Custom Programs

For over 20 years, Duke Corporate Education has excelled at helping leaders and organizations transform by reinventing education through human-centered program design and learner engagement. Whether the need is building fundamentals or navigating the unknown, we build solutions grounded in your business context for the challenges you are facing and for the cohorts you are developing. 

At Duke CE, our goal is to understand your current and future needs in order to design relevant content such as best-in-class virtual learning, immersive experiences or face-to-face programs. We work with you to craft the right solution so that your leaders—managers, directors, high potentials or executives—acquire not just new knowledge, but also behaviors and mindsets to move the organization in the right direction fast. We’re here to help leaders get ready for what’s next.

Having an insufficient level of “ready” talent to lead faster, more agile organizations is one of the most significant strategic and operational risks for organizations. We develop leadership solutions in context that enable your leaders to adapt and move the organization forward.

We can also cascade sequenced development activities starting with c-suite, through multiple levels of the organization, to embed key strategic messages, catalyze change and maximize impact.

Virtual and Hybrid Custom Programs

Our strong track record of developing custom virtual offerings is built around one clear, strategic point of view: successful programs are both immersive and experiential. Based on this philosophy and the needs of your organization, we create a flexible, customized design that is unique to your cohorts, which is essential in this time of unprecedented change.

My Duke CE Platform

To best serve our clients, we launched My Duke Corporate Education. Our virtual platform is a transformative space for the future of learning and development that enables the deep collaboration and customization that our clients expect of face-to-face experiences, online.

Duke CE’s virtual custom programs enable participants to learn new knowledge, develop their skills through enhanced technologies, work with and learn from world-class educators, and embed their learning back in the workplace through digitally-supported work-based activities.

Furthermore, the platform extends the reach of participants through opportunities to build connections with each other, establish effective networks through the creation of social hubs and interact fully with those leading the program.

Leaders at All Levels


In an exponentially changing world, development of executives is best done in context. Deeper learning and real change occur when senior leaders have opportunities to practice and learn from their errors. This level of engagement has the power to shift patterns of thinking and change behavior.

Managers and Directors

Managers in the middle of the leadership system represent the greatest source of leverage to influence and adjust the organization’s strategic and transformational processes to deliver responsiveness, resilience and adaptability.


Everybody is investing in their next level leaders. Strategic high-potential programs can have a multiplier effect throughout the organization. Substantial impact can be gained by involving small numbers of people with high potential who return to their regular jobs and translate their learning for others.

Client Stories

Global Financial Services Company: Virtualizing VP Development

A leading financial services institution in partnership with Duke CE rapidly pivoted an annual six-month face-to-face program to a fully virtual experience for VPs to cultivate strategic skills that help drive innovation and client engagement at the height of digital disruption.

AstraZeneca: Leading Business

In this 12-week learning experience, global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Duke CE equip senior leaders with the cutting-edge knowledge, skills and mindsets to meet the business challenges of today while preparing for the opportunities of the future.

Deutsche Telekom: Enabling Digital Transformation

Deutsche Telekom, a global telecom provider based in Germany, turned to Duke Corporate Education to advance the digital skills and mindset of its managers.

Online Courses and Programs at Duke CE

Interested in virtual offerings for you or your organization?

Based upon our own research and two decades of client experience, Duke CE has created new virtual educational experiences, including virtual masterclasses and ready-to-learn online courses. Each solution is flexible, targeted and can be delivered online or in blended formats.