Greetings from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia! I am currently with a Tuck MBA team as part of our OnSite Global Consulting program. The program offers students the opportunity to lead, plan and execute a real-world global consulting project with organizations of all sizes – from small nonprofits like this one in Ethiopia to multinationals that are household names the world over. As we encourage Tuck MBAs to develop the capabilities to successfully navigate different cultures, countries, and markets, in which they will inevitably work, we believe there is no better way to do this than to spend time in the field applying theories and frameworks learned in the classroom to complex real-world business challenges. Our commitment to experiential learning is why Tuck is especially excited to co-host an upcoming summit focused on the MENA region in March 2015. With our partners and co-hosts at the American University in Cairo School of Business and GBSN, we’ll explore the foundations and fundamentals of experiential learning, and consider potential applications in the region.
Having spent eight rewarding years in Saudi Arabia working with local business and industry to help bridge the gap between the education and employment sectors, I look forward to reconnecting with colleagues in the region and establishing new relationships. We have an impressive lineup of academic experts and private sector leaders set to join us in exploring the power of experiential learning in management education. We hope to see you in Cairo on March 16th!
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Photo caption: Three members of the Tuck OnSite Global Consulting team in Addis Ababa Ababa, Ethiopia - developing a strategic plan and implementation roadmap for a local non-profit (December 4, 2014).
Kerry Laufer is the Director of Tuck Global OnSite Consulting, Experiential & Global Learning Collaborative, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth