Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (AP/EMEA)
Each day 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central European Time | 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Singapore Standard Time
Join a cohort of peers in virtual learning facilitated by globally recognized Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) experts. Build skills and network in an interactive event focused on understanding the CIR process, documentation, and application, including tables. Learn how to undergo a successful continuous improvement review visit through group interactions, breakout sessions, and targeted discussions.
Designed for accredited schools, the Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) Seminar will prepare your administrators for the CIR process from the first year of the cycle to the CIR visit. AACSB recommends that you attend this seminar two years before a scheduled visit.
Engage in interactive discussions on the foundation of accreditation and review the philosophy of the principles-based 2020 accreditation standards with your peers, giving particular focus to changes in the standards. Explore the CIR philosophy and each component of the CIR report from the lens of your school, and examine how your school’s strategies and outcomes relate to engagement, innovation, and impact.
Learn about the expectations of the key accreditation committees and the peer review team to better understand their purpose and how they fit into your CIR process.
Build your peer network while developing the best strategy for your school’s upcoming continuous improvement review.
- Develop a deeper understanding of the philosophy behind the CIR process
- Learn to prepare a CIR application and CIR report, including tables
- Explore the elements of a successful CIR process
- Review the CIR timeline
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of the applicant, team member, and committee
- Learn possible recommendation outcomes, such as extension of accreditation and a CIR2
Ihsan Zakri, AACSB International
Ihsan Zakri serves as a Regional Head of Middle East and Africa at AACSB International. Ihsan works with both the Executive vice president/Chief Officer Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Chief Accreditation officer to develop and implement integrated accreditation and member service and engagement initiatives in the EMEA region. Ihsan has been with AACSB since 2016 and he played an important role in engaging schools in the region within AACSB’s Business Education Alliance, and in his role as accreditation liaison, he has supported the success of the 32 accredited schools, as well over 30 schools in the Middle East and Africa currently in the accreditation process. Ihsan has an international background in higher education, program and Institutional accreditation and business and program development. He gained extensive experience in accreditation and EU funded projects before joining AACSB. Ihsan has earned a Master’s degree in Social Sciences with a concentration on the Middle East from Lund University, Sweden, and served as a faculty member at the university of Amsterdam before joining AACSB.
Who Should Attend
Accredited members, newly accredited members, members whose CIR visit is coming up in the next two to three years, and CIR team members.
Gain actionable insights in two, 3.5-hour live lessons with a cohort of your peers and facilitators. Pre-and post-work will allow you to maximize your time in the classroom. This course will be delivered via AACSB's Learning Portal and Zoom. You will have access to the event for 90 days from the seminar date.
For more information, please contact [email protected].