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About Strategy Execution, Formally ESI International, est. 1981


Formerly known as ESI International, our organization has been delivering project leadership training solutions for almost four decades.

At Strategy Execution, we believe high-impact strategic work is done through a series of projects, so it’s important that people running projects are equipped with the right set of skills to ensure success.

Using a membership model, Strategy Execution provides training across a continuum of skills, from strategy and adaptive leadership to business analysis, project management, and contract management. Our global, comprehensive education and training for project-driven work empowers the performance your business needs today to scale tomorrow. Leaders are given the tools and approaches to navigate unfamiliar waters.

In partnership with Duke University, we combine the best of cutting-edge university research and proven business techniques, we deliver end-to-end training designed to increase alignment and engagement across teams, business units, or the entire enterprise.

We offer courses in:

  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Portfolio, program, and project execution
  • Lean and Agile
  • Business analysis
  • Contract and vendor management

We take a tremendous amount of pride in our training and the impact it has on our client organizations. Whether your goal is to sharpen your team’s core skills or evolve the way your leadership approaches strategy execution, we have the education solutions that will transform the way you think, lead, execute, and perform.


Strategy Execution gets people to think differently about work — from aligning technical and leadership skills in a holistic approach to solving real-world business problems. We equip your people with the strategic mindset, adaptability, and expertise to lead and execute in any context. Rather than only filling skill gaps you need to execute today, Strategy Execution empowers your people to analyze and solve problems for the future.

Relevant and Quality Curriculum

Strategy Execution offers an extensive and holistic curriculum that allows you to refine your technical skills while developing essential leadership skills. We offer targeted coursework in areas including:

Our Partnership With Duke

We partner with Duke University to provide a rigorous academic experience with a unique program of study. By blending research-based insight and market-proven principles, we ensure that our curriculum is of the highest quality available. Further, we continually evaluate, evolve, and when necessary, reboot our course content to keep pace with industry and business changes.

Industry Endorsement and Recognized Credentials 

Our content is aligned to and endorsed by the premiere governing bodies of the industry: the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)®, and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA)®.

Engaging Instructors

Our diverse group of instructors brings real-world knowledge and localized perspectives to the classroom.

Student Support and Learning Flexibility

Strategy Execution understands that full-time working professionals are busy and that people learn in different ways and at varying speeds. Our membership model allows our learners to access content whenever they need it. By catering to specific training needs, your organization can learn using the method that works best for your team’s schedule, budget, and learning preference. We offer instruction in a variety of settings:

  • Public classrooms
  • Onsite instructor-led courses (ILT)
  • Virtual instructor-led courses (VILT)
  • Self-paced eLearning

Students also have access to our team of course-counselors, who provide guidance and recommendations to help align company goals to a specific learning plan.

Global Access

Strategy Execution has an international presence, with offices across the globe. We provide localized support, culturally experienced instructors, and consistency in our instruction and content across geographic borders to help standardize processes, culture, and skill sets for your organization.

Proven Results

After participating in our program, students report business performance improvement and results across all program disciplines, and a large majority agree that Strategy Execution training is a worthwhile career investment.


Courses: Adaptive Strategic Execution Program

Our Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP), established in partnership with Duke Corporate Education, consists of eight courses, each of which is focused on developing leaders of project-based work as they navigate unanticipated market shifts and unpredictable industry disruptions.

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