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    UNICON Learning Community on Volute

    UNICON Learning Community on Volute

        Melanie Weaver Barnett We have fielded a number of inquiries recently about the online UNICON Learning Community in Volute; here is a quick description to get you started and to create the most value for

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    Melanie Weaver Barnett: Why Universities for Executive Education?

    Melanie Weaver Barnett: Why Universities for Executive Education?

    UNICON Executive Director Melanie Weaver Barnett A journalist working on a piece for the Financial Times contacted me recently wanting to talk about this. His words: With all the options for executive development out there,

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    Businessweek: Women Business Deans Meet to Share Challenges, Solutions

    Businessweek: Women Business Deans Meet to Share Challenges, Solutions

    Carol Hymowitz March 9, 2023 Bloomberg Businessweek "The underrepresented group is quickly growing, with about 29% of the deanships of US B-schools now held by women." In a conference room at the University of California

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    12 Foundations of Values-based Leadership for Sustainability From The 2022 UNICON Team Development Conference

    12 Foundations of Values-based Leadership for Sustainability From The 2022 UNICON Team Development Conference

    Based on a talk by Daniel Skarlicki, Edgar F. Kaiser Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business "For leaders in executive education, aligning our work with personal values

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    Applying the SHIFT model of behavior change to executive education

    Applying the SHIFT model of behavior change to executive education

    From the UNICON Team Development Conference 2022 – IEDP Applying the SHIFT model of behavior change to executive education As part of our continued efforts to drive increased value to the UNICON membership, UNICON has

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    Ten Pieces of Motivation and Inspiration From The UNICON Team Development Conference

    Ten Pieces of Motivation and Inspiration From The UNICON Team Development Conference

    Motivation and Inspiration from UNICON’s Team Development Conference 2022 – from IEDP Many of us were privileged to gather in person for this year’s UNICON Team Development Conference in Vancouver, hosted brilliantly by the team

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    Leadership Academy Completes Important Segment

    Leadership Academy Completes Important Segment

      Before the Team Development Conference in Vancouver, the seventh cohort of the Leadership Academy attended an all-day session on "Creating a Value Proposition and a Business Model." The session was led by Mónica Sacristán

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    Leadership Academy Participants Discuss Technology Trends in Executive Education

    Leadership Academy Participants Discuss Technology Trends in Executive Education

    Last week, the 24 participants in the UNICON Leadership Academy 2022-23 class spent time discussing the ever-changing landscape of the executive education ecosystem. Part of the discussion centered on global and marketplace trends that we

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    Welcome to the Future

    Welcome to the Future

    There are widely varying opinions on the changing landscape of higher education, but many point to opportunity for executive education providers who are ready. Forbes Glenn Llopis, Contributor September 14, 2022 Also available for listening

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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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    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