Panel Presentation Session BUS68
Business EDUCA: Best Practices from Corporate Universities
Are you looking to enable internal consultants to provide real-time training to business units? Do you want to find out how others created a platform to support (personal) leadership skills? In this session, global workplaces will share why and how they took on the development of their learning campus/corporate university with unique learning strategies and instructional models. Information about ‘best practices’ will highlight the main stages and decisions involved, showing how change can be managed.
Global Business School Network (GBSN), USA
In 2003 Guy Pfeffermann founded the Global Business School Network on the principle that skilled management is critical to successful international development.
After 40 years as an economist at the World Bank, including 15 years as Chief Economist of the International Finance Corporation, he saw too often how lack of management talent was impeding economic and social development in communities throughout the developing world. Now as CEO of GBSN, which started at the IFC and is today an independent nonprofit, Guy oversees programs and events that harness the expertise and passion of a worldwide network of leading business schools to strengthen the institutions and educators who deliver management education for the developing world. GBSN’s unique approach pairs a robust network of experts with efficient administration to build institutional capacity, foster collaboration and disseminate knowledge, all aimed at promoting management education that delivers international best practice with local relevance.
Born in Montauban, France, Mr. Pfeffermann received his Licence en Droit et Sciences Economiques in Paris in 1962 and was awarded first prize, Concours General, a French national inter-university essay competition. He was a Besse scholar at St. Antony’s College, Oxford from 1962-65 and received a B.Litt. (Oxon.) in 1967 for his thesis: “Industrial Labour in Senegal,” which was also published as a book.
From 2000-2003 he was an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. From 2003-2007, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the GlobalGiving Foundation. He published “Paths out of Poverty – The Role of Private Enterprise in Developing Countries (IFC, 2000). He is currently on the Advisory Board of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS). Guy is also a member of the African Management Initiative’s Advisory Panel. His most recent publications include “Technology, Education and the Developing World” in nBizEd, a publication of the AACSB (July/August 2013) and “Cutting a Path to Prosperity – How Education Pioneers are Building Better Business Schools for the Developing World… and Why” (with co-authors, 2013). Guy is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management.
The Repsol Evolution from a Face-to-Face Training Department Towards an Online-based Corporate University
Ernesto Barrios is Learning Office manager at Repsol. He is an Industrial Engineer with an MBA, and a background of more than 20 years in different business and countries with Repsol. Originally from Peru, Ernesto has lived and worked in USA, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and in Spain since 2005. During this experience, he early understood that people is the main driver of change within organizations, which took him to shift his career into the learning and development areas.
Currently, Ernesto is a member of the corporate university of Repsol. He created the learning strategy, the instructional model and the content factory that they are running. During his participation Ernesto will share with us how they faced this creative and change process, what main decisions were made and how they embedded their instructional model in an on-line tool that not only assures the instructional design, but reduces production costs and times as well.
World Bank, USA
Keeping Pace with Rapid Change at the World Bank via Virtual Classroom Training
Darlene Christopher, CPLP, has designed and delivered virtual training programs for global audiences for over twelve years and authored a book, The Successful Virtual Classroom, on the subject. She is a Senior Knowledge & Learning Officer at the World Bank in Washington D.C. where she directs global learning programs and provides technical leadership on distance learning programs. Previously, Darlene held technology development and management positions at Disney Internet Group, 3Com and Nextel. Darlene’s international work experience includes consulting for the United Nations in Germany, teaching in Venezuela, and serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize.
Darlene speaks regularly at national and international conferences, sharing her passion for leveraging virtual classrooms to solve workplace learning needs. Darlene has an MPA in International Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA in Spanish from the University of California, Davis.