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Students and Professionals Peter Drucker Essay Contest for 2017

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The Peter Drucker Challenge is an essay contest open to students and young professionals from all around the world and all interested persons are to send in their applications in this regard.Applicants from all over  the world  are to note that this contest is to take place in Italy and eligibility information is noteworthy.

Application Deadline: 15th July, 2017, 16:00 CET

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): Vienna, Italy

Context of the Award:Prosperity is not just a financial notion — inclusive prosperity encompasses the opportunity for lives in dignity, with purpose and roles to contribute to common endeavors in the communities one is part of. It is definitely more than material well-being. A holistic view of prosperity includes all — the material and economic aspects as well the social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual side.

The biggest natural resource on the planet is human potential — human energy, engagement and creativity. Only a fraction of this potential is brought to bear today. However, if better leveraged, this latent potential would be the key driver for conomic and human growth.

Questions
  • What holds people back in today’s organizations and institutions to realize their potential? What are the obstacles that you see in your environment?
  • What is the role of management to free up human potential? Give examples of management actions that have made a difference in your life.
  • Can digital technology (in particular automation and Al) spavvn prosperity as opposed to eliminate jobs? Give concrete examples
  • What is your perspective on hovv technology can enable people to co-create solutions that are good for their communities, the economy and the vvorld?

Type: Contest

Eligibility: 

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.

Selection Criteria: Essay will be evaluated according to the below criteria.

Your personal insights into the theme via the exploration and investigation of the cultural environment of which you are a part (the essay is meant to be personal, not academic or scientific, but you may include footnotes if you are citing specific facts or figures);

Your evaluation of whether or not Peter Drucker’s ideas on the overarching responsibility of management are still meaningful today;

  • Your provision of a compelling narrative and telling of a relevant story;
  • Your originality and style;
  • Your ability to express your thoughts in fluent English.

Number of Awards: Numerous

Value of Program: 

1st Prize winners (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 in the 9th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 16 – 17, 2017 (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 (Nov. 15): Drucker Challenge Get-Together (with partner) and Speakers reception at the City Hall (with partner)
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov. 16 with awards ceremony (with partner) and a guided tour at Schönbrunn Palace
  • Opportunity 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 in the 9th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 16 and 17, 2017 (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)
  • Funding of travel expenses (airfare or train plus 3 nights lodging at a hotel of Organizer’s choice)
  • Invitation to pre-conference events (Nov. 15): Drucker Challenge Get-Together and Speakers reception at the City Hall (with partner)
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov 16 with awards ceremony (with partner) and a guided tour at Schönbrunn Palace
  • Opportunity 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 in the 9th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 16 and 17, 2017 (including conference bag and brochure; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Invitation to the Drucker Challenge Get-Together and Speakers’ reception at City Hall (with partner) on Nov.15
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov. 16 with awards ceremony (with partner) and a guided tour at Schönbrunn Palace
  • Opportunity to win the Special Recognition Award for the most original essay (provides travel funding)
  • Certificate with ranking or Special Recognition Award
  • Ranking list and publication of essay on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review for those ranked on places 4 to 6

Places 11 to 15: If you have qualified for the second round without being selected as one of the 10 finalists, you will get free access to the Global Peter Drucker Forum on Nov. 16 – 17, 2017 and your essay will be published on www.druckerchallenge.org.

How to Apply: Submit your essay

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Award Provider: Peter Drucker Society

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