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TwentyEighty Strategy Execution and Duke Corporate Education Launch New Program in Durham NC for Project Leaders

ARLINGTON, Va. and DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 14, 2017

Executives recognize that projects are the lifeline of strategy. Today’s more volatile and complex business environment requires faster cycle times between strategy formulation and its execution. Project leaders now require a more holistic and adaptive approach to managing projects. To help project leaders shift their mindsets, TwentyEighty Strategy Execution has launched the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP) in collaboration with Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. It is designed to help professionals more successfully deliver their projects in an increasingly complex world.


 To support the launch of ASEP and to highlight its curriculum, we are hosting a webinar, Becoming an Adaptive Project Leader: Overcoming Project Breakdowns. Presenters from Strategy Execution and Duke CE will discuss how the ASEP courses are aligned to specific project challenges, and expand on what skills are necessary to empower leaders to better execute strategic projects.

To register for the webinar, being held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 12 p.m.–1 p.m. ET, click here.

 “Disruptive technologies, new forms of competition, and more intense globalization are introducing unprecedented volatility and complexity to every industry,” said Michael Chavez, Duke CE’s CEO. “Our research and client feedback all point to a new reality in project-based work: to be successful, project managers have to work more adaptively, learn to navigate both internal and external complexity, and connect the work to strategy and people more fluidly.”

Bob Seiler, Strategy Execution’s CEO, added, “Project leaders are at the intersection of a rapidly changing external environment. They must translate strategy and then successfully direct its execution. We believe that professionals must now develop the adaptive mindset and skillset required to ensure that projects succeed. We believe the new ASEP curriculum provides a holistic and unique solution to the challenges facing project leaders today.”

On Campus at Duke University

In December 2017 and April 2018, select courses from the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program will be offered at the recently renovated J.B. Duke Hotel & Conference Center, located on Duke University’s campus in Durham, North Carolina. The immersive #ASEPatDuke event offers leaders an opportunity to learn from leading-edge content and world-class instruction, combined with high-value networking opportunities and expert facilitation.

To learn more or to join us on campus in Durham, click here.

The ASEP courses include:

  • Aligning Work With Strategy
  • Making Sense of Complexity
  • Design Thinking for Results
  • Influencing Without Authority
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing Critical Relationships
  • Delivering Business Value
  • Driving and Influencing Change

#ASEPatDuke consists of a series of 2.5-day courses taught by instructors from Duke Corporate Education, alongside educators from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and Strategy Execution. Participants who complete six courses will be eligible for certification, recognizing them as Certified Strategic Execution Professionals.

About TwentyEighty Strategy Execution

TwentyEighty Strategy Execution is a global leader in organizational training addressing the inherently volatile and complex business environment that now requires a more holistic and adaptive approach to managing projects.  We enable people to close the strategy execution gap and drive higher organizational performance by strengthening project leadership skills. By combining the best of cutting-edge university research and proven business techniques, we deliver training designed to increase alignment and engagement across teams, business units, or the entire enterprise. Learn more today at

About Duke CE

Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) is the premier global provider of customized leadership solutions. Duke CE is a blend of a business and university — but distinct from both. From the business world, Duke CE brings an outcomes-driven focus on client service and real world insight into the challenges leaders face. From our university heritage, we bring academic rigor and research. Duke CE has been ranked number 1 in the world by the Financial Times and Businessweek for 12 years in a row (2003-2014), and among the top 3 providers in the world for the past 17 years. More information about Duke CE is available at


Rachel Behrle
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing
TwentyEighty Strategy Execution
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Christine Robers
Director, Global Marketing
Duke Corporate Education 
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