Duke Leadership Program
The Duke Leadership Program: A Multiple Domain Approach is designed to help business professionals reach their leadership potential. This unique program offers a comprehensive approach to leadership and draws on research from many fields, including organizational behavior, sociology, psychology, and political science. The Duke Leadership Program (DLP) will provide insight into your personal leadership style and a framework to develop in an intense and supportive environment.
Program Dates and Fees:
October 13 - 18, 2013
December 08 - 13, 2013
February 23 - 28, 2014
October 12 - 17, 2014
December 07 - 12, 2014
Location: Durham, NC USA
- The program teaches six dimensions of leadership and uses a personalized method for helping you develop your competencies in each of the six areas.
- Central to the course is a 360-degree assessment tool to be completed in advance of the program by your colleagues. Each assessment is interpreted by a professional coach who will work individually with you to analyze the results and apply leadership principles to the feedback.
- You will work with a coach to create a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to help you become the type of leader you strive to be. The PDP will serve as a roadmap for addressing new leadership challenges after completion of the course.
- You will return to work with a Leadership Action Design (LAD) for meeting a current or upcoming leadership or business challenge. In addition to working with course instructors on these plans, you will be divided into small working groups to provide each other feedback.
- Become more intentional and strategic in leadership as opposed to relying on intuition.
- Create and project your vision, values, and expertise.
- Demonstrate understanding of and concern for others.
- Build coherence by clarifying roles, rules, and processes.
- Serve as a source of optimism and enthusiasm while eliciting excellence and innovation.
- Provide the resources and support to encourage savvy risk-taking.
- Infuse responsibility, ethical actions, and balance in an organizational setting.
- Recognize ways to lead effectively under a variety of conditions.
- Lead in times of change, including crises and mergers.
- Create an effective leadership team.
Unique Leadership Model
The foundation of the Duke Leadership Program is The Six Domains Leadership Model, developed by Fuqua faculty members Sim Sitkin and Allan Lind .
The Six Domains model provides a framework for talking about and teaching leadership, and provides instruction on how, beginning with your own innate strengths, you can develop solid and enduring leadership behaviors. By focusing on specific leadership behaviors and their corresponding effects, the Six Domains approach provides a concrete and comprehensive framework for understanding and improving leadership skills and effectiveness. The model addresses the full range of skills that are needed to exercise leadership, and instructors will provide practical applications of these skills, which include:
-Personal Leadership: knowing how to build a leadership persona from your own personality and values
-Relational Leadership: how to forge sound relationships with those you lead
-Contextual Leadership: how to provide coherence and team identity
-Inspirational Leadership: how to motivate exceptional effort
-Supportive Leadership: how to protect your people
-Responsible Leadership: how to make sure your leadership is balanced and ethical
Past participants have been extremely pleased with this program. We’ve hosted participants from both the private and public sector, from all over the world. Verbatim survey responses included:
- “I gained a lot from this program, and it definitely will have a tremendous effect on my future leadership ability.”
- “Unequivocally the best leadership course I’ve ever attended in my career!”
- “This course was fantastic! I will be sending a few managers, as this course is deserved for all current and future leaders.”
- “I very much appreciated the practical application of this leadership theory.”
- "This program, I believe, will help in terms of taking a giant step in the progression of becoming a better leader. I now believe I can better develop other leaders within my organization."