Concurrent Sessions II

Thursday | January 27 | 2011 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 PM

Integrated Reasoning and the Next Generation GMAT® Exam 
Business schools are continuously re-evaluating their curricula to ensure that their students are best prepared to lead in the current and future global business economy.  Business school faculty have identified Integrated Reasoning as one of the key skill sets necessary for student success. The Next Generation GMAT exam, scheduled to launch on June 4, 2012, will include a new section designed to assess these skills.  Attend this interactive session to learn more about Integrated Reasoning, the list of question types that have been piloted and finalized, and the value of Integrated Reasoning to your school.

Ashok Sarathy
, Vice President, GMAT Program, Graduate Management Admission Council
Sabrina White, Client Services Specialist, Graduate Management Admission Council

Managing Part-Time MBA Student Behavior While Expectations are Changing
We’ve all noticed behavioral changes among our part-time students—poor or inappropriate communications, lack of follow-through, self-centered actions, and more—but what we do to manage these is critical to maintaining the integrity of our part-time MBA programs.  How can we stay ahead of these actions and anticipate how we can work efficiently and effectively with our part-time MBA students?  Join Monica Powell and Rachelle Katz as they discuss the results of an extensive survey on the changing expectations of part-time MBA students and how these expectations connect to their behavior as prospects through to alumni.  Join in the discussion to offer your tips for effectively managing student behavior.          

Rachelle Katz, Associate Dean and MBA Director, College of Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University
Monica Powell, Associate Dean, School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas

Models for Assessing and Developing Leadership Competencies
(repeated at 2:15 pm)
There are many ways to incorporate leadership development into your degree programs—from a curricular-based approach to the use of assessment centers.  The panelists in this session are each using a different model of assessing and developing leadership competencies at their school, and they will share how and why they work.  Each panelist will identify his/her leadership program objectives and design and then discuss the context in which the program was successfully created and implemented.  There will be ample time to discuss the pros and cons of the different models and get input from our panelists on how best to make them work for you. 

Lee Konczak
, Senior Lecturer, Leadership Development, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
Jeffrey Kudisch, Managing Director, Office of Career Services, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Neta Moye, Principal Research Scientist, PDRI and Former Faculty Director, Leadership Development Programs, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

Principles of Objectivity—A Closer Look
In this hands-on, detailed exploration of the morning keynote topic, Elizabeth Thornton will walk participants through The Principles of Objectivity.  She will allow time for session attendees to explore some of the ways in which their biases and perspectives might be impacting their effectiveness as leaders, as well as offer insight in to what unique tools and techniques may assist in helping to overcome them.

Elizabeth Thornton
, Chief Diversity Officer and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College