11-12 December, The Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool

Book by Friday 22nd September to secure Early Bird Rates.

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 make a critical contribution 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.

The call for submissions is now closed and we thank all those who applied to deliver a presentation or poster session. These are under review by the Professional Managers' Steering Committee and a full programme will be announced in August.

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 Phillipa Towlson, Lord Ashcroft International Business School (Chair)
  • Matt Davey, University of Exeter Business School
  • Dr Steve Gaskin, Plymouth University Faculty of Business
  • Dr Andrew Glanfield, Cardiff Business School
  • Matthew Hisbent, Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University
  • Helen Miller, Newcastle University Business School
  • Tom O'Neill, Ulster Business School
  • Stephanie Readey, University of Liverpool Management School
  • Dil Sidhu, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Hema Tank, The London Institute of Banking and Finance

The in-depth two day programme will feature a mix of high-level keynote speakers and a range of breakout sessions and poster presentations.

All those interested in presenting at PMAC 2017 should visit the Conference Submissions Portal for further details.

Six of the most significant business school activities to which professional managers contribute have been selected as the principal ‘Track Themes’ for PMAC 2017 and each submission should relate to one of these themes.

  • 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.

Book by Friday 22nd September to secure Early Bird Rates!

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

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

Want to bring a group to the conference? Contact us for Group Booking Discounts - save  25% per person!

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

PMAC 2017 will take place at The Foresight Centre at the University of Liverpool

The Foresight Centre
1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
L69 3GL

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements, the Chartered ABS have arranged preferential rates at local city hotels.

Hope Street Hotel

  • £105.50 - Bed & Breakfast single occupancy
  • £117.50 - Bed & Breakfast double occupancy

Please call 0151 709 3000 or e-mail on resevations@hopestreethotel.co.uk and quote CABS to secure the preferential rates.

This hotel is around a 15 minute walk from the venue and Liverpool Lime Street Station.

 

Hallmark Inn Liverpool City Centre

  • £60.50 - Bed & Breakfast single occupancy
  • £70.50 - Bed & Breakfast double occupancy

Please call 0330 0283 426 or email  megan.earp@hallmarkhotels.co.uk  and quote 03G

This hotel is around a 10 minute walk from the venue and Liverpool Lime Street Station.

 

Holiday Inn Liverpool

  • £70.00 - Bed & Breakfast single occupancy
  • £80.00 - Bed & Breakfast double occupancy

Please call  01517052843 and quote CB1

This hotel is around a 15 minute walk from the venue and a minutes walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station.

If you have any queries about the conference please get in touch.

Oliver Lowe, Head of Conferences & International, Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581  Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

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