Darden School 1600

Executive Development Program

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Module 1: Feb. 4 – Feb. 7, 2024
Module 2: July 21 – July 24, 2024

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Charlottesville, VA — University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business


A Customized Program for Foodservice Distribution

The IFDA Executive Development Program for Foodservice Distributor Executives is designed to take high potential employees at your company to the next level through a process of personal development that is both challenging and rewarding.

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About Program

Participants come away with improved leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills. With IFDA’s customized program, they can develop those skills with other high-potential people in the foodservice distribution industry. This innovative program is carried out in partnership with the prestigious University of Virginia Darden School of Business, which boasts the top-ranked faculty globally according to The Financial Times. Additionally, The Economist has recognized Darden as the leading educational experience worldwide for three consecutive years.

This program will help participants:


Cultivate a leadership style that promotes an innovation-focused entrepreneurial mindset, create successful teams, and drive transformational change.


Analyze, assess, and structure negotiating situations, and create appropriate strategies to improve relationships and enhance effectiveness.


Identify how cashflow influences business decisions, as well as key data, benchmarking comparisons, and other aspects of executive-level financial reporting.


Integrate strategy, judgment, and data for more effective decision-making.