december, 2020

mon07dec(dec 7)08:00wed09(dec 9)13:00onlineEFMD Global Americas Annual ConferenceNavigating Reinvention: Lessons Through Crisis08:00 - 13:00 (9) Location:online

Event Details

Globally, business schools and universities found themselves having to respond instantly to a vastly changed societal and education reality. Our faculty, our students (and executive students), our support staff, and our external stakeholders were all faced with seismic changes. The only constant was the need for immediately decisions and high-speed response. The programme is structured around panels examining changes to different business school stakeholder groups like deans, students and alumni, and industry partners with opportunity to discuss challenges and takeaways with peers.

The Americas Conference allows us to bring together a unique cross-section of attendees from all over the Americas within the EFMD network and the larger management education community. It is important to EFMD Global to create opportunities for business schools in the region to gather and connect with each other while engaging with content that is relevant to them and their realities.The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD Global Network members, companies, educational institutions and other associations that have an interest in the Americas. This includes Deans, Deputy and Associate Deans, International Relations Directors, Programme Directors, Executive Education Directors and other Business School and Executive Development Professionals.

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Registration

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Programme

All times listed below in EDT/UTC-5

Monday 7 December

8:00 – 9:30

Online Conference Onboarding

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome

10:10 – 11:10

Opening Keynote: Managing the Institutional Ecosystem
How do our stakeholders change in times of crisis?

  • Dave Snowden, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge, GBR

11:10 – 11:40

Break

11:40 – 12:55

Stakeholder Panel: Senior Management
Panel and Discussion – 35 minutes panel/40 minutes discussion & debrief
This session will be a panel of business school leaders. What were your biggest challenges and success leading your school through different crises? What limitations did you face? What were your biggest takeaways as a leader through the crisis?

  • Donna Maria Blancero, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bentley University, USA
  • Angelo DeNisi, Former Dean, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, USA
  • Gustavo Roosen, Dean, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), VEN
  • Moderated by Janet Lenaghan, Dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, USA

12:55 – 13:55

Break

13:55 – 14:55

Share Your Challenges – Networking Session
In small groups you will each have the opportunity to share your biggest challenge or question at the moment and receive instant input from your group.

Tuesday 8 December

10:00 – 11:00

Stakeholder Panel: Faculty
Panel and Discussion – 30 minutes panel/30 minutes discussion & debrief
This will be a panel of faculty. Has curriculum changed in due to changes on the world because of the pandemic? How has the curriculum changed to adapt to going online? What are the pros/cons of new teaching modality? What should remain/change? Did your role as faculty change?

  • Livia Barakat, Professor, Fundação Dom Cabral, BRA
  • Preyas Desai, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA
  • Paola Ochoa, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, ESPAE Graduate School of Management, ESPOL, ECU
  • Moderated by John Mueller, Associate Professor and Senior Advisor for Global Strategy, Fundação Dom Cabral, BRA

11:00 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 12:30

Stakeholder Panel: Student Engagement & Management
Panel and Discussion – 30 minutes panel/30 minutes discussion & debrief
This session will be a panel business school professionals speaking to how they have managed their overall student engagement and well-being. How are students being engaged outside the curriculum? How do they facilitate social networking among students, how are informal connections developing? What care is taken for the mental health and well-being of their students? Are students coping well with all the changes to their student experience? How has student behavior changed?

  • Carla Arruda, Associate Dean for Executive MBA, Fundacao Dom Cabral, BRA
  • Laura Thompson, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Services, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, USA
  • Moderated by Dennis Lowe, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, USA

12:30 – 13:30

Break

13:30 – 14:30

Virtual Escape Room – Networking Session
Will you and your team be the first to make it through a series of challenges and “escape”?

Wednesday 9 December

10:00 – 11:00

Stakeholder Panel: Industry Partners
Panel and Discussion – 30 minutes panel/30 minutes discussion & debrief
This will be a panel of industry/corporate partners. We want to know any insight they might have about organizational resilience? Is there any feedback from partners as to what they found the most useful and helpful that can inform revisions of curriculum? How have hiring needs changed and what do they look for in new hires now? How has the employee experience changed? What was their partnership with business schools like during this time?

  • Cristina Menchaca, Human Resources Director, Aeromexico, MEX
  • Moderated by Karn Nichols, Manager, Career Services, Graduate Programs, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, CAN

11:00 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 12:30

Closing Keynote: What do we envision for the future?
This session will close speaking to adaptation after crisis and living in new circumstances.

  • Joanne Li, Dean, College of Business, Florida International University, USA

12:30 – 13:00

Closing Remarks

Practical information

Fees

  • EFMD GN Member: 420 USD
  • EFMD GN Non-Member: 550 USD

Institutional Pricing for Multiple Registrations

  • $1500 – up to 6 representatives
  • $2000 – up to 10 representatives

Do you have a group smaller than 6 or larger than 10? You still have access to institutional pricing! It would 250 USD/per person for groups smaller than 6 and 200 USD/per person for groups larger than 10. Please write to zulay.perez@efmdglobal.org to enquire about registration process.

Cancellation Policy for Registrations


Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD GN Americas receives notice of your withdrawal before 16 November 2020, a cancellation administrative fee of 75 USD will be charged. Thereafter, fees are non-refundable. Please note that in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD GN Americas receives 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 the start of the conference, you will not have access to the online conference platform.

Speakers

  • Angelo DeNisi

    Angelo DeNisi

    Former Dean, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, USA

    URL https://business.tulane.edu/faculty-research/faculty-profile.php?idkey=113

    Former Dean, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, USA

  • Carla Arruda

    Carla Arruda

    Associate Dean for Executive MBA, Fundacao Dom Cabral, BRA

    Associate Dean for Executive MBA, Fundacao Dom Cabral, BRA

  • Cristina Menchaca

    Cristina Menchaca

    Human Resources Director, Aeromexico, MEX

    Human Resources Director, Aeromexico, MEX

  • Dave Snowden

    Dave Snowden

    Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge, GBR

    Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge, GBR

  • Donna Maria Blancero

    Donna Maria Blancero

    Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bentley University, USA

    Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bentley University, USA

  • Gustavo Roosen

    Gustavo Roosen

    Dean, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), VEN

    Dean, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), VEN

  • Karn Nichols

    Karn Nichols

    Manager, Career Services, Graduate Programs, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, CAN

    Manager, Career Services, Graduate Programs, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, CAN

  • Laura Thompson

    Laura Thompson

    Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Services, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, USA

    Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Services, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, USA

  • Paola Ochoa

    Paola Ochoa

    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, ESPAE Graduate School of Management, ESPOL, ECU

    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, ESPAE Graduate School of Management, ESPOL, ECU

  • Preyas Desai

    Preyas Desai

    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA

    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA

Location

online

Time

7 (Monday) 08:00 - 9 (Wednesday) 13:00