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November 2019

Unidentified attendees talking at an executive education conference at SCU

Unidentified attendees talking at an executive education conference at SCU

Global Executive Education Conference at SCU Nov. 20-22

International gathering will focus on the future of the workforce and organizational excellence.

Santa Clara University’s Silicon Valley Executive Center hosting a global gathering of executive-education professionals Nov. 20 to 22, 2019.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.‚ Nov. 14, 2019—The future of the global workforce and organizational excellence will be the topics for the annual global UNICON Team Development Conference for executive-education professionals, hosted by Santa Clara University’s Silicon Valley Executive Center Nov. 20 to 22, 2019.

The conference, which will gather 200 executive-ed professionals from 71 universities across 20 countries, will be held on the campus of Santa Clara University.

Attendees are university professionals from around the world who pinpoint the most pressing executive-educational needs among corporate leaders, and offer certifications or other educational programming to keep their workforce at the forefront of business innovation.

The event’s theme this year is “Leading Executive Education in a Changing World.” It is focused on sourcing the cutting-edge executive education that business leaders will need in the years ahead to address dramatic changing work-force dynamics in the global economy, said Dennis Lanham, executive director of SCU’s Silicon Valley Executive Center.

The first keynote speaker will be New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, who will give a speech that will set the stage for the first of two workshops. The topic—how to create healthy teams and organizations—will focus on making team-member development a top priority within executive-education organizations at universities.

In addition, Nancy Hauge, chief human resources officer of Automation Anywhere—a San Jose-based company that caters to enterprises looking to deploy a digital workforce of software bots that complete business processes end-to-end—will cover the challenges and opportunities from automation occurring across numerous industries.

Leadership author and Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at SCU, Jim Kouzes, will give a third keynote on his Learning Leadership model based on his best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, co-authored by SCU faculty member Barry Posner.

Information on the event can be found here.

About the Silicon Valley Executive Center at Santa Clara University
The Silicon Valley Executive Center at Santa Clara University provides real-time practical learning from world-renowned Silicon Valley faculty and practitioners to help professionals gain the valuable skills, tools, and insights they need to get to the next level in their careers. The Center offers robust certificate programs—in stock plan administration; accounting; women’s corporate board readiness; socially responsible investing practices; and organizational health—for individuals seeking career advancement. It also partners with companies and universities around the world to customize learning programs that align company teams with the latest knowledge of how business gets done in Silicon Valley. Learn more at

About Santa Clara University
Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. Ranked among the top 15 percent of national universities by U.S. News & World Report, SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. For more information see

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