Self-Regulation with Accreditation, A SEAA Trust, New Delhi Global Campaign
Education is the key to unlocking a brighter future. At SEAA Trust, we believe that Every Higher Education Institution (HEI) should benchmark itself with the best in class globally .
Our mission is to empower education in India by providing access to quality education, faculty training, and social development programs in association with United Nations Global Compact Network India (UNGCI) as its member. Join us in making a difference and help us create a better future for the next generation.
Credo: Self-Regulation with accreditation
Mission: Advancing Self-regulation with Accreditation
Objective: Helping Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to globally benchmark with the best in the class by adopting peer reviewed independent internationally accepted and validated accreditation standards offered by select & elite Accreditation institutions
Top Rated International Accreditation Agencies have been presenting at SEAA Conferences from 2008.
We had chosen "Social Impact of Business Education" as a theme for the just concluded 15th International Accreditation Conference 15TH IAC 2022 held on November for two days, 7 & 8, 2022 (Monday/Tuesday) .
The current year's conference had nearly 30 speakers from around the world representing the UN Global Compact, the Five International Accreditation systems we closely track, leading B-schools and also the Industry and Education leaders to discuss the various aspects connected to Business School education's impact on the society. Detailed suggestions were provided to help the schools to produce leaders for the future who are sensitive to the global sustainability and development. We would presenting our Report on the conference soon.
Day1: We had an extremely purposeful Day 1 of our 15th International Accreditation Conference on a virtual platform where our panel discussion on the theme "Social Impact of Business Education" led by Prof Bijoy Sahoo, Executive vice chancellor of Southern University and A& M college, Baton Rouge. We had an extremely intensive and equally thought provoking sessions from AACSB led by Amy Memon, Regional Head South Asia, EFMD led by Prof Piet Naude Director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School USB and Dr Mark Stoddard, Director of Accreditation of AMBA-GBA. We rounded up with a crucial reminder of the future under our SEAA+Future talk series delivered by Asia's largest atmospheric water harvesting company, Ramarkishna M R Chairman of Maitri Aquatech, Hyderbad. UN Global Compact Network India was well represented by Aseem Kumar, Head Asia Pacific Resource Center of UN GCNI.
1st Dr Olin International Accreditation Leadership Award 2023
Day2: What sort of future managers we would be producing for the emerging social order? Answers to this were complex and varied that were provided by our speakers on the second day panel led by Doug Gilbert of Lone Tree Academics of USA. The debate centered around ethics, values and experiential learning rather than rot learning and industry internships that does not add to learning. The day also saw two International Accreditaion presentations from ACBSP and IACBE, both of whom are doing great work in the area of learning assessment for the social impact by member schools. The two SEAA+Future continued on the same vein of suggesting that the students should be all rounded and just focused on profit maximisation as end goal for industry. Benedict Gnanaish a media professional suggests students are prepared to respond for just based on memory, but attention, processing and sequencing of thought while Dr V J Byra Reddy of Chanakya was advocating Liberal arts learning in Business Education to help connect with society.
The idea is to understand the tectonic changes taking place in the industry having adopted industry 4.0 as a concept central to which is the commitment of industry to society. The future is not for the conventional industry and societal interface where the later is more or less taken for granted with the industry pushing its products and services not based on the need of the society but on the strength and willingness of the industry to open new markets and new needs. Much of the Business Education is to understand the industry consumer interface more as demand push rather than demand pull with the society demanding a product or service and not the industry pushing its products or services whether or not society needs or wants. This is based on the premises of lack of knowledge of the consumers or the perceived purchasing power of the consumers.
SEAA Conference themes 2008-2022
1. International Accreditation Advocacy for Global Quality Benchmarks
2. Globalizing B-schools with Accreditation
3. Cutting Edge Quality with accreditation
4. Raising the Quality Bar through International accreditation
5. Cutting edge benchmarks for Global quality
6. Build campus quality with International accreditation
7. It s all about students, emerging trends in teaching & learning
8. Accreditation edge in business education leadership
9. Go global with accreditation
10. Self-regulation & global quality through accreditation
11.Accreditation & After, the power of benchmarking with the best
13. Millennial job challenge, How B-schools could respond with accreditation
Re-imagining Business Education with cutting edge quality strategy.
"Leadership building for the Digital future-the B-school challenge"
"Social Impact of Business Education"
The United Nations Global Compact india of which we have been members for some years now looked at the entire industry consumer ecosystem from the standpoint of development which is also sustainable. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs enunciated by the the Global Compact has placed the industry in the center of the society where it is expected to meet the needs of the society on a sustainable basis. SEAA Trust, New Delhi as member of the UN Global compact has been spearheading the Industry 4.0 debate and the discussions on the New Education Policy of 2019 from the
perspective of what is needed for the society and try and understand what the Business Education processes can do to impact the society by building leaders sensitive to the society needs.
International Accreditation agencies have also understood this shift and all the top accreditors have included social goals as part of the assessment process being rolled out while they evaluate the institutions for accreditation. Our Revised Accreditation Handbook of 2022 in partnership with Indus Business Academy would reflect this new development as well.
6th Peregrine SEAA students case competition
The just concluded 6th Peregrine Global -SEAA Student case competition & workshop also had the same theme "social impact of business education" and sub themes as the conference to help us assess and understand the thought process of the future leaders. We had also requested the Faculty to submit their papers on the same theme and sub-themes to help select three papers that would be presented at the conference in addition to all the submitted and chosen papers being published in our conference book and the student workshop newsletter.
The global business leaders are convinced the technology is no longer the challenge but leadership definitely is. Increasingly the top business schools from around the world are under pressure to tweak the curriculum
Dr Olin O Odekoven has ended his ceaseless contribution to the global education quality building. At SEAA Trust, New Delhi we had the first hand experience of how the former American Brigadier General from Wyoming shaped the quality building process in India through his company Peregrine Academics and now Peregrine Global and also his personal. friendly and relentless efforts expecting nothing in return! May his Soul Rest in Peace
PEREGRINE GLOBAL ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP
SEAA Trust New Delhi has over a decade long association with Peregrine Academic services and its constituents which have all been brought under a single banner Peregrine Global a year ago. We had signed a MoU with Peregrine as an Academic partner in our endeavor to bring together all the top rated accreditation agencies on the same platform to advance the cause of global accreditation and also introduce Peregrine online assessment and academic services to the Indian market. We also introduced the Instant cases of the Business School Resource center successfully.
Our 15th International Accreditation Conference held for two days on November 7 & 8 , 2022 (virtual) was well attended and also gave us significant insights into the "social impact of business education" which was the theme of the conference. Details. The 6th Peregrine SEAA Student Case competition and the 4th SEAA Rhyllis Rae Student Leadership Trophy event also based on the same theme "Social Impact of Business Education" Was a resounding success. Details in this link. The Newsletter relating to the event is available through the link below. All the three publications from the Conference and also the Student Case competition is appended. Video presentations of the conference are in this link. We had initiated an annual International Accreditation Faculty Leadership Award. Details in this link