2020 Australia New Zealand MBA Directors Forum
Virtual Conference Program
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Day 1 - Tuesday 15 September
|9:30||Conference Opens Networking Lounge|
Conference Opening remarks MC – Bernadette Young, Senior Journalist & Presenter, ABC
|10:00 – 11:00||Opening Keynote – Economically Speaking
Partner – Deloitte Access Economics
|11:30 – 12:30||Positioning for Change
Agnes Naera – CEO NZ Global Women
|12:30 – 1:30||Networking Lounge|
|1:30 – 2:30||The Evolution of Accreditation – it’s purpose, value, contribution and future
Dr Geoff Perry
Executive Vice President & Chief Officer
|3:00 – 4:00||Deans & Leaders Panel – The Global Perspective
Professor Ian Fenwick PhD – Dean, Sasin School of Management, University of Thailand
Viki Kish – Managing Director International Study Programs
Mat Jacobson – CEO & Founder Ducere Global Business School
Dr Dipak Jain – President (Europe) China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Rod McNaughton – Professor Entrepreneurship and Academic Director – Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Auckland School of Business
Dr Margaret Inman – Assistant Dean Institute of Management and Health, University of Wales
Dynamic Introduction to Leadership through the lens of Shakespeare
Day 2 - Wednesday 16 September
|10:00 – 11:00||Opening Keynote – Diversity & Inclusion – Are we there yet?
Partner & Global Head of Insurance – Norton Fullbright Rose
|11:30 – 12:30||Redefining Resilience – A leadership essential.
Dr Michael Cavanagh – Deputy Director Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney
|12:30 – 1:00||
|1:00 – 2:00||
ANZ MBA Innovations
Macquarie’s Global MBA Journey
Data-driven Insights to Industry-based Challenges in a Post-COVID Era
2:00 – 3:30
Career leadership in times of uncertainty – MBA Career Development Masterclass
COVID-19 presents many challenges for educators and for MBAs graduating during 2020 and early 2021. Given the current economic crisis and the evolving downturn in business globally – BCG predict a 20% – 30% decline in global trade with recovery commencing in 2023! – employment options will be limited for the next 24 months throughout the APAC. This masterclass has been designed to support MBA Directors, career development professionals and industry engagement specialists to learn the skills to advise and counsel MBAs as they take the next steps in their careers during this uncertain, unpredictable time in history.
Facilitator: Rosamund Christie – Program Director AGSM, University of New South Wales
Matthew Temple – Senior Director Alumni Career & Professional Development, Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University
|3:30 – 5:00||
Spearheading change– MBA Masterclass
MBA, Academic and Program Directors in Business Schools are under pressure. COVID-19, together with generational, technological and economic forces already in play, are impacting the expectations, motivations and demand for MBA and graduate management education in Australia and New Zealand. Whilst time was once on side, time is no longer an excuse for business as usual with consumers of graduate management education enjoying the choice of an extended global market. The greatest competition – the choice not to study. The purpose of this masterclass is to provide an exclusive environment for MBA Directors and academic leaders of programs to openly discuss the challenges of today and the future. To gain greater understanding of the changing MBA consumer profile, their expectations, motivations and learning outcomes to support the design of academic programs that meet the future expectations of both the student and the employer.
Facilitator: David Pender – Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
Jason Lawrence – Market Development Director – East Asia, Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®)
Day 3 - Thursday 17 September
|10:00 – 11:00||Opening Keynote – It’s complicated – Geopolitics, future trade and their impact on our future.
Dr Keith Suter
Academic, Futurist & Commentator
|11:30 – 12:30||
Partnerships – The fundamental building blocks for the future of education.
ARC Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla
Followed by a panel discussion with:
Sara Caplan – Partner & CEO Skills for Australia – PwC
|1:00 – 2:00||
|1:30 – 2:30||Closing Keynote
Professor Margaret Sheil AO
Vice Chancellor & President QUT