Appreciative Inquiry in a Pandemic: An Improbable Pairing
Posted 6.29.20David Cooperrider and Ron Fry wrote a new article in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science for executives and managers seeking ways to not just survive the pandemic, but thrive.
AIM2Flourish Featured in PRME's New Blueprint for SDG Integration into Curriculum Manual
Posted 6.24.20AIM2Flourish is featured in PRME's new Blueprint for SDG Integration into Curriculum, Research, and Partnerships as a way to integrate the Global Goals into new or existing curriculum (Pages 37-39).
GIIN Annual Impact Investor Survey
Posted 6.22.20The just released 10th edition of the Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) Annual Impact Investor Survey estimates the impact investing market has grown to $715 billion, up from $502 billion last year.
Fowler Center Team Attends the UN Global Compact Leader's Summit
Posted 6.17.20This year's UN Global Compact Leaders Summit marked 20 years of uniting business for a better world. Taking place virtually on 15–16 June 2020, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit brought together thousands of leaders to decide how business can support countries and communities around the world to recover better, recover stronger, and recover together from three global crises – health, inequality and climate. The 20th anniversary Leaders Summit virtually convened leading voices from Business, Government, the United Nations, Civil Society and Academia for a 26-hour conversation about how we can rebuild more inclusive economies and societies to set a new course for a socially just, low-carbon and climate resilient world, where no one is left behind.
The 2020 Flourish Prize Honorees
Posted 6.12.20Announcing the 17 honorees for the 2020 Flourish Prizes
How Can Workplaces Create a "New Normal"?
Posted 6.1.20David Cooperrider discusses in a recent Thrive Global article.
Cleveland Rising Update
Posted 5.31.20Cleveland Rising groups use Zoom meeting to update public on bold ideas for transforming Cleveland.
Students Complete Virtual Advisory Services Projects with Social Entrepreneurs
WATCH: Fowler Center Director Participates in Live Session with @america
Posted 4.29.20Fowler Center Director, Megan Buchter, joined @america in Indonesia for a virtual discussion on how small/medium social enterprises can adapt, survive and even grow while facing this global epidemic.
The Business of Business is People
Posted 4.28.20“We’re all put on the earth to care for each other,” says Professor and Fowler Center Advisory Board member, Raj Sisodia. As the co-founder of Conscious Capitalism, he believes business is a way for us to do just that.
Appreciative Inquiry in a Broken World
Posted 4.27.20Read the latest blog post by Dr. David Cooperrider discussing how Appreciative Inquiry can be used by companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students in India Celebrate Being Among the 2020 Flourish Prize Finalists
Posted 4.23.20News Article: GIM students shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Flourish Prizes from among 824 entries from across the globe
Weatherhead Selected for AACSB’s 2020 Innovations that Inspire Challenge
Posted 4.22.20The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has recognized the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University as one of the top 25 examples of how business schools are elevating entrepreneurial mindsets and new business creation. The award recognizes Michael Goldberg's undergraduate seminar course that allows cohorts of students from developing countries to participate and learn virtually alongside CWRU undergraduate students.
Clarke Executive Team Evaluates First-Year MBA Students Final Presentations
Online classes offer chance to learn new skills for free
Posted 4.14.20Channel 19 news visited a virtual classroom at Case Western - ENTP 301 Entrepreneurial Strategy co-taught by Michael Goldberg, Megan Buchter, and Doug Degirolamo.
Latest Issue of AI Practitioner: CLE Rising AI Summit
Posted 4.10.20The Cleveland (CLE) Rising Summit converged diverse groups of people to unleash their collective thoughts on how to rise CLE again. This article explores the CLE Rising summit of two-and-a-half days from genesis to execution and provides practitioners’ perspectives and insights on post-summit challenges and opportunities to address them.
Megan Buchter interviews Ashley Weingart and Mel McGee about Social Entrepreneurship
Fowler Center Hosts Inaugural Impact Investing Case Competition
Posted 3.10.20Last week, the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit hosted their inaugural Impact Investing Case Competition sponsored by EPOCH PI and McDonald Hopkins, LLC.
How World-Class Amazon, Apple & Google Have Built Successful Cultures
Posted 3.9.20Top companies like Apple and Google employ a positive approach to planning, pursuing goals, and solving problems called appreciative inquiry.
Michele Hunt and Chris Laszlo Featured in Conscious Business Magazine
Posted 3.9.20The contributors to this publication approach Conscious Business from a whole systems perspective. They ask the reader to think about the how the role of business can contribute to well-being at a global level. They explore what well-being at a global level means at the deeply personal, the family and community levels, and the implications for our social and cultural norms, our economic and political structures, and for our planet.
Fowler Center Co-Hosts Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Posted 3.5.20On Wednesday March 4th, Fowler Center Business as an Agent of World Benefit Scholar, Katie Van Dusen, had the opportunity to sit down with social entrepreneur, John McMicken, CEO of Evergreen Cooperatives, to discuss his career journey and what it means to be an employee-owned business.
Fowler Center Director Participates in thinkBIG Veale Innovation Challenge and Summit
Stop calling it ‘innovation’
Posted 3.2.20Weatherhead alumna and Fowler Center Advisory Board member, Nadya Zhexembayeva, advises companies to stop using the term 'innovation'.
What Does Quantum Physics Have to Do with Business?
Posted 2.27.20Laszlo, speaking at UMASS Lowell, connected quantum physics to the changing role of business in society – arguing that sustainability, mindfulness and well-being are just as important as quarterly earnings, operational efficiency and shareholder returns.
Weatherhead School students take first and second place in ACG Cup competition
Posted 2.14.20Fowler Center Business as an Agent of World Benefit Scholar, Alex Romanowski, was a part of the team that took second place at the ACG Cup competition.
Former Fowler Center Director to help Norwegian Cruise Lines Strengthen Their Commitment to ESG
Posted 1.31.20Beau Daane, former Fowler Center Director and Weatherhead MBA alumnus, joins Norwegian Cruise Lines in a newly created position, Senior Director, ESG.
Michael Goldberg named as the inaugural executive director of the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship
AIM2Flourish Featured in EFMD Blog
Posted 12.17.19Isabel Rimanoczy writes about AIM2Flourish in her EFMD blog post about hope.
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