03 February 2021

Supporting our Partners in 2020

One of the key characteristics of Emerging World’s work is how we involve and support organisations and small businesses that drive social change through the experiences we provide. We refer to these organisations as partners and they are an important stakeholder for us, as well […]

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27 January 2021

Team INmersion – Our Experience of Team Development

Introduction As a team, we always benefit from opportunities that help us spend quality time together working on things that nourish us from a human perspective. Opportunities for shared learning, personal development and perspective sharing really feed who we are and help us understand ourselves […]

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14 December 2020

Navigating in Turbulent Times – Our Virtual INmersion Experience

While it is a challenging time, the disruption from the current pandemic also provides an unprecedented opportunity for positive transformation and growth – a chance to shape a better future for ourselves, our organisations and the world in which we live. It’s with this context […]

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25 November 2020

Partner Perspectives: Solidarity Foundation

The latest stories in our partner perspectives series feature some of the amazing partner organisations who have been inspirational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They are organisations that have inspiring stories of courage and innovation to share. The partner organisations that feature in the series are […]

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24 November 2020

Immersive Experiences Build Resilience

2020 has been a challenging year that has tested people’s resilience. We know that Corporate International Service Learning (CISL) programmes shift behaviour because they stretch and challenge participants, but we wanted to further understand how these types of programmes help to build the resilience required […]

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18 November 2020

Learning from Immersion to develop INmersion

As with most organisations, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on how we do business. One of the biggest impacts for our work concerns international travel, which is a significant element of many of the Immersive Learning Experiences that we provide. Experiencing a change […]

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16 November 2020

Partner Perspectives: Agastya International Foundation

The latest stories in our partner perspectives series feature some of the amazing partner organisations who have been inspirational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They are organisations that have inspiring stories of courage and innovation to share. The partner organisations that feature in the series are […]

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26 October 2020

From Global to Local – what Corporate Volunteering can Learn from Mutual Aid Groups?

This time last year, when Emerging World launched the 2019 Corporate International Service Learning Impact Benchmark, I reflected on the growing number of multinational companies that now have international corporate volunteering programmes that leverage their employees’ skills to benefit communities around the world. These CISL programs, […]

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05 October 2020

Re-imagining powerful developmental experiences online

There’s no doubt that during 2020 large numbers of us started embracing online learning in a way that we never had before. Perhaps it’s been a forced migration for many, but people who are hungry to learn may have been surprised at the abundance of […]

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16 July 2020

Time to bring the outside IN!

There’s a real danger that the longer we spend living in the virtual working world, the more disconnected we’ll become from the outside forces that will change our business. There’s a whole range of reasons for this such as big tech algorithms perpetuating the echo […]

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08 July 2020

A New ‘INmersive’ Approach to Ensure we Don’t Waste a Good Opportunity to Learn

Using INmersion to help leaders navigate COVID-19 and look at what comes next. The situation facing Corporate L&D leaders right now is both an unprecedented challenge and a fantastic opportunity. On the one hand, there’s no doubt that in the current context, people need learning […]

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25 March 2020

Partner Perspectives: Playworks

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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27 February 2020

Partner Perspectives: Big Brothers Big Sisters

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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10 February 2020

The Credit Suisse Global Citizens Program – changing lives forever

In a series of articles, our Corporate Volunteering Lead, Amanda Bowman discusses with organisations what makes their corporate volunteer programmes successful and looks at how their programmes hold up to Emerging World’s new Standard for Corporate Volunteering for the 2020s. The Standard includes a set […]

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30 January 2020

Partner Perspectives: Home_254

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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14 January 2020

Taking the PULSE of GSK’s flagship international corporate volunteering

In a series of articles over the coming months, our Corporate Volunteering Lead, Amanda Bowman discusses with organisations what makes their corporate volunteer programmes successful and looks at how their programmes hold up to the Emerging World’s new standard for Corporate Volunteering for the 2020s. […]

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18 December 2019

The Man with the Bag

As the holiday season approaches, it’s all too easy to get subsumed by the tide of commercialism and overawed by the weight of festive expectation. We can easily forget what’s important at this time of year: family. And family comes in all shapes and sizes. […]

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05 December 2019

Partner Perspective: Dream a Dream

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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19 November 2019

CISL drives employee engagement

Engagement is defined as an employee’s positive or negative emotional attachment to a job, to colleagues and to an organisation. Being fully engaged at work profoundly influences an employee’s willingness to learn and perform – and has real impact on a company’s bottom line. So, […]

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13 November 2019

Measuring the deep impact of Immersive Learning

Measuring the impact of learning experiences can be a challenge! When employees attend learning interventions, it’s generally expected that they will improve their job performance somehow and that this increase will ultimately have an impact on business performance. However, getting reliable data post learning intervention […]

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12 November 2019

Partner Perspectives: Mom Relaunch

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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30 October 2019

3 reasons why your organisation should consider Immersive Experiences

Increasingly we are seeing leading global organisations, including BD, Credit Suisse, GSK, Microsoft, Mars and Salesforce, use Immersive Experiences to develop their leaders and employees. Immersive Experience approaches, such as Corporate International Service Learning (CISL), are not new but they are turning more and more […]

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29 October 2019

Using CISL to Drive Employee Connection with Corporate Purpose

Purpose is becoming more embedded in business. It is a major driving force that is seen as vital for the incoming generations of employees who demand that their place of work has a positive effect on the world. Only recently, the ‘Business Roundtable’, a group […]

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21 October 2019

Developing Responsible Leaders for better businesses that benefit society

The increasing power of corporations makes business leaders some of the most powerful people in the world today. With this increased power comes an increased responsibility: to lead business for the benefit of all society. As a result, companies need their leaders to live their […]

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14 October 2019

Corporate Volunteering for the 2020’s

PRESS reset for a corporate volunteering programme fit for today’s and tomorrow’s employees’ and society’s expectation By Amanda Bowman, Corporate Volunteering Lead at Emerging World. How annoying is it when your computer becomes sluggish and programs aren’t working as smoothly as they did a while […]

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01 August 2019

Untapping your company’s purpose potential

We live in an age where companies and brands with a compelling sense of purpose seem to have a significant competitive advantage. I read articles every day about how purpose-led companies outperform those that are not. As someone who has always struggled to find the […]

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08 May 2019

Scaling Corporate Volunteering in a fast-moving World

Corporate Volunteering programmes (CV) have become an important part of any progressive company’s corporate citizenship/CSR approach. As companies become more global, they often seek ways for their corporate volunteering efforts to match their international presence and interests in society. Even when volunteering programmes become part […]

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15 April 2019

The importance of measuring the long term impact of your CISL programmes

Corporate International Service Learning (CISL)* programmes offer leaders the opportunity to test their abilities and develop global leadership skills by applying their work based skills to a project or assignment that serves a third-party constituency. Most often, companies seek to understand the immediate responses and […]

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05 April 2019

Using Action Learning to Develop Purpose Driven Leaders in Salesforce

Why are we here?  And why do we do what we do?  These are big philosophical questions that have been preoccupying mankind for many years. They are also questions many corporations are now asking themselves in order to provide competitive and relevant workplaces in an […]

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05 April 2019

What the VUCA!

VUCA is used to help leaders and organisations understand the world in which their business operates. It is an acronym frequently used at Emerging World and is central to our programme design. The term VUCA, an acronym of Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous was originated […]

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