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TOPIC: Professional portfolios and Sustainable Businesses


  • Clearly express opinions on corporate governance, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethics within small and large groups.
  • Assess and evaluate individual and collective responsibilities within a diverse and interconnected global society
  • Discuss the interdependence of corporations and society.


  • Required computer hardware and software



  • If not yet finished, complete all the microcredentials.


  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
    Source: Stark, G. (2011). Put Me in Coach, I'm Ready to Play. In Marques, J., Dhiman, S. & Biberman, J. Stories to tell your students: Transforming toward organizational growth. Palgrave. pg. 89-91.
  • Reflection Points = "Self-fulfilling prophecies are often unintended and we are often not aware of the original beliefs or perceptions that result in a self-fulfilling prophecy. They can be especially harmful to women or minorities. An awareness of the process can help short-circuit it."
  • Three Open-Ended Questions to tie the story to the course assessments, especially the Portfolio.
    Go to kahoot.it


  • https://eportfolios.capilanou.ca/
    Each CapU student is automatically assigned an account on the platform, but like other tools it does require the student accessing and using it to work for them.
  • "Your career is literally your business." Theodore Levitt
  • Career Portfolio from UManitoba
    https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/management/programs/undergraduate/coop/media/student-career-portfolio-guide.pdf
  • Gresch, E., & Rawls, J. (2017). Secrets to success: Business skills and knowledge that students find most useful in succeeding in a capstone course simulation. Journal of Education for Business92(7), 358–367. https://doi-org.ezproxy.capilanou.ca/10.1080/08832323.2017.1393375
  • Morgan, P. (2017). The business student's guide to study and employability. SAGE.
    See the section on Tasks to get an idea of how to document your educational journey.
    https://study.sagepub.com/morgan/student-resources/chapter-16/tasks
  • Required Artefacts:
    1.Brief, non-dramatic biography
    If you have one started in a previous course, take this time to revise and improve it!
    Add a professional-quality headshot
    2. Your resume, highlighting competencies and achievements (remove your contact information for safety reasons)
    Do this as a webpage, not as a PDF!
    Link to your LinkedIn profile 
    Make sure to customize the link to your LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/87/customize-your-public-profile-url?lang=en
    3. 5-10 writing samples that you have completed individually to showcase your ability to perform well in the business world. 
    If you don't have any written assignments you completed individually, briefly highlight for the reader your contributions to each written work 
    4. 1-5 recordings of you giving presentations or leading events
    5. Descriptions of any WIL (Work Integrated Learning) experiencese.g. CityStudio, Directed Studies, internships, class projects for a real client
    6. Miscellaneous, e.g. multimedia, data analytics, infographics, etc.
    7. Also consult the Getting Started section of the platform, especially the Curating Content webpage: https://eportfolios.capilanou.ca/curating-content/

    For further advice, refer to the two readings listed in the 4th Hour activities.


  • Connecting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals with Canada's Four Capitals Coalition
  • Writing in the style required for a White Paper
    What does that mean?
    How will this help you on the job market?
  • What do you want to convince your reader to agree to do (or change)?
    Your reader being business leaders in Canada committed to building a sustainable economy.
    What is your goal?
    What is your plan to reach that goal?
  • How will your idea help the Canadian business landscape become more sustainable?
    Choosing one of the four capitals and then identifying which of the 17 UN SDGs fit within that grouping will help readers see the bigger picture.
  • What proof do you have that your grouping is the correct way to see these two approaches to sustainable business?
    Library literature that you are citing?  Statistics?  Examples from groups making the same connections? Other data?


  • Capital = The calculated assets (aka wealth) of an organization, which is usually measured in financial means (aka money).
  • Capitalists = People who prioritize the accumulation of wealth and assets, usually in the form of money and highly valuable goods in the traditional sense.
  • Yet, as we've seen in the last few years, this emphasize on prioritizing only the accumulation of wealth has put almost all of the world's wealth in the hands of the 1%.
    This approach of valuing only financial capital has also made it extremely difficult for economic growth to continue, let alone the creation of a sustainable or circular economy.
    Furthermore, this approach has endangered the planet and will only lead to further costs in human and planet health.
    So, responsible business and economics is about recognizing and valuing other forms of capital!
  • In your small group in the breakout room, make some guesses on how you would group the 17 SDGs into the 4 capitals.
  • What are your initial thoughts? Going just by the names, where would you categories the SDGs? Is there maybe a capital you're unsure about that a classmate can explain?
  • Four Capitals =
    1. Natural capital
    2. Social capital
    3. Human capital
    4. Produced capital
  • 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    1. No poverty
    2. No hunger
    3. Good health
    4. Quality education
    5. Gender equality
    6. Clean water and sanitation
    7. Renewable energy
    8. Good jobs and economic growth
    9. Innovation and infrastructure
    10. Reduced inequalities
    11. Sustainable cities and communities
    12. Responsible consumption
    13. Climate action
    14. Life below water
    15. Life on land
    16. Peace and justice
    17. Partnerships for the goals
  • Return back to the main room and present your group's work


  • Now that you have had a chance to talk about these various concepts, what questions do you have?
  • Then, take some time to post to the following forum: "
    Forum to announce which of the 4 Capitals you are using for your White Paper -- must be split evenly in the class!"


  • Go to peardeck.com
  • KWL Activity
    1. What I know  
    2. What I want to know  
    3. What I learned



  • READ = Williams, G. (2016). Creating a Career Portfolio. Association For Talent Development.
  • READ = Ledger, K., & Hopson, B. (2010). And What Do You Do? : Ten Steps to Creating a Portfolio Career (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
    Focus on Part 7


  • Finish building your ePortfolio and submit the link in eLearn for marking = 10%

 
   
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