At Wharton, we take leadership to new levels within your organization. We work with your executives to amplify their leadership skills and capabilities, helping them to better lead their teams and achieve your objectives.

We develop skills sets necessary to succeed in global markets. We develop world citizens to give your organization an edge when dealing with differences in culture and custom — all while making a positive difference for investors, customers, employees, and communities, regardless of national setting.

Our expertise is second to none, and our approach is distinctive. Wharton programs blend coursework, coaching, interactive discussions, experiential learning in external environments, and other methodologies to develop the leadership capacities of executives and the potential of their companies and organizations.


Wharton is renowned for leadership learning, and we continue to break new ground with research, stretch experiences, coaching, and new offerings.

Our Center for Leadership and Change Management, part of the Wharton Leadership Program, focuses on stimulating research and practical application in the area of leadership and change.

We take executives out of their comfort zones, figuratively and literally, with experiential learning in external environments. We blend learning methodologies to develop the personal leadership capacities of executives, accruing greater potential for their companies and organizations.

Thought Leadership

Wharton Executive Education creates educational experiences that will transform the way your firm does business. In creating a custom engagement, we may draw on Wharton resources such as:

Center for Leadership and Change Management

Increasingly, organizations worldwide must confront turbulent markets, demanding shareholders, and discerning customers, with many firms restructuring to meet these challenges. Their success depends largely on the quality of leadership that exists at all levels of management. Dedicated to building a basic and practical understanding of leadership and change, the Center explores and communicates effective strategies for restructuring. Visit the Center's website »

Center for Human Resources

The Center for Human Resources is a dynamic hub for academics and practitioners who specialize in human resources. Through this unique partnership, faculty share their latest research with our corporate members, who, in turn, benefit from numerous opportunities to network with fellow HR executives from across the country and around the world, allowing them access to the most current thinking on such topics as talent management, labor relations, workforce training and education, and diversity. Visit the Center's website »

Tools & Solutions

We have partnered with a range of world-class financial firms to create transformative executive education experiences. Some examples of our tools and solutions for custom education engagements include:

Leadership Development for the Westpac Group

In 2010, the Westpac Group committed to dramatically improve its managers’ leadership capabilities. The aim was to develop 5,000 world-class leaders who could operationalize Westpac’s 2017 strategy by engaging and achieving high performance from 38,000 employees. To deliver on this commitment, Westpac designed and built a systematic and compelling approach to develop the skills, capabilities, and attributes of its leaders. Westpac partnered with Wharton Executive Education and the Australian Graduate School of Management to leverage the thought leadership of each  institution in developing the core capabilities needed to realize their strategy. Westpac’s Learning & Development team was recently honored by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) with the 2012 Wayne Cascio Award for Organizational Development and Leadership.


  • Jeff Klein

    Executive Director, McNulty Leadership Program; Lecturer, The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

    See Faculty Bio

  • Nancy Rothbard, PhD

    David Pottruck Professor; Chairperson, Management Department, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Emotion and identity, work motivation and engagement, work-life and career developmentSee 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: Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governanceSee Faculty Bio