Join Darden Executive Education for our upcoming Darden Ideas to Action Leader Series masterclass, designed to provide new perspectives for ongoing challenges facing managers and leaders today.
Today’s leaders face increasing demands and challenges brought about by disruptive global markets; a diverse, multi-generational workplace; and the proliferation of social media. Senior executives must communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders to gain alignment, execute strategy, and promote and protect the organization’s (and their own personal) brand. Communicating with clarity and concision can become a competitive advantage in this global environment of ever-growing cultural and technological complexity.
Develop a solid grounding in the theory and practice of specific skills required to be an effective communicator, ultimately achieving both organizational and personal goals.
This masterclass is designed for mid to senior level leaders who need to communicate effectively to internal and/or external audiences to achieve desired results that advance their professional success.
Developed to meet the needs of professionals who are always on the move, Darden Executive Education's Ideas to Action Leader Series 2-day "bootcamps" are:
Our faculty and staff are excited to collaborate on this opportunity to engage and interact with our valued clients, alumni, and colleagues.
Professor West is an expert in organizational communication. She serves as a University faculty liaison to the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute. West also directs a Darden faculty team that teaches in the summer orientation program for the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellows program that places active-duty military officers in corporations for a one-year fellowship. As a communication consultant, West has worked with executives in a variety of organizations, universities and public school districts.
Soltis is a senior advisor with MAS Leadership Communication, a company he formed in 2017 with partners Ken Askew and Charles McNair. He has recently joined the Darden team as an executive-in-residence, teaching management and leadership communication. Soltis retired from The Coca-Cola Company, where he led both executive and internal communication for 11 years. In that role, he served as the lead communication strategist for Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent, and was responsible for all of his executive speeches, town halls, videos, press briefings, correspondence and external and internal appearances.
Your participation in each masterclass will help you build new insights around current and emerging issues, to help expand your leadership capabilities and enable you to tackle challenges with a fresh perspective. By combining sessions with Executive Education open programs, participants can earn a Darden Certificate in Management. Each session counts as half a credit toward a certificate. Participants qualify for a certificate by completing four credits within a four-year period.
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