This SMS Extension will be hosted on October 23 on Zoom. Registrants for the extension will be emailed information about how to participate in the event in early October.
Registration for the extension will be $15 USD.
The fields of strategy and – more broadly - strategic management have developed into essential domains in exploring and understanding the success and failure of firms. This is, on the one hand, reflected in a rich body of research as well as in a vibrant research community. And on the other hand, this is also reflected in the pronounced presence of strategy related topics in management education. Hardly any business related program on an undergraduate, graduate or executive level exists without having such a topic in its curriculum.
But while the research side of the field is developing and spreading further and further, fostered by various conferences and meetings year by year, it would be interesting to understand how the teaching side follows along. But not only in the sense of how the latest research and insights diffuse into programs and curricula. It would also be interesting to understand how teaching itself has developed. What are the challenges that faculty, participants, and schools are facing today? What are the advances in terms of approaches, concepts, tools, and content the teaching community developed?
With this extension, we want to put the topic of teaching strategic management and particularly strategy into the spotlight. We want to create a platform to exchange challenges and experiences, as well as insights, concepts, and tools. We will use a combination of workshops, panel discussions, and showcase sessions to stimulate a fruitful exchange. We will invite dedicated teaching experts from renowned institutions to share best practices, but also provide the floor for each participant to express and discuss their individual challenges. Consequently, with this extension, we aim at contributing to the holistic development of our important field of strategic management by fostering and strengthening the conversation about teaching within the community.
The Extension will consist of 2 parts. In the first part (October 23, 13:00-15:00 UTC), we will focus on the challenges that faculty, participants, and schools are facing today. In the second part (October 23, 16:00-18:00 UTC), we will focus on the advances the teaching community has developed.
For the first part, we will use a combination of workshops and discussions to dive into those challenges to exchange experiences, insights, and solutions. Topics to explore will be, among others, teaching to different audiences (Bachelor, Master, MBA, Executives), dealing with failure in the classroom, developing “new” curricula, and offline vs. online teaching.
For the second part, renowned and dedicated teaching experts will share their teaching innovations and best practices. Besides showcasing their approaches, they will also provide the floor for each participant to express and discuss their individual challenges. Those “inspirational” sessions will include among others: