Thunderbird Webinars

Change Management: Leading Others Through Times of Change

September 19, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. (MST/Arizona time)

Change is inevitable. As technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution continue to speed up the rate of change, global leaders must be able to respond quickly. In this webinar Dr. Laura Polk will discuss ways in which you can best lead others during times of change in any organization. By creating a culture that supports people and communication, managing through times of change can become an organizational strength. Sign up today!

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Professional Development: Growing New Leadership Skill Sets

October 17, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. (MST/Arizona time)

Global leadership and management professionals must continually improve their own skills to better serve others. Here’s the dilemma, we must continue to grow as leaders in a time starved world. But how? In this webinar Dr. Laura Polk discusses the power of professional & personal development and how it can transform your leadership. Sign up today!

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Mentorship 101: Building Your Bench

November 21, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. (MST/Arizona time)

In the process of serving a global community, true leaders find a way to give back. One of the most impactful ways to give back as a leader is through mentorship. Within organizations, we support professional growth to build future leadership talent also known as “building your bench.” In this webinar, Dr. Laura Polk discusses simple steps to mentor others while simultaneously building your organization’s bench. Sign up today!

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Extraordinary Teams: 3 Key Steps to Developing Extraordinary Teams

December 19, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. (MST/Arizona time)

Leaders seldom work alone. Teamwork is essential to the success of any leader and organization. The best way to support organizational success is to build teams to achieve large goals, collectively. In this webinar, Dr. Laura Polk discusses 3 key steps to developing extraordinary teams to achieve amazing results. Sign up today!

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About the Presenter: Dr. Laura Polk, Director of Online Education

Dr. Laura Polk is the Director of Online Education for the Thunderbird School of Global Management  at Arizona State University (ASU).  She currently manages online degree and executive education programs serving students all around the globe.  She also teaches Organizational Leadership, Organizational Diversity and Managing People at ASU.  Professor Polk has 10+ years of experience working in leadership and specializes in organizational leadership, succession planning, small businesses management, manufacturing, aerospace & defense.  In the research for her dissertation, she oversaw the engineering and building of many metal parts at a manufacturing plant which now reside in NASA’s Exploration Rover on Mars (MERS), defense weapons mechanisms for the US government, and medical equipment. She can be reached at