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In collaboration with University of Virginia DARDEN Executive Education

UCD Smurfit Executive Development, Ireland’s only top 50 FT-ranked provider of executive education is pleased to launch the Smurfit Senior Leadership Programme. This programme is the first of its kind in Ireland in collaboration with the world-renowned University of Virginia’s Darden Executive Education.

Entitled Building the Growth Enterprise, this programme is a dynamic, highly interactive and experiential opportunity for businesses to create tangible outcomes for participating senior executives, their teams and their wider organisations.

A two-week fully immersive residential experience, this programme is customised to meet the needs of international businesses with operations in Ireland, together with leading Irish-owned enterprises operating globally. The programme will be delivered by expert Smurfit faculty in conjunction with Darden’s world-class faculty team. Starting with the first week in the new Smurfit Executive Development Centre, the programme will then be followed by the second week at the new Darden School of Business facility in the Washington, D.C. area. This unique combination will deepen the intellectual connection and social network for the participating group.

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Week 1

Monday, 10th September - Friday 14th September 2018

UCD Smurfit Executive Development

Week 2 *

Sunday, 21 October - Saturday, 27 October 2018

Darden School of Business in the Washington, D.C. area

 * Please note: Week 2 includes travel departing Dublin on the afternoon of Sunday 21 October and returning from Washington D.C. on the evening of 26 October to arrive in Dublin on the morning of Saturday, 27 October.

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