Preliminary Agenda | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

All events will take place in the Ball Room at the Tinkham Veale University Center on the CWRU campus: 11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday – June 2, 2019

11:30 a.m. – noon Registration for Pre-Meeting Learning Journey
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Learning Journey – Cuyahoga Valley National Park Excursion (optional for additional fee)
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Opening Reception (remarks at 7 p.m.)
This event will take place at the Linsalata Alumni Center, 11310 Juniper Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Monday – June 3, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Keynote: Jens Molbak, Founder Winwin

10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. Breakout Sessions
  1. Academic Track: Catalyzing the PRME Movement at Rutgers Business School (Jeana Wirtenberg, PhD, Rutgers)
  2. Organizational Track: Strategic Partnerships for the SDGs Part 1
11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – noon Breakout Sessions
  1. Academic Track: Protect What You Love: Engaging Students in Sustainability and International Exchange (Heather Ranson, PhD, University of Victoria)
  2. Organizational Track: Strategic Partnerships for the SDGs Part 2
noon - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
(12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. PRME Awards)
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Lunch Keynote Panel: Partnerships for the Goals

2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. PRME Awards
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  1. Academic Track: Aim2Flourish Update / Aim2Flourish Student Poster Presentations (Megan Buchter, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University)
  2. Organizational Track:Sustainability Professionals Open Forum
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  1. Experiential Education Incorporating the SDGs and a Design Thinking Approach to Learning (Linda Sama, Ph.D., St. Johns)
  2. Session for Business schools not yet PRME Signatories: What's involved, What's in it for them? (Hosted by Mark Meany, Ph.D., and Cathy DuBois, Ph.D.)
4 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. PRME NA Updates / Governance
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Farm-to-Fork Dinner and Presentation (optional for additional fee)

Tuesday – June 4, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Keynote: Chris Laszlo, Ph.D., Weatherhead School of Management, “Social Enterprise in support of the SDGs”

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
  1. Corporate Social Responsibility via Social Media: Using Snapchat to Engage and Educate on the SDGs (Joni Bowen, Kent State University)
  2. Engaging Students with the SDGs (Lightning round session: each school receives 10 minutes to present, moderated by Erin Fairman)
    1. Why Should we care? Enhancing Student Engagement with Sustainability – Focus: Creating effective Benchmarks to measure performance in SDGs (University of Guelph)
    2. Sustainable Economic Development Pedagogy for Undergraduates: The concepts needed to Understand Global Poverty Reduction (University of Colorado)
    3. There Is No Single Definition of Service Learning: Unifying with the SDGs – Focus: Navigating Obstacles in SDG-Related Service Learning (Texas State University)
    4. The Incorporation of Arts-Based Research in Management Education to build Sustainable and Resilient Cities, Organizations and Communities after the 2017 Earthquakes in Mexico City – Focus Applying the Arts-Based Approach (Ipade Business School Mexico)
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
  1. How has PRME participation Driven Curriculum Change at PRME NA Business Schools (Kathleen Odell, Ph.D., Liz Collier, Ph.D., Al Rosenbloom, Ph.D., Dominican University; Linda Sama Ph.D., St. John’s University; James Weber, Ph.D, Dusquesne University)
  2. Creative Approaches to Stakeholder Engagement (Lightning round session: each school receives 10 minutes to present, moderated by Cathy DuBois, Ph.D.
    1. Honey Bees in the B-School: Integrating SDGs into Curriculum, Partnerships and Research – Focus: Scale HBI at Your Own Institution (George Mason University)
    2. Championing the Integration of Responsible Management: Strategies Collaborations and Benchmarks – Focus: External Rankings (University of Guelph)
    3. AIM2Flourish: Promoting Regional Empowerment for SDGs Action through Intergenerational Conversations (Case Western Reserve University)
    1. Using a Mission Driven Approach to Leverage Value of the Sharing Information on Progress Report – Focus: Benefits of alignment with mission (Kent State University)
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

World Café Session

  • Compelling ideas for partnering and next steps of progress!
  • Vote with your feet
12:20 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 pm – 1:45 pm Breakout Sessions
  1. Inspired Innovations (Lightning round session each school receives 10 minutes to present, moderated by Brandon Shields)
    1. Responsible Management Education for Consciousness of Connectedness (Maharishi University of Management)
    2. Rethinking Resources: Incorporating Intangible Assets into Management Education (Arizona State University)
    3. Designing a Sport Business Course as a Platform to Amplify the SDGs (St. Joseph’s University)
    4. UN Sustainable Development Goals: Reporting PRME School SDG Impact with the PRME SDG Dashboard – Focus: Dashboard Update (St. Joseph’s University)
1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. Closing Remarks