Workshops (a break will be included during the workshop)

Thursday | January 22 | 2015 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 PM

Leading B-School Change: Understanding People, Power and Persuasion
Naples 3
Organizational change management and transformation are permanent features of the business landscape, yet best practices recommended in business rarely translate well in academic environments. This interactive work¬shop explores the unique factors that require b-school leaders to reframe their approach and cultivate professional and personal skills to effectively lead change.

Joyce E. A. Russell, Vice Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Anne Ferrante, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable


Cut and Run, Double Down, or Rethink: What is the Future of the Full-Time MBA?
Naples 1
Two decades ago, the majority of MBA students were enrolled in traditional, two-year, full-time programs. Today, students enrolled in full-time MBA programs are a small minority of MBA students and a smaller percentage of graduate business students. This session will review how this particular MBA format is being impacted by changes in the market for GME by analyzing historical market trends. Participants will then work together to come up with new ideas and strategies to provide additional value added services or content to ensure the full time MBA remains an appealing and viable option for candidates.

Daniel Poston, Assistant Dean, MBA Programs, Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington


Lean Practices Applied to Business School
Sicilian Ballroom
This workshop will provide the necessary foundation for lean management and leadership within graduate management education. After an introduction to operations from a strategic point of view, participants will then play a lean simulation game where teams will be tasked with improving a process in order to improve quality, while reducing response times. Drawing on the simulation game, participants will then learn how to focus on attaining an ideal process through waste reduction. They will learn the tools and methods needed to establish an infrastructure for continuous process improvement including its applications to both GME institutions and other non-profit organizations.

Gad Allon, Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


Cultivating an Environment of Integrity in GME: Dealing with Academic Misconduct and its Many Challenges
Naples 2  
Faculty and staff face unprecedented challenges in cultivating an environment of academic integrity in graduate management classrooms and programs. Few of us are prepared for the diverse portfolio of students we face today, their values around collaboration and cheating, and the increasing array of technology tools that decrease students’ cost of engaging in questionable behaviors. This session will arm you with information about the type and prevalence of student misconduct, as well as the strategies adopted by various schools and programs in dealing with these issues. Following a facilitator-led introduction to the topic, this session will feature a case-based active learning experience and sharing of best practices among participants.

Dan Turner
, Associate Dean for Masters Programs, Foster School of Business, University of Washington