by Linden Selby, Senior Admissions Manager, Sloan & EMBA-Global
I was thrilled to see a wonderful turnout for the LBS Sloan 2017 class’ Congregation, our graduation ceremony, with family, friends and staff- all of us so very proud of their achievement. One of our class, Liz Aitken had the honour of presenting the LBS Teaching Excellence award to our outstanding Professor Jessica Spungin, the Royal Festival Hall rocked with cheers. The garden party afterwards on campus was a wonderful way to start their next “life” as an LBS Sloan Fellow.
Back to School at the Sloan Summit
Outside of our programme of alumni events, reunions and lifelong learning the Sloan Fellows gather for a one day Summit. This event crosses the generations (from the first class of the Sloan to Sloan 2018!) and embraces Sloan alumni from MIT and Stanford.
With a wonderful panel of speakers, we heard how transformative the year was and talked about what the future has in hold. Dean Francois Ortalo-Magne opened the day and much loved faculty, Julian Birkinshaw, Tammy Erickson and Simona Botti, were all memorable and sometimes challenging session leaders.
Alumna Rowena Ironside, Sloan 2002 and Chair for Women on Boards UK, brought her expertise into looking at the concepts of Power and Leadership in an Age of Information Transparency.
News from the LBS Sloan
I was also delighted (being a bookworm) to get two reading recommendations authored by Sloan Fellows. So here they are for your holiday reading…
- That Summer in Puglia by Valeria Vescina from the class of 99 – quite a departure for a senior strategist in financial services!
- Marc Jacobs, class of 2014 sat down with his study group in the first week of term and realised that they had nothing in common – no common frames of reference in a group of different nationalities, industries and roles. This became the starting point for the book he has co-authored, Negotiate like a Local, which will be very handy when I am next on holiday!