2021 Executive Development Conference insights

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EFMD’s 2021 Executive Development Conference ‘Reboot, Revitalise and Reimagine’ was again a great success with, at peaks, over 100 professionals from business schools, alternative providers and corporates participating. The conference provided intriguing insights to further develop the most effective methods in developing our human capital. With insights from three exciting and energising keynote sessions in…

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Redesigning internationalisation strategies for business schools

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A lot has already been written about the range of consequences that the pandemic has had on business schools and particularly on their internationalisation activities. Travel restrictions and digital delivery continue to impact the ways business schools are providing an international experience to students and participants. Another consequence of the pandemic is that a whole…

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Keeping learners SAFE online

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As we prepare to enter the new academic year, lessons from the pandemic inspired rush to go online must be learned.  For many Business Schools, this will need a focus, not on the technology but on online TEACHING. In a traditional classroom or lecture hall, students feel relatively sheltered.  They know from many years at…

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Not business as usual

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After nearly 1.5 years of facing unprecedented challenges, the EFMD network has gotten used to doing things differently. The pandemic has accelerated digitalisation and obliged business schools and companies to embrace new ways of learning, teaching and working. Born out of necessity, some of these innovations have changed our lives for the better and are…

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Insights from the Corporate Advisory Seminar on Agile Learning

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EFMD’s Special Interest Groups (SIG) are highly focused problem-driven learning groups that allow members of corporate learning organisations to mobilise the collective intelligence of the Learning & Development community to build solutions to common challenges. Over the past 18 months, EFMD, in partnership with London Business School, has led an Agile Learning SIG to explore…

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Business school staff & faculty development: Learning & networking opportunities in the post-pandemic world

Griet Houbrechts, EFMD Director of Professional Development Services, provides an overview of the many professional development opportunities that are being offered in 2021. The disruption caused by the pandemic laid the ground for a deeper reflection about our purpose and mission, the essence of teaching and learning experience, institutional boundaries, the relevance of research, and…

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Reflections on the state of the career services industry in a post-COVID marketplace

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The Career Professionals Development Institute (CPDI) was inaugurated in November 2019, following years of feedback from Career Services professionals from the EFMD Global network, as to the need to go deeper into the challenges of the industry. Since then, this program, which is jointly organised by Highered and EFMD, has endeavoured to equip talent professionals…

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BSIS Virtual Symposium: Impact and Rankings

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During the recent Business School Impact System (BSIS) Virtual Symposium, Jérôme Caby, Delegate General, FNEGE, moderated the session on Rankings and Impact and he summarises his conversation with the three panellists here. Enhancing business efficiency, growth and productivity was the traditional mission of business schools. However, their expected contribution to society’s prosperity has been recently expanded…

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The responsibility turn: building responsible doctoral programmes for a responsible future

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Eva Cools, DBA Manager & Research Manager of Vlerick Business School and co-chair of the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), shares her reflections from the conference. Recently I had the honour to co-chair the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), together with Christine Unterhitzenberger from the University of Leeds. Although we already chose the…

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