CEGE Connection is pleased to announce that Dr. Carolan McLarney will be the keynote speaker at the 7thTeaching & Education Conference organized by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences to be held May 21 – 24, 2019 at the University of London, United Kingdom. Dr. McLarney received her PhD at York University, Ontario, Canada, and MBA in International Business at University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is a Full Professor at Dalhousie University and specializes in International and Strategic Management.
Dr. McLarney keynote speech is titled: “Home and Away: The Effective Use of Simulations in Graduate Blended Learning Programs.”
Students enrolled in the MBA(Financial Services) and MBA(Leadership) Programs have benefited from Dr. McLarney’s expertise in using simulations to create deeper learning. As a graduate of the MBA(FS), I have personally benefited from this methodology:
International Business 1999 – At my first intensive, Dr. McLarney orchestrated an international trade negotiation. I was the representative from Guatemala.
Strategic Leadership Capstone 2003 – Dr. McLarney introduced a simulation during the intensive. Our class was engaged with a computer-based simulation where we ran an international shoe manufacturing company. Four-member teams competed in a complex, highly competitive environment.
Fast forward to 2018:
International Business 2018 Denise Hinds and Patrick Law were grand champions of a prestigious competition between several universities, an outcome of Dr. McLarney’s GLO-BUS simulation that was conducted virtually over the four-month period.
The Centre for Executive and Graduate Education (CEGE) provides opportunities for deeper learning by delivering robust course content in ways that engage students to study, integrate and apply what they have learned. Deeper learning fosters competencies required to participate within our social milieu: critical thinking, collaborative and communication skills. CEGE’s commitment to their students was dramatically evidenced in the GLO-BUS Simulation introduced by Dr. Carolan McLarney in the 2018 winter semester of International Business.
The Centre for Executive and Graduate Education (CEGE) is renowned for creating a dynamic environment where learning can be fully integrated and shared beyond the walls of academia. Kudos to all CEGE professors who share their knowledge and experience within a virtual environment.
Rebecca Budd MBA(FS) 2003
CEGE Connection, Editor & Blog Coordinator
Maria Artuso says
Dr. McLarney is one of the most genuine, caring and authentic leaders and professors I know. I appreciate her passion for the profession, and desire to instill life lessons into her students. We often talk about authenticity in conjunction with candour, but Dr. McLarney speaks authentically and candidly with relevance and vulnerability, and always comes from a good place to support others. So proud to have had her as a professor – I truly believe I’m a better person because of her. Thank you for continuing to share your wisdom more broadly.
Thank you for your insightful comments, Maria. I agree wholeheartedly.