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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 and private arenas, Wharton and Scandinavian-based Leadership in the Knowledge Society (LinKS) have come together to offer a unique customized learning experience.

The LINKS@Wharton Executive Leadership Program brings together Scandinavian leaders on Wharton'sPhiladelphia campus to foster — and share globally — exceptional insights. These insights will inspire, challenge, and redefine the strategic agendas of top executives. The five-day leadership development program at Wharton is designed to provoke thought, confront comfortable frameworks, and provide cutting-edge knowledge and research.

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Program Highlights & Benefits

In LINKS@Wharton Executive Leadership Program, you will:

  • 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.


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Experience & Impact

LinKS@Wharton 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 interests 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 upon 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.

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


Thomas Donaldson, PhD   See 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, PhD   See Faculty Bio

Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management; Professor of Management; Director, The Lauder Institute

Research Interests: Globalization, international political economy, multinational management

Michael Useem, PhD   See Faculty Bio

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

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

Jerry Wind, PhD   See Faculty Bio

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

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

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