june, 2022

wed08jun(jun 8)18:00fri10(jun 10)14:002022 EFMD Annual ConferenceWhat brought us here might not get us thereLocation:Prague, Czech Republic

Event Details

Target group:

The EFMD Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD members, companies, educational institutions and other associations, offering various perspectives and discussions on the conference theme.

Conference theme:

What brought us here might not get us there! After more than 2 years of turmoil, reassessing of where businesses and business schools came from and where they want to go appears more relevant than ever. The programme will therefore look at this theme starting with the individual – what does transformational leadership look like? – then look at organisations – how does the current and future world of work look like and how do we have to adapt it? – and finally look at the wider societal context around issues such as the climate emergency, sustainability goals and the wider global context, where equally a rethink of strategies and actions may become imminent.

Registration

Register here

Programme

Chaired by:

  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, United Kingdom

Wednesday 8 June

18:00 – 19:30

Registrations

19:00 – 21:30

Welcome dinner at Clarion hotel

Thursday 9 June

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome and introduction by the chair

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global Network
  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK

09:30 – 10:15

Opening plenary: The geopolitical context and its implications for education

  • Anke Strauss, Head, Integrated Talent Management Unit, IOM, CH

Moderated by: Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK

10:15 – 11:00

Round table discussions: What brought you here and where do you want to go

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break!

11:30 – 12:45

Breakout sessions 1

1A: Small is beautiful? An exploration of microcredentials

Microcredentials have excited the attention of MOOC platforms, online course purveyors and Business Schools in recent times but are the implications of short, flexible, stackable, affordable, inclusive qualifications focused on skills development fully understood?
This panel discussion brings together key voices from the microcredentials debate in order to illuminate the topic. Is small beautiful in this context?

  • Dil Sidhu, Senior Advisor, edX
  • Mark Brown, Director, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University, IR
  • Maria Kelo, Director Institutional Development, European University Association

Moderated by Keith Pond, Director, EOCCS, EFMD GN

 

1B: New employment models for faculty: From tenure to gig professors?

Are the current employment models outdated? Is it acceptable if your professors also work for a direct competitor? Is junior faculty looking for tenure or flexible employment models? What are the implications for accreditation?

  • Patrick De Greve, General Director, Vlerick Business School, BE
  • Mark Smith, Director, Stellenbosch Business School, ZA

Moderated by Nicola Kleyn, Dean, Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

 

1C: Challenging the value proposition: Do career services prepare students for today’s working models?

Join us for what promises to be an insightful session as we witness a senior leader from one of the world’s most forward-thinking employers, AB InBev, come head to head with a Skills Transformation Consultant from Coursera. Are business schools minding the gap? How can academic institutions best prepare talent for success in today’s job environment, while bridging the skills gap with prospective employers?

  • Dasha Karzunina, Skills Transformation Consultant, EMEA, Coursera, UK
  • Jaromír Staroba, Prague Capability Center Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev, CZ

Moderated by Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Chief Talent Officer, Highered EFMD Shared Career Services, NO

 

1D: How Covid-19 has shaken up prospective students’ choices

This GMAC session will explore how prospective students’ motivations and preferences for graduate management education (GME) programmes have shifted as a consequence of the pandemic.

  • Sara Strafino, Senior Market Development Manager, Europe, Graduate Management Admission Council®, United Kingdom

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:15

Plenary 2: Realities of the new world of work

Gig work, the great resignation and new employment models on the one hand, disrupted supply chains, inflationary pressures and a new geopolitical context on the other hand. This session explores realities of the new world of work, what it means for business and what it eventually means for Business schools.

  • Peter Handstein, Founder & CEO, Hape Holding International, CN
  • Laurent Choain, Chief Leadership, Education & Culture, Mazars, FR
  • Lorraine McMahon, President, Home Group, UK

Moderated by: Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK

15:15 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30

Update from EFMD Accreditations

During this session in which we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of EQUIS, the Directors of EQUIS, EFMDa, EDAF and EOCCS will successively report on the latest changes in each respective area, offering an indication of the processes ahead for the next years.

  • Alfons Sauquet Rovira, Director, Quality Services & Director, EQUIS, EFMD Global Network
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global Network
  • Piet Naudé, Director, EDAF, EFMD Global Network
  • Keith Pond, Director, EOCCS, EFMD Global Network
  • Martin Schader, Senior Advisor, EQUIS, EFMD Global Network

16:30 – 17:00

Awards ceremony

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

19:30 – 22:30

Dinner at Zofin Palace

Friday 10 June

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary 3: Where is there? Gilgamesh, paradises, and philosophy of education

  • Tomáš Sedláček, Economist & Philosopher, CZ

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:45

Breakout sessions 2

2A: Disputes about academic freedom, free speech and inclusivity in the classroom

Navigating the complex nuances of diversity is an increasingly valuable skill for educators in a globalised world. While the benefits of diverse classrooms are clear, students have reported being subjected to insults or invalidations based on some aspect of their identities. Meanwhile, others may feel pressure to self-censor to refrain from saying things that could be interpreted as offensive. How can educators manage open and constructive debates in the classroom given the huge range of diverse perspectives and identities?

  • Morris Mthombeni, Dean, GIBS, ZA

Moderated by Nicola Kleyn, Dean, Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

 

2B: Strained international collaboration & challenging geopolitical circumstances

Digital has opened the world to collaboration and shared experiences but this also needs to be balanced with a human approach to leadership and shared vision on the future of education and partnerships – making good choices and the value of relationships has never been more important – let’s have an open discussion!

  • Caron Beaton-Wells, Dean, Internal, Melbourne Business School, AU

Moderated by Catherine Pereira Villa, Dean, International School of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia

 

2C: Examples of business school helping in refugee crisis

The ongoing war in Ukraine shows the very worst or humankind and also the very best with the global response of kindness & humility. Share here best examples of schools responses to help with the refugees crisis.

  • Jiří Hnilica, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business, CZ
  • Anna Maria Górska, Assistant Professor & Director, Research Center for Women and Diversity in Organizations, Kozminski University, PL

2D: Engaging experiences to supercharge learning with gamification

Gamification is an approach that builds on the psychology of human engagement and capitalizes on strategies and design ideas from games. Applied in the educational context, it transforms attitudes towards learning and creates an immersive, entertaining experience. Such a hands-on approach helps students to connect with their learning and improves concentration, determination to succeed or overall knowledge retention. How can we use its power in the classroom?

  • Roberto Alvarez Bucholska, Adjunct Professor, Operations Area & Gamification, IE University, ES

12:00 – 13:00

Closing plenary: Innovations around ERS: Highlights from QS accreditations
ERS has been renewed in 2022 as a transversal standard providing more opportunities for Schools to strengthen their commitment to sustainable management education. In this session, four innovative Schools from diverse contexts and with localised priorities have been selected to share their initiatives on how to respond and embed ERS into their institutional strategies and programmes.

  • Catherine Duggan, Dean, UCT Graduate School of Business, University of Capetown, ZA
  • Bruno Neil, Director General, Excelia Group La Rochelle, FR
  • Saul Klein, Dean, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, CA

Moderated by: Piet Naudé, Director, EDAF, EFMD Global Network

13:00 – 13:30

Closing remarks and welcome to the 2023 Conference

  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK
  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global Network

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

Practical information

Registration fees:

EARLY BIRD UNTIL 4 April (included)

  • 1421,75€ (1175€ 21% VAT) members of EFMD
  • 1603,25€ (1325€ 21% VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
  • 1784,75€ (1475€ 21% VAT) non members of EFMD

NORMAL FEE UNTIL 8 May (included)

  • 1663,75€ (1375€ 21% VAT) members of EFMD
  • 1845,25€ (1525€ 21% VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
  • 2147,75€ (1775€ 21% VAT) non members of EFMD

LATE FEE AS OF 9 May (payment by credit card ONLY)

  • 1784,75€ (1475€ 21% VAT) members of EFMD
  • 1966,25€ (1625€ 21% VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
  • 2268,75€ (1875€ 21% VAT) non members of EFMD

Please note that a discount of 25% applies for every third and further participant from the same institution. If you are the third person of your institution to register, please contact annual@efmdglobal.org to receive your promotional code.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 9 May 2022, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ local 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.

Please note that if we have not received your payment (or proof of payment) before the list is distributed (on 23 May 2022) your contact details will not be included in that list.

Accomodation:

EFMD has negotiated preferential rates at our conference hotel:

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

Freyova 945/33, 190 00 Praha 9-Vysočany

Czech Republic

Please use this link to book at the rates mentioned below:

  • Standard Room for 1 person with breakfast: 139,00€/night
  • Standard Room for 2 persons with breakfast: 149,00€/night
  • Executive Room for 1 person with breakfast – 179,00€/night
  • Executive Room for 2 persons with breakfast – 189,00€/night

*not including city tax of 50 CZK (approximately 2€/night/person)

EFMD’s health & safety policy for in-person attendance:

Please refer to the EFMD general policy and local authorities requirements to enter the country.

Speakers

  • Amber Wigmore Alvarez

    Amber Wigmore Alvarez

    Chief Innovation Officer, Highered EFMD Shared Career Services

    Chief Innovation Officer, Highered EFMD Shared Career Services

  • Anke Strauss

    Anke Strauss

    Head, Integrated Talent Management Unit, IOM

    Head, Integrated Talent Management Unit, IOM

  • Anna Maria Górska

    Anna Maria Górska

    Assistant Professor & Director, Research Center for Women and Diversity in Organizations, Kozminski University

    Assistant Professor & Director, Research Center for Women and Diversity in Organizations, Kozminski University

  • 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

  • Bruno Neil

    Bruno Neil

    Director General, Excelia Group La Rochelle

    Director General, Excelia Group La Rochelle

  • Caron Beaton-Wells

    Caron Beaton-Wells

    Dean, Internal, Melbourne Business School

    Dean, Internal, Melbourne Business School

  • Catherine Duggan

    Catherine Duggan

    Dean, UCT Graduate School of Business, University of Capetown

    Dean, UCT Graduate School of Business, University of Capetown

  • Catherine Maria Pereira Villa

    Catherine Maria Pereira Villa

    Dean of the International School of Administrative and Economic Sciences, Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia

    Dean of the International School of Administrative and Economic Sciences, Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia

  • Dasha Karzunina

    Dasha Karzunina

    Skills Transformation Consultant, EMEA, Coursera, UK

    Skills Transformation Consultant, EMEA, Coursera, UK

  • Delphine Manceau

    Delphine Manceau

    Dean, Neoma Business School, FR

    Dean, Neoma Business School, FR

  • Dil Sidhu

    Dil Sidhu

    Senior Advisor, edX

    Senior Advisor, edX

  • Eric Cornuel

    Eric Cornuel

    President, EFMD Global

    President, EFMD Global

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

  • Jaromír Staroba

    Jaromír Staroba

    Prague Capability Center Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev, CZ

    Prague Capability Center Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev, CZ

  • Jiří Hnilica

    Jiří Hnilica

    Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business

    Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business

  • Johan Roos

    Johan Roos

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

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

  • Keith Pond

    Keith Pond

    Director, EOCCS, EFMD Global

    Director, EOCCS, EFMD Global

  • Laurent Choain

    Laurent Choain

    Chief Leadership, Education & Culture, Mazars

    Chief Leadership, Education & Culture, Mazars

  • Lorraine McMahon

    Lorraine McMahon

    President, Home Group, UK

    President, Home Group, UK

  • Maria Kelo

    Maria Kelo

    Director Institutional Development, European University Association

    Director Institutional Development, European University Association

  • Mark Brown

    Mark Brown

    Director, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University

    Director, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University

  • Mark Smith

    Mark Smith

    Mark Smith, Director, Stellenbosch Business School, ZA

    Mark Smith, Director, Stellenbosch Business School, ZA

  • Martin Schader

    Martin Schader

    Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

    Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

  • Morris Mthombeni

    Morris Mthombeni

    Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, ZA

    Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, ZA

  • Nicola Kleyn

    Nicola Kleyn

    Dean, Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

    Dean, Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

  • Patrick De Greve

    Patrick De Greve

    General Director, Vlerick Business School, BE

    General Director, Vlerick Business School, BE

  • Peter Handstein

    Peter Handstein

    Founder & CEO, Hape Holding International

    Founder & CEO, Hape Holding International

  • Piet Naude

    Piet Naude

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

  • Roberto Alvarez Bucholska

    Roberto Alvarez Bucholska

    Founder of Professor Game podcast, Adjunct professor, IE Business School

    Founder of Professor Game podcast, Adjunct professor, IE Business School

  • Sara Strafino

    Sara Strafino

    Senior Market Development Manager, Europe, Graduate Management Admission Council®

    Senior Market Development Manager, Europe, Graduate Management Admission Council®

  • Saul Klein

    Saul Klein

    Dean, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

    Dean, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

  • Susan Hart

    Susan Hart

    Associate Director EFMD, Dean of Durham University Business School

    Associate Director EFMD, Dean of Durham University Business School

  • Tomas Sedlacek

    Tomas Sedlacek

    Philosopher of Economics & Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB

    Philosopher of Economics & Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB

Contact

For questions regarding the programme & overall event:

Diana Grote

For questions regarding registration & accommodation:

Amandine de Dorlodot

Location

Prague, Czech Republic

Time

june 8 (wednesday) 18:00 - june 10 (friday) 14:00

Address

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

Freyova 33 Praha 9 ⁠-⁠ Vysočany 190 00 Czech Republic