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Najafi 100 Million Learners Global Initiative

Dean Khagram and Fancis and Dionne Najafi announce the 100 Million Learners initiative

Join the Francis and Dionne Najafi 100 Million Learners Global Initiative

The Global Initiative aims to offer accredited online global, world-class education in 40 different languages to learners across the globe, at absolutely no cost to the learner.

Graduates of Thunderbird's Dreamcatcher program celebrate


Thunderbird’s entrepreneurship programs are designed to tear down the barriers to entrepreneurial success among underserved populations around the world. More than 120,000 entrepreneurs across 60+ countries have gone through these programs and are now generating outcomes that create sustainable prosperity worldwide – creating jobs, sharing knowledge and improving living conditions in their communities.

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Technological change is creating rapidly evolving workplaces in which individuals continually need to evolve their skills. ASU's Learning Enterprise designs programs to prepare learners with the professional and technical skills they need to succeed in a broad range of industries for the jobs of today and the future. They collaborate closely with industry leaders to understand workforce needs and create experiences that position learners and their employers to realize their full potential.

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In order to meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a way that is sustainable and inclusive, we need new leaders. Developing these new leaders will require a shift in education starting in pre-Kindergarden. ASU's Learning Enterprise is redesigning the Pre-K-20 educational experience — leveraging tech-enabled content, coaching, student support, and other services to meet learner needs.

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Cross-Cultural Communication

In order to succeed in global business, cross-cultural communication is an invaluable skill. It is required for successful business negotiations, building relationships with global business partners, and collaboration within and outside your team. Doing so requires a global mindset.

Group of DreamCatcher program participants with their degrees in hand.

Why Thunderbird for Lifelong Learning?

Through our partnership with Arizona State University we offer unique lifelong learning opportunities and resources you will find only here. Thunderbird’s deep expertise in educating global leaders combined with ASU’s breadth of subject matter expertise is a synergy that enables us to teach the skills and mindset professionals need to succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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