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“Giving Voice To Values” Curriculum Introduced At GMAC

I had the opportunity to share the new curriculum and pedagogical approach, “Giving Voice To Values” (GVV), at the Graduate Management Admission Council MBA Leadership Conference in Atlanta yesterday. I presented the rationale and origins of this curriculum to a packed room, and was followed by presentations from Emory University dean J.B. Kurish, Leadership Professor Mark Dillard and two impressive students, and Pepperdine dean Mark Mallinger (who also organized the session).

Deans, administrators and faculty in attendance were excited to learn of this approach to preparing business leaders to not only know what is right — but how to make it happen, and were impressed at its rapid pick-up by institutions around the world — to date there have been well over 100 pilots on five continents.

Babson College has become the new home and sponsor for this work which was developed with support from the Aspen Institute, as founding partner along with Yale School of Management, and incubator.

An article based on the approach will appear in the March issue of Harvard Business Review (“Keeping Your Colleagues Honest”) and the curriculum will be shared in depth in the forthcoming book from Yale University Press out in August.

Babson is launching a new and improved website for the GVV curriculum later in February at www.GivingVoiceToValues.org where faculty will be able to download the curriculum for free.

Mary C. Gentile, Senior Research Scholar, Curriculum & Case Development; Director, “Giving Voice to Values;” and Lecturer, Babson College