Great leaders are made

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 our 360-degree assessment, 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.

“Going to Duke’s campus for the leadership program was helpful because mentally it forced me to leave the office behind and focus on learning as much as I could from the experience. I most appreciated learning more about contextual and inspirational leadership. For example, it’s important for employees to understand how their work fits into the context of the company’s strategy. As leaders, we should be explaining WHY we’re needing people to take on certain tasks/responsibilities. If they don’t know why, then they may not do their jobs well.” —Daniel Huffman, Manager, Building Products Company

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.

More About the Program

Individual Action Planning

Before starting the program, you’ll identify a set of colleagues to complete a survey which informs our 360-degree assessment of your leadership style. Along with information faculty gather directly from you, this data will become the foundation of your program experience, providing a framework to discuss your leadership style and identify your unique challenges and opportunities. Each day in the program you’ll meet with your assigned coach, a specialist in executive planning as well as the 360-degree leadership assessment. Together you’ll build a personalized action plan with short- and long-term objectives. You’ll create strategies for specific work situations, such as a new assignment or change initiative. You’ll also establish a behavioral plan for your long term leadership performance.

Six Domains of Leadership

The program’s intellectual foundation is the Six Domains of Leadership model, developed by professors Sim Sitkin and Allan Lind. This framework begins with your innate strengths, helps you understand how you are performing in different dimensions, and provides guidance on developing solid and enduring leadership behaviors. As you engage with each element, you’ll start to see the interplay between different domains and how you can build on them to become a more effective leader. The model addresses the full range of skills that are needed to exercise strong leadership and covers the breadth of different leadership scenarios, including:

  • Personal Leadership – Building a leadership persona from your personality and values
  • Relational Leadership – Forging sound relationships with those you lead
  • Contextual Leadership – Providing coherence and team identity
  • Supportive Leadership – Protecting your people
  • Inspirational Leadership – Motivating exceptional effort
  • Responsible Leadership – Ensuring your leadership is balanced and ethical
  • Configurational Leadership – Adapting your leadership style
  • Leadership During Crisis – Combining different leadership domains in times of crisis
  • Leading Across Divides – Distance and culture
  • Co-leadership – Sharing leadership authority

Program Objectives

The curriculum breaks down the act of leadership into easily digestible scenarios. Over 5 days you’ll learn how to:

  • Create and project your vision, values, and expertise
  • Make your leadership style more intentional and strategic—don’t rely on intuition alone
  • 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/circumstances
  • Lead during times of change including crises and mergers
  • Create an effective leadership team

Prepare for a 5-day immersion in leadership development. Drawing insights from participants in different industries and functions, faculty engage you in lively debate and analysis. A combination of individual and team assignments ensure you can put what you’re learning into practice. Innovative exercises help you understand different concepts in a visceral way and create new dimensions in your learning. You’ll also spend significant one-on-one time with your leadership coach, working through feedback in your 360-degree personal assessment and developing an action plan.

Program Registration Calendar

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Advanced Registration
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Program Location and Accommodations

JB Duke Hotel
During your time in Durham, you’ll live and learn in the four-star JB Duke Hotel, a contemporary and tranquil retreat on Duke’s campus with state-of-the-art learning facilities.

Sample Schedule

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Arrival

Check-in Available
3:00PM

Program Introduction
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Dinner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Day 1

Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Personal & Relational Leadership
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch & OCI Planning
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Experiential Exercises
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

SDLS Introduction
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Coaching & Workbook Planning
4:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Dinner & Video Case
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Day 2

Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Contextual Leadership
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Inspirational & Supportive Leadership
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coaching & Workbook Planning
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Dinner
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Day 3

Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Responsible Leadership
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Trust Exercise
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Configurational Leadership & Video Case
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Leading Across Distance & Culture
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coaching & Workbook Planning
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Dinner
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Day 4

Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Leading Change
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Leadership During Crisis Video Case & Boxed Lunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Optional Campus Tour
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Coaching Teams & OCI Review
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Celebration Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Day 5

Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Co-Leadership & Leadership Teams / Program,Review
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Program Close
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Faculty

Sim Sitkin

Sim Sitkin

Sim Sitkin is a Professor of Management at Fuqua, as well as the founding faculty director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, and director of the Center for Organizational Research. His research focuses on leadership and control systems and how they influence organizations’ members to become more capable of change and innovation. Professor Sitkin has extensive, worldwide consulting and executive education experience with many corporations, nonprofit, and government organizations.

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Allan Lind

Allan Lind

Allan Lind is the James L. Vincent Professor of Leadership at Fuqua. His teaching interests center on leadership and global management issues, while his research agenda includes the study of leadership, organizational fairness, business relationships, organizational behavior, and conflict management. Professor Lind’s consulting and professional experiences include work with Siemens, bioMerieux, Areva, URS-Washington Division, Deutsche Bank, Glaxo Smith Kline, Micron Technologies, and the U.S. Federal Judiciary.

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