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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON PERSPECTIVES ON PROJECTS


ONLINE, AUGUST 19-21, 2020
INTRODUCING EDEN

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SEMINAR MOVED ONLINE

In regard to the current situation due to the coronavirus epidemic, the EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Perspectives on Projetcs will now be hosted online on August  19-21, 2020 (original dates were 17-19 August 2020).

This will be the first time for this EDEN to be held online. The seminar will use Microsoft Teams so you will need to have a Microsoft account to register and join. Once registered you can access the Seminar Teams page which is also the welcome reception area for each day of the mentoring workshop and seminar. During the week there will be people in this area to direct you to the main session room, find a breakout room during a session and also enjoy some relaxation while sharing and networking in one of the virtual coffee rooms available.

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Programme Coordinator

Prof. Paul Gardiner, SKEMA Business School, Avenue Willy Brandt, 59777 Lille, France.
E-mail: paul.gardiner@skema.edu

PROGRAMME

This year’s seminar theme is Next Generation Project Managers: Mindfulness, Happiness, Spirituality, Intelligence, Wisdom and Passion. As we continue to move towards a digital world of work (the theme from last year’s EDEN seminar), spurred on by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, there is a realisation that many of the roles and responsibilities of traditional jobs (project, program and portfolio manager included) will disappear. Some of these jobs will be subsumed by the continued integration of artificial and augmented intelligence (AAI) that can increase performance efficiencies through, for example, the use of advanced cyber physical systems. Where does this leave the next generation of project managers? What will the post COVID-19 and post AAI role of the project manager need to embody if it is to stay relevant and valued by the orgaizations of tomorrow? EDEN2020 looks to some possible dimensions that will differentiate next generation project managers: mindfulness, happiness, spirituality, intelligence, wisdom and passion. The seminar sessions will also include more general research findings on contemporary topics as well as on the special theme for this year.

As in previous years, doctoral students will be given an opportunity to share their own research topics.  The doctoral mentoring workshop is on the Monday and Tuesday. This is an opportunity for invited students to defend their research proposal, practice their thesis defence and, for two students this year, defend their final thesis in front of a jury and audience. On the Tuesday, there is a workshop on academic writing for doctoral students.

This will be the first time for this EDEN to be held online. The seminar will use Microsoft Teams so you will need to have a Microsoft account to register and join. Once registered you can access the Seminar Teams page which is also the welcome reception area for each day of the mentoring workshop and seminar. During the week there will be people in this area to direct you to the main session room, find a breakout room during a session and also enjoy some relaxation while sharing and networking in one of the virtual coffee rooms available.

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The seminar has two aims:

1.   To provide a forum for doctoral students in project management from Europe and around the world, where they can share experiences in studying project management, exchanging information on:

  • research and theoretical paradigms appropriate for project management
  • research methodologies appropriate for research in project management
  • literature on project management to inform their studies

2.   To explore with doctoral students new directions and new approaches for research in the field of project .management.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested doctoral students should register by sending the application files to Helene Borelle, helene.borelle@skema.edu. Please contact Helene Borelle for information on application. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

REGISTRATION & FEES

Information will be posted shortly.

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION

In regard to the current situation due to the coronavirus epidemic, the EDEN Doctoral Seminar will now be hosted online.

CONTACTS

For more information, please contact

SKEMA Business School

Ms Helene Borelle, 
e-mail: helene.borelle@skema.edu
telephone: +33-3-20 21 4061
 

EIASM

Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager,
EIASM
Passage du Nord 19
1000 Brussels
Tel: 32 2 2266661 
email: payen@eiasm.be