February 10–12, 2019 | Vancouver, Canada
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Unlearn and Reinvent
The Deans Conference, exclusively designed for business school deans and heads of higher education business units, covers critical topics in leading and educating both your staff and the future leaders of business. Prepare for, adapt to, and lead change by unlearning old approaches and embracing new ways of thinking. With more than 600 business schools and thought leaders from over 50 countries attending annually, this conference is AACSB’s premier event for connecting with business school leaders, discussing today’s challenges and opportunities, and shaping the future of business education.
Dan Pontefract, Author, Speaker, Thinker, Chief Envisioner, TELUS
Dan Pontefract is chief envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Previously as chief learning officer, Pontefract introduced a new leadership framework—called the TELUS Leadership Philosophy—that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90 percent. He is the author of three bestselling books: Open to Think, The Purpose Effect, and Flat Army. A renowned speaker, Pontefract has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and the Huffington Post. Pontefract is also an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career.
This event is exclusively for deans and heads of higher education business units (i.e., the highest academic authority or official of the entire business unit), and AACSB Business Members.
"This conference is an annual 'must' for AACSB deans. As good as the conference content is, the networking opportunities and the chance to learn from other deans is unparalleled."
— Tim O'Keefe, Dean, Longwood University
"As a new dean, this conference was outstanding! I learned so much from my more experienced colleagues....no matter how long they were on the job. Great learning experience."
—Rick Franza, Dean, Hull College of Business, Augusta University
Caryn L. Beck-Dudley
Dean, Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business
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