. The session aims to tackle this challenge by focusing on innovative and engaging ways to share the contributions of business schools in teaching, research, and the alignment with the SDGs. Throughout this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the impactful work business schools are doing across various domains.

We will delve into the essence of teaching and research impact, discussing how these elements contribute to the broader objectives of the SDGs, and explore methods to convey these contributions in a manner that resonates with a wide audience.

By the end of the session, attendees will have a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in communicating business school impact and will leave with actionable ideas and a framework to more effectively share their institutions’ stories of impact and innovation.

17:30– 18:00

Conclusion & wrap up

19:30 – 22:00

Networking dinner

Practical information

Programme Fees

EFMD member fee:

  • Early Bird: 890 EUR  + 20% VAT (through 4 March)
  • Regular: 1.290 EUR + 20% VAT (as of 5 March)

Non-member fee:

  • Early Bird: 990 EUR + 20% VAT (through 4 March)
  • Regular 1.390 EUR  + 20% VAT (as of 5 March)

The tuition fee excludes travel expenses and local accommodation.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing before 28 March 2024. A cancellation fee of 75  will be charged if the cancelation is made before 28 March 2024. After this date, we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as we receive notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Getting to Bradford

There are two options of getting to Bradford:

  1. Taking a taxi from Leeds/Bradford airport. We recommend to book the Green & White taxi in advance at +44 1274 782453.
  2. Taking a train from Manchester airport to Bradford Interchange. 

Venue & Contact

The training will take place at: University of Bradford – School of Management

Address: Bright Building, Bradford BD7 1SR, United Kingdom

Accommodation

We have secured a number of rooms for the programme participants for a special group rate, with breakfast included (excl. taxes) at Leonardo hotel

Address: 2 Thornton Road, Bradford, United Kingdom

If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, please contact Anna Jirova for more information.

Social Programme

Those who register for the Programme are invited to join dinners on Monday, 29 April and Tuesday, 30 April 2024.

Instructions for in-person attendance

Please refer to the local authorities requirements to enter the country.

Speakers

  • Anna Gorska

    Anna Gorska

    Assistant Professor & Director Women and Diversity Research Center, Kozminksi University, PL

    Assistant Professor & Director Women and Diversity Research Center, Kozminksi University, PL

  • Cédrine Joly

    Cédrine Joly

    Associate Professor, Montpellier Business School, FR

    Associate Professor, Montpellier Business School, FR

  • David Spicer

    David Spicer

    Director of Business & Community Engagement, Bradford School of Management, UK

    Director of Business & Community Engagement, Bradford School of Management, UK

  • GJ Van Der Zanden

    GJ Van Der Zanden

    Visiting Professor and Senior advisor Sustainability & Transformational Leadership, Sasin School of Management, TH

    Visiting Professor and Senior advisor Sustainability & Transformational Leadership, Sasin School of Management, TH

  • Marcin Matyja

    Marcin Matyja

    Head of Strategy, Accreditations, Rankings and Impact Office, Kozminski University, PL

    Head of Strategy, Accreditations, Rankings and Impact Office, Kozminski University, PL

  • Udy Archibong

    Udy Archibong

    Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Bradford, UK

    Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Bradford, UK

  • Vasu Srivibha

    Vasu Srivibha

    Chief Impact Officer, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, TH

    Chief Impact Officer, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, TH

Location

Bradford, UK

Address

University of Bradford, School of Management

Bright Building, Bradford BD7 1SR,

Time

april 29 (monday) 8:45 - april 30 (tuesday) 18:00