IEDC Vision, Mission & Strategy

IEDC Vision

  • Center of excellence in general management and leadership development
  • Creative environment for creative leadership
  • One of the best small, but innovative business schools in the world
  • Meeting place for leaders, with particular focus on emerging economies

IEDC Mission

Our mission is to attract the most promising and high potential managers, as well as the established leaders and offer them world-class development programs and activities in a truly international and creative environment, to inspire them and excite for life-long learning and to prepare them to act and add value as competent, ethical and socially responsible leaders.

IEDC and IEDC Faculty Strategic Objectives

  • Building long term relationships with a core group of internationally renowned professors from many of the world's leading business schools;
  • In parallel, slowly but surely expanding its own "permanent" internationally diverse faculty, both on full- and part-time bases;
  • Building and retaining a team of highly service-oriented support staff;
  • Regular updating, pruning, and investment in new programs and program concepts at MBA, Masters, Doctoral degree programs, open programs, and customized programs designed to stay at the leading edge of needed change;
  • Investment in research and new thinking in a few selected areas including leadership, strategy, ethics and sustainability, and arts and management;
  • A very substantial  "Conference" activity bringing  to the School world-renowned individuals to address CEO's, HR heads, and other leaders from business,  government and academia on a regular basis;
  • Very significant investments in new physical facilities, which arguably provide the most up-to- date and creative learning environment for executives anywhere in the CEE;
  • Close ties with CEEMAN, and hosting its offices from the beginning, bringing impact synergies for both organizations;
  • Building strong relationships with alumni and active support to alumni clubs within and beyond Europe;
  • A very active PR and press activity targeting local, CEE, and also the international press.

Eight Priority Strategic Initiatives for the next 5-year period

  1. Continued and continual anticipation and adjustment to unfolding markets and needs: essentially a continuation of well-oiled processes which have been used in the past to keep IEDC on the forefront;
  2. Further and continued diversification internationally, taking full advantage of synergies with CEEMAN in doing this;
  3. Strengthening permanent faculty by adding 4 new individuals progressively over the next 5 years as funds are raised for Chairs; maintaining close and mutually rewarding relationships with some 50 visiting faculty and finding successors for retirees (4 core faculty members are expected to gradually retire over that period);
  4. Research and teaching to differentiate IEDC more sharply in three areas: responsible, entrepreneurial and culturally grounded leadership; ethics and sustainability; and arts and management. In the first of these to break new ground in leadership and leadership development, and in the last one to contribute to innovative, impactful leadership pedagogy;
  5. Improved marketing to further differentiate IEDC, and to use expanded  faculty resources to take over more responsibility for filling programs;
  6. Funding and manning of additional chairs, with subsequent transformation and expansion of each to more broadly funded "Centers of Excellence";
  7. Changing IEDC's legal status to that of Foundation;
  8. Organize the working process with both Vice-deans and program directors in such a way to enable further organizational decentralization that will allow IEDC's President to concentrate efforts on the above future-oriented strategic initiatives.

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