PMAC 2017: conference submissions portal

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Submit your presentation or poster now!
Deadline Friday 7th July. 

The Chartered ABS Professional Managers’ Annual Conference (PMAC) provides a unique opportunity for the professional services community working within business schools to come together to reflect on common challenges, share best practice and develop new networks. Participants return to work with fresh ideas, new contacts and useful insights.

An exciting innovation for 2017 is that all members of the Chartered ABS will have an opportunity to contribute to this year’s programme.

If you and/or your team are doing something of which you are particularly proud, we would encourage you to make a submission to deliver a presentation or present a poster.

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What is a submission?

A submission is an application to deliver a presentation on the programme or to display/present a poster at the conference. Each submission should relate to one of the track themes and should provide evidence of a successful and innovative project, strategy or initiative.

Track Themes for PMAC 2017

  • Student recruitment
  • Business engagement
  • Internationalisation
  • Supporting research
  • Supporting education & student experience:
  • Income diversification
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Why should I make a submission?

Professional managers make a critical contribution to the success and sustainability of their institutions. They play a direct role in a wide variety of business school activities and they add both top- and bottom-line value.

Presenting at PMAC 2017 is a great way to:

  • Showcase the excellent things that you and your team are doing to the wider business school community
  • Build one’s personal network, refine communication skills
  • Receive constructive feedback from one’s peers

We are pleased to offer discounted tickets to those who have their submissions accepted. This applies to both presentation and poster submissions.

Track themes for PMAC 2017

Six of the most significant business school activities to which professional managers contribute have been selected as the principal ‘Track Themes’ for PMAC 2017.

Each presentation or poster should relate to one of these themes and should provide evidence of a successful and innovative project, strategy or initiative.. If you are unsure about which theme your submission is most closely suited to then please contact Oliver Lowe at the Chartered ABS (0207 634 9581 oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org).

  • Student recruitment: Innovative ways in which the recruitment cycle is managed, how widening participation is being done, best practice in the organisation of recruitment events and open days, inventive marketing and communication strategies.
  • Business engagement: Alumni engagement and fundraising strategies, interesting ways in which the Small Business Charter is being used, new approaches to knowledge exchange and transfer, the development of partnerships with local businesses.
  • Internationalisation: Developing international strategies, new models for overseas partnerships, recruiting and developing overseas staff, novel ways of gathering market intelligence, conducting effective risk assessments, managing visa arrangements.
  • Supporting research: Managing REF submissions, effective ways of supporting early-career researchers, staffing research support functions, managing the bidding process and developing research spaces.
  • Supporting education & student experience: Creating conducive learning environments, news ways of supporting and enhancing the student experience, contributing to student outcomes and learning gain.
  • Income diversification: Best practice in budget management and financial forecasting, measuring and managing risk, the professional manager contribution to the development of distance learning, conducting cost-benefit analyses.

Submissions should also show the professional competencies, skills and behaviours that are being used to deliver the project on initiative. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Acquiring business critical knowledge
  • Managing information
  • Problem analysis/solutions
  • Delivering service improvements
  • Effective monitoring and control
  • Leadership and team development
  • Gaining, planning and deploying resources
  • Utilising interpersonal communication and persuasion
  • Developing and implementing policy
  • Strategic planning
  • Governance and internal relationships

Please complete your submission using the form below. If you have any questions or are uncertain about how to complete the form then please contact Oliver Lowe oliver.lowe@charteredabs,org +44 (0) 207 634 9581

What is the difference between a presentation submission and a poster submission?

Presentations

A presentation submission is an application to deliver a session on the programme.

  • The submission should reflect one of the 6 principal track themes
  • The submission should be no more than 600 words and should give:
    • An overview of the proposed presentation
    • An indication of how the session will be delivered
    • A summary of what attendees will learn from the session
  • If the submission is accepted the presenter(s) will be allocated a 40min slot (inclusive of Q&A) in the relevant track on the programme

Posters

A poster submission is an application to produce and display a poster at the conference.

  • The submission should reflect one of the 6 principal track themes
  • The submission should be no more than 400 words and should give an overview of the project or initiative.
  • If the submission is accepted the presenter(s) will be given the opportunity to display a poster in a dedicated area near the main refreshment/exhibition hall.

Points to consider before making a submission

  • Submissions should be made via the dedicated PMAC 2017 submissions website.
  • All submissions need to be received by Friday 7th July. Submissions received after this date will not be considered for inclusion.
  • Each person involved in a submission should ensure that, should their submission be accepted, they are able to attend the conference. This may involve seeking approval from your institution that the costs of attendance (the conference ticket, travel and accommodation) can be covered.
  • Authors must not be involved in more than two submissions

After you have completed your submission

  • Once the submission deadline has passed all submissions will be sent to the Submission Review Panels for review.
  • You will hear about whether your submission has been accepted for inclusion in the conference by Friday 4 August
  • At least one author from each accepted submission must have registered to attend the conference by Friday 15 September
  • If your submission is accepted for the conference but you subsequently find that you cannot attend then please inform the Chartered ABS as promptly as possible.

Chartered ABS Members

Not sure whether your institution is a member? Full list available here.

Full conference with Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £519
Single day without Gala Dinner - - Early Bird Discount  £279
Full conference without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £459
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £908
Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants  Please contact us for a bespoke package

Non Members

Full conference with Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £579
Single day without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £319
Full conference without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £519

Presenters

All those who have their presentation or poster accepted for inclusion in the conference are eligible for the discounted presenter passes

Full conference with Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £279
Single day without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £119
Full conference without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £219
Two presenters for full conference with Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £489

For further information about PMAC 2017 please visit the main conference website or contact Oliver Lowe at the Chartered ABS.

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581  Main: +44 (0) 207 236 7678
Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org  Website: charteredabs.org
3Rd Floor, 40 Queen Street, London EC4R 1DD

Unique Submission Number (USN)

If you are considering making a submission please apply for a unique submission number. This can be used for any type of submission and does not tie you into making a submission. It is a mechanism whereby the Chartered ABS can keep track of the number of submissions that we can expect to receive.

If you have any questions then please contact Oliver Lowe, Head of Conferences & International on oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org +44(0)207 634 9581