Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest 2018 ( € 1,000 & Fully Funded to the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna, Austria)

Application Deadline: June 24, 2018.

How would Peter Drucker react if he met his android twin today?

We don’t know. All we can do is to use our imagination – one of the attributes, along with creativity, reason, feelings and empathy, that are still unique to humans.

That said, there can be no doubt that AI will shake up the very foundations of society, changing human relations, what we do and how, forever.

So we would like your opinion: How can we maintain the human face of society in the context of AI? Can Peter Drucker’s human-centered approach be of help? What should be the new roles and responsibilities of institutions and their management? What kind of leadership, talent and organizational culture will be required? Above all, how can AI be used to allow us as individuals to make the very most of ourselves as human beings?

General Requirements

  • You must be between 18-35 years old (inclusive of both ages);
  • You must have been selected no more than once (or not at all) among the top 10 since 2010.

Essay Category Requirements

Student category
You are a part-time or full-time student (bachelor, master, MBA, or PhD);
Or you are seeking your first opportunity after the completion of your last degree.

Professional category
You are a manager of people, projects, budgets, and/or processes;

  • Or you are a licensed professional;
  • Or you are an entrepreneur or business owner;
  • Or you are a social volunteer or community leader.

Aim

Keeping the human-oriented management philosophy of Peter Drucker alive in the minds of the young generation

Participation

Open to students and young professionals from all around the world

Essay Format

A personal narrative essay that may be underpinned by research

Openness

Being exposed to unconventional thinking and mind-opening discussions and actively contributing to sessions at the Drucker Forum

Community

Becoming part of the global network of former laureates

Challenge Ambassador Program (CAP)

Providing info-session opportunities for interested contest participants

Vienna

The place where Peter Drucker was born and educated, the Drucker Forums are held, contest finalists are meeting leading management thinkers and practitioners from all over the world to learn from one another

PDSE

Peter Drucker Society Europe as the organizer – a non-political, independent, nonprofit association, established in Vienna in 2010

Winners of the Drucker Challenge Award 2018 (Those who are ranked Nr. 1 in the Student or Professional category)

  • A cash prize of € 1,000 (to be handed over at the Awards Ceremony)
  • Free participation and waived registration fee (Regular fee +/- € 2,000) in the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 29 -30, 2018 at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) (including conference bag and brochure; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Funding of travel expenses (airfare or train plus 3 nights lodging at a hotel of Organizer’s choice)
  • Invitation to pre-conference events on Nov. 28: Drucker Challenge Get-Together (with partner) and Speakers reception at the City Hall (with partner)
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov. 29 with seated dinner and awards ceremony (with partner) at City Hall’s ballroom
  • Opportunity to network with top management thinkers and practitioners and your Challenge colleagues since 2010, and to contribute in a session and /or an interview by important media (selection by session chair/media representative)
  • Certificate with ranking
  • Ranking list and publication of essay on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • Opportunity to post a blog on  www.druckerforum.org with your learnings from the Drucker Forum (incl. review and edit by experienced management writers)
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

Second and Third Prize winners (Those who are ranked Nr. 2 or Nr. 3 in the Student or Professional category)

  • Free participation and waived registration fee (Regular fee +/- € 2,000) in the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 29 -30, 2018 at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) (including conference bag and brochure; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Funding of travel expenses to Vienna (airfare or train plus 3 nights lodging at a hotel of Organizer’s choice)
  • Invitation to pre-conference events on Nov. 28: Drucker Challenge Get-Together (with partner) and Speakers reception at the City Hall (with partner)
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov. 29 with seated dinner and awards ceremony (with partner) at City Hall’s ballroom
  • Opportunity to network with top management thinkers and practitioners and your Challenge colleagues since 2010, and to contribute in a session and /or an interview by important media (selection by session chair/media representative)
  • Certificate with ranking
  • Ranking list and publication of essay on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • Opportunity to post a blog on www.druckerforum.org/blog  with your learnings from the Drucker Forum (incl. review and edit by experienced management writers)
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

Finalists ranked on places 4 to 10

  • Free participation and waived registration fee (Regular fee +/- € 2,000) in the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 29 -30, 2018 at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) (including conference bag and brochure; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Funding of travel expenses (airfare or train plus 3 nights lodging at a hotel of Organizer’s choice)
  • Invitation to pre-conference events on Nov. 28: Drucker Challenge Get-Together (with partner) and Speakers reception at the City Hall (with partner)
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov. 29 with awards ceremony (with partner) at City Hall’s ballroom
  • Certificate with ranking
  • Ranking list and publication of essay on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

Places 11 to 20 (all equal without ranking)

  • If you have qualified for the second round without being selected as one of the 10 finalists, you will get free access to the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 29 -30, 2018 at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) (including conference bag and brochure; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Opportunity to win the Special Recognition Award for the most original essay (provides travel funding)

CONTACT: Florence Vanswieten
florence.vanswieten@druckersociety.eu

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest 2018

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