PROGRAMME

The Executive Academy - Americas

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.

Context
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

Programme

Day 1

09:00 – 13:00

Welcome by EFMD: introduction of Executive Academy
This session will be opened with the Program Introduction presented by the Executive Academy Directors; Mr. Ulrich Hommel and Mr. Jordi Diaz it will be followed by Managing Successful Programes session.

Managing Successful Programmes: Topic coverage includes how to drive a strategy-driven programme design and review process, how to manage different performance layers, how to interlink stakeholder expectations and satisfaction with the impact and relevance agendas, as well as how to capture opportunities of disruptive innovation.

(the session includes a half-hour coffee break)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Buffet

14:00 – 18:00

Leading Oneself: In the first part of the session, participants will go through a self-discovery process to better understand their strengths and limitations, which will contribute to the bridging of self-knowledge and self-leadership. This session will open the questions of Purpose and leadership. We will connect with the socio- economic trends relevant for programme managers identified in the previous sessions, presenting first, second and third generations management models. We will develop ways of rallying an inter-disciplinary team around a sense of purpose and contribution, a powerful way of inspiring people and steering people trough self leadership.
Methods: interactive session, self-reflection and peer coaching

In the second part of the session we will facilitate self-knowledge trough interpretation of the cognitive styles questionnaire administered before the course. This test allows participants to get a better insight in their "brain-dominance", which determines cognitive styles, or the way we process information, relate with others and make decisions.
Methods: Interactive sessions, self- report questionnaire, constellations, work in pairs

(the session includes a half-hour coffee break)

Day 2

09:00 – 13:00

Leading Oneself: First part of the session is dedicated to Bridging Self-Knowledge and Self-Leadership: Competencies
In this session we familiarise the participants with concept of competencies development. Based on the 360º Feedback instrument administered before the course, participants identify key development areas. We develop the participants’ competencies while practicing coaching and feedforward, both excellent influence mechanisms that guarantee continuous improvement.
Methods: Interactive session, 360º feedback, reflection, exercises in pairs and groups

In the second part of the session, the focus is on Self-Leadership and we focus on the skills of managing stress & harmonising work, family & personal life, using the "Healthy Mind Platter" as a model for taking care of one’s brain, increase focus, efficiency and health. Participants diagnose their sources of - and responses to stress and learn emotional regulation techniques to manage stress in the heat of the moment.
Methods: Interactive session, self-reflection, PowerNap meditation exercise, peer coaching

(the session includes a half-hour coffee break)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Buffet

14:00 – 18:00

Leading Others: Participants will explore different ways of motivating and influencing staff, superiors and colleagues. They will learn how to keep up the motivation in the people around them and how they can transform negativity into a source of creativity as well as "demanding" stakeholders into "committed" ones. Participants will have the unique opportunity to build further on the self-knowledge about cognitive styles generated on the first day, we elaborate ways of dealing with, motivating and influencing others over which we do not necessarily have hierarchical or functional power. We develop different "languages" and scripts to influence and persuade individuals with different styles and expectations. We apply the different languages in a situation of an underperforming employee.
Methods: Work in pairs, Consolidation in Teams, Case-method, Role-play

In the second half of the session, we will learn more about Managing Emotions and Stress in Others, e.g. we will further develop the concepts acquired on the first day, when we focused on managing one’s own stress, now applying them to managing others under pressure. Leadership in times of peace is easy. The true challenge is to manage others in crisis and conflict situations. This is where the true character and leadership capacity of a person is revealed. We apply the stress management (of others) in a case-study.
Methods: Interactive session, Case-method, Role-play

(the session includes a half-hour coffee break)

Day 3

09:00 – 13:00

Leading Others: The module will combine brief lectures with implementation exercises based on each individual case. Case-studies from industry and outside will be also discussed. An external session at a leading company will be included in the programme.

First part of the session will present different leadership paradoxes we discovered in the NeuroTrainingLab and leadership development methodology using neural indicators. Understanding, recognizing and equilibrating these paradoxes are key to deal with a wide variety of people (stakeholders) and situations. We focus on emotional intelligence, and based on the neuroscience-based SCARF model we develop ways of anticipating and dealing with resistance in others. We develop behavioral scripts for overcoming resistance and aligning clients, students, faculty and administrative staff around one coherent programme.
Methods: Interactive session, Individual Project, Develop Solutions in Teams

The last session on Leading Others is fully dedicated to the development of a Personal Developmental Plan (PDP), one of the requirements of the course. The whole session is dedicated to how people actually make sustainable changes in life, based on models of high performance in individuals, teams and organisations. We once again practice peer coaching and feedforward to develop the PDP.
Methods: Interactive session, Action planning, peer coaching, feedforward, feedback.

(the session includes a half-hour coffee break)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Buffet

14:00 – 18:00

Managing Successful Programmes: This session will encompass the following:

  • Understanding the impact of disruptive innovation in business education
  • Practising & implementing the theory of Jobs to be Done in our programmes
  • Best practises in customer experience and student satisfaction
  • Keeping up motivation, transforming negativity into a source of creativity (coping with negative feedback, unconstructive comments, etc.), how to turn "high level of demand" of stakeholders into "high level of commitment"

Material: The theory of Disruptive Innovation by Clayton Christensen, case-study of Ritz-Carlton Company & Starbucks. Participants will be given the new book "Competing against luck by Clayton Christensen".

(the session includes a half-hour coffee break)

Day 4

09:00 – 13:00

Managing Successful Programmes: This session will cover the following topics:

  • Managing a strategic programme design and review
  • Educating with impact and relevance
  • A continuous learning approach towards excellence: international accreditations based on the EQUIS/EPAS standards.

Material: EFMD Quality Services

(the session includes a half-hour coffee break)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Buffet

14:00 – 18:00

Guest speaker(TBA)

Day 5

09:00 –13:00

Managing Successful Programmes: This session will cover the following topics:

  • An outside view: what top companies are expecting from us and what we can learn from their leadership & development programmes
  • Developing a programme’s international reach
  • Measuring the programme’s financial performance and understanding performance levers
  • Succeeding in the game of rankings

Method: company visit

Module closure by EFMD and Programme Director

(the session includes a half-hour coffee break)

13:00 -14:00

Lunch Buffet

Practical Information

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

The Mutiny – Provident Hotels Coconut Grove
2951 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, Fl 33133

 
2. Contacts Top

Zulay Perez
Coordinator
EFMD Global Network Americas
+1 305 424 1679

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

Ivana Marinkovic
Associate Director Central & Eastern Europe
+381 60 5753022

 
3. Fees and payment Top
  • EARLY BIRD through 31st July 2017
    • 4.000€
  • NORMAL FEE
    • 4.500€

The tuition fee excludes travel expenses and local accommodation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be confirmed in writing before 1st of September 2017. A cancellation fee of 90€ will be charged if the cancelation is made after 1st of September. After the given dates, we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as we receive notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

 
4. Registration Top

Please click here to register (off-line for the time being)

 
5. Accommodation Top

The Mutiny – Provident Hotels Coconut Grove
2951 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, Fl 33133

The Mutiny will provide us with a preferential rate shortly.

 
6. Transportation Top

The Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately a 25-minute drive away from Coconut Grove – it can be up to 30 or 40 depending on traffic.

  • Shuttle: Hotels downtown do not usually offer a shuttle to the airport.
  • Taxi: The easiest way to get from the airport to Coconut Grove is by taxi or car, the average taxi rate being about $50 with moderate traffic. For more economical methods of transport you can also consider Super Shuttle and Uber.
  • City Bus/Rail: The commute by public transportation, using the Miami-Dade Transit system, from the airport to the hotel will take about an hour, day passes for $5,65. Make sure to consult Google Maps for possible trip options. Please visit the Miami-Dade Transit system website for more information.
 
7. Dinner Top

Those who register for the Executive Academy are invited to join the dinners on Monday, 25 September and Thursday 28 September 2017. The meeting point will be the lobby of The Mutiny at 19:30.

 
8. Weather Top

November in Miami has temperatures that ranges from 20°C (69°F) – to 27°C (81°F) during the time when our seminar will take place. Relative humidity typically ranges from 56% (mildly humid) to 88% (very humid) over the course of a typical November.

Average Weather in November – Miami, FL USA
Daily Weather in Miami, FL USA

 
9. Tourism and Links Top

If you plan to arrive earlier or extend your stay in the beautiful and tropical city of Miami, see the links below for more information on places of interest.

Visit Florida – Miami
Miami Tourist Guide
Visiting Miami Beach

Hosted By
EFMD GN

The event will start on:
September 25, 2017 09:00


And will end on:
September 29, 2017 13:00

Location
Miami, USA Miami, USA