Empowering decision-makers: The impact of EFMD’s Executive Academy

Executive Academy

Among the many services provided by EFMD that contribute to the quality improvement of business schools by developing individual competencies, presenting good practices and benchmarks, training and seminars stand out.   The Executive Academy (EA) is one of the elements of the education portfolio that offers professional and personal development opportunities to decision-makers or those with…

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Call for Mentees – ABIS Mentoring Programme 2023-2024


On behalf of The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS), we would like to bring to your attention our upcoming third edition of the Mentoring Programme for Early Stage Researches, running from October 2023 to June 2024. We are pleased to announce that we already have a pool of more than 20 highly experienced academic mentors,…

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The Sixth Global Conference on Creating Value

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The University of Maryland’s (UMD’s) Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Creating Value Alliance are proud to invite you to the Sixth Global Conference on Creating Value that will take place on UMD’s College Park campus from 19-21 October 2023. In the Sixth Global Conference on Creating Value, business leaders, practitioners and leading academics from…

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Challenges to solutions: Insights from the EFMD Sharing Best Practice Workshop with Parker Hannifin


On 09 June 2023, our EFMD Sharing Best Practice Workshop, conducted online and in partnership with Parker Hannifin, convened learning leaders and specialists to gain insights into Parker’s strategic approach to developing its next generation of general managers.  Kicking off the workshop, Martin Moehrle, Director of Corporate Services & CLIP, EFMD Global, constructively argued that while succession management stands…

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Exploring Students’ Preparedness: Insights from the 2023 EFMD Annual Conference


Do today’s students feel future-ready and adequately prepared? In a direct, rapid-fire format, talent representing EFMD schools around the world challenged panellists at the recent 2023 EFMD Annual Conference to respond to the most difficult questions on talent’s minds today. On 12 June 2023, Highered’s Chief Talent Officer, Dr. Amber Wigmore Álvarez, moderated “The student…

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Standing Out From the Crowd: Why Differentiation is Still a Big Challenge for Business Schools

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Early this year, I was pleased to attend the EFMD Marketing and Communications Conference at Cambridge Judge Business School. We covered many different topics, including building brand value, SDGs, and the strategic value of alumni relations. Afterwards, I found myself reflecting on one session in particular. Michael Johnson, Johnson Banks Design, cleverly started his session…

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Summary of 2023 EFMD Annual Conference

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From 11 – 13 June 2023, we welcomed our global community in Lyon at the EFMD Annual Conference, hosted by emlyon business school and gracefully chaired by Morris Mthombeni, the Dean of Gordon Institute of Business Science. With record attendance, this conference proved to be a pivotal moment for our network. Throughout the event, we…

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Trust me…I’m a micro-credential!

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Micro-credentials have become synonymous with short, flexible, stackable, affordable, inclusive qualifications focused on skills development. Most recently, they have proliferated through the medium of online instruction. In the recent EOCCS Community webinar “Making micro-credentials work” (available on YouTube), our panellists discussed a number of practical issues relating to micro-credentials, including the central question of trust.…

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Lessons from the 2023 EFMD Marcom, External & Alumni Relations Conference

2023 EFMD Marcom, External & Alumni Relations Conference group photo

On 3-5 April, more than 80 communications professionals came together at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School to discuss “defining, creating, and communicating value(s)” at the 2023 EFMD Marcom, External & Alumni Relations Conference. While not every participant could name her or his business school’s values unprompted, the discussions went deeper than simply reciting…

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