2020 UNICON Team Development Conference Day 3

2020 UNICON Team Development Conference Day 3

UNICON Team Development Conference: November 17-20, 2020

Hosted by Arizona State University Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

INNOVATION: Thursday, November 19

Day THREE Opening: Innovation

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Dean & Director General Thunderbird School of Global Management

Day Three’s Opening emphasizes standout highlights from the week thus far, while setting the stage for the day.

Exploring the innovation of what’s next in Executive Education.

Opening Innovation


Plenary: Innovation: Global-Ready Future-Focus, Meeting the Needs of Organizations Today and Beyond

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Prof. Tawana Kupe, Lucia Crespo de la Cruz, Heather Haseley, Peter Lawrence, Neal Tilley

Tomorrow’s Executive Education landscape: COVID19 has forced us to quickly adapt. What innovations are expected to emerge after the pandemic? How can executive education effectively transition into the 4IR when it comes to adopting technology?

Plenary Innovation slides


InterACTION: Being Relevant: How Does Executive Education Pivot in the Way We Deliver our Products

Surfacing the market and technical drivers for the current state and near-future of Exec Ed and shaping Exec Ed’s relevance in that landscape.

Director’s Discussion

Mark Lewis, Executive Director, University of Chicago Booth

The Director’s Track is a concurrent track dedicated for attendees who are Director level and above.

InterACTION Directors slides

Directors recording

Business Development Discussion

Kristen Rae, Director, Business Development, Custom Programs

The Business Development Track is a concurrent track dedicated for attendees who are in a Business Development type role, including Marketing, Communications, Branding, etc.

InterACTION Biz Dev slides

Biz Dev recording

Operations’ Discussion

Jackie Williams, COO, University of Michigan Executive Education

The Operations Track is a concurrent track dedicated for attendees who are in an Operational role, such as managers, course and program design, and those who identified as ‘other’ in the registration process.

InterACTION Operations slides

Operations recording

Day THREE Wrap: Key Questions, Insights, Action

Carleen Bobrowski, Senior Director of Executive Education, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Recap on the day; highlights of community engagement and outcomes from InterACTION Brainstorming.

Main Stage Wrap slides

Wrap recording

Global Regionally-Focused Session: Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Igor Korganov, Igor BaranovIrina Drapulya, Anna Lvova

Join others in your region or from around the globe for a tailored engagement focused on interests and experiences from CIS. This session will focus on “Development of Top Management Team.”

CIS slides

CIS recording

Global Sights & Sounds: Networking & Nosh with Treasury Wine Estate

Bonnie Cameron Wells, Senior Manager, Field Marketing West, Treasury Wine Estates

Gillian Ballance, Master Sommelier, Beaulieu Vineyard and Beringer Vineyards

Sustainability in Practice – Explore how two Napa Valley wineries work with Mother Nature to craft iconic wines.  Join Master Sommelier Gillian Ballance from Beaulieu Vineyard and Beringer Vineyards as she guides us through a session on how their sustainability programs in the vineyard and winery are better for our planet but also help make better tasting wines.  Attendees will be provided with info on how to order two specially selected wines Gillian will taste virtually during the session.

Gillian Ballance recording

Wine Tasting Session Handout

Wine Tasting Session Handout


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