3 Courses to earn a Certificate of Leadership Excellence

We are pleased to announce that the Institute has partnered with Dalhousie University’s College of Continuing Education to provide students with three exciting new courses; Leadership Dynamics, Ethics in Action, and Mastering Strategy.

This demanding trinity of courses provides learners with the opportunity not only to learn about leadership, strategy, and ethics but also to learn how to lead, how to be strategic, and how to make ethical decisions. All three courses are learner-centric and take a constructivist approach to learning that combines active, experiential, social, and problem-based learning with more traditional pedagogical approaches.

People who successfully complete all three courses, achieving a grade of at least 80% in each, will qualify for a professional certificate of Leadership Excellence from The Business Excellence Institute.

Commenting on the Dianne Tyers, Dean of the College of Continuing Education, said that:
the College of Continuing Education at Dalhousie University is delighted to partner with the Business Excellence Institute to offer the three courses leading to a Certificate in Leadership Excellence as, together, the courses provide learners with the core knowledge, skills, and critical thinking required to become effective leaders who are able to make informed, ethical, strategic decisions in complex, dynamic situations… and that’s the kind of leader that all types of organizations need right now.

John Bourke, president of The Business Excellence Institute, noted that Dianne and the College of Continuing Education were well known to the Institute’s board and that they were happy to enter into partnership to provide the courses as they respected Dalhousie and the work Dianne was doing to progress the College of Continuing Education on its journey to excellence.

Both organizations look forward to providing these three impact-driven, rewarding, relevant learning experiences to people to help them develop as leaders who can navigate and adapt to today’s ever evolving challenges. Leadership Dynamics and Ethics in Action launch next week. Mastering Strategy launches in January.


About The Business Excellence Institute

Headquartered in Dublin, The Business Excellence Institute has members on 6 continents and is the world’s only global membership body for business excellence professionals. It is dedicated to helping people and organizations achieve outstanding results for all their stakeholders and, in addition to facilitating professional development, it helps organisations, ranging from small family businesses to federal governments, on their journeys to excellence.

About Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education

Dating from 1818, Dalhousie University is one of the oldest universities in Canada. Its College of Continuing Education develops and delivers innovative educational programs to assist individuals to prepare for and succeed both academically and professionally. The college has delivered innovative, quality education and training needs to its students and their employers for almost 40 years.

Prepare for Excellence

This one day, highly interactive workshop will be held on Friday, March 27 in Dublin (Dun Laoghaire). Attendees will explore leadership, strategy, communication, risk and innovation to develop an understanding of what organisations need in order to embark on their journey to excellence. The workshop includes a discussion on how excellence assessment helps organisations on the journey and a challenging simulation.

When Where Price
27 March, 10:00-17:00 Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Members €317, Non-Members: €381
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A Christmas Challenge

Last year, we were happy to report about a Christmas Crises Averted, continuing what is now a tradition mixing fun and learning about excellence at this time of year. In 2017, we published a tale of a journey to excellence in Dickens’ Christmas Carol having previously looked at The Excellence behind Rudolph, in 2016, and a Case Study on Santa in 2015.

This year, we examine a few innovations which helped spread the joy of Christmas and outline a Christmas Challenge that is worth accepting.

2019-Christmas-Challenge

Emotify

Michael Sutton, one of the Institute’s Fellows, and his co-author Kevin Allen (former advertising executive turned educator) have recently published a book on game-based learning… Emotify, The Human Element in Game-Based Learning, Serious Games and Experiential Education.

In the book, the authors propose an actionable work plan, based on tried and tested research, for those who wish to harness the power of game-based learning. It covers a spectrum of topics ranging from basic concepts to pragmatic approaches for marketing in order to help readers succeed in their game-based learning endeavours.

You can purchase Emotify on Amazon (note: the Institute is not an Amazon affiliate and will not earn any fee on any purchase):

Emotify - The Power of the Human Element in Game-Based Learning

Announcing the IBLGC 2019 Finalists

Congratulations to all games that have made the finals of the 2019 International Business Learning Games Competition. The standard of this year’s entries (as measured by the average score for all entries in the year) was the highest to date. This made the first round of judging exciting and there were a large number of entries which kept the judges busy. In the end, 15 entries have made it to the finals including – for the first time – games from Asia and South America.

Condolences are offered to those entrants ranging from universities to small companies whose games did not make the finals – each of you will receive a judges’ report which we hope provides you with some ideas on how your games could be improved. We thank you for your participation and hope to see you at the International Conference On Business Learning Games.

 

HRM Benchmarking – A Double Edged Sword

There is much talk in recent years among HR professionals about the value of Human Resource Management (HRM) benchmarking, where HR departments compare policies and practices with those of other organizations, aiming to learn from best practice and improve. Estimates show that over 1,000 human capital indices are in use for reference, including absence figures, employee engagement surveys, data on grievances and disciplinary incidents, staff turnover and feedback from exit interviews. The abundance of measures, however, does not guarantee that benchmarking will always produce positive outcomes, nor that it will help the organization to learn and improve…

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HRM Benchmarking A Double Edged Sword

2017 International Business Learning Games Competition – Open for Entries

To encourage innovation and as part of our commitment to best practice, the Institute runs the annual International Business Learning Games Competition. Entries for 2017 are now being accepted (closing date 31 May) and the finals will be held in Lisbon on October 2.

Best practice in learning has long since moved from lecture style approaches with a “sage on a stage” who talks at people to active participation approaches such as problem based, cooperative, and social learning. Learning games are powerful tools that can be very effective – they shift the focus from “being taught” to “learning”, facilitating learning for everyone from children to seasoned executives.

The increased use of learning games, will help organizations attract, develop, and retain talent, assisting them to achieve their strategic goals. In the public and non-profit sector this will also translate into positive social impact.

The objective of the competition is to attract entrants from different industries and sectors from around the world, recognize their achievements, acknowledge the best games in the field, and inspire others to develop new innovative learning games for business.

If you have a learning game of any type that helps people learn about business or a discipline that directly applies to business, management or work check out the Competition website
BusinessLearningGames.com .

Timelines

Entry Submission Deadline 31 May 2017
2017 IBLGC Finals, Games Showcase & Awards 2 October 2017