Alumni Strategic Development Event 2015

Showcasing Outstanding Business Engagement

The Chartered Association of Business Schools are pleased to present Strategic Alumni Development Event, to be held at:

Toulouse Business School
Boulevard Lascrosses, 20
BP 7010 
F-31068 Toulouse Cedex 7

The event will run from lunch on the 6th July to lunch on the 7th July at Tolouse Business School

The Theme

Showcasing Outstanding Business Engagement

French business schools have recently experienced significant national mergers and consolidations. The triple accredited Toulouse Business School provides an interesting example for us to learn from its outstanding connections with local, national, and international businesses to enhance student employability, faculty development, and national economic growth.  The event includes a visit to Airbus and case studies about governance and management issues related to other aerospace institutions and Toulouse Business School’s extensive network of corporate partners.

Who Should Attend?

The Strategic Alumni Development Event is for business school leaders who have participated in any Chartered ABS Development Programme. Those who would like to use this as an opportunity to network are also welcome.

The fee includes dinner and one night’s accommodation at the Novotel Centre, Place Alfonse Jourdain for each delegate

Proposed Schedule

DAY 1 Monday 6 July 2015

12:00 Buffet lunch on arrival at Novotel and then walk to TBS

Anne Kiem, Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Business Schools

Introduction: Bob O'Keefe, 3DP facilitator

13:30 Toulouse Business School and the French business school market
Prof. François Bonvalet, Dean of TBS School
14:45 Guided visits to aerospace institutions from among the following:

  • Airbus (A380)
19:00 Dinner to Toulouse Business Club
With the involvement of some members of the Executive committee and the opportunity for discussion on governance and management issues

DAY 2 Tuesday 7 July 2015



Research Policy
Prof. Denis Lacoste, Director of Research

(10 mn presentation/20 mn Question and Answer Session)


Faculty development

Stephanie Lavigne, Faculty Dean,

(10 mn presentation/20 mn Question and Answer Session)



New Director of International Development

(10 mn presentation/20 mn Question and Answer Session)

10:30 Break and refreshments



Industry engagement and alumni relations

Paul Lauriac, Director of External Relations

(10 mn presentation/20 mn Question and Answer Session)



Curriculum innovation
Prof. Uche Okongwu, Director of Academic Affairs

(10 mn presentation/20 mn Question and Answer Session)

12:30  Feedback and reflections - participants
13:00 Finish


Date: 06/07/2015 - 12:00 - 07/07/2015 - 13:00


For further information please contact Giovanna Bono at