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Leadership and Management Certificate

Adam Grant, PhD

The latest evidence on what it takes to become a better leader might surprise you.”
— Adam Grant, PhD, Wharton Professor of Management and University of Pennsylvania Professor of Psychology, author of Originals, Give and Take, and coauthor of Option B

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The Leadership and Management Certificate is designed to help executives across the organization reach new levels of success. Both individuals and larger teams can learn cutting-edge management concepts from world-class Wharton faculty. For companies looking to achieve and increase competitive advantage, this certificate program is an effective way to scale learning for maximum impact.

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How the Certificate Program Works

Program Format
  • Four fully online courses, flexibly paced by the executive learner, including on-demand content and live faculty facilitation
  • Duration: 4-6 weeks per course
  • Commitment: 2-4 hours per week
Program Tuition
Program Start Dates
  • November 13, 2017
  • January 8, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • March 12, 2018

Certificate Enrollment

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Who Should Enroll

Who Should Enroll

  • Individual high-potential mid- to senior-level managers working in any function or industry, with a minimum five to seven years’ experience.
  • Executive cohorts can also be enrolled through an organizational partnership.
Benefits for Executives

Benefits for Executives

  • Learn at your own pace with the convenience of online learning and flexible start dates.
  • Gain exclusive insights and cutting-edge concepts to advance your career in today’s complex business environment.
  • Earn a Wharton Certificate upon completion of the program.
Benefits for Organizations

Benefits for Organizations

  • Efficiently scale leadership development across teams.
  • Leverage the flexibility for managers to adapt learnings to corporate challenges.
  • Ensure better communication through a common vocabulary.

Group Enrollment

Create cohorts of learners within your organization. For more information, contact Kathryn Pischke:

+1.215.746.2440

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Individual Course Descriptions

Managing and Motivating Talent
Managing and Motivating Talent

Course Start Dates

  • January 8, 2018
  • May 2018 (TBD)
  • September 2018 (TBD)

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Course Description

People are the most valuable asset of any business, but they are also the most unpredictable and, often, the most difficult to manage. Talent managing is a key strategy to the health and growth of successful organizations. Are your managers getting the training they need to make good management decisions?

In Managing and Motivating Talent, award-winning authors and renowned management professors Michael Useem and Peter Cappelli have designed this course to introduce you to the key elements of managing talent and motivating people.

By the end of this course, you’ll have developed the skills you need to start motivating, organizing, and rewarding people in your organization so that you can thrive as a business and as a social organization. Scaling this important learning throughout the organization provides leadership with a consistent framework for cross-divisional talent management.

Course Modules

  1. Motivation and Reward
  2. Tasks, Jobs, and Systems of Work
  3. Making Good and Timely Management Decisions
  4. Designing and Changing the Organization’s Architecture

Participants will learn how to:

  • Engage and motivate employees
  • Better manage employee performance and evaluation
  • Create incentive and reward systems
  • Design jobs for greater performance and effectiveness
  • Create an optimal organizational architecture for your company
Leadership in the 21st Century
Leadership in the 21st Century

Course Start Dates

  • November 13, 2017
  • April 2018 (TBD)
  • August 2018 (TBD)

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Course Description

The attitudes, assumptions, and dynamics of employees in today’s workplace are more varied than perhaps ever before. Today’s successful leaders are those who create positive, productive, and responsive organizational cultures for their people. But with such varied perspectives, what cultural considerations make the most sense for an organization?

Leadership in the 21st Century will teach you how to create an environment where your employees can thrive and step up to meet stretch goals for the organization. Led by some of the world’s most acclaimed professors, including Adam Grant, Sigal Barsade, Katherine Klein, and Nancy Rothbard, the program exposes executives to cutting-edge research on the qualities and behaviors of both successful and unsuccessful work environments and how this research can be applied to practical, real-life workplace situations.

This inspirational program culminates in an understanding of making change for the better and how such change can propel your organization into the future.

Course Modules

  1. Engaging Hearts and Minds
  2. Understanding Work Styles and Cultivating Originality
  3. Purpose-Driven Leadership
  4. Organizational Culture and Culture Change

Participants will learn how to:

  • Better engage your employees
  • Foster creativity among individuals and teams
  • Identify “givers,” “takers,” and “matchers”
  • Lead with purpose
  • Create a culture that encourages success
Strategic Management: Competitive and Corporate Strategy
Strategic Management: Competitive and Corporate Strategy

Course Start Dates

  • March 12, 2018
  • July 2018 (TBD)
  • November 2018 (TBD)

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Course Description

In an increasingly competitive global business environment, companies in all industries are striving for an edge and working to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. In a world where “strategy” seems ubiquitous, how do you find your niche to truly differentiate?

Strategic Management is designed to teach you how to evaluate, develop, and execute a successful business strategy that you can implement inside and outside the organization. World-renowned management professors Harbir Singh and Nicolaj Siggelkow introduce tools and frameworks that can be put to immediate use in planning and execution. By the end of this course, you will be able to articulate your strategy, why it works, and how it will help meet your organization’s financial and marketing goals.

Course Modules

  1. The Firm and the Industry
  2. Industry Analysis and Competitive Dynamics
  3. Corporate Strategy and Firm Scope
  4. Firms in a Context

Participants will learn how to:

  • Create a value chain
  • Position yourself in the market
  • Perform network and industry analyses
  • Create strategic leadership and vision
  • Optimize outsourcing, acquisitions, and alliances
Managing the Global Firm
Managing the Global Firm

Course Start Dates

  • February 12, 2018
  • June 2018 (TBD)
  • October 2018 (TBD)

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Course Description

Today’s markets are fast-moving, interconnected, and global in a way that is only increasing. Ongoing changes in our world, like the rise of emerging-market multinationals, the aging population, and the reconfiguration of global power relationships, result in new opportunities. How do you take advantage of these opportunities to benefit your business and get out in front of the change?

In Managing the Global Firm, world-renowned professor of management Mauro Guillén will teach you how and when to pursue these opportunities so that you can maximize profits and growth. You’ll be introduced to new decision and business models, products, and services, and learn how to use them within your organization. You’ll explore new international markets and how they evolve, and learn how to create a global structure and strategy to take advantage of these new global markets and envision the multinational firms of the future.

Course Modules

  1. Global Markets and the Firm
  2. International Strategies
  3. Organization and Management of the International Firm
  4. The Multinational Firm in the 21st Century

Participants will learn how to:

  • Define and evaluate international markets
  • Understand the evolution of market trends
  • Identify the benefits of global strategy for your company
  • Quantify market trends on a global scale

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Faculty

  • Sigal Barsade, PhD

    Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Emotional intelligence, organizational culture, team dynamicsSee Faculty Bio

  • Peter Cappelli, DPhil

    George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Human-resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance managementSee Faculty Bio

  • Adam Grant, PhD

    Class of 1965 Wharton Professor of Management, The Wharton School; Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests: Work motivation, helping and giving behaviors, job design and meaningful work, leadershipSee Faculty Bio

  • Mauro Guillén, PhD

    Dr. Felix Zandman Professor, Professor of International Management, The Wharton School; Director, The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests: Globalization, international political economy, multinational managementSee Faculty Bio

  • Katherine Klein, PhD

    Edward H. Bowman Professor, Professor of Management; Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Social Impact Initiative, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Innovation and technology implementation, leadership, diversity, teams, and social networksSee Faculty Bio

  • Nancy Rothbard, PhD

    David Pottruck Professor; Chairperson, Management Department, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Emotion and identity, work motivation and engagement, work-life and career developmentSee Faculty Bio

  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD

    David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Competitive strategy, firms as systems of interconnected choicesSee Faculty Bio

  • Harbir Singh, PhD

    Mack Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitionsSee Faculty Bio

  • Michael Useem, PhD

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

    Research Interests: Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governanceSee Faculty Bio