Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (Atlanta) SOLD OUT

Learn the steps for a successful continuous improvement review visit.
April 14
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 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 


Allen Amason, Georgia Southern University

Allen C. Amason is dean of the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University. He earned his PhD in international strategic management from the Moore School of Business, at the University of South Carolina. He served previously on the faculties of Mississippi State and the University of Georgia, and he was Chair of the Management Department at the UGA Terry College of Business. Dr. Amason’s research focuses on strategic decision-making and the role of top management in the strategy process. He is the author of the popular book, Strategic Management: From Theory to Practice, and has published more than 40 articles, monographs, and chapters in various scholarly outlets. He has been on several editorial boards and served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Management. He is past-President of the Southern Management Association. Amason’s teaching and consulting focuses on strategic management and decision-making. He has served on the boards of various organizations, and has done C-level consulting on issues related to strategy and strategic decision making with a variety of firms.

Suzanne Mintz, AACSB International

Suzanne Mintz serves as vice president of 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.

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]

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Member Pricing
By March 14
On or after March 15
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By March 14
On or after March 15
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