Category Archive: Executive Education

Timberland Investments Program heads to London, UK

With 60% of the institutional capital allocated to timberland sourced outside of the US, Duke’s popular Timberland Investments for Professionals short course is heading to London in May 2017. Chris Zinkhan, lead instructor, MF/MBA ’81, and CEO of The Forestland Group, notes: “As a leading global financial center, London has a significant base of current …

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Marine Planning Process – Winter Workshops

Across the globe, coastal managers and communities face the same challenge – how do we to work together to maximize the benefit and productivity of the nearshore and marine resources for both people and the environment? As the Nicholas School’s Executive Education program enters its third year of offering marine planning workshops, we acknowledge that there …

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From Salmon to Spot: Using Social Marketing for Healthy Fishing Behaviors

If you really are what you eat, I’m sure I’d be a salmon or a trout. There is a picture of me at about four years old, standing in my parents’ front yard holding a catch of five rainbow trout and smiling a huge toothy smile. Growing up, my siblings and I loved fish – …

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Upcoming 2-Day Marine Planning Advancement Training

Do you make decisions about our coastal and ocean resources? With 40 % of the world’s ocean heavily impacted by human activity, how do we balance the growing needs for resources and conservation? Executive education’s Marine Planning Advancement Training (MPAT) course helps students from around the globe in discovering the answers to this question. The …

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Subscriber Poll: Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services (ES) describe a broad and complex system of benefits that people can and do receive from nature.  Do you work with ecosystem services for a federal agency, consulting firm, academic institution, or NGO?  The Nicholas School executive education program is currently scoping a prospective ES training course and we are asking for your …

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Marine Planning Advancement Training – Fall Online Course Registration is Open

The Nicholas School executive education’s marine planning team has been busy this year offering Marine Planning Advancement Training (MPAT) workshops in a variety of formats. Instructor and curriculum designer Mike Barrett (MEM ’11) returns once again this fall to lead the online version of the course.  Registration is now open for this course, which will take …

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Documentary Studies for Environmental Communication

If you’ve been looking for a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge as an environmental professional, then here’s your chance! The DEL Executive Education program is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke: our participants now have the opportunity to apply credit from Documentary Studies Continuing Education …

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New Marine Planning Advancement Training (MPAT)

Just last week the DEL Executive Education staff was in Portland, OR leading a new in-person training course. The program is a revised 2-Day Marine Planning Advancement Training (MPAT) course, which advances on the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning curriculum. Marine planning is an essential tool to balance the competing and conflicting demands for coastal …

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Social Marketing: Putting Theory Into Practice

The DEL Executive Education program is pleased to offer, for the very first time this fall, “Intermediate Environmental Social Marketing Strategy” (IESMS). Social marketing is a communication tool that applies theories of human sociology to affect behavior change. The course is designed to help environmental professionals across the country and around the globe to successfully …

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What is a Forestland Investment?

Forests provide a wide range of goods and services that humans around the world consume on a daily basis. Wood is perhaps the most obvious of these goods—but forests also provide recreational opportunities, increase the value of residential property, sequester carbon, provide us with oxygen and clean water, and keep our natural world in balance. …

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