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Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education
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Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education

Business school deans, directors, and faculty are invited to a one-day summit immediately preceding the Academy of Business and Emerging Markets Conference to explore opportunities for applying experiential learning approaches to management education in the Asia Pacific region.

When: Monday, August 1, 2016
9:00 AM
Where: National University of Management, Phnom Penh
Phnom Phen
Contact: Nicole Zefran
(202) 628-9040

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Companies tell us they are looking for graduates who not only have technical knowledge, but also the ability to apply that knowledge in diverse and dynamic environments. Experiential learning opportunities are an effective and increasingly popular way to give students the “soft skills” they need to successfully operate across borders and cultures. GBSN invites you to a highly interactive, international summit on Experiential Learning that explores how schools can use real-world projects to give their students an edge.

At GBSN’s first “Learning by Doing” summit in Cairo in 2015 business school deans, directors, and faculty learned about world-class programs around the globe, heard from local corporations how to effectively engage and partner with them, and workshoped their own ideas about how to apply experiential learning in their institutions.  Our second summit, which precedes the Academy of Business and Emerging Markets Conference in Cambodia, builds on the success of that event while focusing on the Asia Pacific region.

Discover innovative approaches to applying action-based learning curricula in the Asian Pacific context 

Explore opportunities to increase multi-sector engagement and management education in the region

Engage with international peers, best practices and lessons learned

Design an experiential learning program that can be applied to your management education curricula


Register for the Academy of Business & Emerging Markets Conference immediately following the Experiential Learning Summit

2nd ABEM Conference Call for Papers:

ABEM invites papers, abstracts, case studies, and proposals for special sessions and doctoral students on the theme Growing through Foreign Direct Investments and Regional Integration.

Experiential Learning Summit participants who plan to also attend the ABEM Conference receive at 10% discount on ABEM conference registration. For questions on how to receive the discounted registration rate, email

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National University of Management, Phnom Penh 
St.96 Christopher Howes, Khan Daun Penh
Phnom Penh, Cambodia





  Before July 15th After July 15th
 GBSN Member  $150 $200
 Non-Member  $200 $250
 Cambodia Resident  $100 $100

Earlybird deadline is July 10, 2016. Spaces are limited to 60 participants.





Raffles Hotel le Royal Phnom Pehn
92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

GBSN Room Rate: $150 USD ++ per night for a Standard State Room (single, double or triple)

The Room rate includes:

Daily buffet breakfast
Complimentary business internet access
Welcome drinks and cold towel on arrival
Complimentary access for Press Reader App with 3500 Newspapers & Magazines over 100 countries and 60 languages available
In-room hot water boiler and selection of coffee & tea
Unlimited bottled drinking water, replenished daily
Complimentary access to Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Sauna and Gym at Raffles Spa


The above rate is quoted in U.S. Dollars per room per night. Rates are subject to 7% service charge, 2% accommodation tax and 10% government tax.
Check in/ Check out Procedure: 
The hotel's official check-in time is 14:00 hours. However, they will make every effort to accommodate any guest arriving prior to 14:00 hours. Check-out time is 12:00 noon on the day of departure. A half day room charge is applicable for late check-out till 18:00 hours. Room occupied beyond 18:00 hours will be charged at full day rate. Late check-out after 12:00 hours is subject to room availability. 

To reserve a room, please download and complete the hotel reservation form and email it to All room reservations should be made by June 30, 2016. Click here to download the reservation form



Bryan Andriano

Executive Director
George Washington Graduate School of Business

Michellana Jester

Lecturer & Faculty Course Manager
Global Economics and Management Group
MIT Sloan School of Management

Marc Johnson

Executive Director
Center for Global Initiatives
Darden School of Business, UVA

Deepa Krishnan

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

Ravi Kumar

Associate Provost, Special Projects
Nanyang Business School

Kerry Laufer

OnSite Global Consulting
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth



Guy Pfeffermann

Founder & CEO
Global Business School Network

Kristiana Raube

Executive Director
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley


Eric Shih

Vice Dean for Faculty and Research
SKK Graduate School of Business
South Korea




7:30 - 8:00   Registration
 8:00 - 8:30 Welcome & Icebreaker
A facilitated small group exercise
 8:30 - 10:00

Experiential Learning Models in Management Education
Discover and discuss ways schools in the Asia Pacific region apply experiential learning approaches in management education curricula

 10:00 - 10:30 Networking Tea Break & Group Photo
 10:30 -10:45 Sponsor Showcase
10:45 - 12:00  Bridging the Gap Between Management Education and the Employment Sector in the Asia Pacific: Increasing Private Sector Engagement Through Experiential Learning

Current status, challenges, examples of successful education and private sector partnerships/collaborations and ideas for new kinds of partnerships needed moving forward

 12:00 - 13:00 Networking Lunch
 13:00 -14:15 Breakout Sessions: Building Your Experiential Learning Portfolio

Work with colleagues from around the globe to design an experiential learning program that can be applied to your institution’s management education curricula

 14:15 - 14:30 Networking Tea Break
 14:30 -15:45 Report Back
15:45 - 16:00 Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks



Join the Experiential Learning Summit as a sponsor and you will affiliate your organization with a dynamic, innovative event that attracts the attention of leaders in international management education. Your support also helps GBSN continue its important work ensuring the developing world has the management talent it needs to generate prosperity.

For more information on sponsorship, contact Lisa Leander at or +1.202.628.9043


For more information, please contact GBSN at or +1.202.628.9040

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