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28th CEEMAN Annual Conference - ONLINE

23-25
September
2020
 
ONLINE

Ideas and Inspiration for Management Development from Fields Beyond Management

About

Management education has been facing unprecedented disruption over the past few months. Businesses and educators had to think on their feet for the short term as well as for the future. With the upcoming virtual CEEMAN Annual Conference, we invite you to share own experience but even more importantly, to look beyond management and get ideas and inspiration for truly innovative and future-oriented new management education solutions. This year, in a fully online mode.


More than 30 countries from around the world are already represented at the Conference, join your flag or add a new one to the ones already registered!
 

Professors Dominique Turcq and Jan Hagen are two of the four keynotes we will be hosting, and have shared some words on the topics we will be discussing during the conference.

 

Benefits of participation:

  • 3 days of insights, inspiration, and experience exchange 
  • Join, interact, or view recordings and materials at your own pace
  • 2 weeks of advance online platform access for networking and connecting 
  • 4 excellent keynotes with remarkable findings of high relevance for management - from biology, neuroscience, airplane industry experience, and arts (24 September)
  • Latest experience from management education leaders all over the world and opportunity to share your own insights (25 September) on:
    1. new business models for management education;
    2. research development;
    3. teaching and learning.
  • Recent research and teaching practices to contribute with and learn from at the poster session for faculty and researchers (pre-conference, 23 September) 
  • Attendance of CEEMAN Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony (24&25 September)
  • Access to networking platform, all conference materials, and session recordings 4 weeks after the event
  • Possibility to post your materials in a dedicated section of the conference online platform before, during and after the event
  • Individual meetings or side sessions opportunities on the online platform 
  • Warm online social events and exclusive live concert of Teo Collori & Momento Cigano  
  • Additional participants from your institution for only EUR 70 per person
  • Certificate of participation provided upon request

To provide for a collaborative and inclusive space, we encourage deans and leaders of educational institutions to bring their faculty, staff, as well as students and alumni to the event to enrich the discussions, bring diversity of perspectives, and share a common vision.

For possibility of hosting side meetings, workshops and sessions within the Conference in the first half of the day on 23-25 September 2020, please contact CEEMAN at info@ceeman.org.



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Poster session

We invite faculty members and researchers to showcase your work at the online CEEMAN poster session related to the overall theme of the conference. The poster session is an opportunity to display innovations faculty members and researchers have implemented during the last months. Even when these innovations are still at an experimental phase, presenting them to the CEEMAN community will give the chance of finding support and receiving valuable feedback. You can also consider innovations tested in the past and that you believe could be relevant in the new current circumstances.

Submit to: claudio.rivera@rbs.lv with the subject “CEEMAN Poster session”
Read more here.

Program

All times stated in the program are CEST time zone (Ljubljana/Brussels)!

Wednesday, 23 September

13:00 - 14:30 Responsible Management Education - Focus on Relevance, PRME Session moderated by Mette Morsing, Head of PRME, USA
  • Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
  • Norman de Paula Arruda Filho, President of Instituto Superior de Administraçao e Economia – ISAE, Brazil
  • Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, the Financial Times, UK
  • Mikolaj Pindelski, PRME CEE Chapter Coordinator, Vice-Dean for Master Studies, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland 
14:00 - 16:20 CEEMAN Poster session session and experience sharing of faculty and researchers on the topic of How We Adapted, So Far?, moderated by Claudio Rivera, Deputy Director, Riga Business School, Latvia

The poster session is an opportunity to display innovations faculty members and researchers have implemented during the last months. Even when these innovations are still at an experimental phase, presenting them to the CEEMAN community will give the chance of finding support and receiving valuable feedback. You can also consider innovations tested in the past and that you believe could be relevant in the new current circumstances. Read more

18:00 - 18:30 Networking online

Thursday, 24 September
Pre-conference sessions


Ideas and Inspiration for Management Development from Fields Beyond Management

14:00 - 14:10 Greetings and introduction to the Conference by Danica Purg, CEEMAN President

14:10 - 14:15  Introduction from session moderators
  • Nicola Kleyn, CEEMAN Vice President for Africa, Dean of Executive Education, RSM, the Netherlands
  • Vanina Farber, ELEA Foundation Professor of Social Innovation, IMD, Switzerland

14:15 - 14:35 Why Biology Becomes Part of Management Science
Keynote by Dominique Turcq, Founder and the President of the Boostzone Institute, France
The COVID-19 crisis has put biology on the forefront of news for several months. But the new developments of biology are not just around fighting a virus. Biology is actually becoming a major issue for corporations, leaders, decision makers, people as citizens or as consumers. This science will provoke major changes in business models, product development, people management, legal systems, management models, CSR models, ethical models. Understanding and managing issues linked to biology will become part of the CEO’s new hard and soft skills. Management education has to consider an understanding of biology as a must in all programs.


14:35 - 14:50 Reflections and dialogue with Dominique Turcq

14:50 - 15:00 Break

15:00 - 15:20 What Can We Learn from Error Management in Airplane Industry?
Keynote by Jan Hagen, Associate Professor at ESMT, Germany
High-reliability organizations like nuclear power plants, hospitals or airlines are domains, which are not immediately associated with innovation and open leadership culture. However, a closer look at these organizations reveals they are applying principles that can provide inspiration for management in unexpected ways.


15:20 - 15:35 Reflections and dialogue with Jan Hagen

15:35 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 16:05 What Can We Learn from the Arts?
Keynote by Haris Pašović, award-winning film and theater director, Bosnia and Herzegovina
More than ever, in our age of globalization, big data, AI, and increasing uncertainty, leaders have to operate with great vision and finest concepts and using their imagination. They need to sharpen their perceptions and distinguish their intuition from all other complex feelings and thoughts. Art is an inspirational source for leaders to gain these qualities.


16:05 - 16:20 Reflections and dialogue with Haris Pašović

16:20 - 16:30 Break 

16:30 - 17:00  Post-Corona Corporate Soul Healing 

Keynote by Miha Pogačnik, Cultural Entrepreneur, Social Artivist and Ambassador of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
We are born with hearing but we have to learn to listen! If we as leaders learn to truly actively listen, and more: if listening to our colleagues radiates authentic interest and empathy – then the portals of the soul open up and leadership takes on the quality of healing. How do we get there? Miha will take you on creative detour through musical masterpiece.

17:00 - 17:30  CEEMAN Awards Ceremony
  • Welcome to new members (CEEMAN President) 
  • Presentation of IQA accredited schools (CEEMAN IQA Director and Accreditation Committee President) 
  • Winners of the CEEMAN Case Writing Competition in collaboration with Emerald (jury and Emerald representatives) 
  • Winners of the CEEMAN Champion Awards in teaching, research, institutional management and responsible management education (jury representatives for each category)

Concluding inspiration by Miha Pogačnik

17:30 - 18:30 A glass of wine and friendly chat online

Friday, 25 September
Pre-conference sessions


10:00 – 11:30      CEEMAN’s IQA - International Quality Accreditation: Putting Relevance upfront

  • Derek F Abell, IQA Accreditation Committee President
  • Irina Sennikova, RISEBA University of Applied Sciences, Latvia 
  • Grzegorz Mazurek, Rector of Kozminski University, Poland
  • Iryna Tykhomyrova, President of International Management Institute MIM-Kyiv, Ukraine

13:00 – 13:45      CEEMAN Annual Meeting

  • Report on CEEMAN activities and plans
  • Inputs and discussion with members

Extraordinary Stories and Inspiration from CEEMAN members

14:00 - 14:10 Welcome to the second Conference day by Danica Purg, CEEMAN President

14:10 - 14:40 Extraordinary stories and inspiration from CEEMAN members

Introduction to parallel sessions by facilitators:

  • Denis Konanchuk, Director of Corporate Education Department, Moscow School of Management “SKOLKOVO”, Russia
  • Andrzej Popadiuk, President of Gdansk Foundation for Management Development, Poland
  • Jim Walsh, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, USA 
14:40 - 14:50 Break

14:50 - 16:00 Extraordinary stories and inspiration from CEEMAN members
Jam sessions co-created together with participants - facilitated smaller group discussions on individual topics 

Session 1: NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

Facilitated by Denis Konanchuk, Director of Corporate Education Department, Moscow School of Management “SKOLKOVO”, Russia

Introductory inputs by:

  • Yerbol Suleimenov, Rector of Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan
  • Meelis Kitsing, Rector, Estonian Business School, Estonia
  • Helena Van Zyl, University of Free State Business School, South Africa (tbc)

Session 2: RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

Facilitated by: Jim Walsh, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, USA

Introductory inputs by:

  • Irina Skorobogatykh, Head of Marketing Department, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia
  • Suddha Chakravartti, Head of Research, EU Business School, Switzerland
  • Larry Zhou, Associate Dean, School of Management, Zhejiang University, China 

Session 3: TEACHING AND LEARNING

Facilitated by: Andrzej Popadiuk, President of Gdansk Foundation for Management Development, Poland

Introductory inputs by:

  • Johannes SiebertProfessor, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
  • DTEK, Ukraine (tbc) – corporate academy perspective
  • Caucasus School of Business, Georgia (tbc)
16:00 – 16:30 Plenary with reports from parallel sessions by facilitators

 
16:30 – 16:40 Break 

16:40 – 17:10  Alliance of Management Development Associations in Rising Economies – together we are stronger
Introduction of the Alliance of Management Development Associations in Rising Economics and next steps by Presidents of Alliance partner associations:

- AABS - African Association of Business Schools
- ANGRAD - the National Association of Business Administration Undergraduate Courses of Brazil
- BMDA - Baltic Management Development Association
- CEEMAN - the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies
- CLADEA - the Latin American Council of Management Schools
- FORUM - the Association of Management Development Education in Poland
- RABE - Russian Association of Business Education

17:00 - 17:30 Exclusive live concert by Teo Collori&Memento Cigano

Keynotes

Dominique Turcq
Founder and President, Boostzone Institute, France

Prof. Dominique Turcq is the Founder and the President of the Boostzone Institute, a research and consulting center, dedicated to understanding the management implications of the major changes happening in the world of work due to technological and sociological forces. His career spans across academia (as a professor at HEC, ESCP and INSEAD in France, IIST in Japan), business (SONY, SVP strategy at Manpower), government and administration (special advisor to the Ministry of Trade, the Economic Planning Commission, the Ministry of Industry) and consulting (Partner at McKinsey & co). Dr. Turcq graduated from HEC in France and studied in Japan. He holds a PhD in management from HEC University in Paris and a PhD in Corporate Sociology from Paris University Sorbonne. His main fields of counseling to large companies’ executive committees include in particular: the impact of major forces on strategy, organization and operations; the needs for a collaborative culture and its implementation; organization change management in a fast changing and uncertain external environment. His book “Augmented Management” was published in digital format in French and in English in 2013, and his latest book “Le travail à l’ère post digitale: A quoi ressemblera le travail en 2030?” was published in 2019.

Haris Pašović
Award-winning Film and Theater Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Haris Pašović is a multiple awarded international theatre director. He has directed a number of shows and participated in many festivals worldwide including Edinburgh International Festival; Festival d’Avignon, France; UK City of Culture; Napoli Teatro Festival Italia; National Arts Festival of South Africa; Singapore Arts Festival and many others. He is the new artistic director of Mittelfest, Cividale, Italy, for the period 2018 – 2020. During the Siege of Sarajevo he produced a legendary “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett directed by Susan Sontag and he established the Sarajevo Film Festival. His visual artwork “Sarajevo Red Line”, an 825 m long installation in the centre of Sarajevo made the headlines around the world in 2012. He’s directed some massive spectacles like “Romeo and Juliet” (Sarajevo); “Conquest of Happiness” (Derry/Londonderry) and “A Century of Peace after the Century of the Wars” (Sarajevo) involving hundreds of participants as well as a number of vehicles; live music and video-projections and viewed by thousands of audiences. He is an artistic director of the East West Centre Sarajevo. Pašović has received many awards including Best Director at BITEF Belgrade International Theatre Festival; Best Yugoslav Director, UCHIMURA Prize, Best Director at the MES International Theatre Festival, Sarajevo; Best Director at the Festival of Bosnian Theatres, etc. His shows as well as the actors and other artists working with Pašović have received numerous awards as well. He teaches Arts and Leadership course in Executive MBA Program at IEDC-Bled School of Management.

Jan U. Hagen
Associate Professor, ESMT Berlin, Germany

Jan Hagen is an associate professor at ESMT European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. Jan’s research focus is on leadership and team interaction. He is particularly interested to understand how teams and organizations deal with errors. Apart from articles in academic journals he published the book Confronting Mistakes – Lessons from the Aviation Industry when Dealing with Error (Palgrave Macmillan) in 2013; his latest book How could this happen – Managing error in organizations was published in November 2018. His research received media coverage in international outlets like the BBC, Financial Times, The Economist, The Guardian, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review.

Miha Pogačnik
Cultural Entrepreneur, Social Artivist and Ambassador of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

Violin virtuoso Miha Pogačnik (Po-gah-chnik) is a Cultural Entrepreneur, Social Artivist and Ambassador of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. He is perhaps best known for using his violin in organic and disruptive ways to reposition the impact of the Arts in society and connect Disciplines, Cultures and Generations. At the crossroads of Economy, Politics and Culture he is founder of Ecoculture, NGO Gandin Foundation and IDRIART. With his initiative Terra Parzival in his homeland Slovenia he envisions a new prototype of society with Social Art at its core. Miha debuted his career as a classical violinist after completing his studies in Germany and as a Fulbright US scholar. After playing extensive concert tours, he put his artistic gifts and genius at the service of something bigger than entertainment: he invented a new type of cultural festivals known as the IDRIART movement. Bold and a true visionary he travelled with his audiences in “caravans” and “flotillas” to European crisis areas shaking taboos, healing the wounds of war and culturally interacting with local communities. In the late 90’s, he founded Ecoculture and introduced his new process, the Miha Method, into the Business Innovation landscape and later in Politics. Trusting the integrity of classical masterpieces Miha treats them in completely new ways inducing co-creation and the Entrepreneurial spirit in organization development. His core vision is to awaken the artistic principle in every human being while addressing structural and systemic problems in society. An unparalleled influencer Miha tackles dilemmas regarding performance, motivation and inspiration. He is also Adjunct Professor of Arts and Leadership at IEDC-Bled School of Management. More about Miha and his work: http://mihavision.com/about/.

Speakers

Derek F Abell
President of IQA Accreditation Committee, Professor Emeritus at ESMT-European School of Management and Technology, Germany
Read CV of Derek Abell
Suddha Chakravartti
Head of Research, EU Business School, Switzerland
Read CV of Suddha Chakravartti
Vanina Farber
Holder of the ELEA Chair for Social Innovation, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland
Read CV of Vanina Farber
Meelis Kitsing
Rector, Estonian Business School, Estonia
Read CV of Meelis Kitsing
Nicola Kleyn
CEEMAN Vice-President for Africa, Dean of Executive Education at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), the Netherlands
Read CV of Nicola Kleyn
Denis Konanchuk
Director of Corporate Education Department, Moscow School of Management “SKOLKOVO”, Russia
Read CV of Denis Konanchuk
Andrzej Popadiuk
President of Gdansk Foundation for Management Development (GFKM), Poland
Read CV of Andrzej Popadiuk
Danica Purg
President of CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
Read CV of Danica Purg
Claudio Rivera
Deputy Dean, RTU Riga Business School, Latvia
Read CV of Claudio Rivera
Johannes Siebert
Professor for Decision Sciences at MCI | THE ENTREPREUNRIAL SCHOOL®, Austria
Read CV of Johannes Siebert
Irina Skorobogatykh
Head of Marketing Department, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia
Read CV of Irina Skorobogatykh
Yerbol Suleimenov
Rector of Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan
Read CV of Yerbol Suleimenov
Jim Walsh
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, USA
Read CV of Jim Walsh

Logistics

Two weeks before the event, participants will receive instructions and access to MiTeam, an award-winning learning & collaboration platform. The platform prides itself in being secure and accessible from any browser or mobile device. We will be co-creating a community of participants before and after the seminar, providing even more possibilities for networking and experinece sharing. You can find a brief description of the platform here.

Due to continuously changing restrictions regarding the international travel, the event will be organized in online mode only (no in-person participation).

We strongly recommend the following ground rules of digital communication:

  • Please use the latest version of CHROME browser, second choice would be MS Edge and Firefox, but for sure not Internet Explorer.
  • To participate in the video sessions we recommend to use a computer and not a mobile phone.
  • If you can, connect the computer to the internet using land line (wire, not Wi-Fi). If you cannot avoid using Wi-Fi, try to get close to the access point (router) ideally 5/5 Mbps, otherwise you might experience problems due to low internet signal quality.
  • Close all the apps which are not in use for this connection (Skype/Teams/VPN …), since they might interrupt the connection to the platform.
  • Use headsets to avoid echo.
  • If you, by chance, freeze or cannot properly use any of the features, it helps if you refresh your browser, most of the times with F5 button, or re-connect to the call.
  • If you need any kind of technical support, go to the Technical support center on the platform (you can call in or use the chat).


Conference partners, supporters and exhibitors

Conference partners

       

Conference exhibitors and supporters

                  

Exhibitors

CEEMAN invites you to participate as exhibitors and gain visibility at the 28th CEEMAN Annual Conference: Ideas and Inspiration for Management Development from Fields Beyond Management to be held on 23-25 September 2020 online and present your services, products, and projects to the conference participants on an award-winning learning and collaboration platform. The chosen virtual event tool is MiTeam, an all-in-one award-winning platform (no additional downloads or apps) that allows for livestreaming, interaction, recording of sessions, participants’ profiles and interests, posting and downloading materials, networking, building a community and much more.

This year, we are inviting deans and directors from prominent business schools around the world, as well as professors, students and administrative staff who are expected to participate in the event and exchange their experiences, views and ideas.

See exhibitors' packages here

We welcome further ideas and suggestions to make your presence at the conference productive and mutually beneficial! 

For more information and to set up a virtual tour through the platform, please contact: 

Slađana Milašinović Project Manager
+386 4 57 92 535
sladjana.milasinovic@ceeman.org

Registration

 


Fees

Individual participation (online):

Every additional participant:

Please note that in addition to the fees stated above, a 22% VAT (Value Added Tax) is charged to all Slovene participants and to all participants from institutions without a VAT number.

The participation fees include:

  • online attendance of both conference days and the poster session (23-25 September)
  • list of participants and access to networking platform before, during and after the event
  • access to session recordings through the event platform
  • certificates of participation (upon request)  

Erasmus+ Grant Support

Possibility of Erasmus+ Grant Suport of 350 eur per person:

It has come to our attention that with the current international travel restrictions due to COVID-19 and most training events going online, Erasmus+ Grant Support for the Mobility of Staff could cover “organizational support” of participation of teaching or administrative staff in online events that are at least 2 days long, in the amount of EUR 350 per person.

Since all CEEMAN online events are hosted by IEDC-Bled School of Management, which is part of Erasmus Mobility program, such funding can be applied for participation of teachers and administrative staff of institutions from eligible countries

More information on the staff training mobility is available here and more on organizational support on page 60 of the Erasmus+ Program Guide. Please contact Erasmus Mobility office at your institution or country for more details. From our side, Mr. Rok Ramšak (rok.ramsak@iedc.si, tel +386 457 92 532) will be happy to help with necessary mobility-related documentation.

Contacts

Program

Olga Veligurska CEEMAN Director
+386 4 57 92 505
olga.veligurska@ceeman.org

Logistics

Živa Žmavc Thongvanh Project Manager
+386 4 57 92 518
ziva.zmavc@ceeman.org

Sponsors and exhibitors

Slađana Milašinović Project Manager
+386 4 57 92 535
sladjana.milasinovic@ceeman.org