Innovative Course Prepares
Managers to Lead Collaboratively in Any Situation
The University of
Virginia Darden School of Business will offer a unique Executive
Education course in Tampa, Florida, to help leaders
responsible for improving enterprise-wide performance catapult
their organizations to the top.
Leading Teams for Growth and Change, to be held 17-21 February
2014, will provide participants a lens through which to explore the
strategies, structures and skills required to lead teams. Through a
hands-on, problem-solving framework, attendees will learn how to
take their teams to the highest level.
Lynn A. Isabella, a renowned expert in leadership development,
team building and strategic alliances and partnerships, will team
with Daniel K. Lyons, United States Olympian in rowing, to share
leadership and high-performance best practices with
As part of the course, Lyons will lead the class through daily
sweep rowing experiences to demonstrate how to blend individual
strengths into high team performance.
"The program takes participants through the intellectual and
actual process of building and leading a high-performing team,"
said Isabella. "Because I know something about rowing and Dan
knows something about business, we are able to make connections
across our expertise. Dan is with me in the classroom and I am with
Dan on the water. This program is more than class in the
morning and rowing in the afternoon. It is a seamless set of
experiences that brings to life the look and feel of leadership and
Leading Teams for Growth and Change is without a
doubt our most innovative Executive Education program at Darden,
and I'd suggest it is one of the most distinctive in the world,"
said Colin Winter, senior director of Darden Executive Education
"Using a 50/50 split between our top-ranked faculty at Darden
with Lynn Isabella, and a former World Champion and Olympic rower
in Dan Lyons, participants are able to explore team leadership in a
classroom setting, as well as what it feels like to be part of an
effective team on the water," added Winter. "Rowing is simply the
best experiential tool I've ever seen for learning about teamwork -
it's the only sport where every single person is giving 100 percent
of their effort, and yet totally in sync with the rest of the team
to achieve an optimal outcome."
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About the Darden School of
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is
one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D.
and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience
combines the case study method, top-ranked faculty whose research
advances global managerial practice and business education, and a
tight-knit learning environment to develop responsible and complete
leaders who are ready to make an impact.
About Darden Executive Education
Executive Education at the University of Virginia Darden
School of Business changes the way leaders think to drive higher
levels of business performance. Darden is a top global provider of
open-enrollment programs and partners with leading organizations to
deliver custom programs that solve business challenges. Taught by
the School's top-ranked faculty, the Darden learning experience
features case studies, real-world simulations and experiential
learning exercises, both at the University of Virginia and around
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