EQUIS Accreditation Seminar

tue03dec(dec 3)10:00wed04(dec 4)15:00EQUIS Accreditation SeminarManage your Accreditation journeyLocation:EFMD, 88 Rue Gachard, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Event Details

EFMD Global brings you another edition of the EQUIS Accreditation Seminar designed as a dynamic and collaborative  learning experience to support institutions at various stages of their EQUIS accreditation journey.

Target group
This seminar is for you if:

• your School is (pre-)eligible for EQUIS accreditation
• your School is preparing an initial accreditation visit
• you are new in your accreditation role (as Project Leader)
• As Project Leader you would like to get further knowledge or refresh on the EQUIS Standards & Process

Participants will engage with the EQUIS accreditation team who will be available to provide advice during the  group discussion as participants reflect on actual case material with a view to applying their learning to their own situation. One of the aims of this seminar will be to create a supportive community where participants can learn and exchange ideas with each other.


Tuesday 3 December

10:00 – 10:15

Registration & Coffee

10:15 – 10:45

Welcome and Introductions

10:45 – 11:45

Overview of the EQUIS process: Application, Online Briefing, Eligibility, Self-Assessment Report, Peer Review Visit, Accreditation Board Decision, Continuous Improvement/Progress Reporting

11:45 – 12:45

How to prepare a Datasheet / Requirements/ Examples from practice

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Quality of Datasheets: group work final alignments (15min) / group presentation and discussion (45min)

15:00 – 15:35

Writing Datasheets in OX / Q&A

15:35 – 16:35

EQUIS Standards and Criteria:Overview of standards key issues, recent changes, what Peer Review Teams look for

16:35 – 16:50

Working break: Participants review their pre-sent questions and add in more for group discussion.

16:50 – 17:30

Group work to discuss pre-sent questions and provide suggested answers

17:30 – 18:00

Plenary discussion and further clarifications

19:00 – 21:00

Networking dinner

Wednesday 4 December

09:00 – 09:45

Understanding the SAR: Overview of the session
Relevance of the SAR in the Accreditation Process
Writing the SAR: What to do and what to avoid

09:45 – 10:40

Group Work: Inter-school comparison / Discussion in small groups /Plenary feedback / Q&A

10:40 – 10:50

Coffee break

10:50 – 11:40

Group Work: Internal Consistency / Discussion in small groups / Plenary feedback

11:40 – 12:15

Identifying the main challenges / Plenary feedback / Final Q&A

12:15 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:45

How to prepare and conduct a Peer Review Visit

13:45 – 14:30

‘Lived’ experience from a guest speaker (tbc)

14:30 – 15:00

Wrap-up and closing

Practical information

Seminar Fee

EFMD Full member: € 1000 (+21% VAT)
EFMD Affiliated member: € 1350 (+21% VAT)
Accommodation is not included in this fee

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 4/11/2024, a cancellation administrative fee of € 75 (+ 21% VAT if applicable) 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 the notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.


Le Châtelain Brussels (5 min. walk).
EFMD rate: Executive Deluxe € 169.00 /Junior Suite € 199.00 /excl. breakfast
Breakfast: € 37.00 per day, per person // city taxes: € 9.50 per room per night
cancelation policy: free cancellation or modification up to 24 hours before day of arrival.
How to book: go to webpage ‘Le Chatelain’ add discount code: EFMD

ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain( 8 min. walk)
EFMD Rate: single room € 120.00 incl. breakfast // city taxes: € 4.25
How to book: Send an email to HB638-GM@accor.com or HB638-FO@accor.com with subject: EFMD Global

Networking Dinner

Tue 3 December 19:00 coming soon

Useful Links

Brussels Public Transport
Brussels Tourism Information
Brussels Airport


  • Giuseppe Soda

    Giuseppe Soda

    Associate Director, EQUIS, EFMD Global

    Associate Director, EQUIS, EFMD Global

  • Sofia Salgado

    Sofia Salgado

    Associate Director, EQUIS, EFMD Global

    Associate Director, EQUIS, EFMD Global

  • Susan Hart

    Susan Hart

    Associate Director EQUIS, EFMD Global

    Associate Director EQUIS, EFMD Global



EFMD, 88 Rue Gachard, 1050 Brussels, Belgium



Rue Gachard 88, 1050 Brussels, Belgium


december 3 (tuesday) 10:00 - december 4 (wednesday) 15:00