Participants and faculty from The Women's Leadership Program share their insights and experiences.
Organizations are only as strong as their people. Hone your skills as a visionary leader and prepare for increasingly strategic roles, ready to lead your organization at the next level.
Embrace your strengths and drive your organization to new heights. In
The Women's Leadership Program, you'll develop a vision for how you lead and influence on multiple fronts.
You'll study the behavior of individuals and organizations, refining key principles through case studies led by senior businesswomen and faculty members focused on corporate culture, negotiation, communication, conflict management, leveraging differences, crisis leadership and decision-making under pressure. You'll customize these skills through discussions, simulations, workshops, and one-on-one professional and personal coaching. A wellness program and development of a personal action plan will round out your ability to assess and address your unique challenges and opportunities.
Where You'll Excel
You'll walk away from
The Women's Leadership Program with:
This course is designed for female executives and women with management responsibilities, especially those leading teams, direct reports, and product lines and verticals. Past leaders who improved their effectiveness and vision include corporate presidents and vice presidents, directors, senior HR managers and scientists, independent consultants and many more.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
With a background in leadership and communication (including public speaking and rhetoric), Powell's teaching and research focus on management communication, corporate culture, corporate reputation, leadership presence, cross-cultural communication and leading with an enterprise perspective. She is the author of
Women in Business: The Changing Face of Leadership and has served as a communications consultant for organizations such as Constellation Energy, the National Industries for the Blind and United Technologies.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Yael Grushka-Cockayne's research and teaching activities focus on forecasting, project management, strategic and behavioral decision making. Her research is published in numerous academic and professional journals, and she is a regular speaker at international conferences in the area of decision analysis, project management and management science. She is also an award-winning teacher, winning the Darden Morton Leadership Faculty Award in 2011, the University of Virginia's Mead-Colley Award in 2012 and the Darden Outstanding faculty award in 2013. Before starting her academic career, she worked in San Francisco as a marketing director of an Israeli ERP company. As an expert in the areas of project management, she has served as a consultant to international firms in the aerospace and pharma industries. She is a UVA Excellence in Diversity fellow and a member of INFORMS, the Decision Analysis Society, the Operational Research Society and the Project Management Institute (PMI). She is also currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society.
Professor of Business Administration
Widely cited and published in the areas of leadership and diversity, Davidson has conducted research on four continents and is the author of the award-winning book
The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed, in which he discusses going beyond the usual "managing diversity" paradigm to "leveraging differences" to transform an organization. Davidson consults with Fortune 500 firms, government agencies and social profit organizations. He formerly served as associate dean and chief diversity officer at Darden and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University.
Darden School of Business
As a participant, you'll stay in a private room at the
Inn at Darden, our highly rated hotel adjacent to the classroom buildings and dining center. Accommodations are included in your tuition.
$7,900 covers materials, meals and accommodations at the
Inn at Darden.
By taking this course, you will earn one week of credit toward a
Certificate of Specialization.
Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation.
University of Virginia Darden School Foundation
Darden Executive Education
P.O. Box 7186
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906-7186 USA