Executive Education

U.S. Navy Custom Programs

For 35 consecutive years, Darden Executive Education has been an educational partner of the U.S. Navy, delivering programs that have benefited a wide range of U.S. Navy Officers and their DoD civilian counterparts.  

For complete program information, follow the links below: 

Navy Understanding Industry Course

Program Length: 3 weeks
Dates Offered: 4-23 January 2015

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Course Description

In furtherance of Navy and Marine Corps Acquisition readiness and its overall mission, DASN (AP) requires an academic program to educate Department of Navy acquisition personnel to look through the eyes of industry to understand what drives their behavior. DASN (AP) uses the Navy Understanding Industry Course (NUIC) to develop and foster an understanding of the role of cash flow, profit, risk and contribution margin in industry decisions, and to predict how industry will react to government proposals allowing them to
structure proposals for favorable outcomes to government. 

The NUIC provides delivery of succinct and timely business issues in a comprehensive format similar to current executive-level business seminar training found in the commercial sector. 

The intent of the NUIC is to deliver a concentrated business curriculum to enhance the student's awareness of industry vitality (structure and strategy), financial metrics, corporate culture, decision-making drivers and processes, and collaboration and business management techniques to improve their ability to interact with corporations as the students execute largely DOD policies. 

The NUIC design will provide students with education and training in current and cutting-edge business practices sufficient to allow them to recognize business risks and opportunities and to anticipate potential changes in the business world and, ultimately, coordinate and implement anticipatory responses. Given a 3- week time constraint permitted this program, the curriculum will be rigorous and provide students a comprehensive education, which encapsulates core competencies of a full MBA curriculum. In short, it should equip the student with the broad assessment, evaluation and decision-making skills required in American business today. To maximize the academic gain, it is DASN (AP)'s intent that a dedicated learning environment, which preempts outside influences and serves to focus the student on learning similar to seminar or Executive MBA programs offered in the commercial sector, be
provided. 

Participants

The course is for O-3/4 officers and GS-09/10/11 civilians in  contracting, acquisition, logistics, financial management and project management. 

Continuing Education Credits

On the final day of the course, participants will receive a custom course certificate and class photo in a portfolio. They will also receive a letter of certification of Certified Educational Units and Certified Professional Education Units (CEUs/CPEs) awarded for attending the
course.

Points of Contact

Navy POC - TBD

Jeffery Pottinger
pottingerj@darden.virginia.edu
+1-703-829-0720

Jennifer Hicks
hicksj@darden.virginia.edu
+1-434-924-4922 

Navy Strategic Thinking Course

Program Length: 1 week 

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Dates Offered: 12-17 January 2014;
8-13 June 2014; 21-26 September 2014 

Course Description

Strategic Thinking (ST) is an intensive, week-long program hosted at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. ST is designed to provide Flag Officers and Senior Executives with the skills to successfully navigate the complex policy, strategy and execution issues confronting them at both the command and Enterprise levels. ST provides a collaborative environment for participants to examine a wide range of issues and learn new skills in topics ranging from innovation, transformation and strategic planning to financial management, diversity and information technology. Academic experts and executives from both the Navy and the private sector provide participants with a range of perspectives and opportunities to discuss policy and strategy issues that impact their commands. Prominent thought leaders share their insights on established and emerging business trends and best practices that may have application in participants' organizations. Development topics include:

  • Strategic scene-setting/execution
  • Leading Change
  • Negotiation
  • Maximizing Human Capital
  • Building and Fostering Collaborative Relations and Trust
  • Strategic Leadership with Resource Constraints

Participants

The course is for Navy flag officers and senior executives. 

Points of Contact 

Nicole L. DeRamus-Suazo
nicole.deramus-suazo@navy.mil
+1-703-604-5742

Jeffery Pottinger
pottingerj@darden.virginia.edu
+1-703-829-0720

Jennifer Hicks
hicksj@darden.virginia.edu
+1-434-924-4922 

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