Duke is committed to providing employees with engaging and effective individual growth and professional development. Learning & Organization Development (L&OD) supports this commitment with research, curriculum design, and program facilitation of professional development courses designed to provide learning experiences and insight that can be immediately applied in the workplace.
Whether you are just beginning your career with Duke University and Health System, have recently taken on new responsibilities, need to learn new skills, or are seeking opportunities to expand the overall depth and breadth of your professional knowledge, L&OD courses can help you achieve your goals.
"Your growth and development brought you to Duke, but what you learn from here will define your success. We are here to help."
Keisha Williams -- AVP, Learning & Organization Development
Professional Development Course Offerings
Take classes or workshops in the areas of computer technology skills, leadership and management skills, behavioral and cognitive skills, and more. Learning & Organization Development can also arrange custom classes according to specific organizational needs.
Programs & Academies
Duke offers longer-term programs designed specially for different audiences or career tracks such as the Foundational Skills Program offered through the Professional Development Academy or the Duke Leadership Academy.
Duke Leadership Academy
The Duke Leadership Academy offers emerging leaders from across the university the opportunity to participate in a 12-month development initiative based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. The curriculum includes a focus on leadership and management styles and behaviors to implement strategy.
Duke Management Academy
The Duke Management Academy is part of Learning and Organization Development's commitment to develop leaders at all levels within Duke University and Health System. The target audience for the Duke Management Academy includes the middle manager within all business units who are experienced managers and gifted leaders, who want to sharpen their leadership skills.
Front Line Supervisor Program
The Front Line Supervisor Program focuses on developing newly and/or recently appointed Duke staff who are entry-level, front-line supervisors (team leaders, administrative leads, shift supervisors, etc.) and are new to coordinating, directing and planning the work of others.
Development & Support Resources
- Professional Development Plans
- LinkedIn Learning (large library of free online courses covering business, technology, and creative topics)
- Duke Credit Union Financial Seminars (free financial workshops for Duke employees)
- Duke Continuing Studies (offers more than 200 non-credit courses and workshops ranging from the purely academic to the practical for both personal enrichment and career development)
- Learn IT @ Lunch Seminar Series (OIT-sponsored seminars focusing on how to use technology tools and resources available at Duke)
- OIT Online Training
- Financial Services Training Opportunities