Prepare for the Project Revolution with Adaptive Leadership Skills

Join Duke Corporate Education’s Adaptive Strategic Execution Programme in South Africa

The Challenge

In companies that manage highly successful projects, 81% report that leadership is the most important skill.

Operating Environment is More Volatile and Complex- 79% of CEOs expected the level of complexity to increase over the next five years, and only 49% felt their organizations were prepared to handle this complexity. Source: IBM Global CEO Study: Capitalizing on Complexity


Project Work is More Important- 50% of organizations’ 2017 projects are classified as “strategic initiatives.” Source: PWC 4th Annual Global Portfolio and Program Management Survey


Project Work is More Pervasive- Organizations will need 33% more individuals working in project-based roles over next 10 years. Source: PMI Job Growth and Talent Gap Report 2017


Projects are More Complex- There are more unplanned, emergent problems to solve. Non-planned or ad hoc activities make up more than 25% of total work on projects.



A Solution for Project Leaders

If you are involved in leading projects in any capacity, then we invite you to the Adaptive Strategic Execution Programme (ASEP) in South Africa. We will help you develop the skills to lead project work in this more complex world.

Essential Skills

  • Building a solid plan
  • Managing schedule, scope and performance
  • Establishing effective routines
  • Maintaining accountability


Adaptive Skills

  •  Driving collaboration and influencing faster and across more boundaries
  • Innovating by owning problems and designing solutions to emerging challenges
  • Flexibility in knowing when how to drive change
  • Engaging and developing team members in the context of projects
  • Accelerating key decisions



ASEP is delivered in partnership between Duke Corporate Education, Strategy Execution and the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.


 Course 1Course 2Course 3Course 4Course 5Course 6Course 7Course 8
Making Sense of ComplexityAligning Work with StrategyManaging Critical RelationshipsDesign Thinking for ResultsInfluence Without AuthorityDelivering Business ValueBuilding Effective TeamsDriving and Influencing Change
Group 120-22 August, 2019
3-5 September, 201921-23 October, 201919-21 November, 20193-5 December, 201927-29 January, 202025-27 February, 202024-26 March, 2020
Group 226-28 August, 201916-18 September, 201928-30 October, 201925-27 November, 20199-11 December, 20194-6 February, 20203-5 March, 20206-8 April, 2020
Group 311-13 November, 201915-17 January, 202010-12 February, 202018-20 March, 202030 March -April 1, 202028-30 April, 202011-13 May, 20208-10 June, 2020

“This program has been great. It has given me wonderful communications skills on how to influence my team and management about where our strategy should go and how we should align our work to ensure we are all working in the right direction.”

– Amanda Pinyan, Program Manager at Cisco
and graduate of the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program



Demonstrate your knowledge and gain credentials. Complete the two required courses:

Choose four of the six elective courses:


For each completed course, you will receive a course certificate from Duke Corporate Education.





After completing the six required courses, you will receive a programme certificate from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.





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“I am thrilled with the course. It was an excellent group of people. But the material is why I am here. This specific course I just took had amazing insights about our inherent biases and how we overcome them. I thought this was extremely useful as we are constantly evolving and changing. It has allowed me to be more successful now. I really encourage everyone to be part of this experience.”

– Barry Fulk, Associate Director of Service Delivery Management at Astellas Pharma Inc.



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