The Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) recognizes that promoting internal and external awareness about COLE and the consequential leadership issues that it examines is one of the most important aspects to the Center’s success. A key component is leveraging the reputation and extensive network of Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, academic and practitioner communities and other leadership centers, to foster the free exchange of ideas and theories about leadership & ethics. Through these dynamic partnerships, the COLE leverages intellectual resources and practical experiences to respond to today’s need for ethical leaders and leadership development.
COLE currently partners with the following Duke Schools, departments and student organizations:
- Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment – White Paper: “Triple Convergence: Talent, Strategy, and Leadership Disruptions in a Changing Utility Industry”
- Duke Human Resources – Duke Leadership Academy
- Duke Sports Medicine Center – The Feagin Leadership Forum
- Sanford School of Public Policy – Mennell Media Exchange (Academic Partner)
- Association of Women in Business – Duke MBA Women’s Leadership Conference (Academic sponsor & advisor on leadership-related programming).
- Association for Business Oriented Women, a Duke undergraduate student club (Academic advisor on leadership-related programming)
- Fuqua’s Media, Entertainment and Sports Club (Academic Partner)
- Fuqua’s Black and Latino MBA Organization – BLMBAO (Academic Partner)
Beyond Duke, COLE partners with educational institutions, corporate organizations, non-profits and military institutions. Recent partnerships include:
- Erasmus University, INSEAD, University of Pennsylvania – The New Directions in Leadership Research Conference
- Sports Leadership Institute – Global Sports Management Summit and Global Sport Summit (Academic Partner)
- John Wiley and Son’s Inc. – Duke Executive Leadership Survey (2009, 2011). Survey tracks executive perspectives on top leadership challenges, leadership skill requirements, and performance evaluation and training programs
Other notable past partnerships and programs include: OnBoard Bootcamps in partnership with Susan Stautberg, Co-Founder of OnBoard Bootcamps and WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD); Baker Tilly North America Leadership Program done in partnership with Duke University Executive Education (2008-2010) and; Turning Point Project (2004), for PricewwaterhouseCoopers, in collaboration with The Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Corporate Education, and Duke University Athletics.