How to be a global learner using the Global Learning Opportunities Building Engagement (GLOBE) educational model. GLOBE is used in the following courses: Selected Topics in Management, International Business, Management of Information Systems, Strategic Management, and Global Management.
Introducing Global Goals for Sustainable Development #SDGs this Fall in our Management courses. We will focus on:
- #SDG7 Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
- #SDG8 Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
- #SDG9 Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
17 Goals to Transform Our World Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations have started to mobilize efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures. Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world with no one left behind.
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We are going to incorporate the SDGs that are relevant to our Global Management courses. Using our GLOBE educational model, each SDG will be match with specific content and modules in each course.
- Global Management
- Management of Information Systems
- Global Leadership
- International Business
Global virtual management, people and technology, strategies, and customer service.
Global Management includes strategies to manage virtual offices in other countries. Global companies have to know their external environment and get familiar with local practices, laws, currency, etc. Management, Technology, and Leadership have to be integrated to Customer Service Practices. People are the most important asset inside and outside the company. Watch this video and relate these concepts to your own workplace or business practices. Video is old but the ideas are relevant for current discussions.
Global Learning Adventures At Sea – BREXIT Referendum
June 2016. Baltic Sea Cruise aboard Navigator of the Seas. We visited Southampton, UK, Oslo, Norway, Copenhagen, Denmark, Tallinn, Estonia, St Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Finland, and Bruges, Belgium. At sea we lived BREXIT Referendum Day where the UK decided to leave the European Union. Aboard we talked to UK and European citizens and discussed their reactions. When you watch this video, you can see what happened in the UK after this historic day.
We also use this clip to summarize our 40 years of traveling, 50 countries visited, and 12 cruises so far. We emphasize the importance of traveling, learning about cultures, politics, history, and economics, and living historic events like this one.
Keywords: BREXIT, BREXIT Referendum, European Union, Global Learning News, Global Learning Adventures
As a leaders of this globe, we have rights and obligations. We have duties as citizens to educate our next generation of leaders and to manage our resources. It is important to talk about value-based leadership, team-based leadership, and use-of-natural-resources leadership. Value-based leaders have embedded their value system and use it all the time.
We have been growing in a society that has many differences, divisions, and hate. Now we have to narrow our needs to have a better future and a better world. We have to enjoy our days and teach others how to be better to improve our world. Here we share a method and ideas to improve the Global Youth Leadership Skills for the Next Generation:
1. Have an Honor Code
When we talk about value-based leadership it is important to have an honor code, a set of specific statements that are going to be the foundation of who you are. Who is the kind of person you want to show to others. What are the values that you have in the base of your pyramid. Examples, Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Oath, Code of Conduct.
2. Add a set of standards as Law
You have to list and organize a set of fundamental parameters as life standards or commitments. Examples, Constitution, Commandments, Scout Law.They are a set of rules to lead or live better.
3. Teamwork activities
Our youth needs to learn to be in a team. Sometimes you are a follower, sometimes you are the leader, but sometimes you are the person who puts the pieces together, coordinator, communicator, organizer, thinker, or caller to action.
4. Continuous Progression
It is also important to have a continuous progression and assess the process to make adjustments to personal advancement. Use self-evaluation or feedback evaluation from others to be in the right track.
5. Be a Global Youth Leader
We are part of a global community. We are not only in own specific city or country. We think and act locally but we also should think and act globally. We belong to one world. “E Pluribus Unum”, out of many one. We belong to a society that are part of other groups. We have to respect the differences in religious, races, national origin and languages in order to be able to bring everybody to the mix. We are not a melting pot, we are a “big salad” where flavors and colors are added to be mix and then we can enjoy the benefits of being a global citizen.
6. Youth Leadership Challenge
Leadership is a process that involve everything you do in life. It is embedded in your blood. Be a role model to others. For these reasons, I challenge you to teach leadership skills to the next generation. Involve children into youth leadership courses and youth groups. They will learn how to lead our world with a better foundation . Get children involved in youth leadership training, teamwork based training, and value based leadership training.
If we want codes, laws, rules, or rights to be applied in our world,we have to teach the next generation to read and apply them in their local communities. Then we have to teach them to think and act locally and think and act globally to build a better world.
Be a global learner. Be a global leader. Be a global citizen.