Overcome challenges in teaching operations management

Operations Management cogs

Network with Operations Management authors Nigel Slack and Alistair Brandon-Jones and fellow decision science lecturers in London for Pearson’s free annual OM teaching workshop on 25 April 2018.

“University teaching is probably going to change more over the next few years than it has over the last two decades.”

- Prof. Nigel Slack, University of Warwick

Can you describe OM in one word?

Not least of the recruitment difficulties facing educators is how to describe the multifaceted and fast-changing role of an ops manager to prospective students with no prior experience, in as few words as possible. This is how last year’s attendees described operations management - what’s your one word description?

Share best practice

Further to improving the perception of what operations management is, common teaching challenges addressed at the workshop include:

  • making the discipline relatable to students
  • improving students’ confidence in quantitative aspects
  • explaining theory to students with no work experience
  • keeping pace with the changing operations technology
  • giving students value for money by meeting increasing expectations
  • engaging diverse cohorts with varying needs


This year’s workshop is focused on defining and delivering a 21st century operations management course. It will give you the opportunity to:

  • explore current themes and issues that you may be facing in teaching and learning
  • network with like-minded academics
  • understand how digital resources can contribute to the delivery of successful courses for your students

Join breakout sessions focusing on keeping up to date with the changing technology in OM, teaching with case studies and co-designing sessions with students. Contribute your ideas to improving delivery, and learn how to bring your classes to life and give students hands-on practice in a business setting using simulations. You’ll also have the opportunity to share your own best practice through a short talk or presentation.

Book your place

We look forward to seeing you at Pearson's head office at 80 Strand, London on 25 April 2018. Book a complimentary ticket today.

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About the author 

Chimaechi Allan is passionate about education for social mobility, and manages content marketing for the higher education division at Pearson.