Certificate in Leadership

Certificate in Leadership

Leadership is both a skill and a condition. Through the Darden leadership certification, professionals transform into executives capable of leading from the inside out, developing an intuition for what it takes to draw more from their employees.

How You'll Earn It

Professionals can earn their certificate by taking any four Executive Education classes in the Leadership category over a four-year period. While similar in length and proximity to business practice, programs vary by topic material, offering participants the chance to tailor their curriculum to their purpose. Not sure which programs will best fit your needs? Our Lifelong Learning team is here for you - to help you evaluate and compare programs, and build the best learning journey to meet your goals.


Sample Certificate Paths

For those with the desire to lead from the inside out.
Recommended programs may include:

  • Leading Mindfully
  • Leading with Courage
  • Servant Leadership
  • Purpose Driven Leadership

For those looking to inspire teams and lead change.
Recommended programs may include:

  • Leading Teams for Growth and Change
  • Managing Individual and Organizational Change
  • Leading for High Performance
  • Purpose Driven Leadership

What You'll Get

  • Your Benefit

     

    Soaking up career-long lessons from both colleagues and Darden's top-ranked faculty, you'll complete your certificate not just with the leadership skills you hoped to obtain, but others you never knew you could. You'll address blind spots and heighten your professional credentials — all while multiplying your network.

  • Your Organization's Benefit

     

    Whether you're an employee or an employer, your organization will benefit from a targeted leadership track customizable to industries and specific areas of development. In as short as a few months, participants return to their positions with a renewed sense of leadership and the tools to effect change at the enterprise level.

Programs

Leadership

Servant Leadership: A Path to High Performance

Optimize performance by helping others achieve their potential.

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Leadership

The Women's Leadership Program

In The Women's Leadership Program, you'll develop a vision for how you lead and influence on multiple fronts.

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Leadership

Purpose-Driven Leadership: Engaging Stakeholders

Reignite your sense of purpose and inspire innovation by developing a stakeholder approach to leadership.

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Leadership

Leading Teams for Growth and Change

Cultivate a healthy, collaborative culture, even while undergoing change. Features rowing with Olympian Dan Lyons.

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Leadership

Leading Mindfully

Learn how to connect with and influence others through an experiential program that emphasizes self-development and deep-listening skills for leading, interacting and communicating more mindfully.

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Leadership

Leading for High Performance

Tackle the most complex organizational challenges facing executives, including sustaining high performance and aligning systems.

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Leadership

Leading With Courage

Practice state-of-the-art experiential simulation with physiological and behavioral measures, self-assessment, executive coaching and peer discussions, and discover how best to motivate, influence and manage relationships across your organization.

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Leadership

Managing Individual and Organizational Change

Drive and manage change with strategies drawn from behavioral psychology.

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Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
Darden School Foundation.