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Programs to Boost Your Career and Propel Your Organization to Global Success

Learning doesn’t stop when you graduate from school. In fact, the best leaders are life-long "master learners"--individuals who crave new information and actively refine their skills long after completing their degrees. And while experience is a great teacher, taking the time for more traditional executive leadership development can pay off handsomely.

Thunderbird School of Global Management has what you need – for you, and for your organization.

From our in-person One-Day Workshop series and multi-day programs to online executive certificate courses, Thunderbird programs are designed with the busy global business professional in mind. With offices around the globe and more than 70 years of experience under our belt, Thunderbird graduates are succeeding in businesses and organizations in all parts of the economy and in marketplaces throughout the global arena.

Learn from your peers, our faculty and from leveraging your own professional experience this fall in the following Thunderbird executive leadership development courses:

Strategic Global Influence & Negotiation
October 2-5, 2017 • Glendale, Arizona

Discover techniques to successfully and comfortably influence and negotiate with diverse customers, suppliers, business partners, stakeholders and employees to produce transformational and high-impact results.


Global Mindset for Strategic Leadership
October 22-24, 2017 • Dubai, UAE

Enhance your strategic global leadership perspectives and capabilities for increased influence across cultures and greater overall success with global responsibilities.


Transform Tension into Collaboration
October 25, 2017. Tempe, Arizona

In today’s fast-paced world, addressing complex business challenges requires that diverse experts work well together. Unfortunately, collaborative efforts introduce dynamics that often present their own entirely new set of obstacles.


Advanced Management Program for Oil & Gas Industry Executives
December 4-15, 2017 • Glendale, Arizona

Analyze key issues facing today’s global oil and gas firms and discover solutions that can be applied to the very issues facing your own organization as you engage with global and national oil companies, oilfield services companies and state-owned enterprises.


Aligning Culture & Strategy
January 10, 2018. Tempe, Arizona

“Aligning Culture & Strategy” is a one-day professional workshop designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of the organizational mystery that is your people. As a leader, one of your tasks is to manage your employees’ fears, hopes, excitements and dreams in order to create a culture that helps the strategy succeed.


Online Executive Certificate Programs
Courses Begin the First Monday of Every Month

Challenge yourself to think and manage more effectively in today's constantly evolving and turbulent world with an Online Executive Certificate. Like all Thunderbird offerings, these certificates feature unparalleled curriculum, distinguished faculty and diverse cultural and professional networking opportunities.

I've had a lot of leadership training before, but this one was very visionary for me. When I go back [to my job], I will be leading the people rather than the business.
Oguzhan Kuscuoglu
Borusan Mannesmann
The faculty are excellent! They are very in touch with their case studies and stories and it gives you a lot of insight on how to do business on a global level.
Audrey Leonard
Woodside Energy