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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.

You can download the registration form here and send it to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com.

All in-person programs will be held at JB Duke Hotel in Durham, NC.

For those interested in participating in the Business Negotiation Skills please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • October 9-12, 2022

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

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.

For those interested in participating in the Duke Communication for Leaders Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • October 16– October 19, 2022

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

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.

For those interested in participating in the Vitural Duke Management Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • October 20–October 28, 2022

$2,900 $2,175
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

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 Duke Management Program (virtual) 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.

 

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.

For those interested in participating in the Duke Leadership Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • October 30–November 4, 2022

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

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.

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Duke Leadership, Diversity, and Race Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • November 14–November 17, 2022

$3,150 $2,362.50
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

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.

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Drug Development, Reimbursement, and Regulation please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Nov 28–Dec 14 2022

$2,450 $1,837.50
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

Program Description

The biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry is complex, not just because of the science, but also because of changing reimbursement practices and regulatory policies. If your organization engages with drug discovery or development at any stage of commercialization, you need to be aware of and understand changes to reimbursement or regulation and their implications for your firm.

Given the industry’s complexity and interdependencies, familiarity with only part of the biotech and pharma industry is not enough for success. Managers involved with drug discovery need to understand what comes after drug development, including whether payers will cover the product and whether providers will adopt the product. Drug makers, payers, providers, regulators, investors, and consultants in this space will find that gaining perspective on interlinkages across the industry enables you to add more value to your stakeholders, and ultimately to your bottom line, through your strategic plans, your drug development operations, your new opportunity identification, etc.

 

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.

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Duke Leadership Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Dec 1–16 2022

$5,150 $3,862.50
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

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 (virtual) 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.