Societal Impact Seminar (Chicago) Limited Space

Join us for a highly interactive one-day seminar on how your school can fulfill the requirements of AACSB’s 2020 business accreditation standards in the area of societal impact.
April 22
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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This seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 5:00 p.m.

Business schools globally continue to advance societal impact initiatives through their missions, curriculum, intellectual contributions, and new innovative activities. Through the AACSB standards, your school is empowered to make decisions that will have the greatest impact on your communities in areas from sustainability to social justice. 


But how can you effectively communicate your activities in societal impact in your strategic plan, accreditation reports and tables, and in external communications to your stakeholders? 


Join us for a highly interactive one-day seminar on how your school can fulfill the requirements of AACSB’s 2020 business accreditation standards in the area of societal impact.


In an engaging, facilitated discussion, identify each AACSB accreditation standard that incorporates societal impact and engage in activities that will help you select a focus area and generate ideas for measuring impact. 


Effectively demonstrate your commitment to societal impact that go beyond the measurement methods and metrics we typically associate with accreditation.

Learning Objectives 

  • Identify the relevant AACSB Accreditation Standards that incorporate societal impact

  • Generate ideas on how to integrate societal impact into your strategic plan, micro-plans, resource deployment, and goals

  • Gain best practice examples from peer schools globally that are engaged in advanced societal impact activities

  • Connect with business education administrators who recognize the value of societal impact and how it will transform business education 

Who Should Attend

Business education administrators engaged in quality assurance, curriculum management, strategic planning, or accreditation-related activities. This seminar is recommended for representatives from schools undergoing a continuous improvement review or initial accreditation visit in the next 2-3 years. 


Barry Burgan

Barry is Associate Dean (Development) at Bond University.  He joined Bond, after an extended  career at  the University of Adelaide, the last 8 years as Dean of the Business School.  He has had a varied career path in the public sector and in management consulting.  Barry was Dean at Adelaide over a period of substantial change (including the merger of the School of Commerce and the Graduate School of Management, in a major building move to significantly renovated building, and  procuring AACSB accreditation.  At Bond University he has managed their AACSB and EQUIS accreditation journeys.  He is currently on the Initial Accreditation Committee of AACSB, and has undertaken numerous review visits, and has mentored 3 schools in their AACSB journey.  Barry researches in the area of infrastructure valuation and financing (with a particularly interest in social infrastructure) and has a significant number of publications and research grants in this area. He teaches in the areas of financial management, quantitative methods and real estate finance and investment.

Barb_RitterBarb Ritter, Jacksonville University

Barbara Ritter is dean of the Davis College of Business and Executive Director of Career Services at Jacksonville University. She is an expert in the field of organizational behavior and management education with more than 75 publications and presentations in this area. Barbara has experience consulting in the areas of organizational culture, human resource policies, employee satisfaction, selection and promotion, performance appraisal and development, and data collection and analysis. She is a recipient of a number of awards including the Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Chapter Advisor, the Horry County Stardust Award for Outstanding Contribution, and the MOBTS Peter Frost Mentoring Award, which acknowledges individuals who are distinguished as gifted teachers and scholars and who unselfishly impart these gifts through mentoring students, colleagues and associates. In 2020, Barbara was recognized by MOBTS with the David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award, which acknowledges a person with consistently demonstrated achievement over a lifetime, focusing on teaching and learning excellence. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Akron.

Contact Us

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Special Pricing Offer

Register now and save 150 USD for the Societal Impact Seminar and ICAM (April 23-25) taking place in Chicago, Illinois. The cost of the bundle is 1,940 USD. No transfers or substitutions allowed.

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