PMAC 2022: A blended conference for business school professional services

Early Bird & Group Discounts available

The Professional Managers' Annual Conference (PMAC) is the annual gathering of professional services staff working in, and for, UK business schools. The conference is a wonderfully supportive environment and a unique opportunity for the community to come together to reflect on common challenges, share best practice and develop new networks.

The blended format is an exciting innovation for 2022. Designed to improve the inclusivity and sustainability of the conference this new format enables:

  • Senior professional services staff to come together in-person for strategic discussion about the role professional services play in delivering business school strategy in 2022 and beyond
  • Professional services staff at all levels to take part in a range of developmental online sessions that will enhance knowledge and improve skills and competences

Join us in-person and online to explore:

  • The contribution of professional services teams to the development of hybrid and blended learning and the evolution of business and management education
  • How business schools are improving diversity, recruiting more minority ethnic staff; and supporting underrepresented and disadvantaged staff into leadership positions
  • The evolving role of business school professional services teams in research commercialisation, knowledge exchange, corporate engagement, and business development
  • How to nurture the key skills and competencies that are needed by professional services staff to enable business schools to fulfil their vision and mission in 2022 and beyond
  • Climate action in business schools and the opportunities for professional services staff to make a tangible contribution to their institution’s environmental sustainability ambitions
  • The ways in which staff health and wellbeing principles, policies and practices need to evolve so that professional services staff are supported effectively over the long term

PMAC In-Person

15 March, Aston University, Birmingham

Bringing together senior staff for strategic-level discussion about the contribution that professional services play in delivering business school strategy.

The programme for the in-person conference is in development and will be released soon. To assist with travel/accommodation arrangements we have outlined preliminary timings below.

Monday 14 March

From 19:30
Drinks Reception and Pre-Conference Dinner taking place at Conference Aston. The Dinner is a great opportunity for informal networking with fellow participants ahead of the main event. Dress code: Smart Casual

Tuesday 15 March

09:00    Registration and refreshments

09:40    Welcome and First Session

10:50    Break

11:20    Second Session

12:30    Lunch

13:30    Third Session

14:40    Break

15:00    Fourth Session

16:00    Close of conference

This year's conference takes place at:

Conference Aston, Aston University
Aston Street
Birmingham
B4 7ET

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We will ensure that the necessary health & safety measures are in place. If you have any particular concerns then please contact Pritika Pau (pritika.pau@charteredabs.org)

PMAC Online

23 March, online

Supporting the development of professional services teams at all levels through interactive and practical workshops and discussions.

The programme for the online conference is in development and will be released soon.

The programme will include a range of sessions including panel discussions, case study presentations and professional development workshops taking place in parallel over the course of the day.

Timings:

09:00 - 16:30 with regular breaks

The online conference will take place via Zoom. Further details will be available nearer the date of the event.

PMAC 2022: General Information

Register by Friday 11 February to secure Early Bird Rates

PMAC 2022 in-person

Members - Early Bird Rates

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

  • Full conference with Dinner - £240
  • Full conference without Dinner - £180
  • Two participants for full conference with Dinner - £420 (save 25% on the second place)
  • Two participants for full conference without Dinner - £315 (save 25% on the second place)

PMAC 2022 online

Members - Early Bird Rates

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

  • One participant - £60
  • Two participants - £90 (save 25% on both tickets)
  • Four participants - £180 (save 25% on all tickets)
  • Six to Fifteen participants - £270 (register up to fifteen participants for the price of six discounted tickets)

Non-Members - Early Bird Rates*

Universities, public sector, commercial

  • Full conference with Dinner - £300
  • Full conference without Dinner - £240
  • Two participants for full conference with Dinner - £525 (save 25% on the second place)
  • Two participants for full conference without Dinner - £420 (save 25% on the second place)

Non-Members - Early Bird Rates*

Universities, public sector, commercial

  • One participant - £80
  • Two participants - £120 (save 25% on both tickets)
  • Four participants - £240 (save 25% on all tickets)

Want a bespoke group booking that combines in-person and online tickets?

Contact Pritika Pau (pritika.pau@charteredabs.org) for details of how to combined create a bespoke group booking through which you can benefit from early bird and group booking discounts.

*Non-members

Non-member organisations are are allowed a maximum of two tickets. If you wish to bring more people to the conference please contact Oliver Lowe to discuss sponsorship opportunities oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

Transfers, Cancellations and full Terms & Conditions - click here

PMAC 2022 will offer a range of interactive, practical sessions that will explore ways that the professional services community can add value in their business schools. The conference will be of particular relevance to:

  • Senior professional services and team leaders
  • Learning & teaching support staff
  • Marketing, student recruitment and admissions staff
  • School administrators
  • Student experience and careers staff

Become a sponsor

Sponsoring PMAC 2022 is an excellent way of engaging senior professional services staff within UK business schools. If you are interested in supporting this year's event please contact Oliver Lowe.

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools & Small Business Charter
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581  Main: +44 (0) 207 236 7678
Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org  Website: charteredabs.org I smallbusinesscharter.org

PMAC 2022 In-Person

What happens if Covid-19 restrictions prevent the conference from taking place as an in-person event?

If we are forced to cancel the in-person event on 15 March, registered participants will have the option of transferring their booking to the online event taking place on 23 March and receiving a reimbursement for the difference in fees, or receiving a full refund

What if I register and then want to cancel because I am uncomfortable about attending an in-person event or my institution discourages my participation?

If you register and decide that you cannot attend you can transfer your pass to a colleague free of charge. If you decide to cancel there may be a cancellation fee. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Transfers, Cancellations and full Terms & Conditions - click here

If I am not comfortable about attending in person can I participate virtually?

No, we are not offering the In-Person conference as a hybrid event. Instead we are pleased to offer the online conference on 23 March to all those who would rather not attend an in-person event at this time.