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Thunderbird offers a suite of classroom- and online-based executive and professional development programs designed to challenge business leaders to think and manage more effectively in a constantly evolving and turbulent international world. The unparalleled curriculum, the distinguished faculty and the diverse cultural and professional networking opportunities combine to create an ideal learning experience.
Our programs are designed to work with your lifestyle and learning style while offering maximum impact:
Dec. 4-15, 2017 | Thunderbird Campus
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.
January 10, 2018 | Tempe Campus
Aligning organizational strategy and culture is a mix of puzzles and mysteries. Some parts are puzzles to be solved (how many widgets to produce), while others are mysteries to be managed (how to respond if a competitor drops their price). The unifying factor in all strategy is people, which can be the greatest mystery of all.
March 3 - 8, 2018 | Tempe Campus
Discover the hidden value that effective strategy can play in your organization and maximize your influence and leadership by developing the skills and confidence to establish strategic alignment in all phases of your company’s activities.
Take a strategic approach to selecting, establishing and reinforcing communication links to achieve optimal outreach before, during and after a crisis event. Decipher the C-suite and boardroom dynamics during crises and prepare an appropriate social media crisis response.
February 21, 2018 | Tempe Campus
The societal impacts of the advance of digital technologies and business best practices are exciting and offers up very interesting questions to ponder: If machines can do what you and your colleagues are doing now, what happens to you and your company? How does making an innovation in one product or service change what you offer elsewhere?
Make stale, dead-end products and services a thing of the past as you immerse yourself in hands-on classroom discussion and instruction on modern and effective methods for designing, developing, commercializing and selling innovative new solutions using today’s social tools and social approach.
Effective crisis management plans and preparations are customized to external stakeholders’ concerns and needs, and they keep all employees informed. Participants will learn to take a strategic approach to selecting, establishing and reinforcing communication links, customizing the timing of information flow and working with communication experts to achieve optimal outreach before, during and after crises.
Take your next product offering to the global arena with confidence and results. Market at the right time to the right customers by gaining a nuanced understanding of opportunities and challenges in emerging markets, change management and big data.
Become a proven leader in strategic innovation as you gain the language and the perspective to transform your colleagues into your teammates, cultivate synergy in cross-functional teams, and bring products and services to life in collaborative ways.
Discover how to identify crisis situations and raise awareness early as you explore global trends and your organization’s vulnerability from a terrorism perspective while developing protocols and practices to minimize potential occurrences and maintain stakeholder confidence.
January 29 - February 1, 2018 | Thunderbird Campus
Strategizing for Crisis Leadership is an A-to-Z crisis leadership boot camp. Learn and apply crisis management principles and set the foundation for organizational continuity. Explore how key stakeholders could affect or be affected by crises in their organizations.
September 5, 2017 | Tempe Campus
One thing companies commonly fail at – is failure. Instead of studying the lessons presented and using them to build toward success, companies tend to punish failure or sweep it under the rug and pretend it didn’t happen.
How can your organization turn failure into a growth opportunity? This one-day workshop can help you do just that.
October 25, 2017 | Tempe Campus
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.