UAH COB Leading Complex and Highly Technical Teams

March 26 - 28
Reception | March 25

Registration closes on March 5.

3 Days + Evening Reception
2 Days in Class, 1 Industry Day


Great technical leaders foster radical collaboration, drive transformational change, and deliver remarkable outcomes across the entire enterprise.

This three-day executive-level course is specifically designed to facilitate the transition of highly-technical engineers and managers into organizational leaders. The primary goal is to equip individual contributors and team leaders with a proven framework to acquire the necessary skills to lead cross-functional teams effectively and support enterprise-wide change and transformation.

Lunch will be provided each day.

Curriculum Developers

LTG Neil Thurgood
Courtesy: Ret. LTG Neil Thurgood

Ret. LTG L. Neil Thurgood, DBA
Special Advisor to the UAH President for Military Affairs and Technology; former Director for Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army.

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Courtesy: Ret. MG Keith Thurgood

Ret. MG Keith Thurgood, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice, Organizations, Strategy, and International Management and Director of MS Healthcare Leadership and Management at The University of Texas at Dallas

Key Takeaways

Develop a deep understanding of various leadership theories that underpin action.

Identify leadership competencies and characteristics.

Enhance your understanding and application of leadership tools.

Learn skills and tools to create high performing teams.

Develop adaptive and situational leadership for all levels of an organization.

Obtain hands-on experience during an industry site visit on day three.


Standard Rate


Quick Tip

Many employers allocate funds for employee professional development. Ask your organization if they will cover expenses for this program.

Who Should Attend

  • Technical professionals who are transitioning into leadership roles.
  • Technical professionals who aspire to advance into leadership positions.
  • Experienced technical leaders who want to refine and advance their leadership capabilities.

Topics Covered

  • DiSC Assessment
  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • The Payoff of Leadership
  • The Five Leadership Practices
  • Leadership Philosophy
  • Action Planning
  • Skills and Practice
  • Enterprise Leadership Model (ELM)
  • High Performance Teams & Culture


  • 2.1 Accredited CEUs (21 Professional Development hours)
  • Professional Certificate to Validate your Coursework
  • Action Plan Development and Coaching

PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes on March 5.

The Thurgood approach to Leadership Development

Leadership is the difference when it comes to achieving results (performance) and driving organizational change (transformation). Data indicates that leaders, especially those with strong character and competence, have a significant impact on the success of an enterprise.

Transformation + Performance = Transformance

Exceptional leaders foster radical collaboration and transformational change throughout an organization, while simultaneously delivering results. They are "market multipliers" enabling a "dual transformation" that balances short-term outcomes with the ability to thrive in a volatile environment, creating long-term sustainable shared value for all stakeholders. The focus on simultaneously performing and transforming is referred to as “transformance.”

Enterprise Leadership

Considering the importance of leadership and its impact on enterprise agility, adaptability, and resilience—essential leadership traits for success in a complex environment—the Enterprise Leadership Model (ELM) proposes 12 practices that build organizational capacity and capability, while integrating technical skill development with leadership development.



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Subject-Matter Expert Instructors


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What type of credit will I earn?

UAH Office of Professional and Continuing Education (OPCE) courses meet the requirements for providing Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Please note the following conversion rates into Professional Development Hours (PDH), Continuous Learning Points (CLP), Professional Development Units (PDU), and Certified Professional Education Units (CPE):

  • One CEU = 10 contact hours of instruction
  • One PDH, CLP, PDU, or CPE = one contact hour of instruction
  • One CEU = 10 PDH, CLP, PDU, or CPE

Successful course completion requires participants to attend 80% of scheduled class meetings (and complete associated exams or projects, if applicable). Participants receive a certificate indicating the number of CEUs earned.

Continuing Education Units provide a permanent record of an individual's educational accomplishments in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. UAH OPCE use of the CEU follows the accepted criteria and guidelines established by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which complies with internationally recognized standards of The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Refund, Withdrawal, and Transfer Policy

Failure to participate does not constitute withdrawal. Refunds and transfers will not be honored for failure to participate. All withdrawals with a refund or transfer requests must be received before participating. If a refund is granted, funds must be processed to the original form of payment.

If you would like to withdraw from a course and receive a refund:

  • You must request a withdrawal refund within five business days of the start date of the course. Please submit all withdrawal refund requests to After the five-business day period, you may still withdraw, but a refund cannot be issued. This includes if you register for more than one course at once.
  • If you have attended the course, you may still withdraw, but a refund cannot be issued.
  • Please note that there will be a 10% processing fee for each withdrawal refund issued. (Ex: If you withdraw from two courses and are issued a refund for each, a 10% processing fee will be applied to each course separately.)
  • Please note that "no showing" in the course does not merit an automatic withdrawal and refund. If you would like a refund, please follow the steps listed above.

If you would like to transfer from a course:

  • You must request a transfer within five business days of the start date of the course. Please submit all transfer requests to After the five-business day period, a transfer cannot be issued.
  • If you have attended the course, a transfer cannot be issued.
  • Please note that "no showing" in the course does not merit an automatic transfer. If you would like a transfer, please follow the steps listed above.

If a course is canceled due to instructor illness, weather, or other related instances by UAH, a refund will be issued with no processing fee, or a request to transfer to another course will be applicable.

What options are available for payment?

Payment is due at the time of registration for each course. You may pay by check, credit card, or by company purchase order. Generally, financial aid is not applicable to noncredit courses.

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