Program Format

APPLIED LEADERSHIP PROJECT

During the application phase, applicants will be required to submit an institutional priority or challenge around which they can design a plan to implement once the program concludes. Throughout the residential and mentoring sessions, participants will refine their projects and present the project plan at the end of the program.

FOUNDATIONAL RESIDENTIAL SESSION

The first session covers the myriad areas of responsibility of deans and highlights practices at a world-class institution. This session will provide knowledge and tools on business school administration for participants to apply immediately at their own institutions.

REGIONAL SITE VISIT

The cohort will split into regional groups for these 3-day visits focused on a 360 degree look at leading a business school in a developing country context, highlighting innovations in teaching and administration, as well as approaches to responding to unique operating environments in various regions. Participants will shadow Deans/Director, observe classes, interact with students, and meet with other campus leaders to discuss various topics such as internationalization, accreditation, faculty performance assessment and student recruitment. 

LEADERSHIP RESIDENTIAL SESSION

With the entire cohort back together, this session will focus on leadership, risk management and future planning for deans operating in developing world contexts. As the last of the residential sessions, participants will present their Applied Leadership Projects and receive certificates of completion at the GBSN 2018 Annual Conference.

MENTORING

Participants will be supported and guided by an experienced mentor throughout the duration of the program.

Program Curriculum

The Developing Deans curriculum is designed to uncover the basic foundations of the roles of responsibilities of a business school Dean or Director, explore how best practices in business school management are implemented in a developing country context, discover leadership and management styles for situations you may face in this role and understand what the future of management education will mean for you today.

Each session will build off of each other, and based on learning outcomes, may be adapted to better suit the needs of participants.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • KPI’s, Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Faculty and Student Recruitment
  • Accreditation and quality assurance
  • Curriculum development and organization
  • Alumni Affairs and Development
  • Engagement with industry and corporations, including student employment opportunities
  • Building reputation in research expertise
  • Managing student experiences, including student affairs and services and career services
  • Brand Building
  • Leadership
  • Risk management and decision-making
  • Future of management education    

Program Timeline

The program is offered from July 23, 2018 – November 9, 2018.

All participants will attend the Foundational Residential Session at Cornell and the Leadership Residential Session at the GBSN 2018 Annual Conference. Based on your school’s location, you will be assigned to one Regional Site Visit to attend. Mentoring will occur between sessions.

Participants should ensure that they are able to participate for the entirety of the program and will be able to travel for the three residential sessions.

February 12, 2018: Applications and Call for Mentors Open
June 30, 2018: Application deadline
JULY 23-26, 2018: FOUNDATIONAL RESIDENTIAL SESSION IN NEW YORK: BENCHMARKING AT A WORLD CLASS BUSINESS SCHOOL

Hosted by Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the first session covers the myriad areas of responsibility of deans and highlights practices at a world-class institution. This session will provide knowledge and tools on business school administration for participants to apply immediately to their own institutions. Participants will identify a challenge at their institution and begin to design a plan for their Applied Leadership Project.

REGIONAL SITE VISITS: ADAPTING BEST PRACTICE IN A DEVELOPING WORLD CONTEXT

GBSN member schools in Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa will host site visits (additional sites may be added depending on demand). The cohort will split into regional groups for these 3-day visits focused on a 360 degree look at leading a business school in a developing country context, highlighting innovations in teaching and administration, as well as approaches to responding to unique operating environments in various regions. Participants will shadow Deans/Directors at the GBSN member school host, observe classes, interact with students, and meet with other campus leaders to discuss various topics such as fundraising, managing and motivating people, faculty performance assessment and student recruitment.  

SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2018: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO

Hosted by: ESCA Ecole de Management

SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2018: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

Hosted by: IPADE Business School

OCTOBER 3-5, 2018: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Hosted by: University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

NOVEMBER 7-9, 2018: LEADERSHIP RESIDENTIAL SESSION, NAIROBI, KENYA

As the last of the residential sessions, the participants will present their Applied Leadership Project results and receive certificates of completion at the GBSN 2018 Annual Conference.