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ACBSP Annual Conference 2012: Keynote Speakers Announced

Monday, March 5, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Giles Rafol


ACBSP Annual Conference 2012: Keynote Speakers Announced




Melinda Dorning

Overland Park, KS (February 28, 2012) –The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),, is pleased to announce two keynote speakers for the 2012 ACBSP Annual Conference, June 15-18 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Md.

Kay Saunders_web.jpgKay Saunders is the founder and CEO of Bellewether, Ltd., an organization consultancy, and CEO of its subsidiary, The Human Asset Imaging® Institute which focuses on the people side of productivity. Her professional career spans more than 30 years. She has been a master facilitator and business coach of the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Entrepreneurial training programs, and former president of the Advisory Board for the Kansas City Missouri Adult Basic Education program. A champion of continuous improvement in human systems, Kay recently authored the book,Interpersonal Secrets for Professional Success.


Yves Leterme_Belgium.jpgYves Camille Désiré Leterme is the former prime minister of Belgium and was recently appointed deputy secretary general for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). At the OECD he is responsible for the social and governance portfolio, which comprises education, skills, labour and employment, health, governance, small and medium-size enterprises and territorial development. Leterme assumed the office of the 67th Prime Minister of Belgium on November 25, 2009. He was also Prime Minister of Belgium from March to December 2008. Leterme has also been minister-president of the Flemish government, where he adopted a policy of tight budgetary discipline and investments and channeled resources into the infrastructure.


Registration is now open for the 2012 ACBSP Annual Conference: "Sustaining Excellence Through Quality Business Education,” June 15-18 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Register by May 18 to receive the best price.



ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,100 member campuses, 157 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 541 have achieved accreditation and more than 415 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 9,500.