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Lessons for all

The 2018 EMBAC Conference features sessions with EMBAC members who share their expertise and experience on a variety of topics – all relevant to the professional development of EMBAC members.

Concurrent sessions

Monday, Oct. 15

Integrating Emerging Technologies into the EMBA Curriculum / Pamela Foster Brady, University of Texas at Dallas

Beyond Innovation: Extreme Disruption in Form and Content of Experiential Learning for EMBA Programs / Gary Nelson, Study.Net; TBD, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School; TBD, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business; TBD, IMD Business School

Career Acceleration Program / Jane Charlton and Arnold Longboy, London Business School

Tilting at Windmills? Chatbots Can Disprove Your Tech Fears (and Make Students Think You’re Cool) / Christine Wainwright, University of Washington

Use of Personality Tests in Admissions / Anders Paalzow, SSE Riga, and Karin Wiström and Helena Bergelv, Stockholm School of Economics

Dynamic Alumni Engagement Through EMBA Student Mentoring / Terese Waldron, Saint Joseph's University; Karen Baptiste (Class of 2008), Johnson & Johnson; Brendan Fenton (Class of 2008), Bristol Myers Squibb

Return on Education: Results from EMBAC-LinkedIn Research Partnership / Elmer Almachar, Northwestern University

Using Stories to Engage and Inspire Others / Lorraine Vaun-Davis and Jo Bishop, iOpener Institute for People & Performance

Strategy for Success: Establishing an Early Relationship Between EMBAs and Career Services / Bronwen Sanders, New York University, and Donna Humphrey-DeLosh, University of Michigan

New Regulatory Challenges to and Resolutions of Chinese EMBA Programs / Yibin LI, Tongji University

IGR and the EMBA Interview: Incorporating Inter-Group Relations and Dialogic Techniques in the Admissions Interview to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion / Claire Bruno, Rita Di Carlo, and Brighid Dwyer, Villanova University

From Students to Stakeholders: Developing Genuine Alumni Relations / Catherine Molony, University of Pennsylvania, and Greg Hagin, CCS Fundraising

Incorporating Virtual Learning in EMBA: Providing Value for Virtually Everyone / Regina Fetterolf and Lara Zelman, Boston University Questrom School of Business

China's “Belt & Road" Initiative and the EMBA Metamorphosis / Jiandong Ju, Kan Cai, and Jingwei Wang, Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance

Executive Challenge: Integrating Corporate Leaders into the Executive MBA Program / Vernon Jones, University of Calgary

New Heights for Staff Engagement and Performance / Rob Sheehan and Christopher Ken Mays, University of Maryland; Joyce Russell, Villanova University

It’s More Than Just a Party / Makini Allwood, Patty Keegan, Lisa Koengeter, and Lucy Marquardt, University of Chicago

Leveraging Your Alumni for Maximum Program Impact / Robin Mladinich and Melody Paris, Georgia State University

The Hybrid Executive MBA: Transforming the EMBA Program Landscape Through Technology / Natasha Munshi and Yung-Jae Lee, Saint Mary's College of California; Megan Forristall-Udeya, University of Arizona, Eller College of Management; George Ingersoll, UCLA

How a Curriculum Innovation Can Recreate a Program and Leverage International Partnerships – The Story of the FDC and HEC Paris Partnership / Marcele Carneiro Gama Viana, Fundacao Dom Cabral, and Christine BALDY-NGAYO, HEC Paris

The Stuff Career Dreams Are Made of - Thoughts and Tools on Personal Development and Careers (Psychomteric Tests, Experiential Learning, Coaching) / Beate Baldwin and Terry Clark, Imperial College London, and Bettina Kosiel, Mannheim Business School

Dean Transitions: Maintaining Program Excellence with Students and Staff / Greg Hanifee, Northwestern University; Jamie Breen, University of California, Berkeley; Silvia McCallister-Castillo, Yale University

Truth Be Told: Digital Marketing Dreams, Failures, and Realities for Business Schools / Ann Oleson, Converge Consulting; Toby McChesney, Santa Clara University; Nicole Hitpas, Emory University

Alumni Engagement - Turning Sour Relationships to Wine / Nikkole Liesse, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Disrupting Your Classes with New Technologies / Jolanta Golanowska, IE Business School

Integrating Career Management Directly into the Curriculum: The Kelley School of Business Model / Richard Magjuka, Indiana University

Career Skills at the Leadership Level / Luke Kreinberg and Jamie Breen, University of California, Berkeley

If You Build It, Will They Come? Assessing Academic, Programmatic, and Marketplace Interests for Optimal Program Enhancements / Angela Bostick, Ed Leonard, and Wendy Tsung, Emory University

Disruption, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in EMBA Education / Gaston Fornes, ESIC Business School

The Untapped Market / Barbara Singer, Executive Core, LLC, and D. Katherine Spiess, University of Notre Dame

Challenge and Change / Oleksandr Savruk and Volodymyr Pavelko, Kyiv-Mohyla Business School

Rethinking the International Residency: Unique Models for International Travel Programs / Lauren Reppa, WorldStrides ISA; Katrina Loganimoce, University of Oregon; Frank Fletcher, University of San Francisco

Making Experiential Learning Initiatives Meaningful for the Executive Audience - Lessons Learned from the IE Brown EMBA Program / Patrick McHugh and Ignacio Gafo, IE Business School / Brown University

Using the Executive Assessment to Improve Admissions Outcomes: Leading EMBA Programs Discuss Their Experiences / Manish Dharia, Graduate Management Admission Council; Sarah Fairbank, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University; Brett Hunter, London Business School

Executive MBA (EMBA) Innovation Designed Uniquely For the Leadership and Talent Needs of a Large Healthcare Organization in the West Michigan Region / Mahendra Joshi, Grand Valley State University

CONCURRENT SESSION TRACKS

Tracks allow conference participants to experience greater depth in a particular topic area. This year’s conference includes five tracks on admissions and marketing; alumni engagement and corporate relations; career impact; dream, discover, disrupt; and program management.

Admissions and Marketing
  • Use of Personality Tests in Admissions
  • IGR and the EMBA Interview: Incorporating Inter-Group Relations and Dialogic Techniques in the Admissions Interview to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion
  • It’s More Than Just a Party: Making Your Milestone Matter
  • Truth Be Told: Digital Marketing Dreams, Failures, and Realities for Business Schools
  • Using the Executive Assessment to Improve Admissions Outcomes: Leading EMBA Programs Discuss Their Experiences

Alumni Engagement and Corporate Relations
  • Dynamic Alumni Engagement Through EMBA Student Mentoring
  • From Students to Stakeholders: Developing Genuine Alumni Relations
  • Leveraging Your Alumni for Maximum Program Impact
  • Alumni Engagement - Turning Sour Relationships to Wine
  • The Untapped Market
  • Executive MBA (EMBA) Innovation Designed Uniquely For the Leadership and Talent Needs of a Large Healthcare Organization in the West Michigan Region

Career Impact
  • Career Acceleration Program
  • Strategy for Success: Establishing an Early Relationship Between EMBAs and Career Services
  • Executive Challenge: Integrating Corporate Leaders into the Executive MBA Program
  • The Stuff Career Dreams Are Made of - Thoughts and Tools on Personal Development and Careers (Psychomteric Tests, Experiential Learning, Coaching)
  • Career Skills at the Leadership Level

Dream, Discover, Disrupt
  • Integrating Emerging Technologies into the EMBA Curriculum
  • Beyond Innovation: Extreme Disruption in Form and Content of Experiential Learning for EMBA Programs
  • Return on Education: Results from EMBAC-LinkedIn Research Partnership
  • Using Stories to Engage and Inspire Others
  • Incorporating Virtual Learning in EMBA: Providing Value for Virtually Everyone
  • China's “Belt & Road" Initiative and the EMBA Metamorphosis
  • The Hybrid Executive MBA: Transforming the EMBA Program Landscape Through Technology
  • How a Curriculum Innovation Can Recreate a Program and Leverage International Partnerships – The Story of the FDC and HEC Paris Partnership
  • Disrupting Your Classes with New Technologies
  • Integrating Career Management Directly into the Curriculum: The Kelley School of Business Model
  • Disruption, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in EMBA Education
  • Challenge and Change
  • Rethinking the International Residency: Unique Models for International Travel Programs

Program Management
  • Tilting at Windmills? Chatbots Can Disprove Your Tech Fears (and Make Students Think You’re Cool)
  • New Regulatory Challenges to and Resolutions of Chinese EMBA Programs
  • New Heights for Staff Engagement and Performance
  • Dean Transitions: Maintaining Program Excellence with Students and Staff
  • If You Build It, Will They Come? Assessing Academic, Programmatic, and Marketplace Interests for Optimal Program Enhancements
  • Making Experiential Learning Initiatives Meaningful for the Executive Audience - Lessons Learned from the IE Brown EMBA Program