Europe has always been at the center of our international and global client work. Since establishing our office in London in 2003, we have grown to 35 people serving Europe. In the heart of a truly global and diverse city, our London office has enabled us not only to serve European clients but has also been a key part of our overall global strategy.

Our client base is diverse with strong representation from power generation, pharmaceuticals, insurance, banking, aerospace, building materials, oil and gas and high tech. In addition, our base in London enables us to greatly expand our educator network drawing on top faculty, facilitators, practitioners, executive coaches and non-traditional educators from Europe.

Upcoming Insights Events

Ambidexterity: Leading and Succeeding Today and Ensuring Long-Term Success
with Jens Maier

26 November 2019 | 08:00 – 09:30 CET | Dusseldorf
27 November 2019 | 08:00 – 09:30 CET | Frankfurt
29 November 2019 | 08:00 – 09:30 CET | Munich

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Executives and the organisations they lead are increasingly focused on agility – changing and adapting quickly to meet shifting market demands and opportunities. Creating value and sustainable business success, however, requires something else as well: ambidexterity. Now more than ever business leaders need to use one hand to grow the existing business (exploiting the current model), whilst with the other hand creates future opportunities (exploring new business models).

Talk the Walk: Leadership in a Connected World of Work with Karin Zingmark

26 November 2019 | 08:00 – 09:30 CET | Stockholm – Learn more and register.

Digitalization leads to globalization, changing consumer expectations, unexpected competition and disruption, and a totally new landscape with shifting challenges and opportunities. In this environment, it is valuable to understand: 1) how businesses need to work differently if they are to survive and thrive; 2) the implications for leaders and workforces in general; 3) the dos and don’ts of leadership in a connected world – what to do, and what to avoid.

Discovery-Led Decision Making with Ben Shenoy

28 November 2019 | 08:00 – 09:30 CET | Oslo – Learn more and register.

Making strategic decisions is an essential element of leadership, but it’s tough for leaders to manage when they’re buffeted by a turbulent, confusing environment.  Discovery-Led Decision-Making addresses this challenge by providing a framework for making sound decisions in an uncertain world. Based on the core concepts of framing, testing and scaling, this approach ensures that efforts are focused where the need is greatest, that interventions are tested, evaluated and revised, and that successful initiatives are effectively rolled out across the organization.

Global HR Directors Fellowship Programme

Increasing levels of change and volatility are both opportunities and challenges for forward-thinking HR professionals.  The Global HR Directors Fellowship programme provides senior HR professionals with opportunities to work with world-class thought leaders and key contributors from a range of organisations to explore the following issues:

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Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Does your organization’s culture support both diversity and inclusion?

According to PwC, 85% of companies with a formal Diversity & Inclusion strategy report an improved bottom line, and diversity has been shown to increase creativity, innovation and agility within organizations.

Many organisations are taking the research to heart by addressing diversity in hiring practices. However, too often new diverse talent is not being truly included. Their voices are not being heard and their skills are not fully leveraged.

Duke Corporate Education offers organisations the opportunity to start a new dialogue about diversity and provide leaders with the mindsets to create an inclusive climate where everyone can thrive.

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The Human Difference – A Recap of the Event

Organisations, executives and the people they lead face new types of opportunities and dilemmas – issues that are driven by the rise of digital networks, cultural disruption, and stresses both for people and ecosystems.

This situation is one that is directly addressed by Duke Corporate Education’s purpose – preparing leaders for what’s next – and it provided the context for the annual event “The Human Difference – Reimagining Leadership and the Future of Work”. Bringing leaders of learning, strategy, HR and technology together with expert practitioners, the event explored the kind of world that is emerging, and the implications for leaders and organisations.



Jeremy Kourdi
Client Director, Europe
+44 (0)20 7936 6064



Sharmla Chetty, President of Global Markets

Sharmla is the President of Global Markets for Duke Corporate Education and serves on the board for Duke Corporate Education Africa.  She leads client development, advisory work, and the building of client organizations’ strategic capacity and capabilities. She has experience working in a range of industries including financial services, healthcare, and mining and in various regions, including Africa, China, Europe and India.

+27 11 575 6241


 Client Stories

Pivot! Leadership Development at Merck

Scaling Learning in a Multinational Bank

Duke CE Takes Deutsche Telekom Back to School

Novartis: Building the Female Talent Pipeline

Statoil: Engaging a Team of Special Forces

Engaging Global Markets: Growing the Maritime Cluster

Edrington: Bottling Motivational Spirit


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