october, 2019

mon07oct(oct 7)09:00fri11(oct 11)14:00The Executive Academy - Europe StreamLeading with impact09:00 - 14:00 (11) UTC+1 Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Details

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.

Context
The Executive Academy journey starts with a preparatory phase, which includes self-study and a comprehensive 360° feedback exercise administered with the support of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

The core of the Executive Academy is a face-to-face week in the selected region, with the maximum of 20 participants admitted to each stream.

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.

The face-to-face week will be followed by a project phase at the participants’ home institutions with support and feedback provided by faculty facilitators and personal coaches.

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.

Application process:

  1. Please download and fill in an application form (PDF).
  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 formally register for the event via the link to the registration form we will send to you.

Pre-programme materials:
All readings, including CCL 360 Assessments, will be available 4 weeks prior to the start of the face-to-face week.

Host

Executive Academy - EFMD GN CEE

Location

Prague, Czech Republic

Time

7 (Monday) 09:00 - 11 (Friday) 14:00 UTC+1

Address

Majestic Plaza Hotel

Štěpánská 33, 110 00 Praha

Programme

Monday 7 October

09:00 – 09:15

Registration

09:15 – 09:30

Welcome by EFMD, Introduction of Executive Academy

  • Jordi Diaz, Director, Executive Academy; Associate Dean, EADA Business School
  • Ulrich Hommel, EFMD & EFMD GN Business Schools Development Director

09:30 – 11:00

Leading Oneself, Self-Leadership
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.

  • Steven Poelmans, Leadership professor at EADA, Spain and Antwerp Management School, Belgium

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 13:00

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.

  • Steven Poelmans

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

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.

  • Steven Poelmans

This session includes half-hour coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

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.

  • Steven Poelmans

This session includes half-hour coffee break

20:00

Welcome dinner

Tuesday 8 October

09:00 – 13:00

Leading Others
Bridging Self-Leadership and Leadership – Competencies
This module will focus on strengthening your competency as a leader of change in the education industry. Based on feedback from the 360 assessment you will understand the perceptions that others have of your leadership style and consider the emotional component of leading people through change initiatives. You will understand your own innate approach to change, the change styles of key stakeholders and means of accelerating the change process.

  • David Dinwoodie

This session includes half-hour coffee break

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 17:00

Leading Others
Feedback and Coaching
During this module, participants will map their professional network and employ tactics to influence across organizational boundaries in order to manage the change agents that are critical to successfully transform their program offerings. They will understand their own innate approach to influencing, and learn about tactics for turning “negativity” into “creative energy” in order to convert “demanding” stakeholders into “committed” ones.

  • David Dinwoodie

17:00 – 18:00

  • Special Guest speaker

Wednesday 9 October

09:00 – 13:00

Leading Successful Programmes
Disruptive innovation in higher education
During this module participants will develop a deeper understanding of how disruptive innovation can impact business education. They practise and implement the “Jobs to Be Done” approach to identify best practices for the achievement of excellence in customer experience / student satisfaction management.

  • Jordi Diaz

This session includes Virtual Session with a special Guest Speaker

  • Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School

This session includes half-hour coffee break

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Disruptive innovation in higher education (cont.)

  • Jordi Diaz

This session includes half-hour coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

Special event

Thursday 10 October

09:00 – 13:00

Leading Successful Programmes
Education with Impact
How do leaders make sure their business schools matter? Who should care? Entrepreneurs? SME? MNEs? Governments? Charities? This session challenges you to think about why are we conducting research and teaching business education the way we do, how we need to change it and what it takes to make an impact – and, it’s not just about the research!

  • Susan Hart

This session includes a half-hour coffee break

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 18:00

Leading Successful Programmes
The Corporate Perspective

  • Rory Simpson

19:30

Closing dinner

Friday 11 October

09:00 – 11:00

Design Thinking for higher education industry
Fostering Resilience in Program Provision: Navigating Between Bureacrats, Mavericks, Black Swans and Gray Rhinos
Teaching & learning executives need to balance a variety of objectives ranging from meeting revenue objectives, maintaining student satisfaction, infusing innovation into program design, and obtaining external recognition in accreditation and rankings. This session will elaborate how participants can meet these challenges in the face of disruptive influences (such as black swans and grey rhinos) and organisational resistance (from bureaucrats, mavericks, and other colleagues). Participants will study the concept of resilience as a handrail for dealing with these issues in a comprehensive manner.

  • Ulrich Hommel

11:00– 11:30

Coffee break

11:30– 12:00

Module closure & Wrap Up by EA Director

  • Jordi Diaz
  • Ulrich Hommel

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

Speakers for this event

  • David Dinwoodie

    David Dinwoodie

    Vice-President at the Center for Creative Leadership, USA

    Vice-President at the Center for Creative Leadership, USA

  • Jordi Diaz

    Jordi Diaz

    Director of Executive Academy, Associate Dean EADA Business School

    Director of Executive Academy, Associate Dean EADA Business School

  • Rory Simpson

    Rory Simpson

    Chief Learning Officer, Telefonica, Spain

    Chief Learning Officer, Telefonica, Spain

  • Steven Poelmans

    Steven Poelmans

    Leadership professor at EADA, Spain and Antwerp Management School, Belgium

    Leadership professor at EADA, Spain and Antwerp Management School, Belgium

  • Susan Hart

    Susan Hart

    Associate Director EFMD, Dean of Durham University Business School

    Associate Director EFMD, Dean of Durham University Business School

  • Ulrich Hommel

    Ulrich Hommel

    Director Business School Development, EFMD & EFMD GN

    Director Business School Development, EFMD & EFMD GN

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