The Executive Academy - Asia

2018 Executive Academy Singapore banner

Target Group
Programme Directors, Associate/Assistant Deans of Teaching & Learning, and Senior Program Managers with a complete overview of (though not necessarily direct responsibility for) the entire academic cycle: admissions, programme design & administration, career services, and alumni management.

For each stream intake, the Executive Academy also seeks to accept a few managers of corporate universities or executives of corporate talent management departments to cross-fertilize group learning. Corporate participants can improve their understanding of and their ability to interact with business schools.

Executive Academy journey starts with a preparatory phase, which includes self-study and a comprehensive 360° feedback exercise administered with the support of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

The core of the Executive Academy is a face-to-face week in the selected region, with the maximum of 20 participants admitted to each stream.

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 manage 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.

The face-to-face week will be followed by a project phase at the participants' home institutions with support and feedback provided by faculty facilitators and personal coaches.

A rigorous and challenging admission process ensures that peer-to-peer interaction in the Executive Academy will be meaningful and ability-enhancing for all participants.

More Information


Monday 02 April 2018

09:00 – 09:15


09:15 – 09:30

Welcome by EFMD Introduction of Executive Academy

  • Ulrich Hommel, Director Business School Development, EFMD GN
  • Nicole Tee, Asian Stream Leader of Executive Academy, Director, Graduate Studies, Nanyang Business School

09:30 – 11:00

Leading Oneself
Purpose & Self-Leadership

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

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Leading Oneself

  • Steven Poelmans

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

16:00 – 18:00

Leading Oneself
Self-Leadership - Healthy Mind Platter

  • Steven Poelmans


Welcome dinner

Tuesday 03 April 2018

09:00 – 10:30

Leading Others
Managing emotions and stress in others

  • Steven Poelmans

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Leading Others
Paradoxes of leadership

  • Steven Poelmans

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 18:00

Leading Others
The session includes a half-hour coffee break

  • Steven Poelmans

Wednesday 04 April 2018

08:30 – 13:00

Innovation Visits

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch & head back to campus

15:00 – 17:30

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

  • Ulrich Hommel
  • Nicole Tee

The session includes a half-hour coffee break

Thursday 05 April 2018

09:00 – 12:00

Managing Successful Programmes
Changing Needs in the Higher Education Market – Employers and Students’ perspectives

  • Ian Fenwick

The session includes a half-hour coffee break

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 18:00

Managing Successful Programmes
Managing Digital Disruption – What are the Implications and Responses?

  • Jonathan Briggs
  • Guest speaker

The session includes a half-hour coffee break


Closing dinner

Friday 06 April 2018

09:00 – 11:00

Managing Successful Programmes
Fostering Resilience in Program Provision: Navigating between Bureaucrats, Mavericks, Black Swans and Gray Rhinos

  • Ulrich Hommel

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15– 11:45

Module closure

  • Ulrich Hommel
  • Nicole Tee

11:45 – 13:00

Deans’ Panel Discussion
Moderated by Ulrich Hommel

13:00 – 14:00


Practical Information

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

Nanyang Technological University
Institute on Asian Consumer Insight Building
Seminar Room 1
50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Download the plan for the direction to the venue (PDF)

2. ContactTop

Arseni Haliabovich
T.: +420 775585751

3. Fees and paymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD through 1st March 2018
    • 4.000€
    • 4.500€

The tuition fee excludes travel expenses and local accommodation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be confirmed in writing before 1st of March 2018. 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. RegistrationTop

Please click here to register

5. AccommodationTop

Nanyang Executive Centre
60 Nanyang View,
Singapore 639673

6. TransportationTop

The Singapore Changi Airport is approximately a 45-minute drive away from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) during off peak periods.

  • Shuttle: There is no shuttle from the airport to NTU
  • Taxi: The easiest way to get from the airport to NTU is by taxi. Taxi fare from the airport to NTU is around S$30 (including an airport surcharge of $3 or $5 depending on whether it is peak period). From 12 midnight to 6am, the taxi fare is 1 ½ times the normal fare.
  • City Bus/Rail: The commute by public transportation, using the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, from the airport to the hotel will take about an 1.5-2 hours. Please take the train to Boon Lay MRT Station and take a taxi from there.
7. DinnerTop

Those who register for the Executive Academy are invited to join the dinners on Monday, 2 April and Thursday 5 April 2018. The meeting point will be the lobby of The Executive Centre.

8. WeatherTop

April in Singapore means more of the same hot and humid temperatures and steady rainfall. This month sits between the two monsoon seasons and is a great time to visit and see the awesome sights of the island. The average daily temperature sits at 27°C (around 81°F).
Average Weather in Singapore

9. Tourism and linksTop

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

The Executive Academy - Asia

Hosted By
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The event will start on:
April 02, 2018 09:00

And will end on:
April 06, 2018 13:00

50 Nanyang Ave, Singapore 639798, Singapore 50 Nanyang Ave, Singapore 639798, Singapore