Leadership Programs

“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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  • Senior Leadership

    • Advanced Management Program

      September 30 - November 2, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      September 16 - 21, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      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

      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

      September 16 - 28, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

       | Philadelphia, PA

      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 11 - 16, 2018 | Shanghai, China

      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

      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, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      October 15 - 19, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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.

    • 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.

  • Team & Individual Leadership

    • Business Essentials for Executives

      November 11 - 16, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      October 15 - 19, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      October 8 - 12, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      November 5 - 9, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      October 29 - November 2, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      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.

    • Leading People in Organizations — Middle East

      October 7 - 10, 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      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

      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

      October 22 - 25, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      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

      November 12 - 16, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      October 15 - 18, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

      October 8 - 12, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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

    • Executive Negotiation Workshop: Negotiate with Confidence

      December 3 - 7, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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.

    • Strategic Persuasion Workshop: The Art and Science of Selling Ideas

      October 29 - November 1, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

      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.

  • Specialized Leadership

    • Athlete Development Professional Certification Program

      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.

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

      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

      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

    September 30 - November 2, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    September 16 - 21, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    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

    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

    September 16 - 28, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

     | Philadelphia, PA

    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 11 - 16, 2018 | Shanghai, China

    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

    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, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    October 15 - 19, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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.

  • 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.

  • Business Essentials for Executives

    November 11 - 16, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    October 15 - 19, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    October 8 - 12, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    November 5 - 9, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    October 29 - November 2, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    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.

  • Leading People in Organizations — Middle East

    October 7 - 10, 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    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

    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

    October 22 - 25, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    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

    November 12 - 16, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    October 15 - 18, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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

    October 8 - 12, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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.

  • Executive Negotiation Workshop: Negotiate with Confidence

    December 3 - 7, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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.

  • Strategic Persuasion Workshop: The Art and Science of Selling Ideas

    October 29 - November 1, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

    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.

  • Athlete Development Professional Certification Program

    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.

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

    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

    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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