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Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference

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Date(s)
June 5​ – 7​
Location
Bali, Indonesia
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Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference
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Agenda:
This event is exclusively for deans and heads of business schools. Catch up with old friends and make new connections while discussing what’s on the mind of today’s business school leaders.
Reconnect with old friends and make new ones as you relax and enjoy the company of your colleagues before the conference gets underway.
Join us for a welcome message from AACSB leadership followed by the opening keynote session. Brian A. Wong, author of "The Tao of Alibaba," offers a compelling look into the dynamic mindset that propelled Alibaba to global prominence, reshaping not just commerce but also assumptions about the role business can play in doing good for society. In a world where change is the only constant, Wong emphasizes the paramount importance of purpose and culture in shaping an organization that elevates adaptability and an innovative mindset over traditional business acumen.

Through his keynote, Wong will explore the core principles that define Alibaba's success and discuss how these can transform business education, preparing leaders for the challenges of an unpredictable future. Join us for an enlightening session that bridges the gap between enduring entrepreneurial spirit and academic rigor, equipping the next generation for excellence in a dynamic, ever changing world.
Brian Wong
Author of The Tao of Alibaba: Inside the Chinese Digital Giant That Is Changing the World
Stephanie M. Bryant
Executive Vice President, Chief Accreditation Officer, and Managing Director, Americas
AACSB International
This session will explore how different institutions navigate AACSB accreditation alongside unique regional requirements to better streamline efforts. Speakers will share rubrics designed to support alignment and make processes more efficient.
Amy Memon
Regional Head, South Asia
AACSB International
Aurik Gustomo
Assessor of LAMEMBA and former Vice Dean for Resources
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Che Ruhana Isa
Professor, and former dean
Universiti Malaya
Renee Boyoung Kim
VP International for Korean Association of Business Education Accreditation, Professor of International Business
School of Business, Hanyang University
Join us for an exclusive demo showcasing the exciting transition of the AACSB Exchange to its new and innovative platform. AACSB Member Community Manager, Brittaney Mericle, will guide you through the updated features and functionality designed to elevate your experience within the online community. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the future of networking and collaboration on the AACSB Exchange!
Brittaney Mericle
Membership Community Manager
AACSB International
This session provides an open forum for attendees to engage directly with staff and volunteers on the AACSB accreditation process, offering insights and answers to specific questions about achieving initial accreditation. Participants will gain valuable knowledge on standards, documentation requirements, and strategic tips to navigate the accreditation journey effectively.
Amy Memon
Regional Head, South Asia
AACSB International
Steven Hung-Liang Yu
Associate Dean
School of Management, Ming Chuan University
This informal Q&A session is for those approaching or undergoing a CIR visit. Bring your questions and hear AACSB leadership discuss the psychology of a visit, including management of logistics, expectations, and what to do when the unexpected happens.
Geoff Perry
EVP, Global Chief Membership Officer and Managing Director Asia Pacific
AACSB International
Stephanie M. Bryant
Executive Vice President, Chief Accreditation Officer, and Managing Director, Americas
AACSB International
Don't miss the chance to commemorate the conference! We will take a group photo at 15:00, right before the first session of the day kicks off.
In this session we will discuss how to leverage programs like Canvas to help your institution embrace technology, make AoL part of business as usual, and promote greater engagement and understanding of the AoL process. Attendees will learn what resources and tools are available to them to help promote the dissemination of AoL data and information management.
Helen Verhoeff
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Manager, Curtin Business School
Curtin University
Shana Chong
Manager, Accreditation and Engagement, Swinburne Business School
Swinburne University of Technology
A key component of Standard 1 is ensuring a strategic plan can evolve as needed to align with updated goals and the direction of the business school. Speakers will share key components to successfully refreshing a strategic plan, determine how to break the traditional mold of a five-year strategic plan, and learn how to embrace agile strategic planning. Participants will work together to discuss ways to transition to an agile mindset in the strategic planning process.
Kangjuan Lyu
Dean
SILC Business School, Shanghai University
Phang Yew Keong
Associate Dean (Executive Education), College Of Business (Nanyang Business School)
Nanyang Technological University
Join this session to learn best practices in developing strategies that align faculty qualifications with the mission of the business school, while considering all AACSB Accreditation Standards. Two institutions will discuss how their mission and learner outcomes shape qualifications definitions and faculty hiring, deployment and development strategies.
Manisha Agarwal
Lecturer and Accreditation Manager, Singapore Business School
James Cook University, Singapore
Vishnu Tunuguntla
Professor and Head of Accreditation
Goa Institute of Management
The Networking Dinner and Cultural Performance, organized by the School of Business & Management, will take place on Thursday, 6 June, 2024. Connect with your peers and make new connections at the networking dinner, and enjoy entertainment at the Devdan Show at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. Shuttle buses to the Networking Dinner and Cultural Performance will depart from the Grand Hyatt Bali at 18:15. After the show concludes, shuttle busses will depart the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre at 21:30 to return to the Grand Hyatt Bali. This offering is for Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference registrants only and outside guests are not permitted. An RSVP is required to participate.
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This facilitated roundtable will include discussions and clarity on mentor best practice and challenges.
You have identified the societal impact focus area and are developing an impact statement for your business school, now what? Join Stephanie Bryant, EVP and Global Chief Accreditation Officer, to learn how you can use AI to create your societal impact metrics. Learn what measures of success are appropriate in the societal impact space and common data validation criteria to ensure your business school is setting quality metrics.
Stephanie M. Bryant
Executive Vice President, Chief Accreditation Officer, and Managing Director, Americas
AACSB International
The AACSB accreditation standards are intentionally non-prescriptive, recognizing diversity across institutions. The principles-based standards are meant to encourage advancement and achievement of a school’s self-defined mission. However, principles-based standards do not mean “anything goes”! In fact, these standards place the onus on the school to clearly articulate its mission and how it meets the standards in a coherent and thoughtful manner. Join this interactive session to discuss what review teams and committees are looking for and what they are not, address common myths, and clear any misconceptions about AACSB’s standards and processes.
Liyan Chen
Senior Manager of Accreditation
AACSB International
Michael Ewing
Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Law & Arts
Southern Cross University
This panel discussion will look at how schools can successfully link their mission and purpose to all other efforts at their institution, including societal impact and research. Join this session to learn what mission driven accreditation means to schools in your region and how you can ensure your accreditation is also mission driven.
Azmawani Abd Rahman
President and CEO
Putra Business School, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Geoff Perry
EVP, Global Chief Membership Officer and Managing Director Asia Pacific
AACSB International
Himanshu Rai
Director
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Nicki Wragg
Dean, School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship
Swinburne University of Technology
"Shape the Future of AP Business Schools" As the business schools in the Asia Pacific region adjust to the evolving challenges, networking and linking with peer schools in the Asia Pacific region is becoming even more critical. Many business schools in Asia Pacific are busy re-inventing their curriculums and educational approach to foster leaders who can navigate ever-changing market and society. In this session, Dr. Steven Yu will share insights and practical examples from his school on ‘Lego curriculum’.
Renee Boyoung Kim
VP International for Korean Association of Business Education Accreditation, Professor of International Business
School of Business, Hanyang University
Steven Hung-Liang Yu
Associate Dean
School of Management, Ming Chuan University