may, 2022

mon09may(may 9)09:00fri13(may 13)14:00Executive Academy – Europe StreamLeading with Impact09:00 - 14:00 (13) CET Location:Prague, Czech Republic

Event Details

The Executive Academy is a state-of-the-art leadership development programme designed specifically to address the needs of senior leadership roles in business schools. It adopts a holistic approach, starting with building a solid foundation through a Leading oneself module, allowing participants to explore in depth their own leadership style, strengths and skills to focus on. It continues with Leading others and Leading programmes/institutions, delving into leadership in the context of the specific institutions and teams, as well as in the context of the current challenges of management education as a whole. The goal of the programme is to equip participants with tools leading to deeper understanding and awareness of their own skills, qualities and purpose and understanding how to align these with their role in their institutions and their teams, in order to thrive as a leader in the digital age business school environment.   

The Executive Academy journey is divided into three phases: 

  • A preparatory phase, which includes self-study and a comprehensive 360° feedback exercise. 
  • A face-to-face week in the selected region, with the maximum of 20 participants admitted to each stream. 
  • A project phase at the participants’ home institutions with support and feedback provided by faculty facilitators and personal coaches. 

Participants will:  

  • Advance through a self-discovery process to better understand their strengths and limitations, which will contribute to the bridging of self-knowledge and self-leadership. 
  • Learn how to drive a strategy-driven programme design and review process, how to manage different performance layers and how to interlink stakeholder expectations and satisfaction. 
  • Understand and implement disruptive strategies in business education and map performance metrics to actions and milestones. 

Target Group: 

Programme Directors, Associate/Assistant Deans of Teaching & Learning, and Senior Program Managers with a complete overview of (though not necessarily direct responsibility for) the entire academic cycle: admissions, programme design & administration, career services, and alumni management. For each stream intake, the Executive Academy also seeks to accept managers of corporate universities or executives of corporate talent management departments to cross-fertilize group learning. Corporate participants can improve their understanding of and their ability to interact with business schools.  

Application process: 

A rigorous and challenging admission process ensures that peer-to-peer interaction in the Executive Academy will be meaningful and ability-enhancing for all participants. 

  1. Please download and fill in the application form below and send it to: exec.academy@efmdglobal.org (with anna.jirova@efmdglobal.org in copy).  
  2. Your application will be reviewed by the EA Director.
  3. You will be interviewed during a 30-minute call with the Programme Stream Leader or EA Director. 
  4. Upon completion of the steps above, the EA Director will submit the recommendation for your admission to a Steering Committee which approves each participant’s enrolment. 
  5. Upon admission, we will ask you to register for the event via the link to the registration form that we will send to you via email. 

Pre-programme materials:  

All readings, including 360 Assessments, will be made available mid April, 2022.

EFMD’s HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

Please refer to the EFMD general policy and local authorities requirements to enter the country.

Registration

Application form

Programme

Monday 9 May 2022

09:00 – 09:15

Registration

09:15 – 09:30

Welcome by EFMD, Introduction of Executive Academy

09:30 – 11:00

Leading Oneself

Introduction – From first to third generation management

This session connects with the socio-economic trends relevant to programme directors and explores 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation management models. Participants are invited to reflect on the current management paradigm characterizing their own organizations in order to successfully navigate the internal culture and politics.

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 13:00

Leading Oneself

Purpose and Self-leadership

This session focuses on the neuroscience of vision and its powerful way of inspiring and steering people through self-leadership, mobilizing faculty, and rallying an inter-disciplinary team around of a sense of purpose.

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

Leading Oneself

Self-Knowledge

This session facilitates self-knowledge through the interpretation of the KLIO-CS cognitive-style questionnaire. This test also allows participants to gain insight into their “brain- dominance”, which determines the way information is processed and related to others, as well as how decisions are made. This is a necessary basis for situational leadership and adapting one’s style and communication to different stakeholders.

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 18:00

Leading Oneself

Self-Leadership – The Brain Balance

Participants focus on the skills of managing stress and harmonizing work, family and personal life. The “BrainBalance” is introduced as a model for taking care of one’s mental and physical energy and thereby increasing focus, efficiency and health. Participants diagnose their sources of stress and related responses while learning emotional regulation techniques for managing stress during peak periods.

20:00 – 22:00

Welcome dinner

Tuesday 10 May 2022

09:00 – 11:00

Leading Others
Introduction. Critical competencies for critical times

In this session, through their individual report, participants gain insight of their potential for developing certain strengths. By establishing a correspondence between strengths and critical competences, participants can generate a blueprint for growing as a leader of change in a time of changes.*

* This assessment will be based on the Teamscope © questionnaire and its associated 360. In order to generate all the individual reports assessments, we need each participant to provide 6 contacts for completing the 360 feedbacks. The model of critical competences for critical times is based on Wooten and James research.

11:15 – 13:00

Leading Others
Intrapersonal competencies: What champions do

In this session we deconstruct the critical behaviours of leaders who champion the different intrapersonal competencies that are critical for navigating a crisis (or critical times). Participants begin to organize the blocks of their blue print.

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

Leading Others
Interpersonal competencies: What champions do

In this session we deconstruct the critical behaviours of leaders who champion the different interpersonal competencies that are critical for navigating a crisis (or critical times). Participants continue to organize the blocks of their blue print.

16:15 – 18:00

Leading Others
Integration. Conclusions and next steps

Participants first analyse some practical experiences (from Eric Kail’s HBR posts). Then they connect their insight from the report, the critical competencies and sketch the roadmap to improve one intrapersonal and one interpersonal competency.*

* The posts will be handed during the session

19:00 – 22:00

Special Event

Wednesday 11 May 2022

09:00 – 13:00

Leading Successful Programmes and Institutions
Building People Capabilities in the Digital Age

The defining attributes of the 21st century economy and the fourth industrial revolution are

innovation, technology, globalization, the pandemic and rapid pace of change. Therefore, every person needs to be upskilled or reskilled over the next decade to stay employable. In this workshop, we will address several themes including:

  • The key drivers for people capability development
  • The most important competencies for the future
  • Why do most leadership development programs fail?
  • Effective people development practices?

This session includes half-hour coffee break

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Capstone Project Sharing Session

16:00 – 18:00

Special event

Thursday 12 May 2022

09:00 – 13:00

Leading Successful Programmes and Institutions
Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education

After a period when the most important thing was ensuring continuity, gaining efficiency and improving the learning experience for both students & professors, it is now time for academic leaders to establish a clear innovation and growth plan for their programs, services and even business models. During this module participants will develop a deeper understanding of how disruptive innovation can impact business education.
In a complete peer-learning spirit, participants will engage in a discussion on the future of the industry, the future of their institutions and the future of themselves as leaders of this newly reimagined reality.
Each participant will be invited to refrain their survival mode and to practise and implement the “Jobs to Be Done” approach to identify best practices for the achievement of excellence in customer experience / student satisfaction management.

This session includes half-hour coffee break

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 18:00

Leading Successful Programmes and Institutions
Leading the Sustainability Transformation

Today, business is expected to play an important role in the sustainable development of society. Sustainable transformation of business is key for this objective, and this decade had been described by many as the decade for action. Of course, everything starts with education. We need business schools to integrate sustainable thinking and teaching at all levels in the curricula, so as to train a new generation of decision makers aware of societal problems and able to make sustainable decisions in the long term. This interactive workshop is designed to:

  • Understand the latest thinking about corporate sustainability
  • Discuss approaches and emerging best practices for the integration of sustainability into business school curricula
  • Debate capabilities and relevant stakeholders
  • Identify strategic challenges to overcome, priorities and opportunities for marking real impact

This session includes half-hour coffee break

19:30 – 21:30

Closing Dinner

Friday 13 May 2022

09:00 – 13:00

Leading Successful Programmes and Institutions
Fostering Resilience in Program Provision: How to Benefit from Disruption and Change

Teaching & learning executives need to deal with a variety of challenges in their day-to-day work ranging from meeting enrolment targets, maintaining student satisfaction, to encouraging innovation in design and delivery and improving key quality parameters (e.g., intake selectivity, placement outcomes) relevant for achieving external recognition in accreditation and rankings.

This session will elaborate how participants can meet these challenges in the face of disruptive influences that may at times even exponentiate each other (for instance, when considering the joint effect of technological change and the COVID pandemic). The key question to be explored: How can T&L operations adopt a pro-active posture to potentially benefit from uncertainty and change (relative to more passive rivals).

The session will adopt a multi-layered approach. Starting from a discussion of the nuts and bolts of risk management, the session will explore avenues for improving operational resilience to facilitate the recovery from disruption plus the realization of competitive gains. Finally, participants will investigate how they can overcome organizational resistance to resilience enhancement encountered in their home institutions, often embedded in bureaucratic rituals and leadership conventions.

This session includes half-hour coffee break

12:00 – 13:00

Module closure by Executive Academy Director

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Practical information

Programme fees

  • EARLY BIRD through 8 April 2022
    • € 4,000 & 21% VAT
  • REGULAR FEE as of 9 April 2022
    • €4,500 & 21% VAT

 The tuition fee excludes travel expenses and local accommodation.

For more information about available scholarships, please contact Anna Jirova.

Registration

After being admitted to the programme, you will receive a special registration link to indicate billing details, dietary requirements and your attendance in the social programme.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing before 18 April 2022. A cancellation fee of 75 will be charged if the cancelation is made before 18 April 2022. After this date, we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as we receive notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Venue & contact

The training will take place at:

Hotel Majestic Plaza

Štěpánská 33, 11000 Prague (Czechia)

Contact: 420 221 486 100

Accommodation

The training programme will take place in hotel Majestic Plaza (Štěpánská 33, Prague 1, 11000). We have secured a limited number of rooms for the programme participants for a price of 120 EUR/night, with breakfast included.

If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, please make sure to book your room through this link by 8 April 2022.

As of 9 April, please use the regular website form.

In case you would like to choose your own accommodation you can of course do so. In that scenario, please make sure to remember that the location of the programme is Štěpánská 33, so you book a place that is not too far away and easily accessible by public transport.

Social programme

Those who register for the Executive Academy are invited to join dinners on Monday, 9 May and Thursday, 12 May 2022.

Participants will also be invited to join a special social programme on Tuesday 10 May and Wednesday 11 May.

The meeting point for all events is the lobby of hotel Majestic Plaza.

Transportation

Getting from the airport:

Václav Havel Airport Prague (formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport) is located 10 km from Prague.

Taxi: The easiest way to get to the hotel from airport is by taxi.

Order a taxi – average price is 18 to 25 EUR

AAA Taxi – 420 222 333 222

Uber: https://www.uber.com/cs/cities/prague/

Liftago: https://www.liftago.com/cs

Public transport:

The best way to get to the city centre from the airport by public transport is to take a bus number 119 to Nádraží Veleslavín where you can change to a green line of the Prague metro.

Second option is to take a bus number 100 to Zličín, where you can change for a yellow line of Prague metro.

Both lines meet in the city centre.

To search for best public transport connection, you can visit www.idos.cz or download the idos app on your phone.

You can find more information on the Prague public transport system here.

Public transport fares:

http://www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague/

Where to buy public transport tickets:

  • Public Transport counters in Arrival Halls of Terminals 1 & 2 (from 7 am to 10 pm)/ Vending machines located at a bus stop
  • Vending machines located in metro stations and most of bus and tram stops
  • SMS ticket – send to 902 06

‘DPT32’ (90-minutes ticket)

‘DPT24’ (30-minutes ticket)

‘DPT110’ (24-hour ticket)

‘DPT310’ (72-hour ticket)

Tourist information

If you plan to arrive earlier or extend your stay in Prague, see the links below for more information on places of interest.

1 EUR = approximately 25 CZK

Credit cards are widely accepted in many places like restaurants, hotels, and shopping malls. ATM machines are available in front of most of the bank offices and other public places.

Please note that the exchange stations at the airport charge a high fee when exchanging currencies. We recommend going to another exchange point within Prague city centre.

https://www.exchange.cz/

EFMD's health & safety policy for in-person attendance

Please refer to the EFMD general policy and local authorities requirements to enter the country.

Speakers

  • Carles Brugarolas Manzaneque

    Carles Brugarolas Manzaneque

    Head of the Strategy, Leadership & People, EADA Business School, ES

    Head of the Strategy, Leadership & People, EADA Business School, ES

  • Janet Shaner

    Janet Shaner

    President, Top10 Learning Solutions

    President, Top10 Learning Solutions

  • Jordi Diaz

    Jordi Diaz

    Dean, EADA Business School, ES

    Dean, EADA Business School, ES

  • Mette Sjöberg Anthonsen

    Mette Sjöberg Anthonsen

    Coach (PCC), External Relations, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, Sweden

    Coach (PCC), External Relations, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, Sweden

  • Paolo Taticchi

    Paolo Taticchi

    Professor in Strategy and Sustainability, School Deputy Director (Global engagement, MBA, Executive Education), UCL School of Management

    Professor in Strategy and Sustainability, School Deputy Director (Global engagement, MBA, Executive Education), UCL School of Management

  • Raquel Rubio

    Raquel Rubio

    Solutions Director, Mind Gym

    Solutions Director, Mind Gym

  • Steven Poelmans

    Steven Poelmans

    Professor of Neuromanagement & Strategic Leadership, Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp, Belgium

    Professor of Neuromanagement & Strategic Leadership, Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Ulrich Hommel

    Ulrich Hommel

    Managing Director, XOLAS; Professor of Finance, EBS University of Business & Law

    Managing Director, XOLAS; Professor of Finance, EBS University of Business & Law

  • Yvonne Carlisle

    Yvonne Carlisle

    Head of Department, Human Resource Management, Head of International Affairs, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

    Head of Department, Human Resource Management, Head of International Affairs, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

Host

Executive Academy - EFMD GN CEE

Location

Prague, Czech Republic

Time

may 9 (monday) 9:00 - may 13 (friday) 14:00 CET

Address

Majestic Plaza Hotel

Štěpánská 33, 110 00 Praha