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oikos and PRME team up: Call for LEAP Researchers 2024

oikos and The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) are pleased to announce the call for the next LEAP Researchers Cohort in 2024.

What does the LEAP Researchers Program bring to participants?

This research cohort is a collaboration between PRME and oikos. Business leaders are undeniably one of the most important agents to create sustainable positive development for the world. This program aims to combat the skill set development gap that is present in the workforce due to current global challenges including social, economic, and ecological issues by shaping a new style of responsible leader who has the skills to lead more holistically. This program will bring participants:

  • Connection, collaboration and joint learning with like-minded early career researchers from around the world tailored to participants’ needs and wishes. The group will co-create their own learning process and shape the sessions together with the facilitators to build supportive social interaction.
  • Individualized and peer engagements with coaches throughout the process to aid development towards achieving meaningful change.
  • A community of practice that allows for implementing what participants learned through supporting university students’ projects and facilitating change at their institutions. Most of the projects aim at embedding sustainability into the core of economics and business education. (Examples: student driven curricula reviews, course co-creation, campaigning, raising awareness on sustainability, etc.)

Who is welcome to join? What is the time commitment?

The programme is aimed at Masters students, Ph.D. students, or postdoctoral researchers who address sustainability challenges in their research and/or teaching and have a high motivation to develop personally and professionally. Furthermore, this opportunity aims to seek out individuals with the intrinsic motivation to improve their own understanding of creativity and pedagogy toward the overall pursuit of sustainable development. The vision of an economic system that respects ecosystem limits and serves society should be close to participants’ minds and hearts. The majority of participants will have an economics and/or business background; however, participants from other fields are also welcome – diversity in knowledge and experience has been highly appreciated by the previous participants. Therefore, we open the programme to participants from other disciplines and to more senior participants. Participation is free of charge.

Time commitment: 4-5 hours per month from March 2024 to December 2024

Certification: Every participant who successfully completes the program will receive the LEAP Researchers Certificate, in collaboration with PRME and the Impactful Five (i5) project.

How to join the program?

Apply to the cohort here. The deadline to apply is 29 February.

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