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Global Strategic Leadership

Oct 18, 2016 - Oct 20, 2016Philadelphia, PA$7,500

Program Overview

Vigilant leaders scan the periphery to identify threats and pursue opportunities, making decisions in advance of their competitors. Wharton’s Global Strategic Leadership program will hone your strategic leadership capabilities, providing you with the tools to recognize and stay ahead of the economic forces shaping the global business landscape.

You will learn how to create a clear global business strategy for your organization, develop business growth strategies to align with that vision, and execute those international strategies to achieve your desired goals. Our program also provides you the guidance to transform your current international business strategy and vision into a compelling story that inspires your organization to deliver powerful, measurable results.

Impact & Experience

Through Global Strategic Leadership, you will build your visionary capacity, advance your strategic agility and become well-versed in multinational execution, catapulting you ahead in your profession. You will:

  • Increase your capacity to formulate and execute global strategy.
  • Acquire new ways to inspire peers and subordinates in your organization.
  • Build capabilities for leading and serving customers across national and international boundaries.
  • Generate counter-intuitive ideas around changing geopolitical realities.
  • Engage in best-case/worst-case scenario planning to map out future situations that could affect your industry or organization.
  • Construct and communicate your own vision in a way that will be both authentic and engaging.

You will have an opportunity to test your ideas and examine the latest business models and concepts with an unrivaled network of global peers, distinguished speakers and Wharton faculty.

Who Attends This Program

This program is designed for highly accomplished senior executives who:

  • Cross a variety of industry verticals and business disciplines.
  • Are regionally and culturally diverse.
  • Have included presidents, chief executive officers, and other senior executives.
  • Have also included entrepreneurs, media executives, and leaders of nonprofit organizations.

To further leverage the value and impact of Global Strategic Leadership, 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.


  • Harbir Singh, PhD

    Academic Director

    Mack Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitionsSee Faculty Bio

  • George Day, PhD

    Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor Emeritus, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Competitive strategies in global markets, strategic planning processesSee Faculty Bio

  • Joseph Ryan, PhD

    Founder and President, True North Advisory Group

    See Faculty Bio

  • G. Richard Shell, JD

    Thomas Gerrity Professor, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Chairperson, Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School

    See Faculty Bio

  • Michael Useem, PhD

    William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, and governanceSee Faculty Bio

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.

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Joyce Lee

“Wharton’s Global Strategic Leadership program helped me think through some of the dynamics of leading both emerging and established countries. It was very relevant to my job since I’m responsible for both Canada and Latin America countries for Zoetis. Wharton shared a great example of what global automaker Ford went through when it produced the Ford Focus for the India market.  I learned the importance of staying with your core but adapting to a global culture.”

Joyce Lee, Executive Vice President, Area President, Zoetis, Inc., world's largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock.


My biggest take-away from Global Strategic Leadership was learning about my position as a promoter and how to leverage this aspect of my personality for the benefit of my organization and building my own social capital.”

Shelly Reinagel, Program Director, United Soybean Board

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