Professors of Practice in Business Schools - Roundtable Meeting

Thursday 17 October 2019 

Chartered ABS offices, London 

Professors of Practice are in a unique position to make a significant contribution to the work of business schools. With successful careers in business and industry, their skills help ensure the relevance and practical application of a school’s teaching and research impact, and their wealth of experience is of considerable value to academic faculty.

While Professors of Practice bring so much to business education, crossing the divide from practice to academia can be hard work, presenting a number of challenges. This roundtable meeting for business school Professors of Practice will explore the benefits and how to overcome some of the challenges, looking at what Professors of Practice need, and how that might be best provided.

Professors of Practice leading the discussion will be:

  • Professor John Grisby, Professor of Management Practice, University of Bedfordshire Business School
  • Professor Chris Beer, Professor of Practice, Warwick Business School
  • Professor Brian Howieson, Professor and Head of the Management Division, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Professor Sandy Pepper, Professor of Management Practice, Department of Management, The London School of Economics and Political Science

10:30       Registration and coffee

11:00       Welcome and introduction

Professor John Grisby, Professor of Management Practice, University of Bedfordshire Business School – round table chair

11:15       Our history and the role of professors of practice in business schools – are there enough?

Professor Sandy Pepper, Professor of Management Practice, Department of Management, The London School of Economics and Political Science

12:00       What are the unique challenges facing business school professors of practice?

Professor Brian Howieson, Professor and Head of the Management Division, Edinburgh Napier University

12:45       Lunch

13:30       What can we do to overcome the challenges faced by business school professors of practice?

Professor Chris Beer, Professor of Practice, Warwick Business School

14:15       What are the next steps from this round table meeting?

Professor John Grisby, Professor of Management Practice, University of Bedfordshire Business School

14:50       Summary and closing remarks

15:00       Close

This round table is tailored specifically for professors of practice.

This event is free to attend. Please register your attendance through the link in the sidebar to the right.

This event will take place at our offices in London.

Chartered Association of Business Schools
40 Queen Street
London
EC4R 1DD

If you have any questions please email Gail Norcliffe at gail.norcliffe@charteredabs.org