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.
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
20–29 October 2020
Develop the essential leadership skills necessary to lead into the smart machine age, preparing your organization for the future of work.
ELECTIVES - CHOOSE 1 OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS
Leading Virtual Teams Through Disruption
21 September–9 October 2020
Lead a change-resilient team that excels in the face of disruption and build meaningful connections that foster collaboration in a virtual setting.
Communication Strategies to Manage Crisis, Disruption and Transformation
6–14 October 2020
Reimagine your organization’s strategic communication approach to effectively navigate constant disruption.
Transforming Business Processes
9 November–7 December 2020
Effectively respond to industry disruption in the face of economically-challenging times with the tools and frameworks to help your organization survive.
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