Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (Madrid)

Learn the steps for a successful continuous improvement review visit.
June 12
Madrid, Spain
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Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (Madrid)
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Special Pricing Offers

Register now and save 225 USD for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Accreditation Conference (June 14–16), the Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (June 12), and the Societal Impact Seminar (June 13) taking place in Madrid, Spain. The bundle price is 2,260 USD. No transfers or substitutions allowed.

Register now and save 150 USD for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Accreditation Conference (June 14–16) and the Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (June 12) taking place in Madrid, Spain. The bundle price is 1,640 USD. No transfers or substitutions allowed.

Register now and save 150 USD for the Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (June 12), and the Societal Impact Seminar (June 13) taking place in Madrid, Spain. The bundle price is 1,340 USD. No transfers or substitutions allowed.

The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:15 p.m.

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. 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.

AACSB recommends that you attend this seminar two years before a scheduled visit.

Learning Objectives

  • 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


Suzanne Mintz, AACSB International

Suzanne Mintz serves as Vice President, Accreditation at AACSB International. In her role she has responsibility for the performance of AACSB’s global accreditation team and leads the development and implementation of strategic and operational accreditation initiatives in support of the AACSB mission. She is responsible for overseeing strategic partnerships with other accreditation bodies, and oversees the management of AACSB’s volunteer network globally, including training, engagement and recognition strategies for AACSB’s volunteers. Prior to joining AACSB, Mintz worked in corporate training and development in the financial services industry, responsible for overseeing the implementation of sales and management development programs. She holds an MBA in finance and management from the University of South Florida in Tampa and is a certified Project Management Professional.

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.

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. 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Pricing (USD)
Member Pricing 1st and 2nd
By May 12
On or after May 13
Member Pricing 3rd and subsequent
By May 12
On or after May 13
Non-Member Pricing
By May 12
On or after May 13