When Nelson Mandela died, a light went out in the world. In his first interview since the passing of his friend and colleague, Ahmed Kathrada, former political advisor to the South African President tells Duke CE Regional Managing Director Sharmla Chetty what leaders can learn from Mandela's inspiration and how today's leaders can carry forward his legacy.
When Duke CE interviewed almost 40 CEOs from around the world for its 2013 CEO Study, the themes that emerged highlighted the changing nature of assumptions about the world, the marketplace and leadership authority.
Gender equality in leadership is a topic of interest worldwide. Around the world women are vastly underrepresented at the board level of organizations. In Africa, between 3-4 percent of all directors and board members are women. In an effort to enhance women’s presence in board representation in Africa, Duke Corporate Education Africa has developed the Women Leading Africa “Board Leadership–Voices of the Future” initiative.
Duke CE has been named to the TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Leadership Training Companies List for the fifth consecutive year as part of Training Industry's mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies.
Due to the diversity of services included in leadership training programs, no attempt is made to rank the top companies.
Duke CE is ranked the world’s #1 provider of custom executive education, according to BusinessWeek (7 November 2013) and the Financial Times (13 May 2013).
Duke CE has held the #1 spot in each since 2003.
BG Group, a British multinational oil and gas company, recently held a session with Duke CE in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil aimed at customizing a human-centered design approach that they can use to solve a variety of challenges.
As part of the session, speakers discussed designing modern cities and working with communities, among other things
Duke Today spotlights Duke CE's program for Chinese State Owned Enterprise businesses. The program promotes innovation, cross-cultural skills and strategic thinking.
When AstraZeneca implemented major changes to its strategy and leadership, they recognized the need to develop directors who would be equipped to adapt and thrive in the changing healthcare environment. They partnered with Duke CE in an innovative program to prepare Research & Development leaders worldwide.
Executives from 17 countries will participate in the first class of Coca-Cola’s Donald R. Keough System Leadership Academy, developed in partnership with Duke CE. Named after Coke’s former president and CEO, the six-week immersive learning experience focuses on Keough’s inclusive leadership style and thirst for knowledge. Participants visit a diverse set of markets and must use critical thinking and unconventional approaches to solve problems.