Leadership Development Seminars and ecq-based Readings



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University of Virginia


Darden School of Business - http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/home/

Darden Executive Education - www.darden.virginia.edu/exed


For over half a century, Darden Executive Education has served as a critical resource for businesses around the world, conveying the relevant strategies and specific business skills needed to formulate decisions, set action plans and apply sustainable options. We offered our inaugural Executive Education program in 1955; since that time, individuals and companies have partnered with us because Darden learning means thinking differently, actively participating in finding answers to key business challenges and developing management and leadership teams at all levels.
Darden offers relevant open-enrollment programs, designed to address function-specific and general management challenges. Through these programs, participants place emphasis on problem identification, analysis and solutions that can contribute to managerial effectiveness and leadership excellence.

This long-standing commitment to high quality, results-oriented learning is the reason many of the world's leading organizations consider Darden a critical component of their corporate strategies. Through Darden programs, organizations can step ahead of the curve and navigate the future rather than being caught up in its currents, and can set the stage for sustainable growth.



Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Partnership-Programs/NBAA-Partnership/Leadership-Corporate-Aviation/
Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function is designed for executives responsible for leading corporate aviation departments. Through the program, managers will improve their leadership skills, learn to better administer change, and examine best practices in creating high-performance service operations.
Participants will also:

  • Learn to identify and articulate core competencies and unique capabilities of the aviation function, with the intent of crafting them into an array of service capabilities.

  • Explore the process of contemporary strategic thinking to provide a basis for:

  • Utilize current models of the strategic thinking process to develop a strategic agenda.

  • Explore the different levels and key elements of leadership, as well as the steps to effective leadership, building high-performance teams, managing change, and other components that link managing change and leadership in a strategic context.

  • Strengthen negotiation skills in order to communicate more effectively with corporate management and to develop more cohesive teams.

  • Learn practical frameworks for simultaneously creating and sustaining superior performance and increasing productivity.

  • Acquire specific tools and techniques for systems analysis and improvement, along with insights into the roles that managers must play to achieve high performance

Who Should Attend

Chief pilots or executives with aviation department responsibilities.
Benefits of Attending


  • Broadened strategic perspective of the firm and the corporate aviation function.

  • Deepened understanding of leadership and managing change.

  • Improved capability to create a high-performing department.

  • Refined leadership style and the ability to influence without authority.

  • Strengthened interpersonal influence skills.


Dates: October 1-4, 2013

Fee: $8,550 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants. NBAA members receive a 10% fee reduction.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone +1 877.833.3974 U.S./Canada

+1 434.924.3000 Worldwide

Fax +1 434.924.4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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Growing Great Managers: The Core Essentials


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/General-Management/Growing-Great-Managers/
Healthy organizations have a strategy for addressing the learning needs of their management teams. This strategy is a living, visible segment of their overall succession plans, and ultimately helps to build concrete foundations for effective performance and sustainable growth. Ambitious professionals will find the new program, Growing Great Managers: The Core Essentials, critical in building the nuclear management skills and providing a solid base for a strong, progressive enterprise. Throughout the program, executives are absorbed in a highly interactive learning experience that helps them learn the core concepts of business and broadens managerial and strategic perspectives. Managers and high-potential talent will enhance their business competencies and sharpen the ability to tackle cross-functional challenges. Participants will return to their businesses with a broad, solid base for continuous personal and organizational growth, and new knowledge, ideas, and approaches to share across their enterprises.
Benefits of Attending

Examine a full breadth of topics required in the modern manager’s competency and capability kit. The approach and curricula will not only test existing assumptions, they will ensure that you build the necessary key management success factors, and help position you at the forefront of today’s business thinking.


Topics

Finance

  • Recognizing that sound financial analysis is critical to the success of any enterprise, participants develop their capacities to use financial data to assess and understand business performance impact. Managers will develop:

  • A clear understanding of financial statements.

  • Best practices in using financial data to assess business performance.

  • Increased knowledge about cash flow drivers and their significance.

  • The ability to use financial reports in business decision making.


Leadership

  • Consider the dynamics of change and how to lead through constructive and effective change processes.

  • Develop presence as a leader and capacity to deliver powerful, influential messages.

  • Dive into the challenges and opportunities of leading and working in teams.

  • To ensure the successful integration of a workforce, explore the dynamics of leading and managing teams across diverse cultures.


Marketing Strategy

  • Explore various frameworks and concepts in marketing, and manage brand and customer value. Participants will:

  • Enhance the ability to analyze markets and competitive forces.

  • Explore the basics of marketing metrics.

  • Gain an understanding of the role of the customer and the importance of customer loyalty.

  • Improve understanding of customer behavior.

  • Recognize the importance, scope, and nature of marketing in a complex, changing, and competitive world.

  • Understand the elements of the marketing planning process.


Operations

  • Develop methods to evaluate current performance of operations and understand key improvement levers.

  • Implement Lean thinking into operations and across the enterprise.

  • Translate corporate strategy into effective operations.

  • Understand how improving operations helps to achieve competitive advantage.


Strategy

  • Consider how various dimensions of an organization must align for the organization to be effective.

  • Explore the dynamics of strategy and leadership, and develop the capacity to analyze market and competitive forces.

  • Identify how strategy helps to drive value to customers, shareholders, and employees.

  • Learn and practice strategy mapping.

  • Master the ability to analyze business models and apply core business concepts to tactical and strategic problems. 

  • Review and “thought-storm” on the organization’s strategic vision.

  • Understand the role that talent plays in corporate capability.


Dates: June 9-14, 2013

Fee: $6,750 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone +1 877.833.3974 U.S./Canada

+1 434.924.3000 Worldwide

Fax +1 434.924.4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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Managing Individual and Organizational Change


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/executive-education/open-enrollment-program/leadership-and-change/managing-change/
Change perspectives includebut are not limited tolearning, innovation, and reactive and proactive processes. Participants in Managing Individual and Organizational Change will initially focus on individuals in managerial roles who are trying to lead, manage, and deal with the change process. The focus then shifts to groups and perspectives around the total organization. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on the individual as both a manager and a model of change.
Benefits of Attending

Participants will return to the workplace with:



  • A sharpened ability to manage personal change and change for others.

  • An enhanced capability to analyze, understand, and manage change.

  • Development of social/psychological strategies for effectively managing change in organizations.

  • Discovery of the self-management dimensions of change.

  • Increased understanding of the individual psychological and social aspects of the change process.

  • Recognition of the significance of principles and values in managing the change process.

  • The knowledge to differentiate between proactive and reactive change, as well as innovation, creativity, and learning.

  • Understanding of the purpose and alignment of factors necessary to effect organizational change.


Topics

  • Change as Growth: The Ultimate Personal Perspective

  • Managing in Organizations: Organizational Change in Strategic Perspective

  • Models and Concepts for Change: An Individual Perspective

  • Organizational and Individual Change Issues

  • Processes and Stages of Change: Individual to Organizational Perspective


Dates: September 17-20, 2013

Fee: $7,750 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone +1 877.833.3974 U.S./Canada

+1 434.924.3000 Worldwide

Fax +1 434.924.4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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True Leadership: Leading With Meaning


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/Leadership-and-Change/True-Leadership/
Get ready to develop your own personal model of leadership. Through a study of cutting-edge ideas from business practice and current research, you gain an understanding of the value of elevating your vision above daily execution, and realize the difference between management and leadership. You can become a “true leader!” If you are prepared to stretch your thinking and shift your actions, you will find valuable insights and experiences in this senior leadership program. The highly effective leader’s tools, such as purpose and shared vision, powerful narratives and effective communication, are subtle. They are necessary if you are to move from leading one’s self and others to cultivating the climate and environment in which others can become leaders.
Benefits of Attending

  • Actively draft a plan for advancing in the role of leadership.

  • Engage in innovative learning, including a “change walk” to write your own story.

  • Develop your own series of leadership principles.

  • Cultivate a set of personal principles about human behavior in business that can shape your actions as a leader.

  • Gain a clear view of your own leadership model and personal principles through executive coaching using the TILT 360™ Leadership Predictor tool.

  • Using a theater experience, develop creative and collaborative skills necessary for true leadership.


Topics/Themes

The curriculum combines theoretical study and business history with personal explorations, showing how strategy and vision grow out of personal experience and values, while helping you craft your own visions. Overarching themes include:



  • Authority and Innovation — Helping People Do the Right Thing

  • Identifying Personal and Organizational Opportunities; Integrating Personal and Organizational Visions

  • Strategy and Leadership: Where Do They Come From? Theories Around Emergent Strategy and Leadership Aspirations and Opportunities

  • The Importance of Purpose and Values

  • Ways Leaders Lead Leaders


Special Feature

The Tilt 360™ Leadership Predictor is a strengths-based character assessment in a 360-degree feedback format, based on the Tilt Leadership Model. The tool measures the core character strengths of “Leadership Presence & Impact” in the Four Pillars of True Tilt Leadership. This tool increases self-awareness regarding the phenomenon of influence a leader has on the team-level climate. The tool can predict whether the leader is creating the conditions for collaboration, values-alignment, innovation and sustainability.


Dates: May 6-10, 2013

Fee: $7,200 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone +1 877.833.3974 U.S./Canada

+1 434.924.3000 Worldwide

Fax +1 434.924.4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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Women Emerging in Leadership


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/Leadership-and-Change/Women-Emerging-in-Leadership/
To achieve the greatest possible impact, those in leadership roles must understand the dynamics of strategic business leadership. Women Emerging in Leadership helps you and your organization excel by further developing you into a highly effective, visionary leader. Throughout the course, you will address key business and personal leadership challenges, understand how to analyze and approach them as opportunities, and return to your organization ready to lead at the next level!
To grow into the leader you want to be—and the leader that your enterprise needs—it is important to assess your current role and capabilities, and build on them through an open and honest solicitation of professional feedback and executive coaching. This real-time, direct counsel will help drive the plan for actively managing your leadership path. Whether you are a high-potential or a senior leader, you can continue to emerge! With a holistic approach to leadership, which includes a focus on wellness and the importance of balance, realize how you can grow, assist your organization in excelling, and how to help others in your business develop their leadership potential. As you progress through a rigorous week of full-class and small-team discussions, live business cases, experiential exercises, and leadership diagnostics, you will evaluate and fine-tune your skillset, and create an action plan for evolving your leadership style and enhancing your leadership effectiveness.
Topics

The focus is on specific behaviors that are critical in effective leadership. As you navigate through the integrated program sessions, you will develop the mindset and competencies necessary to transform you from an effective worker to an effective, successful, and valuable leader. Major themes include:



  • Building Trust

  • Creating Effective Networks

  • Growing Through Feedback and Coaching

  • Individual Change Management

  • Leading Strategic Change

  • Managing Conflict

  • Negotiation Excellence

  • Power and Influence

  • Strategic Perspectives—Personal and Organizational

  • Your Executive Presence


Dates: October 7-11, 2013

Fee: $7,700 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone +1 877.833.3974 U.S./Canada

+1 434.924.3000 Worldwide

Fax +1 434.924.4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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The Physics of Business Growth: Mindsets, System and Processes


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/Strategy/Physics-of-Business-Growth/
What practices and strategies are inhibiting your organization from growth? In the new program The Physics of Business Growth, you examine research findings in an applied manner to see how to create minds prepared for growth, create an internal aligned growth system, identify growth opportunities, learn to launch growth experiments and create and manage a diversified growth portfolio. Throughout the application workshop you assess your organization’s growth needs and, in order to flourish, you can expect traditional management techniques to be challenged by growth thinking, and innovation.
Benefits of Attending

  • Design a growth portfolio for your business.

  • Discover a proven framework for creating an internal growth system.

  • Use tools to create growth ideas and propel growth.

  • Think like an entrepreneur, and find and execute new opportunities that competitors miss.

  • Optimize systems and operations to achieve and sustain growth.

  • Participate in a Learning Launch — test, improve or abandon new ideas quickly and inexpensively.

  • Sharpen your focus on customer value propositions.

  • Understand the role of leadership and the challenges of implementing new growth strategies.

  • Understand the science, mechanics and dynamics of growth.


Topics

  • The Physics of Growth

  • Creating Prepared Minds

  • Building Internal Growth Enabling Systems

  • Identifying New Ideas

  • Learning Launches — Doing Growth Experiments

  • Designing and Managing a Growth Portfolio

  • Kinetic Strategy Tools for High-Velocity Changing Environments


Dates: October 27-31, 2013

Fee: $7,500 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone +1 877.833.3974 U.S./Canada

+1 434.924.3000 Worldwide

Fax +1 434.924.4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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