Benchmarking Committee

What We Do

The Benchmarking Committee commissions periodic surveys of member schools. These surveys include metrics, trends and strategic insights into the University-based Executive Education industry that can enable members to improve the quality of their work in the field of non-degree executive education.

Goals and Objectives

For the coming year:

  • Publish the 2020 UNICON Membership Benchmark Survey
  • Create several pulse surveys to track key trends in non degree executive education industry
  • Continue collaborative efforts with partners to track trends in corporate learning

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How to Get Involved

The UNICON Benchmarking Committee welcomes as members individuals from member schools who:

Have thoughtful and innovative ideas for the type of benchmarking information that UNICON should gather and share with the membership, including content ideas for “pulse” and other surveys, and suggestions to increase survey participation;

Are willing to contribute their time to support Benchmarking Committee projects and participate in Committee meetings;

Are willing to share stories on how they have used findings provided by the Benchmark Committee, to support analyses and decision-making at their institutions.

“Benchmarking data can be extremely useful for member schools to help them understand some macro trends in the industry, as well as uncover opportunities for their own growth.”

– Marco Serrato (University of Chicago), Eric Bergemann (MIT Sloan), Markus Frank (St Gallen), 2018-2019 UNICON Benchmarking Co-Chairs

UNICON member engagement in the Benchmarking survey has increased significantly in recent years:

2013: 71%. 77 schools
2014: 85%. 93 schools
2015: 84%. 94 schools
2016: 88%. 98 schools
2017: 88%. 99 schools
2018: 90%. 100 schools
2019: 86%. 95 schools
2020: 86%. 99 schools

Nora Anderson
Co-chair, 2021-2022
University of Minnesota

Mark Lewis
Co-chair, 2021-2022
University of Chicago

Serge Lafrance
Off-board Co-chair, 2021-2022
HEC Montréal

Jonathan Gurevitch
University of Pennsylvania

Alina O’Connor
Cornell University



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