Developing Future Public Sector Leaders – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9th is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, a day to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous populations. This is particularly relevant this year as the theme for 2016 is “Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education”. In June we featured examples from schools across Australia, Canada and New Zealand and the … Continue reading Developing Future Public Sector Leaders – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Indigenous Business Examples from New Zealand and Australia

Gilimbaa: “Our History. Our Story. Our Future” Reconciliation Australia Animation from Gilimbaa. As businesses become more and more engaged in sustainability around the world, we are presented with an increasing range of examples of active companies. However, when I speak with students and faculty, they say that they often hear about the same examples from … Continue reading Indigenous Business Examples from New Zealand and Australia

Mentoring a New Generation of Indigenous Leaders – Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience

The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) is a dynamic educational programme that supports Indigenous students through high school and into university, employment or further education. The goal is to increase high school graduation rates and university admission rates among Indigenous youth to bring them in line with the rates of all Australian students. From 2015-16, … Continue reading Mentoring a New Generation of Indigenous Leaders – Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience

Promoting Accounting as a Career Choice with Indigenous Students – Deakin University, Australia

Of the more than 180,000 Australian professional accounting body members, only 30 professionally qualified accountants identify as Indigenous Australians. This is something that the team at Deakin University is trying to change. The Indigenous Higher Education @ Deakin Action Plan 2016-2020 builds on the long and successful history of education and research with and for … Continue reading Promoting Accounting as a Career Choice with Indigenous Students – Deakin University, Australia

Contextualising the MBA with an Indigenous Focus – University of Waikato New Zealand

The Waikato-Tainui MBA from the University of Waikato Management School, delivered in partnership with the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, aims to foster Māori values and Indigenous ways of doing business. Unlike other MBAs, the Waikato-Tainui MBA has been contextualised with an Indigenous focus within a supportive Māori environment at the College’s premises in … Continue reading Contextualising the MBA with an Indigenous Focus – University of Waikato New Zealand

Indigenous Engagement at University of New South Wales – Australia

Nura Gili, words from the language of the Eora Nation that mean ‘place’ and ‘fire/light’, respectively, is also the name of the Centre for Indigenous Programmes at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia. The University acknowledges and recognizes that their campuses are located on the traditional lands of three separate Aboriginal communities: … Continue reading Indigenous Engagement at University of New South Wales – Australia

Supporting Indigenous Entrepreneurs – Gustavson School of Business

In Canada, the Indigenous population is the fastest growing in the country. Through a succession of victories in high-profile Supreme Court decisions, First Nations in Canada have asserted their rights over their traditional territories, thus making business and government reliant upon a license to operate from First Nations when they wish to conduct business on … Continue reading Supporting Indigenous Entrepreneurs – Gustavson School of Business

Shaping Future Indigenous Business Leadership – Beedie School of Business

Since 2010, the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Canada has gone from having very few Indigenous students and paying little attention to Indigenous issues in its curriculum to having a lively programme that welcomes Indigenous leaders and others interested in doing business with Indigenous communities. Today, it has an Executive MBA programme focuses on  Indigenous … Continue reading Shaping Future Indigenous Business Leadership – Beedie School of Business

Indigenous Peoples and Management Education – June Special Feature

There are more than 370 million indigenous peoples living around the world in over 90 countries. They occupy 20 per cent of the world’s land surface and take care of 80 per cent of the planet’s biodiversity. Most of the Sustainable Development Goals and associated targets impact, and are impacted by, indigenous people. But Indigenous … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples and Management Education – June Special Feature

Seven Initiatives from Newcastle Business School – Australia

Newcastle Business School in Australia has been a signatory of PRME since 2015. The school committed to embedding learning objectives that are pertinent to responsible management and the Sustainable Development Goals into its assurance of learning. The School also has a strong focus on research of topics of global significance, such as climate change, disaster … Continue reading Seven Initiatives from Newcastle Business School – Australia