Available dates

Apr 27—May 1, 2020
5 days
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
USD 9450
USD 1890 per day
Oct 19—23, 2020
5 days
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
USD 9450
USD 1890 per day
Apr 26—30, 2021
5 days
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
USD 9450
USD 1890 per day


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About the course

Organizations are only as strong as their people. Hone your skills as a visionary leader and prepare for increasingly strategic roles, ready to lead your organization at the next level.

At a Glance

Embrace your strengths and drive your organization to new heights. In The Women's Leadership Program, you'll develop a vision for how you lead and influence on multiple fronts.

The Program

You'll study the behavior of individuals and organizations, refining key principles through case studies led by senior businesswomen and faculty members focused on corporate culture, negotiation, communication, conflict management, leveraging differences, crisis leadership and decision-making under pressure. You'll customize these skills through discussions, simulations, workshops, and one-on-one professional and personal coaching. A wellness program and development of a personal action plan will round out your ability to assess and address your unique challenges and opportunities.

Where You'll Excel

  • Strengthen your knowledge of strategy, negotiation, communication and leadership, as they pertain to the highest level of an organization.
  • Identify your leadership strengths and practice applying them across your current and future organizational responsibilities.
  • Learn to actively manage your professional development and secure managerial support for innovative ideas and strategic opportunities.
  • Build and strengthen your critical network of allies and partnerships.
  • Practice anticipating future industry trends and predicting their impact on your company's success.
  • Envision your way to leading high performing teams with both heart and mind.


  • Leveraging Your Personal Strengths
  • Leadership: Strategic Change
  • Negotiation
  • Success Amidst Conflict
  • Leadership Presence
  • Life Balance


You'll walk away from The Women's Leadership Program with:

  • A list of your most powerful skills and how to maximize their effectiveness in uncertain environments
  • Your leadership profile and the role models who share it
  • Hands-on workshops featuring techniques for managing change, successful negotiations, strengthening networks and leading your organization to deliver your vision
  • A stronger voice and vision for personal and organizational development that includes a holistic approach to wellness and forming and leading high performing teams

Who should attend

This course is designed for female executives and women with management responsibilities, especially those leading teams, direct reports, and product lines and verticals. Past leaders who improved their effectiveness and vision include corporate presidents and vice presidents, directors, senior HR managers and scientists, independent consultants and many more.

Trust the experts

Martin Davidson

Education: A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Stanford University As the current Johnson and Higgins Professorship of Business Administration, Martin Davidson teaches, conducts research and consults with global leaders on how they can use diversity strategically to generate superior business performa...


Jolene Bodily

Wellness Program Coordinator, Darden School; Health Risk Reduction Services Coordinator, UVA Health System A registered dietician with a Master of Public Health, Bodily develops and delivers health, fitness and nutrition interventions and programs for public and corporate clients, including scho...


June West

Education: B.S. Ed., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; MEd, Kent State University; Ed.D., Lehigh University Assistant Professor June West teaches First-Year Management Communication in the MBA program at Darden and Second-Year electives in special topics in organizational communication. ...


Morela Hernandez

Education: B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Fuqua School of Business Morela Hernandez is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Leadership and Organizational Behavior area at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and Academic Director of Behavioral Research at Dard...


Sean Martin

EDUCATION Ph.D, Cornell University M.B.A., California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara   EXPERTISE/RESEARCH INTERESTS Sean Martin’s research explores how organizational and societal contexts shape individuals’ values and behaviors....


Marc Modica

Education: B.S., MA, University of Washington Lecturer Marc W. Modica teaches Negotiation and Communication courses in Darden''s MBA program. Modica previously taught at a number of institutions, including the International University of Japan, the University of Hawaii, Edmonds and South Seattl...


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