november, 2022

mon28nov(nov 28)16:00wed30(nov 30)14:002022 EFMD Career Services ConferenceA career in careers: Spotlight on usLocation:Vienna, Austria

Event Details

Helping students prepare their career paths and find work placements is a crucial part of the student experience and a fundamental value added component of every educational institution. It has become increasingly complex to respond to students’ expectations and simultaneously engage with them in meaningful ways.

The EFMD Career Services Conference focuses specifically on the issues career services professionals face as they navigate the current realities of work, specifically in the areas of: recruitment, job mobility, internationalisation, employability, and trends in the labour market. At the same time career professionals need to be aware and up to date with all the technological advancements that have impacted how career services are offered.

Target group:
Directors of career services and business school career services staff involved in the strategic decisions of career services.

Please note that this conference is for professionals in career services only: we will not accept third party providers.

Conference Theme:
A career in careers: Spotlight on us

This conference will look at the role of the Career services professional from various perspectives, ensuring participants understand the depth of their profession and preparing them to be even more effective in their roles at their institutions. The sessions will addresses fundamental questions such as: What is the role and purpose of a careers professional? How do you define what a (successful) career professional is? What are the different stakeholder expectations that need to be managed? The programme will also explore opportunities for career professionals to upskill, and examine how recruiters view career services.

 

Registration

Register here

Programme

All indicated time slots are in CET (Brussels time)

Monday 28 November

16:30 – 17:00

Registration

17:00 – 19:00

Ice-breaking activity and campus tour

19:00 – 22:00

Welcome dinner

Tuesday 29 November

08:45- 09:00

Arrival, morning coffee, tea and treats

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome Address

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director, EFMD Global Network Americas & Business School Services
  • Harald Badinger, Vice Rector Financial Affairs, Professor for International Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
  • Ursula Axmann, Conference Chair, Director WU ZBP Career Center, Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

09:15 – 10:30

Plenary 1: Careers as a profession: Spotlight on us
Aim: What should a career office actually offer and what should be our focus? Representation and perspectives from industry, strategy, student/alum and the corporate world.

  • Harald Badinger, Vice Rector Financial Affairs, Professor for International Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
  • Martin Spielvogel, Director Talent Acquisition, L’Oréal Austria/Germany
  • Wendy Pearson, Career and Coaching Studies, University of Warwick, UK
  • Martina Groeller, Vienna University of Economics and Business alumna, AT
  • Moderated by Ursula Axmann, Conference Chair, Director WU ZBP Career Center, Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15

Follow up discussion on Plenary 1: What should a career office actually offer and what should be our focus
Participants to meet in smaller working groups to discuss the big questions raised in the first panel and connect them to their own day-to-day reality.

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:15

ViCaPP, Vienna Career Panel Project
Speaker Petra Eggenhofer-Rehart, Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior, AT

  • Trends in career values and goals: Career starters vs. career veterans
  • Career autonomy and insecurity
  • The “Great Resignation”: Triggers and buffers
  • Moderated by Ursula Axmann, Conference Chair, Director WU ZBP Career Center, Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

14:15 – 16:00

Workshop sessions (1a/1b concurrent and repeated)

1a: What’s the problem that keeps you up all night?

Share pressing work-related challenges or problems and discover solutions from the wisdom of your peer. A chance also to experience the fish bowl method to explore peer problem solving in large groups.

  • Moderated by Johanna Hiebl-Nopp, WU ZBP Career Center, Vienna University of Economics and BusinessAT

1b: Sharing best practices: Collaboration with companies

  • Joep Elemans and Satya Autar, Rotterdam School of Management, NL
  • Helen Dalling, Cranfield University, UK
  • Agnès Boissiere, Audencia Business School, FR

16:00 – 17:00

Keynote: Anna Sanderoth Vilkas

Author, podcaster, serial entrepreneur, BSc. HR Management, ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), INLPTA Trainer & Business Communication Master Practitioner, Certified Facilitator of the Change Pro Simulation, and CEO of Sumo Business Development AB.

“Stress is contagious – Get out of your stress suit”

There are lots of expectations on the efficiency of career services professionals in an ever-evolving world with new realities of work and updated technologies. Anna Vilkas will illustrate the difference of having stress as more or less an integral part of your identity compared to being centered, in control and chill. Be surprised to learn a few easy tools to free yourself and others from the stress identity and move towards a healthier approach to life.

Anna Sanderoth Vilkas is an author, and podcaster with a background as HR Director and International Change Manager. Today, she works to support the management of small to medium-sized companies in reaching their full potential with her team of professional coaches and experts. Her successful book “Chill – your guide to the future of leadership” now available in Swedish, will be released in English in 2023, also as an audiobook.

17:00–17:15

Daily wrap-up: Moderated by Dominic Prosser, Henley Business School, UK

19:00 – 21:30

Gala dinner at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Wednesday 30 November

08:45- 09:00

Arrival, morning coffee, tea and treats

09:00-10:15

Recruiters Panel
Aim: What do employers expect from career services? What does it mean when companies do their own recruitment events? How does the quest for talent and changed student expectations affect recruiting practices?

  • Christina Reiter, International Director People and Culture, Light for the World, AT
  • Michaela Schwarzinger, Head of Recruiting, KPMG, AT
  • Christian Dorfinger, Head of Talent – People & Culture Organization, Erste Group Bank AG
  • Nariné Balmanian, Talent Acquisition Austria; Cluster South East, Henkel CEE, AT
  • Moderated by Michael Meyer, Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

10:15–11:15

Breakout Session: Upskilling and professional development for Career Professionals / “Design your career”
Aim: How can we best prepare ourselves to excel at our jobs? What tools and competencies should we master? What KPIs are relevant? What professional development opportunities exist and what does the next 5 years of my career look like?

  • Moderated by Morea Josias, Head of Alumni Relations & Careers Service, University of Cape Town, ZA, Maria Moragianis, Head of Career Development & Community Engagement, Highered, GR, Silvia Ticolpe, Head of Career Services – Talent and Development Manager, LUISS Business School, IT
  • 11:15–11:45

    Coffee break

    11:45–12:45

    Closing Keynote: Ali Mahlodji

    Author, Entrepreneur and Founder of Whatchado.com, AT

    “How to become your own superhero”
    People and their Potential – Mindfulness in Dynamic Times and the Art of Shaping One’s Life Authentically

    Ali Mahlodji is an international entrepreneur, author, investor, consultant and founder of whatchado.com. Whatchado incorporates a video platform where job seekers can view over 7500 video stories of employees speaking of their professional happiness and unique company culture.

    12:45–13:00

    Daily wrap-up: Moderated by Dominic Prosser, Henley Business School, UK

    13:00 – 13:15

    Closing Remarks

    13:15 – 14:15

    Lunch

    14:30 – 16:00

    Optional Social Programme

    Ferris wheel fun and Christmas markets in historic Vienna.

    Participants will be asked to RSVP on day 1 of the conference.

     

    Join your peers and our local hosts for a ride on the famous Wiener Riesenrad (Viennese Ferris wheel).The Wiener Riesenrad, is a 64.75-metre tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in Leopoldstadt, the 2nd district of Austria’s capital Vienna. It was created to celebrate the golden jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I in 1897, and is one of the earliest Ferris wheels ever built! It is located a short 15 mins walk from the WU campus, and the ride takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

     

    Should you need to bring your luggage with you to catch a flight or train, nearby the Riesenrad is station “Praterstern”.

     

    If weather permits, following the Riesenrad we will visit one of Vienna’s most scenic and picturesque Christmas markets – the Christmas Village in front of the Belvedere Palace. From the markets is a 10 min walk to the main station (called “Südtiroler Platz/Hauptbahnhof” )

     

    It is not mandatory to stay for the Christmas markets as tickets are not necessary however as tickets would need to be purchased for the Ferris wheel we will ask for RSVP during the first day of the conference.

    Practical information

    Conference fees

    Early Bird Fee until 12 June 2022:

    • EFMD Full member: € 600 plus 20% VAT = € 720
    • EFMD Affiliated member: € 750 plus 20% VAT = € 900
    • EFMD non-member: € 900 plus 20% VAT = € 1080

    Normal Fee until 16 October 2022:

    • EFMD Full member: € 800 plus 20% VAT = € 960
    • EFMD Affiliated member: € 950 plus 20% VAT = € 1140
    • EFMD non-member: € 1150 plus 20% VAT = € 1380

    Late Fee until the conference starts:

    • EFMD Full member: € 900 plus 20% VAT = € 1080
    • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1050 plus 20% VAT = € 1260
    • EFMD non-member: € 1300 plus 20% VAT = € 1560

    Cancellation policy for registrations

    Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 16 October 2022, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ plus 20% 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 the notification of the name, title, and address of the substitute.

    Please note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before 17 November 2022, your name will not be added to the participants’ list.

    EFMD's health & safety policy for in-person attendance

    EFMD’s HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
    Please refer to the EFMD general policy and local authorities requirements to enter the country.

    Conference hotel information

    EFMD has reserved a number of rooms at the beautiful BASSENA Wien Messe Prater for the duration of the conference (from 28 November to 30 November). Located in the trendy Leopoldstadt district, just around the corner from the legendary Vienna Prater and WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna BASSENA Wien Messe Prater is both a buzzing city hotspot and a haven of relaxation.

    Bassena Wien Messe Prater
    Messestraße 2
    A-1020 Wien

    Single Comfort room – € 110,00 including breakfast
    Double Comfort room – € 130,00 including breakfast

    NOTE: as of October 1, 2022 we no longer have any block bookings with preferred rate at Hotel Bassena however you can book directly with the hotel HERE

     

    Transportation

    From Vienna airport to the hotel:
    Take the CAT (City Airport Train) to Wien Mitte. Then transfer to one of the many S-Bahn urban railway lines (S1, S3, S4, S7) exiting at Praterstern station. From there, the underground railway line U2 takes you to Messe Prater station. The hotel is 50 m from there.

    By train to the hotel:
    From Wien Westbahnhof station, take underground railway line U3 and exit at Stephansplatz station. Then take line U1 to Praterstern station and then line U2 to Messe-Prater station. If you’re coming from the main station: Underground line U1 takes you to Praterstern station, and line U2 then takes you to Messe-Prater station. The hotel is 50 m from there.

    From the hotel to WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is a short 5 mins (450 m) walk

    Public transport info HERE

    City Airport Train info HERE

    Airport taxi in HERE

    Restaurants

    Recommended restaurants close to the conference hotel:

    • L’Osteria (Italian restaurant serving tasty pizza, pasta and salads; 2 minutes walk from Hotel Bassena)
    • Neni (vegetarian restaurant, thrilling view, right behind the conference hotel Bassena, rooftop restaurant at hotel Superbude. Closed Sunday evening)

    Downtown restaurants:

    • Café Central (even Sigmund Freud enjoyed his cup of coffee at Café Central, live piano music from 15:30, nice place to have your coffee with a delicious piece of cake or dinner with typical Viennese dishes like Wiener Schnitzel, Backhendl, Tafelspitz or Rindsgulasch. If you didn’t make a reservation it’s worth queueing)
    • Café Sacher (enjoy your slice of Sacher-Torte/cake, right behind the Vienna state opera house)
    • Restaurant Labstelle (closed on Sundays)

    Weather

    At the end of November Vienna can have bright sunshine with warm temperatures of 20 degrees or can be cold enough for snow. Please don’t forget to bring your coat. We highly recommend to take a look on the weather forecast HERE before coming to Vienna.

    Speakers

    • Agnès Boissiere

      Agnès Boissiere

      Career Center Manager, Audencia Business School, FR

      Career Center Manager, Audencia Business School, FR

    • Ali Mahlodji

      Ali Mahlodji

      Founder (futureOne), Innovator, Mentor, AT

      From refugee child to member of the international Forbes Business Council, EU Youth Ambassador for Life and UNICEF Honorary Representative – Ali Mahlodji, expert for work and education, founder of whatchado, keynote speaker, award-winning entrepreneuer and best-selling author is preparing the next generations for jobs that don’t exist yet.
      He inspires and accompanies people worldwide by showing them what is important in life, in business and in the rapidly changing world.

      URL https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fwww.ali.do%2f&c=E,1,YTf3-xunhwO6zVQdboyeqIuEKe2l4DYsud9LZVPJ9GJBtPS0Y9bpaGtLdF_VytqzEVlXou7UK5hckwhFbTYommX2YICSdyHGEggGJvTtWyiw&typo=1

      Founder (futureOne), Innovator, Mentor, AT

    • Anna Sanderoth Vilkas

      Anna Sanderoth Vilkas

      Author, podcaster, serial entrepreneur, BSc. , SE

      Anna Sanderoth Vilkas is an author, and podcaster with a background as HR Director and International Change Manager. Today, she works to support the management of small to medium-sized companies in reaching their full potential with her team of professional coaches and experts. Her successful book “Chill – your guide to the future of leadership” now available in Swedish, will be released in English in 2023, also as an audiobook.

      URL https://www.sumoteam.com/

      Author, podcaster, serial entrepreneur, BSc. , SE

    • Christian Dorfinger

      Christian Dorfinger

      Group Head of Talent, Erste Group Bank AG, AT

      Group Head of Talent, Erste Group Bank AG, AT

    • Christina Reiter

      Christina Reiter

      International Director People & Culture, Light for the World

      International Director People & Culture, Light for the World

    • Dominic Prosser

      Dominic Prosser

      Conference Rapporteur; Careers Consultant, Henley Business School, UK

      Conference Rapporteur; Careers Consultant, Henley Business School, UK

    • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

      Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

      Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

      Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

    • Harald Badinger

      Harald Badinger

      Vice Rector Financial Affairs, Professor for International Economics, WU Vienna, AT

      Vice Rector Financial Affairs, Professor for International Economics, WU Vienna, AT

    • Helen Dalling

      Helen Dalling

      Head of Employer Engagement, Cranfield University, UK

      Head of Employer Engagement, Cranfield University, UK

    • Joep Elemans

      Joep Elemans

      Director RSM Career Centre, NL

      Director RSM Career Centre, NL

    • Johanna Hiebl

      Johanna Hiebl

      WU ZBP Career Center, AT

      WU ZBP Career Center, AT

    • Martin Spielvogel

      Martin Spielvogel

      Director Talent Acquisition Austria Germany, L’Oréal Deutschland GmbH

      Director Talent Acquisition Austria Germany, L’Oréal Deutschland GmbH

    • Martina Groeller

      Martina Groeller

      WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) alumna, AT

      WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) alumna, AT

    • Michael Meyer

      Michael Meyer

      Professor, WU Vienna, AT

      Professor, WU Vienna, AT

    • Michaela Schwarzinger

      Michaela Schwarzinger

      Head of HR, KPMG, AT

      Head of HR, KPMG, AT

    • Nariné Balmanian

      Nariné Balmanian

      Talent Acquisition Austria & Cluster South East, Henkel CEE

      Talent Acquisition Austria & Cluster South East, Henkel CEE

    • Petra Eggenhofer-Rehart

      Petra Eggenhofer-Rehart

      Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior, WU Vienna, AT

      Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior, WU Vienna, AT

    • Satya Autar

      Satya Autar

      Employer Relations Manager, RSM Career Centre, NL

      Employer Relations Manager, RSM Career Centre, NL

    • Ursula Axmann

      Ursula Axmann

      Conference Chair, WU ZBP Career Center, AT

      Conference Chair, WU ZBP Career Center, AT

    • Wendy Pearson

      Wendy Pearson

      Assistant Professor in Career Development and Coaching Studies, University of Warwick, UK

      Assistant Professor in Career Development and Coaching Studies, University of Warwick, UK

    Contact

    Registrations:
    Leah Takata

    Programme and general event information:
    Leah Takata

    Host

    WU Wirtschafts Universität Wien - Vienna University of Economics and Business

    Location

    Vienna, Austria

    Address

    WU Wirtschafts Universität Wien

    Welthandelsplatz. 1

    Time

    november 28 (monday) 16:00 - november 30 (wednesday) 14:00 CET