The CEEMAN’s extensive programs provide an excellent platform for discussions and thinking about how the improved quality of management and management schools can be the catalyst to drive urgently needed changes, innovation and creativity.
Matej Potokar,
General Manager, Microsoft Services CEE,

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Leading the Way in Management Development Workshop

Bled, Slovenia
A Workshop where Top Leadership Teams Stress-Test their Institution's Strategy and Plans in the Light of Master Classes and Coaching from Renowned Management School Leaders.

In the fast-changing world of management development, it is crucial that leadership teams of educational institutions share the same perception of the main challenges and strategy, are able to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with external and internal changes, and work efficiently together to implement these plans.

This new workshop, designed by a group of experienced Presidents/Deans from CEEMAN member institutions, is intended to help top leadership teams of management schools (deans or directors attending with their 4-6 top team members) to stress-test and fine-tune their strategies and plans. This will be achieved through a series of 10 Master Classes on key issues that management development institutions are facing, extensive faculty and peer-to-peer feedback, and cross-team meetings of those with parallel responsibilities.

Who Should Attend? 

Deans/Directors with 3-5 members of their core management team e.g. Associate Deans/Vice-Presidents for Academic Affairs, Research, or major programs, CFOs, Heads of Administration, etc. 


A three-day workshop, with a follow-up Skype session two months later.

Each participating team should submit, at least one month ahead of the workshop, a 3-5 page overview of their operating environment/markets; their mission, vision and strategy; and their perceived key challenges. Each team should also review the internet sites of other participating teams and be ready to make comments.

A progressive series of Master Classes (ten in all) by highly experienced faculty coaches act as "stress tests" to provoke rethinking, refinement, elaboration, or in some cases, complete redrafting of these original submissions.

Each evening, time is set aside for cross-team meetings of those with parallel responsibilities, e.g Deans/Directors meeting together, Research Heads meeting together, Heads of Administration/CFOs meeting together, etc., to further exchange experience and ideas in various functional areas.

The three days wind up with a final eleventh Master Class dedicated to formulating and implementing 2-3 high priority "strategic change initiatives", the focus of the "homework" which will precede a 1/2 day Skype session for all teams two months after the workshop itself.


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