08. - 12. April 2019, Bogota, Colombia
Workshop Series at Universidad Areandina
From April 8. to 12. the Humanistic Management Center delivered a series of workshops at Fundación Universitaria del Area Andina.
The workshop was split into five sessions of 4 hours each and each session had a content focus in its first part and a skills focus in the second part. The basis for the skills training in the second part were current research projects of the workshop participants which were developed further over the five workshop sessions.
- First sesssion - Intercultural management: The first part of the first session focused on an introduction to the workshop series and lessons learned from intercultural experiences. During the second part the participants presented the current status of their research projects which were subsequently discussed.
- Second session - Humanistic Management: The first part of this session focused on the global context, some key values and the three stepped approach to Humanistic Management. During the second part the architecture of research projects was discussed together with an introduction to inductive and deductive research designs and qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
- Third session - Stakeholder engagement: The first part of this session focused on who Stakeholders are, why they matter and how business can have productive relationships with them. The skills training of the second part of this session the focused on contextualizing research projects or in other words, answering to the "Why” of a specific research project.
- Fourth session - Impact investing: The first part of the fourth session focused on socially responsible investments, impact investing and social entrepreneurship. In the skills training of this session the focus was then laid on presenting research results and conclusions.
- Fifth session - Purpose driven organizations: The first part of this fifth and final session was looking at purpose driven organizations and assessing how they differ from traditional business organizations. In the second part the workshop looked at pedagogy and ways for providing a meaningful learning experience to students before the workshop closed with a summary and shared reflections.