The British Academy of Management Education Practice Award 2017 has been won by Saїd Business School, University of Oxford for its Oxford Scenarios Programme.
The award, now in its second year, recognises individual or team initiatives that enhance management learning and education.
Professor Rafael Ramirez and Programme colleagues Kees van der Hiejden, Angela Wilkinson, Cynthia Selin, Cho Khong and Trudi Lang received the award for the entry - New Life for an Old Trick: Teaching and Learning through the Live Case Method for Improved Impact of Business Schools submitted by Dr. Yasser Bhatti, now at Imperial College, but who was for many years the lead facilitator of the programme
The panel of Business and Management School Deans judged the entry to be both innovative and robust. In particularly, they were impressed by the use of teaching pedagogy as research, underpinned by a decade long study of programme interventions, and integrally linked to theory.
The panel noted that the entry from Oxford Saїd provided deep insights into the way in which the approach was developed with strong rationale in its use in executive education. The programme’s approach to connecting varied external stakeholders as well as internal participants fosters a particularly robust approach in the co-creation of learning.
The award was presented to the Oxford team at the British Academy of Management Conference on 5 September.
Professor Rafael Ramirez comments: ‘We are delighted to receive this award and it is recognition of our role in enhancing the quality of scenario planning practice and research. Now more than ever, scenario planning is a vital skill within business and management – it is crucial to consider how disparate potential futures can properly inform strategy within and across organisations.’
The Oxford Scenarios programme is a peer reviewed executive education open programme that combines theoretical and practical sessions to develop managers’ skills and understanding in reframing and rethinking strategic decisions.
Rafael is the programme director of the Oxford Scenarios Programme, where partcipants learn to enhance the resillience of their strategies.