Postponed – AABS Research Excellence Workshop 2016

  • GIMPA Business School

  • 17/10/2016-19/10/2016

Summary : This 3-day-faculty development workshop targets Doctoral students and/or academic staff planning to register for Doctoral studies or those who are interested in publishing academic journals. The 2016 workshop takes into account the views of AABS constituents as expressed in our AABS Research Survey. AABS REW 2016 will be hosted by GIMPA, Accra, Ghana, from 17 – 19 October 2016. Online registration at www.aabschools.com closes on Friday 16 September.

Details:

Would you like to:

  • Refine your research skills to increase chances of publication in high quality international journals?
  • Learn how to deal with the research study and publishing challenges?
  • Increase your knowledge on qualitative and quantitative research methods at advanced levels (assumes knowledge of basic research methods)?
  • Share experiences with other participants and learn from participants and expert facilitators?
  • Network with mentors, facilitators and other participants who have complementary skills, knowledge and experience with publishing in high quality international journals?
  • Receive input into preparing a paper for publication in a high quality international journal?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then we hope you will join us at the REW 2016.

Prework requirements

An imperative prerequisite is pre-work submission, as the programme design dictates interaction, work-shoping and learning by delegates. This is a non-negotiable requirement.

Pre-work due date is 30 September 2016

Registration criteria/ requirements
  • Research proposal or developed research idea with research questions, proposed methodology and anticipated outcomes
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Research paper or completed data collection on a study – with data ready for analysis
  • Datasets in analysable form, including a codebook (e.g. Excel spreadsheet)

AABS Research Excellence Workshop Programme

The workshop runs from 08:00 on Monday 17 until 17:00 on Wednesday 19 October 2016. Participants will be expected to work on their research areas with in syndicate groups and   individual retreat time will be allocated on the last day of the workshop.

AABS Research Excellence Workshop Fee

The workshop fee includes all workshop materials, workshop lunches and transport from AABS assigned Hotel and GIMPA Business School.

All Airfare, visas, transfers outside the workshop, breakfast, lunch, dinner outside of workshop, travel and personal items insurance as well as other sundry expenses are for the delegate’s own account.

AABS Member Fee AABS Non-Member Fee
USD 480

Payable by 16 September 2016

USD 580

Payable by 16 September 2016

Event Contact Details

AABS Secretariat

Telephone: 0027 11 771 4382

Email: info@aabschools.com

AABS Event Terms & Conditions

Registrations

  • All registrations are subject to confirmation by the Association of African Business Schools (AABS).
  • Registration is only confirmed upon receipt of full payment of the registration fee.
  • Fees for the event are accurate at the time of publication. AABS reserves the right to change the prices at any time as a result of currency fluctuations. Changes to the registration fees will not affect registrations, which have already been confirmed by AABS.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation in excess of 31 days prior to the event will result in a 100% refund, less a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation 16 – 30 days prior to the event will result in a 50% refund.
  • Cancellation 1 – 15 days prior to the event, and no shows, will result in no refund of participation fees.

All notifications of cancellation must be made in writing to the AABS Secretariat via email: info@aabschools.com

The notification email has to include all relevant delegate and event information including the bank account to which a possible refund may be deposited.

Visa Requirements

  • AABS will provide a Visa Letter Invitation for each delegate. This letter is an invitation for the delegate home country embassy to issue a visa for the delegate to attend the AABS event at the destination country during the event dates only.
  • This letter does not guarantee that a Visa will be issued.
  • Delegates are to comply with their country Embassy regulations and timeline for issuing of a Visa. AABS may not be able to assist with short notice applications
  • AABS will not be held liable for non receipt of visas.

 
Accommodation (Not included within the AABS Event registration fee)

  • Accommodation is not included in the AABS events registration and/or workshop fee
  • Please refer to the event accommodation tab for accommodation details and procedure for bookings

 

Modification/Postponement/Cancellation of the Event

AABS reserves the right at any time to:

  • Change the format, speakers, content, location and timing or any other aspect of the event.
  • Postpone the event
  • Cancel the event

If the event is cancelled or postponed:

  • For circumstances that are beyond the control of AABS, for instance natural disasters, AABS may retain the fee and will not be required to make any refund to the delegate.
  • For reasons other than as set out in clause 3.2a, AABS will refund the fee minus any reasonable administration costs to the delegate.

 

Delegate’s rights and obligations at the event

  • AABS reserves the right to refuse a delegate admission to the event for failure to comply with the terms and conditions or if in the opinion of AABS the delegate represents a security risk, nuisance or annoyance to the event.
  • The delegate agrees to comply with all reasonable instructions issued by AABS or the venue operators at the event.
  • The delegate acknowledges that they may be filmed, sound recorded and/or photographed at the event and gives AABS permission to use any such recording or photography.

 
Limitations and liability

  • AABS, its employees, partners and contractors will not be liable for personal injury or death, property damage, or any other loss, damage, cost or expense arising out of or in connection with the event.

Workshop Location

GIMPA Business School, Accra, Ghana

 

Nearest Airport

Kotoka International Airport  (KIA), Accra

 

Hotel

The recommended hotel is GIMPA Executive Conference Centre (GECC) located on campus.

We have secured a preferential rate for AABS delegates at USD 70 per night for a standard room or USD 73 per night for an executive room including breakfast.

For all hotel bookings and queries please contact Patience Boadu directly.

Patience Boadu

Email: Info.gecc@gimpa.edu.gh or pboadu@gimpa.edu.gh

Telephone: +233 244807674 or +233 302421615

Each delegate is responsible for making their own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any room changes, cancellations, etc. will be the responsibility of the delegate and must be made directly with the hotel.

 

Transfers

Delegates may arrange transfers with Patience Boadu. Please provide flight details to the hotel when making room reservations.

Insurance

All delegates are advised to take out their own travel insurance of personal effects and valuables.

Summary : This 3-day-faculty development workshop targets Doctoral students and/or academic staff planning to register for Doctoral studies or those who are interested in publishing academic journals. The 2016 workshop takes into account the views of AABS constituents as expressed in our AABS Research Survey. AABS REW 2016 will be hosted by GIMPA, Accra, Ghana, from 17 – 19 October 2016. Online registration at www.aabschools.com closes on Friday 16 September.

Details:

Would you like to:

  • Refine your research skills to increase chances of publication in high quality international journals?
  • Learn how to deal with the research study and publishing challenges?
  • Increase your knowledge on qualitative and quantitative research methods at advanced levels (assumes knowledge of basic research methods)?
  • Share experiences with other participants and learn from participants and expert facilitators?
  • Network with mentors, facilitators and other participants who have complementary skills, knowledge and experience with publishing in high quality international journals?
  • Receive input into preparing a paper for publication in a high quality international journal?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then we hope you will join us at the REW 2016.

Prework requirements

An imperative prerequisite is pre-work submission, as the programme design dictates interaction, work-shoping and learning by delegates. This is a non-negotiable requirement.

Pre-work due date is 30 September 2016

Registration criteria/ requirements
  • Research proposal or developed research idea with research questions, proposed methodology and anticipated outcomes
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Research paper or completed data collection on a study – with data ready for analysis
  • Datasets in analysable form, including a codebook (e.g. Excel spreadsheet)

Registration form

Evaluation Feedback Form

AABS and the USB would like to thank you for your participation in the Conference.

We would like to invite you to take a moment to complete the conference evaluation feedback. Your feedback will enable us to improve future conferences and better meet your needs.

This evaluation will take no more than 5 minutes of your time.

Thank you for your collaboration.

1Please rate your level of satisfaction:

Online registration process

Keynote address

Gala dinner

Quality of panel presentations and speakers

Breakout plenary sessions

Length of conference sessions

Conference venue and facilities

Meals

Overall conference experience

Organizational arrangements before and during the event

2What part of the conference was most valuable to you?

3What part of the conference was least valuable to you?

4Did the conference cover material/topics that will be useful in your work?

5Do you have any suggestions or any comments you would like to share with us?