2023 EFMD conference for quality assurance, impact and accreditation professionals

wed03may(may 3)17:00fri05(may 5)14:002023 EFMD conference for quality assurance, impact and accreditation professionalsOn the quest for improvementLocation:Paris, France

Event Details

The objective of the conference is to create a forum of networking and exchange for accreditation, quality assurance and impact professionals so that conference participants stay up to date with trends in the industry that are relevant to their role, stay up to date with the EFMD quality offerings and learn best practices in the quality assurance and impact services field. This conference aims to be relevant for any school that is interested in deepening their understanding in quality and impact management.

Target Group
This conference targets business school executives and administrators involved in managing accreditation, quality assurance and impact measurement.

Registration

Register here!

Programme

🌎 ALL INDICATED TIME SLOTS ARE CET (BRUSSELS, PARIS)

Wednesday 3 May

17:45 – 19:00

Ice-Breaking activity

19:00 – 21:30

Welcome dinner
ESCP Business School, 3 Rue Armand Moisant,75015 Paris, F

Thursday 4 May

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global
  • Léon Laulusa, Acting Dean, ESCP Business School, FR
  • Chair: Simon Mercado, Executive Vice President, ESCP Business School, FR

09:30 – 11:00

Opening Plenary : Setting the scene
Aim: Introducing the conference to the audience. What role do QA, Impact, Accreditation play to further the purpose of business schools in society.

  • Alfons Sauquet, Director Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global
  • François Bonvalet, Director BSIS, EFMD Global
  • Alice Guilhon, Dean SKEMA Business School, F
  • Moderated by: Simon Mercado, Executive Vice President, ESCP Business School, FR

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Taking a strategic approach to quality assurance, impact and accreditation
Aim: Examples of where quality assurance, accreditation and impact measurement framework have changed and defined the strategy of the school

  • Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Pramuan Bunkanwanicha, Associate Dean of Research, ESCP Business School, FR
  • Moderated by: Simon Mercado, Executive Vice President, ESCP Business School, FR

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:45

Group discussion based of stage where schools are the in the process

Aim: participants will be able to split into groups according to the stages they are in accreditation

14:45 – 15:45

Quality assurance, impact, accreditation, how do they interrelate ?
Aim: Let’s get the definition right and understand how to approach them and their integration in the structure of an institution.

  • Martin Boehm, Rector, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, DE
  • Moderated by: Simon Mercado, Executive Vice President, ESCP Business School, FR

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:15

Breakout sessions
A1: Accreditation fatigue
Aim: The challenges of managing multiple accreditations

  • Diane Hsieh, Director of International & Accreditations, School of Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, TW
  • Bethan Jones-Davies, Service Quality Manager, The University of Liverpool Management School, UK

A2: Myth debunking around impact
Aim: How to deal with so many different ways of achieving impact

  • Kathleen Andries, Accreditation manager, faculty of Business and Economics, University of Antwerp, BE
  • Eric Neutuch, Accreditation and Institutional Projects Partner, IMD, CH

A3: Optimising quality assurance procedures in a world of multiple accreditations: how to capture the full value
Aim: Higher education is permeated with accountability, transparency, and consistency and there are few areas which have such an intrinsic obsession with demonstrating quality. Whilst we have a tendency to focus strongly (if not over-emphasise) on processes and standards required by external quality assurance and accreditation agencies, the primary responsibility lies with the institution itself to achieve, maintain and improve quality.
This interactive session will explore some best practices, how to use processes to sharpen strategic reflection, drive robust internal quality standards which will serve multiple accreditation agencies, and ultimately develop institutional and individual attitudes, a “quality culture”, aimed at “continuous enhancement of quality”.

  • Sarah Vaughan, Senior Academic Advisor, F
  • Julie Perrin-Halot, Associate Dean – Director of Quality, Strategic Planning and Sustainability, Grenoble Ecole de Management, F

18:15

Bus departure to dinner venue: Musée D’Orsay
Buses will depart from:
ESCP Business School: 3, rue Armand Moisant, 75015 Paris
and VOCO Hotel Montparnasse, 79/81 Avenue du Maine, 75014 Paris

(18:45: Meeting time at Musée d’Orsayon the square of the Museum (on the side of the Seine) in front of the Rhinoceros statue.)

19:00 – 20:30

Guided visit of the Musée D’Orsay

20:30 – 22:30

Dinner

22:30 0

Departure back to ESCP Business School and VOCO Hotel

Friday 5 May

09:00 – 10:00

Panel : The future and legitimacy of accreditation
Aim: How does accreditation and impact measurement stay up to date and relevant

  • Barbara Sporn, Director EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global
  • Björn Kjellander, Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Jönköping International Business School, SE
  • Moderated by: Simon Mercado, Executive Vice President, ESCP Business School, FR

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:15

Working session
Participants will discuss in small groups some key elements

11:15 – 12:15

Success stories
Aim: Telling a story of a real turnaround thanks to accreditation.

  • Leila Triki, Dean, Mediterranean School of Business, South Mediterranean University, TN
  • Sankar Sivarajah, Dean, School of Management, University of Bradford, UK
  • Moderated by: Simon Mercado, Executive Vice President, ESCP Business School, FR

12:15 – 13:15

Closing remarks

  • Simon Mercado, Executive Vice President, ESCP Business School, FR

13:15 – 14:30

Lunch

Practical information

Conference fees

Early Bird Fee until 8 March 2023:

  • EFMD Full member: € 695 + 10% VAT = € 764,5
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 845 + 10% VAT = € 929,5
  • EFMD non-member: € 995 + 10% VAT = € 1094,5

Normal Fee until 3 April 2023:

  • EFMD Full member: € 895 + 10% VAT = € 984,5
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1045 + 10% VAT = € 1149,5
  • EFMD non-member: € 1195 + 10% VAT = € 1314,5

Late Fee from 4 April 2023:

  • EFMD Full member: € 995 + 10% VAT = € 1094,5
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1145 + 10% VAT = € 1259,5
  • EFMD non-member: € 1295 + 10% VAT = € 1424,5

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 7 April 2023, 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 email address of the substitute. Conference fees are not transferrable from one EFMD event to another.

Also note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before the list is finalised (on 21 April 2023) your contact details will not be included in that list.

EFMD's health policy

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

Conference hotel information

We no longer have any rooms available at the VOCO hotel where EFMD has reserved a number of rooms. If you are seeking for a hotel accommodation, you might wish to consider the two hotels listed below:

The Drawing House Montparnasse

The Pullman hotel Montparnasse

Cancellation policy for the VOCO hotel if you booked a room: all rooms are 75% non refundable as from 2 April 2023 until 7 days prior to our arrival. Rooms are 100% non-refundable less than 7 days before your arrival.

Venue & contact

ESCP Business School
3 Rue Armand Moisant,
75015 Paris,
France

Contact for questions:

Virginie Heredia Rosa

Speakers

  • Alfons Sauquet

    Alfons Sauquet

    Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global

    Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global

  • Alice Guilhon

    Alice Guilhon

    Dean, SKEMA Business School, FR

    Dean, SKEMA Business School, FR

  • 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

  • Bethan Jones-Davies

    Bethan Jones-Davies

    Service Quality Manager, The University of Liverpool Management School, UK

    Service Quality Manager, The University of Liverpool Management School, UK

  • Björn Kjellander

    Björn Kjellander

    Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

    Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

  • Diane Hsieh

    Diane Hsieh

    Director of International & Accreditations, School of Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

    Director of International & Accreditations, School of Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

  • Eric Neutuch

    Eric Neutuch

    Accreditation and Institutional Projects Partner, IMD, CH

    Accreditation and Institutional Projects Partner, IMD, CH

  • François Bonvalet

    François Bonvalet

    Director, BSIS

    Director, BSIS

  • Julie Perrin-Halot

    Julie Perrin-Halot

    Associate Dean - Director of Quality, Strategic Planning and Sustainability, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

    Associate Dean - Director of Quality, Strategic Planning and Sustainability, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

  • Kathleen Andries

    Kathleen Andries

    Accreditation manager, Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), Univertsity of Antwerp, BE

    Accreditation manager, Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), Univertsity of Antwerp, BE

  • Leila Triki

    Leila Triki

    Dean, MSB Mediterranean School of Business (SMU-Tunis), TN

    Dean, MSB Mediterranean School of Business (SMU-Tunis), TN

  • Martin Boehm

    Martin Boehm

    Rector, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Germany

    Rector, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Germany

  • Melanie Currie

    Melanie Currie

    Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

    URL https://www.ntu.ac.uk/staff-profiles/business/melanie-currie

    Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

  • Pramuan Bunkanwanicha

    Pramuan Bunkanwanicha

    Associate Dean of Research

    Associate Dean of Research

  • Sankar Sivarajah

    Sankar Sivarajah

    Dean, School of Management, University of Bradford, UK

    Dean, School of Management, University of Bradford, UK

  • Sarah Vaughan

    Sarah Vaughan

    External Advisor Quality Enhancement & Accreditations, ICN Business School, F

    External Advisor Quality Enhancement & Accreditations, ICN Business School, F

  • Simon Mercado

    Simon Mercado

    Executive Vice President, ESCP Business School, Paris, France

    Executive Vice President, ESCP Business School, Paris, France

Location

Paris, France

Address

ESCP Business School

3 Rue Armand Moisant, 75015 Paris, France

Time

may 3 (wednesday) 17:00 - may 5 (friday) 14:00