september, 2019

mon30sep(sep 30)13:00wed02oct(oct 2)14:15qi2 WORKSHOP: qUALITY, iNTERNATIONALISATION, iMPACT13:00 - (october 2) 14:15 EEST Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Event Details

Achieving excellence by interlinking the quality, internationalisation and impact agendas

The workshop will help participants to think strategically about the positioning of degree programmes in their home institutions. They will explore what the key drivers of quality are and how a developmental focus on the international perspective and (business and societal) impact can help to achieve (international) market recognition.

The Learning journey
The workshop consists of three parts:

Day 1 will cover the fundamentals of managing degree programmes including how to establish an effective system of intended learning outcomes that is effective in shaping student learning, as well as a sufficiently detailed system of quality assurance with robust programme review processes. Participants will also explore how to best coordinate organizational units involved in the delivery of the degree. At the end of the first day, the main theme of the second day will be launched – how transversal programme features can help shape the competitive positioning of degree programmes.

Day 2 will focus on three transversal pillars that also play a central role in EQUIS and EPAS accreditations: internationalisation; corporate relevance & engagement (business impact); and ethics, responsibility & sustainability (societal impact). Participants will explore how to convert developmental ambitions into concrete action plans and what performance metrics can be used to guide these efforts. The day will close with the review of a best practice example, a business school that moved from a teaching-focused school to the premier ranks of triple-accredited institutions.

Day 3 will serve two purposes. Most importantly, participants will be asked to relate the workshop discussions to their personal professional achievements and will start building an action plan for improving the positioning of degree programmes in their institutions. The final session of the workshop will link the discussions up to that point to the EFMD accreditation frameworks, EQUIS and EPAS, and seek to answer the provocative question whether these frameworks provide minimum thresholds, general guideposts, development destinations or a compass for developmental wayfinding.

Technology will be reshaping the delivery of degree programmes rather fundamentally in the future. This aspect is therefore covered transversally in all workshop sessions.

Learning objectives
In this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the role of an integrated learning outcome system for managing the students’ learning experience;
  • Learn how to shape content coverage, pedagogical approaches and quality assurance to keep degree programmes on a quality improvement trajectory;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding how the coordination between academic departments, programme management teams, and quality assurance officers is influencing performance and development of degree programmes;
  • Understand how transversal programme features such as internationalisation, corporate relevance & engagement and social impact are shaping the competitive positioning of degree programmes as well as the ability to achieve international accreditation;
  • Learn how to measure and manage internationalisation, corporate relevance & engagement as well as the societal dimension of degree programmes;
  • Link the workshop content to their own professional achievements and sketch an action plan to implement workshop learning.

Target group
The qi2 workshop has been designed for programme directors, programme managers, faculty involved in the management and governance of degree programmes, quality assurance officers and related professional roles.

Host

Taltech Mektory Centre

Location

Tallinn, Estonia

Time

September 30 (Monday) 13:00 - October 2 (Wednesday) 14:15 EEST

Address

TalTech Mektory Centre

Raja 15,
 12618 Tallinn,
 Estonia

Programme

Monday, 30 September

12:45 – 13:00

Registration

13:00 – 13:30

Welcome & Introduction

  • Ulrich Hommel, Director of Business School Development, EFMD Global Network, Switzerland
  • Enn Listra, Dean, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia

13:30 – 15:00

Quality of Degree Provision – The Learning Perspective
This session will demonstrate how to design and manage the journey from intended to achieved learning outcomes; it will detail effective means of moving beyond compliance to truly impacting the students’ learning experience.

  • Sami Saarenketo, Dean, School of Business and Management, LUT University, Finland

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00

Quality of Degree Provision – The Management Perspective
This session will cover the core elements of managing degree programmes – coordination of content coverage, mix of pedagogical methods, and the coordination of in-/out-of-class learning incl. blended learning; participants will learn how formalized programme design and review processes as well as the systematic inclusion of external stakeholder perspectives can support a continuous process of quality improvement.

  • Sami Saarenketo, Dean, School of Business and Management, LUT University, Finland

17:00 – 17:15

Coffee break

17:15 – 18:15

Quality of Degree Provision – The Transversal Design Perspective
This session will highlight why the transversal design features “internationalization”, “corporate relevance and impact” and “societal impact” play a central role in the competitive positioning of degree programmes; participants will learn how the cooperation of faculty, programme management and the quality assurance department can and should be effected to credibly establish these transversal features.

  • Sami Saarenketo, Dean, School of Business and Management, LUT University, Finland

19:00 – 22:30

Exploration of Tallinn & Networking dinner

Tuesday, 1st October

09:00 – 10:30

Transversal Pillar 1: Internationalisation
Participants will learn what it takes to internationalise degree programmes and why enhancing passport and experience diversity in the classroom or facilitating student mobility is by far not enough. With concrete examples, this session will explore how the students’ intercultural awareness can be sharpened and eventually embedded in their professional DNA. It will be further discussed what linkages are necessary between school strategy, faculty profile and the School’s programme offer to truly create an international learning experience.

  • Enn Listra, Dean, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia
  • Ivana Marinkovic, Director Central & Eastern Europe, EFMD Global Network, Czech Republic

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Transversal Pillar 2: Societal Impact
The session will explore the increasing importance of business schools serving as “good citizens” in their wider communities; intellectual, organisational and economic contributions in the areas of Ethics, Responsibility & Sustainability (ERS) can help to address emergent societal challenges, which is nowadays also recognized within international quality assurance frameworks; participants will explore how the ERS agenda can be a core driver of institutional change and a key input into degree programme updating.

  • Ulrich Hommel, Director of Business School Development, EFMD Global Network, Switzerland

12:30 – 13:15

Lunch

13:15 – 14:00

TalTech Mektory Centre tour

14:15 – 15:45

Transversal Pillar 3: Corporate Impact & Engagement
The session will convey why corporate engagement on the programme level can serve as the core of an institutional impact & relevance strategy; participants will learn how to engage with corporate partners and which approaches are particularly effective; the discussion will also challenge conventional thinking that relevance is sufficiently established by merely confronting academic methodologies with practitioner perspectives in the classroom.

  • Baback Yazdani, Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 18:15

Leading for Change and ‘Getting the Job Done’
Participants will trace the development journey of Nottingham Business School from a teaching-focused to a triple-accredited institution, which is now internationally recognized for its teaching excellence and its impact in the academic and non-academic sphere.

  • Baback Yazdani, Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

19:30 – 22:30

Networking dinner

Wednesday, 2nd October

09:00 – 11:00

I AM PROUD OF IT!
The session will help to identify and share “best practice” among workshop participants in relation to the transversal pillars of degree programme positioning. Group work will enable participants to draw up an implementable action plan to further their schools’ development agendas re. degree programmes.
Moderated by:

  • Ulrich Hommel, Director of Business School Development, EFMD Global Network, Switzerland
  • Ivana Marinkovic, Director Central & Eastern Europe, EFMD Global Network, Czech Republic

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

International Accreditation – “Law of the Land” or …?
The final session of the workshop will discuss the role of accreditation frameworks as handrails of institutional development. With reference to the EQUIS and EPAS systems – both based on the transversal pillars discussed in this workshop – participants will explore whether accreditation can be a destination, a compass, a guidepost, a minimum threshold, or possibly all in one.

  • Ulrich Hommel, Director of Business School Development, EFMD Global Network, Switzerland

13:00 – 13:15

Wrap-Up

  • Ulrich Hommel, Director of Business School Development, EFMD Global Network, Switzerland
  • Enn Listra, Dean, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch

Speakers for this event

  • Baback Yazdani

    Baback Yazdani

    Dean, Nottingham Business, School Nottingham Trent University

    Dean, Nottingham Business, School Nottingham Trent University

  • Enn Listra

    Enn Listra

    Dean, School of Business and Governance Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)

    Dean, School of Business and Governance Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)

  • Ivana Marinkovic

    Ivana Marinkovic

    Director Central & Eastern Europe, EFMD Global Network, Czech Republic

    Director Central & Eastern Europe, EFMD Global Network, Czech Republic

  • Sami Saarenketo

    Sami Saarenketo

    Dean, School of Business and Management, LUT University, Finland

    Dean, School of Business and Management, LUT University, Finland

  • Ulrich Hommel

    Ulrich Hommel

    Director of Business School Development, EFMD Global Network

    Director of Business School Development, EFMD Global Network

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