2020 Agenda - Friday, October 30


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Friday, October 30

10:00 - 10:15 | Welcome Back


Jeff Bieganek
Executive Director, MBA Roundtable

Case for Women Case Writing Competition Updates

Elissa Sangster
Chief Executive Officer, Forte

10:15 – 10:45 | Keynote Speaker

Social Good Imperative for Higher Education  


Karen Hughes Quintos
(former) EVP & Chief Customer Officer, Dell Technologies

10:45 – 11:45 | Panel Session​

The Role of Industry and Academic Partnership in delivering Impact and Purpose in the MBA Curriculum


Moderator: Karen Hughes Quintos
(former) EVP & Chief Customer Officer, Dell Technologies

Chip Adams
Co-Founder and Chariman of the Center for Conscientious Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

Peter Lupoff
CEO, Net Impact

11:45 – 12:45 | Discussion Breakouts

Social Impact in the MBA - building and integrating co-curricular programming on social entrepreneurship, impact investing, civic engagement, sustainability and more


Moderator: Caroline Grossman
Executive Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Experiential learning's role in delivering an impact investing curriculum​


Moderator: Jennifer M. Walske
Adjunct Assistant Professor and Interim Faculty Director of Impact@Anderson, Anderson School of Management UCLA

Business as a Force for Good: The Intersectionality of Business Education and Community Engagement



Aarti Ivanic
Associate Professor of Marketing and Academic Director of MBA Programs, University of San Diego School of Business

Chris Nayve
Associate Vice President of Community Engagement and Anchor Initiatives, University of San Diego

What, if any, connection is made between curriculum and career?


Philip Heavilin II 
Executive Director, Career Development Office, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Abigail R. Kies 
Assistant Dean, Career Development Office, Yale School of Management, Yale University


12:45 - 1:00 Break

1:00 – 2:00 | Panel Session

Delivering on what we are talking about: Reflecting on the pandemic and ongoing racial inequalities - How can MBA programs change and do better in the future?


Moderator: Nancy McGaw
Deputy Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Maryam Alavi
Dean and Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. Chair, Professor of IT Management, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

James Danko
President, Butler University

Peter Rodriguiz
Dean and Professor of Management, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

2:00 – 3:00 | Discussion Breakouts

Staying one step ahead - from microfinance to experiential education to impact investing to sustainability. What's next?


Moderator: Nydia MacGregor​
Faculty Director, MBA Programs and Alumni Engagement, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

Diversity and Inclusion in the MBA Curriculum - How can we step it up?



Jamie Campbell
Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement, Penn State Smeal College of Business

Stephen Taylor
Research Director, Business CAS

Approaches to Integrating Impact and Purpose into the Curriculum



Barbara Bickart
Associate Professor of Marketing and Senior Associate Dean for MBA Programs, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Paul Carlile
Senior Associate Dean, Online Learning, Associate Professor, Information Systems, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Caroline Flammer
Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Supporting Student Changemakers: Reaching across campus to drive sustainable impact



Victoria Parker
Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Administration, Associate Professor of Management, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire
Fiona Wilson
Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Unviersity of New Hampshire
Director of UNH's Sustainability Institute and Affiliate Clincial Associate Professor of Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at the Paul College of Business & Economics


3:00 - 3:15 Prize Winners Announced/Wrap Up & Closing


Jeff Bieganek
Executive Director, MBA Roundtable


Gretta Kosanovich
Sr. Sales Manager, Amazon Books Enterprise

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