Corporations & Associations

Executive Education & Lifelong Learning For Corporations

Corporations & Associations

Darden is a trusted partner of Fortune 500 companies and world-class professional associations. Our award-winning custom programs are proven to deliver results and a transformational learning experience.

Programs Designed for Measurable ROI

Darden’s #1 ranked faculty and client solutions team offer a high-touch, collaborative partnership that delivers personalized learning experiences aligned with your strategic objectives and develops high-impact leaders.

Kohler leadership and participants from the inaugural Kohler Capability Accelerator (KCA) share insights on what was most impactful about the program.

We start with the end in mind – what is the company trying to achieve strategically? What are the results they are aiming for around profitability, growth, innovation, strategy, etc.? Whatever we do has to be rooted in the results they are trying to achieve.

Scott Snell
Frank M. Sands Sr. Professor of Business Administration
  • A Proven Process

    Designing the Solution

    Darden follows a proven, focused process to design and deliver learning journeys to meet the strategic objectives of your organization.


    Determine objectives, success metrics, and high-level learning journey


    Identify themes, faculty, and learning modalities to develop core knowledge, skills and abilities


    Develop detailed curriculum with tools/frameworks/experiences to integrate themes and enhance learning


    Map learning impact for individual, team, and organization with plan to apply insights to the business


    Review success metrics with client and revise design to maximize impact for future cohorts

  • Evidence-Based Design

    Designed to Meet Your Goals

    Darden’s #1 ranked faculty are both thought leaders and industry experts. They work alongside our client solutions team to be a learning and development partner that truly understands what is required for leaders and organizations to succeed in a fast-changing, disruptive environment.

    Learning Impact

    We focus on four critical elements of learning impact to ensure every participant gains the advanced leadership skills and data-backed perspectives that spark behavioral change and unlock long-term participant and organizational success.

    Darden High-Impact Learning
  • Measurable Outcomes

    Transformation at Every Level

    Whether you are looking for high personal impact with a small audience or broad organizational or industry impact with a large audience, every program is designed to bolster succession planning and foster high-performing, sustainable teams that ultimately improve your bottom line — led by Darden's world-renowned faculty.

    Executive Education Open Programs

    with group discounts

    Executive Education Custom Programs


    In-person, online and hybrid formats



    Here are just a few examples of initiatives we can help your organization or association address:

    • Develop a culture of innovation to support expansion into new products and markets
    • Leverage technology in new ways to support internal efficiencies and customer retention and growth
    • Take informed risks with data and use digital marketing to be more entrepreneurial and targeted
    • Prepare leaders for broader responsibility to support growth agenda
    • Build culture of inclusion to improve firm-wide hiring and retention
  • Enterprise Perspective

    Developing the Total Leader

    Transformational change requires leaders who are more than the sum of their skills. Darden’s custom solutions focus on building mindsets as well as skill sets of managers and executives that lead across businesses, functions and teams. Our programs integrate insights across core capabilities within the context of current and emerging business issues, including areas such as:

    • Leadership
    • Strategy
    • Innovation
    • General Management
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    • Digital Transformation & Disruption
    • Sustainability
    • Business & Data Analytics
    • And many more
    Leadership Development & Enterprise Perspective

For 20 years, NAMIC's Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) has been a go-to program for nurturing high-potential executives and supporting industry companies’ efforts to retain and advance executives of color.

Rhonda Crichlow
Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Charter Communications (Visionary Sponsor of ELDP)

Client Success

We work with some of the world’s leading organizations and professional associations including:

Client Case Study Samples

Learn from Anywhere

Online, Live Virtual and Blended Solutions

Online, Live Virtual and Blended Solutions
Our fully integrated online learning environment

Your Location

Your Location
Bring Darden direct to your leadership with custom-built day- or week-long workshops or multi-module engagements.

UVA Darden DC Metro

Washington, D.C., Area
Our state-of-the-art UVA Darden DC Metro facility in Rosslyn, VA.

UVA Darden Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA
The Darden School of Business’s main Grounds within minutes of the historic University of Virginia Grounds.

Start a Conversation

Tell us about the challenges your organization is facing or the development needs you are trying to address. Our Client Solutions team will reach out to discuss your needs and goals, and help you plan the next steps for your company.

Request More Info

You are agreeing to receive information from Darden. You can unsubscribe or opt out at any time.

Join us on Social Media

LinkedIn Instagram Facebook YouTube Twitter X

Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
Darden School Foundation.