As we work towards building a more sustainable world we cannot work in isolation. Partnerships are necessary to ensure long term success. CR3+ is a collaborative initiative of four PRME champions: Audencia Business School (France), Hanken School of Economics (Finland), ISAE FGV (Brazil) and La Trobe Business School (Australia). These champions have been working together since 2008, with the aim to exchange ideas, pedagogical processes, curriculum and research in the area of corporative responsibility.

The La Trobe Business School hosted a two-day conference ‘Using dialogue to build partnerships for sustainability’ on the 24-25 October 2019.

On the second day of the conference, Dr Heather Stewart and Dr Rob Hales from the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation got creative as they facilitated a workshop Exploring challenges and priorities of embedding SDGs in business schools using Lego SeriousPlay©.

The interactive, action-based workshop focused on building relationships and collaboration with the aim of exploring the embedding of sustainable development goals in learning and teaching within business schools. Heather and Rob employed a collaborative style of working on individual and group levels. “This workshop style is proven to extend ideas, views and often break down assumptions in a safe and non-judgemental environment,” said Dr Stewart.

“The aim of the workshop was to develop new skills in resilience, creativity and lateral thinking in order to employ and establish sustainability within business schools.“