Credential Forum Recordings

Forum on the Growing Role of Credentials,
Badges and Certificates in Graduate Management Education

Agenda*

4/7/2021 (all times Central)
12:00-12:15 Welcome and Introduction Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable
12:15-1:00 Kick off speaker- Why are alternative credentials growing and why graduate management education should be part of that growth Sean Gallagher, Executive Director, Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, and Executive Professor of Educational Policy, Northeastern University

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1:00-1:15 Break  
1:15-2:00 Level setting - Understanding what the different types of alternative credentials are and how they work Pat Leonard, Vice President, Business Development, Credly

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2:00-2:45 Fireside Chat:  An external perspective – how does corporate America view alternative credentials and how is it changing Megan Hendricks, Executive Director, MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance

Arshad Saiyed, Associate Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Digital Learning, Northeastern University

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2:45-3:00 Break  
3:00-4:00 Discussion breakout sessions Sean Gallagher, Executive Director, Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, and Executive Professor of Educational Policy, Northeastern University
     
4/8/2021 (all times central)
12:00-12:10 Welcome back Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable
12:10-12:40 How are Universities responding to the growing market for credentials Nelson C. Baker, Dean, Professional Education, Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

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12:40-1:40 The view from central – how do you work with and across the university when delivering alternative credentials Bridgette Cram, Assistant Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs, Florida International University

Angel Burgos, Executive Director of MBA Programs, Chapman Graduate School of Business, Florida International University

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1:40-2:00 Break  
2:00-3:00 The view from central – how do you work with and across the university when delivering alternative credentials Anne Reed, Director of Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges, University at Buffalo 

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Courtney Walsh, Assistant Dean for the Center for Executive Development, University at Buffalo School of Management

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3:00-4:00 Discussion Breakout Sessions Nelson C. Baker, Dean, Professional Education, Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Bridgette Cram, Assistant Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs, Florida International University

Courtney Walsh, Assistant Dean for the Center for Executive Development, University at Buffalo School of Management
4:00-4:15 Results of the MBA Roundtable Alternative Credentials flash survey Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable

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4/15/2001 (all times central)
12:00-12:10 Welcome back Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable
12:10-12:55 A view from the front line – learn from several live case examples of business schools delivering alternative credentials in various formats and in different stages of development - Case study #1 - Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison Enno Siemsen, Associate Dean of MBA and Masters Programs, Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor, Executive Director, Erdman Center for Operations & Technology Management, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:55-1:40 A view from the front line – learn from several live case examples of business schools delivering alternative credentials in various formats and in different stages of development - Case study #2 - Penn State Smeal College of Business Brian Cameron, Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

Stacey Dorang Peeler, Managing Director, Online MBA, Penn State Smeal College of Business
1:40-2:00 Break  
2:00-2:45 A view from the front line – learn from several live case examples of business schools delivering alternative credentials in various formats and in different stages of development - Case study #3 - George Washington University Cara Richards, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, George Washington School of Business
2:50-3:40 Discussion break out sessions Enno Siemsen, Associate Dean of MBA and Masters Programs, Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor, Executive Director, Erdman Center for Operations & Technology Management, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brian Cameron, Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

Cara Richards, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, George Washington School of Business
3:40-4:10 Exploring A New Model Jessica Rogers, Associate Dean, Southern New Hampshire University

Kevin Witt, Director of Business Development, Business Education and Careers,
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
4:10-4:30 Wrap up Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable




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