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Day 18. Rethinking space

To manage the COVID-19 pandemic, skating rinks, school dorms, stadiums are all being turned into makeshift hospitals overnight. How can you rethink your use of space on your…

Day 17. Learning database

Have students turn their assignments into text or even short videos, that can be added to a database to be used to help future students as well as…

Day 16. Choose a model…and transform it

Students are taught a lot of frameworks in business school and then are asked to make decisions about the future of a business based on what the framework…

Day 15. Chief Innovation Office

All business schools should have an individual on staff, or several working together, whose job is to explore innovations in different industries and constantly look at how their…

Day 14. Making It Locally

As borders have closed around the world making it more challenging to source different items, this may create space for new industries to develop at home. How can…

Day 13. Make It Better

There are several items that have become indispensable during this pandemic including, but not limited to, face masks, ventilators, and even those millions of toilet paper rolls. There…

Day 12. Summer Internships

Not able to send students out on summer internships? You can, just think about it in a different way. Pair students with individuals instead of organisations. They can…

Day 11. What Leaders do During a Crisis

Continuing on the idea of leadership from Day 2, it would be equally interesting to explore how leaders change and adapt themselves. Business schools often teach leadership as…

Day 10. Rethinking Term 1 (or 2 or 3)/Projects

Everyone is rushing to put their courses online, or has already done so. But, if you were designing your course from scratch and knew it would not be…

Day 9. Life Balance

Work/Life balance is a tricky thing… it really is a life/work balance and actually, if you think about it further, it shouldn’t have to be a balance at…

Day 8. Interactive Campus

Yesterday I wrote about taking your physical campus online. Take this a step further by allowing your students and staff to interact with the campus in different ways….

Day 7. Campus Tour

Back when I decided to go to business school, I tried to visit the campuses of the schools that interested me. While on paper most schools look and…

Day 6. Alumni Speaking Series

Chances are most of your alumni, including the ones you have always wanted to come to campus to speak but who have always been too busy, are sitting…

Day 5. Rethink your Entrepreneurship Class

Transform your entrepreneurship class this term by challenging students to come up with an idea for a pop-up business that would benefit different groups impacted by COVID-19. This…

Day 4. Resilience Open Class

This innovative class would adapt and change as the COVID­­­-19 situation in the world changes for the duration of the course. The content would be crowdsourced from the…

Day 3. Contributional Learning

There has been a huge increase in what schools are calling Experiential Learning over the past few years, students going out and ‘experiencing’ what they are learning in…

Day 2. What do Leaders Really Look Like

Magazines around the world are swapping their usual celebrity front covers with doctors, nurses and paramedics, in particular female healthcare professionals. This is because over 70% of global…

Day 1. The Impact on Small Business

This new course would focus on how COVID-19 is impacting either specific businesses and/or the industry they are part of. Students, either in small groups or as a…

Day 0: I’m Starting a New 100 Series (Take C19)

Since we last spoke, life, and business schools, have continued along more or less as normal until all of a sudden, the world has been turned upside down…