Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning Launch New Blockchain/AI Program as Part of Fall 2023 Schedule

By Dawn Driscoll

Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning (EELL) has announced its fall 2023 schedule of open enrollment programs, offering a mix of immersive in-person and convenient self-paced online options. Led by Darden’s top-ranked faculty, programs such as Women in Leadership, Managing Individual and Organizational Change and The Executive Program (TEP), help learners level up in their career, enhance team dynamics and performance, or lead organizational change.

Additionally, EELL will launch a new program, Unlocking Value of AI, Blockchain and Digital Assets, led by Professors Dennie Kim and Tim Laseter. The in-person program will run from 8-10 November at the UVA Darden DC Metro location in Arlington, Virginia. This hands-on learning experience will provide a better understanding of the impact of emerging disruptive technologies, how these technologies can transform business and society, and how to integrate new tech strategically and ethically. It counts toward the noncredit Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Participants for in-person programs in Charlottesville will be provided lodging at Darden’s new The Forum Hotel by Kimpton, located at the entrance to Darden Grounds, with access to the many hotel amenities, on-property dining options, and beautiful arboretum and botanical gardens.

Noncredit Certificate Programs for Leaders at Every Level

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 career goals.

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

  • Collaboration and Influence | Self-Paced Online | Starts 7 August
  • Strategic Negotiation | In-Person | 18-22 September
  • Leading Teams for Growth and Change | In-Person | 25-29 September
  • Managing Individual and Organizational Change | In-Person | 2-5 October
  • The Executive Program (TEP) | In-Person | Starts 15 October
    Application deadline 15 September
  • Women in Leadership Program | In-Person| 23-27 October
  • Strategic Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage | In-Person | 7-10 November
  • Unlocking Value of AI, Blockchain and Digital Assets In-Person | 8-10 November

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, Leading Change in the Corporate Aviation Function runs 14-17 November in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Two online certificate programs are available for a 1 August or 1 October start date, each consisting of three modules that learners may take together over four months or as separate five-week modules to complete at their pace.

“Darden’s programs are designed to offer rich, experiential learning to leaders as they navigate today’s evolving 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 be empowered to lead their organization through managing hybrid workforces, strategically leveraging AI and building more agile teams.”

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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