Creating unique learning experiences for university communities

learn. connect. thrive. transform.

About Us

We create transformational experiences

Our work centers on creating unique learning experiences for students, faculty, and administrators. 

We empower leadership and learning on all levels

Our focus is on creating inclusive, welcoming, and diverse dialogue within and between communities.

We build creative solutions

Our goal is to impact our world for good, using the strengths and perspectives of each member of our teams, partners, and clients.

Our services


We provide comprehensive development of custom programming for your institution. Our focus is on creating a campus climate that is inclusive, diverse, and committed to growth.


Interactive and creative training workshops are facilitated by our lead trainer, and provide your team the time and expertise to explore complex issues and build the skills integral to moving your campus community forward.


The foundation of our work is grounded in collaborative partnerships with our clients. We work alongside you to best meet your needs and goals.


Carrie Zimmerman, founder and facilitator


Carrie Zimmerman has over 18 years experience consulting and administration work in higher education and the non-profit sector. For 10 years she worked as the Director of the First Year Experience, Assistant Dean of Student Development, and Director of Transitions.  Carrie founded Uncommon Programs and Consultling 8 years ago to address growing needs within universities to build communities of inclusivity and diversity, rebuild structures and systems that don't support equitable and just environments, and support each member of the community. She has extensive experience leading strategic planning retreats, facilitating training sessions, and guiding difficult conversations. Her goal is to help empower administrators, governing boards, staff, faculty and students to thrive in their careers, embrace their own unique gifts, and be courageous in the face of injustice, bias, and hate. In addition to her work in Higher Education, she has run a resource center for the homeless, and summer camps for teenagers. She has led hundreds of retreats and workshops, guided college trips to four continents and has spoken to thousands of students, faculty, and administrators in her career.

Carrie is a proud graduate of Vanderbilt University and Texas Christian University

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As a kid, Carrie had a pet skunk named Pepe le Pew and a cat named Interstate 40. She loves college football and March Madness. She thinks the book is always better than the movie, and she knows the middle name of every U.S. President. Carrie believes voting is a fundamental responsibility, cereal shouldn’t turn the milk funny colors, and real butter is always better than the fake stuff.

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Twitter: carriezimm

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Uncommon Programs and Consulting

Metro DC Area

(817) 781-5792