Strathclyde Business School (SBS), recently named The Times Higher Education (THE) Business School of the Year, is running a series of events during the University’s annual programme, Engage with Strathclyde from 2-5th May. The events aim to encourage engagement with public, private and third sector organisations.

Events will begin on Wednesday 3rd May with a Glasgow Powerhouse event. Our Powerhouse series of events examines a key area of our city’s economy where delegates can hear from a panel of experts on the city’s current status and future opportunities. This event will focus on the Higher and Further Education sector with Sara Carter, Associate Principal (Learning and Teaching) & Professor of Entrepreneurship from the University of Strathclyde discussing the importance of widening access. Professor Carter will be joined by Gwyneth Scholefield, Director, People and Organisation, PwC addressing the future workforce and the role that academia plays in shaping upcoming talent.

The next focuses on family businesses, an area which the University and indeed the Business School is firmly committed. SBS is a UK leader in family business research and education, and has established the UK’s largest family-business research team based at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. In this special event for family businesses, in partnership with Family Business United Scotland, we will draw upon this research and share practical ways of capitalising on the natural advantage that family businesses can possess. This event features a guest speaker – Jane Wylie-Roberts, CEO of award winning multi-generation family business Stafffinders.

Strathclyde is the leading business school in Scotland for executive education and we have two taster sessions running throughout the afternoon on the 3rd May addressing Authentic Leadership and Change Management.

With a Risk Consortium workshop and an event highlighting key findings from the HR Voluntary Sector Forum Benchmarking Survey 2016, the afternoon is shaping up to be a busy one!

To round-off a very busy and informative day, delegates will then have the chance to attend an interactive talk providing an overview of current world economy and asset pricing, showcasing our very own Bloomberg Laboratory using live data feeds from major financial markets.

Thursday 4th May sees two full-day events running at the Business School. The first will bring together stakeholders from the craft beer industry across Europe. The event will focus on developing collaborative action plans to address challenges identified by prior research and engagement with the industry.

The second full day workshop is based on a design SPRINT, which is a method to solve and test identified problems based upon design thinking principles. The workshop will explore a specific civic problem.

SBS events will culminate on the morning of Friday 4th with our esteemed Fraser of Allander Institute providing an insight into Scotland’s economy 2017.

These events will provide an opportunity for delegates to engage with the THE UK Business School of the Year and build relationships for future collaborations so we look forward to seeing you!


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