Managing Individual and Organizational Change

Managing Individual and Organizational Change

Develop the critical skills and perspectives to navigate organic and disruptive change to drive growth and innovation.

Upcoming Dates

Program Dates
Time Commitment
Program Fee
7-10 Oct 2024
In-Person, Charlottesville, VA
4 days

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Learn how to embrace change, drive growth and innovation and lead your team to do the same.  

  • Develop strategies to manage change at the individual, team and organizational levels.
  • Build resilient and adaptable teams that weather disruption and welcome change as an essential part of growth.
  • Balance innovation with stability, both structural and financial, to act with greater agility and purpose.

Intended For

Team Leader, Senior Management, Executive



Be prepared to navigate through organic and disruptive change. 

  • Manage your own responses to change.
  • Strengthen your flexibility.
  • Provide the context and confidence your employees need to make the most of new opportunities.
  • Learn the personal habits that enable leaders to become powerful change agents - and how to underscore those skills with your natural strengths.
  • Understand the psychological and social elements that influence behavior before, during and after disruptions to traditional team structures.


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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  • Schedule and Topics

    The program begins at 12:30pm the first day with lunch, opening sessions, a reception and dinner. The remaining days generally run from 8:30am-5pm, wrapping up at 12:15pm on the final day. Featured activities & session topics include:

    • The Change Challenge
    • Managing Transition: The Leadership Challenge
    • Contemplating & Communicating
    • Creating Change by Leveraging Difference
    • Leading Change Simulation
    • Human Centered Change
    • Change, Stress & Resilience
    • Life of Leadership
  • Impact and Outcomes
    • Improve your own capacity to embrace and pilot change, both as a role model and hands-on leader.
    • Apply step-by-step methods to prepare for and navigate change on the organizational level.
    • Solicit diverse feedback to encourage innovation. 
    • Implement a human-centered design approach to tackle change and disruption challenges.
    • Adopt mindfulness tools and methods to build personal and team resilience.
  • Participant Profile

    This program is designed for:

    • Executives who plan or carry out organization-wide changes in strategy or technology.
    • Managers responsible for shifts in cultural standards or organizational structure.
    • Leaders tasked with soliciting buy-in for new initiatives.

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

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  • 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: 18.0
    • Fields of Study: Personal Development, Business Management and Organization
    • Program Level: Beginner

    There are no prerequisites for participation. Advanced preparation includes case study readings. The selected case studies will be sent prior to the program for all participants to read and prepare for discussion on the first day of the program.

    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 22903

    As a participant of this program, materials and some meals are 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 Tahja 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.

This program has equipped me with new tools, knowledge, and inspiration to tackle the most challenging areas in my organization and within myself. I don't always take the time I need to learn and grow, this program gave me a chance to fill my cup so that I can pour out positive leadership and lead effective change.

Nici Pfeiffer
Chief Product Officer, Center for Open Science
Certificate in Leadership & Management

Earn Your Certificate

Managing Individual and Organizational Change 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.



Elizabeth A. Powell

Julie Logan Sands Associate Professor of Business Administration, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Director, Compassionate Care Initiative

Bobby Parmar

Bidhan L. Parmar

Associate Dean for Faculty Development , Shannon G. Smith Bicentennial Associate Professor of Business Administration


Gabrielle (Gabe) Adams

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Business Administration and, by Courtesy, Psychology (Social)

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Peter Belmi

Scott C. Beardsley Associate Professor of Business Administration

Cory Hancock National Science Foundation

Participant Profile: Cory Hancock

Cory Hancock had just transitioned from the defense industry to the National Science Foundation when he decided to enroll in Managing Individual & Organizational Change to help him evolve as a leader in his new role. According to Cory, "My cohort was comprised of many different professional backgrounds and diversity of thought, which helped me to develop new perspectives and grow."

Read more about his Darden experience on our blog.

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