Michael Chavez

Michael Chavez

Rehumanizing Leadership: Putting Purpose Back Into Business

Session Overview

Duke Corporate Education CEO Michael Chavez will share insights on the role of humanity and empathy in the workplace of the future. Join us to discuss how we can create more sustainable organizations by embedding purpose successfully.

Speaker's biography


Chief Executive Officer, Duke Corporate Education


Michael is passionate about ‘re-humanizing leadership.’ By engaging people around a purpose, shared meaning and empathy, he believes leaders can create the foundation for greater sustainability in a world that is more complex and unpredictable than ever. Michael is a regular author for Forbes online where he shares his current research on how leaders can most effectively shape, institutionalize and lead from a shared organizational purpose.

Michael teaches, facilitates and advises in the areas of leadership and culture, organizational networks, team collaboration, strategy and execution. He brings to Duke CE more than 25 years of experience in the fields of executive management, marketing, strategy consulting and organizational learning and development. He has led projects all over the world and in a variety of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, retail, financial services and media.

Michael holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from UCLA. He is both a US and UK citizen and is fluent in both Spanish and French.