september, 2021


Event Details

EFMD Global brings to you the fifth EOCCS Learning Community Symposium, a two-day virtual event taking place on 23 and 24 September 2021.

Sharing good online practice is one of the key values of EOCCS and the main goal of the EOCCS Learning Community Symposium is to facilitate the interaction between peers and online learning experts from both EOCCS certified institutions and other interested organisations and individuals. 

Invitation video here

The 5th anniversary edition will be organised in an innovative format with three virtual EOCCS certified co-hosts: OBS Business school from Barcelona, Spain, Lomonosov Moscow State University from Russia and Universidad de La Sabana from Bogota, Colombia. Each co-host is responsible for a 2- to 3-hour session, ensuring a wide range of international insights and topics from different perspectives.

The Business School sector has been through great disruption this past year, transforming the practice of faculty members, administrators and support staff. This year`s Symposium asks some key questions: Is digital here to stay for business schools? To what extent will practice change? How will quality continue to be assured?  Sessions are designed to be engaging and participative in order to enrich discussions.

Be part of it!


Delegates from EOCCS certified institutions: 

  • Free of charge (up to 5 pax)

All other delegates: 

  • Early-bird fee (until 31 July 2021) € 200.00
  • Normal fee (after 31 July 2021) € 250.00


As the world emerges from the COVID19 pandemic the symposium reviews key lessons learned in Management Education, major changes in practice and innovations in instructional design that will be part of the “new normal”.

Contributions are invited in the PechaKucha format (20 slides each of 20 seconds) on the following themes (not an exclusive list) by 30 July 2021:

• Internationalisation

• Student engagement

• Faculty engagement

• Instructional design

• Virtual collaboration

• Online Assessment

If you would like to contribute or get more details, please click here.

Detailed schedule and event speakers coming soon.




Thursday, 23 September

11:30 – 12:00

Virtual Café & Registration

12:00 – 12:15
Welcome & Opening Remarks

12:15 – 13:15
Key Note Speech: One year with a virtual campus

13:15 – 13:45
Lunch / Coffee Break

13:45 – 14:45
PechaKucha Session – Open Mic for Best Practice (register here if you want to contribute)

14:45 – 15:15
Networking Session

15:15 – 16:15
Presentation: Enhancing students` online learning experience and promoting collaboration through experiential learning

16:15 – 16:30
Coffee break

16:30 – 17:45
Workshop: Challenge Based Learning

17:45 – 18:00
Closing Remarks

Friday, 24 September

11:30 – 12:00
Networking Virtual Café

12:00 – 12:30
Mini-Keynote Speech: What it take to be an Online Teacher?”

12:30 – 13:30
Presentation: New Normal – New Balances: Is there a way back to offline MBA programmes?

13:30 – 14:00
Lunch / Coffee Break

14:00 – 15:15
Workshop: New Skill Requirements of the Labour Market: Do online MBA programmes develop skills for remote working?

15:15 – 15:30
Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30
Presentation: The Future of Management Education: Re-thinking business models

16:30 – 17:45
Workshop: The Challenge of Disruptive Technologies

17:45 – 18:00
Closing Remarks

Event speakers

Coming soon




september 23 (Thursday) - 24 (Friday)