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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
  • First Course Offering: January 13–February 03, 2021
  • Second Course Offering: May 04–May 25, 2021

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

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Virtual Drug Development, Reimbursement, and Regulation, please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Whether you are inside the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry or someone who interacts with the industry (for example, a payer, provider, consultant, or investor) Virtual Drug Development, Reimbursement, and Regulation will broaden your perspective of the fundamentals and changes in the industry. The live-streamed course consists of virtual discussion-based class sessions on key trends in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, such as:

  • Increasing pressure on prices
  • Smaller patient populations
  • lifecycle of a drug from innovation to generic competition

Who Should Attend

This live, online program offers a broad perspective of the issues surrounding the identification and introduction of new drugs, which will be useful to:

  • Mid to senior-level health care leaders who either work in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals or interact with those who do.
  • Within biotech and pharma, those occupying roles in strategy, marketing, R & D, product development, sales, government affairs, and business development.
  • Leaders who have recently switched careers into health care, consultants with health care clients, scientists and MDs who want to commercialize a drug, and health care investors.

 

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • First Course Offering: February 09–February 12, 2021
  • Second Course Offering: April 19–April 22, 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
  • February 22–February 26, 2021

$2,700 $1,890
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

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

Program Description

Any business’s knowledge is divided across people – IT, finance, marketing, operations. These diverse perspectives are what allow a company to achieve much more than any one individual. The focus of the Virtual Duke Management Program is to help you put the diverse expertise of others into action—to motivate and coordinate it. The goal of this program is to give you core insights about how best to organize people. The Virtual Duke Management Program will accomplish this goal by focusing on the basic principles you can draw on to analyze and improve performance in organizations. Effective leaders understand the importance of systems for coordinating and motivating people, and organizing and distributing work. We will examine basic principles for designing effective systems.

Who Should Attend

Professionals of any level whose work is accomplished by guiding and supporting teams and departments in managing projects, processes or cross-functional initiatives.

 

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • March 2–March 5, 2021

$2,700 $1,890
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Virtual Business Negotiation Skills 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 Virtual Business Negotiations Skills online program provides context on underlying dynamics in interactions, teaches techniques to wield influence in different scenarios, and gives 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 virtual online program will benefit any professional who leads and manages projects, processes, and teams, or who deals with internal and external stakeholders.The Virtual Business Negotiation Skills course is the optimal choice for professionals who want to learn the skills to achieve a successful negotiation outcome, 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
  • March 15–March 18, 2021

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

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Virtual Communication for Leaders in the Digital Age 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. But how do you communicate strongly and inspire others most effectively when your communication primarily takes place on a video screen? Designed for professionals who seek to increase their influence, Virtual Communication for Leaders in the Digital Age 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

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • March 29–April 1, 2021

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

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Virtual Creating a Data-Driven Culture 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.

  • The live virtual format allows you to work at a pace that suits your learning style, no matter how familiar or unfamiliar you are with analytics for management decisions.
  • Virtual classes are recorded and available to participants online, so you may review them as frequently as you choose in order to master the material.

 

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • March 30–April 15, 2021

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

Registration

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

Program Description

Organizations create products or services that are demanded by a market. An automobile manufacturer produces cars that consumers drive; a restaurant produces food that customers eat; a consulting firm produces recommendations that clients consider; a hospital provides care that patients require. A firm’s operations are the processes, resources, and capabilities that together produce its goods and services. In the best organizations, excellent operations do not just “happen”—they are carefully designed to align with, and enable, the overall strategy of the firm. In this program, you will learn how to understand and analyze the operations of your firm, and how to design effective operations strategies that align with your organization's strategic goals.

  • Using the fundamental tools and concepts from this program, you will be able to think rigorously and effectively about how to manage your organization’s operations to match supply and demand.
  • Leveraging a framework taught in this program, you will be able to link your firm's operational choices to its overall strategic vision.
  • You will learn how to analyze and design effective operations strategies.

Managing an organization’s operations effectively is key to meeting market demand and competing successfully in the market. As a result, a fundamental understanding of operations is crucial for all managers, be it in manufacturing or services, for-profit firms or non-profit organizations, start-ups or large, established firms. This program lays the groundwork for just such an understanding and introduces the most essential principles of the science—and art—of leading business strategy through operational excellence.

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.

  • Executives, and strategic leaders across an organization 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. In some organizations, it will be beneficial to send leaders across multiple departments: sales, marketing, finance, accounting, procurement, plus other groups engaging with operations outcomes.
  • Operations professionals whose increased responsibilities include providing input to their firm’s strategy.
  • Managers in both operations and non-operations roles who want to advance their careers by leveling up their skills.

 

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • April 14–May 19, 2021

TBD
(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
  • June 8–June 11, 2021

TBD
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Registration

For those interested in particpating in the Duke Virtual Women Leaders: Elevating Influence and Impact please reach out to Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

Program Description

Despite advancements in workplace diversity and inclusion, one of the most enduring challenges is the underrepresentation of women (and, by definition, the overrepresentation of men) in leadership positions, especially at the top ranks of an organization. Differences in leadership styles and unconscious biases often affect the opportunities and roles available to women. Navigating this environment requires an understanding of the dynamics at the top levels of the workplace and developing strategies to address any misalignments. In this program, you will critically examine the issues facing women who aspire to hold leadership positions. You’ll also explore the strategies employed by those who have successfully navigated to top organizational roles. In a supportive, live-virtual environment, you will explore the latest research on women in business, discuss best practices, and reflect on how you can be a more effective leader when managing and navigating the corporate landscape.

Who Should Attend

  • Women and men with 5 or more years of professional experience directing people and/or projects
  • Any business leader who aspires to have greater influence and impact in his/her organization
  • Anyone invested in the advancement of women executives into the senior ranks of an organization's leadership
  • Leader or members of a women's employee reesource group who want inspiration about future workshops, training, coaching, or activities for your company

 

Questions?

Contact Catherine Williams at cwilliams@nacd.com