Keisha P. Williams

Keisha Williams currently serves as the Assistant Vice President, of Duke Learning and Organization Development, for Duke University and Health System. Duke Learning and Organization Development (L&OD) aims to drive strategic learning and development through robust and rigorous solutions while enabling individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve extraordinary results in education, research, and patient care. Duke Learning and Organization Development professional development engagements allow Duke talent to stay relevant in their field, be competent in their profession, and grow as a leader in their own learning.

Her current department provides services to the University and Health System through: Leadership Development Academies that provide learning at all levels, Professional Development offerings for open enrollment, Consulting Services for organization and workforce development, as well as Guide to Managing, Guide to Managing Plus and New hire Orientation.

In her role she collaborates with colleagues in quality performance improvement to design and implement process improvements where needed, ensures alignment of talent management activities across the enterprise, provides learning development strategies and programs that deliver business results, and continually assesses organizational status in terms of talent utilization, performance development, capacity, motivation, and other organizational effectiveness indicators.

She previously served as the Executive Director of University Organizational and Professional Development at Virginia Tech. She helped found the Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH), a minority-based leadership program focusing on managing through financial, human resource and communication crisis; and Management Academy, a program focusing on management and the development of a business plan at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As a credentialed practitioner, Keisha administers a variety of interpersonal and organizational level assessments such as: DiSC, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – Behaviors, 360 leadership profiles, Strengthens finder, Discovery

Learning Assessment Suite, Six Domains Leadership and many more. Korn Ferry Leadership Architect

Keisha has written and received grants from the W.K. Kellogg foundation and Center for Disease control to create leadership development programs that surround business planning and "Managing in times of crisis". She has worked with various organizations such as the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Commission of Indian affairs, Minority Health Council, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Omaha Public Health Institute, UNC Chapel Hill Public Health Institute, Novant Healthcare systems, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Keisha currently sits on the Public School Forum Board of North Carolina and The Durham Workforce Development Board.