Looking back on the 2021 EFMD Annual Conference

2021 EFMD annual conference

Nicola Kleyn, Dean, Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and 2021 EFMD Annual Conference Chair, shares her thoughts on the 2021 EFMD Annual Conference. At the beginning of the EFMD Annual Conference, I challenged the audience to take a step back from our normal busyness and customary behaviour, to reflect on what is…

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Scaling up with data and speed


E-commerce websites may look more or less the same as they did 20 years ago, but there has been a revolution behind the screen. The architecture, the development style, and the pace of development are all different today, according to Anneke Keller, chief technology officer of the apparel and homewares site Wehkamp, one of the…

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It’s important for business schools to have international links no matter where they call home

Many within business schools appreciate the importance of international connections, Stephanie Mullins – Associate Director at specialist communications consultancy BlueSky Education – and colleague Olivia Nieberg explore some specific examples within the industry.  There are prestigious business schools based all over the world, with beautiful, innovative campuses and large, multi-cultural communities. However, despite many having…

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EFMD’s Executive Development Conference for the first time fully online

EFMD Executive Development Conference 2020

“This was brilliantly organised. Certainly, one of the best and most user-friendly virtual conference environments.” We are happy for the very positive feedback from almost 100 participants at this year’s Executive Development Conference. And we learned a lot on our path to preparing an engaging online conference, with four particular lessons to share: Optimising user-friendliness…

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Excellence in Practice Award 2021 – Call for entries!

EFMD Excellence in Practice 2021 - call for entries

A guide to submitting your case study for the Excellence in Practice Awards 2021 Over the past 14 years, the EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EiP) have come to be widely recognised as a prestigious mark of outstanding and impactful Learning & Development partnerships. If you think that your organisation has forged a partnership which…

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Time for change says Dana Brown, Dean of Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Dana Brown, Dean of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Canada, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “We don’t want to go back to the way things were, we want…

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Come together, share and (re)-connect!

Many of us cannot wait for the moment when we come together again and interact with those many friends and colleagues that we have met over the years at different EFMD activities. The warmth and joy of connecting with people is what many of our conference participants see as the number one reason why they come…

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EFMD presents the new EFMD Fellows

Over the last 20 years, the EFMD network has grown and become a truly global community. We are also very aware of the need to foster, enhance and build on local relationships and support the development of management education in certain key areas. That is why we decided to appoint eighteen regional EFMD Fellows, who…

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The Launch of a Blueprint for SDG Integration in Business Schools

By Giselle Weybrecht, Special Advisor to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education; read the original article published at the PRiME time blog  2020 marks both five years into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Action to ensure the achievement of these Global Goals. It…

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