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2009 Conference Theme
Leading in Times of Uncertainty


Weathering the ups and downs of the current global financial crisis is critical to any organization's survival and the ability to lead through traditional and new challenges is key. To explore the leadership implications of these uncertain times, Duke University 's Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) invites you attend the 8th Annual Fuqua School of Business & Coach K Leadership Conference, October 19-21, 2009.  

The 2009 Conference will explore key perspectives and provide a leadership toolkit that participants need to lead effectively in today's uncertain times.

Conference topics include:

  • Competing as a 21st Century business among 20th Century giants: the necessity of a new organizational structure
  • Leading through organized chaos: staying true to your mission while adapting for change and uncertainty
  • Cultivating a culture of right and left-brained thinkers: building a united workforce of creative and technical employees
  • Leading the creative enterprise: generating progressive ideas and utilizing innovative technologies
  • Leading the next generation of workers and customers: leveraging the power of social media and social networks
  • Learning from the financial crisis: setting your organization up for long-term success

2009 Conference Program

The format of this interactive conference includes keynote and plenary sessions featuring over 15 leaders across various industries including finance, consulting, sports, entertainment, government, and technology. All sessions are moderated by Duke faculty and scholars, and are designed to allow participants to easily learn and interact with the speakers and from one another.

Please see the conference highlights page for examples of programs from past years.