The UN Principles of Responsible Management Education offer a unique opportunity for Schools of Business and Management to engage with a programme designed to assist the adaption and transformation of their curricula as society demands business exhibit a more responsible and ethical approach to its activities. The relevance and importance of the PRiME initiative has been recognised already and endorsed by the AACSB and EFMD as an important indication of a Schools’ commitment to embedding ethics across programmes.
This one-day workshop is designed to allow Deans, Heads of Departments and relevant Faculty to bring about this transformation. Facilitated by members of the original UN Taskforce, and others who have adopted and begun the process of implementing PRiME, the day’s programme of events promises to be stimulating, instructive and instrumental by offering support and guidance from the growing network of UK educators taking a leadership role in these challenging times.
Issues of Learning and Teaching, Research and Curriculum Development will be addressed by leaders in the field, with the day designed to allow ample time for discussion.
The day’s activities will be introduced by Professor Julia King.
Date: Friday 19th June
Location: Aston Business School
The Programme is designed to allow as much time for discussion as possible. Presentations will be no more than 15 minutes in duration with room for debate and discussion between each one.
9.30 - 10.00 Arrival & Coffee
10.00 - 10.30 Introductions
Prof. Julia King, Vice Chancellor, Aston University
Jonathan Slack, Chief Executive of the Association of Business Schools and Chair of the EQUAL Group
Alan Murray, Chair BAM CSR SIG; UN PRiME Taskforce member
10.30 - 1.00 Curriculum Change and Innovation in Teaching
Carole Parkes, Aston Business School, ‘Giving voice to values’ and changing the Business and Management curriculum’
Jon Burchell,University of Sheffield, 'Not just a textbook exercise: engaging students in CSR activities'
Neil Marriot, Winchester Business School, ‘Revalidating and validating Business and Accounting undergraduate degrees using PRiME’
Laura Spence, Royal Holloway, ‘Teaching Beyond Multinationals: Responsible Entrepreneurship’
1.00 - 1.45 Lunch
1.45 - 2.45 Exchange platform (Participants sharing challenges and ideas)
Andreas Rasche, Warwick Business School, ‘Talking to/about Practice: Implementing the UN PRiME’
2.45 - 4.00 Issues for research, exploring partnerships and stakeholder dialogue
Jonathan Slack,ABS, ‘The pan European EQUAL Guidelines on Sustainability for Business Schools’
Malcolm McIntosh, Coventry University, ‘A systems approach to PRIME: Using the principles to change the whole economy’
4.00 - 4.30 Action planning
To book a place or to find out more contact Carol Parkes on ext 3195.