EQUIS XXL Accreditation Seminar

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 12 Oct 16 13:00
And will end on: 13 Oct 16 21:00

Location: Brussels, Belgium


The seminar has been designed to provide in-depth guidance on how to complete the different steps of the EQUIS accreditation process successfully. Participants will gain detailed insights on how to compile a Self-Assessment Report, how to organize an effective Peer Review Visit and how to manage the post-accreditation phase including the write-up of progress reports.
The objective of the seminar is to move distinctly beyond the EQUIS documents and to let participants gain first-hand insights into the Do’s and Don’ts when managing an EQUIS accreditation project.

Target group
The seminar is targeted at institutions already awarded eligibility or accreditation. It is relevant for Accreditation Officers (EQUIS Project Leaders), Deans and Associate Deans in charge of accreditations.

Participants must already possess a good working knowledge of the EQUIS system, which requires at the very minimum the careful study of the EQUIS documents (Standards & Criteria, Process Manual, Process Manual Annexes) before arriving in Brussels. School representatives looking for an introductory overview of the EQUIS system are explicitly discouraged from registering for this seminar.


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Susan Hart, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

Guest speakers:
To be confirmed

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

9:00 – 9:15


9:15 – 9:30

Welcome and Introductions

9:30 – 10:00

The nature of EQUIS and its benefits for schools going through the accreditation process

  • EQUIS as part of the EFMD Quality Services portfolio
  • An overview on the EQUIS process

10:00 – 10:45

EQUIS Standards and Criteria (I):
key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the Awarding Body

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

EQUIS Standards and Criteria (II):
key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the Awarding Body

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

How to prepare a good Datasheet

  • Process management
  • Writing style
  • Communication with the EQUIS Office
  • Issues to look out for
  • Analyses of examples

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 – 16:15

How to prepare a good Self-Assessment Report (SAR):

  • SAR Planning
  • Data management
  • Stakeholder management

16:15 – 16:30

Distribution of sample Self-Assessment Report(s) and Progress Report(s) for Self-Study Allocation of groups

16:30 – 17:00

How to prepare a good Progress Report

17:00 - 19:00

Reading time, Free time for participants to return to the hotel


Networking Dinner: Chez Oki, Rue Lesbroussart 62, 1050 Ixelles

Thursday, 13 October 2016

09:30 – 11:00

Working Groups session: SAR and Progress Reports analyses

11:00 – 12:00

Debriefing of Working Groups: SARs

12:00 – 12:30

How to prepare an effective Peer Review Visit (PRV):

  • Stakeholder briefing and debriefing
  • Mock Peer Reviews
  • Peer Reviewer Management
  • Visit schedule preparation
  • Base Room preparation

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:00

Conclusion of the process: The PRR and the AB decision

14:00 – 14:45

Debriefing of Working Groups: Progress Reports

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30

The accreditation experience from a School’s perspective (2 schools)

16:30 – 17:00

Conclusion, Evaluation… and Q&A
The 10 rules for a successful accreditation process

Practical Information

coming soon