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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Dyson Leadership Development
MAP THE CHALLENGE
What is Map the Challenge?
Dyson’s Map the Challenge is a campus-wide competition that asks students and all Cornell University members to think differently about social and environmental change.
Map the Challenge is patterned after Map the System, a global competition established by The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford, UK. Designed in parallel with Dyson’s Grand Challenges initiative, the program underscores Dyson’s mission, “Our Business is a Better World” by highlighting UN PRIME sustainable goals and is one of the school’s most prestigious and comprehensive case events.
The judges for the competition include Dyson’s Dean Lynn Wooten, Dyson’s Leader in Residence Reggie Fils-Aimé ’83, as well as alumni, company representatives from lead firm(s), and executives from prominent companies. The competition is hosted by Dyson’s Director of Leadership Development, Professor Donna L. Haeger and Dyson’s Leadership Development Coordinator, Amber Richter.
Teams will select one of four UN PRME sustainable goals to explore, probe and research the connecting elements and factors around it from a systems perspective. Ultimately, teams present selected topic to judges in a way that informs such that people can understand, share, and learn.
Why use a mapping approach to solving problems?
Social change is complicated. Mapping is a way of understanding its complexities. It allows us to think about context and the many interacting factors that contribute to the development of economic forces, political movements or global trends. It provides methods and tools to understand the whole picture by removing silos and applying a systems approach.
Deadlines (Detailed Timeline is Attached):
Guidelines and Judging:
Questions? Contact Amber Richter 254-8259, firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of luck to all teams!