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“Global Responsibility, now…”, Towards Mutuality of Impact: Kedge Business School, Marseille 14-18 May 2018

For many years, the responsibility of higher education & learning institutions for building a sustainable world has been highlighted. All over the world, faculty, administrators, learning facilitators and students have developed initiatives at local, regional and international levels to help transform society, business and education.

These initiatives have generated positive energy and goodwill, inspired further actions and innovations and led to undeniable progress. However the collective impact of these initiatives still somehow falls short of the deep transformation required at individual and collective level to make the change sustainable.

  • What kind of change maker and initiative is required to accelerate and deepen the level of change desired?
  • How may existing and emergent initiatives with a shared sense of purpose converge and align to better tackle the systemic issues faced?
  • Ultimately - how may change makers and change initiatives work beyond the ego and achieve mutualistic symbiosis?

Networks and initiatives from around the globe, with representation at various levels - local student organisations, regional interest groups, international partnerships and UN-level initiatives - will convene 14-18 May and move towards accelerating systemic impact. The event will also work to strengthen and accelerate the global partnership for sustainable development with a specific emphasis on SDG 17.

Join the movement in Marseille to explore and develop personal, collective and systemic change towards the future we want. 

"Global Responsibility, now" is...

  • A working gathering of change makers and transformational initiatives that aim to serve the common good
  • An opportunity to explore and develop the relational innovation required to deal with the coopetition (competition/collaboration) dynamic that exists within this landscape
  • Intent to collectively shift the needle toward globally responsible impact through the power of transformative learning and higher education

Inquiry strands 

  • The dilemmas of identity, scale and impact in movement and change system developpment.
  • Enacting deep collaboration that requires activists and change initiatives to work beyond the ego.
  • From maximum to optimum: how to shift from maximising an initiative’s capacity for impact towards optimising the role and capacity of that initiative within a larger system of change? From initiative consciousness to systems consciousness and from optimising the parts to optimising the whole.
  • Being the change required vs being the solution and as a consequence hindering the change from emerging - an introspection for change agents.
  • Is mutualistic symbiosis possible? What are the unintended negative consequences?

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