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Leadership Academy Application

Applications are now closed for the 8th class of the UNICON Leadership Academy beginning in Fall 2023. For those interested in being put on the waiting list for the 9th class beginning in Fall 2024, please reach out to Taryn Streed at tarynstreed@uniconexed.org.

Thank you for your interest in the UNICON Leadership Academy.

The UNICON Leadership Academy is an eight-month development program designed specifically for university-based executive education professionals seeking to transition into leadership roles within member schools. The Academy is designed for individuals seeking T-shaped leadership development within the Executive Education industry and Director-level leaders, with two years of University experience.

The Academy is geared towards analyzing the Business Model proposition and is fully integrated into the Team Development Conference. The program will include teamwork, projects, webinars, mentoring, individual development planning, peer coaching, and an in-person session to coincide with the annual team conference. 


3305 Garfield St NE,
Minneapolis, MN 55418


To complete your application, please provide the information and items requested below, including 3 documents prepared for upload, in PDF format. If these items are not ready for upload, you may exit this application and return when these items have been prepared.

  1. Current Resume / CV
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Essay addressing the following points:
  • Describe your executive education experience.
  • What attracted you to executive education and why do you want to continue in this field in a University setting?
  • What are your ultimate goals and how do you see a program like the UNICON Leadership Academy enhancing your growth?
  • What do you see as the biggest challenge for University-based executive education?
  • How do you see your future role in the industry and “tackling” these challenges?
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.

Sign Up for the Wait List for Fall 2024

Interested parties can contact Taryn Streed directly to be put on the wait list for the 9th class beginning in Fall 2024. To learn more about the Leadership Academyvisit the UNICON YouTube channel and view recent informational webinars.