Executive Education Symposium:
Building an Executive Education Team

Thursday 29 November, Conference Aston, Birmingham

In a competitive executive education market, building an effective team, infrastructure and institutional culture is critical to success.

Focusing on a detailed analysis of the skills and competencies that underpin high quality executive education teams, this symposium is a unique opportunity to explore how to build a team and strategy in a range of institutional settings.

Participants will learn how to develop agile and effective executive education teams which are supported through the business school infrastructure and well-integrated into the wider institution. There will be ample opportunity to network, discuss, and share ideas with other executive education practitioners.

Business school case studies will examine the key themes of Executive Education team development:

  • Strategic positioning of Executive Education;
  • Business development and key account management;
  • Support services and infrastructure;
  • Rewards, incentives and flexible workforce; and
  • Leading Executive Education and the drivers for success.

The programme will be heavily influenced by our Executive Education Committee's latest report, Building an Executive Education Team: Leadership, Infrastructure and CultureThis 'white paper' maps out the different skills and competencies needed at both a staff and organisational level to deliver executive education, and is valuable for business schools looking to build and grow their executive education provision. You can download the report here.

09:30     Registration

10:00     Welcome and introduction

Dr Andrew White,  Associate Dean, Executive Education and Corporate Relations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Chair, Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee

Dr Deborah Lock, Deputy Head of College, Lincoln Business School, and Lynda Hinxman , Assistant Dean, Employer Engagement, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University – symposium joint chairs and facilitators

10:15    Building an Executive Education Team: Leadership, Infrastructure and Culture – an outline of the new report

Dr Deborah Lock, Deputy Head of College, Lincoln Business School

Lynda Hinxman, Assistant Dean, Employer Engagement, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

10:45     Strategic positioning of executive education – an interview

Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Council member, Chartered ABS

11:20     Coffee

11:50     Case study 1 – Positioning of executive education within an institution

Dr David Norris, Associate Dean for Marketing and Recruitment, Teesside University Business School

12:05     Case study 2 - Business development and key account management

Caroline Williams, Director of Open Programmes, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

12:20     Case Study 3 – Rewards, incentives and flexible workforce

Claire Hewitt, Head of Learning Design, Henley Business School

12:35     Case Study 4 – Support services and infrastructure

Stephanie Mullen, Head of Delegate Experience, Executive Development Centre, Alliance Manchester Business School

12.50     Questions and discussion             

13.15     Lunch

14.15     Facilitated group discussions in which participants will identify and consider strategies for tackling the challenges of leadership in executive education, focusing on the drivers for success and the anchors hindering progress

Dr Deborah Lock, Deputy Head of College, Lincoln Business School

Lynda Hinxman, Assistant Dean, Employer Engagement, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

15:30     Feedback and overview

15:50     Closing remarks

16:00     Close

This session is recommended for anyone with an interest in executive education provision. It will be particularly valuable for:

  • Directors of executive education
  • Senior executive education staff
  • Deans with a particular interest in the strategic direction of executive education
Conference Aston
Aston University
Aston St
Birmingham
B4 7ET

Speakers will include:

Dr Andrew White, Associate Dean for Executive Education & Corporate Relations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Lynda Hinxman, Assistant Dean, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Deborah Lock, Deputy Head of College & Director of Education, Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln

Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Council member, Chartered ABS

Dr David Norris, Associate Dean for Marketing and Recruitment, Teesside University Business School 

Caroline Williams, Director of Open Programmes, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Claire Hewitt, Head of Learning Design, Henley Business School

Stephanie Mullen, Head of Delegate Experience, Executive Development Centre, Alliance Manchester Business School

If you would like more information about the event, are interested in our programme of executive education symposia, or have any recommendations for how Chartered ABS can support its membership with regards to executive education, please get in touch with Gail Norcliffe at gail.norcliffe@charteredabs.org