Emerge Together Challenge

Create a sustainable future for you and your center by learning collaboratively with a network of innovative industry professionals and thought leaders

Emerge Together Challenge

Do you feel uncertain about the direction of where the business education industry is going and where we will end up? The only certainty is that big changes are happening now.

Do you feel like you are working more than before the crisis? So many online meetings, webinars, and hangouts along with never-ending requests for events?

Do you feel like you are on your own island trying to build a boat to get to “civilization”? A whole bunch of people are telling you what to do via a small screen of your computer, but not too many are on board and committed with you on the journey.


You are not alone. Since March 15th we’ve had countless conversations with members of the ProEd/CMED  community and they share many of those feelings: uncertainty, overload, and exhaustion. However, they are grateful for the connections they’ve made at the conference and are making now during online collaborative meetings because they have a community of like-minded people to rely on. This community has been built over 40 years of sharing at the Conference on Management and Executive Development, topical workshops, and ProEd Membership meetings.
Once more, we will overcome the crisis and emerge together on the other side of it stronger, more innovative, and more connected together with our customers.


To play on strengths of our unique Collaborative Learning Community, we invite you to join the Emerge Together 3-Month Challenge starting on June 2nd, 2020. This program is designed to bring together the best minds in the industry and beyond to share, learn and co-create in an open and fun environment. We do not show you the direction to go, instead we assemble the best people from the industry and invite you to join them to emerge together on the other side of this crisis.


An average time commitment is around 1.5 hours per week. For 3 months you will participate in live sessions (or watch recordings) on a broad range of relevant topics, discuss emerging trends affecting our industry now, and innovate with other practitioners from the industry to create sustainable solutions. Live sessions are scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Recordings are available shortly after each session. Every week there will be a topic up for a discussion beyond live sessions. Also, participants in the Special Interest Groups will address issues facing their particular function or area. You can participate as little or as much every week as your priorities change. 

You cannot afford NOT to participate…

  • Access industry leaders who create innovative solutions
  • Learn new knowledge and current skills from peers
  • Avoid mistakes that can cost you time and effort
  • Get better clarity on the direction the industry is going
  • Accelerate your progress toward new goals in the “new reality”
  • Meet new people and network with industry leaders
  • Stay connected to the industry
  • Bring innovation to the team
  • Model behavior for your clients
  • Enjoy predictable activity in an uncertain environment
  • Get exposure to creative thinking outside of your organization
  • Validate your ideas and strategic choices
  • Achieve better clarity on the direction the industry is going
  • Explore Collaborative Learning Environment to offer similar experiences for your clients
  • Compress your learning from decades to days
  • Model behavior for your clients
  • Enjoy shared experiences
  • Discover new partnership opportunities
  • Share content with other people in your organization

Agenda at a Glance

*Session topics, their order and other program parameters are subject to change


Circle of Success Mini Course

Going Digital Mini Course

35 past webinar recordings

Act before June 15th to join a community of like-minded professionals!

Join  this unique community to participate in industry transformation and bring viable innovative solutions to your organization faster. 

apply by June 15th
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Current Member Universities of the Challenge

Athabasca University, Bay Bath University, Belmont University, Boise State University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Davenport University, University of Dayton, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Utah State University, Indiana University, Kennesaw State University, Lehigh University, Madison College, McGill University, Merrimack College, Mohammad bin Salman College, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, Rollins College, Ryerson University, Santa Clara University, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Temple University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, The Ohio State University, TheCamp, University of California, Irvine, University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of Southern Australia, University of Arkansas, University of California, Davis, University of Denver, University of Nebraska, Omaha, University of Notre Dame, University of Richmond, University of Texas at El Paso, University of the Pacific, University of Victoria, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Vanderbilt University, Xavier University, York University

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Fee: $300 per person for a team of 3+ from ProEd Member organizations ($350 per single registration), $400 per person for a team of 3+ from non-member organizations ($450 per individual registration)

APPLY – Join the Collaborative and Innovative Community to Tackle Issues our Industry is Facing 

Christine Kush

We are proud to support and participate in the Challenge as we found the ProEd community to be a valuable resource for us.

Christine Kush, Executive Director of Executive Education, Case Western Reserve University
Ron Thomas

“I’ve been attending CMED conference for probably fifteen years. I gain quite a bit from having a variety of centers here ranging from Continuing Education to Executive Education and coming from a variety of universities in Canada, US, Australia and other parts of the world. Also, the big benefit for me is to be able to share best practices with one another. It has been an excellent experience!”

Ron Thomas, Executive Director of Executive Education at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University