Today's executives face challenges and opportunities that extend beyond the enterprise — across industries and around the world. Confronting the challenges and embracing these opportunities require more than training and expertise. It requires a strategic perspective, informed judgment and a global vision for what’s possible. Join Darden for a global leadership experience like no other, a complete immersion into the principles, habits and perspectives of transformational leaders that will provide a higher view for how you lead your organization in today’s complex, uncertain world.
- In-Person Immersion Module #1: 31 May–12 June 2020 (Charlottesville location)
- In-Person Immersion Module #2: 30 November–12 December 2020 (Charlottesville & Darden DC Metro locations)
- Virtual intersession modules will be hosted before and between the in-person modules.
Features both digital and in-person sessions
To meet the ever-changing needs of today's executives, TEP's format has been expanded to include both virtual and residential modules, extending the learning journey to provide ongoing support and guidance as you share and implement new insights within your organization. And your residential module will include sessions, workshops and guest speakers at both of Darden's locations - Charlottesville and Rosslyn.
Throughout this intense program, your TEP journey will be a shared one, connecting with engaged faculty as well as senior executives from diverse industries around the world. Our proven experiential approach focuses on the whole leader, to discover what inspires and drives you from the inside out and beyond.
- Engage with faculty and members of your learning team throughout the program to discuss and explore personalized new possibilities for yourself and your organization
- Analyze real-life business situations and become a better leader by asking the right questions, thinking strategically and offering solutions-sharpened by the perspective of colleagues and their executive leadership experience.
- Apply new concepts to your current position and identify a personal or organizational challenge for which you'll develop a customized plan of action to launch upon your return.
- Engage in enrichment activities and workshops chosen by you and your peers. You'll expand on classroom concepts with topics like design thinking, financial management, entrepreneurship, or government and politics.
- Improve your peak performance through a stamina-building wellness program that includes a course on cognitive fitness, structured exercise opportunities and a personalized wellness profile with risk ratings and recommendations for health improvement, so you can ensure that your physical, mental and psychological strengths serve you well during the program and the rest of your life.
TEP's extended learning journey includes both virtual and residential modules:
- Opening Online Module - Meet the TEP faculty, share your personal and organizational challenges and goals, and prepare for your TEP experience
- In-Person Immersive Module #1 - Hosted at Darden's location in Charlottesville
- In-Person Immersive Module #2 - Hosted at Darden's locations in both Charlottesville and the Washington, D.C., area
- Virtual Intersession Modules - Webinars, coaching sessions, group projects, etc. to help you implement new strategies and plans once you return to the office
“Rare opportunity to step out of your regular life to learn, reflect and engage with a diverse group of people on the importance and responsibilities of leadership and how to create value where it matters most.”
Impact & Outcomes
As a result of participating in this program, you will be able to:
- More effectively lead from purpose, vision and values
- Apply a strategic mindset to skillfully envision and communicate an enterprise strategy and desired future
- Leverage an enterprise perspective to integrate across functions and foster a results orientation throughout the organization
- Demonstrate a global orientation to decision making and systems thinking
- Enhance your personal well-being by more effectively balancing mental and physical demands with organizational imperatives
This program is designed for senior-level executives with more than twelve years of experience in significant management roles. Of the more than 4,000 executives who have graduated from this program, many represent Fortune 100 companies. Approximately 60% of TEP participants also have advanced degrees.
Executives in The Executive Program are selected for their outstanding leadership capabilities. As you share perspectives in the classroom, you will gain insights that will provide more breadth and depth to your own point of view.
Wellness Program Coordinator, Darden School , Health Risk Reduction Services Coordinator, UVA Health System
Isidore Horween Research Associate Professor of Business Administration, Associate Dean for Washington, D.C., Area Initiatives and Academic Director of Public Policy and Entrepreneurship
Killgallon Ohio Art Professor of Business Administration, Senior Fellow, Olsson Center for Applied Ethics
In addition to networking with a diverse group of leaders during your TEP experience, TEP graduates are also connected to the 13,000+ Darden alumni in over 90 countries around the world. As such, you receive many of the same benefits, including:
- Alumni Directory (alumni.darden.edu)
- Lifetime Darden email address
- Monthly webinars with faculty
- Alumni chapter events around the world (excluding MBA alumni/admissions receptions)
- Access to Darden's case collection
- Alumni Career Services online toolkit
- Alumni newsletters and messages from the School
- Executive Education - 25% discount on short programs
- The Darden Report magazine (bi-annually)
During the in-person modules of The Executive Program, you will have the opportunity to learn and explore at Darden's locations in Charlottesville and in the Washington, D.C., area:
Darden School of Business
100 Darden Blvd.
Darden DC Metro
1100 Wilson Boulevard
Application Process & Tuition
Admission is by application only.
Tuition is $39,950 and includes materials, meals and accommodations.
Participants represent a broad range of backgrounds - industries, geographic locations, organizational size and professional responsibilities are considered. Although the number of participants from any one organization may be limited, firms are encouraged to send more than one executive. Admission is based on consultation among the three parties concerned: the nominating company, the applicant and a committee of the TEP faculty that evaluates the candidate's application. Notice of confirmed admission to TEP will be sent as soon as the process is complete.
A candidate's suitability should be discussed with one of our directors prior to internal company discussions and participant's application.
- A company may request a reservation before nominating a specific applicant.
- Nomination of a participant must be originated by the participant's organization.
- Completed applications will be handled on a "first come" basis.
- Enrollment is limited. Early application is encouraged.
- Online application
Once your application has been reviewed and upon acceptance into the program, a 25% deposit is required to secure your registration.