Servant Leadership: Leading with Humanity

Servant Leadership: Leading with Humanity

Develop the essential leadership skills necessary to lead with and through your team in a changing world.

Upcoming Dates

Program Dates
Time Commitment
Program Fee
5-9 May 2025
In-Person, Charlottesville, VA
5 days

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Ensure sustainable success by leading through your team, supporting their development and engaging with people at a deeper level. In this program, we take a different approach to leadership, one which puts the idea of the leader as servant as central, and see how this enables you to grow as a leader and create better results for your organization.

This unique program features diagnostic assessments, coaching sessions and leadership reflections. 

Intended For

Team Leader, Senior Management, Executive



Refine your natural management inclinations with individual coaching and discover how empathy, communication and encouragement can drive your team in extraordinary new directions. 

  • Learn what it means to practice leadership as a servant and the power it creates within organizations
  • Become more aware of your leadership skills, how you affect others and complete diagnostics that help you better understand your impact as a leader
  • Understand how servant leadership can be adapted to different organizational settings and contexts to see how it can drive improved results
  • Deepen your knowledge of human behavior, including our capacity to bring out the best in people as well as our darker side, and how you can lead more responsibly
  • Expand your capacity to think creatively and develop new insights essential for navigating through challenging times


Darden's New Home for Lifelong Learning

The Forum Hotel Kimpton

The Forum Hotel at the UVA Darden School of Business in Charlottesville is now open! We’re excited to welcome our EELL participants to learn and stay with us in this dynamic new meeting place.

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  • Impact & Outcomes
    • Cultivate an environment of transparency around organizational strategy and performance to encourage support for and dedication to organizational goals
    • Develop your best ideas with collaborative input and without undue attachment to their execution
    • Move beyond compensatory standards of risk and reward by cultivating an atmosphere of support and respect
    • Lead your team through stressful projects while remaining thoughtful, empathetic and inclusive
    • Let go of control and allow others to do their jobs more effectively and happily
  • Participant Profile

    This program is designed for leaders and practicing senior managers who translate corporate strategy into operational performance among private and public companies, not-for-profits, NGOs and educational and health systems.

    In order to be awarded full credit hours, you must be present for the entirety of the program.

  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sponsorship

    UVA Darden Executive Education offers continuing education credits as part of our commitment to encourage lifelong learning. 

    • Instructional Delivery: Group Live
    • CPE Credits: 32.0
    • Field of Study: Personal Development
    • Program Level: Beginner

    Advanced preparation includes case study and book excerpt readings. The selected case studies and books will be sent prior to the program for all participants to read and prepare for discussion on the first day of the course.

    Refund/Cancelation/Concern Resolution Policy:

    All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. Submit your request via email to [email protected] with the name of the program, followed by "cancellation" or "transfer" in the subject line. Cancellation or transfer fees may apply. Visit our Registration & FAQ page for full details on transfers and cancellations. 

    If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, please contact us at 1-434-924-3000 or [email protected] to resolve your issue.

    UVA Darden School Foundation - Executive Education is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

  • Location & Accommodations


    Darden School of Business
    100 Darden Blvd.
    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Materials and some meals are also included in your program fee.


    The Forum Hotel Kimpton Guest Room The Forum Hotel Kimpton Arboretum & Gardens

    Lodging will be provided at our new on-Grounds hotel for participants of this program as part of your program fee. If you register within 30 days of the program start date, accommodations at The Forum Hotel cannot be guaranteed. Alternate lodging would be provided. We encourage you to register early to reserve your spot!

    The Forum Hotel
    Kimpton Charlottesville
    540 Massie Rd.
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Enjoy access to all the hotel’s perks during your stay, including morning coffee and tea service, on-site fitness center, Birch & Bloom steakhouse, The Good Sport craft beer bar and large outdoor terrace.

    Anchored by the beautiful Tahija Arboretum and LaCross Botanical Gardens with outdoor learning and reflection spaces, as well as state-of-the-art indoor classroom and event spaces, The Forum Hotel is the new home for Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programming.

Dr. Bobby Chhabra and Dr. David Diduch from UVA Health System Orthopedic Surgery share insights they gained from attending the Servant Leadership program, and how it has impacted how they work with each other and interact with their teams on a daily bases.

Certificate in Leadership & Management

Earn Your Certificate

Servant Leadership: Leading with Humanity counts as one program toward a noncredit Darden Certificate in Leadership & Management. Complete this program and three additional programs within a four-year period to earn your certificate.


Andy Wicks

Andrew C. Wicks

Ruffin Professor of Business Administration, Richard M. Waitzer Bicentennial Professor of Ethics, Director, Olsson Center for Applied Ethics; Director, Doctoral Program

Gregory B. Fairchild

Gregory B. Fairchild

Isidore Horween Research Professor of Business Administration, Associate Dean for Washington, D.C., Area Initiatives and Academic Director of Public Policy and Entrepreneurship, Dean and CEO of UVA | Northern Virginia

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Laura Morgan Roberts

Associate Professor of Business Administration

The Servant Leadership program really made the value-based leadership model relevant and actionable.

Pasco Umbriac
Vice President, Clark Construction

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