february, 2020

thu13feb(feb 13)12:00fri14(feb 14)22:302020 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors GeneralManaging Impact12:00 - 22:30 (14) CET Location: Milano, Italy

Event Details

Each year, more than 350 deans and directors general from around the world meet at this two-day event to exchange about the future of business education, share best practices and get an update on new trends.

These business school leaders from around the world discuss pursuing opportunities and meeting expectations in different regions of the world as well as managing an ever-growing array of stakeholders. Attendees seek to place themselves in the evolving relationship between higher education, companies and governments. Ultimately, leaders debate how business education can address the challenges of society.

Target Group 

This event is by invitation only, for those with chief executive officer (top management of the institution) responsibility and authority in EFMD member business schools and centres. Directors of non-member schools can be invited at the discretion of the organisers.

Strategic Partner:

Host

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Location

Milano, Italy

Time

13 (Thursday) 12:00 - 14 (Friday) 22:30 CET

Address

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Via Sarfatti, 25 - 20136 Milano

Programme

Thursday 13 February

10:00

Bus transfer from hotels to school

10:30 – 14:00

Registration

11:00 – 12:30

Optional Pre-Conference Session
The EFMD Quality Services Team will report during this optional plenary session on the current status and the latest developments of EFMD accreditations. Through this session, Deans and Directors will also learn about the future objectives of the EFMD accreditations.
It should be noted that this is not a standard accreditation seminar; explanations on Standards & Criteria or Processes are NOT the main objective of this session.

  • David Asch, Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Susan Hart, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Bob Galliers, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Michael Osbaldeston, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Keith Pond, EOCCS Director, EFMD Global Network
  • Alfons Sauquet, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Martin Schader, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Jens Peter Tøndel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

12:00

Bus transfer from hotels to school

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:15

Welcome Address

  • Mario Monti, President, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT
  • Eric Cornuel, CEO & Director General, EFMD

14:15 – 14:30

EFMD Updates

  • Eric Cornuel, CEO & Director General, EFMD

14:30 – 14:45

See the Future

  • Andrew Crisp, Director, CarringtonCrisp, UK

14:45 – 15:00

Setting the Scene

  • Chairperson: Giuseppe Soda, Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

15:00 – 16:15

Plenary I – What Does Impact Mean for Deans?
Aim: impact has a different meaning for every school and every part of the world. Deans will shed light on some of the biggest challenges they are facing today.

  • Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School, NG
  • Catherine Cassell, Dean, Birmingham Business School, UK
  • Ken Starkey, Professor of Management & Organisational Learning, Nottingham University Business School, UK

16:15 – 17:15

Coffee Island
Aim: while enjoying a real “Italian coffee” participants will have the opportunity to select one out of four trendy themes to discuss with their peers.

17:15 – 18:30

Plenary II – Skills Revolution
Aim: in this business based input session, learn about what the skills of the future will be. A speaker close to the labor market will explain his vision.

  • Jennifer Jordan, Professor of Leadership & Organisational Behaviour, IMD, CH
  • Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director and Head of the Forum’s Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum, CH

18:30 – 21:00

Drinks & Dinner at SDA Bocconi School of Management
Foyer Aula Magna

21:00

Bus transfer back to hotels

Friday 14 February

08:15

Bus transfer from hotels to school

09:00 – 10:30

Plenary III – Measuring Impact: Rankings
Aim: Hear from a dean, taking a neutral position for the session, what do rankings mean to business schools (validity, reliability and replicability). A corporate speaker will then conduct a structured conversation with rankers to try and understand what the impact of the rankings should be.

10:30 – 11:15

Coffee Islands with Ranking Representatives

11:25 – 12:40

Breakout series A – Managing Impact

A1Managing Impact – Research
Aim: What impact do we want our schools’ research to make? And on whom do we intend to make impact, on the academic community and/or on the managerial community? How does this influence the schools’ research strategy? How do schools measure the different kinds of impact their research makes?

  • Barbara Sporn, Professor and Director, Institute for Higher Education Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
  • Andre Spicer, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, CASS Business School, UK

A2Learning for Impact
Aim: what is the impact of education on students? How should the teaching design of the future look like? Best practices of EQUIS business schools showing modern and innovative methods of teaching to prepare learning for impact.

  • Elena AntonacopoulouProfessor of Organisational Behaviour, Liverpool University, UK

A3Managing Impact – Alumni
Aim: alumni are one of schools’ best asset. How can a school use its alumni to impact?

  • Riccardo Monti, President, Bocconi Alumni Community & Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group, IT
  • Sarah Seedsman, Executive Director, Engagement, Insights and Consulting, Media Minds Global, UK

A4Managing Impact – Faculty
Aim: evaluating faculty, when they are on boards it can be positive for your school, but depending on their action, it can also be negative and have an impact on public discourse. What impact do we expect faculty to make? And how does that influence recruiting and faculty development?

  • Francesco Billari, Dean of the Faculty, Bocconi University, IT

12:45 – 14:15

Lunch

14:15 – 15:30

Workshops series B – Innovation in Practice, Expanding our Scopeé

B1Expanding Scope: Content
Aim: best practices expanding our scope concerning what is taught (specialised masters, applied maths, engineering, deliberately not offering an MBA, etc.)

  • Heidi le Sueur, Head of Teaching and Learning, Senior Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ZA
  • Stephen Bach, Executive Dean, King’s Business School, King’s College London, UK

B2Expand Geographically
Aim: best practices expanding our scope geographically, opening campuses in different countries, where and why?

  • Helmi Hammami, Senior Advisor to the Dean, Rennes School of Business, FR
  • Alice Guilhon, Dean, SKEMA Business School, FR

B3Business School in the Innovation Ecosystem
Aim: best practices concerning start-ups and spin-offs.

  • Markus Venzin, Dean for Innovation, Bocconi University, IT

B4Blended Learning vs. Full Online
Aim: best practices in the field.

  • Giuseppe Auricchio, Executive Director Learning Innovation & IESE online, IESE Business School, ES

B5Rethinking the Scope of Collaboration
Aim: beyond student exchanges or joint programmes, best practices of collaboration in a networked society. Collaborating with a local business school for diverse purposes.

  • Stefano Caselli, Dean of International Affairs, Bocconi University, IT
  • Roland Siegers, Executive Director, CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education, FR

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:15

Plenary IV – Securing Future Impact
Aim: taking impact forward in new ways and new spaces; what are the expectations moving forward?

17:15 – 17:30

Conclusion session

  • Chairperson: Giuseppe Soda, Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

17:30 – 17:45

Presentation of next year’s venue

17:45

Bus to conference hotels

19:00

Bus from hotels to dinner venue

19:30 – 22:00

Dinner in Leonardo da Vinci museum

22:00

Bus back to hotels

Speakers for this event

  • Alice Guilhon

    Alice Guilhon

    Dean, SKEMA Business School, FR

    Dean, SKEMA Business School, FR

  • Andre Spicer

    Andre Spicer

    Professor of Organisational Behaviour, CASS Business School, UK

    Professor of Organisational Behaviour, CASS Business School, UK

  • Barbara Sporn

    Barbara Sporn

    Professor and Director, Institute for Higher Education Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

    Professor and Director, Institute for Higher Education Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

  • Cathy Cassel

    Cathy Cassel

    Dean, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

    Dean, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

  • Elena Antonacopoulou

    Elena Antonacopoulou

    Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Liverpool University, UK

    Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Liverpool University, UK

  • Enase Okonedo

    Enase Okonedo

    Dean, Lagos Business School, NG

    Dean, Lagos Business School, NG

  • Francesco Billari

    Francesco Billari

    Dean of the Faculty, Bocconi University, IT

    Dean of the Faculty, Bocconi University, IT

  • Giuseppe Auricchio

    Giuseppe Auricchio

    Executive Director Learning Innovation & IESE online, IESE Business School, ES

    Executive Director Learning Innovation & IESE online, IESE Business School, ES

  • Giuseppe Soda

    Giuseppe Soda

    Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

    Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

  • Heidi le Sueur

    Heidi le Sueur

    Head of Teaching and Learning, Senior Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ZA

    Head of Teaching and Learning, Senior Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ZA

  • Helmi Hammami

    Helmi Hammami

    Senior Advisor to the Dean, Rennes School of Business, FR

    Senior Advisor to the Dean, Rennes School of Business, FR

  • Jennifer Jordan

    Jennifer Jordan

    Professor of Leadership & Organisational Behaviour, IMD, CH

    Professor of Leadership & Organisational Behaviour, IMD, CH

  • Ken Starkey

    Ken Starkey

    Professor of Management & Organisational Learning, Nottingham University Business School, UK

    Professor of Management & Organisational Learning, Nottingham University Business School, UK

  • Markus Venzin

    Markus Venzin

    Dean for Innovation, Bocconi University, IT

    Dean for Innovation, Bocconi University, IT

  • Riccardo Monti

    Riccardo Monti

    President, Bocconi Alumni Community & Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

    President, Bocconi Alumni Community & Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

  • Roland Siegers

    Roland Siegers

    Executive Director, CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education, FR

    Executive Director, CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education, FR

  • Saadia Zahidi

    Saadia Zahidi

    Managing Director and Head of the Forum’s Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum, CH

    Managing Director and Head of the Forum’s Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum, CH

  • Sarah Seedsman

    Sarah Seedsman

    formerly Director, Alumni Relations at London Business School and Associate Dean, External Relations, Melbourne Business School), UK

    formerly Director, Alumni Relations at London Business School and Associate Dean, External Relations, Melbourne Business School), UK

  • Stefano Caselli

    Stefano Caselli

    Dean of International Affairs, Bocconi University, IT

    Dean of International Affairs, Bocconi University, IT

  • Stephen Bach

    Stephen Bach

    Executive Dean, King’s Business School, King\\\'s College London, UK

    Executive Dean, King’s Business School, King\\\'s College London, UK

  • Winfried Ruigrok

    Winfried Ruigrok

    Dean, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St. Gallen, CH

    Dean, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St. Gallen, CH

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