Assurance of Learning Seminar I (Dubai)

Join us in Dubai and dive into Standard 5, Assurance of Learning.
January 18​ – 19​
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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This seminar will take place at the American University in Dubai. This seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. on day one and conclude at 4:45 p.m. on day two. 

We are excited to discuss the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards! Register now to learn what the new standards will mean for your business school.

Build skills and network in this interactive, workshop-style seminar focused on creating a customized Assurance of Learning (AoL) process for your school. Build and refine your AoL process through group interactions, breakout sessions, and expert facilitation.

Focusing on Standard 5: Assurance of Learning of the 2020 AACSB accreditation standards, the seminar will cover the entire AoL process step–by–step to help you gain a clear understanding of assessment, competency goals (learning goals), learning objectives, data collection, and rubrics. The seminar will also provide a variety of regional resources and examples for customized learning. Using this information, you will have an opportunity to practice what you have learned with your peers in order to further develop a working knowledge of how to create the best AoL process for your school.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a working knowledge of the steps in the AoL process
  • Recognize the AoL expectations based on the 2020 AACSB Accreditation Standards
  • Understand the fundamentals of competency goals (learning goals) and learning objectives as well as designing effective rubrics
  • Understand the relevance of Table 5.1 in regard to initial accreditation and continuous improvement reviews
  • Recognize the role of indirect measures


Venkata Yanamandram, University of Wollongong

Venkat Yanamandram serves as Associate Dean (International & Accreditation) and Director of Assurance of Learning at University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. Over a career spanning two decades, his leadership within the university has played a pivotal role in shaping educational strategies. Venkat developed, steered, and embedded the Assurance of Learning process for UOW’s Business degree programs, both domestically and internationally. He serves as an AACSB Assurance of Learning Facilitator for the Asia Pacific (AP) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions, conducting seminars, presenting at AACSB conferences, and mentoring business schools. Additionally, Venkat has co-authored eight scholarly book chapters, published 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, and contributed to program reviews for Australian business programs, earning three teaching and learning awards.

Who Should Attend

Faculty, department chairs, deans, and those working on obtaining or maintaining accreditation at their school. Individuals who are new to assurance of learning, who have recently joined an AoL committee, who are implementing an AoL plan, or who need to be familiarized with the general terminology and implementation.

AoL Knowledge Quiz

Should you attend the Assurance of Learning Seminar I or the Assurance of Learning Seminar II? Think of the two seminars as level one and level two respectively. Test your knowledge with the AoL Background Knowledge Test.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Special Pricing Offer

Register now and save 200 USD for the Assurance of Learning Seminar I (January 18–19), and the Business Accreditation Seminar (January 16–17) taking place in Dubai, UAE. The bundle price is 1,590 USD. No transfers or substitutions allowed.

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