The next TEDxErasmusUniversity event on Wednesday, 9 October features eight speakers presenting their view of shifting perspectives – and four of them have a connection to RSM. Prof. Michaéla Schippers, MBA2015 alumna Lena Avramenko Misuno, Dr Frank Wijen, and spoken word artist Houda el Khannoussi are among those presenting their ideas based on the changes of perspective, constant innovations and adaptations needed in a fast-changing world.

TEDx events are independently organised TED Talks which take place around the world. They present a wide range of ideas and perspectives in short, powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. Tickets for ‘A Shift In Perspective’ at HAL4 on the Maas River close to the Woudestein campus are expected to sell out fast, but these TEDx speakers and their work can be followed on other channels – including Instagram and via the Facebook event page.

Shifting perspective speakers

  • Prof. Michaéla Schippers is Professor of Behaviour and Performance Management at RSM. Her idea brief is Life crafting through personal goal setting as a way to find meaning in life. Michaéla Schippers heads the Erasmus Centre for Study and Career Success.
  • Lena Avramenko Misuno (RSM MBA 2015) is CEO and founder of The Time Donors, a skill-based knowledge exchange platform. Her idea brief is Altruism in action – how to create the giving culture in a professional environment.
  • Dr Frank Wijen is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at RSM. His idea brief: The complexity of sustainable development and why it will always remain a useful concept. He researches and writes about corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues.
  • Houda el Khannoussi is a spoken word artist and an advocate for Down Syndrome. Her idea brief is Changing the view on Down Syndrome and her work can be found on YouTube and Instagram. She’s a familiar face to RSM students and staff as a management assistant in the dean’s office.

One of the organisers, all Full-time MBA students, will be RSM’s Instagrammer of the week soon, taking charge of the business school’s Instagram account. Every week, someone new takes over the account to show life from their perspective; it can be followed on Instagram at @RSMErasmus.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

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