Leading Teams for Strategic Results

Leading Teams for Strategic Results

September 14 – 16, 2015

Thunderbird Campus

Executives attending this three-day corporate education program learn practical skills for managing people and projects across cultures and time zones in a business environment characterized by less time, smaller budgets and fewer resources.

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This executive training seminar provides valuable insight into strategic project management, project leadership and cross-cultural leadership. You will learn to:

  • Link projects to strategy through value identification
  • Deal with difficult project stakeholders
  • Influence without formal authority
  • Communicate the value message of your project
  • Lead projects involving diverse functional and country cultures



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Concentrated Education and Interaction with other Students

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Practical Application of the Curriculum

Bill Youngdahl and Denis Leclerc
Thunderbird Professor Bill Youngdahl and Denis Leclerc talks about an open enrollment program called “Leading Teams for Strategic Results”

A Course with Real, Applicable Solutions

This intensive management training seminar includes discussions, case studies and exercises in the following areas:

  • Risk management
  • Project acceleration
  • Project portfolio management
  • Best practices in project leadership
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Cross-cultural communications and influence

High-potential Participants

Join corporate project leaders, as well as functional managers, and lead contributors responsible for global projects and initiatives from around the globe – peer participants in supervisory-level leadership positions ready to share their varied corporate experiences in a collaborative environment free from competition.


What Participants Are Saying

“This executive training course is delivered in a relaxed, though challenging, atmosphere conducive to learning. This excellent course gives the opportunity to network with colleagues from different backgrounds and business orientations. Sharing experiences with them is already a course in itself.”

Eli Lilly Export, S.A.
Scientific Content & Communication Manager

“The project leadership skills shared during the seminar are not only useful and quickly applicable, but also delivered in a way that allows participants to absorb and easily refer back to the tools and techniques they’ve learned. A great investment for any project-driven organization, with immediate payback.”

Sammy Rashed
Head of Sourcing – Global Sites, Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland

“Grouping-up for three days with 20 highly talented leaders in Geneva was extremely inspiring. This was a great class to nurture a contagious passion for high-impact projects.”

Jan Konstanty, Senior Manager
Corporate Exploration Portfolio
Wintershall Holding AG

Is Your Company Listed?

Ready to join the important list of companies who have participated in Thunderbird’s Leading Teams for Strategic Results program? Below is a sampling:

  • African Development Bank
  • American Express
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Cox Communications
  • Dupont de Nemours
  • Eli Lilly
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria & Tuberculosis
  • Henkel
  • McDonald’s
  • Novartis
  • Sandoz
  • Santander Grupo
  • Saudi Telecom
  • Society for Petroleum Engineers
  • TNK-BP
  • Vantana Medical Systems
  • World Health Organization
  • Wintershall
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • World Economic Forum


Thunderbird’s diverse faculty members bring you renowned global business instruction as well as intimate cultural insight you simply won’t find elsewhere. Their consulting experience with companies around the world, coupled with their own diverse heritages, means that your global business instruction is merged with cross-cultural insight. The end result: you’ll interact with the world’s most accomplished global thought leaders and leave Thunderbird prepared to lead and drive your own global business success anywhere in the world.

The Leading Teams for Strategic Results program is led by Professors Bill Youngdahl and Denis Leclerc.

Pricing Details

USD $3,800 — Arizona program

Program fee includes tuition, instructional and assessment materials, and meals for the program. Price does not include accommodations, which can be secured online at the Thunderbird Executive Inn, a full-service facility conveniently located on campus and offering a host of amenities and business services for executives.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

2.0 CEUs

CEUs provide a permanent record of the professional development training and non-credit enhancement activities of working executives who wish to stay current in global business. One CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours of time spent at a qualified instruction site. Participants who complete this program earn 2.0 CEUs.

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

22.50 PDUs

The 3-day Leading Teams for Strategic Results Program is certified through the Project Management Institute Inc. (PMI®). The professional development unit (PDU) is a recognized method of qualifying participation in an organized project management experience. Each individual who completes this program receives 22.50 PDUs through PMI®.

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Thunderbird Executive Education
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