2020 UNICON Team Development Conference Day 4

2020 UNICON Team Development Conference Day 4

UNICON Team Development Conference: November 17-20, 2020

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

IMPACT: Friday, November 20

Day FOUR Opening: Impact

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

Day 4: the culmination of our gathering, showcasing the week’s highlights while contributing to the impact of the day.

Opening Impact slides

Opening Impact recording

Real Time Research on Real Engagement for Real Impact in Virtual Time

Larry Murphy, President, Customized Executive Education, and Lifelong Learning at the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Launching a year of research, powered by your ideas, into the topic of “engagement” led by Larry Murphy.

UNICON Industry Research slides

Industry Research recording

InterACTION: Executive Education and Societal Impact

Addressing the practical reality of organizational needs and creating impact on society.

Director’s Discussion

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

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

InterACTION Directors slides

Directors recording

Business Development Discussion

Julie McCloskey, Director of Marketing and Communications EDHEC Executive Education

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

InterACTION Biz Dev slides

Biz Dev recording

Operations’ Discussion

Elizaveta Sadova, Professor of Leadership and Academic Director of Executive Education, SKOLKOVO

The Operations Track is a concurrent track 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

Plenary: Impact on a Global Societal Level

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Halla Tomasdottir, Pardis Mahdavi, Bryan Brayboy, Nikolay Ivanov

Thriving through the power of education. What do industries care about and what is Executive Education being asked to do to make an impact on Society? How do we measure the impact of education on people, organizations, societies? What should the ultimate role of education be (create and transmit knowledge, build skills, change mindsets, improve society, support employment)?

Plenary Impact slides

Impact recording

Day FOUR Wrap: Key Questions, Insights, Actions

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

Recap on the day and of the week!

Main Stage Wrap slides

Main Stag Wrap recording

Closing Remarks & UNICON Awards

Lise Hammergren, UNICON Board Chair

It is our tradition during the UNICON Team Development Conference to recognize those who have made significant contributions to UNICON by hosting a conference or serving a six-year term as a UNICON board member. This year we have five award recipients:

Peter Hirst – Board Member
Tina Narron – Board Member
Santa Clara University – Hosting the 2019 Team Development Conference
University of Virginia – Hosting the 2020 Directors Conference
Yale University – Hosting the 2020 Annual Workshop

On behalf of the UNICON board, let me congratulate you on these important contributions that have greatly contributed to the value our consortium offers our member schools.

Closing Remarks & Awards slides

Remarks and Awards recording

Closing Sights & Sounds

The Quiet Boys

Closing ceremony concert: Known for their harmony, Taylor guitars, and awkward banter, The Quiet Boys don’t play in public often, but make appearances for great causes, such as a meeting of the great minds in Executive Education and UNICON.

Quiet Boys recording


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