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Opportunity Unleashing the Power of Impactful-Five (i5) Pedagogies with Community Workshops and Dialogues
28 July, 2023 New York, United States

Unleashing the Power of Impactful-Five (i5) Pedagogies with Community Workshops and Dialogues

The PRME Secretariat is thrilled to offer a new series of community training workshops for PRME Signatory Members that aim to reimagine the way education is approached to create a lasting impact on students and society. The Impactful-Five (i5) Project seeks to provide an opportunity for creative engagement with challenging subject-matter in the classroom. With the first workshop launching this August, PRME will be shining a spotlight on the groundbreaking work of the Impactful-Five (i5) Project and its pedagogy, and the lessons that have been learned through pilots with the Chapter-based Expert Pedagogy Members, PRME Champions, and the PRME Working Groups. The PRME Secretariat looks forward to opening this opportunity to the wider PRME audience of educators and can't wait for them to be a part of this transformative journey.

This is a remarkable opportunity for PRME Signatory members to elevate their teaching practices and advance their institution's commitment to responsible management education.

About the i5 Project

The i5 Project is an innovative initiative that draws upon the knowledge and research of The LEGO Foundation to design and test innovative pedagogical methods. These approaches aim to cultivate a comprehensive skill set in the next generation of leaders, enabling them to effectively address the challenges of sustainable development. Collaborating with Project Zero at the esteemed Harvard Graduate School of Education, PRME has compiled a team of educational experts that seek to learn with and from educators as they work to make this pedagogy effective and impactful in business schools and higher education. This research has been adapted to suit the higher education business school context, resulting in a pedagogical Playbook, which includes countless community examples from pilots with PRME community members leading their classroom in creative and joyful ways. This valuable resource equips educators from the PRME community with practical tools to create meaningful, joyful, engaging, social, and iterative learning experiences, embracing the i5 characteristics.

The primary objective is to foster the adoption of playful learning in pedagogy to promote holistic development among the global network of leadership educators within PRME. Business school educators are the primary target audience, as their transformation will lead to impactful changes. Ultimately, the beneficiaries of this initiative are the students (aged 18-28 years old) attending PRME Signatory schools. By nurturing playful learning, we aim to harness the potential of five pedagogies that have demonstrated unparalleled effectiveness in nurturing socially responsible, ethical, and impactful leaders of tomorrow.

Introduction Workshop Details:

The PRME Secretariat looks forward to opening this opportunity to different disciplines in the PRME audience of educators and can't wait for them to be a part of this transformative journey. We are happy to offer a variety of date and time options that work for our community around the world. The registration page will display in your local time. You can also check the date and time of the event in your local time online.

1) i5 and Marketing: Wednesday, 15 November: Register

  • 07:00 - 08:30 PT
  • 10:00 - 11:30 ET
  • 15:00 - 16:30 BST

2) i5 and Sustainability Management: Monday, 20 November: Register

  • 09:00 -10:30 ET
  • 15:00 - 16:30 CEST
  • 07:30 - 09:00 IST

3) i5 and Supply Chain Management: Tuesday, 21 November: Register

  • 09:00 -10:30 ET
  • 15:00 - 16:30 CEST
  • 07:30 - 09:00 IST

4) i5 and Business Ethics and Humanistic Management: Thursday, 30 November: Register

  • 08:00 AWST (1 Dec)
  • 10:00 AEST (1 Dec)
  • 20:00 ET
  • 17:00 PT

Follow-Up Conversations, Open to All!

PRME Secretariat and Project Zero will also host a series of Back to School: i5 Cafe dialogues. Anyone who has previously attended an i5 Workshop (in-person or virtual; in any pilot or public offering) is encouraged to attend. The goal of these conversations are to inspire dialogue and learnings from classrooms and educators in the PRME community as well as discuss learnings and experiences with the i5 Project as educators head back into the classroom for the new academic year or semester!

Additionally, monthly i5 Cafes will continue to be hosted to meet and discuss what is going on across PRME classrooms, and explore examples, success stories, pain points, and questions from educators around the world. These events will be held on the third Thursdays of each month starting in September.

We hope you can join us for an open discussion soon!

Why You Can't Miss This Opportunity:

Embrace the Excitement: This project presents the opportunity to be part of a cutting-edge initiative that seeks to revolutionize responsible management education and prepare the next generation of leaders to tackle sustainable development challenges head-on.

  • A First-Time Experience: For the first time ever, PRME Signatory Members are coming together to explore the Impactful-Five (i5) Project as a united community working towards creative classroom praxis and joyful experiences. This novel collaboration promises to be an extraordinary journey that will shape the future of responsible management education.

  • Gear Up for the Academic Year: As educators prepare for the upcoming academic year, this series will equip them with powerful pedagogical moves and tools from the i5 Playbook. These resources will invigorate teaching approaches and create meaningful, engaging learning experiences for educators and their students.

  • Expert-Led Sessions: PRME has gathered an impressive lineup of leading community experts who have been at the forefront of piloting these pedagogies in diverse settings. Their insights, experiences, and best practices will provide participants with invaluable guidance on how to implement these pedagogies effectively and adapt them to their specific institutional needs.

  • Collaboration and Networking: This training series provides an excellent platform for the global PRME community to connect and collaborate with like-minded educators and administrators. Share ideas, exchange experiences, and build lasting relationships with peers who are equally passionate about responsible management education.

  • Deepen Engagement with PRME and the Community: Joining this series is not just about attending meetings; it's about becoming an active participant in the PRME community. Engage with like-minded educators, share insights, and forge valuable connections to collectively advance responsible management education.

  • Your Voice Matters: Contribute to the Future: Be a part of shaping the future of the i5 project by providing valuable feedback to the PRME Secretariat and i5 partner Sulitest. Participants’ blinded insights will play a crucial role in refining and tailoring the experience, ensuring it resonates with educators and students worldwide.

  • Unlock a Pathway to Creative Teaching of the SDGs: The i5 Project lays the foundation for a creative and innovative approach to teaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Embrace this pathway to inspire students to become change-makers and drive positive impact in our global society.

The i5 Project presents a unique chance to be part of a transformative movement that will shape the future of responsible leadership education. Participants should prepare to be inspired, empowered, and equipped with powerful tools to elevate their teaching and create lasting impacts on their students and the world they will lead. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to join the PRME community and embrace the i5 journey together!

Who Can Attend:

These workshops and dialogues are open to all PRME Signatory Members, including faculty, administrators, students, and anyone passionate about driving positive change through education. They will be most relevant to educators actively teaching or with upcoming courses. Institutions are encouraged to extend this invitation to other relevant stakeholders within their networks who can benefit from this transformative series.

PRME invites you to embark on this journey with us as we delve into the world of Impactful-Five (i5) Project and unlock the potential of education to create a sustainable future. Together, let's shape the responsible leaders of tomorrow and make a lasting impact on society.

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