The 2020 - 2021 Conference will be virtual on April 7
Wed April 7: (All times PST, hosted in Zoom)
8:00am: Zoom Opens
8:30-9:00: Welcome and Membership Survey Results Summary
9:00-9:45: Concurrent Presentation & Roundtable #1 (choose one to attend):
Integrated Professional Development Programming
Description: Opportunities outside of the classroom are touted as value-adds to an
MBA degree. Integrating these activities, in combination with Career Services, into program curriculum increases buy-in, attendance, and alignment on student professional development strategies. Learn how the SFU Beedie Career Management Centre and Student Engagement Office is teaming up to create a Professional Development credit course that integrates in-class learning and project opportunities with out-of-class value-adds.
Presented by: Lesley McKay (Simon Fraser University)
Virtual Advising: Challenges, Opportunities, & Examples
Facilitated by: Paul Wood (CU Boulder)
10:00-10:45: Concurrent Presentation & Roundtable #2 (choose one to attend):
From Orientation to Graduation: A Conversation on Engaging with Online Graduate Business Students.
Description: A candid conversation and collaboration between the University of Florida and Auburn University on the best practices for engaging online graduate business students. Join us to learn more about the similarities and differences between the way Warrington and Harbert create community throughout the student life cycle.
Presented by: Jennifer Gibson (Auburn University) & Shane C. Van Deree (University
Virtual International Programs: Challenges, Opportunities, & Examples
Facilitated by: Lesley McKay (SFU Beedie School of Business)
11:00-11:45: Concurrent Presentation & Roundtable #3 (choose one to attend):
How Going Virtual Enhanced Cross-campus Relationships to Provide Better Student
Engagement, Services, and Long-term Strategic Planning
Description: As the pandemic hit, we all had to shift how we work, learn, and collaborate. There have been a lot of starts and stops to find a good working balance in ‘the new normal’. However, obstacles such as distance have been much easier to overcome. Jenna and Christa both handle Student Affairs with MBA students at Wake Forest, Jenna in Charlotte and Christa an hour away in Winston-Salem, NC. Pre-Covid, this resulted in little communication and collaboration. Since going virtual and working remotely, we have been meeting weekly and collaborating on numerous projects, which we are grateful for since we will continue our collaboration post-pandemic as well. In this interactive presentation, we will discuss best practices, successes, and brainstorm with participants on other avenues to collaborate across function, department, or further.
Presented by: Jenna Martin & Christa Hitengoku (Wake Forest University)
Back to Campus Plans & Work-Life Balance Post-COVID
Facilitated by: Ryan Morse (CU Boulder)
11:45-11:50: Open Board Member Nominations and Thank You’s
11:50-12:30: Optional Facilitated Speed Networking