List of Resources to Support Your COVID-19 Response (updated regularly)

United Nations Global Compact

Many Signatories have mentioned that we should share resources internationally, including teaching and learning resources and support for online seminars and contact. As Maria Perotta Berlin from Stockholm School of Economics put it, “Learning from each other’s experiences seems like the wisest thing to do. Everybody doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel when we are going through similar situations at slightly staggered timing”. Here are a few to get you started. For more on how business schools are responding to COVID-19 see this previous post. I will update this list regularly.

Supporting Universities

The Global Business School Network and EFMD hosted a webinar on stepping up your online game earlier this month that covers tips for online teaching in the times for COVID-19 from IE Business School and Open University. They also have several webinars on how business schools are addressing the issues and challenges of COVID-19.

Open University has made available resources to help students moving teaching online including some free short online courses to help take your teaching online

Daniel Standford at De Paul University created a google document with links to remote learning sites for business schools across the United States for inspiration and ideas.

Emerald Publishing has launched a publishing fund of £20,000 for research related to the outbreak and similar healthcare emergencies. This includes research on a wide range of themes including workplace management and planning, HR practices, Education and learning accessibility, responsible leadership and management.

AACSB Online Learning Affinity Group had a webinar to discuss resources and ideas for rapidly moving to remote teaching. AACSB has a number of resources and articles on COVID-19 and the impact on business schools including Adapting and Leading in the New COVID-19 Reality, and results of surveys of business school administrators on the impacts and challenges of COVID-19.

You can also tap into or be inspired by a large number of MOOCs available online, mostly free of charge and of various durations by not just platforms such as Edx, Coursera and Future Learn, but various UN agencies (available here).

UNESCO Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 (of which PRME is a partner) seeks to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for youth during this period of sudden and unprecedented educational disruption including support for the development of open and more flexible education systems for the future.

Harvard Business Review Ideacast is a weekly podcast featuring leading thinkers in business and management has recently been focused on remote working. Or get some ideas from leading design firm IDEO on How to Build a Vibrant Global Community, Virtually.

Routledge is offering free access to titles it hopes will be useful for anyone negotiating the transition from in-class to online teaching. The full list can be accessed here.

The Academy of Business in Society has created a “Toolkit for effective virtual communication” with lots of practical tips.

Earth School is a coalition of over 70 envioronmental and education experts that provide freely available online lessons on the planet.

Business Response

The UN Global Compact is calling on companies to take collective action to stem the COVID-19 outbreak and support workers and is organising a number of webinars including COVID-19 and Supporting the World of Work, How Business Can Support Women in Times of Crisis and New Leadership for a Global Crisis. It has also launched a Business Guide to COVID-19 and CEOs are being encouraged to record and share videos of what their company is doing in response to COVID-19. The Global Compact Leaders Summit will be virtual this year (15-16th of June).

Connecting Business Initiative is hosting a number of webinars relating to COVID-19 and the business response including Responsible Business Response to COVID-19 in Africa and has a number of business continuity planning materials and other resources

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network has a number of Global Virtual Conferences covering COVID-19 focused on how it is complicating SDG implementation efforts around the world.

The World Economic Forum has a COVID Action Platform with live updates on how companies are responding to the crisis and links to innovative examples and regular podcasts. It also provides tips on moving courses online.

The International Labour Organisation has several resources looking at COVID-19 and the world of work with updates on how countries are responding with a special focus on women and health workers.

TED Connects: Community and Hope is a free, live, daily conversation series featuring experts whose ideas can help us reflect and work through this uncertain time with a sense of responsibility, compassion and wisdom.

For the most up to date information about COVID-19, as well as materials that can be used to communicate key messages to your community, visit the World Health Organisation.

The World Resource Institute organised a webinar: Build Back Better: International Financial Institutions and COVID-19.

The American University of Cairo is organising a series of webinars on the Aftermath of COVID 19: The new Social Impact Ecosystem throughout June and July. Registration is free. 

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