Overview: In this context of many uncertainties, deans need to rethink their strategy and adapt their institution to the new requirements and demands, while being financially challenged. Every business school is
In this context of many uncertainties, deans need to rethink their strategy and adapt their institution to the new requirements and demands, while being financially challenged. Every business school is going through this rapid transformation in their own context with their own challenges and solutions. More than ever, we need to reach out and help one another.
This Online Workshop for Deans is designed for deans and directors general to hear, discuss, and share in an open and interactive format how you and colleagues have embraced these changes and how institutions have adapted to what some are calling the new normal.
Deans or Director General of the entire institution with overall school management responsibility.
Fees for the entire workshop:
- EFMD Full member: €544,5 (€ 450 + 21%VAT)
- EFMD non-member: € 665,5 (€ 550 + 21%VAT)
Alumni of the Strategic Leadership Programme for Deans:
- € 302,5 (€ 250 + 21%VAT)
Cancellation policy for registrations:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing before 30/09/2020. A cancellation fee of 75€ + 21% VAT will be charged. Thereafter we are unable to refund any fees. As the Online Workshop for Deans is aimed exclusively at directors general/dean of the whole business schools, no substitutes will be accepted.
Please note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before the start of the workshop, you will not have access to the online conference platform.
Monday 26 October
13:00 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
Let’s get to know each other!
14:00 – 16:00
Aim: Managing the business aspects of your business school in this exceptional period is surely very different and difficult. Now more than ever, keeping an eye on finances and structures is critical. In this session, Kai Peters will tackle the business schools’ finances in times of uncertainties.
Discussion group: during the session you will have the opportunity to share and debate in small groups some key elements of business school finances.
- Presenter: Kai Peters, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law, Coventry University, UK
Tuesday 27 October
14:00 – 16:15
Aim: In pre-covid times, institutions had already started to deliver online or blended learning. However, with the pandemic every institution needed to dive quickly into virtual delivery of programmes. But what are the implications? how do you prepare you institution, faculty, staff so quickly? And how do you move forward from here?
Discussion group: during the session, you will have the opportunity to discuss and share you challenges and best practice from your institution.
- Anne Berit Swanberg, Associate Professor, Former Dean Teaching & Learning, BI Norwegian Business School, NO
- Jan Ketil Arnulf, Dean Executive Education, BI Norwegian Business School, NO
Thursday 29 October
14:00 – 16:15
Let’s stop – start and assess what we have done
This pandemic can be seen as a moment to stop and think what we need to stop doing, keep doing or start doing differently. A time as well we need to embrace innovations and make new experiments. So, looking forward from now, what can you say you would have done differently?
You are the speaker in this session. It is designed for you to share experience and get personalized advice from fellow deans on your specific matter. In small groups, lets discuss challenges and learn from each other.
- Moderator: Kai Peters, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law, Coventry University, UK
Friday 30 October
14:00 – 16:15
Leadership Transformation at the Top – how disruption is changing the role of the dean
Impacted by the global disruptors of today, leadership around the world is undergoing a profound change – while remaining a fundamental element when it comes to optimizing organisational performance and success. And so is the role of dean. How has it changed in the past months? Is paying attention to the wellbeing of every constituent of the institution the priority? What is now essential for a dean to be successful and effective? What expectations do people have of deans now – and what attributes and behaviours will stakeholders expect of them in the months and years to come? Let’s discuss the new role of the deans/leaders of institutions that need to re-invent, re-revitalise and re-imagine in order to survive and thrive.
Discussion group: during the session, you will have the opportunity to discuss in small groups the changes in the role of dean and leader of business management institutions.
- Michael Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer at Expert Humans, SG
Speakers for this event
Anne Berit Swanberg
Associate Professor, Former Dean Teaching & Learning, BI Norwegian Business School, NO
Jan Ketil Arnulf
Dean Executive Education, BI Norwegian Business School, NO
Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law, Coventry University, UK
Chief Executive Officer at Expert Humans, SG
26 (Monday) 13:00 - 30 (Friday) 15:00 CET