Sponsored Open Enrollment

  • Two days of business school

    An authentic
    Executive Development experience
    for those preparing to thrive
    in a senior leadership role.

    Gain access to top professors
    at the University of New Hampshire,
    a highly respected research institution.


Sponsored Open Enrollment Programs allow you to design a program for a small group and share it with the business community.  Programs are intended for men and women who are interested in enhancing their leadership skills so they can be more effective contributors at work. 

Programs are not-for-credit, rapid-value-add courses that are short in duration and high in intensity.  They are taught at the executive, managerial, or broad appeal level.

To sponsor an open enrollment program:

1. Contact us.  Exec.Ed@UNH.edu

2. Select a topic. 

3. Define the level of development:  Executive, manager, broad appeal

4. Choose a half day, full day, or two day program.

5. Commit to enrolling five participants.

6. Pick a date and location.

7. Participate in marketing the program.  Ten participants are required to cross the go / no-go line.

8. Benefit from pricing incentives beginning at 12 participants enrolled.

9. If the program reaches capacity (24 participants) your five attend free (see pricing incentives tab, below).

The University of New Hampshire's Paul College business faculty conduct our classes and often teach alongside business experts, other college faculty and professional business development experts.  Executive education helps people make better decisions, improve career prospects and meet leaders outside their industry. 

Choose Paul College for the education you need, right when you need it.

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If you do not see the program you need, call us.

Leadership matters.


NH Bankers Association Partners with UNH Executive Development Programs

N.H. Bankers Association Partners with UNH Executive Development Program

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Bankers Association (NHBA) has joined UNH’s Executive Development Partner Program to offer special pricing on executive education to its members.

Two- and three-day executive development programs offered through the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics available to NHBA members are intended for high-potential employees who are transitioning from management roles into senior leadership roles, or from senior leadership roles into an executive role. NHBA members will receive a 10 percent discount on the programs.

“Strong leaders are essential to a strong banking community in New Hampshire,” said Christina Thornton, president of NHBA. “Our industry is thriving despite rapid change in banking today. Our member banks operate in a low interest-rate environment, amid constant regulatory changes, swift technological advancements and a dense field of competition, not just from other New Hampshire banks but from the entire global financial services industry. Innovation, adaptability and constant learning are reasons our bankers succeed.”

Programs offered in executive development include “Be a Catalyst for Innovation,” “Corporate Sustainability Leadership Program,” “Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager,” “Women’s Leadership Development Program,” and “Managing Yourself and Leading Others.” For more information, visit ExecEd.UNH.edu.

“We continue to look for ways to strengthen our association with the banking community,” said Daniel McCarthy, director of executive development programs. “Some of our undergraduate and graduate students go on to become bankers. Greater awareness of our short, concentrated, executive development programs, plus the special pricing, may make it easier for more bankers to invest in their leadership skills development at the university level.”

Bank Presidents Consider Succession Planning Options with Executive Development Programs Faculty

Bank Presidents Consider Succession Planning Options with Executive Development Programs Faculty

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 1:15pm

Durham, N.H. - A group of New Hampshire community bank presidents and executive vice presidents met in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics’ Executive Development Programs suite to discuss succession planning in the banking industry in a closed-door session last Thursday.

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Before the closed-door session began, Peter Lane, Asst Dean of the business school, delivered a thirty-minute program outlining a case for thoughtful succession planning.  “Leadership development of the next generation of bankers is critical to long-term survival and success of banks,” he said.


Lane provided tools to allow the bankers to identify individuals at all levels of the organization with leadership interest and potential.   He also taught strategies for fitting succession planning and talent development into an already crowded and demanding schedule.


Executive Development Programs at Paul College provides custom and open enrollment programs on executive education topics such as negotiation, finance, leadership and innovation.  These programs are non-credit programs and span two to three days.


Joseph Reilly president and chief executive officer of Centrix Bank and Daniel Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Optima Bank, both University of New Hampshire alumni, helped Executive Development Programs staff plan and promote the event.


A UNH listening session followed the academic presentation and closed-door session.  Daniel Innis, Dean of Paul College, Lane, and Daniel McCarthy, director of Executive Development Programs, along with Bill Cote, Director of Development for Paul College asked the bankers how the business school could help local bankers with succession planning.


“Our strategic plan includes a promise to the business community that Paul College will support business concerns,” said Innis.  “This forum was an opportunity to hear specific feedback about courses we could offer, or package, or promote that would support the future of community banking in New Hampshire and surrounding states.”


The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics offers a full complement of high-quality programs in business, economics, accounting, finance, information systems management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and hospitality management at UNH. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive development levels. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business schools worldwide. For more information, visit paulcollege.unh.edu.


The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,300 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.

Dr. Peter Lane, Succession Planning          executive development program participants

Peter Lane, Assistant Dean of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at UNH presents Succession Planning to a group of New Hampshire bank presidents at a recent event


Barry McCabe, President of Mascoma Savings Bank, Jeffrey Savage, President of Franklin Savings Bank, and Mark Pitkin, President of Sugar River Bank at a recent Executive Development Program forum for area bank executives presented at the Peter T. Paul College of Business  and Economics at UNH.


Pricing Incentives

In this pricing incentive illustration, we assume that you enrolled five participants in a two-day executive development program.

Your cost to enroll:  $1,000 / person, $5,000

Your cost when 10-11 are enrolled:  $5,000

Your cost when 12-13 are enrolled: $4,500

Your cost when 14-15 are enrolled:  $4,000

Your cost when 16-17 are enrolled: $3,500

Your cost when 18 are enrolled: $3,000

Your cost when 19 are enrolled: $2,500

Your cost when 20 are enrolled: $2,000

Your cost when 21 are enrolled: $1,500

Your cost when 22 are enrolled: $1,000

Your cost when 23 are enrolled: $500

Your cost when 24 are enrolled:  $0