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 online on 25-27 August (module 1) and 14-15 October (module 2) 2021. Individual mentoring sessions will be organized on 4 and 11 September. If the pandemic is completely under control, we might switch to a hybrid format, where participants would have a choice of face-to-face or online participation.
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;
- Communication and reputation building;
- Managing alumni relations;
- Working together as a team;
- Time management and handling priorities;
- Handling ethical dilemmas;
- Future career steps of a program manager.
Program faculty includes a high-profile team of experienced practitioners of business education:
Early bird fee - before 31 May
- EUR 800 + 22% VAT for CEEMAN institutional members
- EUR 850 + 22% VAT for exchange and individual members
- EUR 990 + 22% VAT for non-members
After 31 May
- EUR 900 + 22% VAT for CEEMAN institutional members
- EUR 950 + 22% VAT for exchange and individual members
- EUR 1,100 + 22% VAT for non-members
22% VAT applies to institutions without VAT number, all participants who attend the seminar in person in Bled, and all participants from Slovene institutions.
Reductions are available for multiple participants from the same institutions. Special scholarships are available for participants from Latin America and Africa. Application for the scholarship must be submitted before 31 May to email@example.com.
The Program Management Seminar is scheduled to take place online. If the pandemic is under control later on, we might switch to a hybrid format, giving each participant a choice of participating online or face-to-face in Bled, Slovenia.
Before the event, participants will receive instructions and access to MiTeam, an award-winning learning & collaboration platform. 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.
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.