Societal Impact Seminar (Americas)
This virtual seminar will take place 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Business schools globally continue to advance societal impact initiatives through their missions, curriculum, intellectual contributions, and new innovative activities. Through the AACSB standards, your school is empowered to make decisions that will have the greatest impact on your communities in areas from sustainability to social justice.
But how can you effectively communicate your activities in societal impact in your strategic plan, accreditation reports and tables, and in external communications to your stakeholders?
Join a cohort of your peers for a highly interactive four-hour lesson on how your school can fulfil the requirements of AACSB’s 2020 business accreditation standards in the area of societal impact.
In an engaging, facilitated discussion, identify each AACSB accreditation standard that incorporates societal impact and engage in activities that will help you select a focus area and generate ideas for measuring impact.
Effectively demonstrate your commitment to societal impact that go beyond the measurement methods and metrics we typically associate with accreditation.
Identify the relevant AACSB Accreditation Standards that incorporate societal impact
Generate ideas on how to integrate societal impact into your strategic plan, micro-plans, resource deployment, and goals
Gain best practice examples from peer schools globally that are engaged in advanced societal impact activities
Connect with business education administrators who recognize the value of societal impact and how it will transform business education
Who Should Attend
Business education administrators engaged in quality assurance, curriculum management, strategic planning, or accreditation-related activities. This seminar is recommended for representatives from schools undergoing a continuous improvement review or initial accreditation visit in the next 2-3 years.
Gain actionable insights in one, 4-hour live lessons with a cohort of your peers and facilitators. Pre-and post-work will allow you to maximize your time in the classroom. This course will be delivered via AACSB's Learning Portal and Zoom. You will have access to the event for 90 days from the seminar date.
Barbara Ritter, Jacksonville University
Barbara Ritter is dean of the Davis College of Business and Executive Director of Career Services at Jacksonville University. She is an expert in the field of organizational behavior and management education with more than 75 publications and presentations in this area. Barbara has experience consulting in the areas of organizational culture, human resource policies, employee satisfaction, selection and promotion, performance appraisal and development, and data collection and analysis. She is a recipient of a number of awards including the Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Chapter Advisor, the Horry County Stardust Award for Outstanding Contribution, and the MOBTS Peter Frost Mentoring Award, which acknowledges individuals who are distinguished as gifted teachers and scholars and who unselfishly impart these gifts through mentoring students, colleagues and associates. In 2020, Barbara was recognized by MOBTS with the David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award, which acknowledges a person with consistently demonstrated achievement over a lifetime, focusing on teaching and learning excellence. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Akron.
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