Newsletters & Reports

December 2019

Centre for Management Learning – NEWSLETTER – December 2019

CML Community – Cast Series*

December is a great time to review and thank all our interviewees for sharing their experience, views and ideas

This month we have chosen three clips, which have relevance to so many areas in business and (higher)Management Education – Food for Thought for the new year 2020.

Oliver Vass (SBS Graduate 2018, May 2019) shared with us his views on what we as business schools should do to meet the needs of employers  – a nudge to review our curriculum?   

Clip 1: What can business schools do to meet the needs of employers? (Oliver Vass)

Simon Reveley (Entrepreneur, March 2019) gave an honest review of what it means to be an entrepreneur and running your own business but one thing is clear: Passion goes a long way and maybe we need to review how passionate we are in what we do and what we could do to rekindle our passion in 2020 if we feel empty?

Clip 2: Tips for Entrepreneurs – Balancing knowledge & Passion (Simon Reveley)

Caroline Walker (academics turned practitioner, January 2019) made a great point about the fact that technical people with great knowledge at some point are moving into managerial roles and in order to be successful need to develop management and in particular people skills – how true is that for academia too? Do we give our academics the necessary skills to lead? Is the requirement of holding a professorship to lead a department and manage people really the best way? Food for thought before 2020.    

Clip 3: The struggle of technical people moving into management roles (Caroline Walker)

*All CML Casts are released via Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn, so follow us @cmlsurrey or myself @CBRivers and on LinkedIn

CML Upcoming Conferences

BAM 2020 – Call for Papers

British Academy of Management announced Call for Papers for the BAM 2020 Conference in Manchester. The theme in 2020 is: Innovating for a Sustainable Future. Please click here to download the Call for Papers. Deadline is the 21st of February 2020. If you would like to submit a paper, PDW (Professional Development Workshop) or Poster relevant to the theme to the Knowledge & Learning strand (or any other strand) and would like support please contact Christine Rivers. The Knowledge & Learning SIG (Special Interest Groups) covers submission from knowledge management and management education perspectives. This is a great opportunity to share learning and teaching insights with the community.

CML Congratulations

Congratulations Rosie Cole & Brent Snider – Paper acceptance:

Rolling the dice on global supply chain sustainability: a total cost of ownership simulation

Rosie Cole and Brent Snider (2019, in press) latest paper introduces a new innovative dice-based classroom simulation where students are exposed to supply chain sustainability, total cost of ownership (TCO), and risk management while also understanding their linkages. Student teams compete to see how their decisions fare as the product line life cycle is simulated with a dice. This dice-based simulation accomplishes multiple learning objectives while also providing a highly engaging experiential learning classroom environment. It is currently used for the PGTs in SBS.

Cite as: Cole, R., & Snider, B. (2019). Rolling the dice on global supply chain sustainability: a total cost of ownership simulation. INFORMS Transactions on Education. In press.

Congratulations Rosie Cole awarded Senior Fellowship Advance HE

Rosie Cole has submitted an outstanding Senior Fellowship Submission via the internal SET Framework option. Her portfolio was a prime example of best practice teaching and reflection. The internal and external assessors were very impressed with her submission and the status of senior fellowship is very well deserved.

For further information on how to prepare for Fellowship /Senior Fellowship and the SET framework please contact Christine Rivers.

CML Programme & Staff Development

Management Education in Practice Programme – New for 2020

In January 2020 Surrey Business School launches its internal teaching staff development programme, MEP – Management Education in Practice. Please click here – Management Education in Practice Presentation to learn more about the programme and make your choices regarding topics. Please note this programme is only available to SBS permanent or fixed-term staff.

Postgraduate Certificate in Management Education – Recruiting now for 2020 – Deadline 15th of December 2019

Applications are now open for our next intake 2020. If you know a practitioner who is interested in transitioning into Management Education or would like to get more involved in business school teaching please forward my details or share the PGCert in Management Education website link:

 If you have any stories/ success you would like to share with the CML network please contact us: & Keep informed via twitter @cmlsurrey.

Merry Christmas & Happy New year from the CML team