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ebbf is pleased to announce the creation of its new Dean of Education position which long term ebbf member Nabil Elias has accepted to take on.
With this nomination ebbf hopes to explore more deeply new learning frameworks that can test the impact and best practices of the application of its seven core values in organizations that aim to contribute to a more prosperous, just and sustainable civilization.
Nabil Elias has a lifelong experience in the area of education, he is Faculty Emeritus at the Belk College of Business, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to his retirement, he taught in MBA and Master of Accountancy programs and was director of MBA programs at UNC Charlotte and University of Manitoba. He held positions as visiting professor at INSEAD (France), Thunderbird (USA), HEC (France), ESCP (France), Laval University (Quebec) and taught MBA classes at Monterrey Tech EGADE (Mexico), and UNC Charlotte’s MBA in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Nabil commented “I look forward to working with the ebbf community and beyond to explore dimensions of knowledge, education and learning aimed to assist individuals and companies to transition towards a new paradigm of work, business, and organizations. Capturing and sharing the learning of startups and organizations that have embarked on holistic transformation consistent with the ebbf’s seven core values is only one of the many ways to contribute to knowledge and learning to enhance ebbf’s mission of creating a more prosperous, just and sustainable civilization. I warmly welcome any ideas or suggestions towards this end.”
Nabil will start to identify key topics and individuals to engage with, in order to start exploring the kinds of materials that will be most useful to create new learning frameworks, assisting the transition of companies and people towards a new paradigm of work.
CURRENT EBBF KNOWLEDGE & CONTENT
We asked a few ebbf members from around the world to share some of the diverse ways in which they used the ebbf community to progress their impact, overcome barriers and co-create meaningful projects and transform their organizations.
Here is what we learnt:
Malika Parent offered a reflection on understanding the root of wrong behaviour starting from her own experience.
Before addressing the topic of the keyinote she recalled the Hermann Ebbinghaus curve pointing out that after 24 hours you will have lose 80% of what you heard and after 30 hours you will have lost the 90%.
From the humanitarian exposure she moved on to the fight against corruption. Moving to the management side of the humanitarian sector meant for her moving to another planet. The 30% of aid is diverted to corruption. We have many corruption schemes: gift, nepotism, insurance fraud, etc… And have our own truth, each one of us don’t perceive the same thing at the same time.
There are also two main controversies to take into account: 1. Goodwill can be a myth and a threat to good governance and 2. Wrong behaviour: me vs. others.
Who knows what would do in difficult circustamces?
The ebbf 28th international annual learning event in Geneva is starting right now. People are gathering around the tables reconnecting or introducing themselves for the first time.
During these four days we will explore the new kind of governance that will allow ethical business to build the future and to discover your role in progressing this. You can live this learning experience with us following this blog, our Facebook page and our twitter profile. And maybe you will start thinking about coming to the next ebbf event.