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Argüden Governance Academy

arguden-governance-academyArgüden Governance Academy is a non-profit initiative dedicated to improving governance quality in public, non-profit, private, and international organizations to create sustainable value for institutions and society. The Academy operates under the aegis of Bosphorus University Foundation.

Argüden Governance Academy envisions a world where institutions and society work together to create a more sustainable and inclusive future. The Academy brings together world-class expertise, adopt a holistic view of governance across institutions, and form partnerships to improve quality of life for current and future generations.

To achieve its mission, programs of the Academy aim to:

  • Improve awareness of the role of good governance for sustainable and inclusive development by research, dissemination of successful examples and awards;
  • Create a knowledge platform to enable representatives of government, civil society, and business to be informed about the recent global developments on governance through training programs, seminars, and peer to peer learning;
  • Conduct research in cooperation with international organizations, universities, public agencies, and non-governmental organizations on various governance related subject areas
  • Cooperate with other similar initiatives both locally and globally through joint projects to raise the understanding of the key role of good governance in improve quality of life and sustainability of the planet

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Argüden Governance Academy
Argüden Governance Academy is a non-profit initiative dedicated to improving governance quality in public, non-profit, private, and international organizations to create sustainable value for institutions and society. The Academy operates under the aegis of Bosphorus University Foundation. Argüden Governance Academy envisions a world where institutions and society work together to create a more sustainable and inclusive future. [...]Argüden Governance Academy is a non-profit initiative dedicated...
BÜMED
Dr. Argüden undertook the Chairmanship of the Bosphorus University Alumni Association (BÜMED) in order to organize the graduates around the common objective of supporting the university. He facilitated the institutional development of BÜMED, initiated an annual giving program and motivated the alumni for sponsoring the development of the university by establishing facilities for the alumni [...]Dr. Argüden undertook the Chairmanship of the...
DEIK
As the Chairman of the Turkish-American (TAIK) and Turkish-Canadian Business Councils, Dr. Argüden contributed to the improvement of Turkiye’s economic relations with the U.S. and Canada and helped to create new business opportunities that span various sectors and areas in these three countries. Dr. Argüden also commenced the development of the web portal (www.Turkey-now.org) that [...]As the Chairman of the Turkish-American (TAIK)...
KalDer
Dr. Argüden initiated the National Quality Movement in Turkey in 1998 while he served as the Chairman of the Turkish Quality Association (KalDer). Turkish National Quality Congress became the top European Quality Conference both in terms of number of participants as well as with its agenda setting themes. By 2005, Turkey became the leading country [...]Dr. Argüden initiated the National Quality Movement...
ÖSGD
Dr. Argüden has also been instrumental in the establishment of the Corporate Volunteers Council to encourage individuals with management experience to contribute their time on a voluntary basis to NGOs. The condition for support is adherence to good governance principles by the NGO. Also, companies participating in this endeavor undertake to evaluate these voluntary contributions [...]Dr. Argüden has also been instrumental in...
SEV
SEV Education Foundation comprises of Tarsus American College, Üsküdar American College, and Izmir American College. A graduate of Tarsus American College, Dr. Argüden has helped to define SEV’s vision and mission as well as its governance systems. SEV Educational Vision and Values ABH Schools’ mission is to contribute to the growth and development of individuals [...]SEV Education Foundation comprises of Tarsus American...
TEGV
Dr. Argüden has also been instrumental in the establishment of The Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV) in 1995, which is one of Turkiye’s most successful and reliable NGOs with a reputation for creativity, integrity, and vision. TEGV prepares Turkish children to participate fully in the benefits of democracy and globalization through a variety of learning [...]Dr. Argüden has also been instrumental in...
TESEV
  Dr. Argüden has been instrumental in the foundation of the independent Turkish think-tank, Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV). He has been a staunch promoter of public policy analysis. TESEV is Turkiye’s leading independent think-tank, with a research agenda covering the major political, economic, and social issues facing Turkiye and the region. TESEV [...]  Dr. Argüden has been instrumental in...
TÜSIAD
Dr. Argüden is a member of the Turkish Industrialist’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSIAD) since 1992, and an active member of the Economic, Parliamentary and Foreign Relations committees of the Association. He has contributed to the preparation of the report on competitiveness of Turkiye, the social security report titled “Retired and Happy”, mergers and acquisitions, and [...]Dr. Argüden is a member of the...
UN Global Compact
ARGE is the first Turkish signatory of the Global Compact. KalDer, under Dr. Argüden’s chairmanship became the first Turkish NGO to sign the Global Compact. He is the elected chairman of Global Compact Local Networks and serving on the board of UN Global Compact. Dr. Argüden was named the first National Representative of Global Compact [...]ARGE is the first Turkish signatory of...