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How the Covid Pandemic Might Have Lasting Effects on Executive Education

How the Covid Pandemic Might Have Lasting Effects on Executive Education

The pandemic is known to have changed most organizations in some way, often in quite significant ways. Higher Education is no exception. But which of those changes are of the permanent variety, which are temporary,

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Financial Times Relaunches “Business School Insider” Newsletter

Financial Times Relaunches “Business School Insider” Newsletter

Touting "Campus news, management research and business education trends," the British daily newspaper Financial Times relaunched the newsletter "Business School Insider" in September. "Designed for and about those involved in business education," the weekly communication

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UNICON Releases Two Research Reports

UNICON Releases Two Research Reports

In June UNICON, AACSB and IEDP released a powerful study of the impact of lifelong learning on our industry entitled, “Lifelong Learning and University-based Business Schools.” You can access the executive summary here. This study was the first of

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Rankings Still Captivate

Rankings Still Captivate

Colleges and universities tend to have a love-hate relationship with rankings of all kinds. And yet they also tend to want to a) do well and b) stay abreast of how they and others are

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University World News: Micro-credentials: A new category of education is rising

University World News: Micro-credentials: A new category of education is rising

Alejandro Caballero, Sean Gallagher, Hanne Shapiro and Holly Zanville 05 July 2022 universityworldnews.com Despite the lack of globally accepted standards or even agreement on language, micro-credentials have proven to be a promising way to fulfil

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Higher Ed Dive Interviews Mike Malefakis

Higher Ed Dive Interviews Mike Malefakis

The new president of university partnerships at online education company Emeritus talks about growth plans and the direction of the sector Published September 2, 2022 Rick Seltzer, Senior Editor HigherEdDive.com Emeritus, a company focused on

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UPDATE: UNICON Technology Disruptor Working Group

UPDATE: UNICON Technology Disruptor Working Group

In October of 2021 a working group was formed following the Annual Workshop that July hosted by St. Gallen. The group was formed in response to an initiative by UNICON board chair Markus Frank, for

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A Message from the New UNICON Executive Director Melanie Weaver Barnett

A Message from the New UNICON Executive Director Melanie Weaver Barnett

Dear UNICON Membership Community, I walked into my first UNICON conference 23 years ago, brand new to executive education, wondering what this UNICON thing was all about. By the time I left three days later,

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Harvard Business School: University of the Future: Finding the Next World Leaders in Higher Ed

Harvard Business School: University of the Future: Finding the Next World Leaders in Higher Ed

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge Business Research for Business Leaders "Which universities will step into the void as American colleges decline? In the book Empires of Ideas, William Kirby explores how the history of higher

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UNICON Welcomes Two New Board Members for 2022-2023

UNICON Welcomes Two New Board Members for 2022-2023

UNICON announced the results of the board election and appointment process for fiscal year 2021-2022 Serge Lafrance, Associate Professor and Director of Executive Education, HEC Montréal, won the board election held last month and will

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Bill Scheurer: Thank you, UNICON!

Bill Scheurer: Thank you, UNICON!

  Over the past 35 years I’ve been associated with UNICON, first as the head of executive education at the University of Minnesota and serving as UNICON’s Executive Director. I have a lot to be

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Two Gain Emeritus Status at Annual Board Meeting

Two Gain Emeritus Status at Annual Board Meeting

  Markus Frank       Lise Hammergren At the annual meeting of UNICON Board of Directors in July, Emeritus status was granted to Markus Frank, University of St. Gallen and Lise Hammergren, BI Norwegian Business School.