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Germany Meeting 2019: Taking the Lead for Change

15 June 2019 | News

The Germany Meeting 2019 took place in Cologne from 7th to 9th of June. Thirty oikees from seven different chapters gathered under the motto „Take the lead for Change! – Us for a sustainable future“ to spend a nice weekend together with a colourful program and a lot of inspiring conversations. Read all about the Meeting in this article from the team. During the first day of the meeting, we were focusing on getting to know each other and ourselves better. After welcoming the participants at our university we had some Ice-Breaker-Games and a short introduction of oikos international including an online pitch about the Curriculum Change Program. After that followed an Empowerment Workshop with professional Coach Viola... »

30 seconds with Fabienne Zbinden

11 June 2019 | News

This June, take 30 seconds to meet Fabienne Zbinden, an amazing participant from our workshop at Helvetia. Fabienne is a trainee at Helvetia and after the workshop decided to engage with oikos in order to learn more about the organization and contribute to our vision and mission.  I became aware of oikos through a workshop on sustainability during my trainee program at Helvetia. Adriana Troxler, oikos Program Manager, conducted the workshop together with Kristina Nyzell, an expert on sustainability in the economy. Adriana introduced us to oikos, the LEAP program, and her work at the organization – I was immediately thrilled! Out of a number of workshops I have attended so far, this workshop definitely stood out. I learned... »

Inspiration Day: oikos and DisruptivePlay teamed up to discuss leadership and sustainability with young Helvetia employees

06 June 2019 | News

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….          oikos and DisruptivePlay came together on 17th April 2019 to organize a workshop for trainees, interns and working students at Helvetia, one of the leading insurance companies in Switzerland, that has supported oikos for over two decades now. We exchanged ideas, built towers and, above all, learned more about our values and identity. We,  furthermore, discussed how our actions could aid a broader societal purpose, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and create a more just and sustainable world. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. The room was filled with a soothing voice of Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator as the images of peculiar children and outstanding humans who have disrupted the... »

Alumni Debate: Discussing the classroom and work experiences in management for a sustainable future

17 May 2019 | News

A deep reflection on management for a sustainable future is critical as a new generation is entering a turbulent world of work with an ever-increasing need for sustainability-oriented decision-makers. The higher education system should spearhead this reflection, as it prepares students to become managers and leaders of tomorrow.  At the same time, universities and business schools undoubtedly should engage with different stakeholders that can inform and support higher education institutions to better equip young people to meet the needs of sustainability in their day-to-day work environment. We wanted to reach out to young professionals in order to understand their needs and learn about their views on the role of higher education in bridging the gap between sustainable and... »

Global Contest: Design the alumni network of your dreams

13 May 2019 | News

What is the Alumni Global Contest? It’s a global, inclusive and collaborative contest where every member of our community can participate and create a vision of the alumni network. Upload your vision for the network and let the oikos community decide on the winners. oikos will cover FutureLab participation fee for the winners of the competition. Follow us on our facebook & Linkedin page for regular updates! Also check our oikos Alumni Facebook & Linkedin group Not a fan of social media ? Register a personal call with *protected email* oikos VP of alumni network, to get more info! Background information oikos has a long (hi)story: it’s 32 years old now. Throughout the years, oikos has changed a lot, and... »