GBSN 2015 Annual Conference: Disruptive Education Models From the Developing World


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3 November 2015:
GMAC-GBSN Joint Happy Hour
Hosted by GMAC

4-6 November 2015:
GBSN Annual Conference
(Open to all)
Location: Asian Institute of Management

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This is Not Your Typical Agenda. Prepare to be #disruptED

TUESDAY 3 November, 2015
GMAC-GBSN Joint Happy Hour
Sponsored by GMAC
WEDNESDAY 4 November, 2015
8:30 - 12:00
WARNING: GBSN Members Collaborating Ahead. Innovative Ideas May Hit You at Anytime
(Closed Session Member's Meeting)
12:00 - 13:00
Welcome Networking Luncheon
Welcome to Manila! Welcome to AIM. Prepare to be #disruptED
Speakers: Jikyeong Kang, President, CEO & Dean, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
Guy Pfeffermann, CEO, Global Business School Network, USA
13:00 - 13:45
Hit the Ground Running Icebreaker Activity
Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about each other as well as identify opportunities for disruption that will become topic discussions on Day 2. You may be sitting, but this session will help you hit the ground running.
13:45 - 15:15
Keynote Conversation: Culture and Big Data Disrupting Teaching Traditions
An engaging and interactive dialogue around the influence and roles of culture and big data in management education. How is big data affecting how and what we teach? How can culture impact, or even elevate, business practice? At what point do data and culture provide complementary, or conflicting perspectives in the classroom? What can the data tell us about culture in business, and how does our own culture impact the way we look at the numbers?

Speakers: Ravi Kumar, Dean, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mariels Winhoffer, VP of Global Buisness Partners, Asia Pacific, IBM, Singapore
Moderator: Robert McCann, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, UCLA Anderson School of Management, USA
15:15 - 15:30
The Audience's Turn (Q&A)
It is time to ask away! Our keynote conversation isn't supposed to be one-sided (or two, or even three). Ask questions and share your perspective with your peers. We'll even have an online app so you can respond, submit and "Like" questions to move them to the top of the queue.
15:30 - 16:00
Tea for Two: Networking Tea Break
16:00 - 17:30
Non-GroupThink Discussion Sessions
This is group sharing, not groupthink! New ideas are welcome and diversity of thought appreciated. Breakout discussions will be inclusive and facilitated (not presented). Warning: This is not the time to check email.

Expanding Management Education Beyond the Walls of the Classroom Through Technology
What's new? What's hot? What's last year's fad? This session will look at how business schools are staying on top of the curve (or not) and providing creative tips for integrating technology in thoughtful and effective ways.

Speaker: Martin Butler, Head, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management & Administration, Stellenbosch University Business School, South Africa

Business Schools for Impact: Teaching About Business at the Base of the Pyramid
An interactive discussion about how business schools are sharing teaching materials, experiences and ideas to help change mindsets and teach skills required to invest and operate in low-income regions. This session will introduce the Business Schools for Impact platform, which provides a place for faculty to find and share resources around teaching inclusive business.

Moderator: Ronald Chua, Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
Speakers: Marie Lisa Dacanay, President, Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia, Philippines
Christine Gent, Executive Director, World Fair Trade Organization - Asia, Thailand
Gaston Ortigas, Jr., Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
Mathabo le Roux, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD, Switzerland
Christiane Stepanek, Chief, Partnership Initiatives for Investment & Enterprise Development, UNCTAD, Switzerland

Keeping Up with the Times: Evolving Relationships Between Industry and Academia
Business is evolving rapidly and business schools need to ensure programs prepare graduates for the future markets. Join this exciting discussion on what unique ways corporations and business schools are collaborating and what we can learn from each other.

Speakers: Margaret Andrews, Managing Director, Mind and Hand Associates, USA
Gerardo Borromeo, Vice-Chairman & CEO, Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc., Philippines

19:00 - 21:00
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by MIT Sloan School of Management and Asia School of Business
Speaker: David Capodilupo, Executive Director, Office of International Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
THURSDAY 5 November, 2015
Disruptive Education Models in the Asia-Pacific Region
8:00 - 9:00
Deans & Directors Breakfast (Closed Session Deans and Directors Only)

Moderator: Colm Kearney, Dean, Monash Business School, Australia
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:15
Disruption Showcase Models From Around the World
This session will showcase short (think TED style) presentations introducing disruptive ideas from around the world to intrigue and inspire you.

Presenters: Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, India
Christopher & Maria Victoria Bernido, Central Visayan Institute, Philippines
Chito Salazar, Head, PHINMA Education, Philippines
10:15 - 10:30
Ask Away!
Participants will be invited to ask questions and comment. Conversation will be facilitated by the online app.
10:30 - 11:00
A Madhatters Networking Tea (Party) Break
Take a break, relax and get to know your fellow participants WITHOUT talking about management education. It's a (tea) party after all! What should you talk about? Bring your best party hat and get the conversation started. Prizes will be given out for the most creative topper, so don't forget to pack your best.
11:00 - 12:30
A Very Merry Unconference to You
Join us for an open space, "conference" experience. Topics and tables will be identified in an earlier session for informal discussion and debate. "The Rule of Two Feet" is applicable, and participants will be asked to move every 30 minutes, or earlier if they so wish. Tables will be self led, notes will be taken and shared at the end. This is the best hallway conversation you will have, in a slightly more organized manner. Let the disruption begin.
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
The Great Debate: Do the Bricks and Mortar Matter?
This session will include an invigorating debate about the future of management education and how to increase access to quality business education. Audience members will be "polled" via an online app and results will be showcased throughout the discussion. Now is the time to ask those provocative questions. Disagreement is encouraged. Booing is not.

Moderator: Jikyeong Kang, President, CEO & Dean, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
Olayinka David-West, Academic Director, Lagos Business School, Nigeria
Mark Farrell, Head Graduate School of Business & Law, RMIT University, Australia
Stuart Krusell, Director, Office of International Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
15:00 - 15:15
Look at Me! (Group Selfie)
A picture is worth a thousand words. So please join us for our annual tradition of a group photo. We will make it as painless as possible. Promise.
15:15 - 15:45
Just Add Water (or tea, or coffee or...)
Our final networking tea break, so quench your thirst, arrange a tête-à-tête and exchange those business cards while noshing on a bite to eat.
15:45 - 17:30
Non-Groupthink Discussion Sessions

Cross-Disciplinary Programs: Making a Place for Design, Engineering, Humanities and Science
Reaching across departments to build new unique programs has never been so critical for the future of business education. This session will discuss the ways schools can influence and engage effectively within their own campuses, and create true integration of learning for their students.

Speakers: Ricardo Lim, Professor, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

Engaging a Shy Classroom in Case Method
Teaching tips from a seasoned professional who has worked across many different cultures where breaking the tradition of not speaking out of turn or questioning the professor is unwelcome--except in the business school.

Speaker: Savita Shankar, Associate Professor, Keio Business School, Japan

Breaking the Rules, Making the Rules - Innovation in MBA Education
Disruptive innovation is extremely difficult to achieve in an established school. In a greenfield start-up one can break all the rules and start with disruption in mind. If the sitting in the classroom for two years is the dominant model of business education, the amount of learning possible is quite limited. On the other hand, if the world is your classroom, learning possibilities are unlimited. This session will discuss how to leverage this idea to develop an innovative MBA curriculum.

Speaker: Loredana Padurean, Faculty Director for Action Learning, Asia School of Business, Malaysia

19:00 - 20:00
Cocktail Reception
The Pearl of the Orient: An Evening in Manila (Gala Dinner)
Our fancy dinner event. Dress to impress. Traditional dress is encouraged, and business attire accepted too. Photos will be shared and taken, so come to have some fun.
FRIDAY 6 November, 2015
Networking Field Visit: Gawad Kalinga Social Volun-Tourism
Depart Asian Institute of Management
Busses will be parked outside the main campus lobby
9:00 - 9:30
Welcome Reception and Opening Remarks
9:30 - 11:00
Orientation, Community Session and Tour of the Enchanted Farm
11:00 - 12:30
Social Business Models Breakout Session
12:30 - 14:00
Netowkring Lunch
Arrive Back at the Hotel


Participants should prepare for a 2-3 hour bus ride to GK Enchanted Farm. Participants are strongly urged to dress appropriately for hot weather and for walking the grounds and reminded to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Umbrellas are also useful to provide a bit of shade from the sun. Lunch will be provided.