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EMBAC offers great in-person opportunities to network and advance professional development – from the industry-event-of-the-year, the annual conference, to the Marketing and Admissions Program to regional meetings. EMBAC also recognizes the convenience and ease of virtual offerings, which help make great content and enlightening discussions more accessible to members. With that in mind, EMBAC has designed several different types of virtual offerings that explore the latest trends, look at topics of current importance, and promote member engagement and discussion.

Virtual Discussion Forums (VDFs)

Delivered in a synchronous (live) format, VDFs are free sessions, one hour or less in duration, typically structured as a facilitated discussion around a topic of importance to the working professional education industry. Some of these VDFs involve an expert, others are purely intended to be a sharing of challenges, insights, and ideas among participants.

EMBAC will continue to add new VDFs in 2024!

Virtual Short Programs (VSP)

Delivered in a synchronous (live) format, VSPs focus on a topic of importance to the working professional education industry and pack great content into a convenient, time-saving format. A content expert typically leads these programs, which require a registration fee and typically run three hours total.

Look for new VSPs in 2024!


  • HOT TOPIC: Current State of Career Services, May 10, 2023

    HOT TOPIC: How to Review a Program to Meet the Changing Needs of Students, May 16, 2023

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Conference Planning Committee Overview, May 24, 2023

    Why (L = D+E+I) for Executive MBA Education, July 13, 2023

    A Dialogue with FT’s Andrew Jack, July 19, 2023

    HOT TOPIC: Recruiting Challenges, July 23, 2023

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Professional Development Committee Overview, August 1, 2023

    HOT TOPIC: Changing Leadership, August 15, 2023

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Membership Committee, September 14, 2023

    VIRTUAL SHORT PROGRAM: Getting There: A Practical Guide to Dynamic Stakeholder Management, December 5 & 6, 2023

    UNDERSTANDING AND LEVERAGING THE EMBAC RESEARCH DASHBOARD: Tuesday, January 9, 2024, Wednesday, January 17, 2024, and Thursday, January 25, 2024

    WHY PROGRAM DESIGN: Innovating Executive Degree Programs (e.g., EMBA, MS), March 13, 2024

    ALUMNI RELATIONS: Engaging for Sustained Success, April 30, 2024

    PROGRAM OPERATIONS: Making the Magic Happen, May 9, 2024