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18-21 June 2018
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone

Programme description

CLASSROOM to BOARDROOM

Making Global Goals everybody`s business

Creating 21st century problem solvers who understand science, are innovators, think as entrepreneurs, and act as social change agents

The Classroom to Boardroom programme aims to provide the high school students with the real working life experience! It has a track record of working successfully with 15,000 students on innovation challenges for global businesses and charities. The programme has involved high profile entrepreneurs such as Sir Richard Branson. 

The business / entrepreneurial challenge is given to students by large international enterprises, usually international organisations, multinational companies, banks etc...

Students work on the challenge for 2 days under the guidance of a professional coach, and present their findings and proposed solutions of the challenge in front of the senior panel from the challenge-setting entreprise. 

The main goal of the programme is to improve the set of skills important for the success in the working life of the students, such as teamworking, making presentations, and public speaking.

The International School of Geneva and Entrepreneurs in Action have a successful record of delivering Classroom to Boardroom programmes, including working with Global Fund and the International Red Cross. 

This is the first time that scientific organisation has been a partner, and challenge is being set by International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG) and organised at CERN. 

It is also the first time, that the aim of the challenge goes beyond a business-like exercise and improving set of entrepreneurial skills. The idea behind this programme is to show to students, what CERN and particle physics community are aiming for, what is their impact on society and sustainability and above all to inspire and motivate them to become Ambassadors for Science in Society.