Continuous Improvement Review Seminar (AP/EMEA)

Learn how to undergo a successful continuous improvement review visit through group interactions, breakout sessions, and targeted discussions.
June 17​ – 18​
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This virtual seminar will take place each day 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central European Time | 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. Singapore Standard Time 

Join a cohort of peers in virtual learning facilitated by globally recognized Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) experts. Build skills and network in an interactive event focused on understanding the CIR process, documentation, and application, including tables. Learn how to undergo a successful continuous improvement review visit through group interactions, breakout sessions, and targeted discussions.

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

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


Assaad_FarahAssaad Farah, American University in Dubai

Farah joined AUD in 2010 and prior to becoming the Dean of the School of Business Administration (SBA), he occupied the positions of Associate Dean and Director of Accreditation – SBA. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Farah is an executive trainer and consultant mainly for the United Arab Emirates’ public sector. He is also a Board member of the UNDRR ARISE and a member of the AACSB International Middle East & North Africa Advisory Council. Prior to moving to the Dubai, Dr. Farah worked in the aeronautical and mobile industry in Canada. Dr. Farah’s research focus revolves around knowledge management, strategic human resource management, airline management and artificial intelligence. Farah earned his PhD in Management at the University of Bath, a MSc in Administration Management from Concordia University John Molson School of Business, and a BEng in Industrial Engineering from Concordia University.

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.


Gain actionable insights in two, 3.5-hour live lessons with a cohort of your peers and facilitators. Pre-and post-work will allow you to maximize your time in the classroom. This course will be delivered via AACSB's Learning Portal and Zoom. You will have access to the event for 90 days from the seminar date.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact [email protected].


Member: 795 USD

Non-member: 945 USD

Team pricing: Bring your team to this offering of the Continuous Improvement Review Seminar

  • Bring 4 members of your team and pay 3,040 USD
  • Bring 5 members of your team and pay 3,800 USD

To process registration for package pricing please contact [email protected] with the names of your colleagues. Our registration team will process the registrations and send you an invoice. 

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