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July 2020 | Monthly Newsletter from Wharton Executive Education

Build Back Better: Meeting Today’s Leadership Challenges

Build Back Better: Meet Today’s Leadership Challenges

A new Wharton LIVE program helps leaders learn from history, research, and each other’s experiences to move their teams and organizations into recovery. Read More

Forging a Resilient Supply Chain in the Era of COVID-19

Forging a Resilient Supply Chain in the Era of COVID-19

Protecting today’s supply chains requires a holistic view and leverages tools like predictive analytics and AI, argue Wharton’s Gad Allon and Santiago Gallino.Read More

The Unicorn’s Shadow: Combating the Dangerous Myths that Hold Back Startups, Founders, and Investors

The Unicorn’s Shadow

Most of what we think we know about startup success is wrong. In his new book, Ethan Mollick gets to the truth, offering solid, evidence-based advice.Read More

Improve Productivity and Retention by Combatting Workplace Loneliness

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Improve Productivity by Combatting Workplace Loneliness

Loneliness makes people less effective at work by lowering their commitment and reducing their access to their peers. Six action steps can help reduce it.Read More


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NEW Leading through Challenging Times

Jul. 27–30, 2020 | LIVE Virtual

Effective leadership in the wake of COVID-19 requires a skill set and capacity that is both like and unlike what today’s leaders experience. This program draws on new studies and fresh insights — as well as challenging and pivotal moments in history — to teach the mindsets and strategies for fortifying your own leadership and for leading others. Learn More »

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NEW Designing and Managing Supply Chains for the Future

Aug. 3–7, 2020 | LIVE Virtual

Discover ways to prepare to reduce your company’s exposure to unforeseen events that may target vulnerabilities in your supply chain. Learn new approaches to help manage supply chain risk and build resiliency for the future. Learn More »

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NEW Distressed Asset Investing and Corporate Restructuring

Aug. 17 – 25, 2020 | LIVE Virtual

Learn how to assess the long-term value of investment opportunities in companies that are financially distressed. Become knowledgeable about the integral roles key stakeholders play in restructuring corporate debt. Learn More »

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NEW Corporate Governance: Essentials for a New Business Era

Sep. 29–30, 2020 and Oct. 6–7, 2020
LIVE Virtual | Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Acquire critical management tools and gain new insight into the duties and nuances of board service. Learn how to forge partnerships with company officers to strengthen financial return, conduct better enterprise risk management, and achieve governance diversity during these complex times. Learn More »

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When we tried to scale before, we relied on experience and naturally there were some biases. The difference is amazing now that we are using the right information and the frameworks I learned in the program…. This was the most powerful academic experience of my professional career. It completely exceeded my expectations.”

Sarah RobertsManaging Director, Mortgage House (Australia’s largest non-bank retail lending organization)

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Dean Erika James

Meet the Wharton School’s New Dean — Erika James

Trained as an organizational psychologist, Dean Erika James is a leading expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity, and management strategy.

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