1st Chartered Annual PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic: Strengthening the Chapter and further exploring collaboration
Copenhagen, 9 June 2015- The PRME Chapter Nordic convened for the first time since becoming officially chartered in December 2014. Hosted by Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and arranged by PRME Chapter Secretariat Hanken School of Economics, the meeting coincided with the CBS arranged conference Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context, which created good synergies for the meeting. The PRME Chapter Meeting Nordic saw particpants from 7 out of 9 of the Chapters member schools: Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences (DEN); Aalto University School of Business (FIN); Copenhagen Business School (DEN); Hanken School of Economics (FIN); Jönköping International Business School (SWE); Reykjavik University School of Business (ISL); and Turku School of Economics (FIN) had representatives present. Additionally the meeting was atteended by representatives of two other PRME members from the Nordic region, BI in Norway and SSE from Sweden. We hope to welcome these schools soon to becoming members of the regional PRME Chapter.
During the meeting the member schools presented the most important progress and developments that had occurred in 2014. In more extensive presentations, CBS presented the preliminary finding of the PRME Champions project of Faculty Development, Hanken School of Economics presented the other schools with the new SIP rubrics, and Sara Krüger-Falk from presented the progress and work of Global Compact Network Nordic. Mary Gentile from Babson also had a session where she presented the Giving Voice to Value (GVV) method.
The meeting was rounded up with a workshop on two concrete collaboration projects for the Nordic Chapter A) Closer collaboration with Global Compact Nordic Network B) A common collaborative MOOC or rather DOCC (distributed open collaborative course) were agreed upon. A timeline for both projects were created. For A) it was further agreed that an informal Nordic Chapter meeting should be arranged in Helsinki in December when the GCNN have their meeting, a long-term plan is to start arranging the PRME Chapter Nordic meetings in conjunction with the GCNN meetings to facilitate collaboration opportunities. BI, Aalto and Hanken took ownership for arranging the December meeting. In regard of B) the plan is for a roll out of the PRME Nordic MOOC/DOCC in the fall of 2016. Hanken took ownership of the issue and will conduct a survey in August with the participating schools in order to map existing technical resources and needs.