JIBS’ Dean Johan Roos formally accepted the school’s CEEMAN membership certificate at the 20th annual CEEMAN conference in Cape Town, South Africa 26 – 28 September. Dean Roos also facilitated a talk on current issues in business schools.
CEEMAN is an international management development association with the aim of accelerating the growth in quality of management development in Central and Eastern Europe. This year’s conference was the first ever CEEMAN conference to be held outside Europe. It was co-organized with the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), Cape Town.
The general theme of the conference, “Business and Educational Challenges in Dynamically Changing Environments”, provided an excellent opportunity for a dialogue on the central issues that businesses, business schools, and societies at large are facing at a time when the whole world is rapidly changing.
Through a series of interconnected events, more than 100 deans and directors from distinguished business schools and universities, from 32 countries (in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa) as well as business and political leaders and representatives of management school associations from transitional economies (RABE, CLADEA, AABS, SABSA and others) had an opportunity to address and discuss different challenges for businesses, business schools, and societies at large.
“It is important to represent JIBS also in this group of business schools from primarily growing economies in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, former Soviet and the Americas. As an international business school we have much to learn from these colleagues”, says Dean Roos.
Established in 1993, CEEMAN has gradually become a global network of management development institutions interested in quality of education and innovations in this field, as well as in the broad area of subjects related to change, counting over 200 members in 51 countries all around the world.
With professional excellence as its aim, CEEMAN fosters the quality of management development and change processes through the development of educational, research, consulting, information, networking support, and other related services for management development institutions and corporations operating in dynamically changing environments.