Posts Tagged ‘Darden School of Business’

21 MAR 2014: John T. Casteen III Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Leadership Award Luncheon

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Martin Davidson is a proud recipient of the esteemed 2014 John T. Casteen III Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Leadership Award. Martin was nominated for the award by Dean Robert Bruner, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. He will speak at the awards luncheon on March 21 at Alumni Hall.

“The End of Diversity as We Know It: How to Make Diversity Efforts Really Matter”

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

This event will feature conversation and audience involvement. Because of its novel design, the event will provide 1) an opportunity for intellectual engagement on this important topic, and 2) a venue for members of the larger Darden community and business community to collaborate on ways to further diversity and inclusion.

Martin will facilitate the discussion and includes panelists:

  • Ed Freeman, Darden Professor and academic director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
  • Jeanne Liedtka, Darden Professor of Business Administration and author of The Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader
  • Charlie Hill, former Exec Vice President of HR, Landmark Communications and former member Darden Corporate Advisory Board
  • Rhonda Smith, Darden ’88,  Founder at Breast Cancer Partner and President of Rhegal Consulting

March 6 from 3:30-5:30 in Abbott Auditorium at the Darden School, 100 Darden Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. Open to the public.  The discussion will be followed by a book signing and reception.

How You Can Manage the Future

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Darden’s Black Business Students Forum—the school’s celebrated network organization with the mission and goal of building a stronger community around Darden, UVA and Charlottesville—has gotten ambitious. This year, the organization is launching the 24th Annual BBSF Conference, “Manage the Future,” on February 10, 2012 to answer some bold questions: What lies ahead for professionals entering the hypercompetitive global marketplace of 2012 and beyond? What skills must you have to be successful? What landmines will you encounter? How do you navigate around them? And these aren’t just career issues—they have critical personal ramifications.

The conference presentations and discussions will help you understand the key trends and craft strategies to be successful in the midst of them. But that may not even the most valuable takeaway from the conference. The highlight of the day just might be the Leap of Faith Workshop and Celebration Reception. The BBSF undertook an initiative of the same name in 2011 to explore how Darden alumni have navigated difficult and risky decisions in their careers. When you don’t have perfect information and the stakes are high, how do you step into the future? This workshop will answer that question.

The “master weaver” of the day will be Keynote Speaker Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade James Cheng, who will push participants to face the “brutal facts” about what is ahead, but not to fall into negativity or pessimism about them. He’ll share insights—drawing on his personal experience—of how to do just this. This conference is not to be missed. Register now.