june, 2019

wed26jun(jun 26)09:00thu27(jun 27)17:00EPAS XXL Accreditation Seminar09:00 - 17:00 (27) CEST Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event Details

The Seminar provides in-depth guidance on how to complete the different steps of the EPAS accreditation process successfully. Participants will gain detailed insights on how to compile a Self-Assessment Report, how to organise an effective Peer Review Visit and how to manage the post-accreditation phase including the write-up of progress reports. The objective of the Seminar is to move distinctly beyond the EPAS documents and to let participants gain first-hand insights into the Do’s and Don’ts when managing an EPAS accreditation project.

Target Group
The Seminar is targeted at institutions already awarded eligibility or accreditation. It is relevant for Accreditation Officers (EPAS Project Leaders), Deans and Associate Deans in charge of accreditations.

Participants must already possess a good working knowledge of the EPAS system, which requires at the very minimum the careful study of the EPAS documents (Standards & Criteria, Process Manual, Process Manual Annexes) before arriving in Brussels. School representatives looking for an introductory overview of the EPAS system are explicitly discouraged from registering for this seminar.


Participants need to use the online pre-registration form if they wish to attend the seminar. Following receipt of participant details, the EPAS office will send an email informing whether the registration will be accepted.


Pre-register here


Wednesday 26 June

09:00 – 09:15

Registration & Coffee

09:15 – 09:45

Welcome and Introductions

09:45 – 10:00

EPAS Overview
An overview of the post-eligibility EPAS process

10:00 – 11:15

EPAS Standards and Criteria
Key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the EPAS Accreditation Board

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

12:00 – 13:00

How to prepare good EPAS documents
Process Management, Writing Style, Communication with the EPAS Office, Planning, Data Management, Stakeholder Management

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Working Groups Session (I)
Examination of the sample Self-Assessment Report

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:30

Debriefing of Working Groups

19:00 – 21:30

Networking dinner

Thursday 27 June

09:00 – 09:45

Reflection on the SAR

09:45 – 10:15

How to prepare an effective Peer Review Visit (PRV)
Stakeholder briefing and debriefing, Mock Peer Reviews, Peer Review management, visit schedule preparation, Base Room preparation

10:15 – 10:45

Conclusion of the Process
The Peer Review Report and the Accreditation Board Decision

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45

Working Groups Session (II)
Examination of sample Progress Report

11:45 – 12:30

Continuous improvement and progress reporting
Debriefing of Working Groups

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

The Accreditation Experience from a School’s Perspective (I)

  • Angela Peterson Newton, EBS Paris – European Business School

14:30 – 15:30

The Accreditation Experience from a School’s Perspective (II)

  • Leila Triki, Mediterranean School of Business, South Mediterranean University

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

Conclusion & Wrap Up
Tips for a successful accreditation process and Q&A

Speakers for this event

  • Angela Peterson Newton

    Angela Peterson Newton

    Head of the Centre de Langues, EBS Paris, France

    Head of the Centre de Langues, EBS Paris, France

  • Bob Galliers

    Bob Galliers

    Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

    Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

  • Jens Tøndel

    Jens Tøndel

    Senior Advisor, EFMD Accredited

    Senior Advisor, EFMD Accredited

  • Leila Triki

    Leila Triki

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

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


Brussels, Belgium


26 (Wednesday) 09:00 - 27 (Thursday) 17:00 CEST



Rue Gachard 88, 1050 Brussels, Belgium