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 include 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 open for the 5th class of the UNICON Leadership Academy! Program begins: October 28, 2020.

Application Deadline: September 15th.

Apply Now for October 2020


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

“Our challenge to the Academy’s participants is, what would you do if you were the Associate Dean? We are striving to enhance the next generation of leadership in our field. We want to equip them not only with deep industry knowledge, but also with the skill set necessary to lead change and execute on a vision.”


Kelly Bean, Leadership Academy Founder

View Past Leadership Academy Graduates

Our Leadership Academy classes represent a diverse population from around the world. View previous Leadership Academy graduates from 2016 – 2020 below.


2016-2017 Graduates 2017-2018 Graduates 2018-2019 Graduates 2019-2020 Graduates


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.