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Leadership Academy Application

Applications are open for the 9th Cohort of the Leadership Academy, with last places available. Applications that meet all requirements are accepted on a first come first served basis until the cohort is filled. Acceptable applications submitted after that point will be placed on the waitlist and have priority for the following year’s cohort.

Thank you for applying to 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. The 2024 Team Development Conference will be hosted by Nova School of Business and Economics in Portugal.

The Leadership Academy registration fee is $2,000.

Please note that the above fee does not include the Team Development Conference fee. You must register/pay for the Team Development Conference separately.


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 from your supervisor/manager or head of your Exec Ed dept  
  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.