NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCED
Dr Thomas Straub, Vice Dean, Professor of International Management and Director of Executive Education, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)
Thomas Straub is Vice Dean, Professor of International Management and Director of Executive Education at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
GSEM is the Business School at the University of Geneva, one of the leading higher education institutions in Switzerland. Thomas has full responsibility for the management of comprehensive executive education (GSEM Executive, formerly HEC Executive) activities which include more than 1,000 participants in 45 EMBA, masters, diploma, and certificate programmes.
Thomas' research interests include international and strategic management as well as organisational behaviour with a particular focus on corporate and social entrepreneurship and performance management. He is leading R&D projects at national and international level at organisations including the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Development Agency.
He published several books including Entrepreneurship and Ecosystems: Global Guidelines in 2016; Reasons for Frequent Failure in Mergers and Acquisitions in 2007; More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success in 2010; and the second edition of Introduction to Management in 2015.
Thomas is a member of the board of foundations and companies. He works as an independent consultant for the private sector and non-profit sector as well as for the United Nations. He has a PhD in economic and social science from HEC (now GSEM), University of Geneva, Switzerland.
PRE-FORUM WORKSHOP: AMBA ACCREDITATION AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
This pre-forum workshop will take place on Thursday 27 September from 14:00 to 16:30 and will be run by higher education thought-partner, Peregrine Academic Services and shall explore how AMBA Accredited Business Schools can address key principles of AMBA’s accreditation criteria, with particular reference to learning outcomes. Conference leaders will explore techniques to effectively map programme and module content to learning outcomes and how to efficiently measure and report learning outcomes and learning gains.
During this workshop, Peregrine Academic Services will present best practice examples based on its global experiences in higher education.
Participants should come prepared to discuss how learning outcomes are addressed at their institutions and to learn from others during this facilitated workshop.
To reserve your place, please email Kathryn Tolley, Global Events Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Mallette, Director of European Operations, Peregrine Academic Services
Paul Mallette has more than 30 years of global experience in higher education in teaching, administration, and accreditation positions. At Peregrine, he specialises in accreditation compliance and learning outcome solutions for Business Schools in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Dr Olin O. Oedekoven, PhD, President and CEO, Peregrine Academic Services
Dr Oedekoven has more than 30 years of senior leadership, education, and academic experience through service in both the public and private sectors. His vision created Peregrine Academic Services when he and his colleagues realised that a serious gap existed between the requirements for direct assessment and the tools that were available at the time.