Purpose-Driven Leadership: Engaging Stakeholders

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Purpose-Driven Leadership: Engaging Stakeholders

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


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

  • Bring diverse teams together by aligning values with organizational goals.
  • Develop a leadership style personalized to your own strengths and values.
  • Engage your organization's stakeholders — employees, suppliers, customers, communities, etc. — setting the right goals, making collaborative decisions and creating an environment that honors your shared sense of purpose.

Intended For

Team Leader, Senior Management, Executive




Charlottesville, VA




4 days

Program Overview

Cultivate your ideal habits, principles and strengths as a leader

  • Participate in theater-based exercises, real-world workshops and executive coaching to discover hidden facets of your potential.
  • Embrace listening as a key leadership skill and practice offering constructive feedback.
  • Brainstorm custom solutions to potential challenges and organizational roadblocks in your pursuit of purpose driven leadership.


Outcomes & Impact

  • Align your long-term vision with your organization's needs and win support for your development from supervisors and stakeholders.
  • Get the best results out of your team by inspiring the confidence and creativity that already exists within them.
  • Maintain your focus on future goals, despite daily urgencies and immediate tasks.
  • Allocate your attention and energy so you can accomplish what needs to be done, while inspiring and encouraging others.


The Purpose Driven Leadership program counts as one credit toward a Darden Certificate in Leadership . Complete this program and earn three additional credits for a total of four credits within a four-year period to earn your certificate.


This program is designed for cross-functional managers, team leaders and high-potential individuals preparing for promotions, particularly those who want to encourage independence, innovation and creativity among their direct reports.

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R. Edward Freeman

R. Edward Freeman

University Professor; Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration

Bobby Parmar

Bidhan L. Parmar

Associate Professor of Business Administration

David L. Newkirk

Strategy and Leadership Advisor | Former CEO, Darden Executive Education


Darden School of Business
100 Darden Blvd.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Program materials and some meals are included in your program fee.

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