Executive Education Symposium
Embedding sustainability in executive education
30 June, University of Central Lancashire
The Spring Executive Education Symposium is an opportunity for Directors of Executive Education and senior Exec Ed Managers to broaden and deepen their knowledge about the ways in which sustainability is being embedded into executive education.
Participants will hear case studies of innovative teaching practice and new delivery models; and will be challenged to discuss ways in which to improve the sustainability credentials of their own programmes. By the end of the Symposium participants will have a richer understanding of the major sustainability trends are influencing and shaping corporate strategy across sectors and in businesses of all sizes; and how business schools can develop the necessary infrastructure, people and resources to cater for executive education clients who are interested in sustainability issues.
Sustainability is now a business imperative for organisations of all sizes in all sectors. It is therefore vital for business schools to embed the principles of sustainability in executive education content and delivery.
Register now - 25% Group Booking Discounts available
Professor Matthew Gitsham
Professor of Business and Sustainability, Hult International Business School; Director, Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability
Professor Deborah Lock
Interim Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences; Birmingham City University; Chair, Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee
09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome and introductions
Professor Deborah Lock, Interim Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences; Birmingham City University; Chair, Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee
10:20 Part One: An Introduction to the sustainability agenda
In this session we will hear about the key themes and dimensions of ‘sustainability’; about what universities and businesses are doing in this space; and about the sort of learning that is being looked for from business school executive education providers.
11:50 Part Two: Embedding sustainability into the curriculum
In this session we will hear a series of case studies about how sustainability is being incorporated into executive education programmes including custom programmes, open enrolment programmes, MBA and Masters.
Professor Matthew Gitsham, Professor of Business and Sustainability, Hult International Business School; Director, Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability
Additional speakers TBA
14:00 Part Three: Breakout Discussion Groups
In this session participants will divide into sub-groups to reflect on the ideas and initiatives presented in the morning's sessions and to discuss the ways in which to improve the sustainability credentials of their own programmes.
15:20 Part Four: Feedback and forward planning
In the final part of the programme the group will reconvene to feedback on the discussion points from the earlier group discussions, and to explore the ways in which business schools (at an individual level, and collectively as the Chartered ABS) can drive the sustainability agenda forward.
The Spring Executive Education Symposium will take place at:
University of Central Lancashire, Preston Campus
We will ensure that the necessary health & safety measures are in place. If you have any particular concerns then please contact Nicola McFadyen (email@example.com)
Participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Details of nearby hotels will be available shortly.
25% Group Booking Discounts available
Members - £185
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For groups of 2 or more participants please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Members - £235
Universities, public sector, commercial
Important: Non-member organisations are are allowed a maximum of two tickets. If you wish to bring more people, please contact Oliver Lowe to discuss sponsorship opportunities email@example.com