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Babson College recently hosted the annual UNICON Team Development Conference with a theme of “Creating Opportunities Through Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® (ET&A)”.

UNICON is a global consortium of university-based executive education organizations. ET&A is Babson’s proprietary methodology that uses entrepreneurship as a process to create economic and social value everywhere in the world.

“We were honoured to host the 2013 UNICON Team Development conference,” said Elaine J. Eisenman, Babson’s Dean of Executive Education. “Our primary goal for this conference was to provide a forum to help our global network of university-based executive education colleagues create new opportunities that drive growth for their organizations and new forms of value for diverse clients.”

Plenary sessions included:

Additional session topics included:

  • Directors Roundtable Discussion
  • Marketing/Business Development Roundtable Discussion
  • Program Operations Roundtable Discussion
  • Serving the Future Needs of Business in Management Development and Retention
  • Marketing through Thought Leadership
  • CRM Success: A Journey of Transition, Collaboration, and Transformation
  • Superfoods for a Super Productive Meeting
  • "State of the Industry" Survey Findings
  • Inspiring the Mindset and Behavior of Entrepreneurship in Executive Education
  • Winter Social: Developing Business and Community
  • The Program Operations and Management Playbook


UNICON is a global consortium of university‐based executive education organizations. Its community of member organizations is engaged in accelerating the development of leaders and managers, thereby enhancing performance in public and private organizations globally, through executive development initiatives.

About Babson Executive and Enterprise Education

Babson Executive and Enterprise Education is one of the world’s top-ranked executive education providers. We are a dynamic learning laboratory, where clients, faculty, staff, and partners work together to address real-world business challenges and create and capitalize on opportunities for our clients. Through the Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® methodology, we develop the leaders that companies need most: those who can create opportunities, envision and navigate change, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to grow organizations and create economic and social value. Our solutions include customized and open enrollment programs, blended and e-learning, coaching, consulting, and published thought leadership. Babson Executive and Enterprise Education is a division of Babson College, the #1 institution in the world for entrepreneurship education. For more information, please visit or contact us at or 781-239-4354.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For more information, visit

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 12/09/2013 06:00