Darden Professor Helps UVA Nursing Students Lead With Presence

By Dave Hendrick

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Lili Powell will teach “Leading with Presence,” a new graduate course offered by the UVA School of Nursing, in fall 2018.

Powell, a longtime professor in the field of Management Communication at Darden, was awarded a joint appointment as the Kluge Endowed Chair at the School of Nursing in 2017.

An article on the UVA School of Nursing’s news site notes the new course will draw on Powell’s deep experience in the fields of mindful communication and leadership presence.

Leading with Presence (GNUR 5559), a new graduate course taught by Powell and offered for the first time this fall, will help students who are nurses, physicians and administrators to understand the key ingredients for showing up consistently as compassionate and effective leaders. During the semester, Powell will guide students though scholarly readings on mindful leadership from both academics and practitioners; teach personal practices, from reflective writing, centering in the body and mind, and acting and improv to grow their inner resources and resilience; and inspire students to lead well-coordinated action within a team or organization. Each student will complete a final project, including an oral presentation, on a subject of their choosing, and reap the benefits of Powell’s grounded, but inspired approach to leadership.

Read the full story on the UVA School of Nursing’s news site.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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