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Canadian Business Association of North Carolina: Speaker Dr. Blair Sheppard
Canadian expat, Dr. Sheppard will be
speaking in Raleigh, NC on June 23rd at 5:00.
Check here for more details.
Dr. Sheppard is Dean of Duke University's Fuqua School of
Business and Chair and Founder of Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE). He has
offered consulting services to governments and over 100 companies, including Eli
Lilly and Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Merrill Lynch,
Deutsche Bank, ABB, AT&T, the Canadian Government, Ernst & Young, Ford,
LaFarge, Morgan Stanley, Norfolk Southern, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Siemens,
Toronto Dominion Bank, United States Postal Service, and Wachovia. His extensive
research on corporate strategy, relationship management, structure, and
leadership has resulted in over 50 books and articles.
When Sheppard created Duke CE in
July 2000, the company was the first full-service provider of customized,
enterprise-wide management education to global organizations. Under his
leadership, Duke CE grew in seven years from one office with 39 employees and
$12 million in revenue to five offices on three continents, 140 employees and
$56 million in revenue. Prior to founding Duke CE, Sheppard was the Senior
Associate Dean of Fuqua. He played a leading role in the creation of two
innovative management education programs at Fuqua. He conceived The Duke
MBA--Global Executive program in 1996 and was instrumental in the school's key
global strategy. He has extensive experience working with leading executives as
a consultant and teacher in the areas of leadership, corporate strategy,
negotiation, organizational relationships, and organization design.
Sheppard, a native of Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada, received his bachelor and master's degrees from the University
of Western Ontario and his PhD from the University of Illinois. Sheppard joined
Fuqua's faculty in 1981 as an Assistant Professor of organizational behavior and
was named Associate Professor in 1986. He was named Professor of Management and
Associate Dean and Director of Executive Education in 1993. In 1997, Sheppard
became Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs, before being named CEO and
President of Duke CE in 2000.
His numerous honors include the
Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship, the first North Carolina NationsBank
Outstanding Faculty Award, the Outstanding Book Award from the International
Association for Conflict Management, and the Duke University Psychology Majors'
Union Faculty Award.
Sheppard is married to Martha
Putallaz, a professor of psychology and director of Duke's Talent Identification
The Canadian Business Association of North Carolina
(CBA-NC) is an exchange where leaders meet to share knowledge, connect, network
and build awareness of the significance of the US-Canadian relationship. The
association sponsors a distinguished speaker series, focused on cross-border
issues and policies of current concern. These and other sponsored events will
provide networking opportunities for participants to create new relationships
and/or build on existing cross-border relationships. This goal is intended to be
helpful in facilitating the successful transition of new companies and
individuals arriving in North Carolina or of North Carolinians pursuing business
Previous speakers have included Jim
Westlake from RBC Bank, Frank Plastina from Tekelec, and Bob Young from Lulu.com