Executive Education Symposium: Innovating Executive Education through Digital Learning

Tuesday 19 November 2019

In an increasingly digitalised world, executive education teams need to ensure that they can meet clients’ needs in delivering a personalised and meaningful online and blended learning experience. With the growing international market of providers, it is more important than ever for business schools to continue developing their digital learning in executive education to be able to compete successfully.

Looking at the latest developments in digital learning, participants at this symposium will learn how to tackle some of the challenges in how to put these exciting innovations into practice and what these can offer to customers. A range of business schools executive education teams will share their experiences to explore future opportunities arising from this type of work.

Delegates at this event will:

  • Consider how emerging technologies can best complement high quality executive education in a competitive environment;
  • Explore some of the practical challenges of introducing and further developing online and blended learning in executive education and ways in which these might be overcome;
  • Discuss the pros and cons of working in partnership with large edtech companies based on the experiences of different executive education teams;
  • Learn about developing an online campus and the advantages it can bring;
  • Examine the emerging vision for the future of digital learning in executive education.

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

Other speakers include:

  • Dr David Lefevre, Director, EdTech Lab, Imperial Business School
  • Liz Moody, Director of Executive Education, The Open University Business School
  • Professor Deborah Lock, Deputy Head, Lincoln Business School
  • Professor Gilly Salmon, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

09:30     Registration

10:00     Introduction and setting the scene

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

10:30    Innovating executive education through digital learning – a series of case studies followed by discussion

             (i)          Saïd Business School – working with a large edtech delivery partner

An overview of a journey working with a large edtech company, the challenges that have been faced and overcome, and the ongoing challenges which are still being tackled. This will include and examination of the emerging vision for this type of work.

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

11:00     (ii)        Lincoln Business School – setting up an online campus

This case study will detail the experience of working with an online programme company to set up an online campus for 2019, with the practical considerations of establishing curricula for online courses and assessment.

Professor Deborah Lock, Deputy Head, Lincoln Business School

11:30     Coffee

12:00     Innovating executive education through digital learning – a series of case studies followed by discussion continued                   

   (iii)       The Open University Business School – combining a digital experience to meet client need

The Open University Business School is relatively new to executive education, although within an institution that is a long-established remote provider, and is looking at how best to meet the specific needs and expectations of clients, through combining a digital experience with other forms of delivery.

Liz Moody, Director of Executive Education, The Open University Business School

12:30     (iv)         Imperial Business School - developing a new online platform for executive education

The story of Imperial Business School’s work with business schools internationally to develop a new online platform, specifically tailored to meet the needs of executive education clients; this will also feature a report on working with architects to develop a complementary virtual campus.

Dr David Lefevre, Director, EdTech Lab, Imperial Business School

13:00     Discussion

13:15     Lunch

14:00     Creating futures for executive education

This session will examine the direction of enabling executive graduates to succeed in the 4.0 Era,  illuminating four strategic ways of achieving new missions and modes of learning enabled by the digital world.

Professor Gilly Salmon, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

14:25     Discussion groups to explore some of the key challenges of innovating executive education through digital learning

  • Partnering models and partnership capability
  • Impact on and role of faculty: resourcing and remuneration
  • Developing and purposing of content and control of learning design

15:30     Feedback session and discussion

15:50     Summary and closing remarks

16:00     Close

  • Directors of Executive Education
  • Senior executive education staff
  • While this symposium will have an executive education focus, it will also be of interest to all business school staff with responsibility for digital learning

This event is £185 per person.

Book in a group and take advantage of our 25% group booking discount.

This event will take place at the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF).

London Institute of Banking and Finance
Peninsular House, 36 Monument St
London
EC3R 8LJ

If you have any questions please email Gail Norcliffe at gail.norcliffe@charteredabs.org