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oikos Newsletter October 2018

12 October 2018 | Newsletters

October will be an exciting month for oikos – full of new ideas, challenges, and acquaintanceships.  On 19th October we will kick off the oikos LEAP Meeting in Leysin, Switzerland. The week-long meeting will host over 65 oikos members, alumni, and partners from different parts of the world. On October 26, oikos community will gather at the FutureLab 2018 to discuss opportunities for building lasting change in the world and in our classrooms. In this edition of our newsletter, let us introduce our new Curriculum Project designed to allow students to advocate for a better economics and management education. We also tell you about the LEAP Webinar that focused on the importance of facilitation. We are proud to... »

oikos Launches a new Curriculum Project

09 October 2018 | News

At oikos, we want to transform education for a sustainable world. One direct way to do this is to work to change economics and management curricula at the universities where we are present. To help member groups work towards local change we are launching the oikos Curriculum Project. The Project will kick off with a workshop at the FutureLab called “Building a Better curriculum” that is designed to help oikees think through the purpose of their education, and dream up new ways to teach economics and management. The workshop was developed and tested this summer at the oikos Summer school in Vienna and events in Italy and France. After the FutureLab, special support will be provided to oikos... »

LEAP webinar discussed the art of Facilitation

09 October 2018 | News

On October 8, 2018, oikos LEAP hosted the very first webinar for its new 2018/2019 cohort. This open webinar focused on the art of facilitation and featured Hanna Meirelles, an international trainer, and development facilitator. She talked about the role and responsibilities of a facilitator and discussed the essential skills and tools required for facilitation. “The word facilitate comes from a Latin facilis, meaning “easy”, hence the key function of the facilitator is determined by the word itself, and that is to make things easy for his or her audience.” – explained Hanna to the group of intrigued oikees. She pointed out that every good facilitator needs to have 3 key skills: – leadership – it is a... »

30 seconds with Johanna Zimmermann

08 October 2018 | News

Johanna Zimmermann is a board member of the oikos chapter in Copenhagen. Originally from Marburg, Germany, she studies MSc in Business and Development Studies at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and works as a student assistant at Ørrsted, the Danish renewable energy company. At oikos Copenhagen, she leads curricular projects and advocates for the integration of sustainability into education. Johanna shared her oikos story and discussed her work for curricular change with us. When I joined oikos a year ago, I had just started my MSc in Business and Development Studies at Copenhagen Business School. Back then I already knew I wanted to learn as much as possible about sustainable business models and especially about my possibilities to contribute... »

oikos Newsletter September 2018

14 September 2018 | Newsletters

The fall is here, and there is just over a month left before the oikos community will get together in Switzerland to attend the LEAP Meeting and the oikos FutureLab 2018. Applications for both programs are now closed, and applicants will soon hear about the organizing teams’ decisions. Meanwhile, read the September edition of our newsletter to learn about the CEE Meeting held in Warsaw from 6th to 9th of September and get ready for the Francophone Meeting in Lausanne. This month, the LEAP Advanced class 2017/2018 summarized their LEAP journey and explained what being a part of the program meant for them. In the “30 seconds with…” segment meet Eva Späte. She is a former president of... »

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... »

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10 September 2018

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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 Newsletter August 2018

09 August 2018 | Newsletters

Welcome to our newsletter! Amid the summer heatwaves, let us tell you what oikos community has been up to embed sustainability into our education and practices. In this August edition of our newsletter, learn about upcoming LEAP information call and read about Edutopia Summer Academy powered by oikos Vienna 2018. In the alumni segment of the newsletter we introduce Moritz Schwarz, oikos London alumnus who reminisced his time at oikos and told us about his career in sustainability . In the “30 seconds with…” segment meet Katrine Tirsgaard Mortensen from oikos Copenhagen, who reflected on her oikos experience and on the importance of knowledge exchange between people from different parts of the world. Do not forget to register for... »