Event

2014 EFMD Career Services Conference

Hosted by: Porto Business School

The event will start on: 19 Nov 14 17:00
And will end on: 21 Nov 14 13:30

Location: Porto, Portugal
Contact:
virginie.heredia-rosa@efmd.org

Theme
Empower your Career Services

Target Group
Directors of career services and business school staff involved in the strategic decisions of career services

 

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Programme

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
17:00 Bus Transfer from Tiara Park Atlantic/Crowne Plaza Hotel (Av. Boavista 1466, 4100 – 114 Porto) to Porto Business School (Avenida Fabril do Norte 425, 4460-312 Matosinhos)
17:30 – 20:00 Registration
18:00 - 18:10 Welcome Session
  • Jorge Farinha, Vice-Dean, Porto Business School, PT
  • Nadine Burquel, Director Business School Services, EFMD
18:10 – 20:00 Ice-Breaking Activity 
Human bingo is an icebreaker that helps you to learn interesting facts about the other conference participants. Human Bingo follows ordinary bingo rules, except that the game is played while mingling in a room looking for specific "participants" characteristics. You will probably have spoken to everyone else in the room by the time you finish it. Objective: you have to wander around the room and obtain the signatures of participants who have the facts listed on the bingo sheet. To win Human Bingo, you must obtain unique signatures to get 5 boxes in a row: horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Once you obtain 5 in a row, you should shout, “BINGO!”
  • Elise Kamphuis, Corporate relations and internships manager, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Groningen, NL
20:00 – 22:00 Welcome Reception at Porto Business School
22:00 Bus Transfer from Porto Business School (Avenida Fabril do Norte 425, 4460-312 Matosinhos) to Tiara Park Atlantic/ Crowne Plaza Hotel (Av. Boavista 1466, 4100 – 114 Porto)

 

Thursday, 20 November 2014
8:00 Bus Transfer from Tiara Park Atlantic/Crowne Plaza Hotel (Av. Boavista 1466, 4100 – 114 Porto) to Porto Business School (Avenida Fabril do Norte 425, 4460-312 Matosinhos)
8:30 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome
  • Host: Nuno de Sousa Pereira, Dean, Porto Business School, PT
  • Julio Urgel, Deputy Director General, Operations and Quality, EFMD
Chairperson: Hannah Larsson, Career Services, University of Gothenburg, SE
9:30 – 11:00 Plenary I - How to go from Dreaming to Doing 
How do we insure the success of our great ideas and splendid plans? What happens when we try to bring our dreams from visionary reality into physical reality? What often stops us or makes our journey more difficult than we thought it would be? And, most importantly, what can we do to remedy this situation? Join us in an exploration of "Trouble at the Border"…a condition that almost always develops when we begin to take action on a goal or dream. See why this phenomenon almost always occurs, no matter how motivated or intelligent we are. And discover the three definite actions we can take to make this "border crossing" much easier for ourselves as well as for those we serve.
  • Maria Nemeth, Founder and Director, Academy for Coaching, US
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Best Practice Session: Best Tool or Strategy
For this session, we will expect participants to send in advance the description of one best tool or strategy that is being used in their institution to make their career services more effective' (maximum 1 page A4). During the workshop, participants will be have the time to discuss/share these best practices."
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Plenary II – Sales Management Tools for Careers Professionals
Aim: The session will explore how beneficial it is for career services team members to be trained as sales persons. Could this help increasing the ratio of companies visited to numbers of effective job offers to students? After the presentation, participants will split into groups to reflect and discuss the topics (40 minutes discussion).
  • William Dávila, Chief Commercial Officer, StudyPortals, NL
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Plenary III – Story Telling
Aim: To learn what Storytelling is, and how it can be used in the specific area of Career Management. Better than communication or presentation techniques, Storytelling is inspiring and makes your messages memorable.
Human beings are naturally wired for storytelling. We tell stories every day to make sense of our world, share knowledge and values, inspire, digest the past and plan the future. We do so even without knowing it. Imagine the power you can unleash once you start listening, questioning and telling consciously.
After the presentation, participants will split in groups to reflect and discuss on the topics (40 minutes discussion)..
  • Eva Snijders, Storyteller, ES
18:30 Bus Transfer from Porto Business School (Avenida Fabril do Norte 425, 4460-312 Matosinhos) to Dinner venue
19:30 – 22:30 Dinner at VINUM Restaurant and Wine (Barmais Rua do Agro 281, Porto)
23:00 Bus Transfer from VINUM Restaurant and Wine (Barmais Rua do Agro 281, Porto), to Tiara Park Atlantic/Crowne Plaza Hotel (Av. Boavista 1466, 4100 – 114 Porto)

 

Friday, 21 November 2014
8:00 Bus Transfer from Tiara Park Atlantic/Crowne Plaza Hotel (Av. Boavista 1466, 4100 – 114 Porto) to Porto Business School (Avenida Fabril do Norte 425, 4460-312 Matosinhos)
9:00 – 11:00 Plenary IV – Employers and Recruitment Strategy Panel
Aim: The session will start with the presentation of the recruiter survey from GMAC and will follow with a discussion of two companies representatives and two deans of business schools. The companies will look at the gap between what a student is able to do after graduating and what are the exceptions of the company. And the deans will discuss school’s strategy for employability.
  • Michelle Sparkman-Renz, Director of Research Communications, GMAC, US
  • Janka Stoker, Vice-Dean Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, NL
  • Nuno de Sousa Pereira, Dean, Porto Business School, PT
  • Laura Tarragona Sáez, Head of Unit, Communication & Attractiveness, EPSO
  • Pedro Soveral Rodrigues, Head of Human Resources, Sonae Sierra, PT
Moderated by Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Executive Director of Career Services, IE Business School, Law School and University, SP
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Plenary V – Strategic Planning for Long-Term Success
Career centers are working harder than ever to achieve their goals but we often forget about positioning our organizations for the future. In our demanding and ever-changing environment, setting priorities for three to five years can seem impossible, much less staying on track to achieve them, but charting a clear path for the future is critical. This session will highlight a step-by-step strategic planning process and provide techniques and tools to help turn your plan from words on paper to a reality that is relevant to your current mission and priorities. Participants will engage in activities and discussions to apply these techniques, as well as receive a tookit of materials. How can you help your organization embrace the future rather than fear it? This session outlines proven strategic planning processes that gain staff buy-in and help your organization move forward. After the presentation, participants will split in groups to reflect and discuss on the topics (40 minutes discussion).
  • Melanie Parker, Executive Director, MIT Global Education & Career Development
13:00 – 13:30 Wrap-up and Presentation to Next Year’s Meeting
  • Chairperson: Hannah Larsson, Career Services, University of Gothenburg, SE
  • Harry Garretsen, Dean Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, NL
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 Bus Transfer from Porto Business School (Avenida Fabril do Norte 425, 4460-312 Matosinhos) to Tiara Park Atlantic/ Crowne Plaza Hotel (Av. Boavista 1466, 4100 – 114 Porto)

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contact at Porto Business School
  3. Registration
  4. Fees and Payment
  5. Accommodation
  6. Transportation
  7. Tourism
  8. Links
 
1. Venue

Porto Business School
Avenida Fabril do Norte, 425
4460-312 Matosinhos
Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 41.182873,-8.654078 

 
2. Contact at Porto Business SchoolTop

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3. RegistrationTop

Please click here for the online registration form (coming soon)

 
4. Fees and paymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD UNTIL 20th June 2014
    • 600€ (+23% Portuguese VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • 750€ (+23% Portuguese VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 900€ (+23% Portuguese VAT) non members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE UNTIL 3rd October 2014
    • 700€ (+23% Portuguese VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • 850€ (+23% Portuguese VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 1000€ (+23% Portuguese VAT) non members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER 3rd October 2014 (payment by credit card ONLY)
    • 800€ (+23% Portuguese VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • 950€ (+23% Portuguese VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 1100€ (+23% Portuguese VAT) non members of EFMD

PLEASE NOTE that the fees have not increased, but we are obliged by European law to add 23% VAT, since the event is taking place in Portugal.

Cancellation policy date: 3rd October 2014
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If MCI, EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 3rd October 2014, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ + VAT 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.

 
5. AccommodationTop

EFMD has secured rooms in the following hotel for the conference:

Tiara Park Atlantic Porto
Address: Av. Boavista 1466 . 4100 – 114 Porto – Portugal
Tel +351 226 072 513
Fax +351 226 003 214

Room Rate Single Deluxe: 105 EUR
Room Rate Double Deluxe: 120 EUR
Includes taxes & services, buffet breakfast, porterage, fitness room access, Wifi

Should you decide to book your room at the hotel, please process your reservation through the registration platform by selecting the nights in the corresponding section. Furthermore, please note that a one-night deposit payment is required to guarantee your room. The fee(s) for the remaining night(s) will be paid at the hotel directly.

Reservation deadline 22 September 2014 – after this date, rooms and availability cannot be guaranteed
Cancellation deadline: 22 September 2014 – after that the stay is charged in full

 
6. Direction to reach Porto Business School or the hotel(s)Top

From Airport to Porto Business School: Metro: E line towards Estádio do Dragão.
Get off at Sete Bicas station (8 stops). You’ve arrived at Porto Business School (1 min walking).

Trip Costs
Taxi: Approximately 11 minutes for 13.45€ (with luggage and without call)
Metro: Regular ticket, purchase a Z3 ticket for 1,50€

 
7. TourismTop

Porto Tourist office
Porto Business School website

 
8. LinksTop

Porto Airport
Weather in Porto