2024 EFMD Executive Development Conference

wed02oct(oct 2)09:00thu03(oct 3)23:002024 EFMD Executive Development ConferenceLearning 2035Location:London, United Kingdom

Event Details

Today’s organisations need leaders more than managers. Leadership development opportunities equip talent with the necessary skills to advance up the career ladder while increasing the company’s competitiveness and reputation. This symbiotic relationship drives long-term growth in a challenging business environment.

TARGET GROUP

The EFMD Executive Development Conference fosters collaboration among corporate, business school professionals, and alternative providers to create a stronger connection between learning and development and the business world. Attendees also have the opportunity to share thoughts and experiences with the winners of the Excellence in Practice awards that inspire through real-life examples.

The conference welcomes learning professionals from companies and L&D providers such as business schools, executive development centres, and executive education consultancies.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

“The landscape of learning & development is evolving so fast, it’s good to reflect with peers and world leading business schools on what we are contributing. EFMD facilitates that in an excellent way and provokes in using the collective brain of corporate learning & executive education. Learning and development is the most powerful way forward to contribute in a sustainable future for organisations and the individual.”

– Renate Deken, Randstad, NL

“EFMD conference offers a great environment for open sharing of experiences/learning, much beyond what you would expect of an exec ed industry event. Should not be missed by anyone serious about staying on top of industry innovations.”

– Dan McGurrin, Carnegie Mellon, DE

Registration

Register here

Programme

Tuesday 1 October

19:00 – 21:30

Optional networking activity: participants’ dinner
Aim: optional dinner to meet your seven-person group, with whom you will visit a London-based organisation the next morning. Participants must plan their dinners, which can be done through the EFMD conference app WHOVA. Restaurant suggestions near London Business Schools will be added.

Wednesday 2 October

08:00 – 08:30

Registration at London Business School

08:15 – 09:00

Welcome breakfast at London Business School

09:00 – 09:30

Transfer of groups of seven to organisations for onsite visits

09:30 – 11:00

London discovery experience
Aim: Organisation visits by groups of seven participants

11:00 – 12:00

Group reflection debrief with coffee
Aim: After your organisation visit, take a break with your group to debrief and extract learnings and insights.

12:00 – 12:30

Transfer back to London Business School

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch at London Business School

13:30 – 13:45

Welcome address

  • Helen Kerkentzes, Associate Dean, London Business School, UK
  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director Business School Services, EFMD Global

13:45 – 14:00

Opening remarks
Aim: expectations for the following days and overview of the programme to understand its flow.

  • Lisa Duke, Programme Director, London Business School, UK
  • Stephen Hobbs, Programme Director, London Business School, UK

14:00 – 15:15

EiP – Excellence in Practice Award (EiP) winning case presentations 

Aim: participants will be introduced to the winning case presentations using the Pecha Kucha
 method (20 slides max for 20 seconds each), enabling them to choose which ones they want to 
discuss in more detail in the discussion corners.

GOLD Category: Organisational Development
Securitas & IMD
“Securitas organisational transformation to “Help make your world a safer place” Full case

 

SILVER Category: Organisational Development
Canto da Rua & Fundação Dom Cabral
“Open strategy and collaborative practices to tackle street-dwelling situation” Full case 

 

GOLD Category: Talent Development
Kier Group & Cranfield School of Management
“Building talent for sustainable futures” Full case 

 

SILVER Category: Talent Development
ADQ & London Business School
“How does a company help change a nation” Full case 

 

GOLD Category: Leadership Development
Bayer & IMD
“Leadership upskilling at Bayer:  IMD sprints for scale, speed and impact” Full case 

 

SILVER Category: Leadership Development
Woodside Energy & AGSM @ UNSW Business School
“Navigate your way to leadership” Full case

 

GOLD Category: Professional Development
Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) & ERG Corporate University
“Creating safe and sustainable future in the mining sector” Executive summary 

 

SILVER Category: Professional Development
TÜV SÜD & Technical University of Munich (TUM)
“Foster internationalisation and innovative skills through development of technical experts” Full case 

 

SILVER Category: Ecosystem Development 
KPMG Private Enterprise & The Ivey Academy
“QuantumShift – Two decades of transforming Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem” Full Case 

 

SILVER Category: Ecosystem Development 
News Corp Australia & Google & Melbourne Business School
“Skillset, toolkit, mindset for working journalists: The Digital News Academy” Full case 

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

Discussion Corners I – Excellence in Practice Award (EiP) winning cases
Open discussions with the case authors about the hurdles and difficulties they faced in their partnership – and how they overcame them.

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00

Discussion Corners II – Excellence in Practice Award (EiP) winning cases
Open discussions with the case authors about the hurdles and difficulties they faced in their partnership – and how they overcame them.

18:45 – 21:00

Drinks and dinner on campus

21:00 – 21:15

Way back to your hotel

Thursday 3 October

08:30

Make your way to London Business School

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:15

EiP – Excellence in Practice Award trends presentation

Aim: Sharing the EiP trends of this year’s winning cases.

  • Jan Ginneberge, Senior Advisor Corporate Services, EFMD Global

09:15 – 10:15

Plenary I – The big picture
Aim: A presentation that will map the seismic shifts expected in the educational landscape and provoke a reimagining of how learning, technology, and human ambition intersect.

  • Michael G Jacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Professor of Strategy, London Business School, UK

10:15 – 11:15

Plenary II – Themes provocations
Aim: 5 x 12-minute presentations by experts in the five themes to set the scene for later deliberations about what Learning 2035 might look like.

  • Technology: Tracey Follows, CEO of futures consultancy and Visiting Professor of Digital Futures and Identity, Staffordshire University, UK
  • Partnerships: Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour; Academic Director, Leadership Institute, London Business School, UK
  • Customer: TBC
  • People: TBC
  • Value proposition: TBC

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 13:15

Completing the Canvas
Aim: Five groups (around 20 people each) will meet in themed activity pods, each focusing on one of the five themes. They will share, analyse, debate, and document their insights and learning from the London discovery experience, the EiP case presentations they observed and were involved in, and the provocations from this morning to build a picture of Learning 2035 for their theme.

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch at London Business School

14:15 – 15:15

Marketplace – share and shape
Aim: Groups return to their original theme pod. For the marketplace activity, half of the group at each pod will be invited to visit other pods of their choosing. The other half of the group will remain in their pod. All intend to discuss, share shape and consolidate the ideas on the Canvas, building on what has come before and cross-fertilising between the Canvasses. At the halfway point, the roles are reversed; the remainders are now the visitors, and the process is repeated.

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45

Consolidate panel
Aim: Attendees return to the plenary room. The five theme canvasses are brought to this space. The five subject experts/facilitators from the theme group activity act as leads in a panel discussion exploring key (and surprising) insights, taking questions from the audience and seeking to summarise, with help, the key learnings from the work that the whole group has accomplished together.

16:45 – 17:15

What’s next and closing remarks

  • Lisa Duke, Programme Director, London Business School, UK
  • Stephen Hobbs, Programme Director, London Business School, UK

17:15 – 17:25

Presentation of next year’s venue

17:30 – 17:45

Walk to your hotel

18:45 – 19:15

Bus transfer from London Business School to the dinner venue

19:15 – 19:45

Drinks at the dinner venue, the House of Commons

19:45 – 22:00

Dinner and EiP Award Ceremony at the House of Commons

22:00

Bus back to London Business School

Practical information

Conference fees

Early Bird Fee until 7 June 2024:

  • EFMD Full member: € 750 + 20% VAT = € 900
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 750 + 20% VAT = € 900
  • EFMD non-member: € 1100 + 20% VAT = € 1470

Conference Fee from 8 June 2024:

  • EFMD Full member: € 1150 + 20% VAT = € 1380
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1150 + 20% VAT = € 1380
  • EFMD non-member: € 1500 + 20% VAT = € 1800

Company representatives
(company representatives are considered in EFMD terms as clients of executive education for this event)

  • EFMD member: € 350 + 20% VAT = € 420
  • EFMD non-member: € 500 + 20% VAT = € 600

Cancellation policy

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR REGISTRATIONS:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 06/09/2024, an administrative cancellation fee of (€ 90) will be charged. After that, 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 substitute’s name, title, and address.

Please note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before September 23, 2024, your name will not be added to the participants’ list.

Conference hotel information

CONFERENCE HOTEL INFORMATION
EFMD did not reserve any hotel rooms because obtaining a good deal for a larger group was impossible. As a result, you should find your accommodation in London.
Here are some hotels near London Business School that the school recommended.
Please remember that staying close to the school will be advantageous, as the first dinner will be held there, and the bus transfer for the second evening will depart from there.

Recommended hotels:

The Dorset Square Hotel is a 5-minute walk from LBS (the Dorset Hotel is part of the Firmdale Hotel group).
The Landmark London is a 9-minute walk from LBS
Danubius Hotel Regents Park is a 12-minute walk from LBS
The Holmes Hotel is a 12-minute walk from LBS
Thistle London Marble Arch is a 20-minute walk from LBS
Holiday Inn Regents Park is a 20-minute walk from LBS (the Holiday Inn Regents Park Hotel is part of the IHG Hotel group).
Wilde by StayCity Paddington is a 20-minute walk from LBS
Melia White House is a 20-minute walk from LBS
The Cumberland Hotel (Hard Rock Hotel London) is a 25-minute walk from LBS

Map of the hotels location from LBS.

Travel information

TRAVEL INFORMATION
Please remember that if you are visiting the UK from the European Union or elsewhere, you must now have a valid passport.

Some participants might also need a visa; you can check here.

For information on how to get to London Business School, please see below:

Conference venue:
London Business School North Building
Nuffield Hall, 1st Floor
Regent’s Park
London NW1 4SA
United Kingdom
London Business School website

GETTING TO LONDON/LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL BY PLANE

CITY AIRPORT (10 miles east of the School)
Take the Docklands Light Railway from the airport to Tower Hill and then take the London Underground to Baker Street.

LUTON AIRPORT (25 miles north of the School)
Take a Thameslink train to West Hampstead and then the London Underground to Baker Street.

HEATHROW AIRPORT (13 miles west of the School)
Take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station and then the London Underground to Baker Street. Alternatively, take the London Underground to Baker Street.

STANSTED AIRPORT (30 miles north east of the School)
Take the Stansted Express train to Liverpool Street Station and then the London Underground to Baker Street. Alternatively, take the A6 Airbus to Baker Street (approximately 1.5 hours).

GATWICK AIRPORT (25 miles south of the School)
Take the Gatwick Express train to London Victoria Station or London Bridge Station and then the London Underground to Baker Street.

Useful link London Underground map

GETTING TO LONDON/LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL BY TRAIN

Paddington train station
Located at about 2,5km from London Business School the station is two underground stops away.

St Pancras international train station
Located at about 4km from London Business School the station is three underground stops away.

GETTING TO LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL USING THE UNDERGROUND

London Business School and surrounding area underground map

Useful link London Underground map

Contact

Delphine Hauspy
Manager, Business School Services
EFMD Global

Host

London Business School

Regents Park London NW1 4SA United Kingdom

Learn More

Location

London, United Kingdom

Address

London Business School

Regents Park London NW1 4SA United Kingdom

Time

october 2 (wednesday) 9:00 - october 3 (thursday) 23:00