Leading Teams for Strategic Results

Leading Teams for Strategic Results

Spring 2016  |  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.

Program Highlights

Leading Teams for Strategic Results

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 & country cultures

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Leading Global Projects Participant Testimonial

Leading Global Projects Participant Testimonial

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Leading Global Projects Participant Testimonial

Leading Global Projects Participant Testimonial

Practical Application of the Curriculum 1:03

Bill Youngdahl and Denis Leclerc

Bill Youngdahl and Denis Leclerc

Thunderbird Professor Bill Youngdahl and Denis Leclerc talks about an open enrollment program called “Leading Teams for Strategic Results” 1:32

A Course with Real, Applicable Solutions

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

» Risk management

» Best practices in project leadership

» Project acceleration

» Stakeholder analysis and management

» Project portfolio 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.

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

    » SICPA
    » 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.

    Bill Youngdahl, Ph.D.
    Bill Youngdahl, Ph.D.
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    Denis LeClerc, Ph.D.
    Denis Leclerc, Ph.D.
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    Pricing Details

    USD $7,500 – 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.

    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.

    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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