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Resources for Lockdown and Beyond: US & Canada

Highlighting four particularly useful online responses to the COVID-19 crisis from leading business schools in the US and Canada


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As we continue to monitor the impact the ongoing coronavirus crisis is having on the executive development sector, we will be reporting on some invaluable content responses from business schools around the world.

IEDP will be shining a light on resources that may prove helpful to you and your business—as business schools around the world seek to redouble their support for the business community. Last week we highlighted three useful resource pages from some top UK business schools.

Today we turn to the US and Canada and highlight four business schools who are activating field-leading experts, from a wide variety of disciplines, and targeting that expertise towards the issues, questions, challenges and spheres of learning that are most relevant to all of us through this testing period—whether for senior leaders, middle managers, SMEs or large organizations. 


MIT Sloan Executive Education, Innovation@Work Webinar Series

MIT Sloan School of Management was quick to recalibrate their excellent Innovation@Work webinar series earlier this Spring, to focus their world leading faculty into 30-minute sessions on crisis targeted issues; from David Simchi-Levi on global supply-chain recovery, and Tara Swart on mental resilience, to leveraging digital technology to aid rapid recovery from operational interruptions.

UVA Darden School of Business, Ideas to Action

Darden’s Ideas to Action online thought-leadership site has always been a rich source of academic business research, analysis and commentary emanating from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. This Spring the platform has been utilized to tackle crisis-relevant topics—from virtual leadership, to mindfulness at home, to keeping culture together in dispersed teams. Articles, podcasts and more.

UBC Sauder School of Business, Virtual Events

Canada’s UBC Sauder Executive Education has designed a series of virtual events to address a diverse set of COVID-19 crisis related business issues—from lessons from China on how to restart an economy after coronavirus peaks, to what we might learn from the pandemic to inform our response to future crises around climate change, food, water, and violent conflict. Upcoming and past virtual events here.

Kellogg School of Management, Coronavirus Crisis Management for Business Leaders, Resource Page

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University are updating this resource page regularly with articles, videos, webinars and more, to cover wide-ranging subjects with special relevance right now—from inspiring leadership in times of crisis, to work, love and relationships in the time of coronavirus.

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