EFMD Faculty Management Programme

tue07mar(mar 7)13:30thu20apr(apr 20)17:00Online/On-site EventEFMD Faculty Management ProgrammeRethinking faculty models for impactful schools and resilient careersLocation:online and in Brussels

Event Details

What is the issue we face?

The new thinking on engagement, impact, and relevance for society has landed in the missions and strategies of business schools. It is embedded in the logic of knowledge creation (research), education, stakeholder expectations, and accreditation schemes. Consequently, the focus and metrics of faculty performance and faculty management models need to adapt. This is a challenge for the academic leadership of many schools, both embedded/public schools and freestanding/private schools. The challenge is: how to design impact-driven performance and career models? This programme is designed to help schools to develop new career policies to attract and maintain excellent faculty. It’s the first and only programme offered for deans of faculty today. It aims to create a professional peer-to-peer network for academic leaders responsible for faculty.

Why do we need to rethink career policies?

How can we embed engagement, impact, and relevance for society in faculty members’ careers to make their careers more resilient? Throughout the different stages of faculty careers, those responsible for faculty management need to find a new balance between the school’s needs (the institutional strategy) and the diverse needs of individual members of the faculty (career strategy). An institutional career policy is implementing a long-term strategy considering new boundary conditions for the creation, transfer, and impact of knowledge.
The following visualisation shows how a good career policy is positioned at the cross-section between the strategic success of the school’s organisational strategy and the success of personal academic careers aimed at maximising school contribution and personal satisfaction.

What happens if we do nothing?

If business schools do not renew their faculty logic, there is a risk of losing their academic talents to institutions that have prioritised the renewal of the work environments and career logic for their faculty. Schools need to find new compelling propositions for the recruitment and retention of their academic talent. This programme aims to help faculty leaders rethink their models’ competitiveness.

What are we going to do in the programme?

This programme offers the opportunity to reflect on the changing context for faculty management and faculty careers through different lenses. The diverse backgrounds of selected speakers, experienced faculty leadership, and participants from a diversity of schools will create a rich learning experience for discussions around current challenges, dilemmas, and possible solutions, taking into account contextual differences of schools. Sharing good practices and the support of peers will provide participants with the proper context to progress on their school’s case.

The programme starts by offering a set of relevant perspectives on HR management, Performance management, and academic leadership. The content of module 1 is delivered by international experts on the views. Module 1 is offered online.

For modules 2 and 3, we will focus on different career stages from the perspective of quality, responsibility, and impact, schools’ and individual career strategies, and the role of purpose, leadership, integrity, and openness. We have invited experienced academic leaders to share their experience and expertise with participants in the programme.

As module 2 takes place in Brussels, we will bring the group together for in-person discussions and networking. During module 2, we will also visit a business school to discuss their faculty model in action.

Module 4 focuses on the participants through case work, peer-to-peer presentations, and discussions. Participants are invited to share their plans and share peer-to-peer support.

Target Group:

Dean of Faculty, Associate deans, head of departments and academics with leadership roles.

Course Timeline:

We offer efficient online and face-to-face modules for busy academic leaders. We will provide reading materials and instruments to enable smooth implementation in your school.

  • Module 1: Online
    Tuesday 7 March: 13:30 – 17:00 CET – Setting the scene and new developments for faculty management
  • Module 2: Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday 15 March: 19:30 – 22:00 CET – Get together dinner in Brussels
    Thursday 16 March and Friday 17 March: 09:30 – 16:30 CET – Embedding impact and new value creation aproach for the senior career stage
  • Module 3: Online
    Thursday 30 March: 13:30 – 17:00 CET – Early and Mid Career stages: What’s the future of the tenure track model
  • Module 4: Online
    Thursday 20 April 13:30 – 17:00 CET – Get your new faculty model in place: case presentations, collaborative learning and networking
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Practical information


  • EFMD Full member: €1210 (€ 1000 plus 21%VAT)
  • EFMD non-member: €1452 (€ 1200 plus 21%VAT)

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal before 7 February 2023, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ plus 21% VAT will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. Please note that no substitutes will be accepted.

Limited number of participants:

We will admit a maximum of 25 participants to this workshop to enable an interactive experience for you.
Registration will close as soon as this number has been reached.


  • Anand Narasimhan

    Anand Narasimhan

    Dean of Faculty and Research, IMD, CH

    Dean of Faculty and Research, IMD, CH

  • Wilfred Mijnhardt

    Wilfred Mijnhardt

    RSM Policy Director, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

    RSM Policy Director, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL


online and in Brussels


march 7 (tuesday) 13:30 - april 20 (thursday) 17:00