Smarter Project-Based Work for a More Complex World

As the environment in which we operate grows more volatile and complex, organizations need a new playbook to seize opportunities faster. Projects are rapidly becoming the primary means through which strategy is executed and key work is accomplished. 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 leaders who can lead more complex projects in this dynamic operating environment. As individual leaders, advancing today requires more than building plans and managing 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 certificate program in partnership with Strategy Execution (now part of Korn Ferry), the global authority in project management training. The Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP) equips project leaders with an adaptive mindset, toolset and skillset to execute strategy in a volatile world. 

Certificate Paths

Building on the success of the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program, Duke CE along with Korn Ferry, deliver end-to-end certificate programs for project leaders to build critical skills at every level of project execution. Learners will develop valuable skills, gain professional recognition, increase earning potential, and earn certificates from a world-renowned university.

Transform Digital Leadership

Is talent your biggest roadblock to digital transformation? 84% of executives believe that their organizations do not have the skills and capabilities to deliver on their digital ambition.

Accelerate Project Management

Project management has become a core skill set that is critical to execute on strategic priorities, not just a specialist IT role. How are you setting up your teams for success?

Transform Digital Leadership

Building leaders to get ahead of digital disruption

Is talent your biggest roadblock to digital transformation?

84% of executives believe their organizations lack the skills and capabilities to deliver on their digital ambition, while CHROs identify upskilling their workforce as their key strategy for adapting for the future.

To transform your digital leadership, you need talent with the right skills and mindset.

Strong digital leadership requires new behaviors, skills, and approaches to navigate complexity. At every level, digital leaders are forced to be more responsive to unanticipated market shifts, more resilient to unpredictable disruptions, and more adaptive in situations where what “has always worked” no longer applies.

How can you ensure that your leaders can develop both the skills and the crucial new mindset and approach to the digital world?

Benefits at a glance

  • Drive the development and adoption of digital leadership capability efficiently and scalably through the breadth and depth of your organization.
  • Access the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program, a course built in partnership with Duke Corporate Education, allowing learners to earn an industry-recognized certification.
  • Enhance the ROI on leadership development through more focused targeting and stronger follow-through.

Accelerate Project Management

Build project skills to drive successful strategic initiatives

Project management skills have become critical for executing on strategic priorities.

But there’s a significant gap in project management skill development that goes well beyond IT specialist roles: only 33% of organizations currently deliver projects that meet objectives. This project execution gap covers all aspects of the nature of work: developing strategy, finding new business, prioritizing work, managing teams, and leading projects.

To drive successful project performance in an increasingly complex environment, you need talent with the right technical and soft skills, which means you also need project management training.

How are you setting up your project management teams for success and improving alignment between projects, processes, and the organization?

Benefits at a glance

  • Improve project management skills efficiently and scalable across the breadth and depth of the organization.
  • Drive employee engagement through a personalized learning platform and help employees propel their careers forward with project management certificate paths offered through Duke Corporate Education.
  • Encourage a culture of learning and continuous improvement by enabling managers to be effective coaches through employee learning journeys.