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phone: +1 760 710 2450

Duke Corporate Education
Suite 250
5650 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008 

Mike Canning, J.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Canning is the CEO of Duke Corporate Education, a global provider of customized corporate education and development services. Duke CE works with organizations to build their capability to address current and future business challenges and execute their strategy through customized education programs and advisory services. 

Duke CE is a not-for-profit corporation operating as a support organization to Duke University. They are a unique blend of a business and a university. Like a business, they are driven by business outcomes and client service.  And, like a university, they value research and create stimulating environments in which new knowledge is created and change accelerated.  

Mike works directly with clients to design and deliver unique learning experiences customized to achieve specific business and learning outcomes. He also leads advisory projects designed to identify and solve human capital needs directly related to the execution of the strategy.

Mike has also coordinated Duke CE's efforts to develop a unique body of knowledge and tools that address the key challenges of leaders in the middle of an organization. This work led to creating innovative solutions for a number of global clients and resulted in the publication of an eight-volume book series, Leading from the Center, which he also co-authored.

Prior to joining Duke CE in 2001, Mike worked as an independent consultant in the San Francisco Bay area. He focused on designing and implementing strategic change, building organizational capability, and leadership development for a range of clients. Mike previously worked for the international division of The Coca-Cola Company in operations, strategy/capability development, and employee and industrial relations. He has traveled and worked extensively in a multitude of countries and cultures across Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa, and Asia.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from William Paterson University in New Jersey, and a J.D. from the University of Bridgeport (Conn.) School of Law.