Duke Advanced Technology Leadership Program

Creating People-First Leaders for Today’s Complex Organizational Challenges

  • Student Benefits
    • Obtain skills, tools, and real-world practice to not just manage but successfully lead others through constant change
    • Influence others through collaboration to optimize technology deployment and deliver more business value
    • Earn completion certificates after each course and a Program Certificate after the successful completion of five courses; certificates issued from Duke Corporate Education and Learning Tree
  • Enterprise Benefits

    Overcome a reported 46% failure rate of transitions from individual contributors to leaders, by:

    • Helping your technical leaders face increasing complexity and uncertainty with confidence
    • Choosing from flexible solutions to address specific leadership skill gaps or a complete leadership certification track
    • Building more “ready now” leaders, able to lead work, people, and change – and increase their impact on business outcomes

Duke Corporate Education was ranked #2 in 2022 by the Financial Times for custom education worldwide.


Advanced Technology Leadership Experience – The Flexible Journey

Leading in this fast-paced, constantly changing environment presents unique challenges. For technical leaders, the task is now to not only keep pace as an individual but to guide and bring others along as well.

Whether your learning track starts with a program certificate in mind or you want to focus on specific skill gaps, our solution is flexible.

Program Course List and Description

There is no prerequisite for the Duke Advanced Technology Leadership Program. To earn a program certificate from Duke Corporate Education, learners must complete all six courses, beginning with Translating Strategy into Results and ending with Driving Breakthrough Innovation. The remaining four courses can be taken in any order. There is no time limit to complete all six courses, but most learners complete the program in two years or less.

Translating Strategy Into Results | Duke CE Certificate Course | Learning Tree | Learning Tree

The first course of the program addresses the gap between strategy and its execution, which is a major challenge for many digital transformations. The course creates leaders that can achieve results in strategy implementation by taking participants through case studies and exercises that expose and provide solutions for the eight major challenges in results-based strategy implementation.

Navigating Increasing Complexity | Duke CE Certificate Course | Learning Tree | Learning Tree

Most digital transformations occur in the midst of turbulent environmental and organizational volatility and complexity. This course develops adaptive leaders that can prosper in disruptive times by identifying, thinking and responding differently. The course focuses on developing an adaptive leader who makes better decisions and leads to superior results.

Elevating Team Impact | Duke CE Certificate Course | Learning Tree | Learning Tree

Much of the action in digital transformation takes place in teams. A transformational leader knows how digital transformation affects team behavior and performance, and then inspires the right actions for better results. This course teaches how to create leaders who can establish a team structure that is flexible, collaborative, and inclusive, while also helping team members learn new things as they work.

Influencing Collaborative Solutions | Duke CE Certificate Course | Learning Tree | Learning Tree

A digital transformation must be focused on results to succeed. This is difficult in a complex environment, where solutions come from teams led by people without authority over the resources doing the transformation work. This course creates leaders who can influence stakeholders without authority and create a collaborative environment to achieve measurable results.

Thriving in Dynamic Change | Duke CE Certificate Course | Learning Tree | Learning Tree

Digital transformation leaders know that successful change implementation and adoption is essential. This course creates leaders who can successfully implement and adopt organizational change by introducing a unique bottom-up and top-down approach to planning and execution. Leaders also learn a new way to communicate during change that makes people more engaged and less anxious.

Driving Breakthrough Innovation | DukeCE Certificate Program | Learning Tree | Learning Tree

Innovation is important in digital transformation, but it's rarely emphasized in technology development. This course teaches leaders how to lead formal and informal innovation initiatives, using a three-step process. The process involves focusing on user needs, identifying boundaries across departments, and continuous experimentation to learn, develop and improve.

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Program FAQs

This Transformational Technical Leadership Certificate Program focuses on turning technical experts into transformational leaders and is issued in partnership with Duke Corporate Education. There is no comparable leadership program addressing the specific technical workforce who are challenged with constantly changing environments.

No, you will earn a Transformational Technical Leadership Program Certificate for successfully completing 5 of the 6 courses in this program, issued by Duke Corporate Education and Learning Tree. You will earn a course completion certificate after completing each course, also issued by Duke CE and Learning Tree.

Yes, start with Navigating Increasing Complexity: Duke CE Certificate Course (2 Days) if you are on the Program Certificate Track and then choose 4 additional elective courses to complete the program. If you are not interested in the  Certificate Program, you can take any course at any time.

After successfully completing the first required course and 4 electives, Learning Tree will provide you with your Program Certificate, issued by Duke Corporate Education and Learning Tree, which will include details on how you can share your badge/certificate.

Yes, please contact us below for a group training quote.

Yes, continuing education units are self-reporting and your completion certificates will indicate how many units are eligible with each course and with the Certificate Program.

You will be able to take these live instructor-led courses online via Learning Tree's optimized for virtual learning AnyWare® platform.  You can also attend in-person at the Education Centers shown for each public course date.  For private group training, we can deliver these courses at a location of your choice as in-person or hybrid. Contact us for details.

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