Duke Management Academy

 July 17, 2018

TO:  Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and Managers
FROM:  Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President of Administration
RE:  Duke Management Academy

Duke Learning and Organization Development in Human Resources is introducing a new 12-month development program for middle managers designed to develop managers by providing multiple approaches to career enhancement and development. The aim is to provide learning opportunities in a structured, comprehensive and deliberate manner.

The Duke Management Academy will be open to Duke faculty and staff members who are experienced managers ready for their next stage in leadership, managers expanding their careers or effectiveness in their current roles who want to sharpen their people-leadership skills, or high-potential individuals who wish to prepare for increased leadership roles.

Mid-level managers will be exposed to sessions focused on Personal Values, Strategic Thinking, Management Decision Making, Financial Management, Human Resources, Technology Development, Dealing and Developing People and Valuing Diversity. The cohort will complete an Emerging Leaders 360 leadership profile coupled with executive coaching, the cohort will be given an action learning case study connected with departmental sponsors, and be partnered with a mentor throughout the cohort.

This program is part of Duke’s comprehensive and in-depth development model for staff in different career stages. Other programs based on this model include the Duke Leadership Academy and the Foundational Skills Program.

Eligible participants will be selected in September following an application process that includes the submission of an application, a nomination from a dean or vice president, an updated resume, a short essay, and a manager assessment form. Those interested in participating should submit their application packets by Aug. 16 to be considered.

For more information about the program, including eligibility criteria, application requirements, and forms, visit the Duke Management Academy page on the Human Resources website. Thank you.