It was a great opportunity to take part in this CEEMAN program, during which I gained knowledge from the faculty but also from the participants. I will certainly recommend it to members of INSEAD. This should become a reference program on these specific topics.
Leslie Marchin,
INSEAD, France

Program Management Seminar

Date tbc
Bled, Slovenia


Described by the Financial Times as the program for "the infantry that wins the war", the Program Management Seminar is aimed at developing operational excellence in business schools and management development institutions and has educated so far over 500 participants from 162 institutions in 41 countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The next edition of the seminar will take place in Spring 2021, with final date still to be confirmed. It will be organized online and face-to-face in Bled, Slovenia and participants will be able to choose.

We welcome applications and invite broader representation from management schools globally to join the discussion and sharing experience. 

Who is it for?

For program managers and administrators in charge of design, promotion and delivery of management education programs.

What do you get?

You will learn from the best about how to organize an excellent seminar, work effectively with faculty and participants, and build relationships not only with them, but also among them, engage alumni, deliver good customer service and assure the quality of programs, deal with ethical dilemmas, market the seminar, and much more. Particular attention will be given to the current changes and challenges in program management caused by the pandemic. After completion of the seminar, you will also become a part of the PMS alumni network.

See the list of alumni institutions, that have entrusted us with developing their program management staff. 


The program is designed to make Program and Project Managers more effective in handling their increasingly demanding and complex responsibilities. Class sessions include briefings by experts, group discussions, and case analyses of problems faced by Program Managers. It gives you the chance to learn not only from the faculty, but also from other participants who bring a wealth of experience and diverse perspectives. Particular attention will be given to the current changes and challenges in program management caused by the pandemic.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The role of the program manager in program preparation and delivery;
  • Building a positive learning environment;
  • Understanding target markets;
  • Delivering high levels of customer satisfaction;
  • Marketing and sales to increase enrolments;
  • Post-program activities;
  • Managing alumni relations;
  • Managing the performance of program staff;
  • Dealing with difficult participants;
  • Handling ethical dilemmas.


Program faculty includes a high-profile team of experienced practitioners of business education:

Paul MatthyssensAcademic Director of the Master in Global Management at Antwerp Management School, Belgium
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Danica Purg President of CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
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Andrew CrispFounding partner of CarringtonCrisp, UK
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Nenad Filipovic
Nenad FilipovićDirector of Executive Education, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
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Drikus KriekDean of IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia


Early bird fee - before 31 December

  • EUR 800 for CEEMAN institutional members
  • EUR 850 for exchange and individual members
  • EUR 990 for non-members

After 31 December

  • EUR 900 for CEEMAN institutional members
  • EUR 950 for exchange and individual members
  • EUR 1,100 for non-members

Reductions are available for multiple participants from the same institutions.

In some cases, 22% VAT might apply depending on the legal status of the applicant's institution.

Special scholarships are available for participants from Latin America and Africa.


The Program Management Seminar will take place online and face-to-face in Bled, Slovenia. If you plan to join us in person, you will receive logistic details (Bled hotel info, airport transfer, etc) through email after completing the online registration. 

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 experience sharing. You can find a brief description of the platform here.



Please note that the registration for PMS 2021 is not open yet. To be informed on exact dates, opening of registration and other details, sign up through keep me informed form.

In order to benefit most from the program, stable internet connection, prior experience in program management and a good working knowledge of English is recommended.


Živa Žmavc Thongvanh Project Manager
+386 4 57 92 518