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Women in Leadership Program

Enhance your leadership and influence skills to create the change you need to succeed.

Upcoming Dates

Program Dates
Format
Time Commitment
Program Fee
24-28 Oct 2022
In-Person, Charlottesville, VA
5 days
$9,450.00
17-21 Apr 2023
In-Person, Washington, D.C., Area
5 days
$9,450.00

Overview

Women are called on to lead in organizations and society more than ever, but they face unique challenges along the way. This program will show you how to create opportunities to leverage 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

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 mindfulness activities to help you maintain peak performance in and out of the office.

There are no prerequisites for participation, though executives and professionals with management responsibilities are encouraged to attend. Advanced preparation includes:

  • Case study readings
  • Clifton Strengths Assessment & Analysis
  • Reflected Best-Self Exercise

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. 

  • Schedule & Topics

    The program begins at 4pm the first day with a welcome and opening dinner. The remaining days generally run from 9am-6pm, wrapping up at 11:30am on the final day. Featured activities & session topics include:

    • Communicating and Leading Mindfully
    • Clifton Strengths Assessment & Analysis
    • Organizational Design
    • Gender & Negotiation
    • Positive Deviance
    • Leading Across Difference
    • Decision Making
    • Leveraging Your Best Self
  • 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 mindfulness and personal resilience.
    • Build and strengthen your critical network of allies and partnerships.
  • Participant Profile

    Designed for executives and professionals 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.

    The Women in Leadership Program is open to all participants regardless of gender. The University of Virginia Darden School Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

    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: 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

    Location

    Darden School of Business
    100 Darden Blvd.
    Charlottesville, Virginia

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

     

    Accommodations

    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.

Perfect combination of business and personal skills-development needed to successfully lead. I was inspired by the interesting and thought-provoking case studies, and the other amazing leaders in the class with whom I bonded.

Stephanie Vatalaro
SVP of Marketing and Communications, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
Certificate in Leadership & Management

Earn Your Certificate

Women in Leadership 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.

Faculty

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Laura Morgan Roberts

Professor of Practice

Martin N. Davidson

Martin N. Davidson

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

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Allison Elias

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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Yael Grushka-Cockayne

Professor of Business Administration, Altec Styslinger Foundation Bicentennial Chair in Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs

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Toni Irving

Frank M. Sands Sr. Professor of Practice

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Sean Martin

Donald and Lauren Morel Associate Professor of Business Administration

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Elizabeth A. Powell

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

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