The Program


About The Program

The Duke APPLI program aims to enhance the capacity of healthcare teams and workforces to create, deliver, and sustain healthcare transformation. It provides APP leaders (and any team members they may have) with opportunities to identify their personal leadership styles and philosophies and learn how to expand and leverage them when directing, supporting, and participating in diverse APP interprofessional healthcare teams.

The APPLI team-based leadership development model was designed and executed with great success during the well-known Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, which trained nearly 300 alumni across 41 states during the past decade.

Now, with generous funding support from Duke Health Chancellor’s Office, Duke APPLI is now able to offer this training opportunity to individual APPs or APP-led teams of 2-4 participants. The program aligns with the goals of Duke Health’s clinical enterprise strategic plan and aims to guide APP-led healthcare teams in creating, delivering, and sustaining healthcare transformation through quality and population health improvement innovations – whether it be for their patients, providers, learners, organization or community. Skills and competencies that individuals and their teams acquire through program participation can benefit numerous diverse operations, including urban, rural, large or small clinical, educational or community environments.

The program is suitable for full-time professionals and utilizes a flexible delivery approach that combines monthly distance-based learning activities, small-group project mentoring, individual and group executive coaching sessions, and weekend leadership development web-conferences. Throughout the year-long program, participants will develop and conduct a transformational health improvement project that applies leadership and quality improvement techniques acquired throughout the program.



By augmenting participants’ professional growth and development through a transformative learning experience, Duke APPLI aims to: