CBSD Joins Blanchard International
Licensed to Deliver Situational Leadership® II
MOSCOW AND SAN DIEGO (March 14, 2010) -- The Ken Blanchard Companies® (Blanchard®) and CBSD/Thunderbird Russia (CBSD) today jointly announced a new business association serving an increasing client base in Russia for Blanchard’s globally recognized workplace learning, performance improvement and leadership effectiveness programs.
By agreement signed on March 8, 2011, Blanchard and CBSD formalized a relationship that will make CBSD the sole Blanchard International licensee to market and deliver Blanchard programs in Russia.
Blanchard, based in California USA, and operating under its global brand name Blanchard International, is renowned for Situational Leadership® II, the most widely taught leadership model in the world. Using best practices based on the company’s continual research, Blanchard’s world-class trainers and coaches support people in making the shift from learning to doing and drive organizational and behavioral change into all levels of organizations. With more than 40 books published by Dr. Ken Blanchard and co-authors, Blanchard is also home of several best selling business books such as The One Minute Manager® and Raving Fans®.
The Center for Business Skills Development in Moscow offers personnel development services to the Russian market and is a subsidiary of Thunderbird School of Global Management, consistently ranked as the world’s No. 1 school of international business. CBSD works with clients from various sectors, including banking, finance, retail, energy, automotive and agriculture, providing solutions drawn from the best practices in global business. During its 16 years in Russia, CBSD has become a premier business education center that has trained tens of thousands of professionals from multi-national and local companies in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.
“We are delighted that CBSD will bring Blanchard International to Russia,” says Tom McKee, CEO of Blanchard. “We feel that CBSD and Blanchard are closely aligned on values, people development philosophies, and approach to help clients solve their business issues and improve organization performance.”
“CBSD is proud to bring Blanchard leadership learning to Russia,” says Christopher Lee, President of CBSD/Thunderbird Russia. “Blanchard has an outstanding reputation for leadership education, and furthers our goal of bringing the best practices of global business to our clients in Russia.”
The Ken Blanchard Companies® is a global leader in workplace learning, productivity, performance, and leadership effectiveness, whose leadership programs have been implemented by many Fortune 500 companies, mid-to small-size businesses, governments, educational and non-profit organizations. Blanchard uses assessments and a blended approach of instructor-led and e-learning for its teams, customer loyalty, change management, and leadership interventions. To learn more, visit The Ken Blanchard Companies website at www.kenblanchard.com, and the CBSD website at www.cbsd.ru.
For more information and inquiries, please contact:
The Ken Blanchard Companies - Global Headquarters
Ms. Wendy Wong
+1 760 489 5005
Ms. Luydmila Krylova
+7 495 234 0767