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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 Duke Virtual Women Leaders: Elevating Influence and Impact please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • September 6–September 15, 2022

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

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

This course is a great match for anyone 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 their organization should consider this course! Specifically, this course is a good fit for anyone invested in the advancement of women executives into the senior ranks of an organization's leadership or someone who is a member of a women's employee resource group who wants inspiration about future workshops, training, coaching, or activities for your company.

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • September 7–October 19, 2022

$3,450 $2,587.50
(Special NACD Member/Affiliate Rate)

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. Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders (virtual) 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, Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders (virtual) 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 Financial Analysis for Non-Finance Leaders (virtual) 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.

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Creating a Data-Driven Culture Program please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • Sept 12-15, 2022

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

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.

For those interested in participating in the Virtual Navigating Health Care Trends please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • September 13–September 22, 2022

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

Program Description

The health sector is intricate, dynamic, and far-reaching—a global network of entities that impacts people and economies like no other industry. Legislation, public and private exchanges, and new technologies offer incredible opportunities to improve the experience of care, reduce costs, and improve the health of patients. Navigating Health Care Trends (virtual) gives you the opportunity to delve into emerging issues with leaders across multiple industry domains. You’ll gain a broader perspective on emerging issues and new approaches to problem-solving.

 

Who Should Attend

Professionals and executives in health care strategy, sales, marketing, IT, finance, patient care, or administration will gain the most from the curriculum, but the program is valuable for anyone who needs to understand how health care organizations prosper in the industry’s evolving landscape. If you need to understand how to perform your role more effectively as your organization seeks to leverage the industry dynamics, 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 virtual format allows you to work at a pace that suits your learning style, no matter how familiar or unfamiliar you are with the health care industry.
  • 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.

For those interested in participating in the Leading Business Strategy through Operational Excellence please reach out to Sudina Shakya at sshakya@nacd.com to discuss current pricing and dates available.

 

Upcoming Program Dates Cost Per Program
  • September 27–September 30, 2022

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

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.

To ensure the success of strategic initiatives and avoid the costs of an inefficient operation, you'll need to understand and manage key operational implications of your decisions, such as:

  • What are the operations scale, source, and scope alignments you need so that your firm’s strategic plan and your operations processes work synergistically?
  • How do you adjust operational choices as your firm’s strategy evolves?
  • How can you prepare to support changes in strategy?
  • What data is necessary to identify improvements for existing processes and to evaluate new strategic opportunities?
  • How can managers in non-operations roles evaluate and manage the implications of their new strategies on the operations function?

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.

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.