EPAS XXL Accreditation Seminar

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 22 Mar 17 09:00
And will end on: 23 Mar 17 17:00

Location: Brussels, Belgium

The Seminar provides in-depth guidance on how to complete the different steps of the EPAS accreditation process successfully. Participants will gain detailed insights into 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 EPAS documents and to let participants gain first-hand insights into the Do’s and Don’ts when managing an EPAS accreditation project.

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

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

More Information



  • David Asch, Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Jens Tøndel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

Guest speakers

  • Mark Farell, Head, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University
  • Marta Karas, BMSF International Accreditations Coordinator, Wroclaw University of Economics

Wednesday 22 March 2017

09:00 – 09:15

Registration & Coffee

09:15 – 09:45

Welcome and Introductions

09:45 – 10:15

EPAS Overview
An overview of the post-eligibility EPAS process

10:15 – 11:15

EPAS Standards and Criteria
Key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the EPAS Accreditation Board

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 13:00

How to prepare good EPAS documents
Process Management, Writing Style, Communication with the EPAS Office, Planning, Data Management, Stakeholder Management

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Sample Self-Assessment Report (SAR) for self-study

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:00

Working Groups Session (I)
Examination of the sample Self-Assessment Report

19:00 – 22:00

Networking dinner

Thursday 23 March 2017

09:00 – 09:30

Working Groups Session (II)
Examination of the sample Self-Assessment Report

09:30 – 11:00

Debriefing of Working Groups

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00

How to prepare an effective Peer Review Visit (PRV)
Stakeholder briefing and debriefing, Mock Peer Reviews, Peer Review management, visit schedule preparation, Base Room preparation

12:00 – 12:30

Conclusion of the Process
The Peer Review Report and the Accreditation Board Decision

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:00

Continuous improvement and progress reporting

14:00 – 15:00

The Accreditation Experience from a School’s Perspective (I)

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15

The Accreditation Experience from a School’s Perspective (II)

16:15 – 17:00

Conclusion & Wrap Up
Tips for a successful accreditation process

Practical Information

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

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

2. Registration Top

Participants should use the online pre-registration form provided here. Following receipt of participant and school details, a confirmation email will be sent 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. Normally, 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 8 March 2017, 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 payment Top
  • Single Rate
    • 1.815€ (1.500€ + 21% VAT) EFMD FULL Members
    • 2.178€ (1.800€ + 21% VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
4. Accommodation Top

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

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 7 February 2017 (the link will be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you submit 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 21-23 March:

  • 189 € in single occupancy, breakfast & VAT included
  • 204 € in double occupancy, breakfast & VAT included

Please note that the city tax is not included – a supplement of 7,15 € per room per night will apply.

Other hotels in the area:

5. Dinner Top

Participants who register for the EPAS XXL Accreditation Seminar are invited to join the networking dinner on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. The meeting point will be the Lobby of the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton at 18:50.

6. Travel Top

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. Tourism Top

Thinking of a trip in the area after the Seminar?

Visit Belgium
Visit Brussels

8. Useful Links Top

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