Mon 18 September 2006 to Thu 21 September 2006

STM Master Class 2006

Developing strategic business skills

Taking Place: Pembroke College, Oxford in Summer 2006

International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers in collaboration with the
Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies
Oxford Brookes University

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.

Pembroke College, Oxford University provides the perfect setting in 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.

Comments from delegates in previous years:
‘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 include:
  • Dr Alicia Wise, Chief Executive, Publishers Licensing Society
  • Chris Blake, Chairman, Earthscan
  • Dawn Bova, Director of Human Resources, Blackwell Publishing
  • Dr Pieter Bolman, Chief Executive, STM Association
  • Sue Joshua, Director of Legal Affairs, John Wiley & Sons
  • Hugh Look, Senior Consultant, Rightscom
The key themes of the course focus on:
  • strategic change management
  • risk analysis and investment strategies
  • structuring and managing global businesses
  • succeeding in a turbulent and competitive environment

Course director: Richard Balkwill
Associate Consultant, Oxford Brookes University

Price: €2600 (STM members);    €3500 (others)
Book before 30 June 2006, and save up to 15%!
CONTACT to reserve a place