Partner Program with ISB Provides Rich Cultural Exchange

Posted on December 14, 2016 by Dawn Driscoll

We recently completed the second module of the two-part Global Strategy and Leadership Program that Darden developed in partnership with the Indian School of Business (ISB). The first module featured a five-day strategy course hosted by ISB in Hyderabad, India. The second module, hosted by Darden in Charlottesville, included a bridging session for the participants, who then joined with an additional cohort for our True Leadership program (recently renamed as Purpose Driven Leadership). Participants agreed that being part of the multicultural cohort enriched their experience and provided unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for organizations around the world.

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Topics: Global Business, ISB, Indian School of Business, Strategy, Leadership

Former Strategic Sales Management Participant Shares Insights

Posted on December 13, 2016 by Brittany Frye


Former participant in Darden's Washington, D.C. area course Strategic Sales Management, Jorge Bullemore, looks back on why he took this program and how he's incorporated what he learned into his roles in higher education and consulting.

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Topics: Washington, D.C., Sales Management, Student Spotlight, Sales

Darden Business Essentials Student Launches Travel Startup

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Brittany Frye

Have you been thinking about pursuing an MBA – or even launching your own startup – but worry you lack business essentials like marketing, accounting, finance and operations? Tara Cappel, former Darden Business Essentials student, was considering different career options a year ago when she registered for the program. Today she's the founder of a successful startup, For the Love of Travel (FTLO Travel), an organization that takes small groups of young professionals on uniquely curated group trips. Read below to learn more about her experience in Darden Business Essentials and her journey to launching her own company, including advice to other early career professionals considering pursuing a startup.

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Topics: Darden Business Essentials, Student Spotlight, Entrepreneurship, MBA

Darden Executive Education Hosts Design Thinking Event in Singapore

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Deb Jones

On Friday, 7 October in Singapore, design thinking and innovation expert Jeanne Liedtka shared insights on design thinking from her own research, from her work with various types of organizations, and from participants in her courses. Attendees at the event represented large companies, multinationals, family-owned businesses, non-profits, and consultants from several industries, including manufacturing and industrial, education, financial, healthcare and more. Many of the participants had previously taken Jeanne's Design Thinking MOOC on Coursera or courses in her Design Thinking Specialization at Darden Online.

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Topics: Innovation, Faculty, Events, Design Thinking, Jeanne Liedtka, Singapore

Darden Executive Education Sponsors and Participates in VA Bio's Inaugural Conference, Women Building Bio: The XXFactor

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Deb Jones

On Thursday, September 29, over 230 sponsors, members and guests of Virginia Bio convened for an inaugural event, Women Building Bio: The XXFactor. Darden Executive Education sponsored this event and were represented by Lili Powell, Assistant Professor of Business administration and Martin Davidson, Johnson & Higgins Professor of Business Administration, at University of Virginia Darden School of Business. 

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Topics: Faculty, Women's Leadership, Events, Martin Davidson, Healthcare, Lili Powell

Women Who Lead Panel Event in Washington, D.C.

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Dawn Driscoll

On August 18, 2016, Darden was honored to sponsor and participate in Women Who Lead: Secrets of Success, a breakfast panel event hosted by the Washington Business Journal and the Washington Area Women’s Foundation which focused on women leaders in tech. Designed to bring together and support professional women in the D.C. Metro area, the event provided an open forum for women to connect through shared challenges, inspire and encourage each other and celebrate successes.

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Topics: Darden News, Women's Leadership, Washington, D.C.

Executive Education and MAS Holdings Partner to Develop Senior Leaders in Asia

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Dawn Driscoll

Photo credit: MAS Holdings

Darden has found a kindred spirit in new partner organization MAS Holdings. One of the world’s most recognized design-to-delivery solution providers in apparel and textile manufacturing, Sri Lanka-based MAS Holdings is a community-focused organization dedicated to providing a sustainable working and living environment for its more than 79,000 employees in 48 manufacturing facilities across 15 countries.

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Topics: Innovation, Darden News, Global Business, Design Thinking

Executive Education Spotlight Session at AmCham Shanghai

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Dawn Driscoll

On 12 May 2016, Darden’s Executive Education program hosted a spotlight session with The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai). Held on the eve of the Darden Shanghai Investing Summit, the event featured Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt, speaking about her recent research around unconscious bias.

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Darden Executive Education Jumps in Financial Times Rankings

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Brittany Frye
We are pleased to announce that — according to the Financial Times rankings for 2016 — Darden offers the overall fourth-best open-enrollment executive education program in the world and the second-best in North America, only behind Harvard Business School (No. 3).
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Topics: Darden News, Faculty, Rankings

Becoming Disruptors: Key Insights from Darden Executive Education

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Brittany Frye



We're excited to welcome you to Darden Executive Education's new blog, where you'll discover insights on executive development strategy, learn about our global partner organizations and get details on the latest EE news. 

To kick-off our blog, we're sharing a few key insights from our recent event in the Washington, D.C. area, Disruptors: Leading at the Speed of Change. On 11 April, Darden Executive Education and our top-ranked faculty hosted 50+ decision-makers to explore the culture and competencies required to become the disruptors — instead of the disrupted — in the wake of accelerating change driven by technology and globalization.


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Topics: Innovation, Disruption, Mindful Leadership, Leadership Presence, Big Data