The Duke Leadership Academy curriculum is based upon The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, which approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors. The program is highly interactive and provides opportunities to discuss leadership principles and experiences with senior leaders and then apply the learning to current organizational challenges. Learning will be in the form of classroom education, 360 assessment, and coaching to help leaders make significant differences at Duke.

Upon completion of the program you will:

  • understand critical behaviors for successful leadership
  • demonstrate your leadership behaviors in real work that is important to you
  • gain a deeper appreciation of some Duke challenges and consider plans to address them
  • create your own learning and development plan

Organizing Framework


Central to the Academy curriculum is the Organizing Framework, a model for exploring key aspects of leadership at the Individual, Team and Organizational level.

Duke's Values

Our institutional culture is built upon our history and values. Our shared values—respect, trust, inclusion, discovery and excellence—are more than aspirations. They are the beliefs and behaviors that we expect of ourselves and our colleagues. These are the ideals that we must uphold in order to earn and maintain our reputation for quality and integrity, and to inspire confidence with each other, and the world which we both serve and rely on for our future viability. Our values dictate our conduct and drive our culture.

Duke's Values