Earn a Certificate in Leadership

At a Glance

Build your professional credentials in a timely, cost-effective way. UVA Darden’s certificate program allows you to become credentialed in leadership specialties, with a curriculum tailored to your career and development needs.

Many of our participants are preparing for increasing or new responsibilities, addressing competency gaps, updating their skills or looking for MBA-quality learning experiences without disrupting their work and family life.


How to Earn a Certificate

We've kept the process simple — earn four credits in designated programs, which usually equates to attending four Executive Education programs, within a four-year period.

Special pricing is available when you commit to earning your certificate.


How You'll Benefit

  • Develop expertise in an intensive study of one subject or gain broad exposure to several areas
  • Prepare for higher levels of leadership by gaining confidence in business know-how and in leading others
  • Learn from the world’s best full-time MBA faculty
  • Build your professional credentials
  • Address a weakness or competency gap
  • Connect with an international network of executive peers whose shared expertise and connections will enrich your organization and career
  • Attend programs when convenient for your schedule
  • Update your skills and network with other leaders 

Upcoming Programs

  • Leading for High Performance
    14–19 April 2019
    Tackle the most complex organizational challenges facing executives, including sustaining high performance and aligning systems.
  • The Women's Leadership Program
    29 April – 3 May 2019
    Blend your strengths and experience to inspire and build influence, ready to lead at every level.
  • Leading Mindfully
    7–10 May 2019
    Learn how to connect with and influence others through an experiential program that emphasizes self-development and deep-listening skills for leading, interacting, and communicating more mindfully.
  • Servant Leadership: A Path to High Performance
    19–24 May 2019
    Optimize performance by helping others achieve their potential.
  • Leading Teams for Growth and Change
    17–21 June 2019
    Cultivate a healthy, collaborative culture, even while undergoing change. Features rowing with Olympian Dan Lyons.
  • Managing Individual and Organizational Change
    10–13 September 2019
    Drive and manage change with strategies drawn from behavioral psychology.