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, Academic Director, Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics

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.