Fowler Center Facilitates the Cleveland Rising Summit
Created in Cleveland, Appreciative Inquiry Has Transformed the World of Management
Posted 11.11.19Cleveland’s greatest export may not be world-class healthcare, auto parts, or even LeBron James, it might be a management philosophy. Appreciative Inquiry was invented at Case Western Reserve University three decades ago and has become a transformative tool for companies and organizations around the world.
Exempt vs. nonexempt: What is the difference?
Posted 11.8.19Business News Daily: Joshua Gerlick, a doctoral student, talked about the difference between exempt and nonexempt employees, including what can happen if someone is misclassified.
George Dionne Discusses AIM2Flourish During Radio Interivew
Posted 11.4.19George Dionne, AIM2Flourish Professor Ambassador, participated in a radio interview at Radio Metrópoli Guadalajara: "Businesses collaborating with the UN to resolve the challenges facing humanity". He discussed the SDG's, AIM2Flourish, and Sistema B in Guadalajara.
Cleveland Rising Aspires to Greatness
Posted 10.31.19Read on for the working groups that emerged from the summit and their aspirations for 2030.
Cleveland Rising brings ordinary Clevelanders, top leaders together to better community
Cleveland Rising Summit speaker encourages participants to ‘trust the process’
Posted 10.29.19CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cindy Stull captured any skepticism inside Public Auditorium on the first morning of the vaunted Cleveland Rising summit. “Is this only going to be a great conversation?” she asked the several hundred participants. Or could a gathering centered around appreciative inquiry – a method of discussion focused on strengths and designed to promote change -- really compel positive action and sustained momentum?
What About Appreciative Inquiry?
Posted 10.24.19Dr. David Cooperrider is the world’s leading expert on whole system change. He has used this process with small and large systems using a framework called Appreciative Inquiry.
'Last' Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Event Just the Beginning
Posted 10.21.19This final year of the process, 2019, was designated as the Year of People, Jackson said, because at the end of this initial Sustainable Cleveland project, the focus remains on whether Cleveland’s social and economic system is making people better off as a result of the project. Cooperrider, co-founder of the Appreciative Inquiry method, and his staff each year have facilitated brainstorming, prototyping and planning sessions to accelerate progress, as he did this year in the “Beyond 2019” portion of the afternoon.
David Cooperrider Facilitates 10th Year of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit
Posted 10.16.19Since 2009, Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 (SC2019) initiative has engaged more than 15,000 people from all walks of life, working together to design and develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland region. On Wednesday October 16th, 2019 the city of Cleveland celebrated the culmination of SC2019, honored the many people and organizations that have been involved, and built off this foundation for even greater progress.
Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Hits Peak Year but Still Driving Forward
Posted 10.8.19Sustainable Cleveland 2019 is the brainchild of Mayor Frank Jackson, who enlisted David Cooperrider of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University to organize the event based on his Appreciative Inquiry approach to understanding and addressing significant leadership challenges to bring about positive change. Now it it's peak year, the community will come together for a one-day Summit to celebrate the process made over the past ten years and design the future of the initiative.
Weatherhead Faculty Comment on the Changing Role of Business
Posted 10.4.19Professors Chris Laszlo and Rob Widing comment on the recent U.S. Business Roundtable statement on the purpose of a corporation.
Fowler Center Mentors at GiveBackHack Cleveland 2019
Chris Laszlo featured on Ideastream
Posted 9.3.19Chris Laszlo, PhD was featured on The Sound of Ideas WVIZ/PBS ideastream® talking about CEOs’ new outlooks on maximizing value in business.
Cleveland is on the Doorstep of Doing Something Remarkable that no Other City has Done
Posted 8.21.19Cleveland Rising is a summit planned for October 2019 to reach consensus on economic prosperity for all in the coming decades. The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit is facilitating the summit.
Fowler Center announces Megan Buchter as new Director
Fowler Center Faculty Director David Cooperrider Named as One of the World's 45 Top "Change Champions"
'AIM2Flourish: An Agent of World Benefit' Published in AI Practitioner Journal August 2019
Posted 8.8.19Fowler Center Director, Megan Buchter, published an article in the AI Practitioner Journal's Voices from the Field blog featuring the Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish program and how the program uses Appreciative Inquiry to help fuel students' discovery of business as an Agent of World Benefit.
The SDGs and the Private Sector in Nepal
Posted 7.19.19AIM2Flourish Professor Narayan Manandhar from Nepal discusses the ways that the private sector in Nepal is helping to achieve the UN Global Goals and which Goals they are focused on specifically.
UN Releases Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019
Posted 7.18.19The 2030 Agenda provides a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world—a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet. The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 provides evidence-based insights to report on the progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Evaluating the Impact of Global Business Schools on the SDGs by David Steingard and Claire Sommer
Posted 6.28.19AIM2Flourish Professor David Steingard and former AIM2Flourish Director Claire Sommer share insights about the landscape today for the SDGs in Higher Education and to offer a preview of a promising reporting tool that will be presented at the GBSN Annual Conference.
David Cooperrider Delivers Keynote at the Largest Conference in the World on "Happiness and Well-being"
AIM2Flourish Professor Ambassador Crishelen Kurezyn Diaz Interviewed for Academia B
Weatherhead and the Fowler Center Co-Host the PRME North America Conference
Goodbye (But Not Really): John Turner Reflects on His Experience with The Fowler Center
AIM2Flourish Featured in Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner Journal Article
2019 Flourish Prizes Virtual Celebration Announcement
Fowler Center Advisory Board Member Roberta Baskin Presents AIM2Flourish at LMU
Collaborating with NetImpact and CWRU Office for Energy and Sustainability
Fowler Center’s AIM2Flourish Program Presents Workshop at #WAIC2019 in Nice, France
Fowler Center’s AIM2Flourish Initiative Announces 2019 Flourish Prizes Finalists
Posted 2.15.19Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish initiative announces 2019 Flourish Prizes Finalists
Fowler Center co-sponsors Solutions Slam of CWRU's inaugural Professional Development Day
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish Initiative Nominated for Global SDGs Recognition Program
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish Initiative Nominated for Global SDGs Recognition Program
Published Fowler Center teaching case authored by Fowler Family Fellow Stephanie Hagen (MBA '18)
Fowler Center leads design session for Greater Cleveland
Posted 12.19.18On December 13-14, the Fowler Center led a design session with over 80 participants as part of a new effort by several civic leaders to employ Appreciative Inquiry to advance Greater Cleveland's economic standing and address economic equality.
Fowler Center hosts 10 delegates from Norway and Sweden
Report Showcases Weatherhead Support of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development
Fowler Center in "Do Good" Cleveland Magazine article
Embedded Sustainability on Best Books list
Posted 11.26.18Embedded Sustainability authored by alumna Nadya Zhexembayeva, PhD '08, and professor of organizational behavior Chris Laszlo, PhD made the list for the Best Sustainability Books of All Time.
Fowler Center hosts entrepreneurs from the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative with CCWA
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish October Professor Newsletter
Fowler Center Fellow John Turner reflects on CWRU's Farm Harvest Festival
Sustainable Cleveland 2018: Asking Great Questions and Getting Great Answers by Fowler Center Scholar Alex Romanowski
Jodi Berg, PhD ’17, Leader for Vision and Values by Fowler Center Scholar Alex Romanowski
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish Joins "Evolved Enterprise" Webinar for Global GoalsWeek
Making Water Visible to Understand its Use by Fowler Center Scholar Annie Morino
Fowler Family Fellow John Turner writes about his summer interning at Eaton Corporation
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish Launches "AIM2FlourishNEO" Initiative for Northeast Ohio
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish Releases New Video
Posted 8.13.18Join the Global AIM2Flourish Community - watch this 1.5 minute video
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish Featured in Journal of Management for Global Sustainability
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish Featured at June 25 Pittsburgh Sustainability Conference
Fowler Center Advisory Board member Marcella Kanfer Rolnick Announced as Next Executive Chair for Family-owned GOJO Industries.
Beau Daane, MBA '12 and Sustainability Director at Fairmount Santrol, Named a 2018 75 Environmental Leader Honoree
Weatherhead PhD '08 and Fowler Center Advisory Board member Nadya Zhexembayeva Gives 2018 Commencement Address at Hartwick College
Fowler Family Fellow John Turner Reflects on his First Year at the Fowler Center
AIM2Flourish Director Claire Sommer Featured on Insight to Action Inspirational Insights Podcast
Lindsey Godwin, Director of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, receives the Robert P. Stiller Endowed Chair at Champlain College
Fowler Center hosts delegation from China with CCWA
Student’s tweet lands her new mentor and private visit to Apple HQ
Posted 4.30.18MBA student Shanelle Smith sent a tweet to Lisa P. Jackson, a VP who leads environment and policy at Apple, asking if she could shadow her. Jackson replied with, “Come on.”
Fowler Center Recognizes AIM2Flourish Student Authors
Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish Featured in AACSB Blog
The 2018 Flourish Prize Winners
Posted 4.4.18Announcing the 17 winners for the 2018 Flourish Prizes
Announcing the finalists for the 2018 Flourish Prizes
Posted 3.28.18Celebrating and sharing our 63 finalists
Alumna’s connection with Weatherhead grows into scholarship for sustainability
Posted 3.19.18Susan Mucciarone earned an MBA from Weatherhead in 1984. This year, she established the Susan P. Mucciarone Scholarship to be awarded to a Weatherhead student with a strong interest in sustainability and entrepreneurship.
Fowler Center Presents Embedded Sustainability at CWRU Social Justice Teach In
Fowler Center Notable Days and Partner Events
Posted 2.14.18Fowler Center as an Agent of World Benefit partner events in spring 2018
Fowler Fellow John Turner's Blog Post About Hawaii and Re-Wilding
Posted 2.8.18Over the winter break, I spent time on the big island of Hawaii working on a a camp and permaculture forest called the Mahakea Project. While I was there I also found time to climb Mauna Loa and go snorkeling at two of the islands coral reefs.
David Cooperrider Returns as Faculty Director for the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit
Fowler Family Fellow Kevin Payne's Blog About Tanzanian Social Enterprises & AIM2Flourish
Weatherhead Design Club and Net Impact Club to co-host a design workshop February 13 featuring AIM2Flourish
Fowler Family Fellow Kevin Payne recaps winter break trip to Tanzania as part of a course on social entrepreneurship
Alum takes renewable energy interest all the way to KeyBank
Posted 1.10.18Weatherhead alumnus Ben Cooper, MBA ’15, is the vice president of utilities, power & alternative energy at KeyBank where he negotiates loans in the renewable energy industry.
AIM2Flourish kicks off Global Goals workshops around the world
Posted 1.8.18AIM2Flourish helped Medtronic, one of the largest medical equipment development companies in the world, train its employees to embed sustainable practices in their work.
Fowler Center cases entered into the EFMD 2017 Case Competition
Posted 1.4.18We are thrilled to announce that two of the Fowler Center’s Ivey Publishing co-branded teaching cases have been entered into the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) 2017 Case Competition.