CEEMAN/RABE Joint International Conference

Assessing Management Training Needs in CEE Countries
Co-sponsored by ETF (European Training Foundation)
Moscow, Russia
June 3-5, 1999


CEEMAN and RABE invite you to join them in one of the most important
events for management development in Central and Eastern Europe -
their joint international conference on "Assessing Management
Training Needs in CEE Countries", that is going to take place in
Moscow, Russia, on June 3-5, 1999.

The conference will disseminate the findings and conclusions of a
recent research study, conducted by CEEMAN, encompassing more than
70 companies and about 1000 managers from five countries of our
region, namely, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovenia. The
study, in itself, marks one of the first attempts to assess
management training needs in CEE countries at the achieved level
of transition from the demand side. The picture of the needs
assessment will be further completed by speakers from other
countries, as they respond to the findings of the research study
and their relevance in the context of their own countries.

Distinguished speakers from the corporate world and academia are
invited to bring their perspectives on the link between the overall
company strategy and the human resources development strategy,
clearly articulating what are the needs of the companies for
developing their human resources at the achieved level of tran-
sition and how to best meet these needs.

This conference presents a unique opportunity for managers of local
and international companies that operate in Central and Eastern
Europe and the management training providers in the Region to meet
and exchange views with regards to training needs of enterprise
managers, the challenges that enterprises are facing and how
management training providers are prepared to help enterprises meet
these challenges.

The conference will also articulate some recommendations intended
for policy makers, international donor organizations and non-
governmental institutions, in a genuine effort to raise their
awareness with regards to these issues and to hopefully provide
some useful assistance in their decision making process and the
channeling of financial resources.

Last but not least, the conference will serve as a meeting place for
developing new professional relationships, exchange of information
and learning from best practices.

About 120-150 participants are expected to attend this event. The
Conference is targeting mainly:

* Enterprise managers
* Providers of management training services (especially deans and
  directors of business schools)
* Policy makers
* International donors

The program of the Conference (a few speakers, whose participation
is not confirmed, are not listed) is as follows:

                     Preliminary Program
            CEEMAN/RABE Joint International Conference
      Assessing Management Training Needs in CEE Countries
                       Moscow, Russia
                       June 3-5, 1999
Thursday, June 3
14:00 - 8:00    Registration

19:00 - 21:00   Welcome Reception:

Welcome word by Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN and Leonid Evenko,
President of RABE

Dr. Andrei Sharonov, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Russian Federation
Friday, June 4
9:00 - 9:15     Opening and a general overview of the Conference:

Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN

Business and Academia Partnership: Leonid Evenko, Chairman of the
Conference and President of RABE

9:15 - 10:30    Plenary Session I

Management Training Needs in CEE Countries at the Achieved Level of

Presentation of the research-based cross-country report: Milenko
Gudic, Head of the Research Center at IEDC, Slovenia

Future Research - Focus and Methodologies, Gabriel Matauan,
Executive Director, FIMAN, Romania


10:30 - 11:00   Coffee break

11:00 - 13:30   Plenary Session II

Country View

Research Findings by Country (Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Russia,

- Country specificities and country managerial gap in view of EU

- Lessons and recommendations:

Andreas Dernbach, Consultant at KPMG, Bulgaria, Dorota Dobija, Professor
at Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Poland;
Nenad Filipovic, Deputy Director of IEDC, Slovenia; Sergei Filonovich,
Dean, Business School of Higher School of Economics, Russia; Gabriel
Matauan, Executive Director of FIMAN, Romania;

Feedback from the Industry: Beata Janczur, HR Director, Nationale
Nederlanden, Poland


(Moderator: Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN)

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30   Plenary Session III

Business Strategies and Training Needs in Central and Eastern Europe

- Main Business Challenges: Hans Buss, Vice President of Unilever,
- Business Strategies and HR Function: Julian Barling, HRM Professor
  and head of  the PhD program at the Queens University, Canada
- How are the Training Providers Prepared to Meet Industry
  Challenges:  Wiktor Askanas, Dean and CEO of IMC, Hungary; Sergei
  Mordovin, Rector, IMISP, Russia

Moderator: Nenad Filipovic, Deputy Director of IEDC, Slovenia

15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 Plenary Session IV

 New Managerial Profiles and Training Needs

- Emerging Managerial Profiles: Velimir Srica, Professor at
  University of Economics in Zagreb and Program Director of DELFIN
  (Developing Effective Leadership for Innovation), Croatia
- Current and Expected Managerial Capabilities
- Manager - A New Profession?
- Critical Training Needs

Moderator: Sergei Sementsov, Executive Director, National Training
Foundation, Russia

19:00           Ballet performance (title to be announced soon)
Saturday, June 5
9:00 - 10:30    Plenary Session V

How Organizations of the Future Develop Managerial Talents

-     Personal Development
-     Learning Organizations
-     Developing Internal Managerial and Leadership Capacity
-     Systems Mechanisms and Measures

Dr. Peter Kraljic, Managing Director of Mckinsey&Co., France

10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Plenary Session VI

Enabling environment

- Focus on the Young Generations of Managers: Mojca Petric, Head of
  the Representative Office of BAWAG Bank, Slovenia
- New Technologies and Learning Tools: Ger Jonkergouw, Director of
  Jonkergouw Creations Inc., The Netherlands
- Large Scale Projects - The Eltsin Initiative in Management
  Development: Dr. Andrei Sharonov, Deputy Minsiter of Economy of
  the Russian Federation

12:30 - 13:00   Closing Remarks:

CEEMAN and ETF representatives

13:00           Lunch

15:00           Guided tour of the City of Moscow

Contact CEEMAN at http://www.ceeman.org/, or ETF at http://www.etf.eu.int/

Last updated:    April 23, 1999

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