Specialization in Future-Ready Leadership

Specialization in Future-Ready Leadership

Specialization in Future-Ready Leadership

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work, live and learn. Organizations and their leaders need new strategies and skills to lead through today’s uncertainty while preparing for tomorrow’s disruption. Darden's Specialization in Future-Ready Leadership provides a timely and accessible learning journey designed specifically to help learners and organizations confront these new challenges - from wherever they are in the world. This 3-course specialization features a selection from our expanded virtual program portfolio, led by Darden's top-ranked faculty and providing the same immersive, participant-focused approach to learning as our in-person programs. 

The pivot of many of our top courses to a flexible, virtual model and launch of newly relevant courses and a new specialization aim to help individuals and organizations lead as effectively as possible now — and into the future.

Ashley Williams
CEO and Chief Learning Officer of Darden Executive Education

Featured Programs & Upcoming Dates

The Specialization in Future-Ready Leadership consists of two core programs and one elective.


Strategic Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage
2–20 November 2020

Harness the power of data analytics to surface opportunity, guide innovation and frame complex decisions.

Leading With Humanity: New Skills for the Digital Age
Spring 2021 TBD

Develop the essential leadership skills necessary to lead into the smart machine age, preparing your organization for the future of work.


Leading Virtual Teams Through Disruption
24 March–21 April 2021

Lead a change-resilient team that excels in the face of disruption and build meaningful connections that foster collaboration in a virtual setting.

Transforming Business Processes
15 March–12 April 2021

Effectively respond to industry disruption in the face of economically-challenging times with the tools and frameworks to help your organization survive.

Communication Strategies to Manage Crisis, Disruption and Transformation
11–19 May 2021

Reimagine your organization’s strategic communication approach to effectively navigate constant disruption.


Specialization Program Pricing

Pricing for the 3-course specialization is $10,000, a 20% savings over taking each program independently. Payment is required in advance of the first program and is not refundable or transferable after the start of each program. Please note specific rules and policies for this specialization:

  • Registration is required for all three programs at once for the special pricing to apply
  • No refunds, including any virtual programs previously taken
  • All three programs must be completed to earn a Specialization in Future-Ready Leadership

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