2021 Agenda - Friday, October 29


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Friday, October 29

8:50 – 9:00 | Welcome Back


Jeff Bieganek

Executive Director, MBA Roundtable

9:00 – 10:00 | Keynote Speaker


Judy Samuelson

Founder & Executive Director, Aspen Institute Business and Society Program

Q & A Moderator: Noa Gafni

Executive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, Rutgers University

Keynote Sponsored by:

10:00 – 11:15 | Panel Session​

Leading GME curricular innovations meeting the needs of students and employers


Moderator: Jeff Bieganek
Executive Director, MBA Roundtable

Chris Collins

Associate Dean for Leadership Development, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

José Esteves

Associate Professor, Information Systems/Associate Dean, full-time MBA program & TECH MBA program, IE Business School

Brian Mitchell
Associate Dean, Full Time MBA, Goizueta Business School, Emory University


11:15 - 11:30 | Break


11:30 – 12:30 | Discussion Breakouts

Redesigning your curriculum to prepare students to meet today’s challenges


Moderator: Wendy Guild

Assistant Dean of MBA Programs, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Moderator: Joe Stephens

Senior Assistant Dean & Director, McCombs School of Business , The University of Texas at Austin

Using Technology to increase student engagement - what are schools trying out and what are the costs?


Moderator: Bora Ozkan

Academic Director Online MBA and Online BBA programs, Associate Professor of Finance, Fox School of Business, Temple University

Moderator: Carly Papenberg

Director, Instructional Design, Fox School of Business, Temple University

Preparing students to use business as a force for good


Moderator: Jake Mosley

Director, Full-Time MBA Student Services, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Moderator: Nathan A. Stuck

Director of Culture & Strategic Impact, Ad Victoriam Solutions

Moderator: Jessica Yinka Thomas
Co-founder, President and Board Chair of B Academics and Assistant Professor of the Practice, Poole College of Management, NC State University

12:30 – 1:30 | Keynote

12:30 – 1:30 | Keynote Speaker


DeRetta Rhodes, PhD

Executive Vice President & Chief People Capital Officer, Atlanta Braves

Q & A Moderator: Patti Zettek

Director of the FTMBA/MSBA Career Management Center, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia

1:30 – 2:45 | Interactive General Session – How do we get this done?!  Turning innovative curriculum ideas into reality


George Andrews

Associate Dean of Degree Programs, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University


2:45 – 3:00 | Wrap Up/Closing

Wrap Up/Closing