Learning new cooking skills was only one of the highlights for alumni from various programmes at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) who had gathered in Munich to reconnect, meet new people, and develop their critical thinking around thought-leadership in business. The leadership weekend in Germany, which took place 8-10 June 2018, was themed around building a successful and sustainable career, and how to stay competitive and grow skill sets.
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.
On 17 may 2018, a country-wide symposium on successful studying took place at Hogeschool Leiden, which was organized by the lectorate of Mental Healthcare. During the symposium the most important themes with regard to study success were discussed.
Secondary schools the IJsselcollege, Fioretti College Lisse, Fioretti College Hillegom, and Segbroek College have signed a letter of intent with Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) to develop an ‘evidence-based intervention’ for secondary education. The primary objective is to boost the motivation and school performance of pupils from a disadvantaged socio-economic background and improve their educational and career opportunities.
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.
On 27 September 2017 Facta organised a study afternoon in the Zilveren Vosch in Utrecht concerning the dropout of male students in higher education. In total, 39 interested parties - teachers, advisers and directors of Dutch colleges and universities - participated. Prof. Dr. Michaéla Schippers held a presentation on how to 'Help male students set goals!'.
In the media
It sounds too good to be true. A simple promise at the beginning of the first year which leads to an astounding increase in results. But by means of the I WILL goal-setting programme, educational pioneer Michaéla Schippers shows how it's done.
Recently, Professor Michaéla Schippers was a guest at the Eindbazen podcast. In this Dutch podcast guests are interviewed who have performed something exceptional and have a special life story. The intention is to have a conversation with the person in question about his / her expertise area and vision of human development, always in a very relaxed and humorous setting. Among other things, Michaéla discusses setting goals, self-regulation and the importance of reflection.
Over the past years, the academic dismissal policy has become commonplace in both the Netherlands and Italy, but its long-term effects are only barely (becoming) visible. Research conducted by Maastricht University reveals that there is no direct effect on study output.
Predicting purchasing, a study of genetics to predict educational attainment, and innovation in companies acquiring status in external networks were among the topics of research recognised at the annual ERIM Awards, hosted by the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Professor Michaéla Schippers, Ad Scheepers and the associated team members of the Erasmus Centre for Study and Career Success won the 2017 Award for the Impact on Management Practice for their outstanding achievements in the field of goal setting.