The Executive Academy - Europe

Target Group
EFMD GN has designed The Executive Academy, the only development offer for leaders of teaching & learning activities and targets the premium segment of the business school sector.

Teaching & Learning Executives - Programme Directors, Assoc./Ass. Deans - need to manage academic degree programmes in alignment with institutional strategies, while living up to a multitude of challenging performance expectations. They need to add value by being champions of implementation and mastering the power of influence, but are often provided with limited direct authority to do so. EFMD’s Executive Academy builds on these inherent dilemmas and offers an exciting development journey for teaching and learning executives.

The core of the Executive Academy is a face-to-face week in the selected region, preceded by a preparatory phase, which includes self-study and a comprehensive 360° feedback exercise. The face-to-face week will be followed by a project phase at the participants’ home institutions with support and feedback provided by the global faculty facilitators. We will admit a maximum of 20 participants to each stream. A rigorous and challenging admission process will ensure that peer-to-peer interaction in the Executive Academy will be meaningful and ability enhancing for all participants. Participants will:

  • Advance through a self-discovery process to better understand their strengths and limitations, which will contribute to the bridging of self-knowledge and self-leadership.
  • Learn how to drive a strategy-driven programme design and review process, how to manage different performance layers and how to interlink stakeholder expectations and satisfaction.
  • Understand and implement disruptive strategies in business education and map performance metrics to actions and milestones.

More Information


Monday 22 May 2017

09:00 – 09:15


09:15 – 09:30

Welcome by EFMD Introduction of Executive Academy

  • Eric Cornuel, CEO & Director General, EFMD
  • Jordi Diaz, Director of Executive Academy, Associate Dean EADA Business School

09:30 – 13:00

Leading Oneself
Session: Purpose & Self-Leadership
Session: Self-Knowledge

  • Steven Poelmans, Professor, Director of the EADA Coaching Competency Center

The session includes a half-hour coffee break

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Leading Oneself
Bridging self-knowledge and self-leadership - competencies

  • Steven Poelmans

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Leading Oneself
Self-Leadership - Healthy Mind Platter


Welcome dinner

Tuesday 23 May 2017

09:00 – 10:30

Leading Oneself
Managing emotions and stress in others

  • Steven Poelmans

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Paradoxes of leadership

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 18:00

Leading Others

  • David Dinwoodie, Vice president CCL

Wednesday 24 May 2017

09:00 – 13:00

Leading Others

  • David Dinwoodie

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 18:00

Managing Successful Programmes
Disruptive innovation in business education and its implications for Teaching & Learning executives

  • Jordi Diaz

The session includes a half-hour coffee break


Special event

Thursday 25 May 2017

09:00 – 13:00

Managing Successful Programmes
Programs portfolio, globalisation and digital disruption

  • Patrice Houdayer, Vice Dean at SKEMA Business School

The session includes a half-hour coffee break

13:00 – 14:00


15:00 – 18:00

Managing Successful programmes
The changing needs of students

  • Viktoria Kish & Jana Vodickova, International Study Programs



Friday 26 May 2017

09:00 – 12:00

Managing Successful Programmes
Programme Outcome Management and Dynamics & External Validation

  • Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director of Quality Services, EFMD

12:00 – 13:00

Module closure by Executive Academy Director

13:00 – 14:00


Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contacts
  3. Fees and Payment
  4. Registration
  5. Accommodation
  6. Transportation
  7. Dinner
  8. Tourism
  9. Links
1. Venue

Majestic Plaza Hotel,
Štěpánská 645/33,
Prague 1, 110 00
Prague, Czech Republic
T.: +420 221 486 100

2. ContactsTop

EFMD Global Network Central and Eastern Europe, z.s.
Arseni Haliabovich
Manager of operations
T.: +420 775585751

Ivana Marinkovic
T.: +381 60 5753022

3. Fees and paymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD UNTIL 31st March 2017
    • 4.000€
    • 4.500€

The tuition fee excludes travel expenses and local accommodation (VAT may be applicable).

4. RegistrationTop

Please click here to register

5. AccommodationTop

Please use the Hotel registration form to get the EFMD group rate available until 10 May 2017 (form will be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after receiving an admission letter).

Please process your own booking inserting the code "EFMD" or by sending an email with a registration form at: You have until 10th May 2016 the latest to process your booking. After this date, reservations will be processed upon availability and the discounted rate may not apply.
Cancellation policy:
Individual reservation will be subject of 50% cancellation until 14 days prior the arrival
Individual reservation will be subject of 100% cancellation until 1 week prior the arrival

6. TransportationTop

Václav Havel Airport Prague (formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport) is located 10 km from Prague, 18 km from the Venue (Hotel).

The easiest way to get to the hotel from airport is by taxi.
We recommend to use the transfer option from a Hotel (please see Hotel registration form)
Order a taxi - average price is 18 to 25 EUR
AAA Taxi – +420 222 333 222
Use Apps: or

Public transport fares:
Where to buy public transport tickets:

  • Vending machines located in metro stations and most of bus and tram stops
  • SMS ticket - send ‘DPT32’ (90-minutes ticket) or ‘DPT24’ (30-minutes ticket) to 902 06
  • From a bus driver (more expensive, cash required)
  • Airport: Public Transport counters in Arrival Halls of Terminals 1 & 2 (from 7 am to 10 pm)
7. DinnerTop

Participants who register for the Executive Academy are invited to join the dinners on Monday, 22 May and Thursday 24 May 2017. The meeting point will be the Lobby of the Hotel at 19.30.

8. TourismTop

Thinking of a trip in the area before or after the Executive Academy?

9. LinksTop

Hosted By

The event will start on:
May 22, 2017 15:00

And will end on:
May 26, 2017 19:00

Karlova 150/42 Prague 1, Old Town 110 00 Czech Republic Karlova 150/42 Prague 1, Old Town 110 00 Czech Republic