Africa Business School organized a conference hosted by Pr. Loizos Heracleous on “Strategic Agility and the role of Renegades” in February 2020

Pr. Heracleous allowed the audience to embrace a new perspective on the organizational culture that enables agility. Usually, the common business culture suggests that renegades and rebels are troublemakers. Pr. Heracleous demonstrated through the lens of his research at NASA and Narayana Hospital that we need renegades more than we think. The conference stood out for the great heterogeneity of its audience. Which consisted of Columbia Business School alumni, current students of the ABS Master in International Management in partnership with Dauphine University, and other OCP and UM6P executives.

Business Series with Pr. Loizos Heracleous - Africa Business School
Africa Business School a organisé une conférence animée par le Pr. William Duggan, professeur à l’université de Columbia le 15 Janvier

Cette édition s’est intéressée à la thématique de l’intuition stratégique et la compréhension de l’émergence des « idées de génie ». La conférence a été organisée en partenariat avec la MCCA (Moroccan Columbia Alumni Association) Le Pr. Duggan a présenté une approche inédite de l’innovation inspirée des neurosciences et de « learnings » tirés de grands génies de l’Histoire (Napoléon, Georges Washington, Steve Jobs etc.) Animée par William Duggan, professeur à l’université de Columbia, la conférence a démontré à quel point des concepts novateurs peuvent être vulgarisés à travers le modèle d’apprentissage d’ABS. Un sujet très complexe relevant des neurosciences devient simple.

Business Series with Pr. William Duggan - Africa Business School
ABS organized a Africa Study Trip in Kigali for the 3rd cohort of the EMBA program in February 2020

This learning expedition included meetings with company leaders, as well as visits to government officials to offer a tailored economic and geo-political understanding of the context. The trip provided a glimpse into the culture, practices, challenges, and opportunities of Rwanda. The week-long experience  included a welcoming dinner with SE Moroccan Ambassador, a workshop by the Ministry of Agriculture and General Secretary on Food security, along with several company and university visits (Bank of Africa, Volkswagen, African Leadership University, University of Rwanda). As part of the extracurricular activities, a basketball game was held at the OCP/NBA court, as well as a one-day Safari trip to Akagera national park.

Africa Study Trip in Kigali  for EMBA students - Africa Business School