Adaptive Strategic Execution

Adaptive Strategic Execution Program

Course Description

The volume and strategic importance of projects is growing in organizations. In 2017, corporate heads classified more than half of their projects as strategic initiatives. About a fifth of the world’s economic activity a year – $12 trillion – is now organized as projects. And, over the next decade, organizations are expected to experience a 68% increase in project work.

Organizations need more leaders who can step up and lead more complex projects and initiatives in this dynamic operating environment. And, as individual leaders, advancing today requires more than the essential skills to build plans and actively manage scope and performance – it requires an adaptive mindset and skillset. Leaders of projects at every level must develop an adaptive mindset to guide the organization through today’s increasingly dynamic and complex context.

In response to the project revolution, we launched a new certificate program in partnership with Strategy Execution. The Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP) equips project leaders with an adaptive mindset, toolset and skillset to execute strategy in a volatile world.

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What You'll Learn

The program will equip you with the necessary adaptive leadership skills to succeed in our volatile and complex environment:

  • Make sense of the complex context within which the strategy must be executed
  • Manage stakeholder relationships to ensure successful strategy execution
  • Align strategy with work activity to reduce the strategy execution performance gap
  • Apply design thinking to improve the results of strategic initiatives
  • Influence work activities to optimize strategy execution
  • Deliver optimal business value while executing the strategy
  • Build highly effective distributed and diverse strategy execution teams
  • Drive and influence the change required to execute the strategy

Adaptive Strategic Execution

This Course Includes:

  • 8 online courses
  • Certificate from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
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Course Content

Certificate Path

The Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP) curriculum consists of eight courses, each of which is purposefully designed to extend the mindset, toolset and skillset of leaders of projects.   The program is delivered through flexible formats that increase reach and improve learning and impact through blended/modern learning and is delivered on site, online and through open enrollment.. Through open enrollment, leaders receive certification and build the skills to raise their game and elevate their careers. Companies get a cadre of leaders who are the catalysts to run successful projects and move the organization forward.

To complete the certificate, leaders must take six of eight courses.

Required courses:

 Elective Courses (choose and complete four of the six)

Meet the Faculty

Tony O'Driscoll

Tony O’Driscoll served as head of Duke CE Labs and Regional Managing Director for Asia. During his 18-year career, Tony held several leadership positions with Nortel Networks and IBM. He was a founding member of IBM Global Service’s Strategy and Change consulting practice. Prior to joining Duke CE, Tony served on the Faculty of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management.

Ed Barrows

Ed Barrows is a Managing Director at Duke CE where he is responsible for designing and delivering programs for a portfolio of global clients. Before joining Duke CE, Ed worked in a variety of professional services positions with Deloitte, General Electric, PwC and the Palladium Group where he was Vice President and leader of the executive education organization. Ed has served on the faculties of Boston and Babson Colleges where he taught topics ranging from strategy and problem solving to international consulting.