Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning Unveils Spring 2023 Schedule, New Effective Decision Making Program

12 December 2022

Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning (EELL) has announced its spring 2023 schedule of open enrollment programs, offering a mix of in-person, live virtual and self-paced online options. Led by Darden’s top-ranked faculty, programs give learners the skills they need to advance their leadership capabilities and careers with programs such as Leading Teams for Growth and Change, Servant Leadership and Leading Mindfully.

Additionally, EELL will launch a new program, Effective Decision Making led by Professors Manel Baucells and Sasa Zorc. The in-person program will run from 22-25 May 2023 at the UVA Darden DC Metro location in Arlington, Virginia. This interactive learning experience will provide a framework to make better decisions using the fundamentals of behavioral decision making and game theory.  It counts toward the noncredit Certificate in Leadership and Management.

“These experiential programs are designed to help leaders navigate today’s complex business challenges,” said Anne Trumbore, Chief Digital Learning Officer of Darden’s Sands Institute of Lifelong Learning. “Through our signature transformational learning experiences, participants will emerge better equipped to guide their organization through the great resignation, lead initiatives to strategically leverage AI and build more resilient teams.”

Noncredit Certificate Programs in Leadership & Management, Business Strategy, and Corporate Aviation Management

Certificate in Leadership & Management introduces current and future leaders to a broad field of management specialties and leadership capabilities. Programs are offered in-person at Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and UVA Darden DC Metro in Arlington, Virginia, and online. Customize your certificate path with four programs to meet your goals.

Spring programs that count toward the Leadership & Management Certificate include:

  • Certificate in Business Strategy | Self-Paced Online | Starts 20 February
  • Collaboration and Influence | Self-Paced Online | Starts 6 March
  • Strategic Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage | In-Person | Starts 28 March
  • Leading Mindfully | Live Virtual | Starts 3 April
  • Women in Leadership Program | In-Person| Starts 17 April
  • Servant Leadership: Leading with Humanity | In-Person | Starts 8 May
  • Effective Decision Making | In-Person | Starts 22 May
  • Leading Teams for Growth and Change | In-Person | Starts 5 June

Certificate in Corporate Aviation Management helps learners develop the leadership and operational acumen vital to corporate aviation personnel and managers. One of the three in-person programs in the certificate series, Managing the Corporate Aviation Function starts 19 March in Charlottesville, Virginia.

EELL is also accepting applications for The Executive Program, its immersive advanced management program for top leaders.  Beginning 15 October 2023, The Executive Program includes two, two-week in-person immersion modules with nationally renowned guest speakers and guided wellness activities.  Participants earn alumni status.

Explore the full open enrollment schedule to find the best fit for yourself or your organization.

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

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. 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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