Online Courses


Our exclusive online courses extend West Point’s military leadership lessons and Thayer Leadership’s proven learning process to an online setting, cascading learning throughout an organization by leveraging asynchronous and interactive content to explore the processes and personal values/principles that guide decision-making, and ultimately, effectiveness as a leader. Rich, multi-media content facilitates collective learning through cohort-based online communities that allows convenient, unrestricted access, and overcomes geographic barriers. Through these multi-day self-paced online courses, you gain exposure to our impressive faculty who develop and lead unique courses only available through Thayer Online.


Our online courses include a cohort-based leader development experience with multi-media learning tools to enhance and facilitate collaborative learning. It provides an exceptional opportunity for leaders at all organizational levels to explore the processes and personal principles that guide their decision-making and, ultimately, effectiveness as a leader.


The Thayer Online learning experience can also be customized for your organization by including any of the following enhancements:

  • Webinars or Keynotes conducted live with the expert faculty as a capstone or integrated throughout an extended course
  • Customized Lessons or Activities to include organization-specific verbiage, examples, or tools that align with the course content
  • Breakout Group Activities for guided small-group discussions and a more intimate setting for collaboration and shared learnings
  • Custom Pacing allowing lessons to be daily, weekly, or at any pace that may best meet the needs of your team’s schedule or calendar

Leading High-Performing Teams
Facilitated by Colonel (Retired) Tom Magness, this course is designed to teach leaders how to apply a proven four-step framework to achieve critical business objectives by maximizing team success. Read More +

Leading with Character and Competence
Based on Brigadier General (Retired) Rebecca “Becky” Halstead’s book, 24/7The First Person You Must Lead is You, this course asks leaders to be introspective, to identify their values and consider how, or if, their behaviors as a leader reflect their values. Read More +

Leading with Purpose
Also based on her book and developed by Brigadier General (Retired) Rebecca “Becky” Halstead, Leading with Purpose is built on the foundation of a leader’s values being aligned with their leadership behaviors. Read More +

“The Thayer Online Leadership Program far exceeded my expectations!  I was unsure of how effective an online leadership program could be, but was impressed with how interactive the program is and how well it was presented.  The program is well designed to not only teach participants about the key tenets of leadership, but it keeps participants engaged through interaction with each other as well as with the Thayer Leadership staff.” 

Mike McAbee, Department Manager
Sales and Leadership Training
Mercedes-Benz USA

“At the start of the program, I was unsure… if our participants would be able to maintain their course work in addition to their day jobs and home life, but that concern was quickly diminished. I was impressed with…how well it was presented in small bites so that participants could maintain their homework assignments and activities. There was genuine excitement and responsiveness to the course material, which was designed for every type of leader. We were able to pull together 30 leaders from various locations within our organization to focus on their own development, which alone strengthened our team unit…We are looking forward to expanding to other leaders at Atlantic Broadband soon.”

Courtney Long
Vice President, Customer Care
Atlantic Broadband

"The Thayer Leadership Online program was extremely beneficial for our team. The program combined individual work, small team interactions and entire group sessions to create a truly blended learning environment. The opportunity to have an executive sponsor from the company was a key differentiator that set the program apart from most others. BG Becky Halstead’s material is outstanding; her talks combined with the short videos and selected readings provide a comprehensive and powerful Leadership 101 training.”

John Haller
VP Global Supply

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To learn more about our programs contact us at 1.800.247.5047, ext. 8924

"Decision making is not what you decide, it is how you decide."
Colonel Heidi Graham, Ed.D.,(USA, Retired, George Washington University)
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