Leading Change in Higher Education: Strategies for the 21st Century in the Americas

Boston, Massachusetts. June 2015.


Unnivers will host a four-day program held in June 2015 to bring together senior managers in higher-education institutions from the Americas. They will meet advanced institutions and their leaders, analyze changes in the industry, work on problem solving pressing strategic challenges they are currently facing, and network at high level.

The workshop will take place within a highly collaborative and stimulating environment focused on interactive sessions and experiential learning. Through exchanged know-how from key experts leading the transformation in the industry, analysis of innovative practices, cross-border connections, and exposure to Boston’s natural educational hub, attendees will gain a hands-on experience like no other that will inspire new strategic ideas to develop. Our intimate and private setting will facilitate an ideal context for discussion. Differing perspectives and experiences of senior leaders will contribute to workshop attendees receiving and sharing unparalleled feedback and unique insights.


The program is addressed to top senior-level executives from Higher-Education Institutions. To maximize benefit, Unnivers is offering this workshop exclusively to pre-selected institutions in order to create ample opportunity for attendees to seed future partnerships and alliances. The goals of the program are: 

  • – Analyze best practices from top universities.
  • – Share leadership experiences in transformation and excellence in Higher-Education.
  • – Analyze disruptive initiatives and understand emerging trends.
  • – High level networking and foster cross-collaboration.
  • – Reflect on the applications to the participant’s leadership context.


Director of the program: Guillermo Cisneros.  Founder Unnivers Institute


Our experts participate in the different sessions and in the design of the program in the following topics in Higher Education:

Leadership meetings

During the program participants will meet and have round tables with senior leaders of the following institutions:

  • – Harvard University
  • – Babson College
  • – Berklee College of Music
  • – Tufts
  • – Olin College of Engineering
  • – Cambridge Innovation Center
  • – Mass Challenge
  • – EdX-  the Harvard and MIT MOOC Initiative
  • – 100K Strong Program for the Americas-NAFSA and Partners for the Americas


During the program, we will visit some of the most relevant initiatives in the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem of the Greater Boston area.

  • – MIT Media Lab
  • – Cambridge Innovation Center
  • – Harvard I-Lab
  • – Venture Cafe
  • – Mass Challenge Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • – Berklee College of Music


Each day attendees will visit various locations and venues to enhance their interactive experience and align with the highly synergistic format of this program.

Besides these visits, some of the leadership meetings will be hosted in diverse leading Higher-Education Institutions in Boston.

This workshop is currently being scheduled for June 2015.


  • The tuition for the program is USD 2,750 per person.
  • 10% discount will be applied for early bird registrations before February 28th 2015.
  • Accommodation is not included but we will suggest some hotels with which Unnivers has agreements for the program.

For more information and registration click here


One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded in 1630 and has since then been a renowned epicenter for education and culture. The city’s rich history and attractive landmarks make Boston a peak tourist destination worldwide. As one of the top 25 tourist destinations in America, Boston welcomes over 20 million international visitors. As a natural knowledge hub, Boston is home to more than 100 colleges and universities hosting nearly 250K students. The city’s dense concentration of high-tech companies, academia, and venture capital creates a unique culture that drives Boston’s global innovation economy. Greater Boston has the 12th largest economy in the world and is continuing to develop its infrastructure to maintain a leading global positioning. Boston’s Innovation District, the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Kendall Square, MIT’s Media Lab join a growing number of incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces to promote, develop, and support budding entrepreneurs from the area. A world leader in diverse industries including higher education, life-sciences/healthcare, energy, technology and financial services, Boston has produced over 600 startups raising nearly $4.8B and creating 14,500 jobs in just under a decade. Boston’s VC investment totals $3B or $454/person, which is considerably higher per capita than its US counterparts in both California ($368/person) and NYC ($92/person). 186232464