Duke Leadership Academy

Duke Leadership Academy

The Duke Leadership Academy offers emerging leaders from across the university the opportunity to participate in a unique 12-month development initiative based on the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) leadership model.  The curriculum includes a focus on leadership and management styles and behaviors to implement strategy.

Participation in the program is highly selective based on nominations by Duke’s vice presidents and deans.  Those selected to participate are exposed to senior level leaders and stakeholders at Duke. Learning takes place in the classroom, through 360 and individual assessments, practical application, and coaching.

Program Highlights

Leadership & Values

  • Leadership interviews with manager
  • Leadership discussions with senior leaders
  • COLE's content on Six Domains of Leadership

Leadership & Team Assessments

  • 360 feedback on Six Domains of Leadership

Feedback, Coaching & Development

  • Learning & Organization Development coach
  • Peer-to-peer coaching
  • Manager coaching
  • Leadership Development Plan

Action Learning Case Study

  • Team Work Project

Benefits for Participants

  • Enhance awareness of leadership competencies
  • Strengthen leadership competencies and skills of participants
  • Access to thought leaders across the university
  • Practice giving and receiving behavioral feedback to strengthen impact at Duke
  • Develop individual Leadership Development Plan
  • Use of best practices to assess and develop talent
  • Work on real issues facing Duke
  • Develop a pool of talent with strong potential to become Duke’s future leaders
  • Collegial participation in a university program
  • Increase engagement and commitment to Duke

Nomination Criteria

  • Must be nominated/sponsored by a Dean or Vice President
  • Must submit a current resume
  • Submit a letter of intent (one page) outlining why you want to be a part of the Academy and how you plan to utilize the skills learned moving forward
Learning and Organization Development (L&OD) facilitates the program by serving as coaches for the 360 assessment and helping participants transfer learning to their departments.

For More Information:

Contact: Mekeisha P. Williams, Assistant Vice President, Learning and Organization Development