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INCAE recognizes and thanks its donors in Costa Rica

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:25

donors"Accountability in Costa Rica", an event to thank and recognize donors, close friends, graduates and entrepreneurs supporting INCAE was held last February 28 at Hotel Real Intercontinental in San José divided into two parts. The first consisted of giving value to this group of allies through an interesting presentation by INCAE's Dean of Executive Education, Dr. Camelia Ilie, who spoke on "Leadership Styles in an Ambiguous and Complex World - Lessons of Neuroscience." The second part was the act of accountability and donor recognition led by Ernesto Castegnaro, President of INCAE´s National Committee in Costa Rica, Rector Enrique Bolaños and INCAE Chairman Roberto Artavia.

 

Two decades of commitment to the region

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:19

decades"Twenty years ago, a number of world leaders who transformed the region forever came together at INCAE. These included Stephan Schmidheiny, Michael E. Porter, and Jeffrey Sachs, to mention only those best known. We have been lucky to keep this wonderful Project (CLACDS) operating since then, creating and disseminating knowledge, helping train better leaders and always maintaining a vision for the future and how we can better get ready to serve in it," said Doctor Roberto Artavia, Chairman of INCAE's Board of Directors.

Thanks to these and other decision-makers, the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) was created two decades ago.

   

Mixed cultures in a lovely evening

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:13

CultureLast February 17, INCAE's Cultural Night held at Campus Walter Kissling Gam was filled with emotions, delicious snacks from different countries, joyful, colorful presentations and especially a pleasant atmosphere where all participants paid tribute to their countries of origin and enthusiastically made them known to attendees.

Luis Umaña Timms, Executive Director of INCAE's MBA Programs, welcomed those present. "From the beginning INCAE classrooms have been a place to exchange ideas, knowledge, values, and culture. We celebrated cultural diversity long before the term was coined as such and became fashionable. Diversity was and is a key part of learning in the classroom and an inevitable part of coexistence at on-campus houses."

   

Students from renowned US universities learned in depth about sustainable development at INCAE

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:06

US-StudentsTwenty-six students from the University of New York, five from Duke, three from Rollins and one from Rice University visited INCAE facilities in Costa Rica for the first two weeks of January to learn more about one of INCAE's key topics, "Sustainable Development", taught by INCAE experts in the field.

Students from New York attended "Doing Business in Latin America", a course exclusively designed for them offered on January 2 - 6. In addition, they visited several companies including Eco Solutions (alternative energy), Florex (cleaning products), and Coopedota (coffee cooperative), as well as some tourist attractions such as the Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls. During the weekend they visited Monteverde with Rollings Professor Keith Whittingham for a bit of rural ecotourism and sustainable practices through a personal project he showed them.

   

INCAE continues to innovate with new executive masters programs specialized in subjects with high business impact

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 13:59

innovateProfound demographic changes combined with technological progress can result in the loss of up to seven million jobs in the next five years. The World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report mentions that most of those disappearing are administrative and office jobs.

Alternatively, crises or transformation bring about new opportunities. In the future, employers will require professionals with higher degrees of specialization, new knowledge, skills and competences. Technical and problem solving skills as well as critical thinking are increasingly valued.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms this trend, adding that logistics and operations jobs will increase up to 26% in the next five years, as will audit, accounting and finance jobs.

   

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