GIM has been associated with the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) since 2011. The association was part of GIM’s commitment to develop socially responsible leaders and managers.
In 2011, the Institute introduced a course on Social Responsibility and Action as part of the core curriculum of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). The course promotes social responsibility through a service-learning project called the ‘GiveGoa project’.
In the project, first year students work in teams with client organizations to serve the under-privileged sections of Goan society. This helps students understand the context of the underprivileged and build relationships with them. We expect this sensitivity to promote more responsible decision-making among our students.
We have run the course for four years. A significant proportion of the students appreciate the learnings from the project. Students have formed a club called Samarthan to help implement the GiveGoa project and reach out to the local community.
However, more responsible decision-making requires a stronger integration of Responsible Management into the curriculum. The 6th PRME Forum provides an opportunity to learn how this could be done. The theme of this Forum is Integrating Responsible Management into B-School curriculum.
The 6th PRME Asia Forum will provide delegates with an opportunity to explore why responsible management is important and how it can be integrated into the B-School curriculum. Respected leaders from Asian firms and Business Schools will share why and how they integrate responsible management into their strategies. More specifically, the Forum (and the pre-Forum Workshop) will provide an opportunity to do the following:
As part of the Workshop on Teaching Responsible Management, we invite case-studies describing how you inculcate sensitivity towards the environment and the poor in your course(s).
The case-study should have the following sections:
The context in which the course is taught:
This section could include a discussion of the purpose of education in your college, why you introduced responsible management, what responsible management means to you, whether there are other courses which address the theme of responsible management in your college/department, the profile of students who take the course (background, learning styles and expectations from the course).
The design, implementation and outcomes of the course:
This section could include details about the objectives of the course/ sessions on responsible management, methods and learning materials used, some critical challenges you experience in teaching responsible management and how do you deal with them , reactions of the students, faculty and/or (more generally) the institute.
Please send the submissions (abstract and full case-study)
Prof Nitin Upadhyay