The Women's Leadership Program

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In-Person Program

The Women's Leadership Program

In The Women's Leadership Program, you'll develop a vision for how you lead and influence on multiple fronts.

Overview

Now, perhaps more than ever, women are called on to lead in organizations and society. Create opportunities to leverage your strengths and lead confidently at all levels.

  • Expand your knowledge of strategy, negotiation, communication and leadership
  • Manage conflict and drive change
  • Build and strengthen critical networks and partnerships
  • Anticipate future industry trends and predict their impact on your company's success

Intended For

Senior Management, Executive

Focus

Leadership

Available Dates

19-23 Oct 2020
26-30 Apr 2021

Location

Charlottesville, VA

Cost

$9,450.00

Length

5 days

Program Overview

Blend your instincts and experience with accelerating techniques from the most powerful women in business.

  • Strengthen your ability to build influence and inspire others through focus on corporate culture, communication, conflict management, leveraging differences, crisis leadership and decision-making under pressure.
  • Assess and address your unique challenges and opportunities through simulations, workshops, a network assessment exercise and one-on-one professional and personal coaching.
  • Identify your leadership strengths and practice applying them across your current and future organizational responsibilities.
  • Learn to actively manage your professional development and secure managerial support for innovative ideas and strategic opportunities.
  • Participate in a personal wellness program to help you maintain peak performance in and out of the office.

There are no prerequisites for participation. Advanced preparation includes:

  • Case study readings
  • Intro Webinar
  • Strength Development Inventory (SDI) Assessment
  • Reflected Best-Self Exercise
  • Self-Care Quiz

The selected case studies, assessments, and exercises will be sent prior to the program for all participants to read and prepare for discussion on the first day of the course. 

Impact & Outcomes

  • Maximize the effectiveness of your most powerful capabilities in uncertain as well as structured environments.
  • Manage change, negotiate successfully, strengthen networks and lead your organization to greater profits.
  • Develop a fully articulated voice and vision for personal and organizational development that includes a holistic approach to wellness.
  • Build and strengthen your critical network of allies and partnerships.

Certificates

This 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.

Participants

This course is designed for female executives and women with management responsibilities, especially those leading teams, direct reports and product lines and verticals. Past leaders who improved their effectiveness and vision include corporate presidents and vice presidents, directors, senior HR managers and scientists, independent consultants and many more.

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

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Faculty

Morela Hernandez

Morela Hernandez

Donald and Lauren Morel Emerging Scholar in Business Administration, Associate Professor of Business Administration

Martin N. Davidson

Martin N. Davidson

Johnson and Higgins Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean and Global Chief Diversity Officer

Sean-Martin-web

Sean Martin

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Marc Modica

Marc W. Modica

Senior Lecturer in Business Administration

June A. West

June A. West

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Jolene Bodily

Jolene Bodily

Wellness Program Coordinator, Darden School , Health Risk Reduction Services Coordinator, UVA Health System

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: Intermediate

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: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Location & Accommodations

Darden School of Business
100 Darden Blvd.
Charlottesville, Virginia

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

 

Accommodations

For the Spring 2020 program, lodging is provided for participants at the Darden Inn on our Grounds.

For the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 programs, lodging will be provided for participants at:
Hyatt Place
2100 Bond Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Hotel accommodations includes breakfast, wifi, and free parking at the hotel.

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