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Exploring Sustainable Leadership – CEE Meeting in Warsaw

13 September 2018 | News

“Sustainable Leadership: Environmental Protection Challenges” was the topic at the seventh Central and Eastern European Regional Meeting that took place in Warsaw from 6th to 9th of September. oikos members from 9 countries had a chance to discuss the subject and meet leading players of the Polish sustainability landscape. The participants explored themes like slow fashion and sustainable consumption, fair electronics, sustainable urbanization, socially responsible investments, and Zero Waste. They received insights into each of these domains from leading practitioners and fervent advocates for the change towards sustainability. The oikees learned about an ambitious plan of the Institute for eco-development that details their vision for transforming the city of Warsaw and explored responsible investing ideas in the Polish... »

LEAP: The perks of the self-development journey

10 September 2018 | News

In October 2017 over 30 oikos LEAP Advanced participants came together, for the first time, in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. From that moment on, they embarked on a journey, that aimed to develop purpose-driven, just and sustainable leaders. Fast forward 9 months, and in July, 2018 the Advanced participants bid farewell to the program. During this time, the LEAPers discovered their leadership potential and came closer to understanding their values and purpose in life. They bonded and sprung lifelong friendships with people who mere months ago were strangers to them. On-site meetings The intense but fulfilling on-site meetings were the most demanding part of the LEAP. The participants were challenged to leave their comfort zones, understand life experiences that shaped their character... »

LEAP Advanced: What should you know if you could not make it to the LEAP Information Call

15 August 2018 | News

On August 13, oikos LEAP project coordinator, coaches and prospective students came together for the LEAP Information Call. oikees had a chance to learn about the program and ask questions about activities and required commitments. But if you could not make it to the call, do not worry, we tried to compile the key takeaways from the call in this article. Keep in mind that the application deadline for participants who require visa is August 19, 2018. Regular deadline is September 9, 2018. Apply here. First meet our great LEAP coaches, former LEAP Advanced participants who shared their insights about the program: [Click on the photo to read the insights] Review the FAQ. If you have any further... »

oikos and Cross Cultural Management: Embracing differences and enjoying similarities

10 July 2018 | News

The world has shrunk immensely over the last few decades. As the access to mobility grows and connecting becomes easier, our offices are being filled with lively conversations held in the multitude of different languages, and our lunch breaks are lightened up with anecdotes encountered during business trips to the remote places of the world. But beyond this euphoria, we face a number of underlying challenges: experiencing new cultures might be intimidating, our skills of dealing with diverse groups fragile and our understanding of different cultures may be biased. Addressing these challenges becomes ever more important for organizations such as oikos, that gathers over 1200 members from 50 cities and 24 countries. The concept of Cross Cultural Management... »

oikos hosted a Webinar on Cross-Cultural Management

07 June 2018 | News

oikos members and alumni came together on June 6 to attend our webinar on Cross Cultural Management. The aim of the webinar was to reflect on the role of culture in the day-to-day interactions and enable participants to share their own diverse cultural experiences. The webinar was led by Saurav Kumar Das, former oikos Jamshedpur President and current Alumni Ambassador in India, who introduced different theories of cross-cultural communication to the participants. In the break-out sessions, the participants were able to discuss applications of these theories to the real environment considering their personal experiences. Furthermore, the webinar included a game of kahoot to energize the participants before the presentation and discussions, as well as a reflection session to... »