Leading for High Performance

  • Develop the long-range vision to navigate through a turbulent world.

    • Lead your teammates to discover the roles best suited — not only for your organization's bottom-line performance — but also for their own aspirations.
    • Identify opportunities to eliminate waste, improve efficiency, and thrive even in the most challenging conditions.
    • Return to work with a concrete plan to motivate your team to succeed by embracing creativity and innovation.
  • Program Overview

    All organizations need to align their people, processes, and performance standards to work efficiently towards the same goals.  This is crucial as enterprises become more complex and diversify into multiple lines of business. 

    • Identify an opportunity to improve performance in your own organization.
    • Embark on coursework designed by our faculty to address these challenges specific to your cohort.
    • Examine the use, and misuse, of particular business resources, and how these can help or hinder your ability to meet those challenges in the real-world.
    • Explore strategies in lean thinking and integrating disciplines.
    • Discover cost-effective incentives to outpace your competition.

    Outcomes & Impact

    • Review your internal processes to reallocate your resources more efficiently along the operational chain.
    • Improve employee engagement, creativity, and commitment to a shared vision.
    • Establish a process to lead employees and procedures towards a more clearly defined goal of customer satisfaction.


    Leading for High Performance counts as one credit toward a Certificate in Leadership. Complete this program and earn three additional credits in a four-year period to earn your certificate.


      This program is designed for managers responsible for improving operations and processes. It will be especially valuable for employee engagement managers and HR.

      HPW participants


      Jack S. Goodwin

      Executive Director
      Jack Goodwin is a self-employed executive educator. He is a regular visiting professor at Melbourne Business School and several South African universities, and frequently teaches in corporate and university Executive Education programs.

      Alexander B. Horniman

      Killgallon Ohio Art Professor of Business Administration
      Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics

      Bob Landel

      Robert D. Landel

      Henry E. McWane Professor of Business Administration


      Darden School of Business
      100 Darden Blvd.
      Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

      As a participant of this program, accommodations and most meals are included in your program fee.