Leadership Programs

Overview

“When you just focus on one topic and can tap into faculty who have decades of experience, the learning is powerful.”
— Randy Breitman, President, SEB Realty

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

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Alumni Status

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Management Program, General Management Program, or Advanced Finance Program, you will earn Wharton alumni status.


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Alumni Status

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Management Program, General Management Program, or Advanced Finance Program, you will earn Wharton alumni status.

  • Senior Leadership

    • Advanced Management Program

      May 26 - June 28, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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      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 empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

    • Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success

      April 28 - May 3, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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      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.

    • Boards That Lead: Corporate Governance That Builds Value

      February 11 - 12, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

    • CEO Academy®

      November 14 - 15, 2018 | New York, NY

      See More

      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.

    • Executive Development Program

      March 10 - 22, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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      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.

    • General Management Program

      Flexible Learning Journey | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      Enhance your leadership skills and advance your business acumen with a focused curriculum that covers finance, leadership, marketing, and strategy. Earn Wharton alumni status upon completion of six open-enrollment programs. Some restrictions will apply.

    • Global CEO Program: A Transformational Journey

      November 10 - 15, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

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

    • Global Resilient Leadership

      November 19 - 23, 2018 | Tokyo, Japan

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

    • Global Strategic Leadership

      October 1 - 4, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

    • The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner

      April 15 - 19, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

    • 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.

  • Team & Individual Leadership

    • Business Essentials for Executives

      May 5 - 10, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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      Drawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the fundamentals every successful manager needs in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership.

    • New!

      Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

      May 13 - 17, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      Learn how to unlock significant opportunities for adding value and growth by innovating with your existing products, customers, and markets. Implement a process for business model innovation that can be used repeatedly throughout your organization.

    • Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams

      June 3 - 7, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

    • High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact

      April 29 - May 3, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

    • Leading and Managing People

      March 18 - 22, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

    • Leading Organizational Change

      December 3 - 6, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

    • 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. (MIDDLE EAST)

    • New!

      Leveraging Neuroscience for Business Impact

      May 13 - 16, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      Learn how to apply neuroscience principles and technology to shape consumer behavior, improve your decisions, build better teams, strengthen client relationships, and hone marketing and communication strategies.

    • New!

      People Analytics: HR Transformation through Data

      March 25 - 28, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      Discover how to apply analytical data to make more informed people-related decisions, and acquire better human resources tools for defining and cultivating organizational culture.

    • New!

      Scaling Ventures: Developing the Playbook for Profitable Growth

      December 9 - 13, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

      See More

      Resolve the key challenges companies face when trying to grow rapidly as they transition from tactical, short-term thinking to a long-term focused vision. Learn how to move beyond the startup phase to create a large enterprise of tremendous value.

    • The Leadership Edge: Strategies for the New Leader

      May 6 - 10, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

    • The Strategic Decision-Making Mindset

      May 21 - 24, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

    • Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success

      March 11 - 15, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

  • Negotiation & Persuasion

  • Specialized Leadership

    • Athlete Development Professional Certification Program

      January 21 - 24, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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      This program will provide athletic engagement professionals with the business skills to work more effectively with players, their families and key stakeholders, and become a well-respected and valued member of their organization's team.

    • New!

      Health Care Innovation

      April 25 - 28, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      Discover a highly effective process-oriented approach to innovation that can shorten the distance between idea generation to implementation in your health care organization.

    • New!

      Leadership in a New Era of Health Care

      March 28 - 31, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      Expand your capacity to navigate higher and more complex levels of leadership in the health care sector. Appraise and analyze your current organizational culture and discover opportunities for change.

    • This program is 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.

    • Wharton Nursing Leaders Program

      December 10 - 14, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      See More

      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.

  • Advanced Management Program

    May 26 - June 28, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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 empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

  • Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success

    April 28 - May 3, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • Boards That Lead: Corporate Governance That Builds Value

    February 11 - 12, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • CEO Academy®

    November 14 - 15, 2018 | New York, NY

    See More

    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.

  • Executive Development Program

    March 10 - 22, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • General Management Program

    Flexible Learning Journey | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    Enhance your leadership skills and advance your business acumen with a focused curriculum that covers finance, leadership, marketing, and strategy. Earn Wharton alumni status upon completion of six open-enrollment programs. Some restrictions will apply.

  • Global CEO Program: A Transformational Journey

    November 10 - 15, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

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

  • Global Resilient Leadership

    November 19 - 23, 2018 | Tokyo, Japan

    See More

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

  • Global Strategic Leadership

    October 1 - 4, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner

    April 15 - 19, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • 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.

  • Business Essentials for Executives

    May 5 - 10, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    Drawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the fundamentals every successful manager needs in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership.

  • New!

    Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

    May 13 - 17, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    Learn how to unlock significant opportunities for adding value and growth by innovating with your existing products, customers, and markets. Implement a process for business model innovation that can be used repeatedly throughout your organization.

  • Creating and Leading High-Performing Teams

    June 3 - 7, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact

    April 29 - May 3, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • Leading and Managing People

    March 18 - 22, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • Leading Organizational Change

    December 3 - 6, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • 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. (MIDDLE EAST)

  • New!

    Leveraging Neuroscience for Business Impact

    May 13 - 16, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    Learn how to apply neuroscience principles and technology to shape consumer behavior, improve your decisions, build better teams, strengthen client relationships, and hone marketing and communication strategies.

  • New!

    People Analytics: HR Transformation through Data

    March 25 - 28, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    Discover how to apply analytical data to make more informed people-related decisions, and acquire better human resources tools for defining and cultivating organizational culture.

  • New!

    Scaling Ventures: Developing the Playbook for Profitable Growth

    December 9 - 13, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

    See More

    Resolve the key challenges companies face when trying to grow rapidly as they transition from tactical, short-term thinking to a long-term focused vision. Learn how to move beyond the startup phase to create a large enterprise of tremendous value.

  • The Leadership Edge: Strategies for the New Leader

    May 6 - 10, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • The Strategic Decision-Making Mindset

    May 21 - 24, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success

    March 11 - 15, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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.

  • Athlete Development Professional Certification Program

    January 21 - 24, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    This program will provide athletic engagement professionals with the business skills to work more effectively with players, their families and key stakeholders, and become a well-respected and valued member of their organization's team.

  • New!

    Health Care Innovation

    April 25 - 28, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    Discover a highly effective process-oriented approach to innovation that can shorten the distance between idea generation to implementation in your health care organization.

  • New!

    Leadership in a New Era of Health Care

    March 28 - 31, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    Expand your capacity to navigate higher and more complex levels of leadership in the health care sector. Appraise and analyze your current organizational culture and discover opportunities for change.

  • This program is 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.

  • Wharton Nursing Leaders Program

    December 10 - 14, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    See More

    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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