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

 

Speakers include:

Matt-Gitsham

Professor Matthew Gitsham
Professor of Business and Sustainability, Hult International Business School; Director, Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability

d lock

Professor Deborah Lock
Interim Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences; Birmingham City University; Chair, Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee

Preliminary programme

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.

Speakers TBA

 

11:20   Break

 

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

 

13:00   Lunch

 

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.

15:00   Break

 

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.

16:00   Close

The Spring Executive Education Symposium will take place at:

University of Central Lancashire, Preston Campus
Fylde Road
Preston
PR1 2HE

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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 Nicola McFadyen (nicola.mcfadyen@charteredabs.org)

Accommodation

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Details of nearby hotels will be available shortly.

25% Group Booking Discounts available

Members - £185

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

For groups of 2 or more participants please contact enquiries@charteredabs.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 oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

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If you have any questions, please contact Nicola McFadyen (nicola.mcfadyen@charteredabs.org)