Teacher, Presenter, Other: Aligning expertise with the delivery of learning

An interactive online workshop, 09:30-13:00, 16 June

This practical workshop will explore how business schools can provide learning and teaching expertise appropriate to a post Covid19 HE environment.

Business Schools have traditionally recruited staff with prior experience ranging from traditional academic PhD entry routes, professional standing and leadership/management industry experience.  The currency and relevance of the Business Curriculum is dependent on this rich experiential approach to recruiting staff which has resulted in debates aligned with the meaning of expertise in Business Schools, appropriate credentials and aligning these with academic promotional schemes.  The impact of COVID19 has arguably added an extra dimension into the definition of expertise as Business Schools have refocused their business models toward remote delivery of learning and teaching, research and enterprise.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the changing role of the academic prior to and since the Covid19 pandemic and the expertise required for a post Covid world
  • Be better able to evaluate the need for experts in specific aspects of learning delivery and the implications for staff recruitment, deployment and academic identity
  • Have new ideas of how to identify key stakeholders and changes in their expectations of academic expertise
  • Have the tools to develop strategies to equip staff with expertise and agility
  • Be better able to plan to achieve and evidence success

 

Speakers

Professor Debra Leighton
Professor in Management PracticeProfessor Debra Leighton CMBE is Professor of Management Practice and has recently become Senior Adviser for the EFMD’s Business School Impact System (BSIS). Formerly Executive Dean at University of Bedfordshire Business School and more recently Interim Dean at Coventry, Debra has held a number of leadership roles in the Business School sector.  She has been actively involved with the Chartered ABS for the past ten years, including acting as Small Business Charter advisor and leading the Chartered ABS ‘Leaders in Learning and Teaching’ development programme  between 2017-19. She was awarded Fellowship of the Chartered Association of Business Schools  in 2019 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the work of business schools in the UK.
 
Dr Cathy Minett-Smith
Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching & Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Law
University of the West of EnglandDr Cathy Minett-Smith is an experienced and innovative leader with over 20 years of experience in Higher Education. She has over 18 years of experience in leading and developing teaching, learning and assessment practice in Business Schools and at a University level.


Who should attend?

This workshop will be of particular value to those in academic leadership roles and those aspiring to academic leadership including:

  • Deans
  • Associate Deans/Directors of Learning and Teaching
  • Heads of Department
  • Programme Leaders
  • Educational Researchers


About CMBE Events

Our series of CMBE Events are open to all educators. They have been designed with CMBEs in mind, to support them achieve their professional development goals. By attending this event, CMBEs can claim up to 3.5 units (hours) towards their annual CPD commitment.

9:30       Welcome

Dr Cathy Minett-Smith CMBE, Associate Dean Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Bristol Business School

Professor Debra Leighton CMBE, Fellow Chartered Association of Business Schools

9:45       Section 1

Teacher, Presenter, Other

Exploring the changing role of the academic prior to and since the Covid19 pandemic. The notion of expert in learning delivery and academic development. Implications for academic identity.

Dr Cathy Minett-Smith CMBE, Associate Dean Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Bristol Business School

Internal and External Stakeholder expectations.

Planning staff recruitment, development , recognition, reward and retention.

Professor Debra Leighton CMBE, Fellow Chartered Association of Business Schools

 10:30     Group activity 1 and feedback

Participants will be split into groups to consider the following questions:

  1. Since the shift to remote learning, how do you think the role of the Business School academic has changed?
  2. How has this impacted on academic identity?

Discussions facilitated separately by:

Dr Cathy Minett-Smith CMBE, Associate Dean Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Bristol Business School

Professor Debra Leighton CMBE, Fellow Chartered Association of Business Schools

11:15     Break

11:30     Section Two

Evaluating the need for experts in specific aspects of curriculum redesign and learning delivery. Digital skills and confidence building

Professor Debra Leighton CMBE, Fellow Chartered Association of Business Schools

Implications for staff recruitment, deployment and retention.

Strategies for developing staff expertise and agility.

Planning for evidence of success.

Dr Cathy Minett-Smith CMBE, Associate Dean Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Bristol Business School

12:15 Group activity 2 and feedback

Participants will be split into groups to consider the following questions:

  1. In your current role, what expertise will your School  need going forward and how will you develop this?
  2. What will your first two priorities be?

Discussions facilitated separately by:

Dr Cathy Minett-Smith CMBE, Associate Dean Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Bristol Business School

Professor Debra Leighton CMBE, Fellow Chartered Association of Business Schoo

12:45     Summation and closing remarks

13:00     Close

Fee: £30

This workshop is open to both members and non-members of the Chartered ABS.

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About the CMBE

The CMBE gives business and management educators a recognised professional designation and a framework for continuous professional development. The scheme supports educators to further develop their teaching practice and helps to advance the quality of business and management education in higher education.

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Already a CMBE? Meeting your CPD commitment

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Enquiries

If you have any questions please email Pritika Pau at pritika.pau@charteredabs.org