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TOPIC = Governance and Communication

  • Clearly express opinions on corporate governance, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethics within small and large groups.
  • Discuss the interdependence of corporations and society.
  • Evaluate responsiveness of corporations and their managers to issues of corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and ethics, then make recommendations on improving performance.
  • Explain the ethical problems that business face and propose ways to improve ethical performance.
  • Analyze corporate governance in Canadian and international businesses today and the changing power of stakeholders.

  • All the required computer technology for remote, synchronous classes

  • WATCH = Improving Governance. (2015). Video Education Australasia. [13 minutes]
  • WATCH = Howard, D. (2014). Decision analysis : why don’t we naturally make good decisions? Kanopy Streaming. [49 minutes]

  • Stress Check
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  • For this activity, we will be mind-mapping the concept of Governance using the MindMeister app I've added to our MS Teams class meeting.
    See MS Teams and eLearn for the direct link to the MindMeister mind map titled, "Governance."
  • Contributing to the mindmap tech-wise (as opposed to through verbal discussion or posts added to the chat in MS Teams) is entirely optional. Furthermore, students are strongly encouraged to use aliases when working in the MindMeister mindmap tool.
  • For details on how to use MindMeister, watch this video
  • This mindmap will be the same worked on in both sections and will be built over several class meetings.
  • Going through this process is also meant to teach students how to build mental models for themselves when learning new concepts.
  • This is the same process that instructors went through to learn these concepts, which is why learning from lectures are so ineffective; All the active learning is done by the person who build the mental models (mind maps) to prepare the lecture, not the listeners.

  • Framing Your Message to Make your Advice Palatable
    Source: Marques, J. (2011).  The Misunderstood Genius. In Marques, J., Dhiman, S., & Biberman, J. Stories to tell your students: Transforming toward organizational growth. Palgrave. pg. 133-135. 
  • Reflection Points = "It is easy to get defensive when things around us have to change, and we always have a choice to either reject it or embrace it. When the genius in the story rejected his fate, life seemed grim. When he embraced the change, his energy revived, and he expanded his horizons beyond what he considered possible."
  • Open Ended Question -- How will you find words to frame your message to make it more palatable?
    Go to kahoot.it

  • https://help.turnitin.com/feedback-studio/turnitin-website/student/peermark/about-peermark.htm
  • Questions that PeerMark participants will answer on each submitted CityStudio Report
    1. Rate this paper's overall readabilty
    2. At which point did you feel most interested by this piece? When least? Explain.
    3. Does each paragraph of this paper logically progress from the former ones? Why or why not?
    4. Do you feel this paper relies on evidence, or on opinion or intuition? If the latter, cite examples of where this paper relies on opinion and intuition and give suggestions as to how the writer can write more objectively.
    5. Could the readability, clarity, or style of this paper be improved? How?
  • You need to be present to participate. 
    Each attending student submits a copy of their group's report and will get another group's report to give feedback on.
    This means that you need to have at least one member of your group present to get feedback on your report. More group members present, more responses from other classmates on your report, which should help improve your final mark on the assessment.
  • If students are still relatively new to using TurnItIn, I encourage them to access their Student Resources webpage: https://help.turnitin.com/feedback-studio/student-resources.htm

  • Housekeeping
    - Any last instructions?
    - Any last questions?
    - Reminder that Nov. 11th is a holiday and Nov. 12th is Reading Break (no school for either day)
  • Memo #4 for Reflective Learning Journal (1%)
    What, So What, Now What
    1. What happened in class today?
    2. So, what?  Why was this a valuable class? 3. Now what? Now, what will you do next?

  • Wrap up any overdue homework, especially microcredentials

  • Memo #4 for Reflective Learning Journal (1%)
    What, So What, Now What
    1. What happened in class today? 2. So, what?  Why was this a valuable class?
    3. Now what? Now, what will you do next?