Agenda 2014 - Higher Education Institution Conference 2017

8-9 May, 2014, Dubrovnik

Provisional Agenda

Quality & Governance in Higher Education Conference: Strategy & Competitivness

Dubrovnik, May 8 - 9, 2014
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 1- May 8, 2014 (Thursday)
  14:00 - 15:00


Registration/Information
Elafiti Foyer

  15:00 - 18:15

BONUS SESSION: AACSB Accreditation Workshop
Brief Description:
The new 2013 AACSB standards are focused on the central topics of engagement, innovation, and impact. This session will provide an interactive opportunity to ask questions and learn about the new 2013 AACSB standards, quality assurance, and quality improvement. Presenters will discuss AACSB’s accreditation processes and explain how engagement, innovation, and impact could be measured and documented.

Session Presenters:

Lucienne Mochel, Vice president, accreditation and member services AACSB International

Kjell R. Knudsen, Dean Emeritus, Labovitz School of Business and Economics University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  18:15 – 18:30


Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
Elafiti Foyer

  18:30 - 19:30


AACSB FOCUS GROUP

Emerging Economies Regional Minutes

Richard E. Sorensen, AACSB Special Advisor, Dean Emeritus of the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech

  20:30 - 22:00


Gala-Dinner
Restaurant Langusto

 

DAY 2- May 9, 2014 (Friday)
8:00 –

Registration/Information

9:00 – 11:00


PLENARY I: STRATEGY FOR COMPETITIVENESS

Kjell R. Knudsen,
Dean, Labovitz School of Business and Economics University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

Đuro Njavro,
Dean, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia

Tomaž Turk,
Vice Dean and a Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Economics

Katalin Kovacs,
Associate Dean for Quality Assurance and Services, Maastricht School of Management

PRESENTATIONS:

Zoran Barac,
Managing Director, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia

Patrícia Afonso,
HR, ManpowerGroup, Portugal

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

11:00 – 11:30


Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
Elafiti Foyer

11:30 – 12:15


PLENARY II: SUSTAINABLE FUNDING

Hongjoo J. Hahm,
The World Bank Country Manager for Croatia

12:15 – 14:00


LUNCH AND NETWORKING
Main Hotel Restaurant

14:00 – 15:30

PLENARY III: QUALITY FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Session Presenters:

Jasmina Havranek,
Director, The Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia

Maja Martinović,
Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

15:30 – 16:00

 

Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
Elafiti Foyer

16:00 – 17:30

PLENARY IV: THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON THE EDUCATIONAL

PROCESS

Session Presenters:

Laurence Moneta, Vice President, Student Affairs, Duke University

Siniša Krajnović, Vice President, Ericsson

Karmela Aleksić Maslać, Head of the ICT department, Zagreb School of Economics and Management

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

17:30 – 18:30

 

Sponsor Sessions

 
 

 

 

Provisional Agenda

Quality & Governance in Higher Education Conference: Leadership in the global context

Dubrovnik, May 7 - 8, 2015
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 1- May 7, 2015 (Thursday) 
15:00 – 16:00

Registration/Information

16:00 – 17:45


BONUS SESSION – AACSB Accreditation Workshop (PART 1)
Session Presenters:

Timothy S. Mescon, Senior Vice President and Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for AACSB International

Kjell R. Knudsen, Dean Emeritus, Labovitz School of Business and Economics University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

 

17:45 – 18:15

Coffee/Tea Break & Networking

18:15 – 19:45

BONUS SESSION – AACSB Accreditation Workshop (PART 2)
Session Presenters:

Timothy S. Mescon, Senior Vice President and Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for AACSB International

Kjell R. Knudsen, Dean Emeritus, Labovitz School of Business and Economics University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

 

20:30 – 22:00


GALA-DINNER

 

DAY 2- May 8, 2015 (Friday)
8:30 –

Registration/Information

9:00 – 10:45


PLENARY I: Global Leadership in Higher Education
Peter Lorange, Owner and the president of the Lorange Institute of Business
Gintaras Steponavičius, Former Lithuanian Minister of Education and Science
Zoran Barac, Managing Director, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia

 

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee/Tea Break & Networking

11:15 – 12:45


PLENARY II: 
Globalization of Higher Education

Session Presenters:

Sue Cox,
Dean of Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

ROUND TABLE:
Kjell R. Knudsen, Dean Emeritus, Labovitz School of Business and Economics University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

Sue Cox, Dean of Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Ulrich Hommel, Director of Research & Surveys at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Dag Morten Dalen, Provost, BI Norwegian Business School

Đuro Njavro, Dean, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia

 

12:45 – 14:15


LUNCHEON AND NETWORKING

14:15 – 15:15

PLENARY III: Quality in the Global Context

Session Presenters:

Ulrich Hommel,
Director of Research & Surveys at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Jasmina Havranek, Director, The Agency for Science and Higher Education, Croatia

 
15:15 – 15:30
Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
   
15:30 – 16:30

PLENARY IV: Global Demographics and Labor Markets

Session Presenters:

Lucilla Tealdi,
Director of the Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) and professor of corporate finance at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Thomas L. Baker, Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Alabama

16:30– 17:30
Sponsor Sessions
   

 

 

Provisional Agenda

Higher Education Institutions Conference 2017: Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Zadar, 10 – 11 May, 2017
Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera, Zadar, Croatia

DAY 1- May 10, 2017 (Wednesday)
 

Registration/Information

   
15:00 – 16:00
 

BONUS SESSION: AACSB Accreditation Workshop

16:00 – 18:00

Description of the Bonus Session:

AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, founded in 1916, is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. When a school earns AACSB Accreditation, a clear message is sent to all its stakeholders
(students, parents, guidance counselors, employers, faculty/staff, and other schools) that the entire organization has made a long-term commitment to providing the best in management education. Rooted in innovation, engagement, and impact, accreditation is a substantial competitive advantage that influences and impacts a school's position in the market. This bonus session will provide:
  • An opportunity to discover how to get involved with AACSB and make the most of your membership;
  • An in-depth overview of the member services offered by AACSB;
  • The philosophy, intent and expectation of the accreditation standards;
  • A high-level overview of the eligibility criteria for entering into the AACSB Accreditation process and of the accreditation process itself.

The event will be closed by a panel discussion and the possibility for questions and answers.

Session Presenters:
Marine Condette, Accreditation and Member Services EMEA, AACSB

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

20:00 – 22:00

GALA-DINNER

 

DAY 2- May 11, 2017 (Thursday)
8:30 – 9:00
Registration/Information
9:00 –9.10

Opening speech: dr.sc. Maja Martinović - Associate Dean of Zagreb School of Economics and Management

9:10 – 10:20

PLENARY I – Disruptive innovations in education

   
 

Brief Description:
Traditional education is facing a big challenge. New educational trends such as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Virtual universities and the internalization are shaking the traditional education industry. The number is increasing exponentially across the globe, making learning more accessible to people. In 2015, the number of MOOCs participants has doubled from 16-18 million students to 35 million students. Online learning has become immensely popular in the 21st century, resulting in the creation of universities that exist solely online. A virtual university is an online learning institution that uses the Internet to deliver classes and seminars. These new trends rise new questions. Can online education overlook the importance of direct and face-to-face interaction between the students and teachers as an influential part of a quality education? What is the role of accreditation and trust in the associated credential when it comes to MOOCs? Are internalization and accessible learning worldwide emphasizing the importance of high quality? - since students have the opportunity to choose among universities all over the globe.

Session Presenters:
Rose Luckin -  Chair of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL
Casilda Guell Ampuero - General Academic Director, OBS
Goa Borek - Regional Manager, Turn It In

Afif Rustom - Senior Business development Executive for E;EA at VitalSource Technologies

10:20 – 10:50
Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
   
10:50 – 12:00

PLENARY II – Higher Education policymaker's role in 4th Industrial Revolution

   

 

 

Brief Description:
Aligning government with 21st century technological, economic and social realities will require innovations at least as disruptive and profound as those embraced by the private sector. Considering the great potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, - e.g., Internet of Things, smart cities – Higher education institutions require considerable support and actions from policy makers.  Support from policy makers is also very important in job creation, - one of the toughest challenges for nations worldwide, especially for HE institutions who are preparing students for the jobs, of which some or still non – existent.   Higher educational attainments are necessary for many of the kinds of jobs that will be available over the next few decades, thus requiring a national commitment to education.  Creating an environment that fosters a talented workforce, well-paying jobs and a decent standard of living is one of the primary responsibilities of government. Regulators should adapt to a new, fast-changing environment, reinventing them so they can truly understand what it is they are regulating.  To do so, governments and regulatory agencies will need to collaborate closely with business and civil society.

Session Presenters:
Metka Tekavčić - Dean, University of Ljubljana
Jasmina Havranek - Director, Agency for Science and Higher Education
Kjell R. Knudsen - Dean Emeritus, Labovitz School of Business and Economics University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
Tomislav Sokol - Assistant ministerm Ministry of Science and Education, Republic of Croatia

12:00 – 13:00
Lunch & Networking
   
13:00 – 14:00

PLENARY III – Educating students for the future job market

 

Brief Description:
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect many factors such as socio-economic and demographic factors making many changes in the existing business model and creating new ones. New business models will make changes in all industries; hence result in major disruptions to labor markets. New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others. The skill sets required in both old and new job positions will change in most industries and transform how and where people work. According to The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. In such a rapidly evolving employment landscape, the ability to anticipate and prepare for future skills requirements, job content and the aggregate effect on employment is increasingly critical for higher education institutions. What is the impact of key disruptions on employment levels, skill sets and recruitment patterns in different industries and countries?  What skills will change the most? What is the strategy and how to best prepare students for yet non- existing jobs?
 
Session Presenters:
Martine Rahier - Former president of Swissuniversities and Vice-President of the European University Association
Bojan Poljičak - Country Manager, Adecco Croaria
Alen Host - Dean of Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka
Marlgorzata Jaroszewska Grabos - Sales Manager CEE, Pearson
14:00 – 14:30
Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
   
14:30 – 15:30

PLENARY IV – Higher Education Institution as an architect of the 4th Industrial Revolution

 


Brief Description:
One of the main questions rising regarding the role of Higher Education institutions in the Fourth industrial revolution is - Should global higher education community react to how the business world is shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution or if it will be among the key players of shaping the Fourth Industrial revolution?

Session Presenters:
David Asch - Associate Director, EFMD Quality Services
Ivana Marinković - Associate Director, EFMD Central & Eastern Europe
Mislav Malenica - CEO, VINGD
Marine Condette - Accreditation and Member Services EMEA, AACSB

   
15:30– 16:30

Sponsor Sessions
Afif Rustom - Senior Business Development Executive for EMEA at VitalSource Technologies

Malgorzata Jaroszewska Grabos - Sales Manager CEE, Pearson

   
   

 

 

Provisional Agenda

Higher Education Institutions Conference 2016: "Innovation for competitiveness in Higher Education"

Split, May 12 - 13, 2016
Le Méridien Lav, Split, Croatia

DAY 1- May 12, 2016 (Thursday)
15:00 – 16:00

Registration/Information
Hvar conference hall foyer

   
16:00 – 17:45
 

BONUS SESSION: AACSB Accreditation Workshop (PART 1)

 

Description of the Bonus Session:

AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
Business is the longest-standing global accrediting organization serving the
world’s best and most innovative business schools. Established in 1916, AACSB
International provides its members with a variety of products and services to
assist them with the continuous improvement of their business programs and
schools.
The AACSB International EMEA headquarters is devoted to supporting the
mission of best-of-class management education to business schools in Europe,
the Middle East and Africa representing AACSB’s second largest population of
both member and accredited institutions. www.aacsb.edu
Business schools today are dealing with rapid innovation, disruption and
change. A critical challenge to business schools across the globe is to respond
to massive shifts that are occurring to business and industry in real time. The
global business landscape is changing and to remain relevant, business schools
must change as well. There is renewed interest and focus on innovation,
leadership and teams. Over the past 14 months Tim Mescon, Chief Officer for
AACSB in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has chronicled and identified many
interesting and unique responses made by business schools in the EMEA region
to the changing environment.

Session Presenters:
Thomas Robinson, President and CEO of AACSB International
Timothy S. Mescon, Senior Vice President and Chief Officer for Europe, the
Middle East and Africa for AACSB International
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

17:45 – 18:15
Coffee/Tea Break & Networking | sponsored by AACSB International
Hvar conference hall foyer
   
18:15 – 19:45

BONUS SESSION:AACSB Accreditation Workshop (PART 2)

  Session Presenters:
Thomas Robinson, President and CEO of AACSB International
Timothy S. Mescon, Senior Vice President and Chief Officer for Europe, the
Middle East and Africa for AACSB International
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
   
20:30 – 22:00

GALA-DINNER
Restaurant Arkada

 

DAY 2- May 13, 2016 (Friday)
8:30 – 9:00
Registration/Information
Hvar conference hall foyer
9:00 –9.10

Opening speech: dr.sc. Đuro Njavro - Dean of Zagreb School of Economics and Management

9:10 – 10:55

PLENARY I – Innovation as a road for strategy competitiveness

   
 

Session Presenters:
Thomas Robinson, President and CEO of AACSB International – The AACSB
Visioning Initiative

Brief Description:
AACSB has been curating and encouraging a global conversation on the future
of management education. This visioning initiative aims to empower and challenge
business schools to not be defined by events or circumstances but rather
be the drivers of change and positive impact across the societies they serve.
This session features Tom Robinson, AACSB President and CEO, who will lead a
dialogue about the process and the major themes that have emerged.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


Sue Cox, Dean Emeritus, Lancaster University Management School
Vice President Academic, EFMD – Creativity, Innovation and Impact in the
Success of Business Schools

Brief Description:
In an increasingly crowded and competitive market, the future success of any
Business School is difficult to ensure. “Impact” is seen to be at the heart of
such success by governments, accrediting bodies and enterprises across the
globe. There are two important sets of questions to be asked when considering
“impact”. First, there are the questions of impact at what level and in what
respect. Second, there is the even trickier question of pathways to impact. This
presentation reflects on both these question sets and, with respect to the latter,
discusses the roles of creativity and creativity-driven innovation in driving
impact.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
ROUND TABLE:
In the twenty-first century there is a pressing need for clear strategies. Today,
the only way to have an advantage is through innovation, which has to involve
a consistent strategic direction. This round table will encourage all participants
to engage in a discussion about the strategic leadership in the higher education.
The discussion aims at answering questions such as: How important are strategic
planning and strategic leadership for higher education institutions? How
to ensure a long-term sustainability of national systems of higher education?
What is the role of assurance of learning systems and international accreditations
in the context of national systems of higher education? and many more.
Lucienne Mochel, International Development Director, NEOMA Business School
Jasmina Havranek, Director, The Agency for Science and Higher Education
Croatia
Metka Tekavčić, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy, President
of the Russian Association of Business Education
Zoran Barac, Managing Director, Zagreb School of Economics and Management
Moderator:
Marin Njavro, Co-founder and Managing Director, Luxembourg School of
Business

10:55 – 11:25
Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
Hvar conference hall foyer
   
11:25 – 12:25

PLENARY II – Innovative financial models

   

 

 

Session Presenters:
Nerija Putinaite, former Vice-minister of the Ministry of Science and Education
of the Republic of Lithuania, Professor at Vilnius University, IIRPC
Brief Description:
The higher education reform in Lithuania started in 2009. One of its objects
was students funding system. The biggest innovation in funding was the implementation
of a voucher model. It was a big change that was successfully
implemented. Today it is a good time to speak about impact of the voucher
model on the system of higher education. The presentation will give an introduction
to the expectations that were directed at the voucher model, the main
elements of the voucher, aspects of political implementation and coalitions of
support; the main topics of the critique of the voucher, and the effect of the
new funding system upon the higher education institutions. The problem of
(not accepted) further challenges caused by the change will also be discussed.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Wilfried Vanhonacker, Visiting Professor of Marketing, Ex-dean of CEIBS and
SKOLKOVO
Brief Description:
Reframing the B-School Business Model
Is the traditional b-school business model sustainable? Are we setting ourselves
up for an UBER moment? Do we really practice what we preach? It is not the
fittest who survives but the most adaptable; and the longer one waits, the
more costly change becomes.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

12:30 – 14:00
Luncheon and Networking
Hotel Restaurant Spalatum
   
14:00 – 14:45

PLENARY III – – Innovating learning methods and technology

 
ROUND TABLE:
Changes in the environment such as globalization, and especially technological
revolution are putting pressure on the Higher Education Institutions and
are forcing them to adapt to these new circumstances. This presentation will
offer emerging “requirements” for the Academic Institutions of the future.
It will discuss topics such as “research and teaching” (two sides of the same
coin), faculty and staff outsourcing, HEI structure, student body, pedagogy of
learning, and facilities. The question remains: Are HEIs able to adapt/change/
innovate sufficiently fast?
Damir Ćosić, Education Client Manager at Sqore
James Uhomoibhi, Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Environmental
Studies at the Open University of Tanzania
Karmela Aleksić Maslać, Associate Dean, Head of the ICT Department at Zagreb
School of Economics and Management – moderator of the plenary
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
 
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee/Tea Break & Networking
Hvar conference hall foyer
   
15:00 – 15:30

PLENARY IV – Innovation in labor markets

  Session Presenters:
Jan Muehlfeit, Retired chairman of Microsoft Europe, Senior Strategic Adviser
for Atlantic Bridge
Brief Description:
This presentation will be split into four parts—each catering to a pillar of the
4Ps pyramid. Taken individually, every section will give you a more detailed
picture of what lies behind each of the Ps, converting the model into 3D—
something concrete that will help you develop these vital leadership practices
in yourself and your colleagues. The specific chapters are bursting with priceless
nuggets of information: Jan’s own experiences of wins and failures, research
summaries, leadership frameworks and ideas, stories and examples, and real
“can-use-now” tools to learn from and apply.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
   
 Sponsor Sessions
15:30– 15:45
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15:45– 16:00
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Program concludes