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AIM2Flourish: An Experiential SDGs-Assignment for Students
February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ESTFree
The UN SDGs are the world’s must-do list by 2030, and we need every student, everywhere to identify themselves as Global Goals leaders. Now in its third year, the free, flexible, experiential AIM2Flourish.com assignment is an engaging and transformative SDGs learning experience for students. By using the positive-questions-based Appreciative Inquiry interview method, students form relationships with inspiring business and community leaders in their own communities. Our research shows that the AIM2Flourish assignment creates positive shifts in students’ mindsets. They shift from uncertainty to a heartfelt confidence about business’ potential to do well *and* do good, as well as their own potential to be world-benefiting leaders. Students practice researching, interviewing, writing, and publishing a mini-case study on AIM2Flourish.com, becoming contributors to the world’s largest collection of business solutions for the SDGs. The session will prepare professors to immediately offer the AIM2Flourish assignment to their students, including how to incorporate it into curricula and use the online AIM2Flourish.com story publishing platform.
Claire Sommer, Director, Fowler Center for Business, Case Western Reserve University
As AIM2Flourish Director at the Weatherhead School of Management’s Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Claire leads the world’s first experiential assignment to prepare students to be Global Goals leaders. AIM2Flourish.com hosts more than 1,450+ student-written mini-case studies about positive business innovations for the SDGs. She brings her background as a business sustainability reporter to the challenge of preparing 100% of students everywhere to be empowered to achieve the UN SDGs by 2030.
Megan Buchter, Operations Manager, Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Case Western Reserve University.
In her role as AIM2Flourish Operations Manager, Megan supports all AIM2Flourish Professors, students, and Story Editors. She works to bring the AIM2Flourish program into more classrooms to further spread student knowledge of the ways that business can be a positive force for good in the world. Megan received her MBA in 2015 from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics with minors in Art History and French from Case Western Reserve University.