February 10–12, 2019 | Vancouver, British Columbia, 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.
Michael Arena, Chief Talent Officer, General Motors Corporation
Michael Arena is responsible for global enterprise talent management, cultural transformation programs, leadership development, talent acquisition and people analytics. Since joining General Motors, he has employed an evidence-based approach to driving performance, leveraging such concepts as predictive analytics and network analysis. He also launched GM2020, a grass roots initiative designed to enable employees to positively disrupt the way they work. These experiences are highlighted in his book, Adaptive Space: How GM and Other Companies are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations.
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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