Program Experience

Highlights and Key Outcomes:

In Leading Today’s Talent: Management Strategies for an Evolving Workforce, you will learn how to:

  • Create a more structured and effective hiring process
  • Develop a coherent strategy for remote and hybrid work
  • Leverage data to make better people-based decisions
  • Create a strategy for enhancing employee engagement and addressing attrition
  • Discover effective approaches to skill development
  • Build and manage a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Develop compensation plans that incentivize desired outputs
  • Understand the implications of changing technologies for long-term planning
  • Hone the requisite skills for positive leadership, including communication, emotional intelligence, delegation, and mentorship

Experience and Impact

This unique program is grounded in cutting-edge research from Wharton faculty who lead the school’s Center for Human Resources and People Analytics Initiative. Through a combination of interactive lectures, small-group discussions, and exercises, you will learn the latest insights and best practices for managing today’s workforce.

Each day will begin with a faculty-led integration session that will help you apply classroom learnings to your specific leadership challenges. The day will conclude with a session on the future of work, exploring topics including technology, AI, and the algorithmic manager.

Session topics include:

  • Effective Hiring
  • Managing the Remote Workplace
  • Building a Talent Pipeline
  • Coaching and Development
  • Engagement and Retention
  • Achieving and Improving Diversity
  • Designing High-Performing Pay and Incentives
  • Understanding True Performance
  • Leading through your Networks

Convince Your Supervisor

Here’s a justification letter you can edit and send to your supervisor to help you make the case for attending this Wharton program.

Due to our application review period, applications submitted after 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday for programs beginning the following Monday may not be processed in time to grant admission. Applicants will be contacted by a member of our Client Relations Team to discuss options for future programs and dates.

Who Should Attend

Leading Today’s Talent: Management Strategies for an Evolving Workforce is designed for leaders and managers seeking to improve talent acquisition, development, engagement and culture, and retention. Its results-oriented, hands-on learning experience will prepare you to meet current and future challenges in people management in any industry. Specific roles and functions may include:

  • Successful functional, country, or unit managers preparing to take on broader responsibilities outside their areas of expertise and experience
  • People leaders across all disciplines, including marketing and analytics, research and development, accounting and finance, supply chain and logistics, manufacturing and engineering, human resources, and information technology
  • Executives who build and lead multi-functional teams
  • CEOs and other senior leaders of small and mid-sized companies

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.

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Plan Your Stay

This program is held at the Steinberg Conference Center located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Meals and accommodations are included in the program fees. Learn more about planning your stay at Wharton’s Philadelphia campus.

Group Enrollment

To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group-enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants.


Matthew Bidwell

Matthew Bidwell, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Academic Director

Xingmei Zhang and Yongge Dai Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Careers, contingent work, firm boundaries, human resource management, knowledge workers

Iwan Barankay

Iwan Barankay, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Management; Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Political economy, behavioral economics, field experiments, personnel economics

Lindsey D. Cameron

Lindsey Cameron, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli, DPhilSee Faculty Bio

George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Human-resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance management

Andrew Carton

Andrew Carton, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Managing intergroup relations; establishing a sense of purpose

Marissa King

Marissa King, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Alice Y. Hung President’s Distinguished Professor; Professor of Health Care Management; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Cade Massey

Cade Massey, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Practice Professor, Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

Research Interests: People analytics, judgment under uncertainty, organizational behavior

Mary-Hunter McDonnell

Mary-Hunter McDonnell, JD, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Bantwal Family Goldman Sachs Presidential Associate Professor; Associate Professor of Management

Research Interests: Organizational theory (political sociology, institutional theory); nonmarket strategy; corporate governance; corporate misconduct and punishment

Samir Nurmohamed

Samir Nurmohamed, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Adversity, motivation, behavioral ethics, resilience, storytelling, punishment, whistleblowing, cover-ups, socialization, onboarding, injustice, stereotypes, stigma

Prasanna Tambe

Prasanna Tambe, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Economics of IT labor, technological change, and labor markets

Date, Location, & Fees

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September 30 – October 4, 2024Philadelphia, PA$12,250

February 24 – 28, 2025Philadelphia, PA$12,250

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