Strategic Planning Seminar (AP/EMEA)
Each day 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central European Time | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Singapore Standard Time
Engage in workshop-style sessions in an interactive cohort of peer business school leaders on effective strategic planning. Learn in live sessions to explore examples and challenges related to strategic planning, from goal creation and measurement to micro-plans and agile planning methods.
Through interactive exercises, facilitators will relate your strategic plan to the AACSB standards and share relevant, timely examples that will support your planning journey. Learn how to gain university and college-wide support for your efforts, and how to turn your colleagues into change agents in support of stated goals.
Apply the principles of agile to continuously rally around performance metrics and focus on the biggest impacts you can make related to your mission. Define KPIs to measure success and learn how to report and visualize the data for stakeholders.
Then, enhance your plan and process with a micro-plan. A micro plan is a “plan-within-a-plan,” where a specific element of a larger plan is nuanced enough to require its own process. A micro-plan helps solve complex issues with a specific action plan and performance indicators that support the overall macro plan.
Your strategic plan is more than a shared document. It is an opportunity to unite your stakeholders to strengthen your school, university, and community.
- Construct values, vision, mission and goal statements; develop a strategic management system
- Review the role of strategic planning in AACSB Accreditation
- Apply the agile methodology to strategic planning in a business school setting
- Apply key desired outcomes of your strategic plan to measurable KPIs and data for regular reporting and visualization to stakeholders
- Identify key areas where a micro plan would be effective for your school
- Learn the methodology for creating a micro plan and understand how to extend the methodology to any number of areas of your school’s strategic plan or operations
Who Should Attend
Individuals who play a leading role with mission-based strategic initiatives, who are new to administration and academic strategic management, or who are responsible for accreditation activities and/or from schools preparing to launch a strategic plan and/or new mission.
Gain actionable insights in two, 4-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.
Geoff Perry, AACSB International
Geoff Perry is executive vice president overseeing global membership. With senior management experience in the university sector, having served as business school dean, pro vice chancellor, and deputy vice chancellor at Auckland University of Technology—a 28,000 student, research-intensive university—he has strong strategic, financial, and people management capabilities. He has mentored, advised, and evaluated many higher education business schools across the Asia Pacific region and North America. Recently he co-chaired the Business Accreditation Task Force, which was mandated by AACSB’s board of directors to work with the association’s community to develop the 2020 business accreditation standards. Perry has a significant portfolio of peer-reviewed journal articles, commissioned reports, and presentations. He has academic and private sector experience and has worked, consulted, and researched in his home country of New Zealand as well as more broadly in the Asia Pacific region. Perry holds degrees in the arts and the humanities and has a PhD in economics with a focus on labor and international economics.
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