Strategic Planning Seminar (Montpellier)

Take your strategic plan from a static document to a truly functional roadmap that ignites change to achieve your organization’s mission.
June 20​ – 21​
Montpellier, France
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This seminar will take place at Montpellier Management, Université de Montpellier in Montpellier, France. This seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. on day one and conclude at 5:30 p.m. on day two. 

Engage in this workshop-style seminar with peer business school leaders on effective strategic planning. Explore examples and challenges related to strategic planning, from goal creation and measurement to micro-plans and agile planning methods.

Through interactive exercises, relate your strategic plan to the AACSB standards and examine relevant, timely examples that will support your planning journey. Learn how to gain university and college-wide support for your efforts, and how to turn your colleagues into change agents in support of stated goals.

Apply the principles of agile to continuously rally around performance metrics and focus on the biggest impacts you can make related to your mission. Define KPIs to measure success and learn how to report and visualize the data for stakeholders.

Then, enhance your plan and process with a micro-plan. A micro plan is a “plan-within-a-plan,” where a specific element of a larger plan is nuanced enough to require its own process. A micro-plan helps solve complex issues with a specific action plan and performance indicators that support the overall macro plan.

Your strategic plan is more than a shared document. It is an opportunity to unite your stakeholders to strengthen your school, university, and community.

Learning Objectives

  • Construct values, vision, mission and goal statements; develop a strategic management system
  • Review the role of strategic planning in AACSB Accreditation
  • Apply the agile methodology to strategic planning in a business school setting
  • Apply key desired outcomes of your strategic plan to measurable KPIs and data for regular reporting and visualization to stakeholders
  • Identify key areas where a micro plan would be effective for your school
  • Learn the methodology for creating a micro plan and understand how to extend the methodology to any number of areas of your school’s strategic plan or operations


Babak_MehmanpazirBabak Mehmanpazir, EM Strasbourg Business School

Babak Mehmanpazir is Dean of EM Strasbourg Business School-University of Strasbourg in France. As a senior manager and dean, he has many years of experience in international business school accreditation practices and in managing international business programmes and academic institutions. He also holds the position of Deputy Vice-President in charge of alumni policy at the University of Strasbourg and is Head of the Accreditation Mission within the IAE France Association. He holds a Master of Sciences in Management and a Ph.D. in Industrial Organisation from the University of Strasbourg in France; he started his academic career in 1997 as Associate Professor of Strategy at the IECS - Business School. His current research activities cover topics such as responsible leadership and the impact of mindfulness practices in organisations. As Dean, he actively contributed to the creation of EM Strasbourg Business School in 2007, a new school resulting from the merger of two other units of the University Robert Schuman in France. From 2008 to 2016, he directed the Master in Management, the flagship programme of the new school. From 2016 to 2022, he held the position of Deputy Director General in charge of strategic development and international accreditations at EM Strasbourg. He helped the school to implement its accreditation policy and to obtain the triple crown (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA). He has been a co-founder and an active member of several professional associations of business schools in France and Europe, creating successful academic networks. As an accreditation expert and auditor for national and international accreditation bodies, he advises universities and business schools around the world on the implementation of their improvement policies.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who play a leading role with mission-based strategic initiatives, who are new to administration and academic strategic management, or who are responsible for accreditation activities and/or from schools preparing to launch a strategic plan and/or new mission. 

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For more information, please contact [email protected]

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