Mon 17 September 2007 to Thu 20 September 2007

STM Master Class 2007

Developing strategic business skills

Taking Place: Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel, Oxford in Summer 2007

An intensive residential course for the future senior manager in STM publishing

The STM Master Class has established itself as a benchmark of exciting and innovative teaching and learning in strategic business skills. Now in its seventh year, it attracts senior and influential speakers from the STM industry (and outside it), whose ideas challenge the delegates to tackle today’s key publishing issues – achieving innovation, managing change, evaluating risk, licensing and acquiring intellectual property, and enhancing brand values.

‘This was the best training course I have been on’
‘Excellent – gave me a whole lot of information and perspective on what turbulence publishers face and how we might approach it’
’Speakers were compelling, stimulating and entertaining’

Within walking distance of the beautiful and historic city, the Oxford Spires hotel with its excellent facilities provides the ideal setting I which to benefit from three days of high-powered presentations, followed by the challenge of putting new ideas into practice through a sequence of stimulating and demanding case studies. There is also ample opportunity to share ideas with an international mix of high-calibre STM managers.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University
  • Bahram Bekhradnia, Director, Higher Education Policy Institute, Oxford
  • Chris Blake, Chairman, Earthscan
  • Dawn Bova, Director of Human Resources, Blackwell Publishing
  • Tracey Browne, Director, ‘Sence about Science’
  • Diana Garnham, Chief Executive, The Science Council
  • Sue Joshua, Director of Legal Affairs, John Wiley & Sons
  • Hugh Look, Senior Consultant, Rightscom
  • Michael Mabe,CEO, STM Association
  • Eric Massant, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Reed Elsevier
  • Jim McGinty, Vice Chairman, Cambridge Information Group
  • Angela Poulter, Human Resource Director, John Wiley &Sons
  • Rupert Sadler, Director (Corporate Finance), JP Morgan Cazenove
  • Martin Tanke, Managing director, Journal Publishing, Elsevier S&T
  • Dr Alicia Wise, Chief Executive, Publishers Licensing Society

The key themes of the course focus on:

  • strategic change management
  • risk analysis and investment strategies
  • Building partnerships with new stakeholders
  • structuring and managing global businesses
  • succeeding in a turbulent and competitive environment

Course director: Richard Balkwill

Associate Consultant, Oxford Brookes University

Price: €2750 (STM members); €3500 (others)
Book before 30 June 2007, and save up to 15%!
CONTACT to reserve a place

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