IOBM - AMDIP Faculty Colloquium (IAFC)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

IOBM - AMDIP Faculty Colloquium (IAFC - 2016) was jointly organized by Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi and Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP) on 23-24 November, 2016. It proved an excellent platform for the professors, associate and assistant professors, lecturers, research or PhD fellows and other faculty members who contributed from over 17 leading business schools across Pakistan. The participants from fields of both teaching and research shared their valuable and innovative experiences of the market, academic field of management, society, industry and other institutional areas. The aim was to target developmental necessities in research and curriculum of Business schools, while providing an effective learning for young faculty members from the enriched discussions.

The colloquium involved workshops and panel discussions on the themes of Faculty Engagements and Development.  Opening session was graced by the address of Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry (Chairperson AMDIP/ Rector Lahore School of Economics) and Prof. Talib S. Karim (Chairperson AMDIP Karachi Chapter/ Rector IoBM Karachi), followed by a key note speech of Dr. Mehtab S. Karim (VC, Lyari University). With a focus on learning and development of faculty, identifying their needs, the colloquium was designed to address challenges regarding research, publications, case studies, curriculum and faculty engagements with various stakeholders. These topics were addressed during 8 sessions consisting of workshop and panel discussions.



All workshops conducted by senior academicians and gurus of respective fields. “How to Develop and Teach Case Studies” workshop was conducted by Dr. Syed Zahoor Hasan (Professor LUMS). “How to Design and Deliver Curriculum” was conducted by Dr. Ijaz Qureshi (Dean Business School, UOL). “How to Manage Research Group” workshop was conducted by Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder (Dean IOBM Karachi. “How to Publish in Impact Factor Journal” workshop was conducted by Dr. Irfan Butt (Associate Professor Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman).



Issues and challenges of faculty engagements were discussed in 4 panel discussions. Each panel consisted on senior and young faculty members from different regions of Pakistan and representatives of other stakeholder body to ensure effective discussion. “Faculty-Industry Engagements” moderated by Dr. Ekhalaque Ahmed (Associate Professor, IoBM Karachi). “Faculty-Faculty Engagements” was moderated by Dr. Niaz Ahmed Bhutto (Head of Business Department, IBA Sukkur). “Faculty-Student Engagements” was moderated by Dr. Irfan Hyder (IoBM, Karachi) and “Faculty-Society Engagements” was moderated by Dr. Naveda Kitchlew (Associate Dean Academics, UMT).



The colloquium was concluded by Mr. Talib S. Karim, Dr. Naveda Kitchlew and Dr. Irfan Hyder who thanked all participants, organizers and AMDIP for collaboration. Ms. Memoona Zareen (Secretary, AMDIP) and Ms. Shagufta Ghouri (Assistant Professor IoBM) were acknowledged for contributions towards the organization of IAFC 2016. The closing ceremony included the distribution of souvenirs and certificates among presenters and session chairs of panel board. The colloquium was a great accomplishment in bridging up gap among faculty members of business schools and also supplemented to the body of knowledge by devising supportive and innovative methods for academia.



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