Thursday | January 23 | 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:45 PM

Curriculum Matters: Practical Steps for Creating More Holistic Graduate Management Education
Las Olas VI
This discussion-oriented workshop is a case-based follow-up to the successful GMAC Annual Conference session titled “Curriculum Matters: Toward More Holistic Graduate Management Education.”  That session, based on Sara Rynes-Weller’s chapter in the recent GMAC book Disrupt or Be Disrupted, eexamined graduate management education curricula and identified three areas of study to which most business schools fail to pay adequate attention: (1) leadership and managing human capital; (2) decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving; and (3) ethics and corporate social responsibility.
This workshop takes you one step further by tapping into the varied experiences of business schools to crowdsource practical ideas for increasing student learning. The session will open with two brief case studies of unique approaches schools have taken to address student learning in each of the three areas.  You will then have the opportunity to work in small groups to share best practices and explore new ideas in each of the areas.

John Albanese, Director, Full-time MBA Program, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, The City University of New York
Mary Goss, Senior Director of the MBA Program, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
Wendy Huber, Assistant Dean for the Full-time MBA Program, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
John Mather, Head, Masters Programs and Teaching Professor of Marketing, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Sherilyn Scully, Assistant Dean and Director, Academic Affairs and Student Life, Yale School of Management, Yale University
Moderator: Daniel Poston, Assistant Dean of Master’s Programs, Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Difficult Conversations
Rio Vista
Difficult conversations are an unavoidable part of both your personal and professional lives, and how well you handle them has a lot to do with your success. This workshop will look at some of the common traps that leaders fall into in the workplace. You will learn skills for managing difficult conversations with your deans, direct reports, and students to achieve positive outcomes for all parties involved.

Stevenson Carlebach, President, Eque LLC

Millennials Inc.: Rethinking the Way We Educate the Current Generation of MBA Students
Las Olas IV
Now that almost all students in our MBA programs are Millennials, what are the implications for the ways in which we recruit, educate, and prepare them for success? How do their expectations and propensities manifest themselves? How can we accommodate the ways they prefer to learn and work while preparing them to move outside their comfort levels and excel as managers and leaders? This interactive session will present a case study from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, review research, highlight implications, and provide a forum for sharing best practices.

Brian Mitchell, Associate Dean, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Carol Phillips, President, Brand Amplitude, and Adjunct Instructor of Marketing, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame