MBA Community Meeting Forum

AUNE’s MBA Community Meeting Forum is an excellent opportunity for students, alumni, faculty, and guests to interact with community and business leaders on a fascinating array of topics. Guest speakers will share experiences and expertise on all aspects of sustainability, ranging from impact investing to mindful leadership to climate change impacts on business and community.

Fall 2016 Community Meeting Forum Events


September 17 – Welcome and Orientation
For our inaugural Community Meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year, incoming and continuing students, faculty and staff will gather for breakfast and opening remarks from AUNE Provost Melinda Treadwell, a variety of meet and greet activities, and an orientation to the 2016-2017 MBA in Sustainability program.

October 8 – The Fourfold Path to Conflict Intervention
Dr. Ann Driscoll will be presenting and facilitating a session about a guide created by Desmond and Mpho Tutu that allows someone who has been wronged or harmed to enter into a process through which their hurt can be acknowledged and their burdens may be lifted.  The process is called the Fourfold Path. It is a path that can be walked by both perpetrator and victim. It does not excuse the hurt that has been caused, but it is a means for healing. In a world in which we are all connected, it is a potential means to restore wholeness.

October 29 – Putting Our MBA’s to Work
A panel of our MBA in Sustainability alumni will describe how their learning in the program has played a role in their career paths and their work as sustainability advocates in various sectors.

November 19 – A Workshop on Academic Presentations
John Dunham, AUNE Writing Center Coordinator, and Writing Center Staff will address critical components of successful academic presentations in this interactive workshop.

December 10 – Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship
Mary Ann Kristiansen, Executive Director of the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, and Center Staff, will introduce us to the multi-faceted work of a Business Incubator and explore the Center’s impact on the greater Monadnock Region.

Spring 2016 Community Meeting Forum Events

January 23 – Stress, Wellness & Self Care
February 13 – Influencing Systems: Archetypes and Interventions
March 5 – Sustainability in the “Gig” Economy
April 2 – Earth Systems Learning Journey
April 30 – Practicum Presentations 

Fall 2015 Community Meeting Forum Events

September 12 – Welcome and Orientation
October 3 – A Workshop on Academic Writing
October 24 – Putting Our MBA’s to Work
November 14 – Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach To Change
December 12 – Business Continuity in the Face of Extreme Weather Events

Spring 2015 Community Meeting Forum Events

January 24 – Mindfulness & Leadership
February 14 – Business Continuity in the Face of Extreme Weather Events
March 7 – Introduction to Practicum / Presentation Skills Session
March 28 – Human Resources at the W.S. Badger Company
April 25 – MBA Practicum Presentations and Alumni Networking Event 

Fall 2014 Community Meeting Forum Events

September 6 – Welcome! Building a Learning Community
September 27 – Learning Journey
October 25 – The Insider’s Guide to the Sustainability Job Search
November 14 – Resilience: A Story about Caring, Commitment & Courage
December 13 – Impact Investing Panel Discussion