February 2017
March 2017

Events - Upcoming

3rd PRME Champions Meeting - Bled 2017

The meeting in Bled is the third face-to-face gathering of PRME Champions for the 2016-2017 cycle. With the Global Forum for Responsible Management Education -- 7th PRME Assembly fast approaching in July 2017, the purpose of this third meeting is to take stock of progress at multiple levels, to paint the bigger picture of Champion activities and to initiate preparations for the PRME Global Forum in July.

In particular, following the PRME Champions Meeting in Limerick and project-specific check-ins throughout the winter, the meeting in Bled will provide the opportunity for:

  • Self and peer-based assessment of the work and progress to date

    • Individual / Institution

    • Cluster / Project-level

    • Champions as a whole (strategic role, criteria for Champions/what is a Champion?)

  • Synthesizing the activity and learning of PRME Champions (as a whole) and ongoing projects into a summary framework/overview

  • Preparing for ‘external’ sharing of Champion outputs with the PRME community and beyond, i.e., new learning, innovations, impact, etc (from Bled to New York in July 2017)

Day 1 - Participants will engage in hands-on work and further re-confirm and agree on the set deliverables, timelines, methods and activities necessary for successfully carrying out the projects.

Day 2 - Recap of Day 1; Interactive panel bringing relevant stakeholders’ perspective (business, government, NGO and students); Strategic discussion on the role and criteria for PRME Champions.

This event is reserved for representatives of PRME Champion schools. For more information, please contact Nikolay Ivanov at

Note for Attendees: IEDC-Bled has reserved rooms at Hotel Astoria Bled with a deadline for reservation extended to 23 January 2017. Contact Nikolay Ivanov for more information. 

31 Jan 2017
to 01 Feb 2017
IEDC-Bled School of Manageent, Bled, Slovenia

2017 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General

We are pleased to announce the 2017 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General will be held on 2-3 February 2017 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. 

More information to come. 

We are pleased to announce the 2nd PRME Regional Meeting North America will be held on 4-6 February 2016 Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Please click herefor a copy of the working agenda.

02 Feb 2017
to 03 Feb 2017
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

IILM Fourth International Conference “Responsible Management Education, Training and Practice”

The IILM Fourth International Conference “Responsible Management Education, Training and Practice” will be organized on 8 -10 February 2017 at IILM Lodhi Road campus, New Delhi.

For more information, please contact: 
Rakesh Chaudhry, Senior Director, IILM,

08 Feb 2017
to 10 Feb 2017
IILM Lodhi Road campus, New Delhi.

4th IILM International Conference on “Sustainability and Innovation: Key Drivers of Responsible Management”

It gives me great pleasure to bring to your attention that the IILM Institute for Higher Education is deeply committed to the “Principles of Responsible Management Education” (PRME) in both letter and spirit. IILM’s vision states that “IILM will be a leader in values-based management education and business focused research”.

As an Institute, we are committed to take the case for responsible management to educational institutions and corporates across South Asia and beyond. It is in recognition of this deep and abiding commitment that we have been chosen by the U.N Global Compact as a PRME Champion Business school – only one of two in India and one of three in Asia.

IILM’s first International Conference on Responsible Management Education and Practice was organised in January 2014, the second in January 2015 and the third in January 2016. Taken together, they set key milestones in the journey of IILM along this vitally important path.

In continuation of, and consistent with, our efforts to focus on responsible management and its contribution to the achievement of global sustainability goals, we will be organising the 4th IILM International Conference on “Sustainability and Innovation: Key Drivers of Responsible Management” from 9-11 February 2017.

The conference is an engagement opportunity to talk about achievements, identify meaningful solutions that will allow us in becoming incubators of innovation on SDG progress. The conference is structured around six key sessions as attached in the detailed agenda.

Knowing how much you and your nation are committed and aligned to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and their being achieved within the time frame of 2030, we take the opportunity to invite you at our Fourth PRME International Conference, 2017.

09 Feb 2017
to 11 Feb 2017
IILM, Delhi, India

CEEMAN Program Management Seminar

Program Management Seminar is three-day program for managers of educational programs aimed at improving program management processes and achieving operational excellence in business education and management development. During the three-day seminar, participants will improve skills related to the promotion and delivery of educational programs and learn about best practices in initiating, developing, organizing, coordinating, and streamlining program management processes and methodologies.

More information

The 13th edition of the Program Management Seminar invites applications from program managers, coordinators, and directors, as well as institutional leaders (deans, directors, and heads of departments) interested in organizing and improving the program management function at their institutions.
The program is designed and delivered as a living example of a best practice. While emphasizing the need for educational programs to meet participants’ expectations and challenges, the Program Management Seminar strongly emphasizes also the needs of its participants.
Some of the topics covered are: 
  • The complex role of the program manager in program delivery
  • Building a positive learning environment
  • Understanding target markets
  • Delivering high-level customer satisfaction
  • How to decide on marketing investments to increase enrollments
  • Admission systems
  • Post-program activities
  • Managing alumni relations
  • Managing the performance of program staff
  • Hiring and motivating program management staff
  • Dealing with difficult participants
  • Working with faculty and gaining the cooperation of institutional leaders
  • Handling ethical dilemmas in the program manager’s role
  • Time management and handling the pressure of the job
The previous editions of the program in 2005-2016 were attended by almost 400 participants from over 130 institutions in 40 countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Practical, relevant, challenging. It is an incredible program that allows you to rethink wide area of approaches. Thank you! (Halyna Shlapai, Kyiv School of Economics, Program Management Seminar 2016). 

For more information, please visit, or contact Ms. Maja Medja Vidic, CEEMAN Head of Projects, 


05 Apr 2017
to 07 Apr 2017
Bled, Slovenia

Save the Date: 2017 International Conference and Annual Meeting (AACSB)

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 International Conference and Annual Meeting of AACSB - "Accelerating Transformation" will be hosted on 23-25 April 2017 in Houston, Texas, USA. More information will be released soon. Please save the date.

23 Apr 2017
to 25 Apr 2017
Houston, TX, USA

Making Global Goals Local Business

26 Apr 2017
to 27 Apr 2017
New Delhi, India

International Conference on Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development – Industries, Higher Education, NGOs

Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance in cooperation with
CCSI, Hang Seng Management College to organize International Conference on Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development – Industries, Higher Education, NGOs.
Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance in cooperation with Prof. Shirley Yeung from Hang Seng Management College is going to organize an international conference on Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development – Industries, Higher Education, NGO’s.
The conference will be held at Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong on May 4th, 2017.
The conference will provide the platform for academics and practitioners to analyze recent trends and upcoming challenges in corporate governance and sustainable development and outline possible scenarios of their development.
The conference registration fee (including dinner) is EURO 290
The conference web site will be launched before September 1st.
If you have any questions, interested to participate or would like to know more details, please contact Alexander Kostyuk at or Anna Shcherbak at
We are also proud to inform you, that co-chair of the conference Prof. Shirley Yeung was invited as Distinguished Speaker to deliver a speech on Sustainable Development Mindset and Human-Centered Operations System Management on Aug 22 for 550 HARVARD HPAIR delegates from 40 countries. For more information, please click here

04 May 2017
Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

CEEMAN International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) 2017

Short description:

IMTA is a two-week, highly intensive major European faculty development program that focuses on the multiple role of faculty (teaching, research, consultancy, and institution building), and helps motivated and high-potential faculty members improve their teaching skills, educational materials, approaches, and attitudes related to general and discipline-specific aspects of management education.

Long description:

Week 1 of IMTA Program encompasses common issues and interests related to general aspects of management education, including teaching philosophy and strategy, teaching and learning methods (particularly the case method), teaching and learning tools, course design, and students’ assessment and innovations in management education, including those based on technology. It also provides insight into the kinds of management educators that business schools are seeking, so as to achieve and sustain relevance and excellence in business education and management development.

Week 2 is discipline-focused and allows program participants to go deeper into discipline-specific issues. The second week of the IMTA 2016 program will include four or five of the following disciplinary tracks, run by prominent international faculty:

  • Business in Society (run by  Tony F. Buono, Professor of Management and Sociology and Executive Director, Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility, USA)
  • Marketing Management (run by Joe Pons, President of AXIOMA Marketing Consultants, previously Marketing Professor at IESE International Graduate School of Management, Spain)  
  • Leading Change (run by JB Kassarjian, Emeritus Professor, IMD, Switzerland and Professor of Management at Babson College, USA)
  • Strategic and International Management (run by Krzysztof Obloj, Professor of Strategic Management at the School of Management at Warsaw University and Kozminski University, Poland)

By now, IMTA has educated almost 600 management educators from 160 institutions in 40 countries around the world. 

"IMTA offers a great opportunity for networking and to review latest trends in management education. I highly benefited from attending the strategy track, and it allowed me to reflect and enhance my own practices." Wolfgang Amann, HEC Paris in Qatar, IMTA 2016

For application documents, fees and additional information, visit or contact Ms. Maja Medja Vidic, CEEMAN Head of Projects, 

11 Jun 2017
to 22 Jun 2017
Bled, Slovenia

Save the date: PRME Chapter UK and Ireland 2017 Conference

We are delighted  to announce that the 4th PRME UK and Ireland Conference and Chapter AGM will be held on 26th & 27th June 2017 hosted by Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

As 2017 is PRME’s 10th Anniversary year, the theme of the conference will be “Envisioning the Future of Responsible Management Education in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals

The call for papers and contributions will be circulated early in the New Year.

Stay tuned for updates to this event!

26 Jun 2017
to 27 Jun 2017
Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK

2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education

 Bringing the SDGs to Every Classroom

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative of the United Nations Global Compact is convening the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education — 7th PRME Assembly in conjunction with the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.

Join fellow leaders in helping to shape the future of business and management education, and to support the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

When | 18-19 July 2017*

Where | Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus — New York, NY (with a Special Session to be held at the United Nations Headquarters).

Who | Over 300 pioneers and thought leaders of responsible management education including deans, university presidents, professors, researchers, business school accreditation bodies, and students, in addition to high level guests from the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, and the media.

What | The 2017 Global Forum will provide a collaborative platform and action-oriented space to:

  • Celebrate 10 years of PRME and take stock of achievements by individual PRME signatories and impacts of the initiative (Looking back). 
  • Raise awareness about the SDGs and highlight their relevance for business and management schools (Learning). 
  • Lay the groundwork for PRME's next phase: Highlighting commitments of PRME signatories and stakeholders to implement the SDGs underscored by the 6 PRME Principles in teaching, research and thought leadership (Looking forward).

How | The basic format of the Global Forum programme will be composed of three main sessions and a variety of focus meetings with PRME networks and partners, including:

  • Keynote address and panel discussions from high level thought leaders 
  • "Collaboratories" of interactive and solution-oriented discussion 
  • Time for pre-planned and impromptu collaborations among participants 
  • Networking opportunities

For more information, visit this page, or email

*additional opportunities will be offered to Advanced PRME signatories on July 17.

18 Jul 2017
to 19 Jul 2017
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, NYC

Save the Date - 4th Responsible Management Education Research Conference

See the Call for Contributions HERE

The PRME Regional Chapter Brazil has the pleasure of inviting you to attend the conference on: 

New Research Questions for the Advancement of the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Hosted by the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná (FIEP) on 13-14 September in Curitiba, the conference will be coorganized by PRME Regional Chapter Brazil, UNDP Brazil, PRME Regional Chapter DACH, PRME Secretariat and PRME Working Group on Poverty, a Challenge for Management Education, with the support of UN Global Compact Brazilian Committee.

The goal of the conference is to create a forum to discuss how research and management education community, in collaboration with businesses, policy makers, NGOs, youth, media, and other stakeholders interested in the new role of business in society, su stainable development and responsible management education, could best support the ongoning flagship initiatives of UN Global Compact and PRME focused on the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals. What should the new research agenda look like in order to effectively contribute to the understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of the SDGs? How the newly created knowledge and understanding could be integrated into business and management practice, public policies and responsible management education?

An exciting program will include diverse formats such as prominent keynote speakers, thematic panels and roundtables, parallel sessions around the conference topics, posters and other forms of interactive exchange. A special feature of the program is that it is open for codesign by PRME Working Groups, PRME Regional Chapters, PRME Champion Group, other stakeholders and research community from PRME and beyond, through their submissions to the Call for Contributions.

We invite you to contribute to the event by proposing conference tracks/sessions and/or submitting research inputs that could contribute to creating a new research agenda for the advancement of the SDGs:

  • March 7th: Deadline for submitting conference tracks/session proposals
  • May 15th: Deadline for submitting research inputs (abstracts, working papers, work in progress)

Our choice for this venue is the fascinating city of Curitiba, easily accessible through frequent one-hour flights from Rio and São Paulo. Recognized worldwide for its environmental excellence and quality of urban life, Curitiba will not only inspire participants, but also offer the chance to benefit from the mutual sharing and learning.

We look forward to receiving your contributions and will be delighted to meet you in Curitiba!

The event is also part of the global celebration of PRME’s 10th anniversary. More info will be available shortly on the conference homepage which is under construction.

Please contact the Organizing Committee Chairs:

Flavio Hourneaux Junior, 

Adriana Caldana,

13 Sep 2017
to 14 Sep 2017
Curitiba, Brazil

4th Responsible Management Education Research Conference

After having been held twice in Europe (2014 in Chur, Switzerland, and 2016 in Krems, Austria) and once in Africa (2015 in Cairo, Egypt), the 4th Responsible Management Education Research Conference meeting of academic researchers of entities associated with the PRME will take place on 13- 14 September in Curitiba, Brazil at the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná.
The initiative for the event came from the PRME Working Group on Poverty, a Challenge for Management Education and was supported by the PRME Secretariat and PRME Chapter DACH.
The event series was conceived by PRME Chapter DACH with the support of the PRME Anti-poverty WG. They both have acted ever since as the promoters and designers of these annual meetings of PRME research community. The themes of the conferences have always been defined around the global objectives of PRME. Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015, both PRME and UN Global Compact have put SDGs as their respective flagship issues.
One of the features of the events has been the opportunity to give emphasis to the themes that are relevant for the venue region, without losing the openness to the respective global issues. Therefore, the 4th RME Research Conference will be of particular interest for the members of the PRME Brazilian Chapter, and the Brazilian and Latin-American academic community. They will have the opportunity to share their respective knowledge and educational and research methodologies, developed in the national landscape, with the views and experiences of their high-level counterparts from all over the world. The specific SDG-related topics will be determined during the process of program construction, which is open for contribution, including from school administrators, researchers, teachers, and students.
The conference general theme and specific topics will address the real-life context and the related pressing issues, challenges and prospects for the academic research in their efforts to advance the implementation of the SDGs within and beyond business schools. In this connection, they will try to open new windows and opportunities for dialogue and partnerships among businesses, Government and civil society executives aimed at developing new generation of leaders, but also providing continuous education and life-long learning.
Therefore, the 4th RME Research Conference will promote also the debate on the systemic approaches to management education and education in general. Research on public policies, strategies used by organizations and educators, the content and pedagogy used in the classroom will be the ingredients for the groundbreaking event, conceived as a special opportunity for those who participate or follow it.
Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná will be the venue of the event and ensures ample, comfortable facilities, conducive to discussion and reflection. Recognized worldwide for its excellence and quality of urban life, Curitiba will not only inspire participants, but will also offer the chance to benefit from the mutual sharing and learning that will result becomes from the whole spectrum of the conference format, including plenary sessions, panel and roundtable discussions, parallel sessions and posters.
As the main coorganizers, the PRME Brazilian Chapter and UNDP are glad to count with the support of the PRME Secretariat, PRME Regional Chapter DACH and PRME Working Group on Poverty, a Challenge for Management Education.
Additionally, PRME Chapter Brazil will hold its annual regional meeting on the sidelines of this event. Please stay tuned for more information soon.

13 Sep 2017
to 14 Sep 2017
FIEP, Curitiba, Brazil

Save the Date - 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America

We are pleased to announce that the 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America will be hosted by the College of Business and Economics at the Unviersity of Guelph (Canada) on 19-20 October 2017. Further updates and information will be available in the coming weeks. 

We are pleased to announce that the 4th PRME Regional Meeting North America ‘The 10th Anniversary of the PRME Initiative: Realizing the SDGs through Education, Research and Partnership,’  will take place on 19-20 October 2017. The event will be organized by the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Look for updates on the PRME Chapter North America website:

Please note that we will also announce the UN PRME Chapter North America Awards for Excellence in Responsible Management Education at the regional meeting. We will present the Excellence Awards to nominees in the following three categories: (1) teaching; (2) research or scholarly/creative activities; and (3) service. Award recipients will receive an honorarium and a plaque. 

Please email applications to; or, mail them to the address found below. The ‘call for nominations’ of peer or self will now extend thru May 1st.

19 Oct 2017
to 20 Oct 2017
College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

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