Professional Development Institute

The Professional Development Institute is a center dedicated to providing tailored development programs to foster career growth for targeted employee groups and to support Duke's staffing needs. Professional development specialists, working with recruiters in Human Resources, will train, develop and help staff who aspire to be promoted or to transfer to new opportunities. 

The Institute offers a variety of services and programs for Duke employees, including the following:

Your Career At Duke Workshop

Learn how to explore career options at Duke online with this workshop presented by the Duke Professional Development Institute. Explore the Duke and Duke HR web sites and learn about resources available for job transfers. Objectives of the workshop include:

  • Review professional development resources
  • Develop a plan for yourself
  • Learn tips on navigating the HR jobs website

Office Staff Development Program

The Office Staff Development Program focuses on developing the clerical office management skills and capabilities of Duke staff to help them qualify for a variety of career opportunities at Duke.

First Time Supervisor Program

The First Time Supervisor Program focuses on preparing qualified internal candidates for supervisory roles at Duke.

Recommended Reading

The recommended readings are resources to help employees learn how to take advantage of professional development opportunities within Duke University and Duke Health System.


Helpful, knowledgeable professional development specialists are available for appointments with you for resume assistance, goal setting, career planning, transfer advice, interviewing and more.

Before scheduling an appointment, please attend the Your Career at Duke workshop (see above). This workshop will cover a variety of professional development topics and will most likely answer all your questions. To register, click here.

If after attending this session you still need an appointment with one of our specialists, please complete and submit this form. These requests are processed on a bi-weekly basis. We appreciate your patience. Please include a current resume. Services are for Duke employees only.