Which Program is Best for You?

Become a Better Manager and Leader.
We’ve Got Courses for Both.

"Management" and "leadership" are often used interchangeably, but they are actually different yet complementary skillsets. The science of effective management borrows from leadership principles and vice versa. Through management, you improve performance and processes and through leadership, you inspire, persuade, and focus your organization or team. Although not absolute, management tends to be focused on systems and tasks while leadership is about influencing your people.

Our Duke Management Program and Duke Leadership Program are two professional development options that can be taken sequentially or independently depending on your most pressing work challenges. To determine the course that is right for you now, answer the following yes/no questions:

Are You Responsible For?

  • Building business and decision making processes and improving teams?
  • Employee productivity and motivation?
  • Designing or negotiating assignments?
  • Transforming weak employees into strong ones?
  • Making business decisions and plans?
  • Projecting your vision and inspiring others?
  • Building team enthusiasm and optimism?
  • Encouraging people to accept responsibility?
  • Navigating change and uncertainty?
  • Helping your team understand what we do and how we do it?
If you answered yes to these questions, then the Duke Management Program is the best class for you. If you answered yes to these questions, then the Duke Leadership Program is the best class for you.


Program Quickview

  Duke Management Program Duke Leadership Program
Objectives Gain tools to better manage your team and improve their performance. Sharpen your leadership skills to reach your and your team's highest potential.
Duration 3 Days 5 Days
Teaching            Approach
  • Lecture and discussion
  • Simulations
  • Experiential exercises and tools
  • Lecture and discussion
  • Executive coaching
  • Experiential exercises and tools
Take Away A Management Action Plan that will improve your managerial effectiveness. A Leadership Action Plan for specific work goals and a Behavioral Plan for long term leadership performance.