> 2015 Conference of the European Regional Assembly: Post-Conference Summary
2015 IACBE European Regional Assembly Conference
Maastricht • The Netherlands
The IACBE’s 2015 European Regional Assembly Conference was held on 22-23 October in Maastricht, Netherlands. The conference was very well attended and extremely successful on various fronts. The conference featured an outstanding lineup of concurrent sessions and other special social events, and we received many wonderful comments from our conference delegates.
Maastricht School of Management
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Global Education and Academic Partnerships
This year’s conference of the European Regional Assembly featured an excellent lineup of speakers, and other special activities and events.
Photos from the 2015 European Regional Assembly Conference have been posted and are now available for viewing:
On Thursday 22 October, the conference was convened with welcoming and opening remarks by:
- Mr. Dennis Gash, President of the IACBE
- Ms. Katalin Kovacs, Associate Dean for Global Education Programs, Maastricht School of Management
Following the opening of the conference, the keynote address on the conference theme was delivered by:
- Dr. Wim A. Naudé, Dean, Maastricht School of Management
Morning and afternoon concurrent sessions featured presentations on a variety of topics. The presentations have been posted and are now available for download:
- Transcontinental Program Delivery • Katalin Kovacs • Associate Dean for Global Education Programs • Maastricht School of Management • Maastricht, The Netherlands
- Global Education and Academic Partnership Initiatives at Vaughn College • Maxine Lubner • Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology • East Elmhurst, New York, USA
- Merging Business Professional Certification Programs with Academic Programs • Robert Gharios • American University of Science and Technology • Beirut, Lebanon
- Regional Advisory Group to Align the Needs of Manufacturers with Higher Education Business Programs • Elana Zolfo • Vice President of Workforce Training and Development • ADDAPT • New York, USA
- Teaching Critical Thinking in the International Classroom: The Importance of Understanding the Cross-Cultural Dilemma in Business Studies • Jon-Hans Coetzer • European University-Switzerland • Geneva and Montreux, Switzerland
- Faculty Can Create a Bridge of Understanding between Different Cultures of International Students • Hossein Noorian • Wentworth Institute of Technology • Boston, Massachuestts, USA
- Assessing Global Competencies • Marjolijn van der Velde • Davenport University • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
- Fulfilling Quality Assurance with Assessment and Academic Leveling • Olin Oedekoven • President and CEO • Peregrine Academic Services • Gillette, Wyoming, USA
- MOOC Usage for a Wrapped Course: A Case Study • Aaron Johnson • University of New York in Prague • Prague, Czech Republic
- Assessment of Learning Outcomes of Short-Term Study Abroad Experiences: Evidence from Juniata College • Wei-Chung Wang and Uma Ramakrishnan • Juniata College • Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
- Leveraging Technology to Deliver High Quality Education in the 21st Century • Kerry Calnan • Nichols College • Dudley, Massachusetts, USA
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- ePortfolio PITCH – Passport to Professional Life • Benjamin Stévenin • Managing Director • Rimaone • Paris, France
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Note: Not all presenters have submitted their presentations for posting.
In addition to sessions on the conference theme, the conference also featured the following all-day accreditation workshops:
Developing a Comprehensive Outcomes Assessment Plan
Site-Visit Peer Reviewer Training
About the Maastricht School of Management
The Maastricht School of Management offers a variety of prestigious master’s- and doctoral-level management degree programs. The school also offers a wide range of certificate and diploma-based executive programs, including tailor-made programs for those seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in specific competency areas, such as project management, or to deepen their understanding of specific core management disciplines, such as finance or marketing. The school’s programs are designed to stimulate creative management thinking, transforming knowledge of management theory into effective business practice.
The Maastricht School of Management is a leading provider of management education with worldwide presence. Its mission is to enhance the management capacity of professionals and organizations in and for emerging economies and developing countries with the objective to substantially contribute to the development of these societies.
Most of the school’s students are young professionals and mid-career executives from private companies, universities, governmental organizations, and NGOs. The school’s graduates return to their respective organizations with greatly enhanced career prospects, as well as an enviable portfolio of global business contacts accessible through the school’s international alumni network.
For more information about the Maastricht School of Management, please visit the school’s website: