12th Master Class – Europe: Developing Leadership and Innovation

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Some comments from the 11th Master Class - Europe

"Presentations well thought out & strong"

"Very useful and enjoyable overall, I feel I learned some real skills that I could apply."

"Networking & sharing experiences with delegates was a key part"

"Brilliant, dynamic presentations"

Course Overview
The STM Master Class has established itself as a benchmark for teaching strategic business skills. The course is designed for upcoming middle and senior managers. Speakers are senior managers from major STM companies and from neighboring industries. Students discuss today's key strategic issues in the publishing industry: achieve constant innovation, enable change while maintaining a profitable business, recognize and evaluate substantial risks and opportunities. Topics are taught in a mix of lecture, debate and focused case study work.

Course Director: Richard Balkwill, Associate Consultant, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University

Preliminary Course Programme

 

Monday 10 September

 9:00

Registration

 9:45

Keynote introduction
Michael Mabe, Chief Executive, STM Association
Richard Balkwill, Course Director
Delegate introductions

10:00

STM and publishing in uncertain times
Michael Mabe, Chief Executive, STM Association

11:00

Break

11:15

Who’s holding the stake? And what do they want?
Jonathan Clark, Jonathan Clark & Partners

12:00

Discussion and debate led by Michael Mabe and Jonathan Clark

12:30

Lunch

13:30

New Challenges in Product Development
Panel discussion led by Antonia Seymour, VP and Director, STMS Books, John Wiley & Sons

  • Mark Cooper, Digital Editor, Study Skills, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Michael Forster, VP and Director, Physical Sciences, John Wiley & Sons
  • Helen Morant, Head of Online Learning, BMJ Learning, BMJ Group

15:15

Break

15:30

Introduction to first case study
What are the biggest threats to my company?

16:00

Case Study: Group Presentations

16:30

Break

16:45

Poker School
Led by Chris Blake, Business Consultant, Investor and Social Entrepreneur

17:45

Group photograph

18:00

Break

19:00

Reception

19:30

Dinner
Guest Speaker: Sile Lane, "Sense About Science"

 

Tuesday 11 September

  9:00

Risk assessment, publishing strategy and scarce resources
Chris Blake, Business Consultant, Investor and Social Entrepreneur

10:30

Break

10:45

Implementing a paradigm shift
Innovation and change in STM businesses
Dr. James Milne, Managing Director, Royal Society of Chemistry

11:45

Introduction to second case study
How could IMPEC improve performance and grow its business?

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Case study: Group Presentations
Led by Graham Hobbs, Taylor & Francis

15:00

Break

15:15

Financial measures: investing for value and maximising return
John Semel, Vice-President, John Wiley & Sons

16:30

Introduction and initial preparation for third case study
Tackling a series of external crises

18:00

Taxis leave for the pub quiz and supper at The Marlborough Arms, Woodstock, led by Ed Pentz of CrossRef

22:00

Return to Eynsham Hall

 

Wednesday 12 September

  9:15

Case Study: Groups prepare for presentation

10:30

Break

11:00

Achieving the balance of rights – differing priorities in research publishing

Dr. David Green, Global Journals Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis

Victoria Dearson, Corporate Counsel, Informa Group plc

12:15

Lunch

13:30

Case Study: Group Presentations
Led by Graham Hobbs, Taylor & Francis

15:00

Break

15:15

The Long View – what are the key issues facing STM publishers
Mayur Amin, Director of Research, Elsevier

16:15

Presentation of certificates, round-up

16:30

Master Class closes

Accommodation

STM has negotiated special room rates for the course. Please note the number of rooms at this venue are limited so we strongly suggest you book your accommodation as far in advance as possible as STM cannot guarantee availablity.  Please mention you are with the STM group to get the special rate.

  • Sunday Bed & Breakfast rate: 68.50 GBP
  • Weekday Bed & Breakfast rate: 92.50 GBP including VAT for main hall rooms
  • Weekday Bed & Breakfast rate: 85.00 GBP including VAT for rooms in the accommodation buildings (Lodge, Court and Cottage)

Please book directly with Eynsham Hall +44 (0) 1993 885 200

It is essential that delegates stay at Eynsham Hall because work will continue late into the evening.

Please check back for course programme information.

STM Training Courses 2012


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Cancellation
Cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Insurance
Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.