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LinKS@Wharton Executive Leadership Program

Program Overview

In a world where leaders rarely have time to think about big-picture issues across public-private arenas, Wharton and Scandinavian-based Leadership in the Knowledge Society (LinKS) have come together to offer a unique custom learning experience.

The LINKS@Wharton program brings together Scandinavian leaders to Wharton’s campus in Philadelphia to foster exceptional insights to inspire, challenge, and redefine top executives’ strategic agenda and share it globally. The five-day leadership development program held at Wharton is designed to provoke thought, confront comfortable frameworks, and provide cutting-edge knowledge and research.

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Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Gain strategic business development and operational lessons from top-notch Wharton faculty and your peers
  • Develop an action plan and solutions applicable to strategic challenges for leadership
  • Create a professional networking base with peers from all sectors (public, private, and political) of Scandinavia
  • Better address the current global concerns and strategic leadership challenges facing you and your organization
  • Influence decisions across the private, public, and political sectors in Scandinavia and hubs around the world

Contact Us

For more information, contact the LinKS team, or email Mette Laursen.

Experience & Impact

LinKS@Wharton provides a unique and trusted educational arena for insights to inspire, challenge, and redefine the top executives’ strategic agenda and share it globally through regional collaboration. The program fundamentally encourages you to look out — not in — and to be a part of an actionable network of thought leaders.

Held every year on Wharton’s campus, the program creates experiences that challenge your mental models, giving you new ways to see issues and find solutions. Wharton faculty, led by Thomas Donaldson, an expert in business ethics, corporate compliance and corporate governance, apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help you broaden your perspective as you tackle business and global challenges.

This program is dynamic mix of in-class lectures at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, immersive, innovative workshops at appealing offsite locations and industry field experience via onsite visits to leading, cutting-edge companies in New York City.

Session topics are customized to reflect the interest areas of the participants.

Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and case studies, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, this innovative program allows leaders to come together to enhance their critical thinking, challenge current mindsets, and grow their leadership capabilities.

Completion of LinKS@Wharton confers on you LinKS alumni status, which entitles you to a variety of benefits, including consultation advice, networking opportunities, and continuing education through Wharton seminars and events.

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for Scandinavian C-level participants and board members from government and public and private sectors. Attendance in the program is by invitation only. LinKS carefully composes the program delegation to ensure that there is the proper combination of public, private, and political sectors.

Alumni of the program join a global peer network of Scandinavia’s top leaders and thinkers.

Faculty

Thomas Donaldson, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Mark O. Winkelman Professor, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Business ethics, corporate compliance, corporate governance

Mauro Guillén, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Dr. Felix Zandman Professor, Professor of International Management, The Wharton School; Director, The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Globalization, international political economy, multinational management

Michael Useem, PhDSee Faculty Bio

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

Research Interests: Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governance

Jerry Wind, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Lauder Professor, Academic Director, The Wharton Fellows Program Director, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Global marketing strategy, marketing-driven corporate strategy, new product and business development

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