UNICON Leadership Academy

Develop. Inspire. Transform


About the 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 be held on-line and includes teamwork, projects, webinars, mentoring, individual development planning, peer coaching, and participation in the annual team conference.


Build new relationships with other executive education professionals and industry giants.

Industry Knowledge

Gain new insight, skills, and approaches to burning topics.

Career Mentorship

Mentorship for career advancement.

Applications are now closed for the 6th class beginning in Fall 2021.

For those interested in being put

on the waiting list for the 2022-2023 class,

please reach out to Taryn Streed at tarynstreed@gmail.com.

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Leverage an expanded network of colleagues facing similar challenges and opportunities within the Executive Education industry, creating a platform for peer learning and knowledge sharing to further support individual, team, and industry growth.
Analyze and navigate competing stakeholder expectations to successfully position Executive Education as a key player within the business school as well as with clients.
Innovate more effectively, applying newly acquired frameworks and best practices to ever-increasingly complex industry challenges.
Utilize more advanced problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills for personal and professional development within the context of the Executive Education industry.

Program Structure

Hear from Our Participants

David Deegan, Director of Practice Development

Cranfield Executive Development, Cranfield University

Leadership Academy Participant 2020-2021

Hear from Our Participants

Kaitlin Dumont, Associate Director of Business

Leadership Programs at Tuck Executive Education

Leadership Academy Participant 2019-2020

at Dartmouth College

Hear from a Program Director

Monica Sacristan Fanjul, Dean

University Extension and Executive Development at ITAM

UNICON Leadership Academy Program Director

View Past Leadership Academy Graduates

Our Leadership Academy classes represent a diverse population from around the world. View previous Leadership Academy graduates below.

2016-2017 Graduates 2017-2018 Graduates 2018-2019 Graduates 2019-2020 Graduates 2020-2021 Graduates 2021-2022 Class


Interested parties can contact Mónica Sacristán monicas@itam.mx or Cathy Shea sheac@babson.edu directly with any questions or concerns. To learn more visit the UNICON YouTube channel to view recent Leadership Academy informational webinars here.