Developing academic impact through executive education
Speaker: Dr Mike Kennard
Date: 6th April 2022
Time: 1pm to 2:30pm
Dr Mike Kennard is an Executive Education Programme Director and Senior Lecturer in Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Alliance Manchester Business School. Mike’s teaching, research and consulting interests centre on innovation management capabilities, organisational barriers to innovation and developing entrepreneurial growth strategies. He is author of The A to Z of Innovation Management and the forthcoming Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Mike has worked with a wide range of organisations including Airbus, Arriva, BAE Systems, the Civil Service, KPMG, GKN, Nat West, the NHS, Rolls-Royce, SABMiller etc. He is a regularly invited speaker on innovation, including events held by The Royal Aeronautical Society, Marketing Week, International Society for Professional Innovation Management, Institute of Materials, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Previously Mike was Programme Director for the MSc Management and MSc Advanced Engineering Management programmes at the University of Birmingham, MBA Director at Aston Business School, and an Innovation Research Fellow at Nottingham University Business School. Mike also worked for over 10 years in various technology management positions at Rolls-Royce plc.
Mike holds a BEng and PhD from the University of Birmingham, and an MBA from Nottingham University Business School. Mike is also a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Member of the British Academy of Management, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Teaching and Learning, and Distinguished Fellow of the Teaching Academy.
This interactive research seminar will consider the options available to develop academic impact through executive education. Mike will take a multi-stakeholder approach to discuss the benefits of executive education for academics, institutions and external organisations, as well as some of the common barriers to engaging with executive education and how to overcome them. At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:
- Understand why external organisations commission business schools to deliver executive education.
- Characterise the main types of executive education programme and common topics and themes.
- Identify the potential advantages of undertaking executive education from the perspective of both individual academics and business schools.
- Recognise the common barriers to undertaking executive education and how to overcome them.
- Consider the steps that they can take to successfully develop their executive education activities to enhance academic impact, and access additional resources to support this.
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