There is a movement within business schools to practice PRME - Principles for Responsible Management Education. Our invited speaker on Saturday will focus on each of these principles and further describe this movement with what it offers for business schools.
Thought Leader Sessions:
At each Annual Conference, we invite experts on a popular topic of interest to those involved in business higher education to share their thoughts and experiences to help you advance your work. This year, the thought leaders will both focus on the theme of the Conference. On Saturday, during the Thought Leader Session, a panel of representatives from schools that are have committed to implement the PRME principles on their campus will describe how and why they became involved in PRME and what they have done to implement the principles on their campus. This is part of the focus track for the day that will include the keynote luncheon address by Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME Secretariat, an afternoon breakout session, and a networking dinner that evening.
On Sunday, two leaders experienced in the work of college presidents and provosts share their thoughts on what it takes to create a sustainable university. Based on their book, The Sustainable University: Green Goals and New Challenges For Higher Education Leaders, James Martin and James E. Samels will provide thought provoking ideas in line with our conference theme. Martin is a professor of English at Mount Ida College and academic vice president of The Education Alliance. Samels is CEO and president of The Education Alliance and founder of Samels & Associates, a law firm concentrating in higher education law.