TEP 2018 Expands to Tackle Current Challenges in an Fast-Changing World

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Dawn Driscoll

Companies today face an unprecedented rate of change, and their senior leaders must be agile decision-makers and global strategists who steer their organizations through volatility to drive growth. To meet these ever-evolving needs, Darden is refreshing our flagship senior leadership experience, The Executive Program (TEP) for 2018, extending the program to four weeks from 3-29 June 2018.

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Topics: Darden News, Global Business, Strategy, Leadership, TEP, Executive Program

The Executive Program Goes to Washington

Posted on August 23, 2017 by Dawn Driscoll

In June, participants and faculty from The Executive Program (TEP) spent three days in Washington, D.C., as part of their three-week learning journey. Their D.C. experience focused on leading through uncertainty and featured opportunities to meet with industry and political leaders to explore global economic challenges, disruptive change and the turbulent political environment.

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Topics: Darden News, DC, TEP, Executive Program

Enabling Innovators at 2nd Annual Innovation Summit

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Dawn Driscoll

During the 2nd Annual Innovation Summit: Growing and Enabling Innovators hosted by Darden Executive Education in the Washington, D.C., area on 16 May, over 60 leaders came together from various companies and industries, including U.S. military, banking/investing, healthcare, IT, nonprofit, etc. to hear from Professor Ed Hess, author of Humility is the New Smart and Learn or Die.

While many of the participants were facing specific challenges in trying to grow and innovate, there was a consensus that what has been successful for organizations in the past isn't going to be sustainable in the future. "We need to look at new ways of doing things on a regular basis," said participant Jen Sovada with the U.S. Air Force. "Oftentimes we get stuck in these paradigms where we are comfortable, but we're not making any progress."

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Topics: Innovation, Darden News, Events, Ed Hess, DC, Smart Machine Age

Financial Times Ranks Darden Executive Education No. 1 in the World for Faculty, Facilities and Course Design

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Dave Hendrick

Financial Times in its 2017 Executive Education ranking named Darden Executive Education’s open-enrollment programs No. 2 in the United States and No. 5 in the world.

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Topics: Darden News, Faculty, Rankings, Financial Times

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

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