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Upcoming Programs
Feb 26 - April 8

Time Commitment
30 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
6 weeks

Yale School of Management and IMD Business School

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How can this program impact your business?

Faculty from the Yale School of Management and IMD Business School will help leaders acquire the mindset needed to effectively lead in a matrixed organization. Leaders who participated in this program have increased their organization’s efficiency by 75%, service quality by 30%, and employee productivity by 25%.


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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for leaders who want to improve their ability to manage groups with different timezones and cultures. It’s beneficial for:

  • Senior leaders
  • Mid-level and team leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors

Program Overview

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About the Program

Leading and Managing Globally, a 6-week leadership development program, delivers participants the ability to use informal authority to create alignment and change and to lead effectively within a matrixed global organization.

Executives acquire the global mindset and competencies needed to effectively lead in this world, from bridging cultural divides, to recognizing more deeply the sources of organizational power and information flow, to overcoming barriers to change.

Key Takeaways

  • Identify sources of informal power and leverage your network of relationships to influence those sources
  • Improve management of global virtual teams across cultural, language and time differences
  • Overcome resistance to change, and achieve team integration and alignment within complex matrixed structures
  • Manage interdependence between organizational units and foster knowledge flows across company silos

Program Structure

  • 6 week duration, 30 hours to complete requirements
  • 10 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates weekly activities

Experienced Faculty

  • James Baron

    William S. Beinecke Professor of Management

    Prior to joining Yale School of Management, Professor James Baron taught at Stanford University, and was co-director of the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies (SPEC), a large-scale longitudinal study of the organizational design, human resource management practices, and financial and non-financial performance measures of entrepreneurial firms in Silicon Valley.

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  • Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

    Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies

    Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is a leading voice on corporate governance. He is a regular commentator on PBS and CNBC, and the author of several best-selling books. BusinessWeek listed Sonnenfeld as one the world’s 10 most influential business school professors.

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  • Martha Maznevski

    Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Faculty Director for Executive Education

    Professor Martha Maznevski is an expert in global teams, global leadership, culture and identity, and empowering individual differences. She has published widely on these topics in academic and management arenas, and also works closely with leaders and their companies around the world on innovative approaches to leadership.

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Success Stories


Leading & Managing Globally opens anyone’s mind to doing things differently because it talks about different cultures and different expectations.

Debby Newman

Director, Human Resources, Goldcorp


Video lecture content by professors was great—very focused and inspiring content mixed with relevant case studies and real-world challenges we all face.

Global Wireless Solution Company

Global HR Director


This course raised my awareness of cultural perspectives and how to more effectively deal with and appreciate people and their differences. I feel what I learned from the course and my colleagues is changing my natural outlook and behavior.

Global Electronic Design Company 

Country Manager


How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

How long does the program last?

Our leadership development programs last 6 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.

Will I receive a grade or university credit?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.

Who takes ExecOnline programs?

Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.

Will I apply my learnings to real-world work objectives?

Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.

Do you have an alumni program?

Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.

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