The program's active-learning approach blends interactive lectures with hands-on experiences that put the principles into practice. Faculty challenge you to examine your own management objectives and leadership style and help you discover why some of your methods aren't working — and how you can build on your strengths.
The focus is on results. Throughout the program, you will apply the insights to one of your leadership challenges in class and design an action plan to resolve it. You'll experiment with new approaches and behaviors in applied learning sessions, receive constructive feedback and insights from faculty and fellow executives, and leave with specific action steps for resolving current and future challenges.
Session topics for Leading and Managing People include:
- Fundamental Questions of Leadership
- Human Influence: Achieving Results Through Others
- Leading From Strength: Acknowledging and Using Your Power
- Engaging the Power of Others
- Power Stories: Adding Influence to Leadership
Who Attends This Program
Managers at all levels are invited to Leading and Managing People, and past classes have attracted very diverse groups. It is your depth of experience in managing people, rather than your organizational level, that determines the appropriateness of this course. Managers currently experiencing challenges or executives who want to reassess their style and mode of influencing others will benefit from this leadership development program's results-oriented structure.
To extend the impact of Leading and Managing People, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer a choice of group benefits to companies sending four or more participants to this program.
Participants must be fluent in English. Specifically, they should be comfortable with metaphoric speech. If this presents a problem, the University of Pennsylvania offers one- and two-week intensive English Language Programs (ELPs) to prepare for a productive week at Wharton.
Tuition for Philadelphia programs includes lodging and meals. Prices are subject to change. Program consultants are available to provide more information on course specifics and discuss how this program might meet your needs. Please contact them by e-mail or by phone at +1 215.898.1776.
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"Your class truly helped me, and came at a great time in my career. I am on an executive team, and I am the only female among the nine of us. Several of your comments hit home to me, and I’ve been able to use them to influence my peers and supervisors. Working on my own situation, versus a case study really helped me to assess the real-life scenario. Trust me, it was no small task... but thinking through my approach at your class and working through it in the Master Class group helped. I really enjoyed the program and gained usable skills on influencing others..."
— Vice President, Insurance Industry
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