august, 2020

mon31aug(aug 31)10:00wed02sep(sep 2)16:00Moved Online2020 Online EFMD Annual ConferenceEmbracing the Future: A New Mandate for Business Schools10:00 - (september 2) 16:00 CEST Location: online

Event Details

In light of the current pandemic and for the health and wellbeing of all of us, EFMD has decided to hold the 2020 EFMD Annual Conference as an online event. We are glad to inform you that the programme initially planned for a face-to-face conference is being maintained but extended to 3 days and adapted to a timing that allows our members from around the globe to join virtually. The event will feature many interactive elements such as round table discussions and workshops to maximise the networking opportunities which we know are crucial for our members. We are looking forward to seeing you online very soon.

Every year, 550+ participants from across the management education sector – educational institutions, associations and companies – attend the EFMD Annual Conference to address the challenges in management development at large.

Professionals at different administrative and managerial positions from all over the world make it a dynamic networking opportunity.

Learn and reflect with industry peers and thought leaders that come together to tackle burning subjects such as education in the current geopolitical context, collaborative research, creative leadership and digital learning strategies.

Keep your finger on the pulse of global management education and development and join us for this exciting event.

Please have a look at the video here below for some highlights from the 2019 EFMD Annual Conference:

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Programme

Monday 31 August

11:00-12:00

Online conference onboarding video
Take the time to discover our conference platform and how to make the best of your online conference participation.

12:00 – 12:30

Exhibitor showcase

13:10 – 13:15

Welcome

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD & EFMD Global Network
  • Conference Chair: Marc Smelik, Associate Dean, IE Business School, ES

13:15 – 14:15

Opening plenary Live stream

  • Nandani Lynton, VP Organizational Growth: OD, Transformation & Leadership Development, Siemens Energy, DE

A recording of this session will be available after the event.

14:20 – 15:00

Virtual networking around plenary input Online discussion
Participants will have the occasion to discuss and network in small groups around questions related to opening plenary session.

15:00 – 15:15

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.

15:15 – 16:15

Workshop series 1

1AManaging individual academic performance Workshop
Not all researchers perform well in the classroom and not all professors are great researchers. How can you manage academic careers to give your faculty the chance to do what they like and what they are good at?

  • Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Dean, WU, Vienna University of Economics & Business, AT
  • Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, President, CBS, DK
  • Moderated by Ginny Gibson, Professor Emerita, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

1BCreating Online Impact Workshop

  • Delphine Manceau, Dean, NEOMA Business School, FR
  • Grzegorz Mazurek, Rector elect, Kozminski University, PL
  • Moderated by Michel Kalika, Director, BSIS, EFMD Global Network

1CInterdisciplinary approaches Workshop
How interdisciplinary thinking and evidence-based management can help to transform business and society.

  • Leonard Waverman, Dean, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, CA
  • Marie Taillard, L’Oréal Professor of Creativity Marketing, ESCP Business School, UK

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

Virtual get together Workshop

Tuesday 1 September

10:00 – 11:00

Workshop series 2

2AExploring art to activate human creativity & design in business education Workshop
This session will provide you with the inspiration, techniques and practical tools to foster your students’ creativity and design thinking abilities.

  • Nick McGuigan, Associate Professor of Accounting & Director of Equality, Diversity & Social Inclusion, Monash Business School, AU
  • Bek Conroy, Independent Artist, AU
  • Moderated by Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

2BChanges in the EFMD accreditation portfolio Workshop
Participants will learn how EFMD Quality Services has dealt with the impact of COVID 19, explaining the changes in the different EQUIS, EFMD accredited and EDAF processes. In particular, time will be devoted to present the format of the online accreditation visits in EQUIS and EFMD accredited programs with special attention to the learnings that that the process has brought with it.

  • Alfons Sauquet Rovira, Director, Quality Services, EFMD

11:15 – 12:00

Speed networking Workshop
Meet fellow participants who share the same interests in short 1:1 meetings and make new meaningful connections.

12:00 – 12:15

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.

12:15 – 13:00

Plenary 3: Deans’ Panel – perspectives for business schools after the Corona epidemic Live stream

  • Thomas Bieger, former Dean, University of St. Gallen, CH
  • Joanne Li, Dean, Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business, Florida International University, US
  • Tugrul Atamer, Vice-President, emlyon business school, FR
  • Moderated by Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, Financial Times, UK

A recording of this session will be available after the event.

13:00 – 13:45

Virtual networking around plenary input Online discussion
Participants will have the occasion to discuss and network in small groups around questions related to the Deans’ Panel.

13:45 – 14:30

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.

14:30 – 15:30

Workshop series 3

3AWell-being, personal health & sustainable performance Workshop

  • Gregory C. Unruh, Arison Group Endowed Professor, George Mason University, US

3BRegenerative management education Workshop
With the increasing expectation that business leaders effectively address the climate emergency, help realize the Sustainable Development Goals, and be visibly supportive of societal concerns (e.g., political overreach and ineptitude, police brutality, racial inequality), business schools are increasingly being called upon to radically transform their purpose, priorities and programs. In this interactive session, participants will engage with questions about the focus and direction of business school innovations and contribute to the development of a conceptual model for Regenerative Management Education encompassing responsibility, resilience and relevance.

  • Julia Christensen Hughes, Founding Dean, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, CA
  • Florencia Librizzi, Head of Program and Partnerships, SDG Academy
  • Moderated by John North, Executive Director, Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)

3C Crisis management Workshop
The recent corona virus outbreak and the resulting travel restrictions are a major challenge for many universities. This session will present how business schools from around the globe have responded.

  • Roberto Donà, Associate Dean for Corporate Engagement, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, CN
  • Juan Romero, Head of Managerial Information and Control Department, IPADE, MX
  • Nicola Kleyn, Dean, the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA
  • Moderated by Catherine Pereira Villa, Dean, International School of Economic and Administrative Sciencies, Universidad de La Sabana, CO

15:30 – 15:45

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.

15:45 – 16:30

Student mobility and application preferences in a post COVID world
Health and safety concerns, changed immigration requirements, uncertain business school opening plans and geopolitical tensions are having an impact on student application behavior and international student mobility. GMAC has been studying these trends since the onset of the crisis and will share their findings in this data oriented session including insights about what institutions should do to continue to attract students from both within their regions and internationally.

  • Sangeet Chowfla, President & CEO, Graduate Management Admission Council, US

Wednesday 2 September

11:15 – 11:30

Awards video
Discover and celebrate the new members of the EQUIS, EPAS, EFMD Accredited, EDAF, CLIP, EOCCS and BSIS family.

11:30 – 12:00

Exhibitor Showcase

12:30 – 13:30

Workshop series 4

4AThe future of work and the post Covid-19 experience Workshop
This session will discuss the impact of new technology on jobs with special attention to the influence of the Covid-19 crisis. Participants will have the occasion to discuss how to foster creativity and collaboration in the “new normal”.

  • Naeema Pasha, Director, Henley Careers and Professional Development, Founder of WOW, the Henley World of Work initiative, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
  • Moderated by Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Chief Innovation Officer, Highered EFMD Global Career Services, NO

4BChanges in the EFMD accreditation portfolio Workshop
Participants will learn how EFMD Quality Services has dealt with the impact of COVID 19, explaining the changes in the different EQUIS, EFMD accredited and EDAF processes. In particular, time will be devoted to present the format of the online accreditation visits in EQUIS and EFMD accredited programs with special attention to the learnings that that the process has brought with it.

  • Alfons Sauquet Rovira, Director, Quality Services, EFMD

13:30 – 14:00

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.

14:00– 14:45

Roundtable discussions
Whether you would like to discuss one of the suggested table topics or just have a virtual coffee to catch up with old and new friends from the EFMD network, this is where to go.

RT1Covid and gender: how should business schools react to the regression of gender equality due to Covid-19? Roundtable

  • Moderated by Mike Page, Senior Advisor, EFMD GN Americas

RT2Is remote work here to stay when this is all over? Roundtable

  • Moderated by Martin Möhrle, Director, Corporate Services & CLIP, EFMD

RT3Hybrid teaching Roundtable

  • Moderated by Eva Kohl, Director Digital Strategy & Assistant Dean bei WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, DE

RT4Virtual coffee Roundtable

  • Moderated by Matthew Wood, Director, Operations, EFMD

RT5Entrepreneurship Roundtable

  • Moderated by Rickie Moore, Associate Dean, International Executive Concentration Programs, emlyon business school, FR

14:45 – 15:00

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.

15:00 – 16:00

There is no new normal for an activist dean Live stream
The pandemic is forcing leaders not only to think differently, but to take action. Deans and business schools are no different. Let us use this opportunity not to shy away from change, but to become the strategic leaders of a purpose-driven, multi-modal approach to management education.

  • Dan Pontefract, Leadership Specialist, CA

A recording of this session will be available after the event.

16:00– 16:30

Closing remarks by the Chair and welcome to the 2021 conference Live stream

  • Marc Smelik, Associate Dean, IE Business School, ES


Session types at a glance

Live stream
These plenary sessions will feature top speakers from the EFMD network. Participants can submit their questions through the chat. Cameras cannot be switched on. Just sit back and relax while gaining new input and food for thought. The recording of the live streams will be available after the event.

Online discussion
These discussion groups will give you the occasion to debate the input received during the plenary sessions with fellow participants. Lead by a moderator, participants will be able to work on a set of questions in small groups. Please switch on your cameras! The online discussions will not be recorded.

Workshop
These workshop sessions will feature best practice from the EFMD network but have been carefully designed to make sure you can actively contribute yourself. Please switch on your cameras as you will be taking part in small group discussions or working groups. To make sure that participants can speak freely, these sessions will not be recorded.

Roundtable
Pick the topic of your choice and discuss informally. Moderators are there to introduce the topic but these roundtables are all about you. Please switch on your cameras and share your thoughts and challenges with fellow participants. To make sure that participants can speak freely, these sessions will not be recorded.

Speakers for this event

  • Alfons Sauquet

    Alfons Sauquet

    Associate Director Quality Services, EFMD

    Associate Director Quality Services, EFMD

  • Bek Conroy

    Bek Conroy

    Independent Artist, AU

    Independent Artist, AU

  • Chowfla Sangeet

    Chowfla Sangeet

    President and CEO of GMAC, US

    President and CEO of GMAC, US

  • Dan Pontefract

    Dan Pontefract

    Leadership Specialist, CA

    Leadership Specialist, CA

  • Delphine Manceau

    Delphine Manceau

    Dean, Neoma Business School, FR

    Dean, Neoma Business School, FR

  • Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger

    Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger

    Rector of WU Vienna, Austria

    Rector of WU Vienna, Austria

  • Florencia Librizzi

    Florencia Librizzi

    Head of Program and Partnerships, SDG Academy

    Head of Program and Partnerships, SDG Academy

  • Gregory Unruh

    Gregory Unruh

    Arison Group Endowed Professor, George Mason University, US

    URL https://www.gregoryunruh.com/about

    Arison Group Endowed Professor, George Mason University, US

  • Grzegorz Mazurek

    Grzegorz Mazurek

    Vice-Rector for International Relations, Kozminski University, Poland

    Vice-Rector for International Relations, Kozminski University, Poland

  • Joanne Li

    Joanne Li

    Dean, College of Business, Florida International University, USA

    Dean, College of Business, Florida International University, USA

  • John North

    John North

    Executive Director at Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)

    Executive Director at Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)

  • Julia Christensen-Hughes

    Julia Christensen-Hughes

    Founding Dean, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, CA

    Founding Dean, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, CA

  • Leonard Waverman

    Leonard Waverman

    Dean, Degroote School of Business, McMaster University, CA

    URL https://www.degroote.mcmaster.ca/about/dean/

    Dean, Degroote School of Business, McMaster University, CA

  • Michel Kalika

    Michel Kalika

    Emeritus Professor, University Jean Moulin, IAE Lyon School of Management, BSIS Co- Director, EFMD Global Network

    Emeritus Professor, University Jean Moulin, IAE Lyon School of Management, BSIS Co- Director, EFMD Global Network

  • Naeema Pasha

    Naeema Pasha

    Director, Henley Careers and Professional Development, Founder of WOW, the Henley World of Work initiative, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

    Director, Henley Careers and Professional Development, Founder of WOW, the Henley World of Work initiative, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

  • Nandani Lynton

    Nandani Lynton

    Global Head, Organisational Growth: OD, Transformation & Leadership Development, Siemens Energy, DE

    Global Head, Organisational Growth: OD, Transformation & Leadership Development, Siemens Energy, DE

  • Nick McGuigan

    Nick McGuigan

    Director of Equity, Diversity & Social Inclusion, Monash Business School, AU

    Director of Equity, Diversity & Social Inclusion, Monash Business School, AU

  • Nikolaj Malchow-Møller

    President, CBS, DK

  • Thomas Bieger

    Thomas Bieger

    Former Dean, University of St. Gallen, CH

    URL https://www.unisg.ch/en/personenverzeichnis/79cdedf7-fb5b-4e85-98b4-36d909964424

    Former Dean, University of St. Gallen, CH

Location

online

Time

August 31 (Monday) 10:00 - September 2 (Wednesday) 16:00 CEST

Address

online event