Request For Proposals (RFP) For Selection Of A Digital Agency/Partner
UNICON is seeking an innovative DIGITAL AGENCY/PARTNER to assist in the improvement and management of its digital presence and tools for engaging with its membership and other stakeholders.This will not be your "usual" procurement process. We are looking to establish a true PARTNERSHIP based on TRUST, shared COMMITMENT to excellence, efficiency and effectiveness, and BELIEF in the importance of the role of our organization and its members.
If you know of an agency you believe is an exceptional candidate, contact Peter Hirst or Bill Scheurer.
Request Details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ClnQeylvgyztzbjbh6FBGzLfjQClar7lWwt2aHa9DhA/pub
New UNICON Chair, Vice-Chair and Board Members
Clark Callahan, Dartmouth, will serve as chair of the 2015-2016 UNICON board and Cathleen Shea, Babson College will serve as vice-chair.
Leaving the board after a six-year term is Luca Borroni-Biancastelli, Insper Institute. Giuseppe Auricchio, IESE Business School and Lucy Voss-Price, University of Pretoria will join the board for six-year terms.
New Committee Chairs, Too
- Giuseppe Auricchio, IESE Business School and Arnold Longboy, University of Chicago will co-chair the Benchmarking Committee for 2015-2016; David Abdow, Northeastern University, will again serve as off-board chair.
Board Continuity - Gabriel Aramouni, Universidad de San Andrés and Frank Lloyd, SMU will co-chair the Board Continuity Committee.
Communications - The Communications Committee will be co-chaired by Kelly Bean, University of California, Los Angeles, Peter Hurst, MIT Sloan School of Management and Bruce Wiesner, University of British Columbia. Peter Methot, and Joe Schaffer, Rutgers University
will serve as off-board co-chairs.
Conference - Tina Narron, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cathleen Shea, Babson College will co-chair the Conference Committee.
Finance - Gabriel Aramouni, Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA) and Cathleen Shea, Babson College will co-chair the Finance Committee.
Membership - Elena Escagedo, IE Business School and Della Wong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will co-chair the Membership Committee and Jane Crombleholme, University of Manchester will serve as off-board chair.
Research - The Research Committee will be chaired by board member Lucy Voss-Price, University of Pretoria. Eric Bergemann, MIT Sloan School of Management will serve as off-board chair. Individuals are encouraged to participate. Please contact the committee on which you would like to serve.Africa as an Emerging Market for Executive Education
The recent UNICON conference in South Africa provided a glimpse into the potential of the African Continent as a market for University-based Executive Education. The topic is of a great deal of interest to UNICON members. Is Africa the next great opportunity for executive education? How does a provider based in The Americas, Europe or Asia assess the opportunity? What are the unique challenges associated with providing executive education in Africa? These were just some of the questions we asked several UNICON members who are familiar with the market. Full Story
This year's conference theme will be: "Driving and Managing Growth by Building High Performing Teams".
2015 Team Development Conference Theme Announced
The conference will be held December 2-4 at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Rizzo Conference Center.Details to follow in early September
How To Get Your Boss To Pay For Your Executive Education
It’s hard enough to ask your bosses for a raise. Now, imagine hitting them up for executive education. You can probably guess what they’re thinking. “Can’t you just use our in-house training program (or a MOOC, for that matter)?” “Isn’t this going to take time away from work?” And here’s the biggie: “How do we know that you’re not going to leave here and stick us with the bill?”
In a recent interview with The Economist, Bill Scheurer, Executive Director of the International University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON), shared several strategies for motivating your bosses to pick up the tab.
New FaceBook Page Centers on Conference Attendees
So far, anyway. We've posted three sets of photos from recent conferences. UNICON members are welcome to forward photos you wish to appear on the UNICON FaceBook page to the webmaster at uniconexed.org; be sure to identify the date, location and individuals in the photos. Check out our new FaceBook page!