2015 Global Peter Drucker Essay Challenge -Stand a chance to attend the Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna Austria

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015,

Form: Essay (1500 to 3000 words)
Topic: “Claiming our Humanity – Managing in the Digital Age
Language:
English

Open to 2 categories:

  • Students (undergraduates, graduates, MBA, Phd)
  • Professionals (managers and entrepreneurs), future professionals
  • Age 18 – 35

Deadline: July 15, 2015, 16:00 CET

Winners identified: August 31, 2015

Take part in the Global Peter Drucker Challenge contest to qualify for participation in one of the leading conferences on management: The Global Peter Drucker Forum

  • Free registration to the Global Peter Drucker Forum for the best 30 contributions
  • Join the debate with 40 leading international speakers and 400 top decision makers from all over the world
  • Meet with 20 finalists at the Challenge Get-Together
  • Engage in lively discussions at the speakers’ reception and the Gala event
  • Opportunity to participate in a session and an interview by important media
  • EUR 1.000 prize money for 1st prize winners in the two categories
  • Win a one-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

Global Peter Drucker Challenge is a contest for students and professionals from the ages of 18 to 35. Organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe, the contest aims at raising awareness of the works and humanistic values of Peter Drucker among young people –  the new generation poised to build on a management philosophy that puts the human being at its center.

The Global Peter Drucker Forum is an annual conference aimed at advancing the development of management thinking and practice in order to respond to the changing requirements in our societies.

The 7th Global Peter Drucker Forum will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 5 and 6 November 2015.
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In 2015  Global Peter Drucker Challenge invite you to think out of the box and to submit an essay covering the topic “Managing Oneself in the Digital Age”. The theme will challenge you to take a look inside yourself to place out the strength that no one else possesses.

Context

The worldwide spread of digital technology and the advent of intelligent machines lead to fundamental questions:

  • What makes us unique as human beings
  • What could human-centered management look like?

A good starting point for understanding ourselves is Peter Drucker’s classic essay, “Managing Oneself.
(If you don’t have a copy, you can find it here.)

Read this piece and then craft your own essay from there.

Here are just some of the questions you might address:
please include concrete examples

  • How can we leverage the power of digital technology to strengthen human capabilities such as intuition, creativity and continuous learning?
  • How can we leverage technology for innovation and long-term value creation that recognizes and strengthens the unique human element and moves from rationalization to augmentation?
  • How do you see your own personal development in terms of skills, personality, career and expectations for your life, your search for purpose and meaning?
    Can technology help?
    Where might it pose pitfalls?
    Can you prepare for the type of skills required in 15 years from now?
  • If machines are getting smarter and smarter, what will management’s role be in the future?
    How can management capitalize on what humans can uniquely do?
  • How can we avoid drifting into purely technocratic mindsets?

Prizes:

Prices include

  • A cash prize of € 1,000
  • Waived conference fee for 7th Global Peter Drucker Forum on November 5 – 6, 2015
    (including conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Funding of travel expenses (airfare plus 3 nights lodging)
  • Invitation to the events on the pre-conference day (Nov. 4) including Drucker Challenge Get-Together
    (with partner) and Speakers reception (with partner)
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov. 5 with awards ceremony (with partner)
  • Opportunity to participate in a session and an interview by important media
    (according to jury/media representative decision)
  • Ranking list and publication of essay on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • The opportunity to get a blog with your key thoughts published on www.druckerforum.org/blog
  • One year free membership with Peter Drucker Society Europe
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

Second and Third Prize winners in the Contest 2015

(Those who are ranked Nr. 2 or Nr. 3 in the students or professionals category)

Prizes include

  • Waived conference fee for 7th Global Peter Drucker Forum on Nov. 5 – 6, 2015
    (including conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Funding of travel expenses to Vienna (airfare plus 3 nights lodging)
  • Invitation to the Drucker Challenge Get-Together and Speakers reception (with partner) on Nov, 4
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov 5 with awards ceremony (with partner)
  • Opportunity to participate in a session and an interview by important media
    (according to jury/media representative decision)
  • Ranking list and publication of essays on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • Opportunity to get a blog with your key thoughts published on www.druckerforum.org/blog
  • One year free membership with Peter Drucker Society Europe
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

 Finalists ranked on place 4 to 10
Prizes include

  • Waived conference fee for 7th Global Peter Drucker Forum on Nov. 5 – 6, 2015
    (including conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Invitation to the Drucker Challenge Get-Together and Speakers’ reception (with partner) on Nov.4
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov. 5 with awards ceremony (with partner)
  • Ranking list and publication of essays on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • One year free membership with Peter Drucker Society Europe
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review for those ranked on places 4 to 6

Deadline
  • July 15 -For essay submissions
  • 31st August – Best contributions identified
  • September : Ranking list published Registration to the Forum Send copy of passport and CV Visa procedure starts
  • November 4: Drucker Challenge get-together Speakers’ reception
  • November 5/6 – Drucker Forum Nov. Gala event with awards ceremony
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