The Duke Management Academy (DMA) 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 (DMA) includes the middle manager within all business units who are experienced managers and gifted leaders who want to sharpen their leadership skills.
All nominees must have a job level 12-15 or below 98. These nominees should hold a rank of manager, assistant/associate director, assistant/associate department chair, faculty, instructor, lecturer, or others identified by the Dean or Vice President. Each nominee for the program must have an official Duke sponsor (or recommendation.) The sponsor must be a Dean or Vice President and must sign the nominee's application and submit a letter of recommendation.
Participation in the program requires the following:
- A 12-month commitment to your professional and leadership development by full participation in all classes and learning assignments
- Interacting with leaders across Duke to gain a deeper understanding of their work and commitment
- Participation in a 360 Leadership Assessment to gain feedback on your current strengths and weaknesses
- Active participation in an Action Learning Case Study with a group of your peers
- Participation in leadership coaching in various forms throughout the year
The candidates must have employees directly reporting to them or large areas of responsibility which requires supervision of employees' daily work. We are looking for employees ready for their next stage of career growth as leaders, managers wanting to expand their effectiveness within their current roles or high potential individuals who wish to prepare for increased leadership responsibilities in the near future.
The Duke Management Academy (DMA) is a significant investment in your professional growth, by Duke, your leaders, and by you. The participants will be chosen from a pool of nominees based on the strength of their application, Statement of Intent, and Letter of Recommendation.
Organizing Framework: Leadership Competencies
- personal values
- strategic thinking
- management decision making
- financial management
- human resources
- technology resourcefulness
- developing employees
- valuing diversity
Responsibility for a team, several teams in a department, or an entire school/division cannot be underestimated. The art and science of leadership is at the heart of the learning you will gain in the 2020 Duke Management Academy. How do you differentiate between the behaviors, tasks, and deliverables required of your management role versus your leadership role? At Duke, like many organizations, there are plenty of excellent leaders who are not in management positions, who make a large impact on implementation of the mission and vision of Duke University and the Health System. Their work is essential for Duke's success as a whole. However, we also have excellent managers at Duke who are not effective leaders in their role. This makes for a successful organization, but not necessarily a thriving and developing employee culture. You must have both concrete management knowledge and skills as well as effective people skills and leadership savvy. The art of leadership is proactive, mindful awareness of the needs, strengths and resources of all who serve as stewards of Duke's mission and vision.
360 Leadership Assessment
Each participant will take Learning and Organization Development's Leadership Competency Profile to evaluate areas of strength and areas where leadership development is needed. It is also an opportunity for you to determine whether or not your self-perception of your level of leadership competence is in line with the perception of your manager, peers, coworkers, customers, and employees. This is the reason for the title of the leadership assessment. You will be getting a holistic picture, or 360 degree view, of your leadership style.
Following the 360 Leadership Assessment, you will have a chance to debrief your results with one of our leadership coaches on the L&OD Team. These coaches will help you sort out the scoring from each of these responders so that you can develop a targeted professional development plan.
You will get all of the information about the 360 Leadership Assessment in an email once you are accepted into the program.
There are many steps in the Duke Management Academy application process. Below you will find the recommended order for each step in the process, as they build upon one another.
- Fill out the application
- Provide an updated resume.
- Include an essay, maximum two pages, regarding why you want to be a part of the program this year.
- Recommendation/Nomination: a letter of support must come from your Dean or Vice President, or the highest level leader in your organization.
- Your immediate supervisor must fill out the manager assessment and place it in a sealed envelope with his or her signature across the opening. This assessment is confidential and should be placed in your application envelope.
If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Director of Leadership and Professional Development, Joy Birmingham, at one of the following:
All items requested in your application packet should be submitted in one envelope to Learning and Organization Development no later than October 15th, 2019, at the following address:
Duke Learning and Organization Development
Attn: Joy Birmingham
402 Oregon Street, Box 90463
Durham, NC 27708
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: November, 2019
Program Kickoff: January, 2020