2024 EFMD conference for quality assurance, impact and accreditation professionals

mon13may(may 13)16:00wed15(may 15)14:002024 EFMD conference for quality assurance, impact and accreditation professionalsBuilding reputation: the value of quality assurance, impact and accreditationLocation:Liverpool, United Kingdom

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

Monday 13 May

16:00 – 16:20

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director Business School Services, EFMD Global
  • Julia Balogun, Dean, University of Liverpool Management School, UK
  • Chair: Bethan Jones-Davies, Service Quality Manager, The University of Liverpool Management School, UK

16:20 – 17:00

Opening keynote: Business schools and societies in the age of disruption and uncertainty

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global

17:00 – 17:40

Plenary I :Communication and accreditation

Aim: Let’s explore effective communication strategies for discussing accreditation within your institution and with external stakeholders

  • Andrew Burke, Chair of Business Studies, Former Dean, Trinity Business School, IE

17:40 – 19:00

Ice-breaking activity: Accredited to Kill: A Murder Mystery

  • Kathleen Andries, Accreditation Manager, University of Antwerp,BE

19:30 – 21:00

Welcome dinner

Tuesday 14 May

09:00 – 10:30

Panel: what makes reputation and its relation to accreditation and impact
Aim: In this session, we will examine the reputation of an institution by exploring accreditation and impact rankings.

  • Elizabeth Baldwin, Managing director, Business Education, Times Higher Education
  • Hannah Holmes, Dean of Business School and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor in Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Moderated by Julia Balogun, Dean, University of Liverpool Management School, UK

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Discussion in small groups and feedback

  • 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

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Breakout sessions A: quality assurance, impact and accreditation
A1: Quality Development: After Accreditation, is Before Accreditation!
Aim: What do you do after a successful accreditation visit ends? How do you keep the feedback alive, ensuring you’re not scrambling shortly before your next visit? Come to this session to work through a case together in 2-3 groups and see if your assumptions/ideas are the best, or if your colleagues have some ideas which could help you too.

  • Adam Thomas, Accreditation and Quality Manager University of St.Gallen, CH

A2: Strategic journey to Social Impact
Aim: How to make it part of strategy

  • Helen Verhoeff, Associate Director, Accreditation, Quality and Strategy, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, AU

A3: Getting ready for (re)accreditations

  • Richard Brunnquell de Stachelski, Policy Advisor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL
  • Mélanie Cadart, Senior Manager, Headway Advisory, FR

15:00 – 16:00

Repetition Breakout sessions B: quality assurance, impact and accreditation
B1: Quality Development: After Accreditation, is Before Accreditation!
Aim: What do you do after a successful accreditation visit ends? How do you keep the feedback alive, ensuring you’re not scrambling shortly before your next visit? Come to this session to work through a case together in 2-3 groups and see if your assumptions/ideas are the best, or if your colleagues have some ideas which could help you too.

  • Adam Thomas, Accreditation and Quality Manager University of St.Gallen, CH

B2: Strategic journey to Social Impact
Aim: How to make it part of strategy

  • Helen Verhoeff, Associate Director, Accreditation, Quality and Strategy, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, AU

B3: Getting ready for (re)accreditations

  • Richard Brunnquell de Stachelski, Policy Advisor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL
  • Mélanie Cadart, Senior Manager, Headway Advisory, FR

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Plenary II: Re- defining internationalisation

  • Sarah Vaughan, External Advisor Quality Enhancement & Accreditations, ICN Business School, F

18:30

Pick up from Novotel Paddington Hotel

18:50 – 22:00

Conference dinner at the Beatles Story Museum

22:00

Return to Novotel Paddington Hotel

Wednesday 15 May

09:00 – 09:45

Plenary III: Impact Strategies for Business Schools: Enhancing Value and Engagement Through Strategic Intent

  • Björn Kjellander, Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Jönköping International Business School, SE

09:45 – 10:45

Group discussion

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00

Plenary IV: AI, data management and accreditation

  • Isabelle Fagnot, Associate Dean Quality & Accreditation and Professor of Management of Information Systems, KEDGE Business School, FR

12:00 – 12:30

Closing remarks

  • Chair: Bethan Jones-Davies, Service Quality Manager, The University of Liverpool Management School, UK

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

Practical information

Conference fees

Early Bird Fee until 19 February (included) 2024:

  • EFMD Full member: € 695 + 20% VAT = € 834
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 845 + 20% VAT = € 1014
  • EFMD non-member: € 995 + 20% VAT = € 1194

Normal Fee until 12 April 2024:

  • EFMD Full member: € 895 + 20% VAT = € 1074
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1045 + 20% VAT = € 1254
  • EFMD non-member: € 1195 + 20% VAT = € 1434

Late Fee from 13 April 2024:

  • EFMD Full member: € 995 + 20% VAT = € 1194
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1145 + 20% VAT = € 1374
  • EFMD non-member: € 1295 + 20% VAT = € 1554

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 12 April 2024, 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 26 April 2024) your contact details will not be included in that list.

Conference hotel information

EFMD has secured rooms in the Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village

EFMD conference rates are:

£105 standard king room, single occupancy
£125 King executive room, single occupancy

You can book your room by contacting directly the hotel:

By phone at +44 151 245 6694 / +44 151 245 6697

Or email at HB737-RE@accor.com

Note that most rooms will be released on 7 April 2024.

Venue

The University of Liverpool – Management School
Chatham Street,
Liverpool L69 7ZH,
United Kingdom

Contact for questions:

Virginie Heredia Rosa

Speakers

  • Adam Thomas

    Adam Thomas

    Accreditation and Quality Manager University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

    Accreditation and Quality Manager University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

  • Andrew Burke

    Andrew Burke

    Chair of Business Studies, Former Dean, Trinity Business School, IR

    URL https://www.tcd.ie/business/people/faculty-professors/burkea18/

    Chair of Business Studies, Former Dean, Trinity Business School, IR

  • 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

  • Elizabeth Baldwin

    Elizabeth Baldwin

    Managing Director, Business Education, Times Higher Education

    Managing Director, Business Education, Times Higher Education

  • Eric Cornuel

    Eric Cornuel

    President, EFMD Global

    President, EFMD Global

  • Hannah Holmes

    Hannah Holmes

    Dean of Business School and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor in Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

    Dean of Business School and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor in Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

  • Helen Verhoeff

    Helen Verhoeff

    Associate Director, Accreditation, Quality and Strategy, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, AU

    Associate Director, Accreditation, Quality and Strategy, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, AU

  • Isabelle Fagnot

    Isabelle Fagnot

    Associate Dean & Professor Management of Information Systems, Learning & Teaching, Quality & Accreditations, Rankings; Kedge Business School, France

    Associate Dean & Professor Management of Information Systems, Learning & Teaching, Quality & Accreditations, Rankings; Kedge Business School, 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

  • Mélanie Cadart

    Mélanie Cadart

    Senior Manager, Headway Advisory, FR

    Senior Manager, Headway Advisory, FR

  • 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

  • Richard Brunnquell de Stachelski

    Richard Brunnquell de Stachelski

    Policy Advisor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

    Policy Advisor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

  • Sarah Vaughan

    Sarah Vaughan

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

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

Host

The University Of Liverpool - Management School

Chatham Street, Liverpool L69 7ZH, United Kingdom

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Location

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Address

The University Of Liverpool - Management School

Chatham Street

Time

may 13 (monday) 16:00 - may 15 (wednesday) 14:00