Call for CMBE CPD workshop proposals 2023

Deliver a professional development workshop to fellow business & management educators

We are inviting applications from CMBEs to deliver our CPD events (online and in-person) for the CMBEs and the wider learning & teaching community.

The calendar of CMBE CPD events are designed to support the development of teaching practice and leadership of learning & teaching.

Since 2019 we have run a variety of workshops. Topics have included, but are not limited to: online teaching skills; addressing digital poverty, improving student experience of assessment; engaging employers in the curriculum; and developing students employability skills.

Organising such events can contribute towards your annual CPD hours under ‘Community contributions’ and presenting at events can count towards ‘Imparting knowledge specific to developing educational practice’.

Typically the CMBE would take responsibility for designing and facilitating the workshop; and the Chartered ABS would take responsibility for the logistical matters, the marketing, and would be on hand to assist with the refinement of topics and recruitment of guest speakers.

If you have some good ideas for CPD activities or the means to organise CPD for your institution and others, please complete the short form below to apply. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by our new CPD Review Board.

Submissions Deadline: Thursday 17 November

If you have any questions please contact Oliver Lowe

All workshop proposals will be reviewed by the Peer Review Panel which has been drawn from the CMBE community.

Panel Members

Amanda Miller June 2022

Dr Amanda Miller
Education Lead, Department of Marketing, Retail and Tourism, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Dr Amanda Miller is a career academic who has led in areas of curriculum development and innovation at the Faculty of Business and Law Manchester Metropolitan University for over 20 years. Over this time her roles have been at the programme level, department and faculty level. She is committed to her own professional development, where opportunities have been embraced and engaged with through the CABS LTSE conference, CABS CMBE workshops and also the CABS Leaders in Learning and Teaching programme. As a member of her department’s senior leadership team she is involved in supporting colleagues in their own professional development through mentoring and more recently through the development of a community of practice to support colleagues to engage in conversations and share practice in their own teaching and learning.

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Dr Amon Simba
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy, Nottingham Business School

Dr. Amon Simba is an established research and teaching scholar at Nottingham Business School (NBS) in the UK, and his expertise lies in entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy. Including his role at NBS, Amon is an Adjunct Professor at Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State Bloemfontein in South Africa. He is also an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB) as well as the Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (JSBE) and is in the Editorial Team at the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. He is also an Editorial Board Member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He has published his work in leading journals including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management, International Marketing Review and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour Research.

Angela Mazzetti
Senior Lecturer in Management Practice & Degree Programme Director, Newcastle University Business School

I been part of the education sector since 1996 and I have worked with a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education students. I am passionate about motivating students to achieve their full potential both during their time at university and in their future careers.

I am currently the Degree Programme Director for Newcastle University Business School’s BA Honours Business Management programme. With almost 600 students, this is one of the Business School’s largest undergraduate programmes.

During my time in the education sector, I have led a range of funded research projects aimed at enhancing the business school curricula. Additionally, I have delivered various workshops and CPD events, and also published a range of articles and case studies related to educational practice.

I have been a member of the CMBE programme since its inception and I have enjoyed the opportunities that being part of this community has offered me. I am therefore delighted to take on my new role as part of the CMBE CPD Review Board.

Dr Becky Lees
Head, Department of Accounting, Finance and Informatics, Kingston Business School

I started my career in higher education at Kingston University in 2000, having returned after a period in industry following my undergraduate studies.  I completed my Bachelor’s degree at Kingston Business School, making me both an alumnus, as well as an academic, of the school.

My teaching is in the area of quantitative methods, decision modelling and information management, and I am a University Teaching Fellow.  I have held a variety of course management and quality focused roles which have given me a thorough grounding in a wide range of university processes.  I am currently Head of Department for Accounting, Finance and Informatics and School Lead for Assurance of Learning.

I hold a PhD in Educational Research from Lancaster University and my interests lie within pedagogic research in higher education. I am particularly interested in how the development of continuity, collaboration and co-construction in assessment across a student's degree programme can support the achievement of programme learning outcomes to support employability and students’ next steps.

I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. I also hold Certified Management and Business Educator status from the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Dr Chau Duong
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Dr Chau Duong is currently a senior lecturer, course leader, link tutor, member of the University's Academic Board, among other duties, at the University of East London, having also previously worked as an academic at Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (in Vietnam). Chau is trained as an accountant at undergraduate level and started his career as a Big-4 auditor. The move to academia in 2004 leads him to acquiring an MSc Finance and Investment (Durham University), MBA Financial Technology Management (University of East London), PhD Business and Management (University of Kent). Continuous professional development has always been a key platform for Chau to keep his teaching practice and academic leadership relevant and informed, from both research and professional perspectives. He has attained Senior Fellowship of the Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy), Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute and Membership of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Chau is also a Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE) since 2019.

Dr Irina Gokh
Senior Lecturer in International Business, Leicester Castle Business School

Dr Irina Gokh is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, a Social Media Editor of the Critical Perspectives on International Business, and a founder of the YouTube Channel International Business Conversations'. Irina is focused on the strategic development of the Business Management subject area and providing academic support and guidance for colleagues. Irina has a substantial teaching experience at various levels of undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Currently, Irina leads an undergraduate International Business Programme at De Montfort University. Irina's research interests focus is on the International Business domain with a specific focus on multinational enterprise and foreign direct investment location decisions.

Josephine Van-Ess
Lecturer in Management, Director of Teaching and Learning (Pg), University of Sussex Business School

Josephine is Lecturer in Management & Director of Teaching & Learning (PG & ODL) at the University of Sussex Business School. Her research interest is in innovative and interactive teaching in Higher Education Institutions. Prior to joining Sussex in 2016, Josephine worked at the University of Nottingham's China campus for 6 years where she taught various modules on Business Ethics, Management, Organisational Behaviour and Quantitative Methods. Josephine has extensive private sector experience. She has worked in consumer research, telecommunications, and banking industry for over 9 years and has carried out consumer research for multinationals such as Nestle, Unilever, Coca Cola, and Guinness in Ghana. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE), and a member of the Equalities and Diversity Committee of the University of Sussex Business School.

Louisa Hill
Associate Professor, Leeds University Business School

Louisa has led and delivered a variety of business courses and subjects in the private sector, teaching-intensive, post-1992 and and research-intensive universities. She is a keen advocate of CPD as a means of updating her HE knowledge, which is demonstrated through her PCGE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training, MA in Education and current undertaking of an EdD in Higher Education.

Louisa's research examines the challenges and support that business school academics require in internationalising their teaching practice. Throughout her career, Louisa has championed the development of academic staff in business schools ranging from PGR teaching assistants up to senior executive level. These activities have involved mentoring, coaching, observing, co-teaching, co-writing, delivering workshops, establishing teaching programmes, and professional awards, with a focus on the importance if learner-centred developmental practice for both academics and students.

Louisa's professional awards include QTLS, RLA, CMBE, SFHEA, University Student Experience Fellow and Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellent Fellow.

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
Professor Marketing and Sustainable Business, School of Fashion, GCU London

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas EdD FRSA is Professor in Marketing and Sustainable Business at the British School of Fashion, Glasgow Caledonian University London where she is also responsible for Academic Leadership for Business and Sustainability. Professor Radclyffe-Thomas is a National Teaching Fellow, Vice Chair of PRME UK&I Chapter, Editor-in-Chief for Bloomsbury Fashion Business Case Studies, Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles and co-author of Fashion Management: A Strategic Approach. Natascha’s cross-disciplinary research spans creative industries practice; sustainable fashion; social enterprise and responsible business; cultural heritage, consumer behaviour and international fashion marketing. Natascha has extensive international teaching and professional development experience and is an advocate for globally responsible education and an inaugural Advisory Board member for the Council for International African Fashion Education. Natascha won the Case Centre 2020 Award for Ethics and Social Responsibility and was Runner-Up in the FT’s 2022 Responsible Business Educator Awards and has supported the RSA and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on their Make Fashion Circular initiatives.

Dr Sue Cronshaw
Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Liverpool Business School

Dr Sue Cronshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Liverpool John Moores University, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a media commentator. Before moving into academia, she worked as a marketing professional in the media for ten years, specifically in the field of brand management. She teaches Marketing/ Digital Marketing at both UG & PG and supervises dissertations on these topics.

She has written and published material on online communities, women in HE, Digital health, UX digital-physical strategies and organizational ambidexterity. She is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Organisational Analysis and a reviewer for a number of other international journals. She is an External Examiner for Professional Doctorates, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a CMBE Certified Management and Business Educator, Mentor for The Girls Network and AURORA Alumni.

Vlasios Sarantinos
Senior Lecturer, Bristol Business School

Vlasios Sarantinos is an educator and academic, with a strong passion for supporting students’ learning and teaching to ensure that they realise their potential. He has been working for several years as Senior Lecturer in Bristol Business School at the University of the West of England, with expertise in Human Resources Management and other cognate areas within the sphere of Business and Management. He also has experience in numerous other HEIs and working across different countries, gaining valuable knowledge and insights in Transnational Education and Academic Partnerships, Quality Assurance, Cross-cultural collaboration and so on. Alongside his teaching and scholarly activity, he is a member of several professional bodies and associations (CMBE, CMgr FCMI, Academic MCIPD, FInstLM, FRSA and others). He is a firm believer of life-long learning and the importance of professional development and growth, both to maintain much needed currency but also to enjoy fresh perspectives and foster innovation.

What are we looking for?

All submissions should:

  • Clearly state the focus of the workshop and what participants will gain from it.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant research and literature in the field.
  • Contribute to and extend teaching practice relevant to business and management education (i.e. show originality)
  • Be well-written, and suitable for a national and international audience.

How will workshops be delivered?

The CMBE CPD workshop portfolio contains both in-person and online events. When preparing your proposal please give careful thought to the mode you would like to use. Please note:

Online workshops - Online workshops will be delivered through the Chartered ABS's zoom account. The ideal duration of online workshops is 2-3 hours. As these are paid-for events we typically wouldn’t consider a workshop that is shorter than 2 hours. Workshops can be longer than 3 hours as long as there are a sufficient number of breaks.

In-person workshops - In-person workshops can take place at your institution or at the Chartered ABS's event facility located at 40 Queen Street in London (click here). In-person workshops should be half-day or full day events. Usual timings would be:

    • Half-day 10:00-13:00 / 13:30-16:30 (inc. a 20min break)
    • Full day 10:00-16:00 (inc. 2x 20min breaks and 60min lunch)

After you have submitted your proposal

When the call for submissions closes on Friday 23 September, all proposals are sent to the Peer Review Panel. The Panel reviews all submissions to ensure they maintain the highest quality and include a valuable range of topics.

You will hear about whether or not we would like to take forward your proposal within 4 weeks of the deadline.