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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.

 

Sponsored by

Datacor

LeSaint

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • October 18–23, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: September 3, 2020
  • December 13–18, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: October 29, 2020

$11,450 $5,350*
(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

Hard Copy (2020 courses): Please click here to download the hard copy registration form.

Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 or email them to Matt Glaser at mglaser@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, Education & Strategic Programs, at mglaser@nacd.com

Sponsored by

Datacor

LeSaint

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • Fall Program TBA
    • Registration Deadline: TBA

$6,700 $3,350*
(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

Hard Copy: Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 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, Education & Strategic Programs, at mglaser@nacd.com

Sponsored by

Datacor

LeSaint

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • October 13-16, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: August 29, 2020

$6,700 $3,350*
(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

Hard Copy: Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 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, Education & Strategic Programs, at mglaser@nacd.com

Sponsored by

Datacor

LeSaint

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • August 30-September 2, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: July 16, 2020
  • December 6-9, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: October 22, 2020

$6,900 $3,550*
(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

Hard Copy: Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 or email to mglaser@nacd.com.

Program Description & Learning Outcomes

When profit margins are scrutinized by internal and external stakeholders, knowing how decisions impact your organization’s bottom line today and in the future is crucial. Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Leaders introduces and explains the essential elements of financial reporting, including managerial and financial accounting. Participants will learn to interpret the basic components of financial statements, develop a greater understanding of how financial information can be used as a strategic tool for decision making, and be able to communicate operating, marketing, sales, and growth strategies in financial terms.

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 Matt Glaser, Vice President, Education & Strategic Programs, at mglaser@nacd.com

Sponsored by

Datacor

LeSaint

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • June 17-July 29, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: TBA

$2,000 $1,450*
(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

Hard Copy: Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 or email to mglaser@nacd.com.

Program Description & Learning Outcomes

When profit margins are scrutinized by internal and external stakeholders, knowing how decisions impact your organization’s bottom line today and in the future is crucial. Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Leaders introduces and explains the essential elements of financial reporting, including managerial and financial accounting. Participants will learn to interpret the basic components of financial statements, develop a greater understanding of how financial information can be used as a strategic tool for decision making, and be able to communicate operating, marketing, sales, and growth strategies in financial terms.

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 Matt Glaser, Vice President, Education & Strategic Programs, at mglaser@nacd.com

Sponsored by

Datacor

LeSaint

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • November 1-4, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: September 17, 2020

$5,600 $3,350*
(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

Hard Copy: Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 or email to mglaser@nacd.com.

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, Communications for Leaders teaches disciplined communications strategies that can improve your performance in different contexts. Experience with social media is not required.

Over 3 days you’ll learn from a mixture of lecture, class discussion, and interactive exercises. You’ll have opportunities to practice and refine public speaking skills, manage Q&A, address the media, and work through a crisis situation, ensuring you gain practice in working with course concepts.

  • Presenting with Power
  • Leading and Communicating Through Crisis
  • Embracing the Power of Social Media
  • Answering the Tough Questions

Learning Outcomes

  • Build personal and corporate trustworthiness and credibility through communication
  • Refresh and practice presentation skills for engagement and impact
  • Incorporate feedback to increase your confidence
  • Develop communication strategies that are consistent and disciplined
  • Manage "hot-seat" questioning from sympathetic and adversarial audiences
  • Create a crisis communications strategy
  • Evaluate which social media channels will give you the best ROI
  • Learn how to use LinkedIn and Twitter to support your communication strategy
  • Analyze your online influence level
  • Position yourself and your organization as experts
  • Balance your online personal brand with your organization's brand

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 Matt Glaser, Vice President, Education & Strategic Programs, at mglaser@nacd.com

Sponsored by

Datacor

LeSaint

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • September 29-October 2, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: August 15, 2020

$6,700 $3,350*
(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

Hard Copy: Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 or email to mglaser@nacd.com.

Program Description

Professionals who lead operations teams or collaborate with them learn new ways to connect operations with business strategy. Successful alignment will help you avoid costly errors and improve both your profitability and market share in this 3-day program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and manage the processes required to provide goods and services to your customers
  • Identify the most effective continuous improvement approaches for your firm’s operational decisions
  • Understand the impact of uncertainty on decisions related to resource acquisition and evaluate when extra capacity for specific resources is beneficial
  • Evaluate existing processes and alternatives that can make for more efficient and effective inventory decisions
  • And more...

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.

Questions?

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

Sponsored by

Datacor

LeSaint

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • June 17–19, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: May 3, 2020
  • October 26–28, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: September 10, 2020

$6,700 $3,350*
(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

Hard Copy: Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 or email to mglaser@nacd.com.

Program Description

One of the most enduring findings in the study of gender in the workplace is the underrepresentation of women (and, by definition, the overrepresentation of men) in leadership positions, especially at the top ranks of the organizational hierarchy. Hence, the purpose of this program is to critically examine the issues facing women who aspire to hold such positions and to better understand the strategies employed by those who have successfully navigated to top organizational roles. In a supportive environment, you will explore the latest research, discuss best practices, and reflect on how you can be a more effective leader when managing and navigating the corporate landscape.

Learning Outcomes

  • Available on December 5, 2019

Who Should Attend

Anyone with 5+ years professional experience managing people/projects. Attendees will learn through case study, research, experiential exercises, and rich discussion how to navigate challenges managing people who are different from you. Attending with several people from your organization is highly recommended.

Questions?

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

Sponsored by

Datacor

LeSaint

Presented by NACD in collaboration with Duke University

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program Location
  • January 14–19, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: December 2, 2019
  • May 12–15, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: March 28, 2020

$6,700 $3,350*
(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

Hard Copy: Please click here to download the hard copy registration form. Please fax hard copy registration forms to (703) 527-7747 or email to mglaser@nacd.com.

Program Description

Immense quantities of data, faster computing capabilities, and advanced analytics techniques are changing the business landscape. Develop the skills and analytic tools to make evidence-based decisions that will influence your organization’s strategy. This 3-day program will empower you to leverage data-driven decisions in this dynamic environment.

  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics
  • Decision Modeling and Computation
  • Information Management in Interconnected Markets

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of core and state-of-the-art analytics models, when to use each, and how to best communicate their impact on your recommendations and decisions
  • Structure complex business problems in order to leverage analytics when reaching a sound decision
  • Develop innovative frameworks for leveraging data and information to maximize the impact of analytics techniques on the quality of your decision-making and ultimately on your business

Who Should Attend

Managers who want to improve their effectiveness and profitability within their organizations, and who aspire to make evidence-based managerial decisions, regardless of their quantitative experience, will benefit from this program

Questions?

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