EPAS XXL Accreditation Seminar
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.
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.
- David Asch, Director, Quality Services, EFMD
- Jens Tøndel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
- 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
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
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
16:30 – 17:00
Working Groups Session (I)
Examination of the sample Self-Assessment Report
19:00 – 22:00
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
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
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
rue Gachard 88 (4th floor)
1050 Brussels - Belgium
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.
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.
- Single Rate
- 1.815€ (1.500€ + 21% VAT) EFMD FULL Members
- 2.178€ (1.800€ + 21% VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
Recommended Hotel (at 8 min 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 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:
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.
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