Duke Corporate Education’s Americas practice serves clients across a diverse set of industries: healthcare, pharmaceuticals, insurance, banking, aerospace, transportation, oil and gas, mining, utilities, telecom, high tech, media, government and not-for-profit organizations. While our Americas practice clients primarily maintain headquarters in the US and Canada, they are global organizations with challenges as diverse as the industries they represent, the geographic regions in which they operate, and the communities they impact.

Since our establishment in 2000 as a carve out from the executive education practice of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, we have employed a unique business model integrating our academic roots and corporate experience. The proximity of our Durham, NC office (our global and Americas headquarters) to Duke University affords us the ability to engage with world leading academic experts, thought leaders, and practitioners. This stretches our thinking and continually shapes our approach to solving our clients’ challenges, ensuring that we prepare leaders to not only navigate today’s context but to equip them for what’s next.

Pete Gerend, Global Head of North America,
Visiting Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

As Global Head of North America, Pete has responsibility for leading Duke CE’s business and leading the Regional Team to create meaningful approaches to leadership development. He also works directly with global clients to connect the capacity of their people to the promise of their strategy.

phone: +1 919 680 5637

Client Stories

Cisco: Leveraging the Ecosystem

Hess: Preparing Leaders for the Future

Global Financial Services Firm: Transforming Amidst Volatility

BBA Aviation: Experiential Learning Energizes a Company

Sun Life Financial: Lessons that Last


Shannon Knott
Director of Business Development – North America
phone: +1 919 680 5683



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