2016 Annual Workshop at Georgetown University


“Differentiating Through Design”

closer look at the program design process and how it can be improved, innovated, and leveraged to create opportunity in a crowded space.

No matter the provider, at the heart of a successful executive education experience is a well-designed program. From content to instructors to delivery methods, finding the right mix that will target the unique needs of a client or participant is critical.

This year’s summer UNICON conference at Georgetown University will examine multiple aspects of the design process and identify ways in which we can all improve and innovate. From collaborating with faculty to designing in an international context, we will hear from peers and experts on the program design process and how we can leverage it to differentiate in a crowded space.
The UNICON Annual Workshop is scheduled for July 20-21.

Only individuals from current UNICON member organizations may attend. 

Limit two registrations per school through Friday, May 20

Details and Registration

  New UNICON Member

Please welcome:

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

There are now 109 university-based executive education programs in the UNICON consortium.

  Associate to Full Member Status

At the UNICON board meeting in Porto, the University of Reading Henley Business School was granted full membership status, having demonstrated their commitment and engagement as an Associate member. Congratulations from all of UNICON for fully supporting the consortium.

   New UNICON Board Members

Lise Hammergren, BI Norwegian Business School, won the board election held this last month. Michele Milan, University of Toronto, will serve as the board appointment. Both will join the board for six-year terms.

  AACSB Announces Collective Vision for the Future of Business Education

PRNewswire, April 4, 2016

 The vision highlights five key opportunities for business schools to add value, create market differentiation, and better serve society globally.

  UNICON Webinar Now Posted

“The Internet of Things:  Talent Needs and Challenges"

Presented by Dr. Peter Hirst, Associate Dean, Executive Education, MIT Sloan School of Management

Dr. Peter Hirst shared insights gained from the 2015 IoT World Forum in Dubai and discussed the leadership and workforce development challenges that are quickly emerging with the rapid advancement and adoption of IoT technology. 

You’ll also learn about MIT Sloan Executive Education’s innovative involvement with the Internet of Things Talent Consortium, a unique group that is leading the way in tackling these issues.

Peter's webinar can be found on the UNICON YouTube page.

The Internet of Things World Forum:  http://www.iotwf.com/iotwf2015

About Dr. Hirst

   Disruptive Innovation: Industry Thought-leaders Share Their Views

Disruptive innovations
that could change university-based executive education - either from within, or from external sources

  Chief Learning Officer Special Executive Education Edition

"Chief Learning Officer Special Executive Education Edition"

Bravetta Hassell, Chief Learning Officer, February 22, 2016

Executive education providers are adapting to ensure tomorrow’s leaders have the skills they need to succeed in business.

   2016 Team Development Conference Location Announce

Hosted by University of California Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, California, USA

November 30 - December 2, 2016

More details to follow soon!

  UNICON Webinars Archived on YouTube

Find all recent webinars, including both webinars addressing the Financial Times study and Leveraging Alumni Relationships - Best Practices for Executive Education, archived on our UNICON YouTube channel

  UNICON Photos Archived on FaceBook

There are several albums of candid photos taken by members at the Team Development Conference archived on our UNICON FaceBook page.

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New Year Reflections

Clark Callahan is Chair of the UNICON board for 2015-2016, and is Executive Director of Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.

Dear UNICON Colleagues,

I have thought a lot about the time many of us spent together in December at Kenan-Flagler’s beautiful campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Not surprisingly, the renowned US “southern hospitality” was in full force, matched only by the substance of the sessions.  

There were some great “aha’s” from sessions I attended like Dave Roberts on the Performance Equation or Larry Murphy and his admonition to put the client first, and be purposeful in the language we use to describe our work. And of course the hundreds of informal interactions with many of you make a conference the great event that it is. And we are doing so much more virtually and online – there were four webinars already this year – with much more to come with an improved website ready to go live in March.

In the midst of uncertain times in the global economy – where many of us are long-standing players in an industry ripe for disruption – we need to learn and grow together, and I value UNICON and all of our collaborative efforts more than ever. Thanks for all you are doing to support these goals for UNICON.

In keeping with the theme of global presence and a global consortium, Porto Business School will host the Directors Conference in Portugal in April. I look forward to seeing director colleagues there, and others online!

All the best,


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