Present at PMAC 2020

Case Studies - Posters - PechaKucha Presentations - Roundtables - Professional Development Workshops

The Professional Managers Annual Conference (PMAC) offers professional services staff working within, and for, business schools the opportunity to reflect on common challenges, share best practice and develop new networks.

We are now accepting submissions for the next conference taking place in Manchester on 22-23 January 2020. If you are doing something of which you are particularly proud and which demonstrates how professional services add value to a business school then you should consider submitting a presentation proposal for this year's conference.

Presenting at PMAC 2020 is an excellent opportunity for you to:

  • Showcase the excellent things that you and your team are doing in front a large gathering of professional managers working within, and for, business schools.
  • Develop new ideas to take back to your institution
  • Build your personal network and demonstrate professional development

How do I make a submission?

There are five types of submission that you can make for PMAC 2020 and each submission needs to reflect one of the five conference themes.

Please take a look at the submission types, the conference themes and the submission process and get your submission to us by Friday 20 September.

Choose your preferred format

Case Study

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Case Study presentations are the opportunity to showcase the excellent things that you and your colleagues are doing to fellow professional managers. Each successful Case Study will be allocated a 30min slot in a relevant breakout session on the conference programme.

Poster

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Posters are a valuable way of presenting a new piece of research, project or activity in a visually engaging manner. Posters will be on display throughout the conference but you are not required to deliver a presentation.

PechaKucha

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PechaKucha Presentation’s are powerful and compelling sessions. You have a rolling loop of 20 slides each displaying for just 20 seconds. That's 6 minutes 40 seconds to deliver your message.

Roundtable Discussion

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Roundtable Discussions are the opportunity for a discursive exploration of an important issue, project or challenge. Describe the issue you want to explore and the questions you want the group of 8-10 participants to consider during your 30min session.

Workshop

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Professional Development Workshops (PDW’s) are the opportunity to share your insights, experience and knowledge with colleagues across the membership. Each PDW lasts for 90 minutes and needs a clearly articulated agenda and learning outcomes.

Pick your theme

Each submission for PMAC 2020 should reflect one of the five conference themes:

1. Supporting student learning journeys and graduate outcomes

Supporting student attainment, progression and employability through effective induction programmes, innovative forms of student support, widening participation initiatives, extra-curricular activities and career advice.

2. Driving organisational change and impact

Shaping the future direction of the business school by delivering change strategies, managing talent, resolving disputes, managing workloads, succession planning and maximising value from accreditation.

3. Engaging with business and society

Adding value to local, regional and international communities through supporting small businesses, generating income, delivering degree apprenticeships and nurturing student enterprise.

4. Supporting staff and student health and wellbeing

Improving the performance and resilience of staff and students by creating positive environments for work and study; by living your principles of equality, diversity and inclusion; and by demonstrating commitment to EDI in university and business school accreditations.

5. Going the extra mile

Enabling your institution to be successful, impactful and sustainable in new and innovative ways.

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

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 by email oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org or by calling +44 (0) 207 634 9581

Please remember to click 'submit' when you have completed the submission form. If you do not receive a submission confirmation email then please contact Oliver Lowe (oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org) to check that your submission was definitely submitted. Unless a submission is received through an online submission form it cannot be considered for inclusion in the conference.

PLEASE NOTE:

Tuesday 22 January: Pre-conference sessions

The Professional Development Workshops take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 22 January.

The Gala Dinner takes place on the evening of Tuesday 22 January,

Wednesday 23 January: Main programme

Case Studies, PechaKucha Presentations and Roundtable Discussions take place during the main conference on 23 January. Posters will be displayed on the 23rd but not on the 22nd.

Points to consider before making a submission

  • All submissions need to be received by Friday 20 September. 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

*The Professional Development Workshops take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 22 January. If you are delivering a PDW and you do not plan to attend the main conference you do not need to buy a ticket.
*Case Studies, PechaKucha Presentations and Roundtable Discussions take place during the main conference on 23 January. Posters will be displayed on the 23rd but not on the 22nd. All presenters who are involved in case studies, PechaKucha presentations, roundtables or posters must purchase a ticket to the conference.

 

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 October
  • At least one author from each accepted submission must have registered to attend the conference by Friday 25 October.
  • 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.
"I wanted to share the innovation of Adam Smith Graduate Award programme and how we improved our student experience with others.

What I most enjoyed about presenting the poster was the engagement and networking with everyone at the conference, it was a great opportunity to share ideas and hear from others what they had achieved within their own schools.

My top tip is to be creative with your presentation, this is your opportunity to showcase an innovation from your school and enhance your brand and reputation. It is a great experience and I gained a lot of insight into other schools as part of my poster presentation and made new friends.

Kirsteen Daly
Accreditations and Postgraduate Manager, Adam Smith Business School

"Sharing our approach to what is likely a common challenge with colleagues from other business schools was what motivated me to make a submission. It was also an opportunity to raise the profile of Lancaster University Management School within the sector.

My advice to those making a submission is to discuss your idea within your own school first in order that you have a good idea of what might be the points of discussion ahead of the event itself.

Don’t worry about others in the room having expertise in your area as this is an opportunity to further improve the areas you’re working on"

Adam Mitchell
Marketing Manager, Lancaster University Management School

"I really enjoyed my experience running a workshop at PMAC 17. A colleague encouraged me to do it, and whilst I was nervous I saw this as a great opportunity.

I was really grateful for all the careful organisation by the CABS team which ensured my session ran smoothly and I didn’t have to worry about the room set up or the tech failing. The attendees were engaged and supportive.

As well as the realisation that my research could benefit others, this also opened many interesting conversations throughout the rest of the conference."

Nicola Scull
Head of Digital Learning & Libraries, The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Early Bird & Group Booking Discounts are available

Wednesday 22 January: Pre-conference sessions

The Professional Development Workshops take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 January.

The Gala Dinner takes place on the evening of Wednesday 22 January,

Thursday 23 January: Main programme

Case Studies, PechaKucha Presentations and Roundtable Discussions take place during the main conference on 23 January. Posters will be displayed on the 23rd but not on the 22nd.

Presenters

If your submission is accepted then you can register at the discounted presenter rate. 

The Full Event – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference and the pre-conference Gala Dinner and Workshops.

 £399
Conference and Dinner – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference and the pre-conference Gala Dinner

 £279
Conference Only – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference

 £239

 

Chartered ABS Members

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

The Full Event – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference and the pre-conference Gala Dinner and Workshops.

 £519
Conference and Dinner – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference and the pre-conference Gala Dinner

 £363
Conference Only – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference

 £323

Chartered ABS Members - Group Booking

Bring a colleague and save 25%

Two participants for the Full Event – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference and the pre-conference Gala Dinner and Workshops.

 £908
Two participants for the Conference and Dinner – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference and the pre-conference Gala Dinner

 £636
Two participants for the Conference Only – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference

 £566
Bespoke Group Bookings

For bespoke group bookings please contact us.

Non Members

The Full Event – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference and the pre-conference Gala Dinner and Workshops.

 £579
Conference and Dinner – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference and the pre-conference Gala Dinner

 £405
Conference Only – Early Bird Discount

Includes the Conference

 £365

 

View the Chartered ABS policy on cancellations, transfers and substitutions.

For further information about PMAC 2020 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

Would you prefer to attend PMAC 2020 as a delegate?

Bookings are open and Early Bird Discounts are available. Whether as a presenter or as a delegate, we hope you will join us on 22-23 January at Alliance Manchester Business School. A key date in the Chartered Association of Business Schools calendar, PMAC 2020 is an exceptional opportunity for learning, idea-sharing, personal development and networking. What's more it is a lot of fun.