UNICON Request for Proposal:DEMYSTIFYING THE FINANCIAL TIMES ANNUAL RANKINGS OF EXECUTIVE EDUCATION.Proposals will be accepted until 12 midnight EST, on 12 September 2014. Project must be completed by January 31, 2015.

  Now Posted: 2014 UNICON Annual Workshop PowerPoint presentations: "ALL ABOUT BLENDED - Meeting our Partners’ Needs While Staying True To Who We Are."  Hosted by IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday July 23 and Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Log in to the Members' Area and select "Conferences" in the navigation bar.

  At the Annual UNICON board meeting in July, ESIC Business and Marketing School, Renmin University of China and Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey were granted full membership status, having demonstrated their commitment and engagement as Associate members.

  Please welcome Peking University Guanghua School of Management Executive Education and Singapore Management University SMU Executive Development to the consortium.

  Download Webinar: "Nurturing Executive Leaders", held June 17, 2014, conducted by Winfried Ruigrok, hosted by the University of St. Gallen. (note: large mp4 file can be played using QuickTime, iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer and others.) Now posted in the Members' Area.  Log in to the Members' Area to download.



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"The Most Powerful Paths to Profits"

by Mia de Kuijper

CEO of Cambridge Global Partners and Fellow at London School of Economics

At the UNICON Directors’ Conference in Hong Kong, Mia de Kuijper, CEO of Cambridge Global Partners and Fellow at London School of Economics, introduced her research on Power Nodes as a source of competitive advantage.

She helped the conference delegates identify which Power Nodes exist in the university-based executive education industry, and understand how each one might shape the strategy of their specific school.

The following article introduces the 12 Power Nodes and defines each of them. You are invited to use it as a lens through which to view your place in the university-based executive education industry.

full article in pdf...

23 May 2014 13:42


"As I prepare to step down as UNICON board chair and retire from MIT, I have been reflecting a bit on our work in executive education."
"Prepare, share, care
and have fun!”
ong>Rochelle Weichman, UNICON Board chair 2013-2014

As some of you may recall at the c [ ... ]

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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought, By Tamar Lewin, The New York Times, Published: December 10, 2013
19 Dec 2013 10:42

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

The New York Times

By Tamar Lewin

Published: December 10, 2013

Original URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/11/us/after-setbacks-online-courses-are-rethought.html?_r=0

Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to  [ ... ]

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