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Houston, Texas | June 21-24, 2019

The Art of Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders

What We Want For You

We want to help you improve the quality of education within your institution, creating better students for the ever-changing workplace. We want you to stay current with the latest in business education.

Who You Will See

More than 70 sessions featuring presenters who are thought leaders in their respective areas, in three educational tracks: Accreditation, Teaching Excellence, and The Art of Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders.

What to Expect

More than 800 individuals from more than 60 countries in one location, all focused on improving business education. Look forward to pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions on hot-topics, and more!

Countdown to #ACBSP2019

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Opening General Session | Friday, June 21 | 1:00 PM

Juan David Aristizábal
Founder and President
Los Zúper

Juan David Aristizábal is Founder and President of Los Zúper, a non-profit organization equipping young people with the skills needed in the 21st century. Los Zúper combines media, filmmaking, tech and real-world events to build its education network with thousands of students. Aristizábal is working to expand Los Zuper’s presence in Latin America with the aim of bringing its teachers, tech and programs into several national schooling systems and into companies in the region within the next few years. 

Aristizábal is determined to push humanity forward by empowering students to use their talents and current technology to unleash their fullest potential—using education. He wants to revolutionize education in Latin America and fill the education gap by providing transformational and holistic learning for all levels by building successful multimedia initiatives, education platforms and online academies.

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675.00 USD

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Welcome Reception

Accreditation Gala

Monday Breakfast

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725.00 USD

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Salute to Regions Luncheon

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Tentative Schedule

The Conference runs June 21-24, 2019. Some Pre-Conference Workshops begin June 20. View Tentative Schedule
Day 1
20 Jun 2019
Day 2
21 Jun 2019
Day 3
22 Jun 2019
Day 4
23 Jun 2019
Day 5
24 Jun 2019

Evaluator Training (English) – Day 1

This is a full day-and-a-half of training for those individuals wanting to become official ACBSP Site Visit Evaluators. Evaluators travel, on behalf of the Boards of Commissioners, to member schools...
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Helen Vallee
Helen Vallee
Paul Stumb
Paul Stumb
Doug Gilbert
Doug Gilbert
Ray Eldridge
Ray Eldridge
Barb DiNardo
Barbara DiNardo
Trina Lynch Jackson
Trina Lynch Jackson
Steve Parscale
Steve Parscale
Larry Zachrich
Larry Zachrich
Dewayne Thompson
Dewayne Thompson
Diana Hallerud
Diana Hallerud

Evaluator Training (Spanish) – Day 1

Al participar en el taller de formación de evaluadores, usted se está comprometiendo a converstirse en Evaluador de Acreditación de Establecimientos de ACBSP. El taller no está diseñado, ni se...
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Felice Policastro
Felice Policastro
Myrna Pinto
Myrna Pinto
Wilfredo Giraldo
Wilfredo Giraldo

Registration and Check-In

Desk is closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM for lunch.

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes – Basics and Best Practices

Pre-Conference Workshop Do you need a review of the basics or suggestions and strategies regarding the direct assessment of student learning?  Are you assessing student learning through actual performance? Would...
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Janice Stoudemire
Janice Stoudemire

Evaluator Training (English) – Day 2

By participating in the evaluator training workshop, you are committing to become an ACBSP Accreditation Site Visit Evaluator. This training is NOT intended for, NOR will focus on, those seeking...
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Helen Vallee
Helen Vallee
Paul Stumb
Paul Stumb
Doug Gilbert
Doug Gilbert
Ray Eldridge
Ray Eldridge
Barb DiNardo
Barbara DiNardo
Trina Lynch Jackson
Trina Lynch Jackson
Steve Parscale
Steve Parscale
Larry Zachrich
Larry Zachrich
Dewayne Thompson
Dewayne Thompson
Diana Hallerud
Diana Hallerud

Evaluator Training (Spanish) – Day 2

Al participar en el taller de formación de evaluadores, usted se está comprometiendo a converstirse en Evaluador de Acreditación de Establecimientos de ACBSP. El taller no está diseñado, ni se...
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Felice Policastro
Felice Policastro
Myrna Pinto
Myrna Pinto
Wilfredo Giraldo
Wilfredo Giraldo

Developing the Strategic Planning Process Using Analytics and Big Data

Pre-Conference Workshop As a leader of your business school, you face an ever-increasing list of responsibilities often combined with a decreasing amount of resources. At the forefront of these responsibilities...
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Dewayne Thompson
Dewayne Thompson
Anthony Negbenebor
Anthony Negbenebor
Shane Griffith
Shane Griffith

Exhibitor Marketplace

Closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch Buffet

Opening General Session

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WORK: UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS AND PERSPECTIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND THE FUTURE OF JOBS Founder and President, Los Zúper, a non-profit organization equipping young people with...
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Juan David Aristzabal
Juan David Aristzabal
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Self-Study Review Appointments

Appointments for business schools due for initial or reaffirmation in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 have an opportunity to meet individually with a commissioner to review their self-study. Commissioners will...
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The Case of X-Culture Challenge @Universidad EAN

Best of Region Presentation from Region 9. The implementation of the challenge X-Culture in the undergraduate International Business program has fostered the development of soft skills (emerging leadership) and the...
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Andres Aguilera-Castillo
Andres Aguilera-Castillo

Grove City College’s Award-Winning Entrepreneurship Program: An Inside Look at the Fine Art of Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders

Best of Region Presentation from Region 2. Grove City College’s Entrepreneurship Program and E + I were awarded the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s Model Emerging Program...
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Michelle McFeaters
Michelle McFeaters

ACBSP Standard 5 and the Nine Essential Functions: A Case Study in the Prioritization of Faculty Deployment for Engagement, Program Quality, and Branding that Influence College Choice for Today’s Students

In this session, the role of faculty and the relationship of their work towards attracting and retaining students, as well as their academic success as mission critical will be discussed...
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Diann Hammon
Diann Hammon
Kim LaFevor
Kim LaFevor

Explanation of the Accreditation Process and Using the Online Reporting Portal to Complete the Self-Study

Are you new to the ACBSP accreditation process? Do you need tips and suggestions for using the online reporting portal to complete your preliminary questionnaire and self-study? Join ACBSP accreditation...
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Denise Smith
Denise Smith
Kristina Collins
Kristina Collins
Diana Hallerud
Diana Hallerud

A Training Proposal for Entrepreneurial Leaders in Latin America

Entrepreneurship has been stablished as the main driver of societies’ wealth if considering that organizations are the ones who energize any countries’ economy. In that sense, abilities and capabilities are...
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Margarita Martinez
Dora Martinez Baldion

Teaching the “Netflix” Generation—A Case in Pedagogical Innovation

The presentation is designed to explore challenges and opportunities of teaching the “Netflix” generation. Emphasis will be placed on innovative tools to effectively engage students and respond to the change...
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Ahmed Eshra
Ahmed Eshra

Using Learning Styles to Transform Business Education

The focus of the presentation will be on teaching excellence and the use of best practices for the classroom, assessment of student learning, and online delivery of learning. The presentation...
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Jonathan Schultz
Jonathan Schultz
Don Hebbard
Don Hebbard
Adam Guerrero
Adam Guerrero

Doctoral Assessment Task Force: Updates and Next Steps

Given the unique nature of doctoral programs in terms of learning outcomes, a task force was formed in early 2018 to explore options regarding doctoral-level assessment. The task force is...
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Olin Oedekoven
Olin Oedekoven
Anthony Negbenebor
Anthony Negbenebor
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Break in Exhibitor Marketplace

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Mentor Appointments

If you are a school in candidacy and would like to meet with your mentor, this room is available during this time on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Crossing Lines: Art Education and the Development of Entrepreneurial Leaders

Best of Region Presentation from Region 11. The consideration of creative approaches to developing skills and attributes required for entrepreneurial leaders suggests we look beyond business disciplines and explore concepts...
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Bryan Webber
Bryan Webber

Developing Soft Skills in Future Entrepreneurial Leaders: A Case Study of Park University’s MHA Program

Best of Region Presentation from Region 5. Park University’s MHA faculty recognize that entrepreneurial leaders aren’t limited to those students who own or aspire to own a business, but rather...
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Harold Griffin
Harold Griffin
Alla Adams
Alla Adams

Competency-based Compliance with ACBSP Standards

While ACBSP’s international standards play a pivotal role in advancing business education to ensure curricular relevance with contemporary issues, the requirement language remains tied to credit hours, semester terms, and...
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Lucas Kavlie
Lucas Kavlie
Linda Wendling
Linda Wendling

Using Systematic Processes and Involvement of Key Stakeholders to Meet ACBSP Standards and Criteria

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College was identified as having best practices in Standards One, Four, and Six. Debra Jones will explain how the business programs utilized systematic processes to prepare a well-organized...
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Debra Jones
Debra Jones

Award-Winning Projects Designed to Develop Entrepreneurial Leaders

Dr. Bolin will engage attendees in three award-winning projects designed to develop entrepreneurial leaders in a fun, engaging manner. Participants will be arranged into groups where they will begin creating...
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Stacey Bolin
Stacey Bolin

A Systematic and Interdisciplinary Approach to the Messy Reality of Ethical Decision Making

Dealing with the complex reality of ethical decision making in business practice requires a better method than a simple code of ethics which are common in most organizations and associations....
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Kirk Jackson
Kirk Jackson

AVATARS, AR, VR OH MY!

A review of new technologies that enhance student engagement and have proven to create a learning atmosphere that is contemporary with an eye to the future will be shared. Central...
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Julie Huntley
Julie Huntley
David Dyson
David Dyson

Streamlining ACBSP Reporting with Digital Measures and Watermark

It can take weeks to manually gather, tally, and create the required reports to demonstrate faculty qualifications and scholarship for ACBSP accreditation and other reporting. In this presentation, learn how...
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Jeremy Tatum
Jeremy Tatum

Regional Council Meetings

Each Region meets separately.

Welcome Reception

An evening of friendship and networking, as we welcome you to Houston! Entertainment provided by the Brass Animals.

Deans Networking Dinner

Whether you are new to being a dean, already an experienced leader or someone aspiring to take the next step in your career, you will want to join colleagues for...
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Registration and Check-In

Desk is closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM for lunch.

Exhibitor Marketplace

Closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM for lunch.

Unified Accreditation Standards – An Overview

Join our Chief Accreditation Officer for a tour of the Unified Standards and Criteria. Steve Parscale will explain the differences between previous requirements of the standards and criteria for both...
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Steve Parscale
Steve Parscale
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Wired for Life: Inspiring Generation Z to Be Entrepreneurial Leaders

Best of Region Presentation from Region 6. How do today’s educators connect with Generation Z in order help them achieve more? With over 74 million kids, Gen Z makes up...
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Daryl D. Green
Daryl D. Green

Entrepreneurship and Elevator Pitch Competition

Best of Region Presentation from Region 3. Ignite students’ entrepreneurial spirit and hone their business skills as participants in an Entrepreneurship and Elevator Pitch Competition, which may be strategically integrated...
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Norman Crumpacker
Norman Crumpacker

Standard One – Leadership

Join representatives from the Associate Degree and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners for an explanation of the requirements for Standard One to include new CHEA reporting guidelines. Presented by: Derek...
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Derek Ricke
Derek Ricke
Trina Lynch Jackson
Trina Lynch Jackson
Denise Smith
Denise Smith

Integrated Assessment and Program Review Process for Regional and Professional Accreditors

A process in which Assessment and Program Review has been streamlined into annual, incremental review of multiple majors, keeping them up to date and faculty workload in check, improving student...
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Carlos Gonzalez
Carlos Gonzalez

You Must First Die…To Go To Heaven!

The presentation will describe who is an Entrepreneurial Leader and who is not. It will upfront differentiate between Entrepreneurial Leaders and Intrapreneurial Leaders. “How did someone go from rags to...
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Joseph Paul
Joseph Paul

Art In Developing Leaders Entrepreneurs At The Continental University

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the practical experience with the work art of five components that are part of the development model of entrepreneurial leaders as a...
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Tula Mendoza
Tula Mendoza

Entrepreneurial Skills for the 21st Century Workplace: The SME Sector

Graduates’ employability is based on skills and by extension, workers. Due to high levels of unemployment among young people, entrepreneurial skills for graduates and the workforce becomes an imperative to...
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Mauvalyn Bowen
Mauvalyn Bowen

Developing Future Entrepreneurs with Business Simulations

At Capsim, we believe that students learn best by doing. One of the largest Entrepreneurship Schools in the country uses Capsim products to develop the critical skills needed to lead....
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Jordan Novak
Jordan Novak
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Leadership: Symbols, Metaphors and Magic: A Psychodynamic Leadership Development Model for Organizational Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Best of Region Presentation from Region 1. Leaders are symbols. Their language and behavior influence how stakeholders perceive, think and behave. Leadership is symbolic stimulating metaphors integrating and informed by...
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Michael Williams
Michael Williams

The Impact of Systematic Processes: Their Role in ACBSP Accreditation and Within the Unified Standards and Criteria

In the Unified Standards and Criteria for ACBSP, attention to systematic processes is emphasized including its importance as a critical component of continuous quality improvement. A common understanding of systematic...
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Freda Hartman
Freda Hartman
Earl Godfrey
Earl Godfrey
Anthony Negbenebor
Anthony Negbenebor

The Incidence of the Systematization of Information and Experiences as a Factor of Success in Continuous Improvement for International Accreditation

This presentation will be presented in Spanish. Currently, the process of continuous improvement has become a fundamental pillar for higher education institutions. In this context, the systematization of information and...
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Gabriela Hurtado
Gabriela Hurtado

How to Get Students to Think Like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Jay-Z and Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset for Life

Participants will learn how Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) launched its successful Center for Business Innovation with just $2,000 and grew within 3 years working with a budget of...
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Dennis Sullivan
Dennis Sullivan

Innovative Ways of Teaching Financial Literacy

The presentation will highlight the effectiveness of two innovative ways of teaching financial literacy – the use of game design and the use of computational thinking. For both the game...
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J.D. Jayaraman
J.D. Jayaraman

Panel: Marketing ACBSP-Accredited Certificates to Business Unit Stakeholders

The Marketing Committee has invited a panel of speakers from two-year and four-year institutions to discuss their plans for accrediting certificates. As part of their remarks, the panelists will describe...
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Reed Peoples
Reed Peoples
Tilokie Depoo
Tilokie Depoo
Janel Bell
Janel Bell
Jane Mattes
Jane Mattes

Integrating Global News and Events into the Classroom: Inspiring Students to Engage in Critical Thinking

Through Peregrine’s partnership with Bloomberg Businessweek, our B-School Connection (BSC) Education Resource Center is designed to bridge the gap between business theory and practical application. The Education Resource Center integrates...
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Olin Oedekoven
Olin Oedekoven

Experiences of Undergraduate Students Navigating Entrepreneurial Leadership from Ordinary to Extraordinary Students (A Case Study)

This case study sought to explore the role of a Professor and process of engaging students in transformational leadership from ordinary to extraordinary students. Students engage in pitching projects from...
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Rajesh Khajuria
Rajesh Khajuria
Chris Speicher
Christopher “Chris” Speicher
Melissa Saddlemire
Melissa Saddlemire
Sr. Kevin Karimi
Sr. Kevin Karimi
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Break in Exhibitor Marketplace

Call for Regional Officers – Strengthening the Pillars of ACBSP

The strength of the ACBSP resides in its 11 regions, which serve as pillars of the organization. Undoubtedly, the effectiveness and growth of the regions depends heavily on the regional...
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Lakshmy Sivaratnam
Lakshmy Sivaratnam
Jeffrey Buck
Jeffrey Buck
A. Dale King
A. Dale King
Wanda Rutledge
Wanda Rutledge
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Self-Study Review Appointments

Appointments for business schools due for initial or reaffirmation in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 have an opportunity to meet individually with a commissioner to review their self-study.  Commissioners will...
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Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Best of Region Presentation from Region 7. Entrepreneurship can be elusive for business students. This practical session will provide insight into one university’s journey of integrating entrepreneurial leadership across the...
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Jeffrey Lineman
Jeffrey Lineman
Joshua Jensen
Joshua Jensen

Ingredients for Social Entrepreneurial Leadership: Self-Mastery, Networks, Work Values and Competence

Best of Region Presentation from Region 8. Across time, HR experts have discussed the endless issue of the best way achieve ROI on talent management activities. Millennials are increasingly covering...
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Maria Pressentin
Maria Pressentin

Standard Three – Student and Stakeholder Satisfaction

Obtaining feedback from key stakeholders is key to providing quality business programs. Commissioners will explain the requirements for Standard Three along with the criteria requirements. Presented by: Germain Pichop, Oklahoma...
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Brad Kleindl
Brad Kleindl
Laurie Boeding
Laurie Boeding
Germain Pichop
Germain Pichop

QA Reports and How to Use the Online Reporting Portal for Submitting a Report

Is this your first time to complete a QA report? Join ACBSP staff and commissioners to learn the reporting process and reporting requirements using the online reporting portal. Presented by:...
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Clarissa Cota
Clarissa Cota
Kristina Collins
Kristina Collins
Diana Hallerud
Diana Hallerud

Entrepreneur Educator: The Future of Employment in Higher Education

Emerging trends in the higher education workplace include job descriptions such as adjunct faculty, non-tenure track faculty, and part-time guest lecturer. Increasing numbers of faculty are discovering they are within...
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Carlos Tasso Aquino
Carlos Tasso Aquino
Anthony Negbenebor
Anthony Negbenebor
Pamela Allen
Pamela Allen

Cougar Tank: Enhancing Entrepreneurial Learning through Student-Led Programming

Cougar Tank, an educational leadership initiative, undertaken in 2017 by the Concordia-Chicago’s College of Business & Concordia Enterprise Group (CEG), is designed to provide a platform for business students to...
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Dana Sendziol
Dana Sendziol
Claudia Santin
Claudia Santin

Being an Entrepreneur in Your Classroom

Nothing turns off college students as fast as another boring class. Whether the class is delivered through an online or on-site modality, faculty who cannot make the learning experience be...
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Eugene Kaufman
Eugene Kaufman

Delta Mu Delta: Teaching Excellence Through Honor Societies

Delta Mu Delta is an honor society for ACBSP accredited baccalaureate and graduate degree business programs. The mission of DMD is to “recognize and reward” outstanding business students. The session...
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Joni Adkins
Joni Adkins
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch Buffet

Impact Session

Educational Impact Award ACBSP welcomes Dr. Frazier Wilson, Vice President, Shell Oil Company Foundation and Manager, Workforce Development and Diversity Outreach. Shell Oil is the recipient of the 2019 Educational Impact Award.ACBSP believes Shell Oil...
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Ann Scott
Ann Scott
Frazier Wilson
Frazier Wilson
Janice Stoudemire
Janice Stoudemire
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Self-Study Review Appointments

Appointments for business schools due for initial or reaffirmation in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 have an opportunity to meet individually with a commissioner to review their self-study.  Commissioners will...
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Poster Session: Best Practices of Ways in Which Marketing Efforts Have Contributed to the Development of Business Programs Utilizing the ACBSP Processes and Brand

Poster Session: “Best Practices of Ways in Which Marketing Efforts Have Contributed to the Development of Business Programs Utilizing the ACBSP Processes and Brand” The ACBSP Marketing Committee invited ACBSP...
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Certificate Accreditation – Process and Standard Requirements

ACBSP is the First Business Accreditor to Offer Certificate Accreditation! Certificates provide flexibility for business schools and programs to offer diversified training in a matter of months, rather than years,...
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Brad Kleindl
Brad Kleindl
Carol Ricke
Carol Ricke
Steve Parscale
Steve Parscale
Michelle Byrd
Michelle Byrd

Best Practices in Curriculum in the Context of a Developing Country

Best of Region Presentation from Region 10. Founded by a group of leading academicians led by Prof. J. Philip, former Director of IIM-Bangalore with the help of industry and philanthropy,...
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R. Nandagopal
R. Nandagopal
Joseph Philip
Joseph Philip

Strategic Planning: Engaging, Linked, Integrated, Action-Oriented

Vibrant strategic planning processes result in meaningful actions that drive organizations toward their future vision, while grounding them in the fulfillment of their mission. As part of maintaining accreditation, ACBSP’s...
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Tammi Cooper
Tammi Cooper
Abigail G. Scheg
Abigail G. Scheg

Design Thinking: A Key To Entrepreneurial Thinking & Innovation

Entrepreneurial thinking is not just valuable for individuals looking to start a business. An entrepreneurial mindset is valuable anywhere creative problem solving or value creation is desired. Thus, with increasing...
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Michele Dugar
Michele Dugar

Effective Teaching Across Multi-generations

The session will recognize significant events and identify characteristics of each generation, highlighting the similarities and differences; discuss how these traits impact the classroom experience and how to utilize this...
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Elizabeth Faunce
Elizabeth Faunce

The Role of Formative Assessment in Online Higher Education

Teaching, learning, and assessment are a key part of faculty and student interactions. How faculty interact with students through the learning process is an opportunity for continual professional development to...
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Sandra Sjoberg
Sandra Sjoberg
Lori Miller
Lori Miller

Engage. Inspire. Challenge. Transform.

Engaging students who want to learn is easy. Engaging students who just want to pass the class is where things get challenging. In this session, you will learn techniques to...
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Katrina Byrd
Katrina Byrd
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Break in Exhibitor Marketplace

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Forming a Campus Business Incubator for Student and Community Entrepreneurs

Best of Region Presentation from Region 4. In 2014, the University of St. Francis opened a campus Business Incubator to support student and community entrepreneurs. The incubator is an innovative...
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Carol A. Lindee
Carol A. Lindee

Creating a Systematic Faculty Credential Review Process

This presentation highlights Walsh College’s experience creating a systematic, non-discriminatory and well-documented process to evaluate faculty credentials. Lessons learned, policy, and the process to ‘credential up’ will be shared. Participants...
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John Moore
John Moore
Ann Saurbier
Ann Saurbier

Standard Four – Assessment of Student Learning

Need assistance with understanding the requirements for Standard Four in the Unified Standards and Criteria? Commissioners will walk you through the requirements within the criteria as well as explaining how...
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Denise Smith
Denise Smith
Clarissa Cota
Clarissa Cota
Laurie Boeding
Laurie Boeding

The Self-Directed Learning of Successful Minority Entrepreneurs through Transcendental Phenomenology

Through transcendental phenomenology we’ll explore the Self-directed learning successful minority entrepreneurs. Two theories serve as lenses for the study, Spear and Mocker’s (1984) Organizing Circumstance and Brockett and Heimstra’s (1991)...
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Nancy Alexander
Nancy Alexander

Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders: Examining Theory of Mind, Time Management Skills, and Planning Skills as Predictors of Transformational Leadership

Entrepreneurial leaders are often very transformative in the lives of their followers. This research examines three possible predictors of entrepreneurial leadership development: planning skills, time management skills, and Theory of...
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Tony Pizelo
Tony Pizelo

Bridging the Soft-Skills Gap with Collaborative Testing

Considerable research supports the use of collaborative testing across course disciplines. Collaborative testing or two-stage testing is where students work together to discuss examination questions and/or arrive at a consensus...
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Allan MacKenzie
Allan MacKenzie

Kappa Beta Delta: Teaching Excellence Through Honor Societies

Kappa Beta Delta is an ACBSP affiliated honor society for accredited associate degree institutions. This is a meeting for chapter advisors. Institutions wishing to create a KBD chapter may attend...
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Alice Milton
Alice Milton
Gary Mrozinski
Gary Mrozinski

Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders: Ensuring Your Students Develop the Most Critical Business Skill

In today’s world, every business student must learn to think like an entrepreneur, whether they’ll eventually start their own company or plan to be employed by others. How can you...
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Rhonda Abrams
Rhonda Abrams

All Member Meetings

All Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree schools meet separately. All Associate Degree schools meet separately.
6:30 pm

Dinner on Your Own – Explore Houston

Registration and Check-In

Desk is closed 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM for lunch.

Ecumenical Service

Dewayne Thompson invites you to join him for an ecumenical service. Janice Stoudemire will be leading the opening prayer and call to worship; Anthony Negbenebor will deliver the sermon; and...
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Dewayne Thompson
Dewayne Thompson
Anthony Negbenebor
Anthony Negbenebor
Janice Stoudemire
Janice Stoudemire

Exhibitor Marketplace

Last day of the Exhibitor Marketplace.

Accreditation Breakfast

By invitation only.
8:30 am - 9:15 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

The Economics of Intention and Behavior: Examining the Influence of Culture in Entrepreneurial Leadership Development among African American Youth

Entrepreneurship it is an intentional process in which individuals cognitively plan to carry out the behavior of recognizing and carrying out the process of creating a new product, good or...
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Bruce James
Bruce James

Developing Creative Entrepreneurial Leaders

The ongoing Art of Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders in higher education has been primarily developed out of the work of academic researchers and practitioners within the traditional entrepreneurial disciplines, for instance...
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William Reinisch
William Reinisch

Essential Startup Tools for Student’s Academic Success

Startup is a state of mind. Is define as the action or process of setting something in motion. Today’s students are facing difficulties in their learning process. They should be...
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Juanita Rodriguez
Juanita Rodriguez

Comprehension and Instruction: A DBA Approach to Improving Excellence in Teaching

The newly established DBA program at Gardner-Webb University includes a comprehensive study in 5 foundational areas: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Along with a deep understanding of the...
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Brian Cotton
Brian Cotton
Sandy Mankins
Sandy Mankins

Beyond Compliance: Turning Your Data into Action to Drive Improvement

When peers, colleagues, and Member Campuses discuss ed-tech with JD, they are immediately swept up in his enthusiasm for the rapidly evolving field in higher education. A key member of...
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John
John “J.D.” White
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Accreditation Journey: Challenges and Way Out

School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh (SB IUB) is the second ACBSP accredited business school in Bangladesh, accredited in record time. in 2015, the concept of accreditation was new in...
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Sarwar Ahmed
Sarwar Ahmed

How to Create a Quality Self-Study

This session describes the process used for a quality self-study. It starts with a careful review of the standards, ensuring only relevant data is presented in an appropriate format for...
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Jeanne Bedell
Jeanne Bedell

Designing an Ecosystem for Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset Across Disciplines, Across Campus, and Across External Communities

The economy benefits greatly from start-ups. Too often, entrepreneurship is dismissed as a stand-alone discipline and not a crucial skill for all business students. Firms desperately want innovation which stems...
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Kevin O'Mara
Kevin O’Mara

A Framework for Developing the Emotional Intelligence Skills of Entrepreneurial Leaders

This presentation proposes a framework which can be used by teachers and trainers to develop the emotional intelligence skills of entrepreneurial leaders, managers, employees as well as business students. It...
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Matthew Andrews
Matthew Andrews
Ivonne Chirino-Klevans
Ivonne Chirino-Klevans

Toying With Ideas: A Collaboration Between Engineering And Entrepreneurship

The vison of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program at Mount Union (ESPMU) is to develop entrepreneurial leadership across the University’s diverse academic programs by merging cross-discipline competencies during one semester. ESPMU...
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Michael Kachilla
Michael Kachilla

Entrepreneurial Engagement via Business Plan Competitions

This is a How-To Guide to creating a Business Plan Competition. In March of 2019, we organized the first StartUpTanks.com challenge in India and Bangladesh. In just one month we...
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Rajesh Khajuria
Rajesh Khajuria
Chris Speicher
Christopher “Chris” Speicher

Being an Entrepreneur in Your Own Career

You teach entrepreneurship to your students, you have practiced it in your businesses can you be the entrepreneur of your own career? In any career it is important to be...
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Shawn M. Hartman
Shawn M. Hartman
Eric Richtmyer
Eric Richtmyer
10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break in Exhibitor Marketplace

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

One-on-One Appointments with Board of Commissioners and ACBSP staff

This session offers schools individual appointments with the opportunity to meet with commissioners to address questions or concerns specific to your institution. ACBSP accreditation staff will also be available for...
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Value of an Incubator for African American Micro-Entrepreneurs in Establishing Social Networks for Business Success

This case study analyzed how 15 African American micro-entrepreneurs in a low-income community located in the Northeastern part of the United States perceive the assistance they received from a micro-business...
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Deeawn Roundtree
Deeawn Roundtree

Entrepreneurial Leaders: The Role Of Business Education And Industry

Even with buzzwords like, aggressive catalysts for change, tenacity and achievement, analytical planning, transformational enactment, and recognizing opportunities, entrepreneurial leadership, after over 40 years of entrepreneurship theory, have fallen short...
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Enoch Antwi
Enoch Antwi

The Impact of Entrepreneurial Pedagogy on Student Learning Outcomes: The Case for Marketing, Accounting and Economics

This paper examines the impact of using entrepreneurial pedagogy in teaching students. The SLOs indicated an increase in the students’ organization skills, including time management, entrepreneurship skills, leadership development and...
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Michia Taylor
Mischia Taylor
Earl Godfrey
Earl Godfrey
Anthony Negbenebor
Anthony Negbenebor

Teaching Creativity and Innovative Thinking at the MBA Level

The change in the nature of business over the past decades is highly visible: businesses have become more globalized and integrated, and we see increased rapidity in the rate of...
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Bruce Rosenthal
Bruce Rosenthal

Student Showcase: Students as Leaders of Learning and Growth Experience around Entrepreneurship at Universidad del Rosario

This presentation is an example of how one of the best universities in Colombia empowers students to be the protagonists of training as leaders and entrepreneurs. To address the issue,...
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Sebastián Giraldo Luque
Sebastián Giraldo Luque

International Teaching Excellence Award: The 7 Habits of Highly Engaging Teachers

Inspiring. Audacious. Empowering – Effective teachers leave lasting impressions and distinguish their programs by constantly rebranding themselves. This session celebrates and showcases effective strategies International Teaching Excellence Award recipients use...
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J. Wayne King
J. Wayne King
Deb Gaspard
Deb Gaspard
A. Dale King
A. Dale King
David Dyson
David Dyson

Salute to Regions Session

The Salute to Regions Ceremony is a time to recognize the efforts of each of the 11 regions that make up the membership of ACBSP and to honor recipients of...
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon Buffet

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions – Educational Tracks

Thought Leader Session: Four Habits of Highly Ineffective Companies and How to Fix Them

Dr. Akande believes that too many companies are in a state of organizational hospice – their best days are behind them and there is no future. Dr. Akande contends that most...
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Benjamin Ola Akande
Benjamin Ola Akande

The Game of Assessment: Using Games & Simulations for Outcomes Assessment

This presentation will review several commercial simulation games and their various assurance of learning tools. Strengths and weaknesses of each product will be discussed, cost, classroom deployment strategies, student performance...
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Justin Matus
Justin Matus

“Pitch”-ing for a Culture of Entrepreneurship

In April 2018, the Hood Pitch Competition debuted with four finalist companies (two led by alumni, one by students, and one by a staff member) pitching to a packed auditorium...
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David Gurzick
David Gurzick

Rebranding Homework: Marketing the Learning Experience to Entrepreneurial Generation Z

In this session, the presenters will discuss the unique educational needs of Entrepreneurial Generation Z and share examples of best practices in serving this distinct target audience. Gen Z students...
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Jonna Myers
Jonna Myers
Amanda Evert
Amanda Evert

The Role of Vulnerability in Instructional Excellence

Vulnerability has become a hot topic recently as people discuss how this courageous act empowers people to ‘show up’ authentically and holistically. Trust is also a valued leadership trait within...
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Shannon Fletcher
Shannon Fletcher

From Member to Leadership in ACBSP: Taking the Next Step

Effective volunteer leaders are vital to ACBSP’s success. This session will include discussion of strategies and opportunities for members who want to become leaders in their regions and/or globally. ACBSP...
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Freda Hartman
Freda Hartman
Anthony Negbenebor
Anthony Negbenebor

Candidacy & Accreditation Photos

4:30 – 5:00 PM – Candidacy Photos; 5:00 – 6:30 PM – Accreditation Photos
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Accreditation Gala & Celebration / Cocktail Reception

School of Thought Enterpreneurial Competition and Closing General Session

This pilot program is an ACBSP conference first. The ACBSP School of Thought is a global challenge, similar to the popular ABC series Shark Tank, that rewards entrepreneurs for their...
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Wendell Godwin
Wendell Godwin
Alejandro Cheyne
Alejandro Cheyne
Kim Wong
Kim Wong
Chris Speicher
Christopher “Chris” Speicher

Location

Hilton Americas-Houston
+1-713-739-8000Conference@acbsp.org

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Would you like to be a sponsor or exhibitor? Contact dharter@acbsp.org or call 913.339.9356 for more information.

Platinum Sponsor

  • Peregrine Academic Services

Gold Sponsors

  • Campus Labs
  • Capsim

Silver Sponsor

  • Watermark

Bronze Sponsors

  • Academic Search
  • Gardner Webb Goldbold School of Business
  • PlanningShop
  • Marketplace Simulations

Exhibitors

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