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Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams

Jun 06, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016Philadelphia, PA$9,400
Oct 10, 2016 - Oct 14, 2016Philadelphia, PA$9,400

Program Overview

Teams drive organizational progress, yet forming and leading high-performance teams is one of the most complex challenges facing any leader. Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams combines the best insights from research and case studies, tested in the context of hands-on, experiential learning. The program places executives into team challenges in diverse settings. These experiences will change the way you create and lead your own high-performing teams.

Impact & Experience

The dynamics of teamwork are too complex to be understood in the classroom alone. This program provides a distinctive combination of classroom and case work, along with daily experiential exercises. It builds upon years of programs by Professor Mike Useem and Wharton Leadership Ventures, which have immersed MBA students and executives in rigorous outdoor challenges around the globe. Senior guest speakers also offer their experiences from business, the military, and other areas.

Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams will help you:

  • Understand the stages of team formation.
  • Gain hands-on experience in building, participating on, and leading teams in diverse contexts.
  • Understand how team leadership resides in action rather than position.
  • Learn to manage strong individual players within a team and draw out the best from everyone — so that the team is more than a sum of its parts.
  • Learn about your own leadership style and its impact on team performance.
  • Build a network of fellow leaders for sharing challenges, insights, and perspectives.

Session topics for Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams:

  • Forming and Sustaining Successful Teams
  • Aligning Individuals Around Group Goals
  • Team Dynamics
  • Leading from the Front, Middle, and Behind
  • Experiential Learning

Who Attends This Program

The program is designed primarily for managers of small to mid-sized teams, specifically middle and senior managers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

To further leverage the value and impact of Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants to this program.


Program Logistics

Tuition for Philadelphia programs includes lodging and meals. Prices are subject to change. Contact a member of the Wharton Executive Education Client Relations team for more information on course specifics and to discuss how this program can meet your professional development needs. Please contact them by email or by phone at +1.215.898.1776.

Plan Your Stay


“You need to train for it, and be ready for it. We get everyone to take positions they need to take — not the ones they prefer to take. To learn to lead teams better, we are going to put you in situations where you are uncomfortable — but not too uncomfortable.”
Rodrigo Jordan, Executive Vice President, Vertical SA

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