Value Creation in Executive Education

Executive Education Symposium, 13:30 - 16:30, 23 November, online

Exec Ed Symposium - Autumn 2020

The Autumn Executive Education Symposium will examine how business schools can further develop the value proposition of executive education so that it benefits all major stakeholders: clients, the business school and the wider institution.

Participants will examine a range of approaches to embedding value in their executive education provision. Speakers and attendees will discuss the consultative sales process, measuring programme impact, ensuring programmes align with the wider business school and university, and creating value for clients from the public sector and from businesses of a range of sizes.

The symposium will be a great opportunity for delegates to discuss ideas and examples from their own schools, and to share challenges with senior executive education colleagues from across the UK..

Speakers include:

Dr Andrew White
Associate Dean, Executive Education and Corporate Relations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Chair, Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee

Dr Phil Considine
Director of Executive Education, Strathclyde Business School

Dr Courtney Owens
Lecturer, Leadership and Organisation, Executive Education, Alliance Manchester Business School

Sarah Lethbridge
Director of Executive Education, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

Ann Norton
Associate Dean for Business and Enterprise , Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

Programme

13:30 Welcome and opening remarks

Dr Andrew White, Associate Dean, Executive Education and Corporate Relations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Chair, Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee

13:40 Value creation in action

In this session we will hear four examples of value creation.

1.Longitudinal value creation – enhancing value on long-term evolving programmes to intensify partnerships

Dr Phil Considine, Director of Executive Education, Strathclyde Business School

2.Measuring the impact of an executive education programme

Dr Courtney Owens, Lecturer, Leadership and Organisation, Executive Education, Alliance Manchester Business School

3.Executive education’s value creation for NHS clients and the health service in Wales

Sarah Lethbridge, Director of Executive Education, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

4.Executive education working alongside and bringing value to the wider institution

Ann Norton, Associate Dean for Business and Enterprise, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

14:40:   Break

14:50: Breakout discussions

A session in which participants will discuss in groups how to identify and increase the value created by executive education for all stakeholders, including those who benefit indirectly. There will be 3 breakout groups of 15 min each and participants will rotate between the three groups. The four speakers in the earlier part of the symposium will facilitate the discussion.

  • Group One: Value creation and impact
  • Group Two: Value creation for clients
  • Group Three: Value creation for the wider university.

This will be an opportunity for participants to explore their own examples with each other and to think creatively about how to add further value, for example business schools working more collaboratively on executive education.

15:40: Feedback session

In this session we will reflect on the matters discussed in the earlier breakout sessions

16:20: Concluding remarks

Dr Andrew White

16:30: Close

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Phil Considine, Director of Executive Development, Strathclyde Business

Since joining the Higher Education sector I have been leading Executive Development Programmes, Senior Leadership Programmes and managing external corporate relations for a wide range of organisations from global multi-nationals to SMEs, NGOs and public sector bodies. My teaching is predominantly corporate governance and the management of change and my PhD focused on the benefits that can accrue from the strategic application of CSR in a range of organisational settings. This feeds into governance as it shifts its focus from compliance to a whole system approach underpinned by sustainability, healthy culture and a strong sense of values. My research continues to examine this theme and I have published and presented papers at conferences on this topic in the UK and Internationally. I have worked extensively overseas building partnerships in Europe, India, USA, Southern Africa, the Middle and Far East.  I am an experienced Director having served on boards as a Non-Executive and an Executive Director in both the private and third sectors.  I hold fellowships of the Higher Education Academy, the RSA and visiting faculty roles in several other Universities.

Sarah Lethbridge, Director of Executive Education, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

My team and I are responsible for the delivery of our Executive MBA and a variety of bespoke and open programmes for the public and private sector built from the expertise of our academic faculty.  We have created a lively business community by providing opportunities to engage with the Business School and University via our popular Breakfast Briefing series, academic conferences and events. My area of specialism is Lean Thinking and Service Improvement and I have worked in a variety of different settings to better understand how to create cultures of Continuous Improvement. I particularly enjoy working with improvement teams to enhance their knowledge and encourage self-sufficiency.

Ann Norton
Head of the Department of Management, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Courtney Owens, Lecturer, Leadership and Organisation, Executive Education, Alliance Manchester Business School

Dr. Courtney Owens is a Lecturer in Leadership and Organisation at Alliance Manchester Business School and is the Deputy Director for an Engineering Leadership Development programme. Following completion of her MBA degree from University of Washington, Courtney opened a business which spanned both the US and Middle East, providing training services and project management support.  After completing her PhD from University of Manchester, she has proven her expertise in delivering well-received teaching and training programmes that leave a lasting impact.  Her research is in the area of personality, leadership, and the pedagogy of leadership programmes. She has assisted organisations to develop their capabilities in people management, self-management, and leadership. Courtney is a member of the Academy of Management, the Higher Education Association, the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in the US and the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology.

Dr Andrew White, Associate Dean, Executive Education and Corporate Relations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Chair, Chartered ABS Executive Education Committee

As the Associate Dean for Executive Education at Saïd Business School since 2010, Andrew is responsible for forging connections between the research, resources and expertise of the School, and of the wider university, with senior leaders in companies and organisations throughout the world.

Andrew is an experienced programme director, teacher and researcher. He has directed and taught on a wide range of executive development programmes for organisations such as BAE Systems, Lloyd’s Market Association, the Government of Abu Dhabi, Avon Cosmetics, State Farm and IBM. He also regularly contributes to the School’s open and accredited programmes focusing on the areas of leadership development, change management and innovation management.

Andrew acts as a consultant to a number of international organisations, and has co-authored a review of how information technology will create intelligent infrastructure systems over the next few decades for the British Government's Department of Trade and Industry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce and is a Scholar with the Advanced Institute of Management Research.

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