BAWB and the Aspen Institute’s Teaching Innovation Project | Weatherhead

BAWB and the Aspen Institute’s Teaching Innovation Project

Posted 9.7.2005

Through The Center for Business as Agent of World Benefit (B·A·W·B), Case’s Weatherhead School of Management is one of 11 schools - only four of which are in the U.S. – to be chosen by the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program as part of its Teaching Innovation Project (TIP). TIP is a two-year action-learning project with the overarching goal of creating a “tipping point” in business education to further the teaching of corporate citizenship and values-based leadership.

As part of its TIP goals to integrate business and society issues into Weatherhead’s MBA core curriculum as well as the entire MBA and management education experience, B·A·W·B began a pilot project in fall of 2004 with the Saturday MBA program to incorporate issues of social impact into the core curriculum. Coming October 19-21, 2005, B·A·W·B and the Aspen Institute will hold a first-of-its-kind school-wide Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Summit at Weatherhead. It will bring together a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and work to accelerate change by integrating sustainability and social impact leadership into the entire curriculum.  Learn more about the summit.

On the horizon is the development of a major or minor concentration in the area of sustainability/social impact management, including several optional “streams” whereby students select to develop expertise in specific areas of social impact management or to obtain a general proficiency in those topic areas.

A central component of TIP is the exchange of ideas between and among leaders of corporate executive training and development, human resources and business school faculty. TIP representatives from each school convened in June 2004 at GE Crotonville, GE’s John F. Welch Leadership Center (USA), in January 2005 at Monterrey Tec (Mexico), and they will convene again in January 2006 at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).

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