Leadership & Management

The Guide to Getting in the Room Where It Happens

Have you ever shown up to a meeting thinking you’ve got great ideas, piercing insights and the motivation to make a positive impact, only to discover the decisions you thought were still on the table have already been made? You’re left wondering if you were the only person who didn’t know. How did that happen?

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Darden Ideas to Action shares business knowledge — research, analysis and commentary — from faculty and experts of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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Business, Ethics & Society

Diagnosing Discrimination in Your Company’s Customer Service

Eliminating discrimination from customer service has been historically difficult, even for organizations with stellar service reputations. Is there a way for companies to better identify their breakdowns and eliminate discrimination from the fast food drive through to the hotel lobby?

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Creating more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations requires leaders to continuously learn how to create and sustain fairness, vibrancy and productivity among a mix of stakeholders in the service of making an organization better. Darden experts provide actionable insights on this deeply complex and rewarding leadership practice.

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Women in Business

Darden experts provide insights into the value of diverse teams, how organizations attract and retain women, and how workplaces can become more inclusive environments that empower female employees to pursue their purpose as leaders at every stage of their careers.

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Public-Private Partnerships

Businesses, nonprofits and government institutions all bring unique strengths and skills to issues impacting society. When they come together in the form of public-private partnerships (P3s), the result is often a solution more powerful than any could achieve on their own.