Leadership Programs

Duke Leadership ProgramDatacor Logo

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • June 4-9, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: April 20, 2017
  • October 8-13, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: August 24, 2017
  • December 10-15, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: October 25, 2017

$9,000 $4,350*
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Duke University
Durham, NC

*Program fees include tuition, instructional materials, accommodations, all meals and programmatic activities. Airfare, transportation to and from the airport, and personal incidentals are not included.

Registration

Online: Please click here to register online.

Hard Copy: Please click here to download the hard copy registration form.

 

Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-6223 or email to kcooper@nacd.com.

Program Description

The Duke Executive Education's Duke Leadership Program (DLP) presented by NACD is based on the principle that every leader has an individual style. The goal of the program is to help you systematize your intuitive leadership skills in an intense and supportive environment, learning to capitalize on your strengths while overcoming leadership challenges. Great leaders are continually learning. This program is ideal for anyone with current or anticipated leadership responsibilities, ranging from high-level executives and managers to people expecting to take on leadership roles, to those who are not in management positions but are expected to lead and influence others in the course of their work.

 

  • The program teaches six dimensions of leadership and uses a personalized method for helping you develop your competencies in each of the six areas.
  • Central to the course is a 360-degree assessment tool to be completed in advance of the program by your colleagues. Each assessment is interpreted by a professional coach who will work individually with you to analyze the results and apply leadership principles to the feedback.
  • You will work with a coach to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to help you become the type of leader you strive to be. The PDP will serve as a roadmap for addressing new leadership challenges after completion of the course. In addition to working with course instructors on these plans, you will be divided into small working groups to provide each other feedback.

Learning Outcomes

  • Become more intentional and strategic in leadership as opposed to relying on intuition
  • Create and project your vision, values, and expertise
  • Demonstrate understanding of and concern for others
  • Build coherence by clarifying roles, rules, and processes
  • Serve as a source of optimism and enthusiasm while eliciting excellence and innovation
  • Provide the resources and support to encourage savvy risk-taking
  • Infuse responsibility, ethical actions, and balance in an organizational setting
  • Recognize ways to lead effectively under a variety of conditions
  • Lead in times of change, including crises and mergers
  • Create an effective leadership team

Who Should Attend

Anyone with current or anticipated leadership responsibilities, and those who are not in management positions but are expected to lead and influence others in the course of their work.

Questions?

Contact Matt Glaser, Vice President, Membership & Education, at mkcooper@nacd.com

 

Duke Management ProgramDatacor Logo

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • April 23-26, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: March 9, 2017
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  • October 24-27, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: September 9, 2017

$5,200 $2,650*
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Duke University
Durham, NC

*Program fees include tuition, instructional materials, accommodations, all meals and programmatic activities. Airfare, transportation to and from the airport, and personal incidentals are not included.

Registration

Online:Please click here to register online.

Hard Copy:Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-6223 or email to mglaser@nacd.com.

Program Description & Learning Outcomes

The Duke Management Program (DMP) translates the science of management into practical insights and actionable items. By using a diagnosis-and-treatment approach, you'll learn how to identify the causes and solutions to prevent team inefficiencies and underperformance. By working through different management scenarios you’ll learn to:

  • Avoid common decision traps so you can make good decisions and create effective plans
  • Determine what motivates—and what demotivates—each employee
  • Convey employee feedback that is fair and accurate
  • Coach for skill and career development
  • Use your power-personal and positional-to gain additional resources
  • Manage your team through skilled negotiation and networking
  • Create effective structures, procedures, and cultures

Scientific Foundation

Taught by Fuqua Professors Allan Lind and Sim Sitkin (designers of the long-standing Duke Leadership Program), DMP is based on sound scientific research related to understanding your personal style and managing within the workplace. Through experiential learning modules you will sharpen the skills necessary to become a valued manager. You will:

  • Create a Management Action Plan (MAP) specific to your team, using your Six Effects of Management survey.
  • Simulate intra-organizational negotiation methods to sustain employee motivation.
  • Manage changing views of conflict across all stakeholders.
  • Map and create a strategy for your network.
  • Use a “Motivation Analyzer” to find weak links between incentives and performance.
  • Develop a timeline to improve and measure your managerial effectiveness.
  • Practice a “Difficult Feedback” exercise.
  • Discuss how to balance and apply outcomes of your MAP.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who leads teams or departments in which work is accomplished by guiding and supporting others. This program will benefit professionals who manage projects, processes, and teams. DMP is valuable to managers at varying levels of any organization.

Questions?

Contact Matt Glaser, Vice President, Membership & Education, at kcooper@nacd.com

Business Negotiation Skills ProgramDatacor Logo

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • April 30- May 3, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: March 16, 2017
  • September 17-20, 2017
    • Registration Deadline: August 3, 2017

$5,200 $2,650*
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Duke University
Durham, NC

*Program fees include tuition, instructional materials, accommodations, all meals and programmatic activities. Airfare, transportation to and from the airport, and personal incidentals are not included.

Registration

Online:Please click here to register online.

Hard Copy:Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-6223 or email to mglaser@nacd.com.

Program Description & Learning Outcomes

Negotiation is the art and science of securing agreements between two or more interdependent parties. Effective negotiation—whether with partners, employers, managers, clients, or colleagues—is a foundational skill in management and leadership. This course will teach you how to use differences to gain a positional advantage, and it will help you to better understand how varying demographics can influence the negotiation process.

Differences Are Opportunities Rather than Obstacles

Although individuals aim to achieve the best possible outcome in any negotiation, differences with other parties may seem insurmountable. The most effective negotiators capitalize on strengths while understanding how to leverage the differing perspectives of those around the table. The Business Negotiation Skills program is designed to help you better understand how differences can be opportunities rather than obstacles in a negotiation, and teaches proven effective strategies that can help you attain a better outcome. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills by participating in live negotiations in a variety of diverse settings, integrating your personal experiences with key principles from exercises and course discussions.

Who Should Attend

Negotiation is required at all levels of an organization and in a variety of circumstances. This program will benefit professionals who lead and manage projects, processes, and teams, as well as internal and external stakeholders.

Questions?

Contact Matt Glaser, Vice President, Membership & Education, at mglaser@nacd.com

Emerging Leaders

Testimonial from a 2013 Emerging Leader:

"This is a fantastic program, I am truly honored to be a part of it. The speakers and trainings have already assisted in my growth and confidence as a future leader in our industry."

Grow and Develop Your Company’s Next Generation of Leaders

NACD's Emerging Leaders program is designed to cultivate the next generation of company and industry leaders, assisting to prepare your current young leaders to step up and take your business to the next level.This program will enable emerging leaders to identify and tackle key aspects of leading a team and company, including but not limited to:

  • Transition from being an individual performer to leading other people or leading a team
  • Creating effective relationships to enhance productivity
  • Solving problems that threaten productivity and outcomes
  • Critical thinking skills to solve problems effectively
  • Integration of multiple perspectives into problem framing (enhanced complexity)
  • Creation and leadership of productive teams
  • Navigating political situations
  • Influence and persuasion skill development

Who is an Emerging Leader?

  • A motivated professional with ideally 10 years of experience, who aspires to be a leader within his/her company and in the chemical distribution industry.
  • He/she is dedicated to the advancement of Responsible Distribution and the chemical distribution industry.
  • He/she is willing to commit to a 2 year program to develop his/her leadership abilities.
  • Past and current Emerging Leaders include: Vice Presidents, CFOs, Sales Managers, Branch Managers, and more!

How Do I Apply?

Please click here to download an application. Please fax hard copy application to (703) 527-6223 or email to mglaser@nacd.com.

 

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