Professional Managers’ Annual Conference 2016

12 - 13 December, Cardiff Business School Postgraduate Teaching Centre

UK business schools are a vital part of the higher education landscape and have a unique ability to create economic value and contribute to the health of their university and local community.

Professional services teams have a critical contribution to make to the success and sustainability of their institutions and play a key role in managing financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities.

The Chartered ABS’ Professional Managers’ Annual Conference (PMAC) provides a unique opportunity for senior representatives of the professional services community working within business schools to come together to reflect on common challenges, share best practice and develop new networks.

Join us this December for:

Fresh insights: Explore how professional managers can add 'bottom-line' value to their institutions at a time of uncertainty and volatility

Networking: Last year's conference was our largest to date and we anticipate that there will be over 100 attendees at this year's gathering. Join us and network with senior professional services staff from across the UK business school community.

Reflection: Managing day-to-day administrative and operational activities of a business school is more than a full time job. Join us and benefit from time away from the office to step back, share common challenges with your peers and come away with new ideas and strategies.

Programme highlights

 The new higher education landscape and its implications for professional managers

 Robin Geller, Registrar, University of Bristol

 Opportunities and challenges for business schools in 2017/18: an international perspective

 Tom RobinsonPresident and CEO, AACSB International

 The value-add of qualitative accreditations

 Gareth Bennett, Chief Operating Officer, Warwick Business School

 What does the future hold? Assessing the structural and organisational implications of a changing HE  landscape

 Jayne DowdenChief Operating Officer, Cardiff University

 Systematic Inventive Thinking: How SIT can bring out people’s ‘creative spark’.

 Dil SidhuChief External Officer, Alliance Manchester Business School

 Leadership and management skills for successful managers

 Kim FrostDirector of HR, University of London

 Working effectively with colleagues during challenging times

 Rachel Holmes, Executive Coaching, Personal and Team Development

 Students as consumers and what it means for professional managers

 Jim Dickinson, Chief Executive, Union of UEA Students

 An update on the Chartered ABS’ Professional Development Programme for professional managers

 Dr Andy Earwaker, Faculty Manager, Portsmouth Business School

 How professional managers can best deal with organisational change

 Hema Tank, Vice Principal, Degree Programmes, The London Institute of Banking & Finance

PLUS

  • Alison Jones, University Secretary, Director of Planning, Legal & Governance, University of Bradford and Chair of HESPA investigates the issues faced by professional managers when involved in strategic planning
  • Dr Julie-Anne Regan, Educational Developer, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Educational Development Division, University of Liverpool
  • Designed in consultation with members of the Chartered ABS Professional Managers' Steering Committee* and experts from across the business school community, the two-day programme is designed for senior professional managers. It is particularly relevant for:

    • Heads of Administration
    • School Administrators
    • Registrars
    • Chief Operating Officers
    • Faculty Managers
    • Heads of Operations and Administration
    • Accreditation and other specialist Managers in marketing, human resources, finance and professional development

    *The Chartered ABS Professional Managers' Steering Committee

    • Dr Andy Earwaker, Portsmouth Business School (Chair)
    • Dr Andrew Glanfield, Cardiff Business School
    • Ian Hamley, University of Birmingham Business School
    • Helen Miller, Newcastle University Business School
    • Tom O'Neill, Ulster Business School
    • Dil Sidhu, Manchester Business School
    • Pam Slaughter, Sunderland Business School
    • Dr Phillipa Towlson, Lord Ashcroft International Business School

  • PMAC 2016 - programme download

  • Speakers include:

    • Bob Athwal, Pro Provost (Student Experience & External Engagement), GSM London
    • Gareth Bennett, Chief Operating Officer, Warwick Business School
    • Paul Devoy, Head, Investors in People
    • Jim Dickinson, Chief Executive, Union of UEA Students
    • Jayne Dowden, Chief Operating Officer, Cardiff University
    • Dr Andy Earwaker, Faculty Manager, Portsmouth Business School and Chair, PMSC
    • Kim Frost, Director of Human Resources, University of London
      Dr Steve Gaskin, Faculty Business Manager, Faculty of Business, Plymouth University
    • Robin Geller, Registrar, University of Bristol
    • Dr Andrew Glanfield, Director of Administration, Cardiff Business School
    • Professor Julian Gould-Williams, Professor of HRM, Cardiff Business School
    • Alison Jones, University Secretary, Director of Planning, Legal & Governance, University of Bradford and Chair, HESPA
    • Tom O’Neill, Head of Administration, Ulster Business School
    • Stephanie Readey, School Manager, University of Liverpool Management School
    • Tom Robinson, President and CEO, AACSB International
    • Dil Sidhu, Chief External Officer, Alliance Manchester Business School
    • Hema Tank, Vice Principal Degree Programmes, ifs University College
    • Dr Phillipa Towlson, Head of Professional Services, Lord Ashcroft International Business School

  • The conference takes place at Cardiff Business School Postgraduate Teaching Centre

    Cardiff Business School Postgraduate Teaching Centre

    Cardiff University
    Colum Drive
    Cardiff
    CF10 3EU

    +44 (0)29 2087 4674

    Cardiff Business Sch Opening 49 WEB

    Accommodation

    Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements.The Chartered ABS has arranged preferential rates for conference participants at two local hotels.

    Park Plaza Cardiff
    Greyfriars Road
    Cardiff, CF10 3AL, Wales
    United Kingdom
    T: +44 (0) 2920 111 111

    Preferential rates for 'Superior Rooms'.
    - £99 per room per night (single occupancy)
    - £109 per room per night (double occupancy)

    Rates include breakfast, WIFI and the use of spa  facilities.

    To book please call or email the hotel  and quote (Block ID) 1935951
     T: 02920 111101 E: ppcres@parkplazahotels.co.uk


    Jury's Inn Cardiff
    1 Park Place
    Cardiff
    CF10 3DN

    Preferential rates for rooms:
    - £85 per room per night (single occupancy)

    Rates include breakfast. To book please call or email  the hotel and quote code JICARD111216
    T: 161 774 2983 E: jurysinncardiff@jurysinns.com


  • Group booking discounts available

    Chartered ABS Members

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

    Full conference with Gala Dinner  £594
    Full conference without Gala Dinner  £529
    Group booking: 2 participants for full conference with Gala Dinner  £999
    Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants please contact us for a bespoke package  Bespoke
    Single day without Gala Dinner  £369

    Non Members 

    Full conference with Gala Dinner  £636
    Full conference without Gala Dinner  £579
    Single day without Gala Dinner  £409

    Speakers

    Full conference with Gala Dinner  £349
    Full conference without Gala Dinner  £289
    Single day only  £239

  • If you wish to speak to us about delegate registration, speaking opportunities or sponsorship, please contact:

    Oliver Lowe
    Head of Conferences
    Chartered Association of Business Schools
    +44 (0) 207 634 9581 oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

Gala Dinner at Cardiff Castle

Taking place on the evening of the first day the Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow participants.

Cardiff Castle
Castle St
Cardiff
CF10 3RB

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Conference Supporter

We are grateful to Rima1 for supporting this year's Professional Managers' Annual Conference.