September 8-10, 2014 | Boston, MA


 Learning and Leadership is important to your organization particularly with regards to developing, preparing, and retaining your employees. American Public University understands. With more than 100 accredited degree and certificate programs to choose from, the tools for successful professional development and retention are at your fingertips. APU's monthly course starts and flexible online format allow employees to easily balance personal and professional commitments while having access to quality education. At $750 and $975 per three credit undergraduate and graduate course, corporate tuition benefit dollars go further with each employee. Find out today why more than 100,000 students around the world choose APU. Visit us at or call (877) 777-9081. American Public University. Respected. Affordable. Online.

Our clients are global companies and top executives who have the desire and ability to make an impact on business and society. Through our unique lens on leadership, executive presence, and communication, we help leaders translate vision into exceptional results. Through executive coaching, organizational consulting, and learning programs, our clients maximize their ability to assert influence, inspire commitment, and ignite action. 

In 2014, we launched the Bates ExPI (Executive Presence Index), the first-ever research-based, validated assessment tool to measure a leader’s ability and capacity to make an impact. The Bates model defines executive presence in 15 facets, combining scientific rigor and deep analysis with a practical, sensible, business-oriented approach to defining the “x-factor” in leadership.

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world's Top 10 providers of executive education by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the Financial Times, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; New Delhi-NCR, India; and Shanghai, China.

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with clients to create world-class leadership development solutions for managers at all levels. Our team leverages the management insight, thought leadership, and expertise of Harvard Business School faculty and authors from Harvard Business Review to create tailored leadership development solutions. With more than 20 years of practical experience, our innovative, technology-enabled solutions drive meaningful and lasting business results. Our solutions include the award winning Leadership Direct, our virtual classroom program; Harvard ManageMentor, our on-line learning and performance support platform; Breakthrough Leadership, our blended leadership development solution for midlevel managers, New Leader, our blended cohort-based program for developing new managers; and LeadingEdge, the premier source for on-demand digital content. Corporate Learning is a market group within Harvard Business Publishing. Based in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, and India, Harvard Business Publishing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University and is an affiliate of Harvard Business School.

About Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH)
Lee Hecht Harrison ( is the global talent mobility leader. We connect people to jobs through innovative career transition services and help individuals improve performance through career and leadership development. LHH assists organizations in supporting restructuring efforts, developing leaders at all levels, engaging and retaining critical talent, and maintaining productivity through change—helping organizations increase profitability by maximizing their return on investment in developing people, while assisting individuals to achieve their full potential.


Linkage works with leaders and leadership teams worldwide to build organizations that produce superior results. For over 25 years, we have delivered on this promise by strategically aligning leadership, talent, and culture within organizations globally. We do this by providing strategic consulting on leadership development and talent management topics and through our learning institutes, skill-building workshops, tailored assessment services, and executive coaching.

Linkage is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts with operations in Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, St. Louis and outside the U.S. in Athens, Bangalore, Brussels, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Hamilton, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait City, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and  Sydney.

LRN helps more than 500 companies and 15 million employees across the globe navigate complex regulatory environments, foster resilient, 'do it right,' innovative cultures, and inspire principled performance in their operations. Our combination of education, practical tools, metrics, and strategic advice helps companies translate their values into concrete corporate practices and behaviors that create advantage and economic value. LRN solutions and services inspire employees to align their behaviors to company values on a day to day basis.

A leading developer of innovative scientific assessments and technology solutions, Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) helps to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities around the world.  MHS serves clients in many settings including talent, education, clinical and public safety. Founded in 1983, MHS has grown to become an international company with products sold in more than 75 countries and translated into over 50 languages. With offices in North America and partners around the world, MHS is dedicated to strong product growth, an optimal user experience, and creating digitally and globally driven products.

Questback is a global leader in enterprise feedback management solutions with more than 5,000 customers in over 50 countries worldwide. With Fortune 100 and 500 clients, Questback solutions enable enterprises to gather, analyze, and act on business-critical information, increasing shareholder value through improved organizational effectiveness and top-line growth.

A powerful, person-based technology, Questback’s employee engagement solution allows companies to capture comprehensive insight from employees throughout the employee journey, fostering productivity, leadership development, retention, and talent acquisition.

The power of Questback solutions stem from an inherent focus on people. As industries transform around people processes, melding historically separate disciplines together, Questback solutions are prepared to deliver a complete, strategic view of enterprise interactions with people and its impact on customer experience, competitive advantage, product development, market adoption, and shareholder value. People Matter. Get Their Insight.

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Right Management® is the global career and talent development expert within ManpowerGroup®. We help organizations become more agile, attractive and innovative by creating a culture of career management and learning that nurtures future talent, motivates and engages people, and provides individuals with opportunities to increase their value throughout their careers. We improve time to value through our expertise in organizational effectiveness, career management and individual development.

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management.


Skillsoft provides a comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology & Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience assists in accelerating learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.


Skillsoft is trusted by thousands of the world’s leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Learn more at



Avature is a highly configurable enterprise SaaS platform for Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, and the leading provider of CRM technology for recruiting globally. Founded by Dimitri Boylan, co-founder and former CEO of, Avature brings consumer-grade Internet technology and innovation to HCM software. 
Avature solutions include shared services sourcing, applicant tracking, campus & events recruiting, employee referral management, social on-boarding, branded employee engagement, employee mobility and workforce optimization, and performance management. 
Used by 110 of the Fortune 500 in more than 164 countries and 19 languages. Avature delivers its services from its private cloud, located in data centers in the US, Europe, and Asia and has offices in Buenos Aires, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Munich, New York, Shenzhen and Paris. Learn more at or follow @Avature.



Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is pioneering solutions to help organizations realize the potential of the modern workforce. As a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, Cornerstone is designed to enable a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees and organizations. From recruitment, onboarding, training and collaboration, to performance management, compensation, succession planning, people administration and analytics, Cornerstone is there at every phase of the employee lifecycle. The company’s solutions are used by nearly 3,000 clients worldwide, spanning more than 31 million users across 191 countries and 43 languages. Learn more at 

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) provides premium learning content mapped to core competencies and learning goals including executive summaries of business books from Business Book Summaries™ (BBS) and the latest thinking topics from business periodicals via EBSCO’s Learning Centers™. EBSCO’s learning resources enable instructors to quickly find quality resources that they may not have had access to or the time to check and allow employees to review the most important information from these sources without losing valuable time. EBSCO also provides reports for learning professionals supporting the needs of corporate learning executives and staff by providing evolving corporate learning methods and technologies.

About Harvard Business School Executive Education:

Harvard Business School Executive Education, a division of Harvard Business School, is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston, Massachusetts. In fiscal year 2017, HBS faculty developed and delivered more than 60 Executive Education programs for leading organizations worldwide. Over 10,000 business executives attended programs held on campus in Boston as well as classrooms in Mumbai and Shanghai. With global research centers in nine key regions, HBS faculty continue to develop groundbreaking research, forge powerful alliances with global organizations, and fulfill the mission of educating leaders who make a difference by shaping the practices of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship around the world. Learn more at

Insight Experience provides world-class, simulation-based leadership programs that challenge leaders in the context of business. Insight Experience simulations provide the rich context necessary to connect business acumen and interpersonal skills to business results. Our solutions address a variety of business challenges, including:

Kaplan International Tools for English (KITE) is a groundbreaking English language assessment system created by Kaplan International’s language learning experts.

KITE’s innovative technology addresses the complex placement, recruiting and training needs of educational institutions, multi-national corporations, and governments worldwide by delivering cloud-based English proficiency evaluations with best-in-class accuracy, efficiency, and accessibility. This mobile-enabled solution is adaptive, ensuring greater reliability and security while offering ease of deployment and instant scalability.  

Paradigm Learning is a corporate training and communications company specializing in the design of business games, simulations and Discovery Maps® for top organizations around the world. Our award-winning programs span the critical areas affecting bottom-line performance, including talent leadership, employee alignment, business acumen, project management, team effectiveness and leadership accountability.

Paradigm Learning’s proven discovery learning approach engages participants in the learning process, leading to accelerated learning, high knowledge retention, and motivated learners who can successfully apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to their jobs. The company offers fully custom and ready-made programs in multiple formats, including physical classroom, virtual classroom and online self-paced.


PlayerLync is the only automatic content delivery and control platform for tablets that let's your organization instantly push and pull high quality videos and documents right into the hands of your team – no matter where they are or how much bandwidth they have.


PlayerLync’s native offline access allows your employees to instantly and easily watch, read and collaborate on new training content, corporate communication and policies and procedures from anywhere. With this accelerated learning, your organization can drive rapid on-boarding, talent development and retention.


Additionally, PlayerLync’s tablet-based user app empowers your team to capture video and photos for sharing best practices across the organization.

Vistage is the world’s leading peer advisory company.  We’ve been helping business leaders harness the value of professionally facilitated peer advisory groups since 1957.  Our leadership community includes 15,000 members, over 1,000 world-class speakers, and more than 700 Vistage Chairs (professional facilitators) across 15 countries - all of whom contribute to enhancing the lives and increasing the effectiveness of CEOs and business leaders around the world. 

WOMEN Unlimited has a 23-year track record of partnering with Fortune 1000 companies. Our 3-pronged approach of mentoring, education and networking allows corporations to prudently allocate their OD resources for the development of C-suite ready female talent.  With an average 700 attendees a year and over 11,000 alumnae, we continually creating a vibrant pipeline of diverse talent equipped to handle current and future business challenges. Our commitment to encouraging appropriate risk taking and fostering needed shifts in behavior by both our participants and their organizations has positioned us as a premiere organization in the growth and development of female corporate leaders.


Accelerated Leadership Group is focused on helping organizations with custom leadership/talent management strategies from concept to implementation to follow-through.  We have extensive experience working with Fortune 500 industry leaders such as Novartis, Discover, Pfizer, UCB, Genentech, Coca-Cola, Rubbermaid and AT&T.  With this experience, we are able to benchmark best practices across many industries as well as bring the latest leadership research to our clients. Our customized leadership development approach integrates your organization’s culture, current status, and goals.  We use these factors to create business leadership skills and tools that your leaders will begin using at once.  Our programs are designed to help you retain your top talent and prepare high-potential employees to lead your organization successfully.


Ally Solutions Group is recognized for transforming business by building the capability to lead change.


We equip leaders at all levels with the insight, planning, and tools needed to respond and adapt to internal and external change drivers. Our partnership approach delivers exceptional improvement results—from strategy through execution.


Ally’s elite team of nationally recognized consultants design customized and innovative change management solutions to overcome organizational obstacles, identify unrecognized improvement opportunities and solve complex business problems.


Our commitment to our clients is to build their internal change competency—making their projects, their teams, and their organizations more effective.


Babson Executive Education is one of the world’s top executive education providers and a division of Babson College, the #1 institution in the world for entrepreneurship education.  We are a dynamic learning laboratory, where clients, faculty, staff, and partners work together to address real-world business challenges and create and capitalize on opportunities for clients.


Recent Babson research of 140 CEOs across diverse industries shows that, among high-performing companies, those with the highest revenue growth were significantly more likely to lead in a way that supports entrepreneurial behaviors in the workforce. With roots in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, we develop the leaders that companies need most: those who can create opportunities, envision and navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to grow organizations and create economic and social value.  Our solutions include customized and open enrollment programs, blended learning, consulting, and published thought leadership.


Big Think, the leading knowledge company on the internet and the curator of YouTube's largest learning channel, has created Edge, a video-based learning and development platform featuring the world’s most recognized experts from business leaders, to Nobel laureates, to entrepreneurs and actors, sharing relevant and actionable knowledge.


Edge is aimed at employees throughout all levels of an organization. It teaches essential habits and skills that people can directly apply to a wide range of personal and professional needs – from how to match global assets to opportunities in the hottest markets around the world, to tips on negotiating and resolving conflict, to time management techniques, to becoming calmer and better focused through meditation.


Edge is the learning tool of the future that's here today.


Bluepoint Leadership delivers some of the finest leadership development and coach training in the world. We work with organizations of all shapes and sizes, at all levels, to build better leaders—leaders who will have an impact today and build a talent pipeline for tomorrow. Bluepoint-trained leaders have a distinct competitive advantage. They are highly-skilled coaches, communicators and innovators who see every conversation, every team meeting and every presentation as an opportunity to create extraordinary alignment, engagement and commitment. 

We believe that leadership development should be a career-long endeavor. People at all organizational levels can significantly enhance their leadership effectiveness through the study of advanced leadership concepts, direct feedback, intense learning experiences, accountability-based leadership coaching, and personal reflection. Using a blended learning approach, we educate, train and coach leaders to use their natural talents to dramatically accelerate their personal and professional development.

Our programs include a wide range of onsite and online leadership development workshops, a range of express programs (90 minutes) that can be led by internal leaders, and a fully customized, instructional and graphic design service which allows you to build a program to meet your specific needs.

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About D2L

A global leader in edtech, D2L is the creator of brightspace, the world’s first integrated learning platform. The company partners with thought-leading organizations to improve learning through data-driven technology that helps deliver a personalized experience to every learner, regardless of geography or ability. D2L’s open and extensible platform is used by more than 1,100 clients and almost 15 million individual learners in higher education, k–12, healthcare, government, and the enterprise sector—including fortune 1000 companies. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. |

EdAssist™ is revolutionizing the way organizations strategically and cost-effectively build a smarter, more loyal workforce through our comprehensive, managed employee education assistance and intelligence solutions. We are the leaders in the education management industry, with best-in-class technology, the largest discount education network, world-class educational advising, unrivaled customer service, and a steadfast commitment to maximizing our client’s tuition assistance investment and achieving a measurable ROI. In fact, EdAssist has consistently saved our clients 15%-20% of their total annual tuition program spend through our comprehensive offering. 


EF Education First has been at the forefront of language training since 1965. Our corporate language learning solutions are trusted by thousands of companies and government institutions, along with millions of students worldwide. Why? Because we have proven time and again that they generate real results. We specialize in what we call Strategic English - the type of English language learning that makes a real difference to your position in the global marketplace.


We have a training course to suit all of your business’s language learning needs, from our award-winning cloud-based school, EF EfektaTM, to immersion courses abroad for learners with more urgent needs. With 50 years of experience, we have perfected the mix of precision testing, expert teachers, innovative language lab technology and comprehensive reporting to deliver the most efficient and effective way to learn a language. Visit to learn more.

ExecuNet ( is a private membership organization that empowers CEOs and executives to thrive in business, as leaders, and in their individual careers.


ExecuNet members share a belief in the transformative potential of trusted insight and personal introductions to help them find meaningful new work, get their careers to where they want them to go, and lead their organizations with confidence to better results.


Since 1988, ExecuNet has helped hundreds of thousands of members shape positive change to achieve what’s next in their professional lives, by providing them trusted career knowledge for solving immediate challenges; practical leadership and business skills gained directly from the brightest minds in business; access to rare opportunities for personal and professional growth, including new career paths;  and intimate access to people who can make the biggest difference in their professional success. 

Fierce is a global leadership development and training company that transforms the way companies communicate and connect with their employees and their customers. We partner with our clients to build conversational skills that result in high levels of candor, engagement, innovation, cross-boundary collaboration, and accountability at all levels within the organization.


The originators and trailblazers of Whole Brain® Thinking and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®), Herrmann International helps people, teams and organizations reach new levels of performance and results by giving them the skills and tools to apply the best thinking for the situation.

The Whole Brain® System, which includes a variety of learning solutions, facilitation resources, job aids and business tools, has helped many of the world’s most successful corporations, as well as countless other individuals, consultants and organizations, leverage the connection between thinking and performance to outthink, outpace and outperform the competition. 

For over 40 years Human Resource Development Press has been serving our customers by providing training and human resources personnel the products and services required to develop your most important asset - your employees! Count on HRD Press to continue to deliver the best quality training and HR development products in the industry.


Our customers include over 90% of the Fortune 500 and thousands of other businesses from around the world.


We consistently strive to earn and retain your valued business by providing:

  • Constant products, solutions and human resource innovations.
  • Unparalleled breadth of choice - Over 1,000 Human Resource Development products and counting.
  • A reliable first point of contact for virtually any training or HR challenge including: Training solutions, hiring solutions, training, consulting, and custom HR product development.
  • And now - licenses that encompass unprecedented collections of development capital - in customizable formats and offering value never before attained in the HR industry!

IDG Research Services specializes in the measurement and management of motivation and engagement at work. Motivation is individual and situational. Our approach makes the critical shift away from one-size-fits-all initiatives and instead fosters individual accountability for sustained motivation and engagement.   Experience the next generation of engagement research with fast results, at-a-glance organizational heat mapping, and comprehensive self-serve reporting for deep demographic analysis – all based on the most recent discoveries in neuropsychology, brain research and motivation theory. The result? More effectively allocate your resources and adapt your strategies to drive productivity and growth. We put your organization AND your employees in the driver’s seat with practical tools for real-time, personal motivation management toward your business goals.  Learn more at


Interaction Associates is a 45-year innovator helping global organizations practice conscious collaboration and achieve excellence in a new measure of ROI — Return on Involvement — where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business results. We develop  leaders at all levels and focus on building proficiency in collaboration, strategic thinking, and  self-awareness. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, our services include organization-wide consulting and learning solutions. For more info:

KnowledgeAdvisors is the world’s leading provider of analytics solutions for talent development professionals. Our cloud-based talent analytics platform, Metrics that Matter®, helps businesses significantly improve the business impact of their talent development programs, and our consulting team provides measurement strategies to help optimize investments in human capital. KnowledgeAdvisors was recently acquired by CEB, the leading member-based advisory company, advancing CEB’s commitment to help leaders realize outsized returns by more effectively managing talent, information, customers and risk. For more about KnowledgeAdvisors, visit:

At Learnkit, we create competitive advantage for organizations through custom elearning that helps develop, engage and activate their people. We transform complex information into succinct and enjoyable learning experiences. This engaging and effective learning maximizes an individual’s ability to learn, retain and utilize knowledge like never before.  


Our approach to digital education takes corporate training from good to great. Through the combination of your strategic business goals, and our unique pedagogy, we build custom elearning solutions that bridge the gap between your people and their potential. The result is a measurable ROI that propels organizations forward.


We know that doing the same things will produce the same results, which, is why we are not afraid to challenge the status-quo. We are a results-driven team of strategists and educators. We partner with innovative organizations and institutions who are passionate about enabling people to thrive through digital learning experiences. Our clients include the top brands in the world, such as lululemon athletica, Hootsuite, University of Toronto and Earls Kitchen + Bar. These fast-growing companies value learning as the key to unlocking breakthrough people performance and organizational success. 


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The Life Cycle Institute

Changing Behavior to Produce Results®


The Life Cycle Institute, the learning, leadership and change management practice at Life Cycle Engineering (LCE), integrates the science of learning and the science of change management to help individuals and organizations learn and adapt to their changing environment by building knowledge, skills talent and engagement. As a training partner for Prosci, the world leader in change management best practices and research, the Life Cycle Institute is able to combine LCE’s wealth of thought leadership experience and process improvement expertise with one of the most widely used approaches for managing the people side of change. Founded in 1976, LCE is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with offices across North America.


MCG Partners empowers companies to function at their best. 

Through proven strategies and deep experience with start-ups to the Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits, we:

  • Identify unique needs and opportunities of each client
  • Specialize in executive coaching, leadership development, management training, talent analytics, and employee engagement
  • Advise tailored programs for increased productivity, sales and profit
  • Counsel through restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and change

Above all, MCG Partners prides itself on a record of results and lasting relationships. Visit for testimonials, our services and case studies of our work.

Mind Gym transforms organizational performance by changing the way people think, feel and behave, every day, in the workplace.

Pioneers of a unique, bite-size learning approach that marries the best consumer marketing techniques with the latest discoveries in psychology, Mind Gym programs are designed to appeal to individuals’ self-interests to achieve sustained behavioral change.


Our portfolio of over 100 learning interventions have been tried and tested by 1 million people the world over, 96% of which would recommend Mind Gym to a colleague. Delivered by a global network of Mind Gym ‘coaches’, every program can be configured to your specification quickly and run, consistently, at scale. Alternatively, we can train your own trainers to deliver Mind Gym.


Adopting this approach, 53% of S&P 100 firms have partnered with Mind Gym to solve their toughest people challenges, ranging from personal effectiveness, employee engagement, customer service, performance management, restructuring to management development.

Mutual Force provides an innovative technology platform for  employee engagement and performance management called Pulse (Patent pending). Pulse is balanced approach to increase engagement and helps organizations measure and improve engagement continuously. It helps managers to improve their leadership skills while solving employee engagement issues. It helps organizations make employee engagement part of their culture. Pulse provides real-time survey capability and comprehensive action planning tools. It solves two problems which are linked – Employee engagement and leadership development. Other offerings include performance management and mentoring program software.

Personify Leadership is one of the most comprehensive front-line to mid-level development programs on the market today. After completing this two-day program, leaders walk away with tangible tools for real world application for a variety of situations. Personify Leadership leverages five methods of learning; experiential simulations, video demonstrations, case studies, skills application and personal reflection to explore eight core leadership competencies. During the program participants are exposed to ground breaking research in the field of leadership development and tackle real problems leveraging new skills. is the latest innovative technology of Grandslam Performance Associates (GPA), where our mission is to help our clients elevate the performance of their people by growing their connections, their learning resources, and their helps us deliver on our mission by helping our members immediately access opportunities on a global scale to connect with others, learn from others, and practice their skills by teaching others. Our online platform provides companies of all sizes with a scalable, economical, and effective solution to providing their workforce with unlimited access to mentors, coaches, learning modules, speaker’s series, leadership development, among other experiential learning opportunities.

SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft Company, is the world’s only unified Human Capital Management Solution. SumTotal’s award-winning Talent Management Suite enables companies to attract, know, mobilize, develop, progress and reward their workforce. SumTotal is continuously innovating to best meet the market challenges of attracting, retaining, developing and engaging the multi-generational workforce. The Talent Expansion Suite includes three key components –Talent, Learn and Work.




At Fullbridge, we work closely with our Corporate clients to create customized programs that address their specific needs. Whether its training the incoming interns, or leadership programming for your established workforce or new managers, we recognize that organizations like yours need to invest in their employees in order to remain competitive.  Make a commitment to the current and future success of your organization.  Contact Wendy Gaswirth, Director, Corporate Training at or at 917-940-6024.

Approaching leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, The Leadership Challenge® framework grew out of rigorous research by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, who set out to understand those times when leaders performed at their personal best. They conducted hundreds of interviews and reviewed hundreds of cases studies and survey questionnaires. What emerged were five fundamental practices common to extraordinary leadership achievements. Now known worldwide as the most practical model of leadership development, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® continues to prove its effectiveness in cultivating and liberating the leadership potential in anyone via the LPI®: Leadership Practices Inventory®—at any level, in any organization—who accepts the challenge to lead.


Thunderbird School of Global Management is the #1 ranked school of international business with nearly 70 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills, and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities, and the world. Thunderbird Executive Education offers a flexible portfolio of custom, open enrollment, and online programs. Improve your leadership skills, understand global markets, and learn from world-renowned faculty. Our worldwide presence allows Thunderbird to deliver programs when and where you need them.

UNC Executive Development is part of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, one of America’s top business schools.  UNC Executive Development delivers customized and open enrollment learning programs that empower professionals to think and work differently. UNC Executive Development was ranked 9th in the world in the 2014 Financial Times ranking of customized executive education providers and was among the top 5 providers in the world for value for money, program design, faculty, and new skills and learning.


UNC Executive Development provides transformational learning experiences designed to help executives develop and consider new ways to tackle challenges and grow business. Our approach to executive education draws upon the power of real-world experiences to accelerate learning and provides relevant new skills that can be used immediately. We offer two open enrollment programs created specifically for talent management professionals: The Talent Management Institute and Business and Human Resources.