Speakers from global corporations and academia described what to aim for in leadership, and how to approach the grand challenges of our time, defined in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The recent ninth annual RSM Leadership Summit explored the values and purpose enabling business to be a force for positive change – but also how external influences can derail the process. The event at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam was hosted by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Dean, Prof. Steef van de Velde welcomed the audience of business managers from the wider RSM community as well as alumni and students.
Erasmus Centre for Study and Career Success
Lack of clear goals and motivation are important causes of student underachievement and drop-outs. We can work together to scale up goal-setting interventions worldwide, and help university and secondary school students to achieve their goals.
Op 27 september 2017 organiseerde Facta een studiemiddag in de Zilveren Vosch in Utrecht over uitval van jongens in het hoger onderwijs. In totaal namen 39 geïnteresseerden – docenten, adviseurs en directeurs van Nederlandse hogescholen en universiteiten – deel aan de studiemiddag. Prof. Dr. Michaéla Schippers sprak over 'Help jongens doelen stellen!'.
On July 13 2017 Michaéla Schippers talked about 'Effect of Three Goal-Setting Interventions on Closing the Gender and Ethnic Minority Achievement Achievement Gap' at the 15th European Congress of Psychology.
Higher education institutions should incorporate goal-setting interventions into their curricula because they enhance students' life skills and academic performance, says Professor Michaéla Schippers of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). She presented her research that shows goal-setting’s positive impact on student performance and well-being at her inaugural lecture on June 16.
In the media
In the September 2017 issue of Monitor on Psychology, Cheryl Travers and Michaéla Schippers discuss how goal-setting and team reflexivity can boost the productivity of students and employees.
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On June 16th a Forum on Goal Setting took place at the Erasmus Rotterdam Business School (RSM), prior to the inaugural address of Michaéla Schippers. Click here for a recap of the forum by the Centre for Education and Learning.
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