Event

EQUIS XXL Accreditation Seminar

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 14 Apr 16 13:00
And will end on: 15 Apr 16 21:00

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact:
aurelie.harmand@efmd.org

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 organize 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.

 

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Programme

Speakers:
Susan Hart, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
Ulrich Hommel, Director, Quality Services, EFMD
Martin Schader, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

Guest speakers:
Prof. Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School
Mrs. Florence Lesavre, Director Accreditations & Quality, Audencia Nantes, Ecole de Management

Thursday, 14 April 2016

9:00 – 9:15

Registration/Coffee

9:15 – 9:30

Welcome and Introductions

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 Accreditation Board

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 Accreditation Board

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 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 – 16:15

How to prepare a good Self-Assessment Report (SAR):

  • SAR Planning
  • Data management
  • Stakeholder management

16:15 – 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

17:00 - 19:00

Reading time, Free time for participants to return to the hotel

19:00

Networking Dinner: Chez Oki, Rue Lesbroussart 62, 1050 Ixelles

 

Friday, 15 April 2016

09:30 – 11:00

Working Groups session: SAR and Progress Reports analyses

11:00 – 12:00

Debriefing of Working Groups: SARs

12:00 – 12:30

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

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:00

Conclusion of the process: The PRR and the AB decision

14:00 – 14:45

Debriefing of Working Groups: Progress Reports

14:45 – 15:30

The accreditation experience from a School’s perspective: Mrs. Florence Lesavre, Director Accreditations & Quality, Audencia Nantes, Ecole de Management

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:30

The accreditation experience from a School’s perspective: Prof. Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School

16:30 – 17:00

Conclusion, Evaluation… and Q&A
The 10 rules for a successful accreditation process

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Registration
  3. Fees and Payment
  4. Accommodation
  5. Dinner
  6. Direction
  7. Tourism
  8. Links
 
1. Venue

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

 
2. RegistrationTop

Participants should address an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they wish to attend the Seminar. Following receipt of participant and school details, the EQUIS office will send an email informing whether the registration has been accepted.

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 4 April 2016, a cancellation administrative fee of 90,75€ (75€ + 21% 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.

 
3. Fees and paymentTop Single Rate
  • 1.815€ (1.500€ + 21% VAT) EFMD FULL Members
  • 2.178€ (1.800€ + 21% VAT) 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 Accommodation Section below for more details).
 
4. AccommodationTop

Recommended Hotel (at 8 mn walking distance from EFMD):

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 23 March 2016 (the link will be provided in the 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 13-15 April:

  • 13th & 14th April: The Classic room is at 149€ per night, including breakfast & VAT.
  • 15th April: The Classic room is at 89 € per night, including breakfast & VAT.
Please note that the city tax is not included – a supplement of 4,50 € per room per night will apply.

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, 14 April 2016. The meeting point will be the Lobby of the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton at 18:50

 
6. DirectionTop

Directions and travel times to EFMD Office (Map)
Average travel times to EFMD office: (Rue Gachard 88, 1050 Brussels)

  • from Zaventem national airport by taxi: 25-50 min
  • 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

 

 
7. TourismTop

Thinking of a trip in the area after the Seminar?

Brussels Tourist Office:
Promotion du Tourisme Wallonie - Bruxelles
Rue du Marché aux Herbes 61
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Tel + 32 (0)2 504 03 90

 
8. LinksTop

Brussels airport
Brussels Public Transport
Wallonia Tourism information
Flanders Tourism information
Brussels Tourism information
Brussels weather forecast
Belgian railway