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Duke University and Corporate Education Group Expand Alliance to Deliver Corporate Training Certificate Programs

Individuals and organizations to receive professional development training backed by one of the nation’s most prestigious universities

CHELMSFORD, Mass. — April 30, 2013 — Duke University and Corporate Education Group (CEG), a premier provider of corporate training and consulting services, are teaming up to help busy professionals sharpen critical business skills and management expertise with corporate training certificate programs. Through this strategic alliance, Duke University Management Training and CEG offer training in project management, business analysis, management and leadership, and business process management to individuals and organizations worldwide.

"Duke’s strategic alliance with Corporate Education Group enables us to reach beyond our traditional community and connect with more professionals seeking targeted business skills courses," said Associate Dean of Duke University Continuing Studies Dr. Paula Gilbert. "We selected CEG as our corporate training partner due to its position as a reputable and consistent industry leader for 25 years and for its combination of high-quality courseware and seasoned trainers and consultants. Pairing Duke’s academic excellence with CEG’s training expertise creates an unmatched solution we are proud to support."

According to the Training Industry Report issued annually by Training magazine, U.S. corporations and organizations spent more than $7.4 billion on external training vendors and consultants in 2012. Research conducted by Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine in November 2012, indicates almost 55 percent of CLOs expect their budgets to increase in 2013. The CEG/Duke University Management Training Certificate Programs provide a unique option to learning and development decision makers looking to close skills gaps and develop existing talent.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR), a CEG client for more than five years, already has integrated the new joint certificate programs into its training curriculum. "The partnership between CEG and Duke University for the Business Analysis Certificate Program was very attractive to our employees," said Missy Parks, senior manager, IST enterprise technology learning for GMCR. "Duke’s academic excellence is recognized globally, and testing after each course elevates the corporate training programs offered by CEG. We also see immediate application of skills among the employees who participate in the professional development curriculum offered through CEG and Duke University."

"By partnering with Duke University, we are offering new and existing CEG clients a way to build their professional reputation with training approved and recognized by one of the world’s leading academic institutions," said John Bonanno, president, Corporate Education Group. "Organizations realize that investments in talent development create a competitive advantage, and as a result are seeking high-impact corporate training that aligns with their company’s business objectives. The CEG/Duke University Management Training Certificate Programs enable companies to tailor corporate training to optimize organizational performance."

CEG/Duke University Management Training Certificate Programs are available across multiple program areas. Learn more about:

Joint certificate programs are offered in traditional classroom, virtual instructor-led, and self-paced, on-demand formats. Each is comprised of a series of individual courses that participants must complete in full. After completing the certificate program, fulfilling the course requirements and passing post-course exams, participants receive a letter grade and certificate of completion jointly issued by Duke University and CEG. For more information about the Duke University and CEG alliance, visit www.corpedgroup.com/about/duke-university-alliance.asp or learnmore.duke.edu/management

About Corporate Education Group

Corporate Education Group (CEG) trains, consults and coaches people and teams to help organizations unlock business value by optimizing individual and organizational performance. Solutions in project management, business analysis, business process management, PRINCE2® and leadership and management can be tailored to address clients' unique challenges and delivered virtually, on-demand or locally, fostering development for professionals everywhere. Through its strategic alliance with Duke University Management Training, CEG offers premiere certificate programs backed by a renowned higher-education institution. For information and public class schedules visit www.corpedgroup.com, LinkedIn or Facebook and follow CEG on Twitter @CorpEdGroup.

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