Global Learning Colloquium: Business

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Applying a Systems Thinking Approach to Global Learning: Discerning the Complexity of the International in Business

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

To be successful in today’s economy, business professionals need to develop global leadership competencies, including intercultural skills, ethics, strategic thinking, understanding the global in local, and a sense of shared responsibility. Taking a global learning approach in their business education can provide future business leaders with a necessary systems thinking understanding to work across cultures and with interconnected world economies. This colloquium brought together business school educators and administrators seeking ways to integrate global learning into their curricular and co-curricular activities.


Tuesday, May 29
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Overview
Anne M. D’Angelo, PhD, Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Framing Session: Systems Thinking, Global Learning, and the Complexity of the International in Business
Anne M. D’Angelo, PhD
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Presentations & Panel Discussion: The Importance of Global Learning in Business Education: Meaningful Engagement and Contributions to Cities, Trade, and Commerce
  • Lauren Swartz, Senior Director of International Investment, City of Philadelphia
  • Linda Mysliwy Conlin, President, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
  • Lisa Delpy Neirotti, PhD, Director, Master of Tourism Administration Associate Professor of Sport Management, School of Business, George Washington University
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Facilitated Discussion: Identifying Local and Global Systems
Anne M. D’Angelo, PhD
11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Framing Session & Discussion: Ethics in Global Business Leadership
  • Kimberly A. Cahill, Director, Center for Global Leadership, Villanova University School of Business
  • Denise Bala, Vice President of Education, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
  • Iris Kapo, Senior International Trade Specialist, US Commercial Service of Philadelphia
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Facilitated Discussion: Local and Global Perspectives on Developing Responsible Global Leaders
  • Anne M. D’Angelo, PhD
  • Kimberly A. Cahill
  • Denise Bala
  • Iris Kapo
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Presentation: A Global Vision for Business Education: A Framework for Individual School and System-wide Purpose
Juliane Iannarelli, Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer, AACSB International
1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Facilitated Discussion: Applying a Systems Thinking Approach to Global Learning: Developing Roadmaps for Your Program
  • Anne M. D’Angelo, PhD
  • Juliane Iannarelli
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Wrap Up and Next Steps
Anne M. D’Angelo, PhD
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. NAFSA Plenary Address: Laura W. Bush

NAFSA thanks the Carlson Global Institute, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota for its generous support of this event. NAFSA also thanks the Fox School of Business, Temple University for its generous support of this event.
Fox School of Business

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