Webinars: Global Network Connect


Global Network Connect is a series of webinars designed to bring together experts from Global Network schools to discuss important topics impacting global business. 

PAST Webinars


The Future of Work

July 29, 2019


Avigdor Gal, Professor, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology

Maeve Houlihan, Associate Dean and Director, UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business

Jennifer Jordan, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, IMD

Raúl F. Montalvo Corzo, Director, EGADE Business School Guadalajara, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Frank Ojadi, Research Director, Lagos Business School

New technologies and an increasingly globalized economy are changing how we work, moving jobs across the planet, and making more and more occupations obsolete. The pace of change is only expected to increase in coming decades. In the next Global Network Connect, experts from around the Global Network will discuss how leaders need to adapt to a working world that will be transformed by artificial intelligence, robotics, globalization, climate change, income inequality, and other economic, technological, and social factors. 


After Brexit?

April 12, 2019

Webinar Recap: A Frustrating and Illuminating Process: Global Network Experts Discuss the State of Brexit


Tim London, Head of Organizational Innovation and Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
Janet Smart, Reader in Operations Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
David Bach, Deputy Dean and Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management
Arturo Bris, Professor of Finance and Director of IMD World Competitiveness Center, IMD

On April 12, a panel of experts from the Global Network for Advanced Management considered what can be learned from the process to this point and what the future likely holds for businesses and citizens with ties to Britain. The discussion was held on a day that had been the second deadline to reach an agreement and avoid a chaotic no-deal withdrawal, until the EU granted the UK an extension until October 31. 


How Can We End Gender Bias in the Workplace?

January 19, 2019


Yunxia Feng, Associate Professor, Organization and Human Resources, Renmin Business School
Kumeshnee West, Director of Executive Education, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
Jennifer McFadden, Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Programs, Yale SOM
Darren Baker, Assistant Professor of Business and Society, University College Dublin

Women remain underrepresented in many industries, especially at the highest levels. The #MeToo movement illuminated the bias—and sometimes hostility and abuse—that women face in many organizations. And as a 2017 Global Network Survey showed, women face conflicting signals about their societal and professional roles. Our expert panelists from the Global Network for Advanced Management discussed the steps, large and small, that can contribute to gender equity in the workplace.