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International Deans' Programme (IDP)

May - November 2018

This programme provides professional development and support for an international cohort of early-career Deans and Heads of Business Schools.

Participants will have an immersive and interactive experience that will aid the development of their strategic, political and leadership skills. Guided by inputs from experienced global deans, participants will be equipped with the tools and insights to lead business school transformation and delivery.

IDP gives participants the opportunity to:

  • Network in a safe space, under the Chatham House rule
  • Establish a powerful international network of Deans
  • Reflect on the vision and ambition for their own school
  • Understand and prioritise better the fundamental challenges of building excellent business schools
  • Learn from others in similar situations
  • Hear experiences and successes from experienced Deans in host business schools
  • Visit a diverse range of business schools in the UK and Europe

Facilitator

Kai Peters

Kai Peters, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law at Coventry University

Kai Peters is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law at Coventry University and a member of the Coventry University Group Leadership Team.

Previously, he was Dean of Ashridge Business School for 11 years, and then Chief Academic Officer of the new strategic alliance of Ashridge with Hult International Business School.

Prior to joining Ashridge, Peters was Dean, and previously director of MBA programmes, of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University in the Netherlands from 1993 to 2003.

He serves in various capacities for AACSB, EFMD, GMAC and Chartered ABS.

Peters has published extensively on strategy, leadership and management education. He has been twice selected in the UK for HR magazine’s top 100 HR professionals.

  • Business school models: a resource based view and what it means for leadership
  • Accreditations and rankings
  • Tensions between research and teaching
  • Managing reputational issues
  • Internal politics
  • Teaching loads and rewards systems
  • Transnational education: the why and how
  • Competition and non-traditional providers
  • Product portfolio and costs versus income
  • Impact and innovation
  • Competition in delivering in English
  • Financial imperatives
Kai Boardroom

Kai Peters is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law at Coventry University and a member of the Coventry University Group Leadership Team.

Previously, he was Dean/Director of Ashridge, the business school located in Berkhamsted, near London from 2003 to 2014. Following the 2014 strategic alliance of Ashridge with Hult International Business School, Peters was appointed Chief Academic Officer of the combined institution.

Prior to joining Ashridge, Peters was Dean, and previously director of MBA programs, of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University in the Netherlands from 1993 to 2003.

Peters serves on supervisory and advisory boards for a number of organizations in the technology and health care sectors. He was a board member of Centrepoint, a London-based charity for homeless youth. He also serves in various capacities for educational associations including AACSB, EFMD, GMAC and Chartered ABS. He is owner and was managing director (89-93) of a company in the German publishing sector and has worked for both IBM and Volkswagen in organisational development.

Peters has written 10+ book and chapters and 50+ academic and practitioner articles on strategy, leadership and management education. He has been twice selected in the UK for HR magazine’s top 100 HR professionals.

He holds degrees from York University, Toronto and University of Quebec in Chicoutimi; (Canada) and Erasmus University (Netherlands).

Deans from around the world who have around 3 years' experience.

  1. Each participant is required to produce a two-page summary describing their school, its geographical situation and institutional ecosystem.
  2. Read similar summaries from the institutions that will be visited.

Session 1: London locations including King's Business School and Regent's Business School (2.5 days on 16-18 May 2018)

Session 2: A European location, details soon (2 days in November 2018)

NB: Please note that participants must arrange their own travel and accommodation but we will provide helpful information regarding local hotels as required.

Programme fee: £5,000

Meals and travel costs (once on site) are included.

If you have any queries, please contact Lisa Boulter on lisa.boulter@charteredabs.org or 020 7634 9582.