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Innovation is a tough thing to measure. To compile this list, BusinessWeek turned to an international panel of 22 expert design and brand consultants and academics from both business and design schools. We also tapped six forward-thinking companies with expertise in design or innovation strategy. We asked all to recommend interdisciplinary design and business programs with curricula they respect and graduates they prefer to hire. Then we conducted interviews with professors, students, and alumni from the recommended colleges, looking for design programs that incorporate business strategy—and business programs that teach design as a tool for strategic advantage.
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The Master of Science in Project Management (M.S.P.M.) , also known as Master in Project Management (M.P.M.) is a professional advanced degree in project management . Candidates of M.P.M. programs are required to have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and significant work experience (12 years on average). Most programs require 36-42 graduate credits and a thesis or final project.
Beyond Best Practices: The Cutting Edge of Entrepreneur Support Thanks to everyone who helped make NBIA’s 26th International Conference on Business Incubation one of NBIA’s best yet. Held May 6-9, 2012, in Atlanta, the event would not have been possible without the work of NBIA board members, sponsors, workshop and session presenters, and other volunteers. We greatly appreciate your contributions to our biggest event of the year! The conference featured sessions on increasing incubator sustainability, implementing best practices in incubation, coaching clients, collecting impact data, helping entrepreneurs find investors and much more. Nearly 600 incubation and economic development professionals from around the world gathered to learn, share ideas, network with colleagues and be inspired to assist entrepreneurs in new and better ways.
I got information and experience about how to be in the world in a new way - so vast it will take me a long time to digest it, yet so easy and simple it is immediately useful and understood. I wish I could give everyone a gift of this class, and I am so happy to be with others who are truly doing their work in the world. - Fagim S., Permaculture and Natural Building student Permaculture at Sustainable Settings Learning Center I enjoyed the course, all of it. The hands-on aspect of the planting, gardening, building check dams & brush weirs along with learning about different options and getting to learn land restoration methods for productive and healthy landscape...
Mt. Elphinstone Rainforest, Rolling Earth Centre near Vancouver, BC, Canada October 12 - 18 (arrive October 11 - leave morning of October 19) Join us for this seven-day long retreat with internationally-acclaimed instructors of permaculture to polish off your own teaching skills, methods and approaches, engage with other teachers and students of permaculture. This retreat is for those of you who aspire to teach the permaculture certificate course, in parts or in whole. This retreat is designed to increase your effectiveness as a teacher of permaculture.
Sustainable Settings is a working ranch, farm and a dairy, focusing on natural methods and practices in their work. Permaculture students will have an opportunity to participate in farm chores when not in class. Camping in the old orchard is easy and glorious this time of year! Meditation space and herbal gardens at the Center for Action and Contemplation
It is a curriculum which honors nature and natural systems. It is fundamental as biomimicry but takes one to easy applications and 'how to do it'. The knowledge is thrilling. Possibilities abound.
Field trip to a local bison ranch Visiting with goats on a field trip. Milk made on desert forage... A magic of its own. Lama is a home to small-scale lush permaculture gardens, food and wildlife habitat plantings