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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 UVA faculty, will focus on understanding and leading change individually, personally, professionally and organizationally.

Pamela Cipriano

Pamela Cipriano, dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing and professor of nursing and public policy at the Batten School, was elected to lead the International Council of Nurses at the group’s Council of National Nursing Association Representatives.

Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Melissa Thomas-Hunt is bringing a unique blend of scholarly and real-world expertise to her dual appointment at UVA’s Batten School and Darden School of Business.


Through the generosity of Fred and Mary Buford Hitz, seven Batten students completed summer public service internships with support from the Frederic S. Bocock Fellowship.

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.