- Lessons in Collaboration: A Unique Team-Building Course from WDI
Wednesday, December 15, 2021“Team Building for Results” is a new, seven-week online team-building program created WDI’s Education team. WDI recently completed a pilot program for 91 college-aged social entrepreneurs from six countries participating in the Ford Motor Company Fund’s global College Community Challenge (Ford C3) initiative. The purpose of the program is to build participants’ leadership skills to make their social enterprise work more effective and impactful.
- Roundtable Recap: U.S.-Mexico Automotive Forum
Wednesday, November 10, 2021On Nov. 5, WDI and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss further integration within the auto industry in the U.S. and Mexico. Check out the recorded video discussion.
- Launching the 2022 DEI Global Case Writing Competition
Thursday, October 28, 2021The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the William Davidson Institute again are partnering to broaden the selection of diversity, equity and inclusion-focused business cases with the second annual DEI Global Case Writing Competition. Administered by WDI Publishing, the competition seeks case submissions designed to help the business world improve its understanding of DEI-related challenges and objectives.
- Perspective: Connecting the Dots
Wednesday, October 27, 2021We've taken pride in playing an important role in connecting businesses operating in low- and middle-income countries with the ideas and experiences of the University of Michigan community. We're excited to again be playing the role of connector by hosting three essential and insightful events in November, notes Institute President Paul Clyde.
- Stryker CEO to Address Challenges, Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Wednesday, October 20, 2021WDI is pleased to host Kevin Lobo, Chair and CEO of Stryker, as the keynote speaker for the Ralph J. Gerson Distinguished Lecture. Lobo's talk, set for Nov. 10, focuses on "Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare Companies in Emerging Markets."
- WDI to Host Diplomats, Executives for U.S., Mexico Automotive Roundtable
Tuesday, October 12, 2021On Nov. 5, WDI and U-M's Ross School of Business, in collaboration with the US-Mexico Foundation (USMF), will host a virtual roundtable to discuss critical issues such as energy and supply chain integration for the auto industry. The event will bring together diplomats, industry leaders and academia on trends and opportunities for players in both countries.
- Culture Still Matters: A Candid Conversation on Business Relationships
Monday, October 11, 2021Navigating business relationships, particularly cross-cultural ones, can feel like moving through a minefield. But it doesn’t need to be that way. On Nov. 16, WDI will host a candid and interactive discussion on what businesses can do to improve cultural fluency and enhance business outcomes.
- Mobility Movers: WDI Hosts Mexican Automotive Delegation
Friday, October 8, 2021WDI, in collaboration with Economic Development of Juárez and the US-Mexico Foundation (USMF), convened a week-long visit for 15 senior leaders in business, technology, academia and government from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico - a critical hub in the North American automotive industry.
- Filling a Cross-Cultural Niche in Business Education
Tuesday, September 14, 2021In WDI's latest impact report, our Education team provides details on how to develop an impactful virtual exchange, as seen through the course Business & Culture, which has connected hundreds of students from the University of Michigan and partner schools in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Pandemic Invention: Expanding Learning in Africa’s Health Labs
Wednesday, September 8, 2021Global medical device firm, Becton, Dickinson and Company, has trained medical laboratory staff across Africa under public-private Labs for Life project for years. But when the pandemic shut down in-person instruction, WDI helped by connecting learners over their mobile phones.