Taught by an established expert, author and award-winning teacher of leadership and organizational change, the Darden Executive Education program Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface challenges participants to explore the differences between coercive, power-based leadership and deeper, longer-lasting "level three" leadership. The course will transform your view of leadership, improve your influence capabilities and elevate the caliber of your contributions in your personal and professional life.
Participants will engage in:
- Deeply provocative discussions centering around a powerful leadership model
- A half-day outdoor experiential learning exercise
- A daylong simulation on managing change
- The development of a personal charter model
About the Book:
The course uses Level Three Leadership: Getting Below the Surface, authored by the program's faculty leader, James G. Clawson. The book examines three levels of leadership, the highest of which is achieved when leaders do not merely influence employees' behavior and thinking, but also their values, assumptions, beliefs and expectations.
The Level Three Leadership Model includes:
Creating world-class teams
Creating inspiring organizational designs
"Power and Leadership creates an open, trusting environment where you feel comfortable sharing and reflecting. It is introspective and provides a fresh take on leadership development."
Manager, Financial Analysis
"The Power and Leadership Program will change your traditional thoughts about what leadership is, and will give you techniques that you might not have heard of previously."
Toniya L. King
"This very valuable course shows you how to personally enhance your leadership skills, balance and energy in both personal and work life."
Chief Engineer and Engineering Director
EADS North America Inc.
Managers from any industry or sector who want to:
- Ramp up their leadership skills
- Build world-class teams
- Become masters at leading change
- Have a greater, longer-lasting influence
- Get beyond attempts to pay for engagement
- Learn how to increase buy-in
- Become extraordinary executives
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
Back to School Clothing Drive
Canopy Partners Inc.
Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security
EADS North America Inc.
EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center
General Dynamics Corp.
Genworth Financial Corp.
Gilmore, Jasion & Mahler Ltd.
Iron Mountain Records Management
Kribi Power Development Co.
Lundbeck Brasil Ltda
Media General Inc.
Missile Defense Agency
National Credit Union Administration
National Pension Commission
Navy Federal Credit Union
Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd.
Rappahannock Electric Co-op
Saudi Petrochemical Co.
Southeastern Medical Oncology Center
State Farm Insurance Cos.
Transportation Security Administration
Ventana Medical Systems
Through this program, you will become a more influential, purposeful manager with a heightened ability to lead change.
- Grow your capability to influence others (face-to-face and lasting influence)
- Master change management skills
- Gain renewed energy to lead
- Develop a new/higher view of leadership
- Obtain guidance for managing work/life balance
- Learn to create world-class teams
- Learn techniques for building trust and buy-in
- Develop deep-seated self-awareness
- Clarify personal and professional goals
Program activities include:
Case study discussions led by the faculty member who wrote the book that is the basis of the program
Half-Day Outdoor Team Exercise
(Falls River Ropes Course in Stanardsville, Virginia)
A fun and engaging activity in which participants travel to an 80-acre plot in the beautiful Virginia countryside, divide into teams of 10-12 and apply lessons to a series of problem-solving tasks. The activity reinforces classroom lessons, promotes team building and helps broaden personal boundaries. (See brochure for special instructions on proper attire and equipment for this activity.)
Full-Day Team Simulation on Managing Change
Allows participants to put into practice lessons on leading organizational change. Integrates challenges of change management, team-based decision making, customer focus and departmental silos. Example scenario: GlobalTech has hired you to save the company. Your team (6-8 people each) has limited time and resources to identify the issues, create a change plan that applies best practices, and implement this plan in the face of company-wide resistance.
Development of a Personal Charter Model
Allows participants to apply classroom lessons directly to themselves, their workgroups and their organizations.
- Day one kickoff reception and dinner
- Daily sessions and meals at the Darden School
- Evenings spent in group discussion and/or individual preparation
- Final day session and lunch