For business school students to become responsible leaders, we, as educators, must believe in its value and have deep experiences in its practices.
The Impactful Five (i5) Framework for Developing Responsible Leaders is a student-centered holistic pedagogy. It’s not only a tool, but a call-to-action for business educators who believe in the power of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through i5, educators can unleash the potential of their students and develop a generation of responsible leaders who are committed to making a positive impact on the world.
Who we are
The i5 Playbook stems from decades of studies in neuroscience, psychology and cognitive science.
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) began work on the Impactful Five (i5): Learning in Leadership Education project formally in January 2022 through a generous grant from The LEGO Foundation. Through collaboration with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, PRME analyzed the landmark “Learning through Play” research from The LEGO Foundation childhood and youth development research-spheres to create a pedagogy for the higher education business school context. These findings were translated into a Playbook for educators from the PRME community to utilize as a tool in their classroom and to better engage with the i5 characteristics of making learning meaningful, fostering joy and well-being, facilitating active engagement, developing supportive social interaction, and designing for iteration.