Perspectives On: Dynamic Conversations

‘Perspectives On: A Dynamic Conversation’ is a special edition collection of ‘Perspectives On’. It provides a framework to support topical debate on contemporary issues in learning and teaching. Each issue will collate varied opinions in a curated format and pose thought provoking questions for wider discussion at an associated panel event that will take place after the release of the special edition.

The theme for our latest conversation was “CREATIVITY and EMPLOYABILITY”. As we embrace the future of work requirements and consider the impacts of digitisation and the move towards a knowledge-based society and economy, the development of creativity skills will be a major driving force in supporting relevant student learning.

The future top ten skill lists by both the World Economic Forum and the Institute for the Future emphasise the importance of the uniquely human skills such as creativity. The complex questions of the future will need creative, forward-looking individuals and groups, who are not afraid to question established ideas and are able to cope with the insecurity and uncertainty this entails.

You can view the latest Dynamic Conversation here

You can register to attend the next Dynamic Conversation panel event here

Further themes for the Dynamic Conversations will be released within forthcoming Chartered ABS Newsletters. If you have a suggestion for a future theme, please contact the Editorial Board at


Editorial Board:

CHAIR Dr Cathy Minett-Smith, Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and the Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England (UWE).

Professor Gillian Armstrong, Director of Business Engagement, Ulster University Business School.

Professor Monika Foster, Head of Sunderland Business School, University of Sunderland.

Professor Helen Williams, Professor in Organisational Psychology, Cardiff Business School.

Dynamic Conversations take place twice a year in September-October and March-April. A conversation will be launched in the Chartered ABS community with an invitation to submit an opinion piece. The submission window will be open for a month with an indication of the date for the concluding panel conversation.

The Dynamic Conversation enables you to be part of a reflexive dialogic action research approach to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. It supports authentic conversations which are reflexive and ontological permission for agency, voice and dialogue of educational practitioners in Business Schools. If you have a thought-provoking question or opinion on a Dynamic Conversation topic we would encourage you to submit your contribution.

A Dynamic Conversation submission needs to be concise, relevant to the topic of conversation and pose a question or opinion for debate.  A breadth of contributions are encouraged ranging from fully formed opinions resulting from completed research to nuggets of an idea or a dilemma that contributors are grappling with.  Submissions can be made in a variety of formats (text, video, podcasts etc) via the submission portal.

For more detail of the ‘Perspectives On: A Dynamic Conversation’ collection including the submission guidelines click here.