Event

EQUIS XXL Accreditation Seminar

Hosted by: Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles

The event will start on: 17 Sep 15 07:00
And will end on: 18 Sep 15 15:00

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact:
marielle.vanrenterghem@efmd.org

Attention: this seminar is now FULLY BOOKED !

Content
The Seminar has been designed to provide in-depth guidance on how to complete the different steps of the EQUIS accreditation process successfully. Participants will gain detailed insights on how to compile a Self-Assessment Report, how to organise an effective Peer Review Visit and how to manage the post-accreditation phase including the write-up of progress reports. The objective of the seminar is to move distinctly beyond the EQUIS documents and to let participants gain first-hand insights into the Do’s and Don’ts when managing an EQUIS accreditation project.

Target Group
The Seminar is targeted at institutions already awarded eligibility or accreditation. It is relevant for Accreditation Officers (EQUIS Project Leaders), Deans and Associate Deans in charge of accreditations.

Prerequisites
Participants must already possess a good working knowledge of the EQUIS system, which requires at the very minimum the careful study of the EQUIS documents (Standards & Criteria, Process Manual, Process Manual Annexes) before arriving in Brussels. School representatives looking for an introductory overview of the EQUIS system are explicitly discouraged from registering for this Seminar.

Preregistration
Participants need to use the online preregistration form if they wish to attend the seminar. Following receipt of participant details, the EQUIS office will send an email informing whether the registration will be accepted.

 

More Information

Programme

Speakers:
Michael Osbaldeston, Director, Quality Services, EFMD
Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
Martin Schader, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

Guest speakers:
Peter Moizer, Dean, Leeds University Business School
Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Dean, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles

Thursday, 17 September 2015
9:00 – 9:15 Registration/Coffee
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome & Introduction
9:30 – 10:00 The nature of EQUIS and its benefits for schools going through the accreditation process
  • EQUIS as part of the EFMD Quality Services portfolio
  • An overview on the EQUIS process
10:00 – 10:45 EQUIS Standards and Criteria (I): key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the Awarding Body
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 EQUIS Standards and Criteria (II): key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the Awarding Body
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 How to prepare a good Datasheet
  • Process management
  • Writing style
  • Communication with the EQUIS Office
  • Issues to look out for
  • Analyses of examples
14:30 – 16:00 How to prepare a good Self-Assessment Report (SAR):
  • SAR Planning
  • Data management
  • Stakeholder management
16:00 – 16:30 Distribution of sample Self-Assessment Report(s) and Progress Report(s) for Self-Study
Allocation of groups
16:30 - 17:00 How to prepare a good Progress Report
  Reading time, Free time for participants to return to the hotel
19:00 Networking Dinner

 

Friday, 18 September 2015
09:30 – 11:00 Working Groups session: SAR and Progress Reports analyses
11:00 – 12:00 Debriefing of Working Groups: SARs
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 How to prepare an effective Peer Review Visit (PRV):
  • Stakeholder briefing and debriefing
  • Mock Peer Reviews
  • Peer Reviewer Management
  • Visit schedule preparation
  • Base Room preparation
13:30– 14:00 Conclusion of the process: The PRV and the AB decision
14:00 – 14:45 Debriefing of Working Groups: Progress Reports
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30 The accreditation experience from a School’s perspective
(2 Schools)
16:30 – 17:00 Conclusion, Evaluation… and Q&A
  • The 10 rules for a successful accreditation process

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Fees and Payment
  3. Registration
  4. Accommodation
  5. Dinner
  6. Getting to Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
 
1. Venue

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles
Avenue F. Roosevelt, 21
1050 Brussels - Belgium

 
2. Participation FeeTop
  • Single Rate
    • 1.500€ (21% VAT included) FULL members of EFMD
    • 1.800€ (21% VAT included) AFFILIATED members of EFMD

Fees cover attendance of the Seminar, documentation, meals and refreshments, but do NOT include hotel accommodation. Hotel fees are to be paid to the different hotels upon departure (please refer to the Hotel Information Section below for more details).

 
3. RegistrationTop

Please use the online pre-registration form to register. A maximum of 25 participants will be admitted to the Seminar in order to enable close interaction with the Seminar leaders and speakers. Registration will close as soon as this number has been reached. A maximum of two representatives from the same institution will be admitted to this Seminar.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal before 7 September 2015, a cancellation administrative fee of 90,75€ (21% VAT included) 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 notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

 
4. AccommodationTop

Recommended Hotel (at 2km from the School, 5 minutes by taxi)

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON BRUSSELS
Rue Paul Spaak 15
1000 Brussels, Belgium
T +32 2 645 61 11

Please use the Hotel registration form to get the EFMD group rate available until 31 August 2015 (the link will be provided in the final registration form).
Accommodation is not included in the Seminar participation fee.
The EFMD preferential rate with the Four Points by Sheraton Brussels for this event is for the nights of 16-19 September:

  • 16th & 17th September: The Classic room is at 155 € per night, including breakfast.
  • 18th September: The Classic room is at 79 € per night, including breakfast.
Other hotels in the area:
 
5. DinnerTop

Participants who register for the EQUIS XXL Accreditation Seminar are invited to join the networking dinner on Thursday, 17 September 2015. The meeting point will be the Lobby of the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton at 19:00.

 
6. Getting to Solvay Brussels School of Economics and ManagementTop

Average travel times to EFMD office: (Rue Gachard 88, 1050 Brussels)

  • from Zaventem national airport by taxi: 25-50 min (depending on traffic)
  • from Zaventem national airport by public transportation: 50-70 min (trains from airport to Brussels Midi station or Central station every 15-20 min)
  • from train station Gare du Midi or Gare Centrale by taxi: 15-30 min
  • from train station Gare du Midi or Gare Centrale by public transportation: 20-40 min
More detailed information on how to reach Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management is available here