UCL GLOBAL BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR HEALTH RECRUITS FORMER WHO ADVISOR
UCL Global Business School for Health (GBSH) has recruited Dr. Kabir Sheikh, former policy advisor for the World Health Organisation (WHO), as Professor of Global Health Systems and Policy.
Sheikh is a public health and health systems specialist committed to building stronger, more equitable health systems in low and middle-income countries. During his time with the WHO, he led science, policy, and country engagement at the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, WHO HQ, with a footprint in 40 countries. He brings extensive experience in higher education, including 20 years of postgraduate teaching, academic management, and research supervision.
“Health systems across the world, especially in the Global South, are undergoing rapid transformations, driven by larger forces such as urbanization, proliferation of private markets, and the digital revolution. However, global scholarship has not kept up with the pace of these transformations. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the critical role that learning – or lack thereof – plays in the ability of health systems, and indeed entire societies, to withstand shocks and adapt to change. Strong health systems are learning health systems and, conversely, health system failures often stem from learning failures,” he says.
NEW BOOK EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP LEARNING AND EXECUTIVE EDUCATION
Educators from ESMT Berlin have released a new book, “The Future of Executive Education.” The book shares innovative classroom practices for executive education, including tips from Hollywood, gamification, and research insights.
The “bookazine” is edited by author Nora Grasselli, program director of executive education at ESMT Berlin.
“Even before the COVID crisis hit in 2020, big changes were underway in executive education. Since then, the discipline upturned. Leaders want different learning content and want to learn it in ways different from ten years, or even five years ago,” says Grasselli.
A specific chapter is dedicated to effective virtual communication based on lessons from Hollywood. The co-authors, with backgrounds in leadership education, theater, and film, present the challenges of virtual communication, including the lack of physical cues and emotional nuance, and how certain practices originating from the world of film can help overcome them, such as evoking emotion and involving your audience.
Another chapter discusses how educational technology helped navigate the COVID crisis. While digital learning tools were present in many business school programs pre-pandemic, the sudden need for widespread remote education during lockdowns led to accelerated investment in and exponential use of digital classroom technology. Educators at ESMT tackle the negative assumptions about online learning and show how it can match or even surpass campus-based learning.
The authors also explore the use of an immersive cyberattack simulation to educate business leaders on teamwork and leadership. This innovative game pits business leaders against fictional hackers and reveals lessons on the future of teamwork, such as how teams are more global and virtual than ever before.
Concepts explored within the book have all been tried and tested in on-site, virtual, and hybrid executive classrooms.
The book is available here.
VLERICK BUSINESS SCHOOL LAUNCHES ‘METAVERSE FOR BUSINESS’ EXECUTIVE PROGRAM
Vlerick Business School has launched a new Metaverse for Business executive program in partnership with Howest – the educational institution with vast technological experience.
Aimed at business leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals from all kinds of sectors, the program will teach participants about the value potential and possible limitations of the metaverse – without getting into overly complex technical detail.
Participants will also experience the metaverse first-hand in Lab environments and learn as they use technologies including virtual and augmented reality and 3D modeling.
The six-day program will cover a range of key topics including;
- How the metaverse can benefit your business, customers and employees
- Key concepts of the metaverse – and how they apply to your business
- The skillsets you’ll need to implement metaverse related initiatives
- How other businesses are getting value from the metaverse
- Creating a business case for your metaverse project
Learn more here.
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