EQUIS XXL Accreditation Seminar

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 09 Oct 17 09:00
And will end on: 10 Oct 17 17:00

Location: Brussels, Belgium


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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.

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.

More Information



  • Susan Hart, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Alfons Sauquet, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

Guest speakers

  • Jacob Chacko, Dean, College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University
  • Thomas Froehlicher, Director General & Dean, Kedge Business School

Monday 9 October 2017

09:00 – 09:15

Registration & Coffee

09:15 – 09:45

Welcome and Overview
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 of the EQUIS process

09:45 – 11:15

EQUIS Standards and Criteria (I)
Key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the EQUIS Accreditation Board

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

EQUIS Standards and Criteria (II)
Key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the EQUIS Accreditation Board

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

How to Prepare Good EQUIS Documents (I) – Self-Assessment Report
Process Management, Writing Style, Communication with the EQUIS Office, Self-Assessment Report Planning, Data Management, Stakeholder Management

15:00 – 15:45

How to Prepare an Effective Peer Review Visit
Stakeholders briefing and debriefing, Mock Peer Reviews, Peer Reviewer Management, Visit Schedule Preparation, Base Room Preparation

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30

How to Prepare Good EQUIS Documents (II) – Progress Report

16:30 – 17:00

Q&A Session (optional)

17:00 – 19:00

Reading time and free time for participants to return to the hotel

19:00 – 21:30

Networking dinner

Tuesday 10 October 2017

09:00 – 10:30

Working Groups Session
Examination of Documents: Analysis of Self-Assessment Reports and Progress Reports with Datasheet

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:30

Feedback and Group Discussion

12:30 – 13:00

Conclusion of the Process – Peer Review Report and the AB Decision

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

School 1: Accreditation Journey of a 3-Year Accredited School

15:00 – 16:00

School 2: Accreditation Journey of a 5-Year Accredited School

16:00 – 16:30

Conclusion & Wrap Up
Tips for a successful accreditation process

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Registration
  3. Fees and Payment
  4. Accommodation
  5. Dinner
  6. Direction
  7. Tourism and Uselful 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. 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 29 September 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

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).

4. Accommodation Top

Recommended Hotel (at 8 mn 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 8 September 2017 (the link will be provided to you in the organiser’s confirmation mail).
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 11-14 October:

  • €69 in single occupancy, breakfast & VAT included for the night of 8 October 17
  • €139 in single occupancy, breakfast & VAT included for the nights of 9-10 October 17
  • The same fees in double occupancy with additional €15 for the extra breakfast

Please note that the city tax is not included – a supplement of 4,24 € per room per night will apply.

Other hotels in the area:

5. Dinner Top

Participants who register for the EQUIS XXL Accreditation Seminar are invited to join the networking dinner Monday 9 October 2017. The meeting point will be the Lobby of the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton at 18:50.

6. Direction 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 and Useful Links Top

Thinking of a trip in the area before or after the Seminar?

Visit Belgium
Visit Brussels
Brussels airport
Brussels Public Transport
Brussels Tourist Agency
Wallonia Tourism information
Flanders Tourism information
Brussels weather forecast
Belgian railway