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 build your skills and
influence on multiple fronts and create a personalized plan to guide your career
after you leave the classroom.
Blend your instincts
and experience with accelerating techniques from the most powerful women in
business. 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, communication, conflict management,
leveraging differences, crisis leadership and decision-making under pressure.
You'll customize these skills through simulations, workshops, a network
assessment exercise 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.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Thomas-Hunt has spent more than 15 years teaching executives to become more effective members and leaders of high-performing teams. She focuses on conflict management and negotiations, and drives students to consider multiple perspectives and harness the full expertise of diverse, global teams and organizations. She was an account marketing representative at IBM Corporation for more than a decade and previously taught at Stanford University, Cornell University and Washington University.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
An award-winning teacher of organizational behavior, Behfar's research includes the study of group processes and performance, conflict management, group decision making, multicultural teams, and cross-cultural leadership, and she has provided consultation services to organizations on team and leadership effectiveness. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, and she is co-editor of the book
Conflict in Teams: New Directions in Theory and Practice.
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.
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.
E. Thayer Bigelow Associate Professor of Business Administration
Fairchild serves as an academic director for Darden's Institute for Business in Society (IBiS). He teaches strategic management, entrepreneurship and ethics in Darden's MBA and Executive Education programs. In 2012, Fairchild was named one of the Top Ten Business School Professors in the World by CNN/Fortune and one of the 50 Best Business School Professors by Poets & Quants. His work has been cited by
The Economist, National Public Radio (NPR),
The New York Times and
The Washington Post, among others.
Terry's coaching and consulting expertise comes from her own executive and professional experiences as a practicing leader. She held the positions of finance manager at American Express, principal at Kwasha Lipton and division CFO at Bellcore. She successfully transitioned to not-for-profit leadership as COO at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, then as senior associate dean for Finance and Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business. Terry is a CPA, holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, and completed George Mason University's Leadership Coaching Program. She volunteers for organizations that foster financial literacy, education, and leadership roles for women.
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