Event

Strategic Leadership Programme for Deans

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 24 Oct 17 19:30
And will end on: 27 Oct 17 16:00

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact:
Virginie.heredia-rosa@efmd.org

Overview:
The Strategic Leadership Programme 2017 provides an ideal platform for learning and sharing best practice and for establishing and fostering a powerful international network of deans and directors as a lasting resource for ideas, exchanges, joint actions and mutual support.

Please note that the programme will be limited to 20 participants.

Aim of the programme
The new Strategic Leadership Programme 2017 brings together new deans and directors of business schools with experienced leaders of excellent business schools to discuss developing and implementing strategies in a combination of case studies/experience sharing, intensive discussions and workshops on problems faced by participants.

The focus of the program is on five interconnected, central themes that any dean and director faces in one or the other form, and with priorities that may vary between business schools and over time. Hesburgh (1999: 59) noted:

"To be great, an academic institution needs a great faculty, a great student body, and great facilities. In order to have all these things, it needs substantial endowment, which means you have to learn how to raise money - lots of it. And finally, a great university needs to be imbued with a great spirit, which is an inspirational and cohesive kind of ambience, and not just a lot of separate parts that operate around a central heating plant."

The five themes, with sub-themes that obviously cannot all be addressed, are:

  • Managing faculty (e.g. recruitment, retention, remuneration, research support, teaching and learning support, promotion, tenure, stars, developing junior faculty, teaching-research nexus)
  • Students (e.g. selection, tests and interviews, international students, class-size, curriculum, extra-curricular services, career services, disciplinary issues, plagiarism, work load)
  • Providing facilities (e.g. campus location, class-room design, physical identity, technology, administrative structures, security)
  • Managing revenue and costs, and raising funds (e.g. fee structure, sponsorship, cost management, executive education, government support, financial viability of programs, corporate links)
  • Creating and fostering identity and spirit (e.g. vision, mission, unique value proposition, reputation management, media, social media, internal communication, alumni network, advisory boards, meetings, events, involvement with communities, international partnerships, rankings and accreditations)

Obviously, the latter two have an overarching importance for the former three challenges.

Deans and directors participating in the programme are expected to present practical strategic challenges - present or past - from their own institutions in innovative "What-could-I-do" sessions.

Target group:
Newly appointed Deans or Director General of the entire institution with overall school management responsibility.

 
More Information

Programme

Tuesday 24 October 2017

19:30 – 21:30

Networking dinner

Wednesday 25 October 2017

09:00 – 09:20

Welcome EFMD

09:20 – 10:20

Session: Identity and spirit of a business school

10:20 – 10:40

Coffee break

10:40 – 11:40

Workshop: What could I have done better ?
Case: Managing a reputation desaster. What could I have done instead?

11:40 – 12:30

Feedback Discussion: Identity and spirit of a business school

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Session: Faculty, teaching and research

15:10 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

Workshop: What could I have done better ?

16:30 – 17:20

Feedback Discussion: Faculty, teaching and research

17:20 – 17:30

Outcome of day

19:30 – 22:00

Informal Dinner

Thursday 26 October 2017

09:00 – 09:10

Introduction of the day

09:10 – 10:10

Session: Education portfolio and curriculum

10:10 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30

Workshop: What could I have done better ?

11:30 – 12:30

Feedback Discussion: Education portfolio and curriculum

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Session: Vision, strategy, facilities

15:10 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

Workshop: What could I have done better ?

16:30 – 17:20

Feedback Discussion: Vision, strategy, facilities

17:20 – 17:30

Outcome of day

19:30 – 22:00

Informal Dinner

Friday 27 October 2017

09:00 – 09:20

Introduction of the day

09:20 – 10:20

Session: Managing revenue and costs

10:20 – 10:40

Coffee break

10:40 – 11:40

Workshop: What could I have done better ?

11:40 – 12:30

Feedback Discussion: Managing revenue and costs

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Workshop: Open Forum, any issues, feedback on the program

15:10 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

Closing Remarks

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Registration
  3. Fees and Payment
  4. Accommodation
  5. Links
 
1. Venue

EFMD
rue Gachard 88 (4th floor)
1050 Brussels - Belgium

 
2. Registration Top

NOTE that this programme is only for those with chief executive (top management) responsibility and authority in their institution. In other words, we only accept registrations for the Dean of the school, the Director General, the President, the Rector, the Managing Director of the school itself

A maximum of 20 participants will be admitted to the programme in order to enable close interaction with the speakers and participants. Registration will close as soon as this number has been reached.

Participants should use the online registration from provided above. EFMD will confirm registration within a few days after reception of registration.

 
3. Fees and payment Top
  • EARLY BIRD until 19 June 2017
    • EFMD Full member: € 3751 (€ 3100 + 21%VAT)
    • EFMD Affiliated member: € 3993 (€ 3300 + 21%VAT)
    • EFMD non- member: € 4114 (€ 3400 + 21%VAT)
  • NORMAL FEE as from 20 June 2017
    • EFMD Full member: € 4114 (€ 3400 + 21%VAT)
    • EFMD Affiliated member: € 4356 (€ 3600 + 21%VAT)
    • EFMD non- member: € 4477 (€ 3700 + 21%VAT)
 
4. Accommodation Top

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5. Links Top

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