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

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.

We welcome registrations for the next edition of the seminar, taking place on 10-12 April 2024 in Bled, Slovenia 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.

Find the schedule here:
PMS 2024_program

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 enrollments;
  • 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:

Drikus KriekDean of IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

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

Seán MeehanProfessor of Marketing and Management and Dean of Faculty, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland


Early bird fee - before 17 March

  • EUR 900 + 22% VAT for CEEMAN institutional members
  • EUR 950 + 22% VAT for exchange and individual members
  • EUR 1200 + 22% VAT for non-members

After 17 March

  • EUR 1000 + 22% VAT for CEEMAN institutional members
  • EUR 1050 + 22% VAT for exchange and individual members
  • EUR 1,300 + 22% VAT for non-members

22% VAT applies to institutions without VAT number, to all participants who attend the seminar in person in Bled, and to all participants from Slovene institutions.

Participation at the program may be co-financed by the Erasmus+ staff mobility grant. Participants from Erasmus+ program countries will receive a certificate and confirmation of attending a staff or faculty training program.

Please contact Erasmus Mobility office at your institution or country for more details. From our side, Ms. Sabina Mešić (, tel +386 457 92 505) will be happy to help with necessary mobility-related documentation.

Reductions are available for multiple participants from the same institutions. If 2 participants from the same institution apply, we offer a 5% discount. If 3 or more participants from the same institution apply, we offer a 7% discount.

Nearest airports

Ljubljana International Airport Jože Pučnik is situated 37 km southeast of Bled (about 20-25 minutes drive). It is connected with all major European cities and airports. For intercontinental flights we recommend a connecting flight via Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, London or Paris.

Other neighboring international airports are in:

Organize your airport transfer

Transfer from/to Ljubljana International airportshuttle service at Ljubljana Airport. Transfer from/to Ljubljana airport can also be booked through CEEMAN Office.
Transfer from other airports or


A range of hotels in Bled, a unique tourist destination, is available within walking distance from the venue. Suggestions on accommodation can be provided by CEEMAN upon registration.


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


Sabina MešićProject manager