february, 2021

wed03feb(feb 3)12:45fri05(feb 5)15:45online2021 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors GeneralFinding balance12:45 - 15:45 (5) Location:Online

Event Details

The 2021 Deans Conference will take place online on 3-5 February rather than being hosted by IE Business School in Madrid, but the community remains the same: an open, honest and trusted forum to delve into the good, the bad and the ugly of the past year. It will also offer an opportunity for us to look forward as a network and as a community on what is next for business education.

We believe that in these unprecedented times it is even more important to connect and exchange with your peers and we are confident that we will provide this platform. In fact, we are gaining more and more experience on how to design successful online meetings and our first events were very encouraging.

The conference programme is designed to bring immediate value and practical takeaways for your leadership role, besides the extensive networking opportunities.
Registration is now open!

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.

If you were unable to attend the 2020 EFMD Conference for Deans and Directors General that took place at SDA Bocconi School of Management on 13-14 February, where nearly 400 deans from business schools around the world met to network and discuss under the theme “Managing Impact”, we hope you will be able to join us in 2021.

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:

Watch the video from Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School, ES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz6LFX_JMDE&t=1s

Registration

Register here

Programme

All indicated time slots are CET (Brussels time)

Wednesday 3 February

12:45-13:00

Welcome address

  • Santiago Iñiguez, President IE University, IE Business School, ES
  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global

13:00 – 13:15

EFMD Update

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global

13:15 – 13:30

Setting the scene

  • Chairperson: Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School, ES

13:30 – 14:45

Plenary Panel I – Leading in a time of crisis
Aim: being a good leader is key for the success of a business school. In times of crisis, the role of the leader changes and no job is more important than taking care of your team. Effective leaders are understanding of their team’s circumstances and distractions, but what are some ways to engage and motivate them? Example of what has been done in the last months.

  • Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
  • Paul Polman, Co-Founder, IMAGINE and former CEO Unilever, CH
  • Moderated by Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School, ES

14:45 – 15:15

Stretch your legs break
Sitting in front of a computer for hours in a row is never a good idea. So get up, get something to drink, and stretch your legs!

15:15 – 16:15

Breakout series 1
1A — Research: managing & moving to special funding
Aim: how to adapt research excellence, to build a strong research culture and to find the right model for your school in the new reality. Looking for opportunities for funding in the new normal.

  • Ansgar Richter, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL
  • Giuseppe Soda, Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT
  • Moderated by Nils Stieglitz, President and CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE

1B — Teaching style
Aim: exploring different types of teaching models, from hybrid to online or onsite. What can be easily delivered online vs onsite? What have we learned over the last few months in those terms? How can we go beyond Zoom and make it more interactive? Subsequently, how can we design the student learning journey in times of corona? And how can we engage international students which are still stranded in their home country?

  • Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School, ES
  • Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD, CH
  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer and Professor, Hult International Business School, UK

1C — Managing your virtual teams
Aim: exchanging lessons learned in managing virtual teams at business schools. What experiences have schools made when creating and leading virtual teams? What can we learn from the private sector? Will we fully return to physical teams or will virtual teams remain an integral part of our organisations?

  • Ilaria Resta, President Perfumery and member of Executive Committee,  Firmenich, CH
  • Moderated by Winfried Ruigrok, Dean, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St. Gallen, CH

16:15 – 16:30

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

16:30 – 17:30

Virtual drinks
Do you miss informal conversations with your colleagues and peers ? Grab a drink and relax while chatting with fellow participants.

  • Moderated by Griet Houbrechts, Director, Professional Development Services, Senior Advisor, BSIS & AHRMIO, EFMD Global

EFMD Escape room
Be challenged, share a laugh, make new connections and try to exit the room before the other teams by answering correctly to the different riddles!

17:30 – 18:00

Exhibitor showcase
Assessing Professional Success Factors for Business School Admissions and Student Development

  • Patrick Kyllonen, Distinguished Presidential Appointee, Education Testing Services (ETS), US

The content of this session is the responsibility of our sponsor and does not necessarily mirror the views and opinions of EFMD Global

Thursday 4 February

09:15 – 09:45

Student mobility and application preferences in a post COVID world
Aim: In spite of the unprecedented nature of 2020- applications to graduate management education programs soared. These increases however were not experienced uniformly across the globe. In this session, Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC will share data from GMAC’s latest Application Trends and Prospective Students surveys and provide insights into the impact of COVID-19 on student application behavior, the enrollment funnel, and the future study plans of candidates.

  • Sangeet Chowfla, President & Chief Executive Officer, GMAC® – Graduate Management Admission Council®, US

09:45 – 10:00

Stretch your legs break
Sitting in front of a computer for hours in a row is never a good idea. So get up, get something to drink, and stretch your legs!

10:00 – 11:00

Workshop series 2
2A — Societal Impact during the COVID-19 crisis
Aim: social responsibility is even more important during the crisis and the role of business schools is vital. Best practices of schools which stand out since the outbreak of the corona crisis.

  • Harivansh Chaturvedi, Professor & Director, Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Business School, IN
  • Delphine Manceau, Dean, NEOMA Business School, FR
  • Vincent Mangematin, Dean and Academic Director, KEDGE Business School, FR
  • Moderated by Piet Naudé, Director EDAF, EFMD Global and immediate past Director, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ZA

2B — Finances and business models during the crisis
Aim investigating how it is possible to remain sustainable for business schools during this crisis period. What actions were taken in the emergency of the situation? How does the management of time affect our operational and strategical decisions? Typically during a crisis, we think short term vs medium or long term, how will this affect the business model and finances in our schools?

  • Karolina Kristic , Chancellor & CFO, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE
  • Kai Peters, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business and Law, Coventry University Group, UK

11:00 – 11:15

Stretch your legs break
Sitting in front of a computer for hours in a row is never a good idea. So get up, get something to drink, and stretch your legs!

11:15 – 12:15

Speed networking
Meet fellow participants in short 1:1 meetings and make new meaningful connections.

12:15 – 13:15

Eating break
Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner time, here is the time to do it!

13:15 – 14:15

Plenary Panel II – Emerging trends of the ‘new normal’
Aim: exploring what are some of the major trends emerging in our new normality.

  • Rachel Ashworth, Dean & Head of School, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK
  • Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD, SG
  • Sri Zaheer, Dean, Carlson School of Management, US
  • Moderated by Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School, ES

14:15 – 14:30

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

14:30 – 15:30

Workshop series 3
3A — The importance of well-being
Aim: challenges, constraints and solutions business schools are facing when it comes to the well-being of their staff during times of crisis. How to measure the wellness and wellbeing of your staff, students and faculty?

  • John Quelch, Dean, Miami Herbert Business School @ University of Miami, US
  • Moderated by Lois Farquharson, Executive Dean, Bournemouth University Business School, UK

3B — The future of space management
Aim: another set of challenges which emerged for the crisis is what will become of space management for business schools? Will we actually need space in the future? If so, what will we need it for? Pre-COVID-19 business schools were betting on the best buildings, as these were surely a competitive advantage. Now that most is delivered online, are schools all equal? Did the rational change? Is real estate still a differentiator?

  • Sabine Hoffmeister, Psychologist, Coach and partner, Future Work Forum, DE
  • Wilfried Niessen, Director general & Dean, HEC Liège Management School, Liège University, BE
  • Moderated by Giuseppe Soda, Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

3C — Engagement of external stakeholders alumni
Aim: one of the new challenges since the beginning of the crisis is how to engage with stakeholders such as your alumni? How can you keep in touch with your alumni and have them give back to your school? Exploring positive and negative sides of the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Zayne Imam, Engagement Officer, Strategy and Innovation, IE Business School, ES

15:30 – 16:00

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

16:00 – 17:00

Changes in the EFMD accreditation portfolio
Aim: Participants will learn how EFMD Quality Services has dealt with the impact of COVID 19, explaining the changes in the different EQUIS and EFMD accredited 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.

  • Piet Naudé, Director EDAF, EFMD Global and immediate past Director, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ZA
  • Keith Pond, Director, EOCCS, EFMD Global
  • Alfons Sauquet Rovira, Director, Quality Services, EFMD Global
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation, Quality Services, EFMD Global

17:00 – 17:15

Stretch your legs break
Sitting in front of a computer for hours in a row is never a good idea. So get up, get something to drink, and stretch your legs!

17:15 – 17:45

Student mobility and application preferences in a post COVID world – Discussion and Q&A
Aim: There’s perhaps no conversation more timely to GME than the one about COVID-19’s impact on application trends and the future study plans of graduate management education candidates. Join Sangeet Chowfla and Martin Boehm for a real-time discussion and Q&A on these themes as well as how recent political activity — US election and freeing up talent flows, UK’s exit from the EU, China’s handling of the pandemic — is expected to affect graduate management education in the coming years.

To get the most from this session, please watch the pre-recorded presentation on Student mobility and application preferences in a post COVID-19 world from earlier in the day.

  • Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School, ES and Chair, GMAC® Board of Directors
  • Sangeet Chowfla, President & Chief Executive Officer, GMAC® – Graduate Management Admission Council®, US

17:45 – 18:15

Exhibitor showcase
The Business & Management Collection: supporting business schools deliver in-class, online and blended courses

  • Jonathan Tuchband, Head of Academic Sales, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd., UK

The content of this session is the responsibility of our sponsor and does not necessarily mirror the views and opinions of EFMD Global

Friday 5 February

09:30 – 10:30

Changes in the EFMD accreditation portfolio
Aim: Participants will learn how EFMD Quality Services has dealt with the impact of COVID 19, explaining the changes in the different EQUIS and EFMD accredited 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.

  • Piet Naudé, Director EDAF, EFMD Global and immediate past Director, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ZA
  • Keith Pond, Director, EOCCS, EFMD Global
  • Alfons Sauquet Rovira, Director, Quality Services, EFMD Global
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation, Quality Services, EFMD Global

10:30 – 10:45

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

10:45 – 11:15

Exhibitor showcase – Fireside Chat on Skills Transformation in Business Schools
In 2020, more than 45% of business schools had to make changes in their curriculum to address the challenges of the post COVID-19 workplace. Was your business school one of those? Join Grenoble École de Management and Coursera in a fireside chat where they will discuss how business schools are providing students with the emerging skills needed in the new workforce through the digital transformation of their curriculum.

  • Jean-Paul Aussell, Director International Graduate Programs, Grenoble École de Management, FR
  • Mike Howard, Partnerships Director, Coursera for Campus

The content of this session is the responsibility of our sponsor and does not necessarily mirror the views and opinions of EFMD Global

Exhibitor showcase – Around the World with Data in 30 minutes: how 2020 changed international student interest in business & management
2020 has been a game-changer: student mobility has been largely affected, and student interest globally has changed, as well. Students have been browsing online and considering options abroad for their studies: now that marketing and recruitment have moved mostly online it is crucial to keep a finger on the pulse of student interest. This session drives you through long-term changes and sudden shocks, trying to make sense of what has been a complex year. This session summarises the core changes for international student interest.

  • Thijs van Vugt, Director Analytics and Consulting Team, Studyportals, NL

The content of this session is the responsibility of our sponsor and does not necessarily mirror the views and opinions of EFMD Global

11:15 – 12:00

Virtual coffee on zoom
Do you miss informal conversations with your colleagues and peers ? Grab a coffee and relax while chatting with fellow participants in smaller groups, in an organised zoom setting.

  • Moderated by Matthew Wood, Director, Operations, EFMD Global

Coffee break in a virtual world
Do you miss bumping randomly into someone and have an informal conversation with your colleagues and peers around coffee ? Then join us in Gather Town where we have set up a virtual coffee break setting and where you can enjoy live chatting on camera with fellow participants.

12:00 – 12:15

Stretch your legs break
Sitting in front of a computer for hours in a row is never a good idea. So get up, get something to drink, and stretch your legs!

12:15 – 13:15

Workshop series 4

4A — Executive Education in the new normal
Aim: Executive education was hit maybe the hardest during the last months, how is it possible to bounce back? How can you keep participants engaged? Best practices since the crisis started.

  • Markus Frank, Director, Head of Custom Programmes, University of St. Gallen, CH
  • Linda Irwin, Senior Client Director, Executive Education, London Business School, UK
  • Moderated by Teresa Martin-Retortillo, Executive President of IE Exponential Learning, IE Business School, ES

4B — Digitalisation under the new normal
Aim : from a demand side perspective, what are the permanent shifts we can observe? What are the corporates needs since the outbreak of the pandemic? What will be new ways of delivery in response to the change of behavior of students?

  • Frank Bournois, President and Dean of ESCP, FR
  • Rupert Forster, Managing Director, North and East Chine, PageGroup, CN
  • Smilla Yuan , Chief of Staff for CHRO, ByteDance, CN
  • Moderated by Yuan Ding, Vice President & Dean, CEIBS – China Europe International Business School, CN

13:15 – 14:15

Eating break
Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner time, here is the time to do it!

14:15 – 15:15

Plenary III – Reimagining capitalism
Aim: should we reset capitalism and can we reset it? What are the implications for business schools and MBA teaching of the current ferment?

  • Rebecca Henderson, Professor, Author and Authority on Reimagining Capitalism, Harvard Business School, US
  • Moderated by Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School, ES

15:15 – 15:45

Closing remarks by the Chair and welcome to the 2022 conference

  • Chairperson: Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School, ES

Practical information

Early Bird Fee until 15 January:

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 595 plus 21% VAT = € 719,95
  • EFMD non-member: € 775 plus 21% VAT = € 937,75

Normal Fee from 16 January:

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 845 plus 21% VAT = € 1022,45
  • EFMD non-member: € 1095 plus 21% VAT = € 1324,95

A 25% discount* on the applicable fee will be available for every second and further participant from the same institution.

*However, please note that in order for other participants from the same institution to attend the conference, the number 1 representative of the school in question (the Dean/Director of the entire school) needs to register first. 

Please contact deans@efmdglobal.org to receive the promotional code if you are the third participant from your institution.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR REGISTRATIONS:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 15/01/2021, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ plus 21% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees.

Please note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before the start of the conference, you will not have access to the online conference platform.

Speakers

  • Alfons Sauquet

    Alfons Sauquet

    Director Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD

    Director Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD

  • Ansgar Richter

    Ansgar Richter

    Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

    Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

  • Barbara Sporn

    Barbara Sporn

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

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

  • Delphine Manceau

    Delphine Manceau

    Dean, Neoma Business School, FR

    Dean, Neoma Business School, FR

  • Frank Bournois

    Frank Bournois

    President and Dean of ESCP, FR

    President and Dean of ESCP, FR

  • Giuseppe Soda

    Giuseppe Soda

    Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

    Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

  • Harivansh Chaturvedi

    Harivansh Chaturvedi

    Professor & Director, Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Business School, IN

    Professor & Director, Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Business School, IN

  • Ilaria Resta

    Ilaria Resta

    President Perfumery and member of Executive Committee, Firmenich, CH

    President Perfumery and member of Executive Committee, Firmenich, CH

  • Ilian Mihov

    Ilian Mihov

    Dean, INSEAD, SG

    Dean, INSEAD, SG

  • Jean-François Manzoni

    Jean-François Manzoni

    President, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), CH

    President, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), CH

  • Johan Roos

    Johan Roos

    Chief Academic Officer and Professor, Hult International Business School, UK

    Chief Academic Officer and Professor, Hult International Business School, UK

  • John Quelch

    John Quelch

    Dean, Miami Herbert Business School @ University of Miami, US

    Dean, Miami Herbert Business School @ University of Miami, US

  • Kai Peters

    Kai Peters

    Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law, Coventry University, UK

    Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law, Coventry University, UK

  • Karolina Kristic

    Karolina Kristic

    Chancellor & CFO, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE

    Chancellor & CFO, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE

  • Linda Irwin

    Linda Irwin

    Senior Client Director, Executive Education, London Business School, UK

    Senior Client Director, Executive Education, London Business School, UK

  • Lois Farquharson

    Lois Farquharson

    Executive Dean of Bournemouth University Business School, UK

    Executive Dean of Bournemouth University Business School, UK

  • Markus Frank

    Markus Frank

    Director, Head of Custom Programmes, University of St. Gallen, CH

    Director, Head of Custom Programmes, University of St. Gallen, CH

  • Martin Boehm

    Martin Boehm

    Dean, IE Business School, ES

    Dean, IE Business School, ES

  • Nils Stieglitz

    Nils Stieglitz

    President and CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE

    President and CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE

  • Paul Polman

    Paul Polman

    Co-Founder, IMAGINE; former CEO Unilever, NL

    Co-Founder, IMAGINE; former CEO Unilever, NL

  • Peter Tufano

    Peter Tufano

    Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

    Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

  • Piet Naude

    Piet Naude

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

  • Rachel Ashworth

    Rachel Ashworth

    Dean and Head of School, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK

    URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/610209-ashworth-rachel

    Dean and Head of School, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK

  • Rebecca Henderson

    Rebecca Henderson

    Professor, Author and Authority on Reimagining Capitalism, Harvard Business School, US

    Professor, Author and Authority on Reimagining Capitalism, Harvard Business School, US

  • Rupert Forster

    Rupert Forster

    Managing Director, North and East Chine, PageGroup, CN

    Managing Director, North and East Chine, PageGroup, CN

  • Sabine Hoffmeister

    Sabine Hoffmeister

    Psychologist, Coach and partner, Future Work Forum, DE

    URL https://www.sabinehoffmeister.com/

    Psychologist, Coach and partner, Future Work Forum, DE

  • Sangeet Chowfla

    Sangeet Chowfla

    President & Chief Executive Officer, GMAC® - Graduate Management Admission Council®

    President & Chief Executive Officer, GMAC® - Graduate Management Admission Council®

  • Santiago Íñiguez

    Santiago Íñiguez

    Executive President of IE University, Spain

    Executive President of IE University, Spain

  • Smilla Yuan

    Smilla Yuan

    Chief of Staff for CHRO, ByteDance, CN

    Chief of Staff for CHRO, ByteDance, CN

  • Sri Zaheer

    Sri Zaheer

    Dean, Carlson School of Management, US

    Dean, Carlson School of Management, US

  • Teresa Martín Retortillo

    Teresa Martín Retortillo

    Head of Executive Education, IE Business School, ES

    Head of Executive Education, IE Business School, ES

  • Vincent Mangematin

    Vincent Mangematin

    Dean and Academic Director, KEDGE Business School, FR

    Dean and Academic Director, KEDGE Business School, FR

  • Wilfried Niessen

    Wilfried Niessen

    Director general & Dean, HEC Liège Management School, Liège University, BE

    Director general & Dean, HEC Liège Management School, Liège University, BE

  • 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

  • Yuan Ding

    Yuan Ding

    Vice President & Dean, CEIBS – China Europe International Business, Shanghai, China

    Vice President & Dean, CEIBS – China Europe International Business, Shanghai, China

  • Zayne Imam

    Zayne Imam

    Engagement Officer, Strategy and Innovation, IE Business School, ES

    Engagement Officer, Strategy and Innovation, IE Business School, ES

Location

Online

Time

3 (Wednesday) 12:45 - 5 (Friday) 15:45

Address

IE Business School

Paseo de la Castellana, 259, 28046 Madrid