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Leading and Managing Globally

Lead effectively within a matrixed global organization

Leading and Managing Globally, a 6-week executive development program, teaches you how 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 bridge cultural divides, recognize more deeply the sources of organizational power and information flow, and overcome barriers to change.

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About the Program

  • 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
  • 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

This course is designed for leaders who want to improve their ability to work in and manage global teams. 

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

After successfully finishing Leading and Managing Globally, participants will receive a dual Certificate of Participation from Yale School of Management and IMD Business School.

Faculty & Practitioners

James Baron
James Baron

William S. Beinecke Professor of Management

Areas of Expertise: Careers, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Labor Issues, Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Design, Social Enterprise, Social Networks, Startups, Strategy, Women in Leadership, Workplace Issues

Professor Baron’s research interests include human resources; organizational design and behavior; social stratification and inequality; work, labor markets, and careers; economic sociology; and entrepreneurial companies. Before coming to SOM in 2006, he taught at Stanford's Graduate School of Business from 1982-2006. At Stanford, he taught the MBA core course, Human Resource Management. He 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. Papers based on the project appeared in leading disciplinary journals, and an overview of the project in California Management Review won the 2003 Accenture Award for making “the most important contribution to improving the practice of management.”

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Ina Toegel
Ina Toegel

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, IMD

Ina Toegel is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change. Named one of the top business school professors globally by Poets&Quants, which included her on its ‘Best 40 under 40’ list in 2021, her work focuses on how to build and sustain high-performance teams. She started her career as an economist at the World Bank – an atypical background which means she adopts an interdisciplinary approach in her work. Meanwhile, her strong interest in the creative industries inspires her to incorporate interactive tools from the fields of film, sports, music, and the arts in her teaching.

Toegel says teams play a crucial role as vehicles for change in organizations seeking to make major transformations. Her approach when engaging with companies is to work with project teams or individual units in an agile way – looking at the individual make-up of the team, dynamics within the team, and how these relationships are embedded in the organizational context. Much of her work involves leading organizational change and aligning organizational culture with strategic priorities.

She is also a member of the Academy of Management and of the Strategic Management Society, and she presents at the Organizational Development and Change division during the Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting.

Prior to joining IMD in 2015, Toegel taught corporate strategy at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. In her previous role at the World Bank, she was involved in projects on structuring public-private partnerships in the transport, energy, and waste sectors in southeast Europe.

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Registration Information

Program Details

Orientation begins: February 2, 2024
Program starts: February 12, 2024

The program is delivered digitally in collaboration with our online program collaborator, ExecOnline.

Have questions about the program? Contact Joanne Legler, Yale Executive Education's Senior Director of Learning Partnerships.

Program Collaborator

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Established in 2012, ExecOnline’s mission is to connect all leaders to their future potential. ExecOnline partners with top business schools to create an online leadership development solution that solves critical business challenges and delivers measurable business and financial impact. Read more about ExecOnline.