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A one-day summit coinciding with The American University in Cairo’s 21st Annual Research Conference, MENA REGION: POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA – MARCH 16-18, 2015.

3/16/2015
When: Monday, March 16, 2015
Where: The American University in Cairo School of Business New Cairo Campus
Cairo
Egypt
Contact: Lisa Leander
202.628.9040


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Co-Hosts: Global Business School Network, The American University in Cairo School of Business and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth 

A one-day summit coinciding with the American University in Cairo’s 21st Annual Research Conference, MENA Region: Post-2015 Development Agenda – March 16-18, 2015.

The vision of full youth participation and active engagement in the development of knowledge economies in MENA requires mobilization of resources across sectors, particularly the private sector.  Management educators around the world have long championed the transformative potential of experiential learning for leadership development, and for ensuring alignment between the needs of employers and the capabilities of their graduates. 

Business school deans, directors, and faculty are invited to a one-day summit immediately preceding AUC’s 21st Annual Research Conference to explore opportunities for applying experiential learning approaches to management education in MENA.

DISCOVER innovative approaches to experiential learning in management education around the world

 

EXPLORE opportunities to increase multi-sector engagement in management education in the region, particularly with the private sector

 

ENGAGE with international peers to share experiences, best practices, and lessons learned

 

APPLY successful experiential learning models to management education curricula in MENA

 

 

Venue

 

The American University in Cairo School of Business

New Cairo Campus

AUC Avenue, Teseen Street

New Cairo, Cairo

Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit Fees

 

GBSN Members: $200 Non-Members: $250 Egypt Resident: $150

 

>> Click here to view a member list

 

Accommodation

 

Dusit Thani Hotel

90 Road New Cairo

Egypt

 

Non-Egyptians:

Single Room: $160

Double Room: $178.65

Egyptians:

Single Room: LE 950

Double Room: LE 1,100

 

To book, please contact AUC Travel office travel@aucegypt.edu and mention "AUC Research Conference" in the email subject.

 

*Located 20 mins away from Cairo International Airport and 5 mins away from the AUC campus.

 

 

Featuring Conversations with:


Bryan Andriano
Executive Director, Global & Experiential Learning
George Washington University School of Business
USA

Francis Barel
Business Development Manager Middle East & North Africa
PayPal
France

Aliaa Bassiouny
Assistant Professor of Finance & Associate Chair, Department of Management and
Director, Citadel Capital Financial Centre,
School of Business, The American University in Cairo

Egypt

 

Hala Bassiouni
Treasury Director Ezz Steel
Egypt

 

Thami Ghorfi
President
ESCA School of Management
Morocco

 

Marc Johnson
Executive Director Center for Global Initiatives
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
USA

 

Steven Kahl
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
USA

Charlotte Karam
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior & Organizational Psychology
Olayan School of Business
American University of Beirut
Egypt

Kerry Laufer
Director 
OnSite Global Consulting
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
USA

Maha Mourad
Associate Professor of Marketing, Department of Management
School of Business, The American University in Cairo and Director, El Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC) 

Egypt

Karim Seghir
Dean School of Business 
The American University in Cairo 
Egypt

Maha ElShinnawy
Professor of Leadership & Ethics, School of Business and Director
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship & Leadership Program for the Arab Region
Egypt

Mohamed Sultan
General Manager
Proctor & Gamble Near East
Egypt

Sofiane Ben Tounes
President & CEO
General Electric in Northeast Africa
Egypt

 

         

 

Agenda

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Address
Karim Seghir, Dean School of Business, The American University in Cairo 
9:15 - 9:45 Introductions
A facilitated small group exercise
Facilitated by: Steven Kahl, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

 

9:45 - 11:00 Experiential Learning Models in Management Education
Discover and discuss ways schools around the world apply experiential learning approaches in management education curricula
Moderator: Thami Ghorfi, ESCA Ecole de Management
Speakers: Bryan Andriano, George Washington University School of Business
Maha ElShinnawy, School of Business, The American University in Cairo
Marc Johnson, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

11:00 - 11:30 Networking Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00 Bridging the Gap Between Management Education and the Employment Sector in MENA: 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
Moderator: Francis Barel, PayPal
Speakers: Hala Bassiouni, Ezz Steel
Mohamed Sultan, Proctor & Gamble Near East
Sofiane Ben Tounes, General Electric in Northeast Africa

13:00-15:00  Networking Lunch and Group Photo
15:00 - 16:15 Small Group Discussions: Building Your Experiential Learning Portfolio

Applying experiential learning principles/approaches in management education in the MENA context
Moderator: Steven Kahl, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Small Group Facilitators: Aliaa Bassiouny, School of Business, The American University in Cairo 
Charlotte Karam, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut 
Kerry Laufer, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Maha Mourad, School of Business, The American University in Cairo

16:15 - 17:00 Report Back
Steven Kahl, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
17:00 Closing Remarks
Lisa Leander, Global Business School Network

 

Visas

Please emailauc.conf2015@aucegypt.edu to request a visa letter. For more information on visa procedures to enter the Arab Republic of Egypt, please click here for the "Ministry of Foreign Affairs."

 

Logistics

Dress & Weather

This day will be full of engaging discussions, small team work activities and panel presentations.  It's a time to roll up our sleeves, ask the tough questions and also have fun!  For this reason we strongly encourage participants to dress business casual.  Weather will be warm, so suit jackets and ties are respectfully requested to be left at home.  Although rooms may get cool with air conditioning, so you may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.

Location & Bus Schedule

Participants will enjoy the American University in Cairo’s technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive campus in New Cairo. The bus will depart the Dusit Thani Hotel lobby for AUC at 8:15am.  Please meet in the lobby and look for an individual holding a GBSN sign. If coming directly on your own, for directions, please enter AUC campus from gate 4 then through Pepsi gate there will be clear directions and signs to Room: PO22, which is in building no. 20 on the ground floor per the attached map, you will find the room directly behind Bassily Auditorium.  There will be clear signs on the campus directing you.  The event starts at 9:00am sharp! Please find the campus map attached.Emergency

Contact & Your Travel

With any questions in regards to logistics, or directions, please feel free to contact contact Aliaa Hashim  at cell +2 01114646430 or Sally Morshed at Cell +2 0100 27 363 or by email sally.morshed@aucegypt.edu or Lisa Leander at cell +1-202-560-3012.

 

Questions?

For more information, please contact GBSN at info@gbsn.org or call +1.202.628.9040.

 

About The American University in Cairo School of Business

AUC School of Business was founded in 2009 with the mission to create an environment that fosters the development of principled and innovative business leaders and entrepreneurs. Formerly the School of Business, Economics and Communication, the school holds more than 60 years of experience in business education in Egypt, the Arab region and Africa. 

AUC School of Business is recognized as the top private business school in Egypt, as well as being the first in the Arab region and third in Africa to receive triple-crown accreditation from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school is among less than one percent of the 14,000 business schools worldwide to achieve triple-crown accreditation.

Eduniversal has placed AUC School of Business in the highest category of schools, the Five-Palmes League of Excellence, which are universal business schools with a strong global influence. In Eduniversals 2014 - 2015 global rankings, several programs achieved top rankings. The Master of Science in finance was ranked number 28 among the global ranking of the Top 100 in Financial Markets. The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program was ranked second in Africa and listed among the top 200 masters programs worldwide. The Master of Arts in economics was rated number one in Africa. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program was ranked second in Africa and listed among the top 200 masters programs worldwide. 

About the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Founded in 1900, Tuck is the first graduate school of management in the United States and consistently ranks among the top business schools worldwide.  Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Tuck is committed to preparing students for a global career of business leadership and supporting a faculty of acknowledged thought leaders who are also outstanding teachers. A key component of the Tuck curriculum is an emphasis on innovative experiential learning opportunities aimed at encouraging students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world business practices in a global context. Tuck is one of three professional schools at Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League. Tuck offers a full time MBA and additional programs including the Master of Health Care Delivery Science, Business Bridge, executive education, and other non-degree programs. 

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