Friday, August 30, 2019 promises to be a pivotal moment for the definition of a new paradigm in education at Franklin, as the university will welcome Paul Polman who, as Unilever’s CEO for ten years, demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance.

Polman is the Co-Founder and Chair of Imagine, a B-Corp company promoting implementation of the global goals through transformational leadership. He is also the Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, The B Team and Vice Chairman of the UN Global Compact.

This coming August he will convene in Lugano at Franklin’s campus alongside his wife, Kim Polman, co-author of “Imaginal Cells: Visions of Transformation” and co-founder of Reboot the Future, and other inspiring stakeholders that are embodying the ‘Golden Rule’, for a full day Masterclass open to young students, social entrepreneurs, executives, academics, researchers and representatives from governments and NGOs.

These prominent leaders will open the floor for discussion about the challenges pertaining to a culture of learning, innovation, and growth, and present a roadmap to activate engagement in wider change by ordinary people who can make a positive difference by doing things differently.

Looking forward, as remarked by Franklin’s Dean of Executive Education and Global Outreach, Carlo Giardinetti, “Future leaders will have to learn how to learn and unlearn in a much faster and dynamic way than they do today, and this will inevitably lead to an adaptive challenge that requires mindfulness, gentleness, determination and individual personal development.”

The Masterclass will indeed bring forward the voice of those leaders who are helping redesign the new paradigm in education, by spreading the seeds of future potential. “And this is what we do at Franklin: challenge students and executives to become responsible decision makers and change makers, and to have the skills that make them employable and impactful,” Dean Giardinetti noted.

To this extent, the Masterclass paves the way to Franklin’s Executive Education programs, conceived by the Taylor Institute and designed to help managers, directors and executives to master innovative leadership skills by developing a future-ready mindset and a leadership style that is visionary, empathetic and agile.

Find out more about our executive programs and events and register today for the inspiring Masterclass with Paul Polman.