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Successful leaders know their value lies not only in managing teams and running organizations, but in inspiring others, setting purposeful goals, executing strategic visions, and creating cultures of excellence.

Our Leadership programs are designed to challenge your current perceptions about leadership and the values that shape it, encouraging you to think and lead differently.

Professor Nancy Rothbard on how Wharton teaches leadership

For executives in the C-suite and other senior-level roles, Wharton provides invaluable business insight to lead, influence, and effect change.

From exploring strategic vision, power and influence, and organizational change to coaching teams for high-performance results, our programs advance leadership skills at every level.

Raise self-awareness and achieve a new level of confidence in your ability to negotiate and persuade in different business settings.

Gain new leadership skills through programs that are actionable and practical.

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Senior Leadership

Advanced Management Program

Technology, globalization, and constant change have made the job of leading a business more exciting, complex, and demanding. If you are leading or are in line to lead your firm, Wharton’s flagship program will help you define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess.
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Boards that Lead: Corporate Governance that Builds Value

Based on the book Boards that Lead, this executive education program provides the latest thinking from some of the world’s most knowledgeable boardroom veterans on how directors can make a leadership difference.
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CEIBS/Wharton Joint Programme: Corporate Governance and Board of Directors

This program is customized to reflect the current realities of corporate governance practices in China, essential to senior executives and board members of Chinese enterprises in understanding and managing their long-term sustainable development challenges.
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CEO Academy

Developed through a partnership between Wharton Executive Education and the CEO Academy, this program provides CEOs with an unparalleled opportunity to connect with peers in a dynamic setting and enhance their leadership and strategic decision-making skills.
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CEO Connection: Effective Corporate Boards for Mid-Market Companies

Covering a range of critical mid-market issues and challenges, both at the company and industry level, CEOs in attendance will also have the opportunity to network with peers and play a part in promoting the interests of the mid-market as the industry comes together with a single voice.
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Executive Development Program

Transitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, communication, and leadership.
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Global CEO Program: A Transformational Journey

This program meets on three non-consecutive weeks in three different countries – IESE in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Wharton School in Philadelphia, and CEIBS in Shanghai, China. Strengthen your knowledge of new markets, reflect on pressing issues, and broaden your skills as a senior leader.
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Global Resilient Leadership

Manage your global strategy in a rapidly changing business environment, while building the confidence and skills that will help you lead change initiatives. (JAPAN)
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Global Strategic Leadership

Discover how you can formulate a global strategy for your organization and learn how to execute it with speed and agility. Explore ways of serving customers and leading across borders. Expand your organization’s visionary capacity to inspire greater possibilities for your collective future.
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The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner

This program helps you refine your leadership style, communicate your financial knowledge to other leaders, and make a greater contribution to strategy development and value creation in your organization.
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Wharton Fellows: Master Classes and Networking for Senior Executives

This program offers a lifelong network of senior executives, Wharton faculty, and leading experts that provides continuous critical knowledge, challenges to the status quo, and unparalleled decision support. The program's unique format — short, global master classes and a continuously linked community of experts — helps senior leaders to meet the current and future business challenges of accelerated, disruptive change.
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Team & Individual Leadership

Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams

Develop your ability to build, effectively lead, and successfully sustain high-performance teams. Explore team dynamics both in the classroom, using the latest research and casework, and in highly experiential exercises.
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High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact

Develop the strategic perspective required of global leaders, learn to manage uncertainty and execute your vision, and establish a firm personal foundation that can withstand the pressures of leadership.
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Leading and Managing People

Engage the principles of human behavior to better influence and lead others. Learn how to avoid your blind spots, examine how your actions affect others, and gain the resources to lead more effectively.
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Leading Organizational Change

Examine the complex interpersonal and strategic issues involved in successfully spearheading change. Gain frameworks, models, and perspectives on leading change and apply them to your unique challenges.
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Leading People in Organizations — India

This program combines different educational approaches to provide an in depth view of your current leadership strengths and challenges. Ample time with faculty assures that you will acquire and fine-tune new tools and approaches, and become part of a learning community of highly experienced executives that can continue throughout your career. (INDIA)
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The Leadership Edge: Strategies for the New Leader

Make the transition from new manager to leader in your organization. Gain insights into your decision- making processes and develop an authentic leadership style that is true to your personality. Find new and effective ways to motivate and inspire your work colleagues and associates.
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The Leadership Journey: Reimagine Your Leadership

Ensure your competence as a leader and examine the timeliness of your strategic vision. You will learn from the decision-making processes of great leaders and discuss challenges with a network of global peers.
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The Strategic Decision-Making Mindset

There’s an art and science to making strategic business decisions. Explore the best practices and behaviors that lead to good decision-making habits. Learn how to effectively use critical thinking in business and gain a deeper understanding of the role personal judgment and emotions play in the decision-making process.
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Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success

Designed specifically for today’s rising female executives, participants will gain business knowledge that will enhance their professional influence and improve their business acumen and leadership skills.
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Negotiation & Persuasion

Executive Negotiation Workshop: Bargaining for Advantage®

Identify and understand your own negotiation style and that of others to negotiate more effectively. Learn transformative techniques and acquire practical tools and frameworks that will improve your ability to negotiate both inside and outside your organization.
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Strategic Persuasion Workshop: The Art and Science of Selling Ideas

Assess your personal persuasion style, and apply what you learn to your current challenges. This program provides tools to help you advance your cause in the organization, identify and remove barriers to persuading others, and learn the “Art of Woo”—winning others over.
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Specialized Leadership

Executive Sports Management Program

The Executive Sports Management Program offers leadership training for senior-level professional sports league executives.

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Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: Making an Impact as a Global Health Leader

This program designed for veterinarians who seek to contribute at a high level to the maintenance and promotion of global public health for animals and humans. This program helps veterinarians refine their leadership skills and get involved in the most pressing global issues: zoonotic diseases, food security, disaster preparedness, poverty, and others.
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Wharton Nursing Leaders Program

The primary focus of this program is to assist nursing leaders in the effective management and implementation of strategic and tactical plans. The program includes identifying the key stakeholders and influencing their behavior, learning to manage resources, and knowing when to terminate a task force or project.
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