Collaboration in College
The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is holding a new event for incoming freshmen, called “CoLab: Essentials of Collaboration and Innovation.”
In this full-day intensive, students will work in teams to develop a new product, devising a strategy for marketing it and pricing it and ultimately building and trying it out. The 750 students will be working not only with each other and with faculty, but also with executives from companies as diverse as IBM, WhiteWave, ConocoPhillips, Celestial Seasonings, Western Union, and Key Equipment Finance.
As Leeds School dean David Ikenberry says, “We’re on a drive to expand the definition of management education,” by giving freshmen this action learning project before school even starts, providing them an introduction to collaboration, strategy and innovation.
It’s especially exciting to see collaboration and innovation introduced at the freshman level, not just for master’s students. Hopefully this will become a national trend!
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*This item was originally posted by Andrea Meyer on: http://collaborativeinnovation.org/collaboration-in-college/
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