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Duke Executive Education Programs

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is a top-tiered university producing some of the best and most capable business school graduates in the country. Through a special collaboration with NACD, member and Affiliate businesses of all sizes have access to Duke’s Executive Education Programs at a fraction of the normal costs. These abbreviated programs are the ideal option for your busy teams that can’t be away for extended periods.

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • August 10–August 13, 2021

$4,950 $3,465
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Virtual Leadership Program please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

When you understand your own leadership style you help your team—and the entire organization—become more effective. Designed for professionals at all levels, the Virtual Duke Leadership Program draws on research in organizational behavior, sociology, psychology, and political science to support your individual development. After going through a proprietary 360-degree assessment, administered by our executive coaching partner, you’ll explore the different ways you lead and identify individual challenges and opportunities. Throughout the program you’ll work one-on-one with an executive coach to interpret feedback and develop a customized plan to achieve your goals.

Who Should Attend

The program is appropriate for anyone who leads and influences others in their work. Professionals who currently have or anticipate having leadership responsibilities, as either an executive or a manager, will gain the most from this curriculum.

 

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • September 1–October 6, 2021
 

$3,250 $2,275
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Financial literacy is a fundamental component of management and leadership. Regardless of your role in your organization, you should understand how different decisions impact your organization’s bottom line today, and in the future. Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders introduces you to the essential elements of financial reporting, including managerial and financial accounting. You’ll learn to interpret financial statements, develop a greater understanding of the ways financial information is used as a strategic tool for decision making, and develop the capability to communicate operating, marketing, sales, and growth strategies in financial terms.

Who Should Attend

This live, online program is ideal for self-motivated, ambitious professionals looking to fit classroom development into your already-hectic schedule. Regardless of your level, your functional role, your industry, and your geography, if you find being away from the office for four days in a row challenging, if not daunting, Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders delivered in this format is the ideal program for you.

  • The virtual format allows you to work at a pace that suits your learning style, whether you have little to no exposure to financial statements or you regularly invest as a hobby.
  • The live-streamed classes are recorded and available to participants online, so you may review them as frequently as you choose in order to master the material.

The Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders course is the optimal choice for professionals who will benefit from increased familiarity with financial concepts and fundaments in their decision-making, but who are unable to travel to Durham, NC, for the in-person program.

 

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Sept 20–Sept 23, 2021

$2,950 $2,065
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Virtual Duke Leadership, Diversity, and Race Program please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Diversity can be a great force for organizations. Academic research and corporate business reports are replete with studies that associate diversity with greater innovation, superior decision-making, better business strategies, and improved financial performances. Once viewed as tangential to the principal tenets of business operations, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are now publicly acclaimed as organizational priorities, as companies increasingly recognize that a diverse workforce can help them to facilitate a competitive advantage in their respective industries. However, despite the public declarations, social inequity persists across countless organizations and corporations. What is the disconnect?

The Virtual Leadership, Diversity, and Race program critically examines the issues facing organizations who aspire to capitalize on the synergies of a diverse workforce, and how barriers such as implicit bias and systemic racism can sometimes prevent this from occurring. In our supportive virtual classroom environment, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of how focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion can enhance your organization and team goals, and also gain insight into tools that can help dismantle any barriers that may prohibit your organization’s ability to do so. We will explore the latest research, discuss best practices, and reflect on how you can make a significant impact when navigating and leveraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in your organization.

Who Should Attend

Business leaders at middle to senior organizational levels, HR management, and those initiating or expanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts within an organization will benefit from Virtual Leadership, Diversity and Race. This program will assist managers who deal with team members, co-workers, or direct reports different from them racially and who want to create a more inclusive and equitable work environment. Others who observe barriers to career growth created by systemic racism in their own company but do not have direct responsibility for, or control of, these practices will gain tools to use in influencing a change in their firm.

 

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Sept 27–Sept 30, 2021

$2,250 $1,575
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Virtual Creating a Data-Driven Culture Program please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Today’s businesses are being transformed through data sciences and advanced analytics such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. As your organization develops strategies to compete with other information-enabled businesses, your team will need a supportive culture and new capabilities to operate effectively.

Across all industry segments, businesses are transitioning to high-performance, data-driven enterprises. Facing tradeoffs in where and how they operate and compete for customers, businesses are turning to exponentially-growing volumes of data--their own as well as data collected by third parties--to help them understand customer preferences, optimize capital investments, or drive operational efficiencies. Beyond historical reporting, predictive and prescriptive analytics can guide both your strategic decisions and your operational performance. However, leveraging these new analytic capabilities requires new institutional competencies for gathering, analyzing, intepreting, and acting upon the insights you derive from your data.

Virtual Creating a Data-Driven Culture will introduce you to the strategies and competencies required to compete with data-driven operating models and cultures. Although the strategies, skills, and approaches covered in this live-online program apply to all industries, this course uses the health care industry to illustrate the concepts, methods, and actions required for transformation.

Who Should Attend

Senior leaders, especially those of you in firms that are in the process of developing analytics capabilities, will find this virtual program rewarding. If you need to understand how to perform your role more effectively as your organization seeks to leverage their business analytics insights, but you're too busy to take time away from the office, or you're unable to travel to Durham, NC for the in-person program, this is the ideal program for you.

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Sept 29–October 13, 2021

$2,250 $1,575
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Virtual Inclusive Communication: Fostering Belonging Program please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Globalization and technology have created an increasingly diverse workplace. Leaders must be able to communicate in a way that ensures both comprehension and inclusion with audiences from a variety of cultures who bring different perspectives . However, the strategies to navigate these conversations effectively are not always intuitive.

Leaders may unintentionally cause offense to colleagues because we are not aware of our own biases, we aren't knowledgeable about potential sensitivities of others, or when in situations where we don’t know what to say so we keep quiet. Inclusive leaders must understand the possible impact of their communication--that insensitivity deflates enthusiasm and that silence also communicates a message. The Virtual Inclusive Communication: Fostering Belonging program will introduce you to communication skills that will enable you to successfully navigate conversations on culturally-sensitive topics.

Who Should Attend

Business professionals in middle to senior management across an organization, including Human Resources management, and those introducing or expanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives within their department, business unit, or organization, will find the tools provided in Virtual Inclusive Communication: Fostering Belonging to be invaluable. Designed for professionals who want to contribute to creating inclusive work environments. this program teaches practical ways to navigate conversations on culturally sensitive topics. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on their experiences and consider ways they can proactively create and cultivate a work culture where teammates truly belong.

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Nov 7–Nov 10, 2021

$6,200 $4,340
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Business Negotiation Skills Program please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Negotiation is both art and science. Gaining skill in this fundamental aspect of management and leadership will ensure you achieve the best outcomes possible in business, and in life. Our Business Negotiations Skills program provides context on underlying dynamics in interactions, teaching techniques to wield influence in different scenarios and giving you opportunities to practice different strategies. You’ll develop new capabilities, becoming the kind of negotiator who can capitalize on strengths while leveraging the perspectives of others around the table.

Who Should Attend

Because negotiation skills are required at all levels of an organization and in a variety of other circumstances, this program will benefit any professional who leads and manages projects, processes, and teams, or who deals with internal and external stakeholders.

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Nov 14–Nov 19, 2021

$11,450 $8,015
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Leadership Program please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

When you understand your own leadership style you help your team—and the entire organization—become more effective. Designed for professionals at all levels, the Duke Leadership Program draws on research in organizational behavior, sociology, psychology, and political science to support your individual development.

After going through a Six Domains of Leadership 360-degree assessment, administered by our executive coaching partner, you’ll explore the different ways you lead and identify individual challenges and opportunities. Throughout the program you’ll work one-on-one with an executive coach to interpret feedback and develop a customized plan to achieve your goals.

Who Should Attend

The program is appropriate for anyone who leads and influences others in their work. Professionals who currently have or anticipate having leadership responsibilities, as either an executive or a manager, will gain the most from this curriculum./p>

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Dec 7–Dec 10, 2021

$6,700 $4,690
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Leading Business Strategy Through Operational Excellence Program please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Business success requires a close alignment between a firm’s strategy and the processes it uses in its day-to-day work. Connecting operations and strategy generally leads to improved profitability and increased market share. A deep understanding of the challenges an operational process can face, how to evaluate the cost to the organization of those challenges, and therefore how to select the best available options for addressing challenges, is necessary when your expanding responsibilities include operations functions. You need to know how to respond when supply doesn't match demand, when there is a shortage of labor or materials, or when faced with a new competitor.

In Leading Business Strategy through Operational Excellence, Duke MBA faculty will share findings from their research to demonstrate how to plan and control business processes, the processes required to make and deliver the goods and/or services they offer, how to use and manage the data needed to evaluate these processes, what you can learn from experienced operations professionals, and how to use graphics to represent these processes.

You’ll explore fundamental concepts about performance metrics, system bottlenecks, quality approaches, queuing analysis, and about managing inventory, working capital, and the supply chain. You’ll gain experience with aligning capacity and demand, sourcing materials, managing waste, and assessing the cost of a change in source, as well as determining how wide or narrow the activities of operations can or need to be to achieve the organization's objectives.

Who Should Attend

Executives, and other leaders, who need to connect operational decisions with the overall company strategy and to the bottom line, whether or not they are directly involved with operations. Professionals whose job scope is expanding to include operations decisions, and those who must assess the impact of operations on strategic initiatives. Operations professionals whose increased responsibilities include providing input to their firm’s strategy. Managers in both operations and non-operations roles who anticipate an increase in job scope in the near future.

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Dec 12–Dec 15, 2021

$5,600 $3,920
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Communication for Leaders Program please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Today’s multi-platform media environment creates unique issues whether you’re navigating a communications crisis or building your brand. When your audience is diverse—culturally, generationally, geographically, or philosophically—agility in messaging becomes even more important. Designed for professionals who seek to increase their influence, Communication for Leaders teaches disciplined communications strategies that can improve your performance in different contexts. Experience with social media is not required.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who interface with the public or other stakeholders, tailor their message to their various audiences, or those at any level who want to command attention and increase their personal and professional presence.

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com