UNICON Coffee Break

UNICON Coffee Break

UNICON Coffee Break

Currently there are over 100 UNICON members who are participating in 16 small groupings, that join a quarterly conference call with peers with similar job responsibilities from other schools.  These “coffee breaks” provide an enhanced networking opportunity to bring people together to discuss shared strategies and solutions.  UNICON is supporting these “Coffee Break” self-managed groups by creating the initial groupings, scheduling the calls and sending the invitations.   Coffee Break reviews are outstanding.  Look at the testimonials below.


 I have found great value in the UNICON Coffee Break sessions. Our small group of colleagues has been so willing to share perspectives and grapple with the issues of our sector. It’s “coopetition” at its best. I look forward to every meeting!

Melanie Weaver Barnett, Chief Executive Education Officer, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

What a great idea! It was extremely helpful and productive. It’s different to have a small group discussion compared to even slightly larger group of 10+. It fosters more open dialogue and allows everyone to share insights on a deeper level


Jean Choy, Associate Dean, Executive Education and International Initiatives, University of Washington

The UNICON Coffee Breaks create a little community for ExecEd professionals to share lessons learned, mentor each other, and just have people who experience similar challenges to listen. I very much value the relationship we have established and continue to build, and how willing everyone is to reach out and offer support.

Krysta Antionette Co Martinez, Associate Director of Executive Programs, IE Business School

Participating in the UNICON Coffee break calls has been a great way to network and connect with others in the Executive Education space. It has also been a great forum to learn about how different schools and departments are handing challenging situations in the changing landscape of our industry.  

Maddie McLean, Assistant Director – Corporate and Professional Learning, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University

The UNICON facilitated coffee-break, a 1-hour informal video call with leaders from other peer institutions, was an incredibly valuable opportunity to share both challenges and solutions during this unprecedented global crisis. The peer-to-peer sharing that occurred was so valuable that we blew past our 1-hour meeting and quickly scheduled our next call to keep the conversation going. A wonderful use of time and the UNICON network.

Peter Methot, Associate Dean, Executive Education, Rutgers Business School



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