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.




Design Thinking | 3rd July 2018 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM BST
The Ballroom at The Lansdowne Club
9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair W1J5JD

Design Thinking is not an end unto itself; rather, it’s a way of working that becomes useful when it is applied. In this interactive masterclass, participants will learn to design ways of working for their teams that consistently lead to innovative outcomes — to transform hierarchical, risk-averse companies into continuously creative ones. We do this by using the principles of EMERGENCE: in philosophy, systems theory, science and art, emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions.

Participants will engage with the design thinking process and its methods in a hands-on, experiential Masterclass that highlights the principles of human-centred design, instills creative confidence and establishes the rules of effective brainstorming. The workshop will begin with a rapid design challenge to introduce the full cycle of the process: Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test and by using this introduction as a scaffold, a deeper experience will be applied to your foremost needs.

Justin Ferrell is the Director of Outreach & Partnerships at Stanford University’s He joined the to design and direct its fellowship program, which helps entrepreneurial professionals learn and apply design thinking to organizational design and create large-scale transformations. Justin is also a consultant, speaker and visual storyteller, who has led innovation workshops for the likes of Facebook, Google, The United Nations and the World Economic Forum.


For more information, contact Joey Uppal-Mustafa



The Human Difference – A Recap of the 22 March 2018 Capstone 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.




Cheryl Stokes, Regional Managing Director – Europe
phone: +44 (0)207 936 6133





Mimi Armstrong, Director of Business Development – Europe
office phone: +44 (0)20 7936 6146
mobile phone: +44 77 2525 8672

Sharmla Chetty, President, Africa & Global Managing Director, Europe & Africa

Sharmla is the Global Head of Europe and Africa for Duke Corporate Education and serves on the board for Duke Corporate Education Africa.  She leads the client relationship management, 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.

phone: +27 11 575 6241


 Client Stories

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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