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15 September 2022

MBS launches its new excellence programme “Act For Change”, a unique leadership programme to address the social and environmental emergency

MBS launches its new excellence programme “Act For Change”, a unique leadership programme to address the social and environmental emergency

Facing the climatic and social emergency, MBS remains faithful to its motto “train to transform” and is accelerating the implementation of new pedagogical tools to train leaders of the transition. The Business School is launching “Act For Change”, a tailor-made, certifying and selective extra-curricular programme of excellence, enabling volunteer students to develop their leadership skills, make their voices be heard and disseminate best practices for tomorrow’s world.

A 90-hour, additional, certifying programme of excellence

As the 2nd best school for changing the world according to the Les Echos START ChangeNOW ranking, MBS shapes its programmes around its expertise in CSR by offering the largest number of hours dedicated to the theme, as a common thread throughout the curriculum. Since 2020, students have been able to benefit from a reinforcement of courses dedicated to the managerial challenges of social and environmental transition and to take part in new pedagogical features such as the ODD Challenge Hackathon, the Responsible Leadership seminar or the Start-Up Week.

“With “Act For Change”, the school wishes to offer the most committed students the opportunity to join a community of pioneers who will benefit from additional pedagogical content with 90 hours of training and tailor-made mentoring to support their initiatives”, explains Dr. Cédrine Joly, Director of the Grande Ecole Programme.

3 educational highlights developed by the MIND Chair

Behind this new course of excellence, we find the MIND Chair (Inclusive Management and Societal Commitment) of MBS. “The training will be led by a committee of excellence made up of French and international professors and representatives of the school’s partner companies, as well as representatives of civil society,” explains Dr. Magalie Marais, co-holder of the MIND Chair.

The programme is divided into three educational sessions. The first, “IMAGINE”, aims to give students the ability to open up their world of possibilities and to develop the commitment that suits them. In the second phase, “CONNECT” will enable participants to connect with others and learn how to generate support for a concrete action. Finally, “INSPIRE” will provide leadership keys to help students communicate and promote the projects they have set up.

“We want to give students the ability to inspire, to act individually but also for other students. They will be internal activists of the transition: they have a major role to play in accompanying the transformation of their school, their peers and also society,” explains Dr. Magalie Marais.

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