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Why do we resist change? Why do we so often fight changes that we know are in our best interest? More importantly, how can we manage change anxiety and effectively facilitate change in ourselves and in others? This set of eight experiential programs, custom made for School of Engineering faculty, will focus on understanding and leading change individually, personally, professionally and organizationally.

Every leader is in the people development business. Regardless of the industry, no one makes a meaningful, positive impact on their organization—or their community, their family, or the world—without knowing how to inspire and bring out the best in the people around them. Through a combination of seminars and dyadic training exercises, participants in this intensive two-day session will acquire the core coaching competencies that are most effective in developing people and achieving organizational objectives.

Batten Builds 2021

After a challenging year and a half, Batten students were especially excited to serve their community in person.

Graphic by Macy Brandon

Through a new BattenX educational module, CEOs and nonprofit executives from across the globe are reckoning with systemic racism.

A Batten researcher is studying the complicated dynamics between workers and their managers.

Batten postdoctoral fellow Jieun Pai is studying the complicated dynamics between workers and their managers.

Move-in Day

Batten's Tim Davis advises parents to put down the phone, stop texting their kids and give them the space and permission to struggle and build their own new, supportive networks in college.

Photo by Dan Addison. (University Communications)

This summer, 50 students have been selected to participate in UVA’s 22nd Century Scholars program, designed to give students public-sector, event-planning, political and historical research, and video documentary work experience. Meet three Batten students participating in this year's program.

Tim Davis is an associate professor of public policy and clinical psychologist who studies team leadership and emotional resilience. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

In his new course, Batten professor Tim Davis is helping Cavalier athletic coaches tap into the psychology of resilience.

The UVA Rotunda

UVA plans to invest $100 million in the study, teaching and promotion of democracy made possible with a $50 million gift from Martha and Bruce Karsh to establish the Karsh Institute of Democracy. The Institute will bring together and augment the work of entities already dedicated to the study of democracy at UVA, including the Batten School.