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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.
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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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September 29 - November 1, 2019Philadelphia, 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.
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September 8 - 13, 2019Philadelphia, 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.
February 10 - 11, 2020Philadelphia, PA
Based on the book Boards That Lead, this executive education program provides the latest thinking from some of the world’s most knowledgeable and dynamic boardroom leaders on how directors can make a leadership difference.
November 20 - 21, 2019New 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.
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September 15 - 27, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Transitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires new knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, cross-border communication, and global leadership.
Flexible Learning JourneyPhiladelphia, 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.
November 10 - 15, 2019
This program meets in 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.
Manage your global strategy in a rapidly changing business environment while building the confidence and skills that will help you lead change initiatives. (JAPAN)
October 1 - 4, 2019Philadelphia, 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.
October 28 - November 1, 2019Philadelphia, PA
This program helps you refine your leadership style, communicate your financial knowledge to other leaders, and extend your influence across the organization. You will enhance your ability to impact your organization's strategy and value creation.
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.
November 17 - 22, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Drawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the critical business concepts every successful manager needs to understand in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership.
September 30 - October 4, 2019Philadelphia, 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.
October 7 - 11, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Develop your ability to build, effectively lead, and successfully sustain high-performance teams. Explore team dynamics in the classroom, using the latest research and casework, and in highly experiential exercises.
December 9 - 13, 2019Philadelphia, 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.
October 14 - 18, 2019Philadelphia, 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.
December 9 - 12, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Examine the complex interpersonal and strategic issues involved in successfully spearheading change across your organization. Gain frameworks, models, and perspectives on leadership and change management that can be applied to your unique challenges.
October 20 - 23, 2019Dubai, 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.
May 18 - 21, 2020Philadelphia, 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.
April 14 - 17, 2020Philadelphia, PA
Discover how to transform people data into useful insight to improve the way people are managed and to enhance their value. Learn to apply analytical data to make more informed people-related decisions, and acquire better talent management tools for defining and cultivating organizational culture.
November 4 - 8, 2019Philadelphia, PA
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.
November 11 - 15, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Make the transition from new manager to leader in your organization. Gain insights into your decision-making processes and develop your authentic leadership style. Find new and effective ways to motivate, inspire and influence your team and colleagues.
November 4 - 7, 2019Philadelphia, 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.
October 21 - 25, 2019Philadelphia, PA
This program delivers sophisticated business concepts that have immediate and practical application for today's women business leaders. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to apply contemporary business theories to their organizations to achieve results.
July 22 - 26, 2019Philadelphia, 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.
September 9 - 12, 2019Philadelphia, 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.
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.
Discover a highly effective, process-oriented approach to innovation that can shorten the distance between idea generation and implementation in your health care organization.
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 empowers participants to advance entrepreneurial ventures that aim to solve challenges facing global health and wellness issues, animal health care, food animal security and productivity, and animal welfare.
December 2 - 6, 2019Philadelphia, 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 health care project.
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