Dear AIM2Flourish Community,
Tell me a story about a high-point moment at your institution when you felt you were at your best?
Want to know mine? At the Fowler Center's Fourth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit we were going to celebrate our inaugural Flourish Prizes. We were lucky enough to be able to bring many of our honorees to Cleveland, Ohio to receive their awards and celebrate with us in person. I helped coordinate with and plan travel for all of our honorees that were able to attend - entrepreneurs, business leaders, professors, students, and graduates. On the first night of the Global Forum there was a dinner that all of our Flourish Prize honorees were invited to. Most of our travelers were staying in the same building on campus and so I let everyone know that I would meet them there and walk them over to where the dinner was being held. And when I walked into the building there everyone was waiting for me. Months of work going through our first Flourish Prizing process, followed by planning how to incorporate the Flourish Prizes into the Global Forum, and then helping all of our honorees travel from around the world to Cleveland, Ohio and here they all were. Even as I write this I think about how exciting it was to meet everyone in person and how it was the perfect culmination of months of work.
I'm telling you this story because getting to celebrate the Flourish Prizes at the Global Forum holds a special place in my heart. I know that this year we aren't able to be in person in Cleveland, Ohio, but I hope that you will join me virtually at the Fifth Global Forum as we celebrate our 2021 Flourish Prizes.
This year I have had the absolute honor of recording conversations with all 17 of our Flourish Prize honoree teams and I am so excited for you to get the chance to watch them. The Fifth Global Forum is taking place from October 19th-28th. Registration is completely FREE. And if you are registered you will get access to our 2021 Flourish Prize interviews before anyone else, on October 14th.
Here's what you need to do:
I think you will be interested in and excited about many of our Global Forum speakers as well. We are excited to share conversations with Seungah Jeong and John Salzinger from MPOWERD (our 2017 Flourish Prize honoree for Global Goal #17), Tom Szaky from TerraCycle (our 2019 Flourish Prize honoree for Global Goal #19), Joseph Kenner from Greyston Bakery (our 2018 Flourish Prize honoree for Global Goal #17), Jesper Brodin from IKEA (our 2018 Flourish Prize honoree for Global Goal #5), as well as Bart Houlahan the co-founder of B Lab, and Marcel Fukayama from Sistema B International and so many more!
- Register for the Fifth Global Forum.
- Keep an eye out for an email on October 14th giving you early access to our 2021 Flourish Prize videos.
- Join us in the Global Forum Facebook group to celebrate.
- Watch the Fifth Global Forum speakers from October 19th-28th.
As one of our AIM2Flourish community members we hope that you will join us for our next Global Forum to experience conversations about how business can be a force for good in the world and to celebrate our 2021 Flourish Prizes with us.
The Fifth Global Forum: The Great Leadership Rest.
I look forward to engaging with you virtually soon!
Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit
Weatherhead School of Management | Case Western Reserve University
Learn more at thegreatleadershipreset.com.