It's really hard to be a leader right now. Declining budgets, bid wars and demoralized employees makes it hard to stay motivated – much less champion growth and innovation. Leaders need new tools to navigate change but in this tough financial climate, time away means lost opportunities. Effective training must maximize time and dollars and be sustainable beyond the classroom. Textbook strategies come with impractical textbook solutions. Opelion's strategies build on learning into the future. Extend the learning, extend the leader.