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The Great Leadership Reset

We invite you and your colleagues to join in a landmark forum October 19-28, 2021 hosted by Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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How can business meet the biggest global challenges of the 21st century?

Hosted by the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management and Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

This earth friendly and digital format will allow you to connect Fortune 500 CEOs, world leaders, entrepreneurs, academic thought-leaders, young leaders, their networks, and engaging educators. When CK Prahalad spoke at our very first summit, he talked about the Global Forum as “an institute for tomorrow”—a forward-facing venue for companies wishing to be future—to prosper, model 21st century advantage, and be a transformational force for world benefit. Learn more at Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Help the world mobilize

Help the world mobilize

Magnify and help the world to mobilize and realize its 17 Global Goals while aiming-higher with our historic “once-in-a civilization” type transformation opportunities. To be sure, it is a privileged time. And it is not at all irresponsible or utopian to say it: we possess all the resources we need to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes; we hold in our collective hands the capacity to set in motion an unstoppable trajectory for transitioning to a nearly zero-emissions economic system powered by 100% renewable energy; we have the capacity to bring forth a near future where every child has access to school; and, perhaps most important, we have the opportunity to reclaim our world-wide belief in the “human project” through the discovery and design of positive institutions—just when we need it most.

Interact with the community

Interact with the community

Interact, network, and become part of a growing community-of-purpose with business leaders and the pioneering thought-leaders who are propelling the solution-revolution through breakthrough innovation and generative economy thinking;

Understand ecomonic trends

Understand ecomonic trends

Understand the economic trends, trajectories and macro-shifts of our era with a special focus the greatest “better business/better world” multi-trillion-dollar economic possibilities of our time;

Strengthen your own leadership

Strengthen your own leadership

Strengthen your own leadership and build upon your team’s strengths. When you attend together something special can happen. We know that teams become what they study—together. The flourishing enterprise is something every industry leader wants. Flourishing enterprise is about people inspired every day and bringing their whole selves into the enterprise; it’s about innovation arising from everywhere; and it’s about realizing regenerative relationship value with stakeholders, including customers, communities and societies, and ultimately, with a thriving biosphere.

Enhance collaboration

Enhance collaboration

Enhance collaboration across functions, and stakeholder communities and supply circles. This may be the most important conversation your company can have in today’s world of opportunity to lead the solution revolution. And by helping “out there”—helping the world to flourish—guess what almost always happens to the “in here” of your organization? It’s a dynamic we call mirror flourishing, and it’s a game changing resource.

Craft your own ‘theory of business’

Craft your own ‘theory of business’

Learn how to craft your own future-forming “theory of the business”—the kind of deeper enterprise logic that can rebuild, regenerate, renew, and propel your enterprise capacity to win the hearts and minds of your customers and people, leverage new sources of 21st century advantage, and draw the admiration of everyone who cares about the future of our planet.

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This year's topics

Whatever your interests, we have you covered.

1

The New Theory of the Business — Toward Full Spectrum Flourishing.

This track is designed to facilitate, across national boundaries and management disciplines, the emergent new theory of business dialogue within the management sciences and the interdisciplinary domains of constructive human science and organization theory. Including among its participants—each with a powerful contribution to the emerging theory of business--are thought leaders and vanguard models and a myriad of forms that are proliferating.

2

What Do We Know About Change at the Scale of the Whole?

The Global Goals mobilization stands as the largest macro-project in history, dwarfing the collaborations to heal the ozone layer; dwarfing the global eradication of smallpox; dwarfing humankind’s leap to the moon; and dwarfing the re-building of the world economy through the Marshall Plan. Moreover, the Global Goals, as the most epic earthshot macro-project ever, is not so much about solution capacity or scarcity of resources as it is about unlocking heretofore hidden powers of unprecedented collaboration.

3

New Visions of 21st Century Management Education.

Consciousness research is no longer a futuristic mission as it has rapidly and truly entered the fields of leadership development, neuroscience, the study of emotional intelligence, mindfulness in management, as well as “leadership and the new science” with its worldview of fundamental interconnectedness.

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This Year's Presenters

Each Global Forum session is hosted by one of our three presenters.

David Cooperrider

David Cooperrider

Professor, Organizational Behavior

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Dr. Audrey Selian

Dr. Audrey Selian

Founder, Artha Networks Inc.

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Michele Hunt

Michele Hunt

Transformation Catalyst

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Our Generous Hosts

We are hugely grateful for the generous gifts making this announcement possible.

The next and 5th Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit is hereby announced for October 19-28, 2021 and co-convened by Berrett-Koehler Publishers and the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University.

We want to celebrate the “better business and better world” vision of Harry Halloran and the catalytic gift of Halloran Philanthropies. Harry has been and is a courageous and values-led leader in the business for good movement. We also want to recognize the research funding supporting the publication of "The Business of Building a Better World". The grant is called The New Theory of Business Project, and it was funded by the University of St. Thomas, a long-standing leader in corporate responsibility studies.

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Halloran Philanthropies

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The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

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Our Partners

The 5th Global Forum is being elevated, enriched, and advanced by a rapidly growing set of “collaborating partners” and global associations.

The B Team

Triple Bottom Line Investment (TBLI) Network

Omidyar Networks

Skoll Foundation

Masters in Positive Organizational Development program at the Weatherhead School of Management

The Flourishing Enterprise Institute (FEI)

Real Leaders

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry

The UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

The Peter F. Drucker Institute’s

Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)

Spirituality in Management

Organization Development

Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

The International Academy of Management

The Academy of Management

The International Positive Psychology Association and World Congress of Positive Psychology

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This year's sponsors

The 2021 Global Forum is made possible primarily through donations and support from our sponsors.

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