Managing Individual and Organizational Change

  • Learn how to embrace change, drive growth and innovation, and lead your team to do the same.  

    • Develop strategies to manage change at the individual, team and organizational levels.
    • Build resilient and adaptable teams that weather disruption and welcome change as an essential part of growth.
    • Balance innovation with stability, both structural and financial, to act with greater agility and purpose.
  • Program Overview

    Be prepared to navigate through organic and disruptive change. 

    • Manage your own responses to change.
    • Strengthen your flexibility.
    • Provide the context and confidence your employees need to make the most of new opportunities.
    • Learn the personal habits that enable leaders to become powerful change agents - and how to underscore those skills with your natural strengths.
    • Understand the psychological and social elements that influence behavior before, during and after disruptions to traditional team structures.

    Outcomes & Impact

    • Apply step-by-step methods to prepare for and navigate change on the organizational level.
    • Solicit diverse feedback to encourage innovation. 
    • Improve your own capacity to embrace and pilot change, both as a role model and hands-on leader.


    This  program counts as one credit toward a Darden Certificate in Leadership . Complete this program and earn three additional credits for a total of four credits within a four-year period to earn your certificate.


    This program is designed for:

    • Executives who plan or carry out organization-wide changes in strategy or technology.
    • Managers responsible for shifts in cultural standards or organizational structure.
    • Leaders tasked with soliciting buy-in for new initiatives.

    MIO participants



    Martin N. Davidson

    Senior Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer | Johnson and Higgins Professor of Business Administration
    Widely cited in the areas of leadership and diversity, Davidson has conducted research on four continents and is the author of the award-winning book The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed, in which he discusses going beyond the usual "managing diversity" paradigm to "leveraging differences" to transform an organization.



    Alexander B. Horniman

    Killgallon Ohio Art Professor of Business Administration | Senior Fellow, Olsson Center for Applied Ethics
    Horniman has been training ethical, mindful leaders for more than 45 years. His current teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategy, leadership, individual and organizational change, high performance, and the moral and ethical issues of leadership.


    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.