Upcoming Events


How to Work Effectively and Collaboratively in a Family Business

Working in and for a family business requires a unique understanding of family dynamics and values.

The UConn School of Business is currently offering its Spring 2018 Family Business Executive Education Program. If you are ready to step into a leadership role in your family business, this program is for you. If you want to find out how to easily sharpen your business management skills, this program is for you. If you want to understand how to best work with a family business, this program is for you.

There is still an opportunity to attend six out of eight in-depth sessions. Participants completing at least six modules from the series of eight will receive a certificate of completion from the UConn School of Business Family Business Program.

Executive Education Program Schedule

May 12

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Leadership: Senior Management, Strategic Planning
Lucy Gilson, Professor and Management Department Head, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Operations: Product/Service Delivery, Technology, Customer Satisfaction
Jose Cruz, Associate Professor and Academic Director, MSBAPM Program, UConn School of Business
Robin Ann Bienemann, Entrepreneur in Residence, UConn School of Business

May 19

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Finances: Accounting, Taxes, Valuation, Capital
Paul Gilson, Assistant Professor in Residence, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Innovation: Entrepreneurship, Creativity
Lucy Gilson, Professor and Management Department Head, UConn School of Business

June 2

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Talent Management: HR, Recruiting, Retention, Compensation, Generations
Kevin Thompson, Assistant Professor in Residence, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Revenue Generation: Branding, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Generations
Kim Pita, Branding/Marketing Consultant, Pita Peaces

Cost: $200 per session

For more information, visit https://family.business.uconn.edu/events.

Questions? Call Robin Ann Bienemann at (860) 392-9268.


2018 Commencement

UConn Today– When this year’s graduating class entered UConn in autumn 2014, a robot made the first-ever landing on a comet orbiting the sun, Ebola was rapidly becoming a global health crisis, and the nation was reeling from a spate of police brutality. Four years later, we have a new president, fundamental shifts in our country’s relationships with its overseas allies, and a new national conversation around racial justice, immigration, and gun violence.


2018 Commencement Speakers

UConn Today– Whether representing the legal cases of families of children with special needs, leading efforts to teach young and pre-teen girls of color in-demand skills in technology and computer programming, or steering the course of Fidelity Personal Investing, the honored guests of UConn’s commencement ceremonies are leaders in their fields.


UConn to Hold First-Ever Giving Day from April 4-5

UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.
UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.

UConn Gives. 36 Hours, All Paws In.

For the first time in history, UConn Nation is putting all paws in to support the University during a 36-hour online giving event.

UConn Gives will begin on April 4 and continue through April 5, encouraging supporters to make a gift of any amount to their UConn passion project: from student scholarships, to groundbreaking research, and beloved schools, colleges, and academic programs. Continue Reading



Auriemma Leadership Conference Adds Speakers to Impressive Lineup

Additional speakers have been added to the lineup for the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference.
Additional speakers have been added to the lineup for the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference.

The Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference has announced its full lineup of speakers for the April 17-18 event. Continue Reading



Leadership: A Gift That Should Be Used Wisely

2018 Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker Robin Roberts,  Co-Anchor "Good Morning America"
2018 Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor “Good Morning America”

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts to Headline Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference in April

Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” will be the keynote speaker at the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference in April 2018.

“Agile Leadership: Staying Ahead of the Game” is the theme of the conference from April 17-18 at Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, Conn. The event is hosted by Auriemma, the UConn women’s basketball head coach, who has led his team to 11 NCAA Division One national championships. Continue Reading


Is Data Visualization the New Business Frontier?

data visualization

Great Data Presentations Give Businesses an Edge, Says Course Instructor Adam Ware

The UConn School of Business’ Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI), in partnership with Stronger International, is planning a series of webinars, a networking event and courses to help business professionals stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing field of information presentation and data visualization. Continue Reading


Data Tech Executives Share Business Stories at CEO Evolution

Westfair Communications – The CEO of an international cloud software company headquartered in Norwalk and a data analytics leader at IBM Corp. will share their experiences, strategies and best practices at the fourth annual CEO Evolution seminar on June 14 at the University of Connecticut School of Business in Stamford.