Asia Pacific Annual Conference

19-22 October 2020

Networking Community Meetings


Please register for each meeting below you would like to join. Please note that Networking Community Meetings do not require a registration to the full conference. On October 19, please access the Networking Communities by clicking HERE.

1:45pm – 2:45pm Singapore Time (SGT)

Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting

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The University Ecosystem - Online

This session will discuss the University ecosystem online. Following a 10-minute opening, the group will breakout in discussions covering the topics of: teaching and learning online; assessment online; student support online; and the inclusive and diverse university online.

Lucian Tipi, Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, College of Business, Technology and Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University

Small Schools Network Affinity Group Meeting

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Creating Global Connections for Students

Business schools understand the importance of giving students global experiences, whether those encompass travel or the use of virtual technology.  Our panelists will share a variety of examples of how they are providing international connections.  Join us for ideas and best practices in this space and plan to make some connections of your own.

Lynne Richardson, University of Mary Washington
David Sollars, Washburn University

Ian Fenwick, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration
Terry O’Neill, Bond University Business School
Pratima Sheorey, Symbiosis International University
Michael Stoica, Washburn University

MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group Meeting

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The MBA for Working Professionals: What Happened and What’s Coming?

Join Dean Phillips and Dean Pirkul as they lead a moderated discussion to explore how evening MBA programs around the world are changing in this era of a global pandemic and economic dislocation.  By attending, you will be able to judge how your program performed relative to peers and learn what steps program leaders took to seat their fall class and the trends they are seeing in their local markets.  Find out what curricular changes peers are planning for the next recruiting cycle, if they are planning to make adjustments to their admissions criteria, and what trends they expect to see in their local markets.  You will leave empowered with new ideas and actionable knowledge. 

The MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group includes representatives from AACSB-accredited institutions with working professional MBA program enrollment of significant size (generally, 35% + of total MBA enrollment). 

Richard Phillips, Dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Hasan Pirkul, Dean, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas

3:00pm – 4:00pm Singapore Time (SGT)

Responsible Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

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A Business Case for Responsible Management Education

Management educators committed to advancing sustainability, corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship and innovation, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Professor KIM Rebecca ChungHee, PhD, School of Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Chaired by:
Professor Kenji YOKOYAMA, PhD, President of AAPBS

Diversity & Inclusion Affinity Group Meeting

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The need for attention to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion pervades institutions of higher education, including business schools worldwide.  However, issues, frameworks and approaches vary from region to region.  In the meeting of the Diversity & Inclusion Network Affinity Group, a regional panel will explore how those issues manifest in the Asia Pacific Region and offer an opportunity to those in attendance to share their own experiences.

Abhishek Singh Bhati, Campus Dean (Singapore), James Cook University

Professor Chun-Wei R. Lin, Dean, College of Management, Asia University, Taiwan
Professor Hamid Bouchikhi, Dean, SolBridge International School of Business, Republic of Korea
Professor Pratima Sheorey, Director, Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD, India
Professor Surat Teerakapibal, Assistant Rector for Planning, Thammasat University, Thailand
Professor Ranjan Banerjee, Dean and Professor of Marketing, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, India