For over 20 years, Duke Corporate Education has excelled at helping leaders and organizations transform by reinventing education through human-centered program design and learner engagement. Whether the need is building fundamentals or navigating the unknown, we build solutions grounded in your business context for the challenges you are facing and for the cohorts you are developing. 

At Duke CE, our goal is to understand your current and future needs in order to design relevant content such as best-in-class virtual learning, immersive experiences or face-to-face programs. We work with you to craft the right solution so that your leaders — managers, directors, high potentials or executives — acquire not just new knowledge, but also behaviors and mindsets to move the organization in the right direction fast. We empower leaders of the world to lead a better world.

Having an insufficient level of “ready” talent to lead faster, more agile organizations is one of the most significant strategic and operational risks for organizations. We develop leadership solutions in context that enable your leaders to adapt and move the organization forward.

We can also cascade sequenced development activities starting with C-suite, through multiple levels of the organization, to embed key strategic messages, catalyze change and maximize impact.

Leaders at All Levels


In an exponentially changing world, development of executives is best done in context. Deeper learning and real change occur when senior leaders have opportunities to practice and learn from their errors. This level of engagement has the power to shift patterns of thinking and change behavior.

Managers and Directors

Managers in the middle of the leadership system represent the greatest source of leverage to influence and adjust the organization’s strategic and transformational processes to deliver responsiveness, resilience and adaptability.


Everybody is investing in their next level leaders. Strategic high-potential programs can have a multiplier effect throughout the organization. Substantial impact can be gained by involving small numbers of people with high potential who return to their regular jobs and translate their learning for others.

Virtual and Hybrid Custom Programs

Our strong track record of developing custom virtual offerings is built around one clear, strategic point of view: successful programs are both immersive and experiential. Based on this philosophy and the needs of your organization, we create a flexible, customized design that is unique to your cohorts, which is essential in this time of unprecedented change.

To best serve our clients, we launched My Duke CE. Our virtual platform is a transformative space for the future of learning and development that enables the deep collaboration and customization that our clients expect of face-to-face experiences, online.

Duke CE’s virtual custom programs enable participants to learn new knowledge, develop their skills through enhanced technologies, work with and learn from world-class educators, and embed their learning back in the workplace through digitally-supported work-based activities.

Furthermore, the platform extends the reach of participants through opportunities to build connections with each other, establish effective networks through the creation of social hubs and interact fully with those leading the program.

Client Stories

Implats and Duke CE Partner to Help Leaders Develop and Innovate in Their Roles

Implats, a prominent player in the mining industry, recognized the need to cultivate effective leadership within its ranks and turned to Duke CE to craft…

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dentsu: Modern Leadership

In order to achieve its corporate philosophy, dentsu partnered with Duke CE on a co-created program, Leading a Profitable Business, for high-potential senior executives…

Caterpillar: Bolstering Profitable Growth Through Leadership

Caterpillar: Bolstering Profitable Growth Through Leadership

Caterpillar’s leadership development program was designed to bolster Caterpillar’s enterprise strategy for sustained profitable growth by targeting 25 influential leaders…

Interested in Ready-to-Learn offerings for you or your organization?

Based upon our own research and more than two decades of client experience, Duke CE has created educational experiences addressing key problems leaders face. Each solution is flexible, targeted and can be delivered online or in blended formats.

Looking for open enrollment programs?

If your organization is interested in open executive education programs, please contact our colleagues at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.