Deans Conference

February 22–25, 2021 | Virtual Conference

Agenda

All conference sessions and times are subject to change – check back regularly for the latest schedule. All sessions will be recorded and available to attendees after the conference.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

10:15 p.m.–10:25 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Virtual Platform Exploration

Before the program begins, we welcome you to take a moment to introduce yourself and become familiar with our easy-to-use conference platform, Hopin. CET and SGT times shown are on Monday, February 22.

10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Managing Risks and Leading in Times of Crisis

How can you still lead with strength, courage, and authority in crisis time? How can you lessen conflict while being innovative? How do you pivot and keep constituents engaged? How do you react when triggered? How do you assess risks, and what can you do to best prepare?CET and SGT times shown are on Monday, February 22.

Speaker(s):
  • Viviane Naimy, Dean and Professor of Finance, Notre Dame University - Louaize
  • Jikyeong Kang, President, Dean and MVP Professor, Marketing, Asian Institute of Management

11:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Coffee Chat: Lessons from Covid-19 and its Impact on Faculty

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and share lessons learned from Covid-19 and its impact on faculty management. CET and SGT times shown are on Monday, February 22.

Monday, February 22, 2021

12:00 a.m.–12:10 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking

Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

12:15 a.m.–01:15 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Financial Strategies & Sustainable Business Models

How are business schools operating with reduced budgets and decreased enrollments due to Covid? What are the strategies for driving cost savings and additional revenue sources?

Speaker(s):
  • Matthew J. Slaughter, Dean, Dartmouth College
  • Nigel de Bussy, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University

01:20 a.m.–01:50 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exploring Macrotrends

The presenter will share results from the AACSB quick take surveys: what is happening in program portfolios, faculty and staff count changes, and what impact has crises had on hiring job market.

Speaker(s):
  • Elliot Davis, Researcher, AACSB International

07:00 a.m.–07:55 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting
Responsible Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

08:00 a.m.–08:55 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group Meeting
Small Schools Network Affinity Group Meeting
Technology in Business Schools Roundtable Affinity Group Meeting

09:00 a.m.–09:55 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Digital Transformation Affinity Group Meeting
Women Administrators In Management Education Affinity Group Meeting

10:00 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Diversity & Inclusion Affinity Group Meeting
New Deans Learning Community Affinity Group Meeting

11:00 a.m.–11:10 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Virtual Platform Exploration

Before the program begins, we welcome you to take a moment to introduce yourself and become familiar with our easy-to-use conference platform, Hopin. SGT times shown are on Tuesday, February 23.

11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Conference Welcome

Join us for a welcome message from Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO of AACSB International, and Linda B. Hadley, AACSB board chair, as they discuss the ever-changing nature of the current and post-COVID higher-ed landscape and the meaningful ways business school leadership can still achieve positive societal impact. SGT times shown are on Tuesday, February 23.

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote I: Leadership Skills for the Future

Today more than ever we need leaders who can help transform organizations – so they become more agile, more innovative, more digitally savvy, more customer-centric, more inclusive, and more human. Herminia Ibarra will share five leadership skills that are vital for moving organizations in this desired direction, increasing their people’s capacity to deal with today’s many “adaptive challenges:” situations in which problems are complex, there isn’t an obvious answer, and the brainpower and enthusiasm of many, not just the top leaders, is needed to solve them. SGT times shown are on Tuesday, February 23.

Speaker(s):
  • Herminia Ibarra, Charles Handy Chair in Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

12:45 p.m.–01:15 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote I Follow-Up Discussion

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and continue discussion around Keynote I. SGT times shown are on Tuesday, February 23.

01:20 p.m.–01:40 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Sponsored Session: Peregrine Global Services

2020 taught us the importance of being nimble and flexible. We will discuss leveraging technology and experiential learning theory for academic leveling and filling curriculum gaps during this presentation. With these methods, you can ensure your learners have the foundational business knowledge they need and stay engaged in your classroom. SGT times shown are on Tuesday, February 23.

Speaker(s):
  • Desiree Moore, Director of Marketing & Strategic Growth, Peregrine Global Services
  • Ashley Dillard, Client Services Manager, Peregrine Global Services

10:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Conference Welcome (REPEAT)

Join us for a welcome message from Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO of AACSB International, and Linda B. Hadley, AACSB board chair, as they discuss the ever-changing nature of the current and post-COVID higher-ed landscape and the meaningful ways business school leadership can still achieve positive societal impact. CET and SGT times shown are on Tuesday, February 23.

10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote I: Leadership Skills for the Future (REPEAT)

Today more than ever we need leaders who can help transform organizations – so they become more agile, more innovative, more digitally savvy, more customer-centric, more inclusive, and more human. Herminia Ibarra will share five leadership skills that are vital for moving organizations in this desired direction, increasing their people’s capacity to deal with today’s many “adaptive challenges:” situations in which problems are complex, there isn’t an obvious answer, and the brainpower and enthusiasm of many, not just the top leaders, is needed to solve them. CET and SGT times shown are on Tuesday, February 23.

Speaker(s):
  • Herminia Ibarra, Charles Handy Chair in Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

11:30 p.m.–11:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Wellness Break: Chair Yoga

Take a break! Join us for gentle breathing and stretching exercises that can be done right at your desk. During a time when so many of us are seated in front of our computers for long periods of time, incorporate these adapted yoga poses and stretches for a much-needed pause and stress reducer. Accessible to all levels and ages; no equipment or change of clothes needed! CET and SGT times shown are on Tuesday, February 23.

11:45 p.m.–12:45 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Pricing Strategies - What Works in a Competitive Post-COVID World

The market for business education is increasingly competitive – necessitating business schools to pay much more attention to program pricing. On top of this, the onset of COVID amplified price sensitivity, and fast-tracked a wholesale transition to online programs or delivery of on-campus planned programs in virtual / hybrid formats. In this session, we compare our experiences with differential pricing strategies, recognizing competitive reality, perceived brand value, regulatory constraints and equity. CET and SGT times shown are on Wednesday, February 24.

Speaker(s):
  • Paul Kofman, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne
  • Steven De Haes, Dean, Antwerp Management School
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

12:45 a.m.–12:55 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking

Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

01:00 a.m.–01:30 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Influential Leaders Recognition and Panel Discussion

An annual initiative, the Influential Leaders challenge recognizes notable graduates from AACSB-accredited business schools. The 2021 Class of Influential Leaders reflects alumni who are using their business education to create positive societal impact in their own, unique way. Join us for a discussion with a few members of this year’s class to hear how they connected their business education to their inspiring pursuits.SGT time shown is on Wednesday, February 24.

08:00 a.m.–08:30 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Influential Leaders Recognition and Panel Discussion (REPEAT)

An annual initiative, the Influential Leaders challenge recognizes notable graduates from AACSB-accredited business schools. The 2021 Class of Influential Leaders reflects alumni who are using their business education to create positive societal impact in their own, unique way. Join us for a discussion with a few members of this year’s class to hear how they connected their business education to their inspiring pursuits.

08:35 a.m.–08:55 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

DataDirect Demo: Selecting and Finding Your School Peers in DataDirect

Join us for an overview of how to use DataDirect to help you identify your peer and aspirant schools.

Speaker(s):
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International

09:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Faculty Management in Times of Covid-19: Risk of Exclusion or Chance for Engagement?

Covid-19 has pushed digitalization in terms of online learning and working from home. While the impact of this transition on students has dominated higher education discussions, little attention has been paid to the ways in which the “new normal” has affected faculty. This interactive session focuses on the faculty side of higher education’s COVID response. The session will highlight the challenges, risks, and rewards of engaging and managing faculty in a virtual environment and offer a space for exchanging experiences and best practices.

Speaker(s):
  • Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Shohreh A. Kaynama, Dean, Towson University

Pricing Strategies – What Works in a Competitive Post-COVID World (REPEAT)

The market for business education is increasingly competitive – necessitating business schools to pay much more attention to program pricing. On top of this, the onset of COVID amplified price sensitivity, and fast-tracked a wholesale transition to online programs or delivery of on-campus planned programs in virtual / hybrid formats. In this session, we compare our experiences with differential pricing strategies, recognizing competitive reality, perceived brand value, regulatory constraints and equity.

Speaker(s):
  • Steven De Haes, Dean, Antwerp Management School
  • Paul Kofman, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne

10:00 a.m.–10:25 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Coffee Chat

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and continue discussions around the sessions you just attended.

10:30 a.m.–10:50 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Sponsored Session

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Death of a Salesman: Is this the End of International Mobility?

With the recent lockdown of the economy, restrictions on travels, massive migration to digital teaching platform, and the continued threat from the pandemic, what are the implications for international student mobility? Two deans from two continents will share their insights from their operations, discuss their strategies, and exchange their perspectives. Topics will include the value of global citizenship, the use of physical space, the evolution of traditional curriculum and executive education. Through surveys during the session and Q&A, this is a highly engaging session with the audience. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, February 24.

Speaker(s):
  • Frank Bournois, Dean, ESCP Business School
  • Joanne Li, Dean, Florida International University

Financial Strategies & Sustainable Business Models (REPEAT)

How are business schools operating with reduced budgets and decreased enrollments due to Covid? What are the strategies for driving cost savings and additional revenue sources? SGT time shown is on Wednesday, February 24.

Speaker(s):
  • Matthew J. Slaughter, Dean, Dartmouth College
  • Nigel de Bussy, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University

12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Social Time

Take a break and enjoy a 10-minute concert, followed by networking and casual conversation with colleagues. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, February 24.

12:30 p.m.–01:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Digital Transformation

The MaCuDE project is a major initiative of more than 100 business schools across multiple continents, to redesign the management curriculum for the digital era. The project comprises 3 phases: a) an overview of the efforts that have already been undertaken by business schools to adapt their curricula to the needs of the digital era, b) an extensive research into industry needs and how these change in view of skills required by our graduates, and c) a synthesis of the above to come up with innovative curricula for the digital era. During this session, the results of the first phase will be presented. Overriding themes, indicative courses and best practices will be discussed. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, February 24.

Speaker(s):
  • Gregory P. Prastacos, Dean, Stevens Institute of Technology

Sustainable Development Goals

Learn how your School can incorporate the UN SDG’s into curriculum, operations and strategy. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, February 24.

Speaker(s):
  • Joseph A. DiAngelo, Dean, Saint Joseph's University
  • Catherine Cassell, Dean, University of Birmingham
  • Vana M. Zervanos, Associate Dean, Saint Joseph's University

01:35 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Coffee Chat: Lessons Learned from Covid-19

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and share lessons learned from Covid-19. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, February 24.

02:00 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Exploring Macrotrends

Presenter will share results from the AACSB quick take surveys: what is happening in program portfolios, faculty and staff count changes, and what impact has crises had on hiring job market. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, February 24.

Speaker(s):
  • Elliot Davis, Researcher, AACSB International

02:35 p.m.–02:55 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

DataDirect Demo: Selecting and Finding Your School Peers in DataDirect (REPEAT)

Join us for an overview of how to use DataDirect to help you identify your peer and aspirant schools. SGT time shown is on Wednesday, February 24.

Speaker(s):
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International

03:00 p.m.–03:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Influential Leaders Recognition and Panel Discussion (REPEAT)

10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Faculty Management in Times of Covid-19: Risk of Exclusion or Chance for Engagement?

Covid-19 has pushed digitalization in terms of online learning and working from home. While the impact of this transition on students has dominated higher education discussions, little attention has been paid to the ways in which the “new normal” has affected faculty. This interactive session focuses on the faculty side of higher education’s COVID response. The session will highlight the challenges, risks, and rewards of engaging and managing faculty in a virtual environment and offer a space for exchanging experiences and best practices.

Speaker(s):
  • Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Shohreh A. Kaynama, Dean, Towson University

11:30 p.m.–11:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Wellness Break: Creating Luminous Spaces

This short presentation offers ideas to create a workspace that inspires you and increases productivity. Explore how to use feng shui and biophilic design to achieve greater harmony in our lives. CET and SGT times shown are on Wednesday, February 24.

11:45 p.m.–12:45 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Accreditation Q&A: CIR Virtual Visits

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, AACSB has offered CIR schools with upcoming visits the option to conduct their visit virtually. If you fall into this category and are wondering how you can facilitate a smooth and productive virtual visit, this session is for you. CET and SGT times shown are on Wednesday, February 24.


Accreditation Q&A: Initial

If you have an upcoming Initial Accreditation visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the initial accreditation process, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens. CET and SGT times shown are on Wednesday, February 24.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

12:45 a.m.–01:15 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Social Time: Wine & Cheese Workshop

Take a break and enjoy a 15-20 minute wine & cheese workshop, followed by networking and casual conversation with colleagues.

07:30 a.m.–08:30 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Sustainable Development Goals

Learn how your School can incorporate the UN SDG’s into curriculum, operations and strategy.

Speaker(s):
  • Catherine Cassell, Dean, University of Birmingham
  • Joseph A. DiAngelo, Dean, Saint Joseph's University

08:35 a.m.–08:55 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

DataDirect Demo: Program Delivery Methods– Pre and Post COVID

Join us as we utilize the DataDirect Benchmarking Tool to take a look at what program delivery types were common before and after COVID-19

09:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Pricing Strategies - What Works in a Competitive Post-COVID World (REPEAT)

The market for business education is increasingly competitive – necessitating business schools to pay much more attention to program pricing. On top of this, the onset of COVID amplified price sensitivity, and fast-tracked a wholesale transition to online programs or delivery of on-campus planned programs in virtual / hybrid formats. In this session, we compare our experiences with differential pricing strategies, recognizing competitive reality, perceived brand value, regulatory constraints and equity.

Speaker(s):
  • Paul Kofman, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne
  • Steven De Haes, Dean, Antwerp Management School

The Future of Work and Higher Education amid Current Crises

Due to the global pandemic, universities have had to quicky alter their course modalities to meet learning accommodations needed by faculty and students. Now universities are offering more variety such as fully online, in-person, hybrid, with budget constraints due to financial losses from the past year due to Covid. Join us for this interactive session on the future of work and higher education.

Speaker(s):
  • Joyce E. Russell, The Helen and William O'Toole Dean, Villanova University
  • Lei Lei, Dean, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick
  • Susan J. Hart, Dean, Durham University

10:00 a.m.–10:25 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Coffee Chat: Building a Sense of Community in a Virtual Space

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and engage in discussions around maintaining a sense of community in a virtual world.

10:30 a.m.–10:50 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Sponsored Session: Florida International University, College of Business

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Impacting Local Communities

Examples of schools’ social impact activities around faculty research, teaching, operations, and students’ projects. Learn about AACSB Business Accreditation Standard 9. CET and SGT times shown are on Tuesday, February 23.

Speaker(s):
  • Sarah F. Gardial, Dean, Belmont University

Transforming Business Education to Reflect the New Reality

Conventional classroom instruction is SO yester-year! Today’s business schools must transform curriculum design and delivery to meet the fluid and evolving workplace that students will undoubtedly face upon graduation. A student’s ability to pivot from virtual classrooms to in-person team sessions, or a hybrid thereof, will directly impact their ability to succeed in the new world of conducting business – across platforms, channels and time zones. Hear how two innovative universities prepared for digital education long before COVID-19 mandated the transformation, and what they learned in their pursuit of flexible, relevant and experiential business education. SGT time shown is on Thursday, February 25.

Speaker(s):
  • Isabelle G. Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School

12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Social Time: Wine & Cheese Workshop

Take a break and enjoy a 15-20 minute wine & cheese workshop, followed by networking and casual conversation with colleagues.SGT time shown is on Thursday, February 25.

12:30 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

LIVE Networking with Sponsors

Visit our sponsor showcase to chat live with our conference sponsors. These peers can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover new ideas to bring back to your institution.SGT time shown is on Thursday, February 25.

01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote II

CET and SGT times shown are on Thursday, February 25.

02:00 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote II Follow-Up Discussion

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and continue discussion around Keynote II. CET and SGT times shown are on Thursday, February 25.

02:30 p.m.–02:40 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking

Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.SGT time shown is on Thursday, February 25.

02:45 p.m.–03:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Managing Risks and Leading in Times of Crisis

How can you still lead with strength, courage, and authority in crisis time? How can you lessen conflict while being innovative? How do you pivot and keep constituents engaged? How do you react when triggered? How do you assess risks, and what can you do to best prepare? SGT time shown is on Thursday, February 25.

Speaker(s):
  • Viviane Naimy, Dean and Professor of Finance, Notre Dame University - Louaize
  • Jikyeong Kang, President, Dean and MVP Professor, Marketing, Asian Institute of Management

Pricing Strategies – What Works in a Competitive Post-COVID World (REPEAT)

The market for business education is increasingly competitive – necessitating business schools to pay much more attention to program pricing. On top of this, the onset of COVID amplified price sensitivity, and fast-tracked a wholesale transition to online programs or delivery of on-campus planned programs in virtual / hybrid formats. In this session, we compare our experiences with differential pricing strategies, recognizing competitive reality, perceived brand value, regulatory constraints and equity.

Speaker(s):
  • Paul Kofman, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne
  • Steven De Haes, Dean, Antwerp Management School

10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote II

SGT time shown is on Thursday, February 25.

11:30 p.m.–11:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Keynote II Follow-Up Discussion

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and continue discussion around Keynote II. SGT time shown is on Thursday, February 25.

11:45 p.m.–12:45 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Death of a Salesman: Is this the End of International Mobility? (REPEAT)

With the recent lockdown of the economy, restrictions on travels, massive migration to digital teaching platform, and the continued threat from the pandemic, what are the implications for international student mobility? Two deans from two continents will share their insights from their operations, discuss their strategies, and exchange their perspectives. Topics will include the value of global citizenship, the use of physical space, the evolution of traditional curriculum and executive education. Through surveys during the session and Q&A, this is a highly engaging session with the audience. CET and SGT times shown are on Thursday, February 25.

Speaker(s):
  • Frank Bournois, Dean, ESCP Business School
  • Joanne Li, Dean, Florida International University

Transforming Business Education to Reflect the New Reality

Conventional classroom instruction is SO yester-year! Today’s business schools must transform curriculum design and delivery to meet the fluid and evolving workplace that students will undoubtedly face upon graduation. A student’s ability to pivot from virtual classrooms to in-person team sessions, or a hybrid thereof, will directly impact their ability to succeed in the new world of conducting business – across platforms, channels and time zones. Hear how two innovative universities prepared for digital education long before COVID-19 mandated the transformation, and what they learned in their pursuit of flexible, relevant and experiential business education. CET and SGT times shown are on Thursday, February 25.

Speaker(s):
  • Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School
  • Isabelle G. Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean, Carnegie Mellon University
Thursday, February 25, 2021

12:50 a.m.–01:10 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

DataDirect Demo: Program Delivery Methods– Pre and Post COVID

Join us as we utilize the DataDirect Benchmarking Tool to take a look at what program delivery types were common before and after COVID-19

01:15 a.m.–02:15 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

The Future of Work and Higher Education amid Current Crises (REPEAT)

Due to the global pandemic, universities have had to quicky alter their course modalities to meet learning accommodations needed by faculty and students. Now universities are offering more variety such as fully online, in-person, hybrid, with budget constraints due to financial losses from the past year due to Covid. Join us for this interactive session on the future of work and higher education.

Speaker(s):
  • Joyce E. Russell, The Helen and William O'Toole Dean, Villanova University
  • Lei Lei, Dean, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick
  • Susan J. Hart, Dean, Durham University

08:35 a.m.–08:45 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Wellness Break: Chair Yoga

Take a break! Join us for gentle breathing and stretching exercises that can be done right at your desk. During a time when so many of us are seated in front of our computers for long periods of time, incorporate these adapted yoga poses and stretches for a much-needed pause and stress reducer. Accessible to all levels and ages; no equipment or change of clothes needed!

08:45 a.m.–09:00 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking

Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

09:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Diversity and Inclusion: Examples of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Efforts at Business Schools

As business has a major impact on any society, business schools have a duty to actively include all members of their communities. But what is effective inclusion and not just tokenism? And how can initiatives be embedded within a school - including research and education? In this session we discuss practical examples of Indigenous inclusion at Concordia University of Edmonton and of Copenhagen Business School's commitment to the LGBTQ community. Projects, opportunities, but also pitfalls are presented and insights for other schools offered.

Speaker(s):
  • Alison Yacyshyn, Dean, Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Gregor Halff, Dean of Education, Copenhagen Business School

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The importance of (mental) health has never been more important – for you, students, and faculty. Learn practical examples that you can apply at your institution, and in your personal life.

Speaker(s):
  • Amy Kristof-Brown, Dean, The University of Iowa
  • Srilata Zaheer, Dean, University of Minnesota

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Coffee Chat: Dealing with Burnout

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and engage in discussion around dealing with burnout on all levels: faculty, staff, students.

10:35 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Sponsored Session: University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management - Motivating Faculty to Conduct High-Impact Scholarship

With a growing push from many corners, business schools are being held accountable for how their faculty research is addressing the grand challenges facing business and society around the world. But, how do you encourage your faculty to tackle high-impact questions that are of value both to their core disciplines and to policy and practice? Join Sri Zaheer, dean of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, to learn the power of soft incentives and strategies you can use at your school.

Speaker(s):
  • Srilata Zaheer, Dean, University of Minnesota

11:00 a.m.–11:20 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time

LIVE Networking with Sponsors

Visit our sponsor showcase to chat live with our conference sponsors. These peers can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover new ideas to bring back to your institution. SGT time shown is on Friday, February 26.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Games of Deans

What if we could propose a game to schools that would not only help them to solve issues that they encounter on their initial accreditation journey, but also to inspire them to go from problem solving to innovation as they move further along this journey? What if through gaming mechanisms we could help to create community and collective intelligence around the different areas and operations that accreditation touches? In the gaming world they say that “you come for the game, but you stay for the guild”. Let us build our own guilds of practice and improvement in our institutions for which accreditation is a driver of innovation. Join us in this session to look at gaming as a tool for accreditation.

Speaker(s):
  • Julie Perrin-Halot, Associate Dean and Director, Quality, Strategy and International, Grenoble Ecole de Management
  • Benjamin Stevenin, Chief Executive Officer, ACADEM / RimaOne

12:30 p.m.–01:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Speed Networking

01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Accreditation Q&A: CIR Virtual Visits

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, AACSB has offered CIR schools with upcoming visits the option to conduct their visit virtually. If you fall into this category and are wondering how you can facilitate a smooth and productive virtual visit, this session is for you. SGT time shown is on Friday, February 26.


Accreditation Q&A: Initial

If you have an upcoming Initial Accreditation visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the initial accreditation process, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens. SGT time shown is on Friday, February 26.

02:05 p.m.–02:25 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

DataDirect Demo: Faculty Qualifications- How Schools Are Defining Them

Join us as we utilize the DataDirect Benchmarking Tool to take a look how AACSB accredited schools are defining Faculty Qualifications. SGT time shown is on Friday, February 26.

02:30 p.m.–03:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Faculty Management in Times of Covid-19: Risk of Exclusion or Chance for Engagement? (REPEAT)

Covid-19 has pushed digitalization in terms of online learning and working from home. While the impact of this transition on students has dominated higher education discussions, little attention has been paid to the ways in which the “new normal” has affected faculty. This interactive session focuses on the faculty side of higher education’s COVID response. The session will highlight the challenges, risks, and rewards of engaging and managing faculty in a virtual environment and offer a space for exchanging experiences and best practices.

Speaker(s):
  • Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Shohreh A. Kaynama, Dean, Towson University

Mental Health and Wellbeing (REPEAT)

The importance of (mental) health has never been more important – for you, students, and faculty. Learn practical examples that you can apply at your institution, and in your personal life. SGT time shown is on Friday, February 26.

Speaker(s):
  • Amy Kristof-Brown, Dean, The University of Iowa
  • Srilata Zaheer, Dean, University of Minnesota

03:40 p.m.–04:40 p.m.
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Diversity and Inclusion: Examples of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Efforts at Business Schools (REPEAT)

As business has a major impact on any society, business schools have a duty to actively include all members of their communities. But what is effective inclusion and not just tokenism? And how can initiatives be embedded within a school - including research and education? In this session we discuss practical examples of Indigenous inclusion at Concordia University of Edmonton and of Copenhagen Business School's commitment to the LGBTQ community. Projects, opportunities, but also pitfalls are presented and insights for other schools offered. SGT time shown is on Friday, February 26.

Speaker(s):
  • Gregor Halff, Dean of Education, Copenhagen Business School
  • Alison Yacyshyn, Dean, Concordia University of Edmonton