november, 2020

wed18nov(nov 18)17:30fri20(nov 20)14:00onlineVirtual Event2020 EFMD Career Services Conference17:30 - 14:00 (20) CET Location:online

Event Details

Helping students prepare their career paths and find work placements is a crucial part of the student experience and instrumental to the added value of an institution. It has become increasingly complex to respond to students’ expectations and engage them at the same time.
The EFMD Career Services conference focuses specifically on the issues career services directors and staff are facing as they navigate real-life parameters of their work, such as recruitment, job mobility, internationalisation, employability and the latest trends on the labour market, while keeping up with all the technological advancement that impact how they can facilitate career services.

Target group:
Directors of career services and business school career services staff involved in the strategic decisions of career services.
Please note that this conference is for professionals in career services only: third party providers will not be accepted.

More events for Career Services Professionals:
EFMD Virtual Career Fairs
EFMD Career Professionals Development Institute (CPDI)

Institutions participating in EFMD Virtual Career Fairs are eligible for 100 EUR discount

Registration

Register here

Programme

Notice: the programme content will fundamentally not change, however these sessions might be swapped with one another because of logistical reasons.

Wednesday 18 November

14:00 – 14:10

Welcome by EFMD

  • Speaker Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, EFMD

14:10 – 15:00

Ice-breaking activity

15:00 – 15:30

Take a coffee break
Talking-talking-talking with peers can leave you feeling thirsty! So get up, go get something to drink and stretch your legs!

15:30 – 16:15

Plenary: The economic context and its relevance for business and society
The covid crisis created an major impact for different businesses and sectors. How long will we feel the consequences of the recession? Which industries are winners of the crisis? What are the trends in different sectors? And what are the consequences for Career Services?

  • Speaker Prof Knut Haanaes, IMD, Switzerland
  • Moderated by Paul Lauriac, Toulouse Business School, FR

16:15 – 16:30

Let’s break!
It is great to stay connected but give yourselves a small break: relax your eyes, stretch your legs and let’s meet again in a few minutes.

16:30 – 17:30

Workshop Serie 1

Mastering challenges in times of disruption
Almost all institutions underwent significant changes in the last months and the way how we operate in our day-to-day has altered substantially. Here you have the chance to share best practices, experiences and let off steam

A1Doing more with less
On the one hand Business Schools faces significant resources constraint post-covid 19, on the other hand students need to rely more on career services during these economically difficult times: How to face this dilemma?

  • Moderated by Alexandra Baretto, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, PT

A2Navigating the digital: Switching to remote consulting projects
How to adapt consulting projects for remote delivery and using available technology effectively. Addressing the challenges and identifying the benefits of remote consulting projects for stakeholders.

We will use our large-scale summer consulting project that runs over the summer as a case study. An alternative to the dissertation, students complete two group projects (one corporate, one charity) and a reflective essay (collectively known as Practice Track). Over 200 students, from 8 courses, opt to take part annually and there is no selection process. We work with around 15 multinational and medium-sized companies as corporate project providers, and 20 local charities. It moved to online delivery very quickly with extensive online training resources being developed.

  • Maria Moragianis, ALBA Graduate Business School, GR
  • Naomi Love, University of Bath, UK

Thursday 19 November

14:00 – 15:10

Plenary: The Future of Work is here
Panel Discussion
It seems that we have been imagining virtual work environments for a while and the consequences that come with it but the Covid 19 pandemic made us really experience it. What does it mean for the future? Will we stay online? And what other trends should we anticipate?

  • Alain Klarsfeld, Toulouse Business School professors, FR
  • Shannon Picardo, CEO start up School Move, FR
  • Kelly Panagiotidou, Reborrn, Greece

15:10 – 15:30

Take a coffee break
Talking-talking-talking with peers can leave you feeling thirsty! So get up, go get something to drink and stretch your legs!

15:30 – 16:15

Share your challenge
Participants will split up in small disucssion groups to discuss the learnings of the first two plenaries and how they have implications for their day-to-day job. Every groups produces one take away.

RT1- Senior leaders
RT2- MBA practioners
RT3- Alumni oriented
RT4- Undergraduate practioners
RT5 – Post-graduate practioners

16:15 – 16:30

Let’s break!
It is great to stay connected but give yourselves a small break: relax your eyes, stretch your legs and let’s meet again in a few minutes.

16:30 – 17:30

Workshop Serie 2

Mastering challenges in times of disruption
Almost all institutions underwent significant changes in the last months and the way how we operate in our day-to-day has altered substantially. Here you have the chance to share best practices, experiences and let off steam

B1Resilience and Wellbeing: tactics and tools
An exploration of proactive approaches to supporting the health and wellbeing of our students and jobseekers to help prevent issues with mental and physical health, reduces stress levels and non-attendance/absenteeism, sustain and improve performance levels (in the job hunt, seminar room and beyond) and cultivate habits that will help them succeed in the job hunt and the workplace

  • Speaker Silvia Silva, University of Exeter, UK
  • Speaker Paula Cuero Marin, University of Exeter, UK
  • Moderated by Dominic Prosser, University of Exeter, UK

B2New approaches to recruitment
Digital Assessment Centres, games as a form or recruitment and virtual career fairs. How do these tools work and are we preparing our students sufficiently for them?

  • Moderated by Tony Somers, HEC Paris, FR & Silvia Ticolpe, LUISS Business School, IT
  • Speaker Eleonora Valenti, Chief People Officer for Mind Valley, Kuala Lumpur

Friday 20 November

11:30 – 11:50

Highered update

  • Speaker Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Highered, Norway

12:00 – 13:00

Plenary: Inspiration, Resilience and Reinvention
In this final session, participants will get the inspiration to take the work in their home institution to another level. By learning from a high performer from a different industry, participants will learn lessons around resilience, creativity and self-leadership.

  • Speaker Paloma Matusse, Girl Move Academy, Mozambique

14:00 – 15:00

Panel Discussion: How recruiters deal with new post crisis challenges
Panel Discussion
A diverse panel of recruiters shares how their recruting practicies have changed post-covid what types of new approaches to recruitment these companies apply and how the role of career services remains relevant tin this context.

  • Moderated by Paul Lauriac, Toulouse Business School, FR
  • Speaker Katharina Gil Mast, Admiral, UK
  • Speaker Colette Dennehy, GSK, United Kingdom
  • Speaker Aga Biegluk, Infosys, India

15:00 – 15:15

Take a coffee break
Talking-talking-talking with peers can leave you feeling thirsty! So get up, go get something to drink and stretch your legs!

15:15 – 16:15

Virtual coffee break: Reinventing career services in times of disruption
With a good cup of coffee, participants will discuss in small groups about the question on how to navigate these times of disruption.
Questions may include: How to stay agile and adaptable in time of disruptions? What does agility mean for the individual and was does agility mean for an organization? How do we continue to reinvent ourselves in an unknown future?

  • Moderated by Silvia Ticolpe, LUISS Business School, IT & Maria Moragianis, ALBA Graduate Business School, GR

16:15 – 16:30

Welcome to 2021 EFMD Career Conference in Toulouse

Thank you by Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, EFMD, BE

Practical information

EARLY BIRD UNTIL 15 October

  • 435,60€ (360€ plus 21% VAT) members of EFMD & affiliate members of EFMD
  • 786,50€ (650€ plus 21% VAT) non members of EFMD

NORMAL FEE UNTIL the conference starts

  • 617,10€ (510€ plus 21% VAT) members of EFMD & affiliate members of EFMD
  • 925,65€ (765€ plus 21% VAT) non members of EFMD

Cancellation policy date: Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 19 October 2020, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ 21% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute. Institutions participating in EFMD Virtual Career Fairs are eligible for 100 EUR discount

Contact

Registrations:
Amandine de Dorlodot

Programme and general event information:
Amandine de Dorlodot

Location

online

Time

november 18 (wednesday) 17:30 - november 20 (friday) 14:00 CET