Thunderbird Webinars

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