Dr. Beth Ahlering is a Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education, based in the London office, where she leads a client portfolio of leadership and learning programs, and contributes to the development of Duke CE’s digital strategy and advisory offerings. Beth brings to Duke CE more than 15 years of experience as a management consultant, facilitator and educator, with deep expertise in organizational behavior and change management. She has led change programs for a wide range of clients in financial services, education, health, regulatory and criminal justice sectors across the US, UK, Middle East, Asia and South Africa. Beth achieves enhanced impact, scalability and sustainability of culture change with her clients through blended and technology-enabled learning solutions.
Prior to joining Duke CE, Beth was a senior management consultant in KPMG’s People Consulting practice, where she led teams advising clients on behavioral change management; learning and talent strategies; capability framework definition; design, delivery and evaluation of learning; as well as outsourced managed learning services. She has worked across a number of innovative learning modalities including face-to-face, digital learning, micro-learning, immersive and experiential learning, and social and generative learning. More broadly, she cares passionately about enhancing access to education through technology and personalization, and advocates for these causes in her community.
Beth completed her PhD and post-doctorate at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, where she was a researcher in the Centre for Business Research and taught on organizational behavior and regulatory change modules for the school’s MBA and Certificate programs. Her academic and practitioner research consistently focuses on innovative business responses to new societal, geopolitical and regulatory imperatives to deliver public goods (e.g. ranging from infrastructure to financial inclusion to equal opportunities). Her MSc is from the London School of Economics, and her BA in Psychology is from Duke University. Beth is originally from the United States and she and her British husband have lived in London since 2005. They enjoy countryside cycling and hiking as well as big city life with their two (very!) active young sons.
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