For the third time in less than 2 months, the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) and EURAM (European Academy of Management) have invited us to contribute to one of their flagship events, I.e. the 2015 EFMD/EURAM Annual Conference.

The Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD members, companies, educational institutions and other associations, offering various perspectives and discussions on the conference them.


Sunday, 7 June 2015
08:45 – 17:00 Pre-Conference Meeting: GRLI Innovation Cohort
Attendees of EFMD's 2015 Annual Conference are invited to register for the start-up meeting of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative's upcoming Innovation Cohort.
The GRLI serves as an incubator for innovation and new practice in business schools and for collaboration with business in the space of ethics, responsibility, and sustainability. The GRLI Innovation Cohort convenes a worldwide network of peers to prototype and pilot globally responsible business and management programs and approaches. Please note that space is limited for this session and that registration is required. For more information please see the GRLI website and contact John North to register before 30 May.
16:00 – 18:30 Registration
18:30 – 21:00 Walking dinner


Monday, 8 June 2015
08:15 Registration desk open
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD
  • Laurent Choain, Chief People & Communication Officer & Conference Chair, Mazars, FR
09:30 – 10:15 Neuroscience for Leadership
An introduction to key concepts from neuroscience that can inform your leadership and lead to high performance in teams and organisations. Looking at systems in the brain, how the brain can change, creating the conditions for success and the science of mindfulness.
  • Tara Swart, CEO, The Unlimited Mind, Executive Leadership Coach, Medical Doctor & Neuroscientist, US
10:15 – 11:00 Neuroscience
  • Steven Poelmans, , Strategy, Leadership and People Department, Programme Manager and Director of the Coaching Competency Center, EADA, ES
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Breakout sessions:
  A1 – Strategic Impact Assessment: Two Cases 
  • Thomas Bieger, President, University of St. Gallen, CH
  • Reka Matolay, Assistant Professor,Corvinus University of Budapest, HU
Moderated by Gordon Shenton, Senior Advisoor, Quality Services, EFMD & Michel Kalika,  Professor, Université Paris-Dauphine, FR
  A2 – Research Relevance
  • Eva Cools, Research Manager, Vlerick Business School, BE
  • Marco Busi, , CEO and Head of Research, CARISMA RCT, UK
Moderated by Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
  A3 – Executive Education
  • Vandyck Silveira, CEO of FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance
  • Steven Smith, Corporate Vice President, University Director, Capgemini University, FR
  A4 – Whole Person Learning
  • Claire Maxwell, Co-director, Oasis School of Human Relations, UK
Moderated by John North, Managing Director, The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative
  A5 – IRIS - Managing Internalisation at Home
  • Incorporating intercultural and international dimensions into the curriculum, teaching, research, and extracurricular activities
13:00– 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:15 Plenary III – Women in Business Schools & Corporate Governance
  • Lynn Roseberry, Copenhagen Business School, DK
  • Bridget P. Cosgrave, Founder & President, EveryEuropeanDigital, PL
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:45 EFMD Annual General Assembly
  • Chaired by Alain Dominique Perrin, President, EFMD
16:45 – 17:15 EFMD Global Network Annual General Assembly
17:15 – 17:45 Award Ceremony
CLIP, EPAS, EQUIS, EFMD Case Writing Competition
  • Moderated by Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
19:00 Bus transfers to dinner
19:30 Gala Dinner
22:45 Busses back to Conference Hotels


Tuesday, 9 June 2015
08:15 Registration desk open
09:00 – 10:00 Plenary IV – New Approaches to Learning
  • Keneth Mikkelsen, Founder, FutureShifts, DK
10:15 – 11:15 Moderated discussion on implications of new learning approaches for:
  B1 – Degree Programmes
What are the specific implications for degree programmes when applying new approaches to learning?

Moderated by Roy Wiggins, Dean of Business and The McCallum Graduate School of Business, Bentley University, US
  B2 – Executive Education Programmes
How are new ways of learning impacting Executive Education?

Moderated by Richard Straub, Director, Corporate Services EFMD
  B3 – Students
What is the impact of new learning models on students?

Moderated by Marielle G. Heijltjes, Associate Dean Strategic Development and Internationalization, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE), NL
  B4 – Business School Leadership
How can business school leadership encourage and support faculty and staff to embrace and develop new teaching & learning styles?

Moderated by Rebecca Taylor, Dean, Open University, UK
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45– 12:45 Closing Plenary
  • Charles Handy, Social Philosopher. Former professor at London Business School
    Author of <> and <> and <>, UK
12:45 – 13:15 Closing Remarks by the Chair and Welcome to the 2016 Conference
Laurent Choain
, Chief People & Communication Officer & Conference Chair, Mazars, FR
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch


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